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  1. How do they fix into the bumper anyone? Locating lugs obviously go into the holes in the bumper, but are they bolted through or riveted in or otherwise fixed somehow? if they're through-bolts, then the indicator housing has to be built into the bumper before fitting said bumper? tia...
  2. 😢 feel for you both...
  3. Try a picture frame supplier. Double sided mounting tape is also very thin, and pretty damn strong. It's held the unsupported weather strips on the outside of my T4 for a couple of months now. The stuff I use comes in 6 and 10 mm widths.
  4. Just re-read your Last post properly Bob, and see that it hasnt been out on the road to prove running after initial startup. how long do you leave it running after first start? Just until fans kick in, or for good while after? If the former, it might be worth leaving it to run and seeing whether the problem also occurs after 10-20-30 mins idling/moving around the garage complex? What sorted your S2 Steve @910Esprit?
  5. So just to be clear Bob, on yr point 4 above, if you start from cold and take it out for a long run, it behaves fine? but then if switched off and on again, the problem starts?
  6. What happens between stages 2 and 3 Bob? Does it run well at operating temp if you just keep driving, with the symptoms only appearing after shutdown/restart? Another vote for checking the fuel SU pump had crap in its filter which covered a 50p piece.. Did you make all the changes listed because of the problem, or could one of those changes have been the cause? I which case Id be looking at carb settings first. ATB
  7. Can someone please confirm that the metal base plate protrudes a bit from under the cabin airfilter trim when in place? Just looks a bit odd to me...thx
  8. Thanks guys, finally sussed it! the pic posted above by John is, indeed as far as it goes........ What it doesn't show (and I can't find in the workshop manual) is the heating hose/pipe arrangement and which way they flow. There is a pic in the parts manual, but not specific to the S3, and no indication of how things connect to the block. As far as I can make out, and following DrDoom's feed vs supply approach, the hose from the back of the block feeds into the heater matrix via the OS chassis tube, and the return feeds back into the spigot on the waterpump, looping up from the pump before heading back down to connect to the thro chassis heater pipe. All of the above is probably childsplay to many of you, but I'm chuffed. Just need a couple of new hoses and a bunch of stainless hose clips and it'll be ready for a trial engine run.
  9. @ekwan. Eric..hope this helps...
  10. Eric, it's not so much an elbow as a hemishpere with mounting flange and 32mm? outlet. Jus clapms on top of the housing body. can get a pic to you at the weekend if u still need one.
  11. Spot on Simon...confirms that the large pipe sits outside the chassis tube, so thanks for this! the 15mm pipe at the top of the first pic that comes off the w/pump housing...where does that one go to? One of the heater tubes thro chassis? Vern/John : The diag above shows one of the pipes (under the red arrow) i was unsure about, feeding from the alloy 90deg tube to the bottom of the header tank. I will be back with the workshop manual on Friday tso may be able to figure a bit more of it out... thanks for the help so far
  12. DaveyT

    4 spot day

    1. Red elise between holsworthy and Bideford 2. Electric blue elise A361 southbound 3. Dark blue Elise A46 Evesham southbound 4. overtaken by a (I Think) dark green Exige,A46 northbound nr Newark FF66 xxx? I was in the Harlequin T4 as usual
  13. Hi Simon, any chance of posting a quick pic of your setup...Dad's just making some adjustments to his having suffered some water issues. hope you and the family are's taken me a hell of a lot longer to finish my car than anticipated when I visited you! Final stretch now though with a bit of luck... ATB
  14. Thx again...above link is for an 88, mine's an 82 G car...waterpump has fewer outlets, than the one in that diagram, but the general principles should help me figure it out. any pics from anyone else would still be of use..
  15. Did a load of searches before posting John, but not found the downloads section of the site? Would be handy to bookmark it if you could send a link. Got it fired up btw 👍🏻.Just for a few secs. Waterpump belt and cooling pipes up next... ^ just noticed my membership has lapsed, maybe thats tot something to do with it?
  16. Morning all. a little help if possible from anyone ( @slewthy, @Barrykearley, @simon a-b, @Big Vern?) with pics or experience of the NA cooling pies layout in the engine bay. Mine is an A/C, but not sure that makes a difference. I did take pics before it all came apart, but managed to misfile them somehow... i have two alloy pipes, one short curved 32mm with a 15 mm offtake on the N/S. This is the waterpump inlet side, and i believe the offtake goes to the 'stat.? (TBC) Does this then feed into the N/S main thro chassi tube via an elbow hose? the O/S alloy pipe is the big one with the otter switch in it. Connected to Outlet from the waterpump, with a single small feed to TOP of the header tank, and I assume the other end feeds to the thro chassis return pipe? (TBC) i have routed this one around the outside of the chassis tube as it seems the only way to fit in without fouling anything. Is this correct? this then leaves the heater matrix pipes. Two remaining feeds are from flywheel end of the lump, and from the small outlet on the waterpump. Do these go direct to the chassis heater pipes, and if so, which way round? Or does it not matter, just do ir for convenience the manual only seems to show the turbo, which has very different piping options and layout to mine. TIA Oh, and a HUGE thanks to @johnpwalsh for getting me back on track.... John, you're a star!
