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 Forum: General   Topic: Any Piston Experts????

 Post subject: Re: Any Piston Experts????
Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:38 pm 

Replies: 21
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That was my point. It might indicate why only one piston was affected.

 Forum: General   Topic: Any Piston Experts????

 Post subject: Re: Any Piston Experts????
Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:20 pm 

Replies: 21
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Again, why only one piston? Possible air leak at the inlet on that cylinder? I assume all new gaskets will be used so may never know.

 Forum: General   Topic: Engine Misfiring

 Post subject: Re: Engine Misfiring
Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:18 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 1248


Thanks, guys. My fuel line hasn't moved and isn't on the manifold so vapour lock is not a likely cause. I'll reset the dwell this weekend and think it may be a factor as I noticed today it does seem to occur at higher revs. It just seemed that more dwell=fatter spark so I wasn't looking at that the ...

 Forum: General   Topic: Engine Misfiring

 Post subject: Engine Misfiring
Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:39 pm 

Replies: 3
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I have a recent problem with my 998 engine. At times it misses a beat intermittently. When warm, under hard acceleration (up a hill or accelerating on the flat) it can feel almost like it's running out of fuel. I set the timing last weekend but dwell is 59° - 60° vs a spec of 54° with a tolerance of...

 Forum: General   Topic: Help needed - defend Spa circuit from closure

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:27 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 1102


I'm in. Number 17802. :wink:

 Forum: General   Topic: Chice of Number Plates

 Post subject: Re: Chice of Number Plates
Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:02 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 2760


Tks, Stan. Couldn't figure out how to add a hyperlink.

 Forum: General   Topic: Chice of Number Plates

 Post subject: Re: Chice of Number Plates
Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:29 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 2760


If you want to stay legal, and even though you don't need an NCT, the legal plates for cars of various ages are in the NCT manual page 10 [url]http://www.rsa.ie/SERVICES/upload/File/VT/nctmanual.pdf[/url]. Copy and paste the bit between the [url]s into your web browser.

 Forum: General   Topic: Hilos

 Post subject: Re: Hilos
Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:48 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 1458


Just use a large adjustable. That's what I did when I put HiLos on mine.

 Forum: General   Topic: Icing

 Post subject: Re: Icing
Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:40 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 1280


[quote="woody"]Is she running lean?[/quote]
Not overly. It was tuned to pass the NCT a few months ago but it usually gets richer as time goes on and the symptoms weren't there until the recent cold/damp conditions of the past couple of weeks.

 Forum: General   Topic: Icing

 Post subject: Re: Icing
Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:14 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 1280


Thanks for replies but I do have a water heated manifold. Due to the carburettor-to-manifold insulating spacer and the manifold being downstream of the carburettor, this does not help prevent icing in any significant way. What’s needed is heated inlet air. It isn't dampness in the ignition system as...

 Forum: General   Topic: Icing

 Post subject: Icing
Posted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:20 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 1280


Topical in the current weather. Has anyone experienced carburettor icing recently? I have a 998 with Stage 1 kit meaning the air pre-heater is gone. My engine runs fine at speed but I sometimes notice a slight throttle lag after a long high speed run when I let the revs fall. I suspect carburettor i...

 Forum: General   Topic: Leak

 Post subject: Re: Leak
Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:35 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 2537


Thanks, guys. I'll check out the possibilities!

 Forum: General   Topic: wipers & heater problem

 Post subject: Re: wipers & heater problem
Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:50 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 1869


Ok. Let's try again. http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb288/city998/MiniFuseBoxConversion.jpg In the photo, you can see the flasher unit to the left of the fuse box. That was left temporarily hanging until I sourced a proper clip and relocated it. I cut a piece of aluminium and pop-riveted it in p...

 Forum: General   Topic: Leak

 Post subject: Re: Leak
Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:21 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 2537


Thanks for the update, Steven. First thing I need to do is run a hose or go out in the rain to see where the water is getting in!

 Forum: General   Topic: wipers & heater problem

 Post subject: Re: wipers & heater problem
Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:40 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 1869


Ops! I thought I'd attached a photo of the result but it didn't go through. PM me if you want me to send it to you.

 Forum: General   Topic: wipers & heater problem

 Post subject: Re: wipers & heater problem
Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:37 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 1869


[quote="clubman"]would it make sence to change to a modern spade type fuse box[/quote]

I replaced mine and relocated it inside the passenger compartment. 8)

 Forum: General   Topic: Leak

 Post subject: Re: Leak
Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:27 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 2537


:cry: Mine is leaking, too, but whenever it rains, not just when driving. At least it's only into the front passenger footwell! :) I had this once a few years ago and found the door liner torn and leaking. I replaced it with some polyethylene glued to the door and that solved it. This time I checked...

 Forum: General   Topic: NCT Failure

 Post subject: Re: NCT Failure
Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:40 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 1332


Thanks, TMG.

 Forum: General   Topic: NCT Failure

 Post subject: NCT Failure
Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:28 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 1332


:cry: :cry: :cry: For the first time ever, my '90 City went through the NCT and I got the comment ". . . everything was perfect!" The beginning of the sentence was "Except for the rust . . . " The dreaded tinworm has gone to town on my door sills, front valence, and the floor jus...

 Forum: General   Topic: bad bad lights....

 Post subject: Re: bad bad lights....
Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 8:32 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 1223


Best bet is to install relays so you don't have any significant voltage losses to the headlamps. You may find that the current lamps are perfectly adequate once you are running relays. I converted my Mini and couldn't believe the difference. I was actually getting smoke from the H-connectors to the ...

 Forum: General   Topic: Tyre choice

 Post subject: Re: Tyre choice
Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:29 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 1951


Just remembered . . . I forgot to say that I have Hi-Los. Not sure if it makes a difference and the rear is not jacked up higher than looks normal but it might be the difference.

 Forum: General   Topic: Tyre choice

 Post subject: Re: Tyre choice
Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:23 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 1951


I'm running Falken ZE912 165/60 HR 12s on my 1990 City with no issues.

 Forum: General   Topic: Help, please.

 Post subject: Re: Help, please.
Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:46 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 3187


Hopefully the last update on this. I found the plastic insulator today and reinstalled it. I'll get a new coil as the one I've installed is over 40 years old! It's good now but for how long?! :wink:

 Forum: General   Topic: Help, please.

 Post subject: Re: Help, please.
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:40 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 3187


Keith, you called it! I remember when I changed the condenser in a cold windy parking lot 40 km from home with intermittent rain showers never far away that I found a plastic part on the ground afterward. I saved it even though I didn't know where it came from or even if it came from my car. When th...

 Forum: General   Topic: Help, please.

 Post subject: Re: Help, please.
Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:11 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 3187


Still no joy, lads. I towed it home (40 km) on Monday after another abortive attempt to get it running. Even tried "tow starting" it with ignition on but it wouldn't fire. I charged the battery overnight and reinstalled it. There's 6 V at the coil (correct voltage through the ballast resis...
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