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Messages - Mr Gav

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General Car Chat / Re: That was dreadful !
« on: Yesterday at 11:36:40 »
Sounds like it`s not a bad idea then, I was assuming that the V6 would be a fair bit heavier.

General Car Chat / Re: That was dreadful !
« on: Yesterday at 11:15:33 »
I would also wonder if adding a bigger lump to the MX5 would spoil it`s handling a bit as you will be adding a few Kg`s to the front of the car.

General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: 20 August 2018, 13:14:09 »

Evening all & Terry! :)

Right - I've just spent an hour of so looking that the problem.

First of all, I swapped the in and out of the vacuum box around - as you said Terry, little change! Put it back to normal.  ::)

Next I got SWMBO to sit in the driving seat and do the pedals. We tried all the rev ranges, nothing at all happened with any of the valves, nothing! :(

So, removed the pipe section and sucked/blew into the vacuum box... Then I sucked on the 'in' port no vacuum was presented at the 'out' port. It's dead.   :'(

Trying something different, I put everything back to together and totally bypassed the vacuum box... Tick over was much better! :D

Got SWMBO to dance on the pedals again, and this time the resonance valve at the back worked as expected, but the front intake valve didn't move at all.

I've ordered a vacuum box, should I expect the intake valve to work better with a working box in line? If not, anyone know the part number of the intake valve vacuum control - or anyone have one for sale? :)

Thanks guys. :)

If you can`t get vacuum reservoir then you could try a one way non return valve, the type used in fish tanks, I did this on my Senator when the vacuum box packed up and they were NLS.

General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: 19 August 2018, 00:56:55 »

General Car Chat / Re: Some old car pics from Portugal
« on: 18 August 2018, 17:55:35 »
Lovely quattro  8)

General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: 18 August 2018, 17:52:09 »

Glad you got him back, despicable people like that should be shot on sight!

General Car Chat / Re: ATP, Germany
« on: 17 August 2018, 22:13:44 »
I used recently for SWMBO`s Panda, way cheaper than any eurocrapparts outlets but they are a German company trading with a web site.

Certainly not a quick delivery but the wishbone and coil springs were good quality, drop links not so much but I have just ordered some more stuff that came up on the MOT advisories.

As a first customer you have to wait for some verification for payment and then it goes through the departments for processing which took ten days from ordering to delivery as their offices are only open 9-5 Mon to Fri even though the website is 24/7, deliveries after that are quicker but not next day. If you have time then I think these guys are worth it but if you need stuff next day then don`t get sucked in by the web address, though they do state the delivery process on the home page.

General Car Chat / Re: Tyres guru
« on: 09 August 2018, 13:38:56 »
The rear tyres for my car cost the thick end of 600......after negotiation.

Ridiculous. :-\

Jag running costs..

Friend of mine just ordered new Michelin PS4S all round for his Lambo - 750, delivered. Yes, for all four.

Maybe you want to trade up for some cheaper running costs? ;) ;D

Seems very unlikely to me.......Less than 190 per corner, and Lambo's tend to have extremely large tyres on the back.

1750 sounds about right.

295/30R19 rears are 227 each, inc VAT
235/35R19 fronts are 142 each, inc VAT


Tyres for my BMW are more expensive by a significant margin, despite being significantly smaller.

That is cheaper than my Datsun  :o I just did a search on black Circles and that size came in at 264 for MPSS or PS2, the PS4s wasn`t offered as an option.

General Car Chat / Re: Fitting Wheel Spacers
« on: 29 July 2018, 17:46:21 »
How do wheel spacers affect wheel bearing lateral loads, wear and bearing life?

Hard to tell really, unless you have done x amount of miles until the wheel bearing fails and then fit spacers and a new oem bearing and see when it fails and compare the different mileages.

Doesn`t seem to be any warnings on other forums and it`s quite a popular mod in the states where the 350z and 370z is a lot more popular.

General Car Chat / Re: Fitting Wheel Spacers
« on: 25 July 2018, 18:54:19 »
Make sure the wheel spacers are hubcentric then happy days  :y

I have 20mm spacers on the Datsun, but this is only for cosmetic purposes as the standard wheels are tucked well into the wheel arch and just looks wrong when stood next to one with spacers.

General Discussion Area / Re: Tinnitus
« on: 01 July 2018, 22:41:53 »
I've had it for many years, particularly annoying when you home in on it, or someone mentions it so you home in on it.    ::)
Mine sounds like a cross between an airline (compressor type, not a plane) constantly running and a ringing at the same time. Mine was caused by noisy factory environment apparently. I've had the brain scans but nothing they can do apparently.

ditto : same cause & hoofin around on bikes since I was 16 has probably added to it  ::)
Talked to the experts & had the scans & there`s booger all they can do about it  :P
I`m particularly sensitive now to certain noise frequencies that irritate the problem & half deafen me

Another cause is long term use of script drugs. if you notice it early enough, talk to your quack & try summat else.

I`ve had it for seven years now, a constant ringing in my left ear, and it came on overnight, drove me up the wall to start with but then you learn to live with it, as others have said.
I had a MRI scan and blood test but they couldn`t find anything causing it.

General Discussion Area / Re: 2000AD comics
« on: 24 June 2018, 15:11:55 »
The first three had free gifts, if you have these then they will be worth the most and condition will be important to collectors.

I`m on a Facebook page for 2000AD so there might be some interest there, if you have any pictures and details I can put a post up on your behalf and see what interest there is.

Also real ales with hand pumps don`t require CO2  :y

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