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by Sloppy 2000
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Heater Valve
Replies: 6
Views: 360

Re: Heater Valve

Just as well I didn't stake my life on it, Smiths not LUCAS
by Sloppy 2000
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Heater Valve
Replies: 6
Views: 360

Re: Heater Valve

Hi Thanks all,

I think that it was originally a LUCAS part and hence the interchangeability, just guessing, wouldn't stake my life on it or anything
Jeff
by Sloppy 2000
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Heater Valve
Replies: 6
Views: 360

Heater Valve

Sadly, after a really nice run in the warm sunshine, I found on my return that the heater valve was leaking. Does anyone know which are compatible? I have found this for about £34 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JAGUAR-MK2-V8-XK150-TRIUMPH-2000-MK1-BRISTOL-407-408-HEATER-WATER-VALVE-SEAL/253515270002?has...
by Sloppy 2000
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Halogen conversion kits
Replies: 39
Views: 7093

Re: Halogen conversion kits

Hi Just want to reawaken this thread. I have 55w bulbs in new non sealed bowls. They don't have a relay system. They came with those bowls in, but are not very bright. Do I need to put relays in if it is just 55w halogen bulb in the bowl, I have been reading up that you get 30% more light from them ...
by Sloppy 2000
Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: correct battery
Replies: 6
Views: 673

Re: correct battery

Both thanks, good advice, I have a decent starter motor and with sufficient power and when warm works fine. I gave my battery a really good charge (new halfords ring charger with jump start facility), because I only had a trickle charger on it and perhaps with short journeys have not been really dep...
by Sloppy 2000
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: correct battery
Replies: 6
Views: 673

correct battery

People suggest either an 069 0r 096. My car is a mk1 (68) and has a dynamo. I find it doesn't turn over from cold well but will after a run, obviously when warm when it needs less cranking power. My question is that as a dynamo has less output, is there a limit to the Ah and CCA cranking power when ...
by Sloppy 2000
Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Un-Leaded or don't Worry About It.
Replies: 18
Views: 2923

Re: Un-Leaded or don't Worry About It.

Hi all, I put some Tesco unleaded momentum 99 in on my 2000. I really could detect a change immediately. I have set the car to 8 degrees BTC as I was was disappointed with performance and various tinkering did not really make a huge difference on 95 RON. I am assuming from the thread that originally...
by Sloppy 2000
Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: overdrive relay
Replies: 8
Views: 851

Re: overdrive relay

Hi There are two relays there, I will do what you say. But like I say, none of the wires to either of them are the colours list in all my books.This worrying me a bit because, if I can't hear anything, and both click on test with lights and horn, then which one is overdrive relay? I will try tomorro...
by Sloppy 2000
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Transmission
Topic: overdrive relay
Replies: 8
Views: 851

Re: overdrive relay

You're right. I cleaned up the connections to the solenoid and can't hear the relay click or get the solenoid to work, but with what you say Jonny dog I will give this another go to be on the safe side. But looking at the wiring diagram the two relays by the fuse box are not the relay (65) in the ma...
by Sloppy 2000
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: overdrive relay
Replies: 8
Views: 851

overdrive relay

I have been searching through the previous topics and there is lots of discussion on the topic over overdrive relays, but not where it is. I had my overdrive working fine after a new solenoid. Its worked ok for several months, but it has failed again. I think that it is the relay because I cannot he...