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by capriagain
Fri May 16, 2008 10:18 pm
Forum: Exhaust, Cylinder Heads, Fuel And Intake Area
Topic: fuel pump earth.
Replies: 2
Views: 5378

Thanks, shall be checking the earth out tomorrow.
by capriagain
Mon May 12, 2008 9:10 pm
Forum: Exhaust, Cylinder Heads, Fuel And Intake Area
Topic: can you reccomend me a good performance exhaust system
Replies: 3
Views: 6476

can you recomend me a good performance axhaust system

There is a place in Newcastle upon tyne called advanced automotive systems. They make custom fit zorsts to your requirements in what ever material you fancy, can be pricy though. I called in with my 2.8 which has a stainless, standard bore, powerflow and the gaffer said that they are a load of pap.I...
by capriagain
Tue May 06, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: Exhaust, Cylinder Heads, Fuel And Intake Area
Topic: fuel pump earth.
Replies: 2
Views: 5378

fuel pump earth.

Does any body know where the fuel pump earths on a 2.8?
by capriagain
Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: Electrical Area
Topic: Spark plug condition
Replies: 4
Views: 6247

Spark plug condition

Thats why i use this forum,'cause i dont know a great deal about engines and i have to ask all you guy's for advice. I just thought that if the engine turns out not to be as bad as expected, putting hotter plugs in might help to make them last longer without fouling up. As it happens only one out of...
by capriagain
Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: Oil filler cap smoke
Replies: 5
Views: 7580

Oil filler cap smoke

I checked the spark the spark plugs after doing about 150 miles 5 are in good condition and the correct colour according to Mr Haynes. 1 plug left hand side at the bulk head is very oily. There does'nt seem to be any smoke on start up from the zorsts.
Cheers mate.
by capriagain
Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:17 pm
Forum: Electrical Area
Topic: Spark plug condition
Replies: 4
Views: 6247

Spark plug condition

Thanks for the reply. I have another post in the engine section which is related to this and the reply says the same thing "rings". I plan to do a compression test to see if it shows up how bad the problem is.
Would using a hotter plug help to burn some of the oilly deposits off the electode?
by capriagain
Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: Oil filler cap smoke
Replies: 5
Views: 7580

Oil filler cap smoke

Thanks for replying, checked my plugs last weekend and they were oilly too, so it seems all the symptoms point to piston rings. I have already spoken to a friend/mechanic about changing the rings, but i might do a compression test first to see how bad they are.Is it noticable the way the car drives ...
by capriagain
Tue Mar 04, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: Electrical Area
Topic: Heater resistor
Replies: 7
Views: 9401

Heater resistor

Thanks Lennard, i have just managed to buy one off ebay last week. What a difference it makes feels like a tornado! You could look at www. gmscaprispares.co.uk that is where i bought my new bocsh electric motor from about two weeks ago, it was£60, i am not sure if they post over seas. It could be wo...
by capriagain
Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:21 am
Forum: Electrical Area
Topic: Spark plug condition
Replies: 4
Views: 6247

Spark plug condition

I have just taken all my spark plugs out (2.8i) to check and give them a clean, and three were black and oily and three were ok. One on one side and two on the other. I have had the mixture set up at a garage on Friday and after cleaning the plugs the car runs better. I was wondering what is causing...
by capriagain
Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: Oil filler cap smoke
Replies: 5
Views: 7580

Oil filler cap smoke

I have read jamesok problem about steam/smoke coming out of his oil fillercap. I to have the same but, also coming out or around the left hand rocker cover breather pipe. I have just read on ebay about some one selling a capri and he mentions this problem with his motor and suggests it could be pist...
by capriagain
Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: OIL.. Whats your opion
Replies: 7
Views: 9541

Oil what's your opinion

On a standard 2.8 with 84k on the clock where do you think the oil pressure guage should be showing, when the engine is up to temp using 20/50 . At tick over mine is about one line up from the bottom and below half way with a few revs on the engine. Do we only worry about oil pressure because we hav...
by capriagain
Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:17 pm
Forum: Electrical Area
Topic: Heater Fan
Replies: 11
Views: 22820

Heater fan

I have just changed my heater fan this weekend, be careful when taking the heater unit out of the car. I broke one of the water pipes from the matrix that go through the bulk head. It really pee'd me off. I had it in and out 3 times before i managed to fix it poperly. Also be careful with the resist...
by capriagain
Sat Feb 02, 2008 7:29 pm
Forum: Electrical Area
Topic: Heater resistor
Replies: 7
Views: 9401

Heater resistor

I think it will be a lucky find in a breakers yard, had a look at a few electrical component suppliers on line and cant find owt any thing like it, never mind. Thanks for your help.
by capriagain
Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:01 pm
Forum: Electrical Area
Topic: Heater resistor
Replies: 7
Views: 9401

Heater resistor

Does anybody know if you can get a new resistor for a mk3 capri heater? Mine crumbled when i took the unit apart, sort of fixed it, it works on one speed but i am unsure if it is fast or slow.
by capriagain
Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: Drivetrain Area
Topic: Gearbox oil
Replies: 1
Views: 5462

Gearbox oil

I have just read this months cci mag and there is a small article saying, that in a 2.8 5speed type 9 box you should use automatic transmission fluid. I would be interested to know if it woks as mine sounds the same as yours.