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by valencia
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Transmission
Topic: MK1 driveshaft
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: MK1 driveshaft

Hi, replacing the uj's is straightforward with basic tools, the Haynes manual covers the repair. You need to remove the outer shaft and press out the uj cups in a vice and if you can- make sure the replacement uj's have a grease nipple fitting. When the shaft is out it's much easier to feel for any ...
by valencia
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Wheels & tyres
Replies: 14
Views: 1362

Re: Wheels & tyres

I recently fitted a set of Uniroyal rallye 380 to my 2000, no complaints about them, they are the proper load index for our cars unlike the van tyres, I have not tried them in snow as yet so cannot comment on that but good in other conditions- and they came from oponeo, took about ten days to arrive...
by valencia
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Bottom radiator hose - PAS cars
Replies: 6
Views: 860

Re: Bottom radiator hose - PAS cars

Well it certainly looks feasible from the diagrams in the parts list although I have to say that I have never tried it myself, my car is power steering anyway and I always had the proper hose to hand, get the knife/saw out and give it a go if the non pas hose is of no use to you.
Mike.
by valencia
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: replacement radiator
Replies: 25
Views: 3390

Re: replacement radiator

It is a little lower than original, any higher and the cap fouls the front panel flange, but I'll see how I go on when topping up, all my pipe work came from auto silicone hoses, they do a good range of stuff.
Michael
by valencia
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: replacement radiator
Replies: 25
Views: 3390

Re: replacement radiator

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by valencia
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: replacement radiator
Replies: 25
Views: 3390

Re: replacement radiator

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by valencia
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: replacement radiator
Replies: 25
Views: 3390

Re: replacement radiator

Hi everyone, I have fitted the Suzuki Vitara rad now and everything temp wise seems ok, the gauge only gets up about a third of the way this time of the year. I had to buy two 90° elbows and a 180° pipe, also a 100mm long 32mm steel link pipe, the elbows are of the reducer type 32-28mm. The most dif...
by valencia
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: replacement radiator
Replies: 25
Views: 3390

Re: replacement radiator

You may have a point about the size, I'm not sure about the thickness or number of rows in the Suzuki rad but it's actual surface area is a little smaller than the Triumph unit, maybe not a problem in Lancashire this time of year when the temp gauge struggles to get halfway up but it will be interes...
by valencia
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: replacement radiator
Replies: 25
Views: 3390

Re: replacement radiator

Thanks mike, that is another good option for me , I'm sure I'll get it all connected up. The rad itself is still in it's packaging as I'm not ready to install it yet, the supplier said the outlets were 28mm and I think the originals might be a bit bigger but I'm just waiting for some tyres at the mo...
by valencia
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: replacement radiator
Replies: 25
Views: 3390

Re: replacement radiator

Thanks Ian, I have seen a few on ebay now, plenty of choice too.
Cheers
Michael