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by David Withers
Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Too much oil
Replies: 6
Views: 2456

Re: Too much oil

I see two possible problems with overfilling: 1) Extra pressure on the oil seals : My unqualified opinion is that a level 1/2" above the top mark on the dipstick won't damage the seals but some oil may leak past them. 2) Oil being thrown into the bores by 'windage' : The crankshaft running close to ...
by David Withers
Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Tachometer / Rev Counter Stopped Working
Replies: 14
Views: 4880

Re: Tachometer / Rev Counter Stopped Working

My tacho is the type fitted to many cars in the late-60s/early-70s and it has a trimmer accessed by screwdriver through a hole in the back of the housing (so the instrument has to be outside the panel for adjusting). Re: Sat-nav accuracy: Last year my son and I went on a 150 mile journey in his car....
by David Withers
Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Intermittent brake seizing
Replies: 5
Views: 2054

Re: Intermittent brake seizing

As a first step, you could feel each wheel after a run. If one is hotter than the other three it would suggest a calliper piston tending to seize. If each side is at a matching temperature, the problem is likely to be further back in the system.
by David Withers
Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Tachometer / Rev Counter Stopped Working
Replies: 14
Views: 4880

Re: Tachometer / Rev Counter Stopped Working

Hello Mike. I calibrated it against 30 and 60 MPH road speeds in third gear, read out from a sat-nav held by my son whilst I watched the tacho (on a straight and quiet country road). Doing it at two road speeds confirmed the consistency. I thought it best to submit the write-up to SIXappeal rather t...
by David Withers
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Tachometer / Rev Counter Stopped Working
Replies: 14
Views: 4880

Re: Tachometer / Rev Counter Stopped Working

I've repaired my tachometer for a measly £5.29.

I've written up the procedure for SIXappeal, so won't duplicate it here.
by David Withers
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Tachometer / Rev Counter Stopped Working
Replies: 14
Views: 4880

Re: Tachometer / Rev Counter Stopped Working

Mine wasn't erratic so far as I'm aware, but I assume the fault is likewise in the instrument itself. I wonder if they are repairable? It's unfortunate that I gave away my spare PI instrument panel to a member wanting to upgrade his 2000. I hope John hasn't made the same error, but he's almost certa...
by David Withers
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Tachometer / Rev Counter Stopped Working
Replies: 14
Views: 4880

Tachometer / Rev Counter Stopped Working

The tacho on my pre-facelift 2.5 (ex-PI) suddenly stopped working during a short but eagerly driven journey. Not being very hot on electrical systems, I searched our forum for ideas as to the cause and cure, but without great success. Nothing has been changed that might have affected it, and the ign...
by David Withers
Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Spin-on oil filters in Oz
Replies: 12
Views: 3877

Re: Spin-on oil filters in Oz

Going back to the original enquiry, the Australian filter Ryko Z37 can be added to the list of alternatives to the Fram PH2895.
by David Withers
Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Spin-on oil filters in Oz
Replies: 12
Views: 3877

Re: Spin-on oil filters in Oz

Not sure if the Rimmer Bros adapter is the same as the Witor model, but they supplied me with TJ QFL0099/Wix WL7074 which apparantly fits a whole host of vehicles http://www.oilfilter-crossreference.com/convert/Wix/WL7074 Triumph parts suppliers fall into two categories - those who can be trusted t...
by David Withers
Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Spin-on oil filters in Oz
Replies: 12
Views: 3877

Re: Spin-on oil filters in Oz

Charles H wrote:Don't know if Fram filters are available in Oz? If so part no PH2895 (not PH2895A).
Agreed. Fram were the makers of the Perkins filter at the time I spoke of, and the number PH2895 is distantly familiar.

Here's a useful cross-reference: http://www.oilfilter-crossreference.com ... ram/PH2895