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by Polly
Thu Dec 05, 2013 12:22 am
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Occasional long pedal travel
Replies: 31
Views: 7272

Re: Occasional long pedal travel

Thanks for comments. Yes long trips do tend to include the caravan. Also my car is automatic, so has to work quite hard meaning the engine bay temperature might be quite a bit higher after towing. The brake pedal remains good throughout the journey, it is only after the sits for a short period that ...
by Polly
Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Drive shaft dust covers
Replies: 12
Views: 3636

Re: Drive shaft dust covers

My 1969 Mk1 does have them.
I would fit them (if they fit) because even slight play in the drive shaft UJ will cause vibration, whereas quite significant prop shaft wear would go unnoticed.
Les
by Polly
Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:27 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Occasional long pedal travel
Replies: 31
Views: 7272

Re: Occasional long pedal travel

Hi I have a similar problem with my Mk1, but in my case it occurs only after a journey. Without fail, when I arrive at a caravan site to book in, after booking in the brake pedal will travel almost to the floor. At all other times the brakes are really good (The MOT tester commented) This problem ha...
by Polly
Tue May 21, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Steering Pull following lay-up
Replies: 12
Views: 3810

Re: Steering Pull following lay-up

David...Remember the rear wheel alignment too, not forgetting to check those rubber mountings. :D
by Polly
Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: General Triumph 2000 Discussion
Topic: build date confusion.
Replies: 11
Views: 2477

Re: build date confusion.

Hi My PI can never be found on the MOT computer either, because the "MG" prefix has not been entered. Because our cars don,t have a VIN, the details on VOSA's computer are basicaly what the MOT tester put on the system he did the first "computerised" MOT a few years ago. Unfortunately Vosa's compute...
by Polly
Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:21 am
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Brake auto adjusters
Replies: 2
Views: 1298

Re: Brake auto adjusters

The hand brake mechanism is likely to be preventing the hydraulic cylinder from returning fully, this usually results in a handbrake with very little free play, but utterly useless as a brake. However the symptom you describe might also apply. In effect, the brake shoes are being permanently held pa...
by Polly
Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: General Triumph 2000 Discussion
Topic: Sunstrips
Replies: 24
Views: 5076

Re: Sunstrips

Those of us that are old enough to remember, but not so old that they have forgotten, will know that they were withdrawn several decades ago because in effect it is illegal to fit them on the front windscreen; (hence mine is fitted on the back window). And also, more people will see it in the back w...
by Polly
Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: 2.5 PI injection problem
Replies: 44
Views: 11645

Re: 2.5 PI injection problem

An even quicker (and perhaps dirtier!) way is to pull off the MU to manifold hose at the manifold and 'suck' on it! You might also need to block off the manifold connection. This should easily create the correct depression for the MU and should make the engine smooth out. Mind you, you have to be q...