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On 2/18/2018 at 22:58, Barrykearley said:

Blooody esprits — im sure eating half a dozen viagra would make it easier to sleep

14 hours ago, Bibs said:

At least he won't roll out of bed :lol:

 

But he might pole vault out the window...

 

 

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It's getting there......

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Yesterday started off much like any other.  so I thought instead of just lazing on the sofa - I’d dig the S4s out the garage and clear off the dust then a nice trip out to tintern with some oth

We have some progress. She’s now out of the garage under her own power. its given me the opportunity to sweep up the not inconsiderable mess of cut off nuts and bolts, old packets, busted f

All in its rightful place. Massive thanks to Nobby and Jacko for the assistance with the engine hoist this is the first time in 8 years the engine has been in the engine bay

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7 hours ago, fjmuurling said:

Hi Barry

Any special tricks for the oil priming?

How did you do it?

I also need to do it with my SE, been sitting too long in the garage.

 

We used one of these. Remove the oil filter and remove turbo oil feed pipe. Find a pipe that fits up the inside of the turbo oil pipe - used electrical tape to wind round the pipe and force inside to form a crude seal.

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get the oil hot - 10w60 is like treacle when it’s cold. Pump until it spews out the centre of the oil filter mounting. Keep the pump running - put your finger over the hole on the oil filter housing to stop the oil flow from there. Run the pump for another 30seconds or so.

fill the oil filter half full with oil and whack it back on.

now test you can take 300ml out of that turbo oil supply pipe when cranking the engine with spark plugs removed and fuel pump inertia cut off switch unplugged. If the engine has been sat for a long time -a few squirts of oil down the bores wouldn’t be a bad idea. You should see the oil come out of that pipe in a pulsing/flowing way in time with the engine cranking. There needs to be plenty and a reliable flow - by the time you have taken 300ml it will be. I reckon we cranked mine for about 60seconds in total - don’t set fire to the starter !!

22 hours ago, Chillidoggy said:

My engine sounds the same as yours does, Barry. Chirping belt etc.

Well done, it's all downhill now!

We’re you equally as elated ? Walking round like a Cheshire Cat on MDMA with an intense hardon all night ??

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30 minutes ago, Chillidoggy said:

Not really. But to be fair, mine wasn't a box of bits to start with.

And you knew yours actually worked before you took it apart - again.

any puddles of oil apparently yet?

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Snap - would never bother with one.  I change mine regularly, so I see no benefit.

British Fart to Florida, Nude to New York, Dunce to Denmark, Numpty to Newfoundland.  And Shitfaced Silly Sod to Sweden.

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Too bloody much.  I get the Gates 5206 for around £20.

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6 hours ago, Chillidoggy said:

How much is a blue belt, anyway?

I think I paid about £12 for a Gates belt last time I bought one.

 

Expensive - about £135 from sj !! Then the last time I looked at the costs of valves and pistons - I reckon it’s probably worth it.

I value my time and the skin on my hands and arms more than the £100 quid or so difference. On balance - I’ve never kept a car long enough to need to change a cam belt - so I must be a mug ?

12 minutes ago, Chillidoggy said:

About time we had a road-test report from you, Barry.

Don’t be bloody stupid - that’s not nice - you must surely be aware the tyres are shot, the clucth system locked solid and I don’t wish to discuss brakes at this stage

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After much hide and seek today - I found the rod that goes from the slave to the fork handle - anyone say four candles ??

hmm I think - this should be easy. Bolt on slave - yep it’s an old one - but bleeds and moves just fine - master looks newish. Bear in mind this car ain’t moved under its own steam for 8 years. 

Ahh best I take a picture of the Ecu for @sailorbob - great - dropped the new iPhone straight down the side of the fuel tank. The foul language was unreal - a full basil fawlty breakdown ensued.

multi tool out and I cut a section of the wood cover and managed to get my arm down and retrieve said phone.

try and start car - flat battery 

jump started - warmed up - that’s the longest it’s ran - smoke everywhere from the manifold slip joints as the copper slip and oil burns off.

cant select any gear - won’t have it - reverse almost goes - but starts to crunch.

fluid in master looks shitty. 

So there’s three hours of my life I ain’t never getting back. Huff

 

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Way  to go Barry ..All good stuff .good luck .you have done a lot of work .cold in the garage today ..Now some body's pinched my push bike .looks like Ian  has taken it hence the the picture he had posted up on your I have been bad thread .Mike

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New clutch master cylinder bought - £12. I’ve got two new slaves on the shelf - just need to get the kit off Don so I can remake the slave ends with the correct thread for the land rover. It might be it’s already been done - but I only want to fettle with this once more. B??d car

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New clutch master came today - sadly it’s just too cold to even consider going back outside.

ive been absolutely freezing in the chicken shed today - can’t take anymore cold

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I spent an hour yesterday in the Esprits garage, when it was -7 deg. cel outside plus the chill factor. That equals something like -14 to -16 deg. cel. A bit Cold, I'd say. But in the garage was a comfortable +16 deg. cel. Just enough so that a thick scottish sweater was enough to give some heat. The only problem I encountered was that it's a bit more difficult to actually move around inside the car, under the car and in the trunk and frunk.

Kudos for working on the car Barry. Looking forward to hearing the end of it.

Kind regards,

Jacques

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Nobody does it better - than Lotus ;)

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On 25/02/2018 at 22:22, Barrykearley said:

just need to get the kit off Don 

Who's Don?

Surely it's far too cold for him to be getting his kit off...!!!:popo:

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Dons my neighbour - his tool shed has everything - especially if you want to fix a tractor. We are as bad as each other for buying junk 

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Cold in the garage today - slush in the chargecooler.

main water tanks fine. Disconnected chargecooler and moved it into the house. Tipped it out and it’s a mix of blue and slush. 

Car covered and snows blowing everywhere 

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We managed to get out today - first time since Thursday. The fiat 500 was a blast down the lanes in the snow - why folks buy Audi’s I’ll never know.

anyway - it’s spring feeling outside - from the sublime to the ridiculous in 24 hours.

my garage is horrible - slush and water everywhere. But I have this clutch issue which needs looking at.

Stripped the old master off and brought it into the warm2E2A128A-E011-4B6A-AF12-C302F4D8B37E.thumb.jpeg.025e7320ee5dcea03248ba13182b0b0b.jpeg

old one is the top light silver one - looks nice and ok from the outside doesn’t it. That’s why I thought a bleed and new fluid would do the trick.  The new one was horrifically expensive at £12 delivered - I simply have no idea how folks afford to keep these cars going.

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looking down the bore - and that’s exactly what I wanted to see. Have now reassembled the new one with the rod and will face the refitting another day with a new slave as well in the warm knowledge that I should actually be able to engage a gear??

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Ps - the yellow cloth wasn’t to protect the table - I wrapped all the bits up in the garage and headed into the house hunting down the kettle.

i ain’t no henpecked pussy like some

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