The only place for a coil spring is up Zebedee's arse.
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Mar 22 2016
02 December 2018 - 02:29

I would think trying to get the fan off after a pump is removed would be a right pain, it needs to come off to swap the pulley over as well , I bought a spinner and holding tool for around a tender on eBay, only ever needed the holding tool once though, a good slap with a hammer always loosens them

02 December 2018 - 17:31

The spanner does have an offset in it to fit snugly over the nut, I’ve not yet had one that hasn’t come off the hammer way.

04 December 2018 - 23:35

Cherry nm-13-0012 is the switch if I remember correctly , or rs online 517-640.

05 December 2018 - 10:35

Jeez, suppose we’re lucky the bank doesn’t cut every note to make sure it’s real, what kind of service are island giving, that’s ridiculous..if they are checking the gasket as they say, why not get onto there supplier and say these need more packaging to stop damage to gasket. Seems the most logical to me !
I tried looking for Airtex, got the same results as you, there must be a main agent here somewhere.

05 December 2018 - 16:55

I with you, the standard is not good enough, don’t think I’ve ever come across a pump with that many dink’s in

06 December 2018 - 16:41

What can I say, bought a set , put one in to compare against my 100w xenon bulb, the difference is unbelievable, it’s like the xenon are candles in a jar, £47, but worth it,,

06 December 2018 - 23:49

They are the ones OB bought, they finally have back in stock since they reduced the price, the beam pattern seems fine, I’m getting it on the beam setter tomorrow.
My other half saw them on in daylight, she said there’s no way I’m driving in front once there set tomorrow, I’ll get some pics tomorrow night of beam pattern.

07 December 2018 - 01:55

Martyuk wrote:

Definitely interested in beam pattern pics.... If you get them set nicely, then I might treat mine to a set!

No problem, I’m happy as they are, just having the beams checked as don’t want everyone flashing me.. will get some pics tonight.

09 December 2018 - 16:36

I would only use grease, as you’ve said, it tightens on start up, I only ever hand thread them on and then leave well alone.

06 December 2018 - 14:27

Thumbs up for wellseal, it’s used by engineering shops on alloy engines, even the head gaskets get a smear, I’ve been using it for years, as you say, doesn’t set, but certainly seals.

08 December 2018 - 02:41

Update, went to adjust one of the bulbs, inserted Allen key to find it just spun, so looks like someone had stuffed it up and returned them, I will get it out today and hopefully adjusted to take pics/ video tonight

08 December 2018 - 22:00

RutlandRover wrote:

Anyone able to tell me which idler pulley goes where?

Had trouble getting the fan off (as I expected) and ended up taking off the alternator, AC pump, PS pump and idler pulleys for access.

I’m confused, without them on how the hell do you hold it, it’s literally one of the first things to be undone with the belt on !

10 December 2018 - 01:33

Is the nano not showing anything ?

12 December 2018 - 06:33

I’ve always found that my best mpg is above 70mph, especially when I had the dse, I think on low revs our cars are always Labouring a bit, but once up on the revs they just purr along

13 December 2018 - 00:05

I’ve had the same thing happen on a pug 405td many years ago, I would say your in the right ballpark for sure, as for it being the Orings it’s possible, on mine it was the cooler itself.
Hardest thing is getting the oil out of the cooling system, run some gunk ect through it, I also put a dishwasher tablet in the system, was a hell of a job, test the cooler before you do anything, a lot of work otherwise.
PBC 500230 is the oil cooler repair kit, it looks like island4x4 do it, new cooler, gaskets and O rings. £125.
Hmmm sounds like it will be the cooler itself !

13 December 2018 - 23:52

I know what you mean about britpart, as I try to avoid as well, although I m more towards anything electronic, surely even they can’t f@#* up a rad, lol

14 December 2018 - 22:23

Looking at the link posted, I’d buy an original pipe ( even with postage) it’s not that much more.
Mine must of had it changed at sometime by the PO, it’s very plyable compared to some I’ve done.

15 December 2018 - 05:51

Hi mark, welcome to sanity, JMC is your man, look at what he owns.. he most probably know more about H&H than any of us.
Your find this site more relaxed than rrnet..
if your hoses aren’t pressurised and your not losing coolant, I’d say your head gaskets are ok, depending on how long the cars been sitting, 10 miles would barely warm the exhaust system up, in the cold weather here mine pours steam out the back, on petrol or lpg, I know 100% my gaskets are fine.

16 December 2018 - 22:48

If mine was on springs, I’m pretty sure I would of wiped it out by now, as Gilbert knows, the motorway junction ( m25 to m11) near me is a nasty one, a S shape with adverse camber, I’ve been round it at 80mph flashing some boy racer in his bmw to get out the way, on springs I don’t doubt it would be on its side, the ride is so much better, as your overhauling the system you should be pretty much trouble free for a while.
Re second hand nano evo, they do occasionally pop up on eBay, I got mine there, I’ve posted about cheap ones since, they sell quickly, especially if priced under £300. Keep your eyes peeled on both English and USA sites.

17 December 2018 - 03:15

Arnott s, again another debate, genuine Dunlop’s ( $200 for all four) are so much cheaper, shocks, most people stay with the standard boge or Monroe replacements. You don’t want to stiffen the ride up to much.
I would think you should be able to remove the springs without to much trouble, especially if you release the shocks both sides.