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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #24330 on: 22 September 2022, 14:38:17 »

Finally found a bit of motivation to fit a new cam oil seal to Piere last week. Fired it up and its still sparying oil all over the place.
Should I buy a new cam ? Not sure. I fitted an SKF Speedisleeve over the end a while back which cured things for a while.
Tempted to buy a new cam, another new seal and try again. But if that doesnt cure it wtf will ?  ??? ::)

I assume the crank case ventilation setup is all nice and clear and the engine is not pressurising?
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #24331 on: 22 September 2022, 14:48:36 »

Tried in vain to find the source of the knock from under the o/s/f of the Omega.
Sounds like a balljoint or similar, but apart from the fact they are newish, inspection suggests they are ok. Same with droplinks and T.R.E,s.
The knocking going over any kind of bumps is driving me nuts.  ::)

Finally found a bit of motivation to fit a new cam oil seal to Piere last week. Fired it up and its still sparying oil all over the place.
Should I buy a new cam ? Not sure. I fitted an SKF Speedisleeve over the end a while back which cured things for a while.
Tempted to buy a new cam, another new seal and try again. But if that doesnt cure it wtf will ?  ??? ::)
Rae will be along shortly to advise you  :)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #24332 on: 22 September 2022, 14:54:17 »

I will indeed ;D…..🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 that will cure it, your paitience with that thing is incredible 👀👀
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #24333 on: 22 September 2022, 15:39:34 »

Crankcase ventilation is clean as a whistle. Anyone remind me how to tell if engine is pressurising ?
Im sure I used to know, but cant remember.  ;D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #24334 on: 22 September 2022, 15:43:13 »

Tried in vain to find the source of the knock from under the o/s/f of the Omega.
Sounds like a balljoint or similar, but apart from the fact they are newish, inspection suggests they are ok. Same with droplinks and T.R.E,s.
The knocking going over any kind of bumps is driving me nuts.  ::)

Finally found a bit of motivation to fit a new cam oil seal to Piere last week. Fired it up and its still sparying oil all over the place.
Should I buy a new cam ? Not sure. I fitted an SKF Speedisleeve over the end a while back which cured things for a while.
Tempted to buy a new cam, another new seal and try again. But if that doesnt cure it wtf will ?  ??? ::)

Top mount or duff shock  ???

Shouldnt be top mounts. They were new Monaro top mounts 5 years / 15000 miles ago. Car is usually driven quite gently, so they have had an easy life.
Front dampers, possibly. They came from a plod car courtesy of Gastrokleptomaniac, and I have no idea how many miles they have covered.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #24335 on: 22 September 2022, 17:00:17 »

Crankcase ventilation is clean as a whistle. Anyone remind me how to tell if engine is pressurising ?
Im sure I used to know, but cant remember.  ;D

Pull the dipstick with it running and see how much pressure is there
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #24336 on: 22 September 2022, 18:46:00 »

That rings a bell.  :y ;D
How to judge how much pressure is too much though ?  :-\
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #24337 on: 22 September 2022, 23:30:38 »

Almost certainly drop links or TRE...  ;)

Age/mileage are irrelevant as both can fail in short order.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #24338 on: 23 September 2022, 08:58:26 »

Got the phone app linked to the car, after an awful lot of assistance from that DTM fella.  Cheers MDTM :y

No worries, big slap to the previous owner for not de-registering the car........hopefully the extra subscription period will compensate  :y
It more than compensates :y

She nipped into town after work yesterday, interesting to see the difference in MPG readings between the trip there, and the trip back. Same route, trip there was 38mpg, trip back was 28mpg.  It is uphill on way back....
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #24339 on: 24 September 2022, 13:57:25 »

Bought some shitty wheels and tyres from egay for the BBP, so I could get mine refurbed and straightened.  Chucked them on, then took my old wheels to one of the refurb places I've used a couple of times before.

The ditch finders now on the car do give immense understeer when pushed. I must remember than for the next week or so.  And its not even wet yet ;D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #24340 on: 24 September 2022, 14:02:55 »

Tweaked the headlight aim on the Alabama Mumsybus.

Drove it for the first time in the dark since swapping out the rear suspension and found them to be quite low... As in barely 10 ft ahead  low. Commute tomorrow is at 3:30, so that obviously needed addressing ::)

Marked the beam on the garage door and adjusted it up an inch on both sides. Will take my 6mm Allen key with me just in case they need further tweaking. Nice and easy to do though 8)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #24341 on: 24 September 2022, 14:07:03 »

Bought some shitty wheels and tyres from egay for the BBP, so I could get mine refurbed and straightened.  Chucked them on, then took my old wheels to one of the refurb places I've used a couple of times before.

The ditch finders now on the car do give immense understeer when pushed. I must remember than for the next week or so.  And its not even wet yet ;D
Do you choose your cars on the lack of wheel strength or is it chance? ;D

Joking aside, seeing the wheels on HMs hearse the other day did make me wonder if they were a retail option and how they would look on a slate grey lwb XJ...
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #24342 on: 24 September 2022, 18:06:13 »

Do you choose your cars on the lack of wheel strength or is it chance? ;D
Its the bloody roads around here.  I count 15 wheels in the last 15 years that were either destroyed or needed straightening :(
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #24343 on: 24 September 2022, 18:12:29 »

Bought some shitty wheels and tyres from egay for the BBP, so I could get mine refurbed and straightened.  Chucked them on, then took my old wheels to one of the refurb places I've used a couple of times before.

The ditch finders now on the car do give immense understeer when pushed. I must remember than for the next week or so.  And its not even wet yet ;D
Do you choose your cars on the lack of wheel strength or is it chance? ;D


Joking aside, seeing the wheels on HMs hearse the other day did make me wonder if they were a retail option and how they would look on a slate grey lwb XJ...
                Er…. Certainly not on mine🙀
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #24344 on: 24 September 2022, 18:14:17 »

Charged the laptop in order to be able to reset the service warning.  But that's as far as my CBA levels took me ;D
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