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  1. Hi all, bought 2 of these coils less than 1000 miles ago but more than a year, so no guarantee. I think one of them is not working properly. The coils are off the car. With a multimeter how do I measure a) the secondary resistance ,should be 7.8 K ohms and b) the primary resistance should be 0.35 of 1 ohms ,is there a meter out there that measures this low value accurately? These coils are round ,the latest 8224 coils are square, will one of each fit on the S4 ignition module? I am assuming the specifications are the same.Thanks for any help.
  2. Hi Ian, due to the weather and being away for a few days I have not attempted to loosen the rear higher hex head screw but I know it’s on f.t. I have removed the heat shields and will have another go when it is dry. I have universal joints but not the wobble type but Christmas is coming.
  3. Hi Ian, have more tools to try to remove the rear higher bolt but if I have to cut one hose/ pipe then I will cut at least two. Cannot use flame heat on the union as fuel pipe and tank close by so I have tried freeze spray but as yet hasn’t worked. Eventually I will resort to a stillson wrench and if no luck then cutting.
  4. Gary, what was the problem with the high pressure hose supplied by SJ ?
  5. Hi Gary, what made me think of doing this is : the under chassis pipes are corroded, the reservoir pipes are sweating fluid and the rounded fixings. I will have another go at getting them off. What I really want to know is about the clearance as a last resort and whether the SJ pipes are stainless.
  6. Thanks Ian, Cannot undo the rear higher bolt holding pump to bracket with a 200mm plus long 6mm Allen key using all the hand leverage I can get ‘trapped’ under the esprit. Cannot undo the high pressure hose to under chassis pipe without rounding the 18mm union nut with an open end spanner, bought an 18mm brake pipe spanner but rounded it some more so stopped. New ,expensive idea, cut the high pressure chassis pipe at the union, cut the low pressure pipe, reservoir to pump ,near the pump end jubilee clip , as this has also rounded. Will there now be enough clearance to remove the engine with the pump in place? If not ,and I need to cut the high pressure hose nearer the pump,is it reinforced with metal? If SJ has all of them, the cost of renewing these 5 hoses and pipes is approximately £550.Are their under chassis pipes stainless ? Are their hose ends stainless,brass,other? Thanks for any comments
  7. Hi Ian, you have still not said how and with what you can jam the pump flange. I would like to try this method first before the two spanner method as you well know you can see next to nothing.Thanks
  8. Thanks Gary, I definitely would not of thought of that. I will give it a go.
  9. Hi Ian, never mind which gear ,I think the belt slides on the pulleys anyway. How did you prevent the pulley/flange from moving.Please answer as I will be under the esprit tomorrow . Hi Peter, I will have a look for the cavity but there is very little room.
  10. Thanks for replies so far. I can’t remember if the car is in any gear and I have removed the gear change cables. Ian, how did you stop the flange from turning? I was thinking of jamming a short length of rubber hose between the pump belt and it’s pulley.The charge cooler pump has been removed but is there any other reason to worry about the engine tending to turn backwards as I try to undo the three pulley bolts?
  11. Hi all, how do you stop the pulley from turning when you attempt to undo the 3 bolts holding it on and what should the torque be? The access is very restricted, the belt is still on and tensioned and the starter motor is off but I am hoping it is possible not to do it by jamming the flywheel through that hole. I am attempting this because I cannot get at the Allan key head pivot bolt because the pulley is in the way. I am taking the engine out and decided to remove the pump from its bracket not bracket from engine.Thanks for any help.
  12. Hi all, a diode,just a connection,....?
  13. Hi all, see photo of knock sensor with part of the connector top ‘flicked ‘ off the blue wire.Does not seem to want to come off under gentle persuasion so what is the correct method as I don’t want to break it.Thanks.
  14. Hi all, ends Tuesday 9/11/21, , free delivery (£25+) Castrol 10w/60 4L £47.99 Mann Filter £4.97 Crosland Filter £5.81 Bosch Filter £6.29 all h 95, I/d 62, o/d 93 mm, how does this compare with the Lotus? Comments on quality of these filters or others please.
  15. Hi all, how many men do you need to easily remove the tailgate and where relative to the hinges are the shim plates? Thanks
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