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by torque2me
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Manifold Heater Pipe
Replies: 11
Views: 1072

Re: Manifold Heater Pipe

I'm a bit sceptical about these water-heated inlet manifolds. It seems to me they can't supply any useful heat right at the start, requiring the engine to have already been up and running before the water heats up. They then produce most heat when the cooling water is hottest, exactly when you don'...
by torque2me
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Parts for Sale and Wanted
Topic: Mk2 beige material driver's seat
Replies: 10
Views: 1078

Re: Mk2 beige material driver's seat

Phil T wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:31 pm
My drivers seat is now worse for wear, and I am looking to replace it or recover.
cut
Is it vinyl or bri-cord?

Kev
by torque2me
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Cooling system fan(s)
Replies: 0
Views: 990

Cooling system fan(s)

Hi Groupies, My Pacet thermo fan/system has stopped working. My guess would be water in the motor. Looked up Pacet but they were taken-over by Kenlowe in 2014. Kenlowe's web site states they only do electric and only sell to manufacturers and specialists. So, has anyone else had their fan fail and h...
by torque2me
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: 'Orrible modern fuel
Replies: 5
Views: 853

Re: 'Orrible modern fuel

I use Tesco 99 octane E5 fuel. Another 5% Ethanol is to be added, I think, in/after 2021 to make 95 octane E10. Super is reckoned to be left at E5 but I wouldn't put any money on that one. You are certainly wise to replace anything which the fuel touches or is retained in..... must do so myself soon...
by torque2me
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Knocking on start up
Replies: 11
Views: 1431

Re: Knocking on start up

Thanks for refreshing my memory cell Cliff, I think the blurb is about right. For me, 3k oil changes and 6k filter change. The only problem is that some of the smaller spin on filter (Wix and the like) might only be good for 3k. Who knows :-) The Z48 is a longer filter and I would only change that t...
by torque2me
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Knocking on start up
Replies: 11
Views: 1431

Re: Knocking on start up

cut I managed to track down a Z87A filter and Penrite HPR30 20W 60 high zinc and after changing oil and filter the pressure came up to 60psi and remained fairly consistent. Not sure if the oil or the filter, or both made the difference but I'm happier with that of course. I'm yet to do a test from ...
by torque2me
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: PAS assistance level
Replies: 12
Views: 1911

Re: PAS assistance level

Actually, that is quite common! I have had several PAS Triumphs over the years, and the feel of the steering does vary - as you say some are lighter then others. This also applies to manual steering as well. Other factors do come into it - i.e. the efficiency of the pump, tyre pressures / tyre size...
by torque2me
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: CV joints
Replies: 14
Views: 2317

Re: CV joints

There was a long entry in the Register Service Notes "Bible" about 20 years ago, a copy of which was held by an NZ Triumph 2000/2500/2.5 Register member. It included an NZ Motor Corporation service update on vibration problems. One of the critical points was that propshaft UJ angles had to be withi...
by torque2me
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: CV joints
Replies: 14
Views: 2317

Re: CV joints

Hi Kev, I've been running a set of CV driveshafts for 16 yrs now and can't complain - it's really fit and forget! I've done at least 40k miles until now without a problem ... As mentioned before you're looking for Stag items for a Mk2, TR6 ones are too short. I believe CDD offer Mk1 items as well. ...
by torque2me
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Transmission
Topic: CV joints
Replies: 14
Views: 2317

Re: CV joints

Alec wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:35 am
Hello Kev,

Chris Witor sells them, I don't know where they are made.
Alec
I know that Alec. CW will only be able to obtain what is available to the market place in general. What I was saying is that the quality of the present GKN stuff is not as good as it was (in my opinion).

Kev