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by Polly
Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Gearbox oil cooler
Replies: 7
Views: 2594

Gearbox oil cooler

I fitted an oil cooler on my export market 2000 Mk1. I also have a spin on filter, I can't remember any problem with the pipe work fouling the oil filter. The pipe work is attached to the sump bolts, but I would think it would be quite easy to bend the brackets a little to provide clearance Sent fro...
by Polly
Thu May 14, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: E-bay and other ads
Topic: MKI PI on Gumtree
Replies: 23
Views: 7913

MKI PI on Gumtree

Hi thanks Lloyd, been watching with interest. My Mk1 definitely needs a repair to the front wing to valance area, although I am a bit reluctant to start chopping out too much. On the other hand, when I start, (if I ever get the time) it might well become a bigger job than I am currently expecting. K...
by Polly
Tue May 12, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: E-bay and other ads
Topic: MKI PI on Gumtree
Replies: 23
Views: 7913

MKI PI on Gumtree

And as a matter of interest, what's the current situation with Mk1 panels?


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by Polly
Sun May 03, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Aerial and radio question
Replies: 4
Views: 2209

Aerial and radio question

I would agree with all of that, except that I would choose the offside wing, for no other reason than it would be slightly less prone to vandalism.


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by Polly
Sun May 03, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: General Triumph Problems
Topic: WATER IN FOOTWELL
Replies: 13
Views: 6841

WATER IN FOOTWELL

I'm actually wondering why you are confident it's not the screen? Most will have at least a few pinholes in the metal below the rubber, so the leak would be between metal surround and rubber, so extremely difficult to spot. And of course if the car is being used, the joint between bulkhead and floor...
by Polly
Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Starter Motor
Replies: 8
Views: 2874

Starter Motor

Do also bear in mind that if it was loose then it must have had a very poor earth.


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by Polly
Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: P.I Semi sport exhaust urgent question
Replies: 7
Views: 2198

P.I Semi sport exhaust urgent question

I agree entirely with the above, do bear in mind that the complete exhaust system has to move with the engine/gearbox assembly. The front (gearbox) mount can easily be cobbled together, because there is no relative movement there, but the rear chassis mount is a completely different matter. Here, yo...
by Polly
Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Dot 5 silicone brake fluid
Replies: 10
Views: 4177

Dot 5 silicone brake fluid

Yes David, as far as I know, it has always done it, but the specific set of circumstances don't crop every day, so difficult to be sure. Also the car is off the road at the moment, so even if I fix the fault, I can't be sure it's fixed. Dot 5 fluid is a bit more difficult to bleed because it is quit...
by Polly
Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Dot 5 silicone brake fluid
Replies: 10
Views: 4177

Dot 5 silicone brake fluid

I do take your point David, and I'm not suggesting that you should stop using it. As I said in my previous post, I too have used it for many years, but my point is that it is more expensive, not so readily available, and has no advantage other than being kinder to your paintwork. On the other hand, ...
by Polly
Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Dot 5 silicone brake fluid
Replies: 10
Views: 4177

Dot 5 silicone brake fluid

I too have used silicone fluid for more than 20 years, but I would not use it again by choice. It is more expensive, can be difficult to bleed, gives a hard pedal (if you can bleed it properly) and in the end, still needs to be replaced regularly. I don't suggest you remove it, if you are already us...