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by 70s man
Fri May 02, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Widscreen trim cheat
Replies: 0
Views: 425

Widscreen trim cheat

I hope I don't get ex communicated from the site when I tell fellow members that after carefully and sucessfuly fitting a new windscreen and new rubber to my 2000 mk2, no matter how I tried, I could not get the bright trim to sit right in the channel of the rubber, so............. I gently tapped th...
by 70s man
Fri May 02, 2008 9:02 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Strut tops
Replies: 17
Views: 1142

Re: Strut tops

Hi, Yep! Dum Dum is good stuff for sealing the strut tops between the body. I've had my struts out and rebuilt them. You need to take out a good handful of dum dum and roll it into a thin sausage shape and then lay it in a complete circle around the strut top where the old stuff was. After you've of...
by 70s man
Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:19 am
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: To grease or not to grease !
Replies: 7
Views: 888

Wondering if anyone can just advise whether I need to periodically grease the power steering unit on my mk 2, 2000. The 4 manuals I have all list a service requirement to periodically remove the blanking plug on the rack, replace with a 1/8 b.s.p grease nipple and give no more than 5 strokes with a ...
by 70s man
Tue Oct 16, 2007 3:48 am
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Split strut gaiters again !
Replies: 5
Views: 663

Dizzy, Many thanks, Chris Witor it will be then and hopefully, this will be the last time I have to do this job for some years ! Incidentally, I found last time round that Dum Dum sealing compound is best for replacing the sealing strip that is mentioned in the workshop manuals when re fitting the t...
by 70s man
Tue Oct 16, 2007 2:26 am
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Split strut gaiters again !
Replies: 5
Views: 663

Thanks for that. I did wonder if the strut rubbers were of inferior manufacture, as before, the only other possibility is that I should not have pulled the bottom of the rubbers over the strut body, rather, perhaps I should have let them just hang loose. In any case, I will have to do them again and...
by 70s man
Sun Oct 14, 2007 10:27 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Split strut gaiters again !
Replies: 5
Views: 663

Hi all, Wondering if anyone has had the same problem as me. Last year I stripped down the front struts on my 1975 mk2 and rebuilt using Superflex spring  insulators and also renewing the split strut gaiters. To my dismay this afternoon, I notice that my \"new\" gaiters are now split in sev...
by 70s man
Sun Oct 14, 2007 10:19 pm
Forum: General Triumph Problems
Topic: Heater control cable
Replies: 4
Views: 812

Hi All, My heater is currently in the same state. The cable is all connected up at the lever and when the lever is moved, there is movement, baffling thing is, I have to turn the heater valve by hand to get it to hot which I can\'t do with the lever, however, the lever <EM><strong>will</strong></EM>...
by 70s man
Mon Sep 24, 2007 12:10 am
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Check those half shaft nuts !
Replies: 7
Views: 1032

Just a bit of a warning really, I saw an article recently where a mk 2 owner had dropped out his half shafts for some reason and when he came round to replacing them, he used the old nuts. After a while, the nuts became so loose that  eventually,the bolts were able to move around freely re...
by 70s man
Wed Sep 12, 2007 12:17 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Left or right hand alternator
Replies: 2
Views: 689

Dizzy,
Many thanks, I want to get my electrics top notch for the cooler days ahead.
Paul
by 70s man
Tue Sep 11, 2007 12:23 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Left or right hand alternator
Replies: 2
Views: 689

Dear All, Wondering if anyone can help me with a small dilema with my MK2.  I would like to renew the alternator, I understand the 17ACR is a replacement for the standard 15ACR which I have fitted at the moment. Question is, is it a right hand or left hand fitting ? All the ones I\'ve seen spec...