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by chiefcapri2.8
Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:32 am
Forum: Cooling Area
Topic: Yet another overheating capri.......well sort of
Replies: 2
Views: 5535

Could be that the fan isn't working?? Put 12v across it to make sure it actually spins (and in the right direction too!). Also, how have you got the fan set up to come on? If it's on a thermostat it could be that it's set too high and so isn't kicking in at the right temp? The usual thing is to set ...
by chiefcapri2.8
Tue Jul 01, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: Cooling Area
Topic: Overheating
Replies: 4
Views: 6893

I had a 2.8 until recently and never had any problems with it at all, thought it was a cracking engine and great fun! So i stick with it until you know 100% that it's a serious/fatal problem! 1 tip you might try is they were a bugger for air locks in the cooling system, get a funnel and some hose pi...
by chiefcapri2.8
Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:53 am
Forum: Body & Strengthening
Topic: Replacing Capri Wing
Replies: 13
Views: 21448

I hate to say this but, unless you're 1) made of money, and 2) lucky enough to find one, then a genuine wing is pretty much a pipe dream! Yes of course genuine is going to fit better, but some of the pattern stuff is not that bad. I've replaced around 5 or 6 wings on the capris i've owned over the y...
by chiefcapri2.8
Sat May 31, 2008 2:08 pm
Forum: Drivetrain Area
Topic: Disc brake LSD axle
Replies: 9
Views: 10658

Thanks csr,
Unfortunately it looks like the 2.0 axle is a 3.09, must have been from a 5-speed. Bugger :(
by chiefcapri2.8
Fri May 30, 2008 10:11 am
Forum: Drivetrain Area
Topic: Disc brake LSD axle
Replies: 9
Views: 10658

Hi guys, Good looking axle, i'm hoping to do that myself! I've got two spare axles here, one from a 1.6, one from a 2.0, is there a way to tell which one is the 3.44 2.0 axle without taking them apart? Any markings or anything? Or if not is there anything stamped on the back face of the crown wheel ...
by chiefcapri2.8
Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:15 am
Forum: Body & Strengthening
Topic: Side moulding holes
Replies: 9
Views: 11214

Hi danlaser, I've taken the mouldings off on my car mate but unfortunately i don't have any pics of it! The most important things is NOT just to fill the holes! The holes need welding up! Then skimming over with fine filler, sanding, priming, wet flatting and then spraying, etc, etc. If you think ab...
by chiefcapri2.8
Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:04 am
Forum: Engine Conversions
Topic: Cosworth conversion questions!
Replies: 2
Views: 6903

Thanks for your reply CSR! Yes, i got the answers of Neil at Caprisport last week, spoke to him a couple of times on the phone and got some fantastic information and advice! It's always good to have it in writting somewhere for future reference though! Got the engine sorted, now just need the cash f...
by chiefcapri2.8
Sat Apr 05, 2008 2:45 pm
Forum: Mk3 Capri's
Topic: ENGINE MOUNTS
Replies: 2
Views: 6708

Hiya Clive,
Ebay mate, got myself a couple of new ones for my 2.8 not so long ago!
£15 + £5 postage!
Regards,
Keith
by chiefcapri2.8
Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:19 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels & Suspension Area
Topic: Servo problem/upgrade?
Replies: 7
Views: 14497

Hi Tony, Yeah i can see how that could be a problem!! I had a really good chat with Neil at Caprisport the other night and he was talking about your brake set up, i think he use the phrase "f###ing awesome" more than once! I'm on the hunt now for some fiat calipers, got some granada calipers cheap a...
by chiefcapri2.8
Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:51 pm
Forum: Engine Conversions
Topic: Cosworth conversion questions!
Replies: 2
Views: 6903

Cosworth conversion questions!

Hi guys, After sitting on the fence for far too long i think i'm going to skip the 2.8 and install a cossy engine. I guess i've finally 'seen the light' like the rest of you! I've contacted Caprisport who by all accounts are the masters of this conversion, but thought i might fire out a few more que...
by chiefcapri2.8
Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:41 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels & Suspension Area
Topic: Servo problem/upgrade?
Replies: 7
Views: 14497

Hi csr, Many thanks for the reply again. Thank you for your concern over my engine, i have to admit i've read a lot of the threads concerning the 2.8 and have never really understood everybody's problem with it. Mine goes like a train and scares the pants off me, like you say perhaps i have one of t...
by chiefcapri2.8
Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:39 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels & Suspension Area
Topic: Servo problem/upgrade?
Replies: 7
Views: 14497

Hi csr, Thanks for your reply, i'm slightly annoyed at the moment because i feel i might have been 'sold a kipper' as far as these brakes are concerned. I bought them from RallyDesign, whom i thought would have been a reputable company, the 'technical expert' on the phone seemed to know what he was ...
by chiefcapri2.8
Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:08 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels & Suspension Area
Topic: Servo problem/upgrade?
Replies: 7
Views: 14497

Servo problem/upgrade?

Hi guys, I'm looking for some thoughts/advice on a brake issue with my 2.8i. Problem is the brakes seem below par to me and i'm feeling that there might be a problem with the servo, either knackered or not getting enough vacuum. I'm running standard 9" rear drums, and 4pot wilwood calipers at the fr...
by chiefcapri2.8
Fri Feb 29, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: Body & Strengthening
Topic: paint over rust treated areas
Replies: 3
Views: 7628

Hi Wilma, unfortunately as demo2 says spraying over the rust is only really a temporary fix, you really need to remove it to cure it. However, being a former paint sprayer i might be able to give you this advice. You'll never get the right match out of a can, aerosol spray is 'cellulose' based where...
by chiefcapri2.8
Fri Dec 21, 2007 8:31 pm
Forum: Drivetrain Area
Topic: 2.8i Capri axle lsd or not
Replies: 4
Views: 7560

You can't tell from the outside as far as i know mate but there is a simple check. Jack the back of the car up, so both wheels are off the ground and free to rotate. Spin one of the wheels with your hands, keep an eye on the other side wheel. If both wheels spin the same way it's an lsd, if they tur...