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57 minutes ago, Sparky said:

That'll double the time on your gearbox job.

Tip of the day. Luckily this ones missing an invoice for a refurbished gearbox - so fingers crossed she will be ok for a while.......that’s fate tempted


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9 hours ago, cbclotus said:

Hi Ian .your car looks great .A credit to you ....Mike

Thanks Mike, but I can’t take all the credit for it, Shan’s also put a lot of her time into it looking nice, she fitted the carpets that SteveV8 made for us and is the head of the *C.A.T. Squad. She also gets tucked into mechanical stuff when I let her near it, so it’s very much a joint effort.

 

 

 

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On 24/04/2016 at 08:10, Chillidoggy said:

Surprisingly, I managed to replace the oil filter with relative ease, and didn't have to remove the plenum support strap.

 

You may consider converting to a "vertical oil filter" by installing Ford 4.0L v6, 1994-01 engine 90 degree adapter, PN# 89TM6884AA or 83TM6884AA

with MOCAL MOCT B3 stat plate.  Need to bend/reshape the plenum stay. No more oil drainage and dry starts!

NOTE: MOCT-B3 stat plate has a reversed inlet and outlet ports, so you have to switch oil hoses.

Be sure that the big bolt has 3/4"-16 UNF thread and  oil interface plate offsets to the right (AWAY from the block!).

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9XX Lubrication Mod - Oil Filter VERTICAL Installation by Zig 06.jpg

9XX Lubrication Mod - Oil Filter VERTICAL Installation by Zig 05.jpg

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I'm gonna have a go at silencing the bulkhead next week, so if anyone has the plates to hand and is able to provide me with their measurements, that would be appreciated. I'm planning on fabricating some new ones as long as it's not too complicated, and some thick spreader plates for the engine bay side.

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I believe the bolts are in sleeves in the ply, over the years the ply shrinks leaving it loose over the sleeves. The standard fix is to cut holes in the carpet to access and shorten those sleeves, (don't you dare cut holes in that lovely new carpet). 😥

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Sadly I won't have any option but to cut the carpet, and the Noise Killer sound deadening, but I promise I'll put it back, honest I will!

The sleeves had already been shortened by me on a previous occasion, but the problem still persists, so I'm taking a different approach this time.


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3 hours ago, Steve V8 said:

(don't you dare cut holes in that lovely new carpet)

yes that was a tough decision. Maybe a good fix would be to pin a Pirelli calendar to the bulkhead afterwards?

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You cannot see where it's been cut. Brand new Stanley knife blade and a steady hand required, though.


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Yes, indeed. Actually there are specialized carpet cutters, I was surprised they work very well (the cutting blade is a bit like a hook, it's not straight, so that you can pierce the carpet and cut it by almost pulling from behind rather than pushing from the visible surface)

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Due to the 1.5m carpet width the pile direction runs in rows across the rear bulkhead. 

If you make two horizontal cuts into the backing between the rows without cutting the pile, then one vertical cut using the knife backwards to cut the backing not pile, the flap will join back in invisibly.

Should I get the S4s bulkhead template ready???😁

 

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I shall be sure to pass these instructions on to the trimming department forthwith.

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wonder what THIS small job will lead to


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New ply, I'd imagine.


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8 hours ago, Chillidoggy said:

Sadly I won't have any option but to cut the carpet, and the Noise Killer sound deadening, but I promise I'll put it back, honest I will!

The sleeves had already been shortened by me on a previous occasion, but the problem still persists, so I'm taking a different approach this time.

Expanding foam ??


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10 hours ago, Barrykearley said:

Expanding foam ??

No, a more agricultural approach, a la Farmyard Exotics. And if that doesn’t cure the problem I’m ordering up some ear defenders*.

 

* For me, so I can’t hear the iwife moaning over the noise from the bulkhead.

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I will say now - the S4s has had its carpet cut behind the seats.

genuinely not by me - I was sad when I saw that


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Yep - he made a set for the S3.... 


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(I have driven it for a few km yesterday and today (!!! :happydance:) and so far my chassis tabs and bulkhead are still behaving nicely. We'll see in the long run whether the washers are enough or not. ^^)

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Indeed. When I first drove the car after it's winter maintenance, the noise did not materialise, and I though I'd cured it, but it gradually returned after a few miles.


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I have done probably around 40km already!! And I was behind the wheel for once, not in the boot! :soVeryProud:

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Should've used titanium washers.


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