  17. Thanks @Tony K, all stripped, cleaned and greased ( mine was in a similar state to the one shown above) and new brg installed. Earth strap also in situ. Tested under fwd motion only... it was just that stuttering in static testing that was of slight concern
  18. So when I couldn't get a consistent ferequency reading on the new cambelt, i decided to strip and check the semi-automatic tensioner, and found that the plastic piston had swelled and become jammed in the tensioner barrrel. (Pic stolen from Steve below). A little fettling on a drill mandrel with fine emery and then fastcut polish brought things back within tolerance so that, when on the bench, the spring will push the bearing out to its fullest extent. re-installed, and set belt tension to 110 Hz at 30 deg BTDC....However... if I then pull the belt on the Ex to crank run, the tensioner gets pulled bak but the spring pressure wont overcome it while static. As soon a I rotate the crank, even by 1-2degrees, it takes up the slack and settles back to the correct frequency measurements. Is this normal operation (spotted a Molemot post saying this might be expected- something to do with valve spring pressures at different points), or should the tensioner take up that slack without being moved? thanks Gurus
  19. Around 2 pm... i waved at you from the Harlequin T4...
  20. Thanks Steve, Aux dot checked and confirmed as correct before I was just that discrepancy from the manual that had me suspicious. Did the electrical tests across the eye of the lumenition module and all seems ok there. Now fires #1 spark at this position just the accelerator pump settings (using dave33's guide) to check and the carbs can go back on
  21. Hi All, bit of ressurance or adjustment advice needed please... just setting up the dizzy per service notes, having checked pulley alignment. The bible says the rotor cutout should be at 8 oclock looking at it , mine is about the 5:30 mark, but the reluctor is sitting in the correct position (p8 emd). Mine's an s3 na without vac which isnt specifically shown in the bible. Any ideas? Need I be worried? Would just like to get this right before I stick the carbs back on...thx in advance
  22. Not sure on the provenance of this info..... Cadbury moved factory to Poland 2011 with EU grant. Ford Transit moved to Turkey 2013 with EU grant. Jaguar Land Rover has recently agreed to build a new plant in Slovakia with EU grant, owned by Tata, the same company who have trashed our steel works and emptied the workers pension funds. Peugeot closed its Ryton (was Rootes Group) plant and moved production to Slovakia with EU grant. British Army's new Ajax fighting vehicles to be built in SPAIN using SWEDISH steel at the request of the EU to support jobs in Spain with EU grant, rather than Wales. Dyson gone to Malaysia, with an EU loan. Crown Closures, Bournemouth (Was METAL BOX), gone to Poland with EU grant, once employed 1,200. M&S manufacturing gone to far east with EU loan. Hornby models gone. In fact all toys and models now gone from UK along with the patents all with with EU grants. Gillette gone to eastern Europe with EU grant. Texas Instruments Greenock gone to Germany with EU grant. Indesit at Bodelwyddan Wales gone with EU grant. Sekisui Alveo said production at its Merthyr Tydfil Industrial Park foam plant will relocate production to Roermond in the Netherlands, with EU funding. Hoover Merthyr factory moved out of UK to Czech Republic and the Far East by Italian company Candy with EU backing. ICI integration into Holland’s AkzoNobel with EU bank loan and within days of the merger, several factories in the UK, were closed, eliminating 3,500 jobs Boots sold to Italians Stefano Pessina who have based their HQ in Switzerland to avoid tax to the tune of £80 million a year, using an EU loan for the purchase. JDS Uniphase run by two Dutch men, bought up companies in the UK with £20 million in EU 'regeneration' grants, created a pollution nightmare and just closed it all down leaving 1,200 out of work and an environmental clean-up paid for by the UK tax-payer. They also raided the pension fund and drained it dry. UK airports are owned by a Spanish company. Scottish Power is owned by a Spanish company. Most London buses are run by Spanish and German companies. The Hinkley Point C nuclear power station to be built by French company EDF, part owned by the French government, using cheap Chinese steel that has catastrophically failed in other nuclear installations. Now EDF say the costs will be double or more and it will be very late even if it does come online. Swindon was once our producer of rail locomotives and rolling stock. Not any more, it's Bombardier in Derby and due to their losses in the aviation market, that could see the end of the British railways manufacturing altogether even though Bombardier had EU grants to keep Derby going which they diverted to their loss-making aviation side in Canada. 39% of British invention patents have been passed to foreign companies, many of them in the EU The Mini cars that Cameron stood in front of as an example of British engineering, are built by BMW mostly in Holland and Austria but I wouldn't be surprised...
  23. Probably not this, but... Very similar issue on our french POS, no one could find it cos of all the plastics, but the rear suspension bush has actually come partially out of the shock, so the shock body was hitting the bolt head on heavy bumps. Went thro an MOT like it, too. Quite lucky it didnt slide right over and drop.... good luck
  24. Agree with Paul there... the inside edge of the A pillar looks aprticulary unfinished without the trim. Took about an hour and a half each side. just be extra careful if you can with the rivet placement...too close to the bead and the head of the rivet gun fouls it and will damage it if you dont realise in time.
  25. If its the original mechanical fuel pump ( and the same as my NAa?) then yes, there is a filter in it. i got crud that covered an (old) 50p piece out of mine. Worth a strip and clean, I suggest
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