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by Forkie
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Petrol sell by date / unleaded head recognition
Replies: 5
Views: 75

Re: Petrol sell by date / unleaded head recognition

Hi Alec - yes it is an alloy head. That is a fair shout regarding inserts. I have a gut feeling it is a head issue with overheating anyhow so more than likely the head will be coming off at some point. Regarding the fuel that was what I was thinking in that it should be ok,it was on the road four ye...
by Forkie
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Mk 2 Master Cylinder
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Mk 2 Master Cylinder

As I have been out of the fold for a while, just thought I would check that I assume Mk 2 M/C are still unavailable ? Re - establishing the braking system on mine I must admit is my main concern.
by Forkie
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Petrol sell by date / unleaded head recognition
Replies: 5
Views: 75

Petrol sell by date / unleaded head recognition

What is the view by 'the general public' of how long does the modern petrol last before it should be ditched? I am aware it does eventually 'go off ' but not sure how old that is. Also - what tell tale signs,if any , are there to distinguish an unleaded head to an original,leaded head. I realise wha...
by Forkie
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dolly Spint Auto /Practical Classics rebuild '95
Replies: 20
Views: 569

Re: Dolly Spint Auto /Practical Classics rebuild '95

Well I just read that post with bulged eyes ,thinking 'how comes I never recognised the toilet brush in the Sprint when I must have seen my own ' - being as my rad was out some time ago for testing. So out to the garage I just went ,torch in hand to pier through the grill - and mine is nothing like ...
by Forkie
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dolly Spint Auto /Practical Classics rebuild '95
Replies: 20
Views: 569

Re: Dolly Spint Auto /Practical Classics rebuild '95

That is basically what I was looking for - confirmation that I should not cause any damage just starting it up /leaving it stationary to get to temperature to ascertain the correct level. I have very little knowledge of auto's. Or Sprints for that matter !!!! Although I have always been aware of the...
by Forkie
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dolly Spint Auto /Practical Classics rebuild '95
Replies: 20
Views: 569

Re: Dolly Spint Auto /Practical Classics rebuild '95

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by Forkie
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dolly Spint Auto /Practical Classics rebuild '95
Replies: 20
Views: 569

Re: Dolly Spint Auto /Practical Classics rebuild '95

So we managed to take some pics of the auto box level on the dipstick - lighting not the best in the garage where it is sat , hence a few pics including one with a digit highlighting the level. Hopefully it can be seen that it is waaayy past the 'kink' in the stick, which means waaaayyyy past the CO...
by Forkie
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dolly Spint Auto /Practical Classics rebuild '95
Replies: 20
Views: 569

Re: Dolly Spint Auto /Practical Classics rebuild '95

I don't know why but there is always a great satisifaction this end when I stump you Mike !!!! :lol: :lol: What I will try to do is post up a pic of the box level on the stick as it is. All I can say re running - the vendor advertised it as a 'non runner due to overheating issues.There is no mix wit...
by Forkie
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dolly Spint Auto /Practical Classics rebuild '95
Replies: 20
Views: 569

Re: Dolly Spint Auto /Practical Classics rebuild '95

Hi Mike - Yes both oils are pristine but there is no 'log' of actual oil changes recently or otherwise. Regarding the engine oil, it is THAT clean I am suspicious that it has simply been changed to cover up what was in there , as Tinsmith has mentioned. Regarding the box oil,i had been aware that th...