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Forum: General Build Chat 30th June 2018, 20:06
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By phil.coyle
checkout Sikaflex adhesives, but be warned once...

checkout Sikaflex adhesives, but be warned once it sets that's it.
I used it to bond my aluminium transmission tunnel, tried to take apart a few years later , forget it!

Phil
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 27th February 2018, 10:35
Replies: 17
Views: 2,154
Posted By phil.coyle
If you had asked me 16 years ago I could have...

If you had asked me 16 years ago I could have saved you a lot of time�� all I have is an in tank pump ,a jampot sierra fuel filter (0.75ltr) ,no problems except when I replaced the fuel pump motor...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 24th December 2017, 19:26
Replies: 17
Views: 2,154
Posted By phil.coyle
What else would you do at Christmas, spending ...

What else would you do at Christmas, spending few hours in a subzero garage removing panels and tank unit. It will make you appreciate the glass of your favourite beverage by a roaring fire or for...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 24th December 2017, 13:54
Replies: 17
Views: 2,154
Posted By phil.coyle
Kit car owners are the Mothers of Invention as...

Kit car owners are the Mothers of Invention as Frank Zappa might say.
Brilliant conversion, I assume you have checked the continuous delivery pressure at around 3 bars.
This could help many others...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 11th July 2017, 08:33
Replies: 17
Views: 2,154
Posted By phil.coyle
fuel pumps

This might help to track down what you need.
http://www.fuelpumpsonline.co.uk/bmw-fuel-pumps-2647-c.asp


I run a 2.0ltr EFi with an in tank pump (ford puma pump) with a sierra jam pot type fuel...
Forum: General Build Chat 28th September 2016, 11:41
Replies: 1
Views: 1,149
Posted By phil.coyle
If you just want an engine management system try...

If you just want an engine management system try Omec or Emerald , there are some others.
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 20th September 2016, 08:41
Replies: 67
Views: 16,778
Posted By phil.coyle
Oh well at least you are aware of the problem...

Oh well at least you are aware of the problem should it pop up again, one less thing to worry about, and you can always file a bit off the bottom of the thread if it starts to weep.
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 19th September 2016, 22:24
Replies: 67
Views: 16,778
Posted By phil.coyle
I'm leaning on the lampost....

Sounds like the banjo bolt is bottoming out in the fitting or there is a discrepancy in the thread length and the banjo thickness, time to get out the measuring sticks or a Vernier gauge .
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 19th September 2016, 22:18
Replies: 11
Views: 3,323
Posted By phil.coyle
Quick, jot it down in your note book for future...

Quick, jot it down in your note book for future reference, just in case some other poor unfortunate has the same problem.

And remember, Knowledge is Power,:eusa_think:
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 19th September 2016, 10:12
Replies: 67
Views: 16,778
Posted By phil.coyle
If you know about annealing then you know it...

If you know about annealing then you know it makes the copper softer and it seals better.
Those cats look like civets, and!, they have their OWN garage.
Someone gave me a book once called a hundred...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 18th September 2016, 20:37
Replies: 11
Views: 3,323
Posted By phil.coyle
Go to Maplin's and by a diode about 70pence tell...

Go to Maplin's and by a diode about 70pence tell them what voltage etc. that you want it for and make sure you ask which way the current travels through it, they usually are marked with a coloured...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 18th September 2016, 19:28
Replies: 67
Views: 16,778
Posted By phil.coyle
How many cats on your exhaust ? If your...

How many cats on your exhaust ?

If your washers are copper get them heated up to blood red and then drop them in some water. But I'm sure you knew that all reddy. ho ho
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 13th August 2016, 08:52
Replies: 14
Views: 3,627
Posted By phil.coyle
Have you checked the one way valve in the Hose to...

Have you checked the one way valve in the Hose to the servo.
Some are obvious in the Hose, and others are at the point of entry into the Servo.
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 26th June 2016, 17:06
Replies: 14
Views: 3,627
Posted By phil.coyle
I'm just an old retired international truck...

I'm just an old retired international truck driver, and I have become accustomed to bumps rattles and bangs, and after 16 years I still don't have a roof on my roadster, less hair means I get...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 26th June 2016, 13:23
Replies: 14
Views: 3,627
Posted By phil.coyle
Good news, another problem solved. Are we...

Good news, another problem solved.
Are we becoming softer as drivers with assisted everything, I know technology is a good thing but I can't help feeling that the driving feel/experience is slowly...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 26th June 2016, 10:49
Replies: 14
Views: 3,627
Posted By phil.coyle
You could also check the one way valve is working...

You could also check the one way valve is working correctly in the vacuum hose between intake manifold and servo.
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 17th June 2016, 09:38
Replies: 278
Views: 60,183
Posted By phil.coyle
One check you can make is the spark plug gap, the...

One check you can make is the spark plug gap, the bigger the gap the harder the coil has to work and overheat, also the resistance in your HT leads, do they match the standards compared to the...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 15th June 2016, 14:06
Replies: 7
Views: 2,201
Posted By phil.coyle
Well done, it isn't how long it takes, it's the...

Well done, it isn't how long it takes, it's the accomplishment and achievement . Six weeks it will only be August and then golden days of September, keep looking forward.
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 12th June 2016, 14:27
Replies: 79
Views: 15,475
Posted By phil.coyle
I had a similar experience to you with a 8 mm...

I had a similar experience to you with a 8 mm pipe sliding off, and after searching around the garage found an old pipe with an olive attached, and therefore no more problems and that was 15 years...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 12th June 2016, 13:49
Replies: 79
Views: 15,475
Posted By phil.coyle
Quick fix for the copper coolant pipe is to...

Quick fix for the copper coolant pipe is to solder a compression olive onto it, or sacrifice a compression fitting by tightening it up on the end of your pipe and then remove it and carefully cut off...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 4th May 2016, 21:37
Replies: 12
Views: 2,139
Posted By phil.coyle
If you have wing mirrors why do you need a rear...

If you have wing mirrors why do you need a rear view mirror as well? No white van man has an interior mirror if the van has a panel behind the driver.
Surely the wing mirrors are rear view mirrors,...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 12th April 2016, 21:24
Replies: 79
Views: 15,475
Posted By phil.coyle
Looks like a err.... nice and snug fit. Hope it...

Looks like a err.... nice and snug fit. Hope it cures your problem especially now the weather is on the change.
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 11th April 2016, 21:36
Replies: 3
Views: 1,138
Posted By phil.coyle
It may be the regulator or the diode pack, you...

It may be the regulator or the diode pack, you can replace them yourself. Try www.jcrsupplies.co.uk for spare parts.
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 9th April 2016, 17:41
Replies: 6
Views: 1,366
Posted By phil.coyle
Hi Chris, although I have a Roadster for the last...

Hi Chris, although I have a Roadster for the last 16 years it has never had anti-roll bars fitted, I suppose it all depends on the stiffness of your suspension but I am quite happy to take my car...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 4th April 2016, 22:14
Replies: 79
Views: 15,475
Posted By phil.coyle
For less than 20 you can get a float battery...

For less than 20 you can get a float battery charger, I use one on my car all through the winter without any problems, cheaper in the long run. Hope the new battery works out.
Phil
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