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Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 14th November 2018, 19:59
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By EXI Turbo
Just spent another few hours on the rack and...

Just spent another few hours on the rack and still no luck. Suspension arms,shocks and springs off even removed the steering column as I could get the UV joint off (bolt rounded off)

The tank...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 11th November 2018, 20:51
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By EXI Turbo
I have been having a frustrating time trying to...

I have been having a frustrating time trying to remove the old steering rack. Although it is all undone I can't wiggle it out. Not sure how much I need to remove, petrol tank, brake servo etc.
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 29th October 2018, 20:01
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By EXI Turbo
Thanks for the reply I am about to start...

Thanks for the reply

I am about to start striping it down and rebuilding it with new rack & track rod ends so any numbers would be helpful. I am also going to try and refit the Marlin ARB which...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 20th October 2018, 16:51
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By EXI Turbo
Thanks for your reply. I think I am going to...

Thanks for your reply.

I think I am going to replace the quick rack for a standard rack (and make sure it is centred) and probably change my little momo wheel for a larger one.

Although the car...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 17th October 2018, 14:22
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By EXI Turbo
Which Steering Rack.

When I ordered my kit many years ago I specified a 'quick rack' but now I am wondering if that along with the small steering wheel is making it a little twitchy for general road use so want to change...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 5th September 2018, 10:26
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By EXI Turbo
I have a standard Rover 2ltr Turbo engine. If the...

I have a standard Rover 2ltr Turbo engine. If the handling was better I would like to up the performance but at present I wouldn't feel safer going any faster.

Although saying that fully loaded up...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 4th September 2018, 08:32
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By EXI Turbo
sorry I thought I attached a jpeg. Obviously did...

sorry I thought I attached a jpeg. Obviously did not work although it looks ok from my end.

Can anyone let me know how to stick a photo up as it wont let me paste.

cheers

Nick
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 3rd September 2018, 15:56
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By EXI Turbo
I had to add extra vents in the side of the two...

I had to add extra vents in the side of the two humps to get rid heat generated by the turbo. Before I installed them, the hot air being blown on my neck was extremely uncomfortable on long journeys...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 19th June 2018, 18:18
Replies: 2
Views: 356
Posted By EXI Turbo
Thanks, I found out that the fuse holder had some...

Thanks, I found out that the fuse holder had some corrosion and although the fuse was OK the power wasn't getting through. My fault probably as I have driven it in some very bad weather, even with...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 16th June 2018, 18:58
Replies: 2
Views: 356
Posted By EXI Turbo
Help needed - Indicator problems

As the MOT is due on Tuesday I thought I would just do a final check make sure all the lights,wipers,horn etc are working. Unfortunately no indicators and when I turned on the hazzards the little red...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 17th April 2018, 17:26
Replies: 17
Views: 1,935
Posted By EXI Turbo
well done, must get mine out of the garage...

well done,

must get mine out of the garage and get it in for a MOT. I have not driven it since August last year !
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 31st July 2017, 12:43
Replies: 0
Views: 1,131
Posted By EXI Turbo
Things to do after 1500 mile camping trip to France

I have just had a very successful camping trip to France covering over 1500 miles in the 5exi. In fact the handling seemed even better with the wife in and it fully loaded with the camping kit.
...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 10th July 2017, 12:57
Replies: 4
Views: 1,634
Posted By EXI Turbo
As mine has not been getting much use I am going...

As mine has not been getting much use I am going to take it to France on a camping trip for a week.

Hardest part is getting the wife to understand the space constraints so we are go away in the...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 28th June 2017, 08:37
Replies: 4
Views: 1,634
Posted By EXI Turbo
Time flies - 2nd MOT

I can't believe I have had the car on the road for 5 years . But probably due to lack of use it has sailed through it's second MOT with only an advisory on the outer CV boot.

So now it time to use...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 27th February 2017, 15:40
Replies: 9
Views: 2,783
Posted By EXI Turbo
I must admit I have never been happy with the...

I must admit I have never been happy with the handling of mine on the road, although I did make it all the way to Essex to appear in this photo !

I have upgraded front and rear but still having...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 12th September 2016, 18:13
Replies: 4
Views: 2,456
Posted By EXI Turbo
happy anniversary, mine had it's first MOT this...

happy anniversary, mine had it's first MOT this year - and passed !
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 24th June 2015, 21:43
Replies: 11
Views: 4,459
Posted By EXI Turbo
do you know if that is resistant to petrol ? ...

do you know if that is resistant to petrol ?

I broke down on the M4 whilst on the way to the Marlin track day at Castle Combe today. Turns out that the hylolyte red 100 I used dissolved with the...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 22nd June 2015, 19:59
Replies: 11
Views: 4,459
Posted By EXI Turbo
Took the car out to Castle Combe kit at the...

Took the car out to Castle Combe kit at the weekend and the smell of petrol is back , it seems to be seeping out via the screw threads as mentioned by Rich.

So will need to have another go.
...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 12th June 2015, 18:39
Replies: 11
Views: 4,459
Posted By EXI Turbo
Good idea about rebuild kit, just ordered from...

Good idea about rebuild kit, just ordered from Rimmer Bros , I was about to buy a new slave cylinder so saved a few quid, thanks

I think I will leave the fuel pump alone for the time being as it...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 12th June 2015, 15:57
Replies: 11
Views: 4,459
Posted By EXI Turbo
Fingers crossed the fuel leak I have had for the...

Fingers crossed the fuel leak I have had for the past two years has been sorted.

A new (secondhand) fuel sender and hylolyte red 100 was all it needed, just hope the fuel gauge is reading...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 2nd June 2015, 00:37
Replies: 11
Views: 4,459
Posted By EXI Turbo
Hi Rich, I tried to find that but do not think...

Hi Rich, I tried to find that but do not think they make it anymore. I tried Hylomar Hylolyte Red which I was told is the same stuff and also tried Hylomar Universal Blue but still leaks, even...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 1st June 2015, 18:17
Replies: 11
Views: 4,459
Posted By EXI Turbo
Which Fuel Pump/Sender Unit

Ever since I can remember there has been a smell of petrol coming from the unit where it attaches to the fuel tank.

I have removed it numerous times and tried to seal it with every product I can...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 24th May 2015, 19:54
Replies: 20
Views: 5,306
Posted By EXI Turbo
Hi Martin, I also had the same handling issues...

Hi Martin, I also had the same handling issues you mention.

I had tried the simple things first which improved it slightly e.g. tyre pressures, sticky tyres, ride height etc but it still felt...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 4th July 2014, 19:42
Replies: 8
Views: 2,176
Posted By EXI Turbo
Sounds great fun and car must be well sorted. I...

Sounds great fun and car must be well sorted. I would love to feel safe enough to take mine to 100 mph.

Talking about bouncing off rev limiters, do you know if the rover has a rev limiter I think...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 4th July 2014, 19:33
Replies: 8
Views: 2,278
Posted By EXI Turbo
It was good to do 1000 miles in a week I really...

It was good to do 1000 miles in a week I really got the feel for it. And as it was a bit different I had loads of people stopping by just for a chat. Great way to meet people of all nationalities.
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