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 Forum: Technical Section   Topic: Emissions help for nct

 Post subject: Re: Emissions help for nct
Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:46 pm 

Replies: 13
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The inline fuses are a known problem and if its corroded at all you should replace it.

 Forum: General   Topic: Mini written off historically - big problem?

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:00 pm 

Replies: 3
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There are four levels of insurance write off A - D Goes something like this A. Financial write off. Car may be repaired and returned to use at the owners expense. B. structural Damage. Car may be repaired and has to pass an engineers report. C. Suitable for parts. Car may be dismantled and parts use...

 Forum: Technical Section   Topic: Emissions help for nct

 Post subject: Re: Emissions help for nct
Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:59 pm 

Replies: 13
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The brake light switch is on an adjustable bracket that sometimes works lose. The fail safe on the switch is to stay on rather than have no brake lights,
The fog lights usually let in water and corrode.

 Forum: Technical Section   Topic: solenoid wiring

 Post subject: Re: solenoid wiring
Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:32 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 109


Large black wire from starter motor goes to large nut on its own. Large black wire from battery goes to large nut with spade terminals below. All brown wires also connect to this nut and spades. White and red wire goes to spade on the side. If there are two spades on opposite sides the larger one is...

 Forum: General   Topic: Help with insurance!

 Post subject: Re: Help with insurance!
Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:41 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 192


To get a classic policy you must have another full policy on your daily car. Most insurance companies won't quote you on a car over 30 years on a standard policy. I have my '96 on a standard policy with AXA. Your best bet may be to get a late 90's mini and insure that .

 Forum: For Sale   Topic: MINILIGHT 6 X 10 WHEELS

 Post subject: Re: MINILIGHT 6 X 10 WHEELS
Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:28 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 285


SOLD

 Forum: General   Topic: SAVE THE CARS PETITION

 Post subject: SAVE THE CARS PETITION
Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:31 pm 

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Views: 193


Autobiz has launched a petition to get lower insurance quotes for cars over 10 years old.
Details here.
https://www.autobiz.ie/news/save-the-ca ... level.html

Petition here.
https://www.autobiz.ie/petition2.php?article_id=9594

 Forum: General   Topic: Another Dodgy Mini

 Post subject: Re: Another Dodgy Mini
Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:25 pm 

Replies: 60
Views: 14688


My opinion is its just wrong to put gloss red roof and stripes on a rust coulored mini.
If it is a 1ltr I would say '87 -'91.
A look under the bonnet would help.

 Forum: General   Topic: Another Dodgy Mini

 Post subject: Re: Another Dodgy Mini
Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:15 pm 

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Ad is no longer available but it looked like a 90's Cooper

 Forum: Technical Section   Topic: Emissions help for nct

 Post subject: Re: Emissions help for nct
Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:34 pm 

Replies: 13
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A quick pressure test would be to remove the oil filler cap and place your palm over the hole as you rev the engine. If you feel a lot of pressure on your hand it could mean that your breathers are blocked. Old petrol won't help your emmisions as unleaded loses its octane after about a year. Any loc...

 Forum: Technical Section   Topic: Correct steering rack lubrication

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:27 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 293


The proper grease is very fluid like and will have leaked out. Jack the car up on one side and remove the gaiter on that side. Use a syringe to put the grease into the rack and move the steering left and right.

 Forum: Technical Section   Topic: Correct steering rack lubrication

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:12 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 293


Yours is a late model and uses semi fluid grease.
I use Castrol semi fluid grease.

 Forum: Technical Section   Topic: Emissions help for nct

 Post subject: Re: Emissions help for nct
Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:10 pm 

Replies: 13
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Although not smokey the hydrocarbons would suggest burning oil. Your CO is too low and a lean mix will cause ring ware, the correct mixture also lubricates the rings. Since the car has been sitting the valve stem seals could be hardened allowing oil to pass through. What I would do is set the CO abo...

 Forum: Projects and My Mini   Topic: Dylan

 Post subject: Re: Dylan
Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:36 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 289


Here's his profile
memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=5306
He hasn't logged in since March but you could try PM him

 Forum: General   Topic: Buying mini. A question. Technical.

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:04 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 279


There is only one Multi Point Injection system used on Minis and is fitted to all European minis '97 -'00.
What you may be mixing up is Jap minis from '97 on that used Single point injection on an MPi engine.

 Forum: Projects and My Mini   Topic: Mpi

 Post subject: Re: Mpi
Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:57 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 675


Sun comes out for the first time in 20 years on a bank holiday and your wondering why people aren't glued to the internet? :? People have modified MPi's but they are fairly mild modifications because MPi's still have to pass emissions in the NCT. Fitting an LCB ,exhaust and K&N filter would be t...

 Forum: General   Topic: CLASSIC INSURANCE

 Post subject: CLASSIC INSURANCE
Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:08 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 308


I'm with AXA at the moment, what other companies are offering multi car classic policies.

 Forum: For Sale   Topic: MINILIGHT 6 X 10 WHEELS

 Post subject: MINILIGHT 6 X 10 WHEELS
Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:30 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 285


Four Minilight Alloys including center caps.
Wheels are in good condition with no kerbing.
One center cap is missing logo.
Tyres are unused Kingpin 165/70 but are over 20 years old and are proberbly only suitable for a trailer .
€150
Drogheda

 Forum: For Sale   Topic: SEATS

 Post subject: Re: SEATS
Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:21 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 5371


Price drop €120

 Forum: Wanted   Topic: Wanted

 Post subject: Re: Wanted
Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:00 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 362


Early one has rectangular switches for lights and wipers.
Later one has wipers on stalk

 Forum: Wanted   Topic: Wanted

 Post subject: Re: Wanted
Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:52 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 362


'76 is a crossover year for mini wiring. Is it the earlier or later loom your after?

 Forum: General   Topic: 1970's Mini.

 Post subject: Re: 1970's Mini.
Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 5:45 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 570


Older minis don't have a chassis number stamped onto the body. The number is generally on a plate riveted to the slam panel and easily replaced. What they do have is a body type number stamped on a rectangle sheet of metal spot welded to the body. This can give a rough indecation of age. If the car ...

 Forum: For Sale   Topic: SEATS

 Post subject: Re: SEATS
Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:30 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 5371


bump

 Forum: For Sale   Topic: SEAT SLIDE RAILS

 Post subject: Re: SEAT SLIDE RAILS
Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:29 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 2917


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 Forum: Events   Topic: IMM 2018 Attendance List

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:16 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 2261


1. Martin Murphy x 2 onsite Camper Van 2. TMG x 1 onsite penthouse 3. Eamonn Fahey x 2 - Onsite Camper. (The Only way to IMM ) 4. Geff conboy x2 tent +mini 5. Jp Scallan. Aidan McGrath. Joe Whyte. Jason whyte. Dave Woodbridge. All in the paddyshack. {As tmg didn't mention us, penthouse :D more like ...
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