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Re: M Plate 1.8LS Saloon

by Cavalier342 ¦ Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:07 pm ¦ Forum: Projects, Restorations and Runabouts ¦ Topic: M Plate 1.8LS Saloon ¦ Replies: 78 ¦ Views: 2736

Last one I bought was around £50 so for peace of mind it's not a bad option.

Re: M Plate 1.8LS Saloon

by Cavalier342 ¦ Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:22 pm ¦ Forum: Projects, Restorations and Runabouts ¦ Topic: M Plate 1.8LS Saloon ¦ Replies: 78 ¦ Views: 2736

The old radiator on my old C18NZ cracked at where the core meets the plastic on the offside, thermostat end, check for anti-freeze or brown stains where the plastic meets the metal, it could be that. Luckily it's a piece of piss to replace the radiators on these, so much room to work with and easy a...

Re: f20 or f28 gearboxes

by Cavalier342 ¦ Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:29 pm ¦ Forum: Faults and Fixes: Mechanical ¦ Topic: f20 or f28 gearboxes ¦ Replies: 10 ¦ Views: 330

Robsey wrote:Don't worry - Joe never worked out the answer either.

From memory, Joe wanted to be the fastest Cavalier in Rotherham, so that he could race round his local estate quicker than his friends.




:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Then appear live on the next series of Police Interceptors or Road Wars :D

Re: Lowrider Dave - 1994 GLS (Archer)

by Cavalier342 ¦ Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:06 pm ¦ Forum: Projects, Restorations and Runabouts ¦ Topic: Lowrider Dave - 1994 GLS (Archer) ¦ Replies: 247 ¦ Views: 6341

Congrats mate, at least she's gone to a new home.

Re: Heater Blower issues

by Cavalier342 ¦ Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:17 pm ¦ Forum: Faults and Fixes: Other ¦ Topic: Heater Blower issues ¦ Replies: 11 ¦ Views: 169

If it doesn't work on the other lower speeds than I presume the resistor pack itself is gone. They are fairly hard to find as there are 2 or 3 different types, and they don't all fit the same way unfortunately.

But try the new thermal fuse for now and see how it goes.

Regards.

Re: Heater Blower issues

by Cavalier342 ¦ Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:59 pm ¦ Forum: Faults and Fixes: Other ¦ Topic: Heater Blower issues ¦ Replies: 11 ¦ Views: 169

Hi, the full speed is basically a default 12v live speed, the resistor pack is there to regulate the speeds from the dashboard switch, but as least you now know that the motor works fine, and if it doesn't squeal or stop spinning immediately after cutting power then it should be in good condition. I...

Re: Cable's Thread of Ongoing Misery

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:11 pm ¦ Forum: Faults and Fixes: Mechanical ¦ Topic: Cable's Thread of Ongoing Misery ¦ Replies: 124 ¦ Views: 2429

Isn't there a bracket which holds certain relays and plugs which is in front of the ECU that is held on with 2 screws? I presume you have got that out of the way first?

Re: Cable's Thread of Ongoing Misery

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:31 pm ¦ Forum: Faults and Fixes: Mechanical ¦ Topic: Cable's Thread of Ongoing Misery ¦ Replies: 124 ¦ Views: 2429

I've always used a wire brush on earth points myself, contact cleaner dries up on metal and leaves a a white residue, at least around the engine bay earth points in my case. The ECU should come out easily enough, although there is a fair bit of wiring down there.

Re: Cavalier V6 radiator fan

by Cavalier342 ¦ Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:11 pm ¦ Forum: Faults and Fixes: Mechanical ¦ Topic: Cavalier V6 radiator fan ¦ Replies: 7 ¦ Views: 76

Yes, there isn't much room to work around on those V6 lumps! I managed to replace mine with a bit of hassle, obviously removing the air filter housing helped me a little I think, I had the same problem with mine, but with mine, it was the resistor pack which is mounted on the other side of the radia...

A modern classic 4x4 Turbo or a boring ass golf? That's a no brainer right there, easiest choice ever. Not sure about having one as a first car though, but if you are a careful driver and don't take risks (easier said than done) then by all means, if your heart is in it, then get a Turbo, but you re...

Hi, there could be a whole number of reasons why it won't fire up. Let's start with the basics.. Are there any fuel hose leaks? Is the engine the C20NE? They are simple enough and don't have a lot to go wrong. I'm wondering if there is an earth issue somewhere, if you have no dash lights.. Have you ...

Re: Cable's Thread of Ongoing Misery

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:34 pm ¦ Forum: Faults and Fixes: Mechanical ¦ Topic: Cable's Thread of Ongoing Misery ¦ Replies: 124 ¦ Views: 2429

That looks very technical. Credit to you for digging around, I wouldn't have a clue how to do any of that.

Re: Interesting Statistic !!

by Cavalier342 ¦ Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:48 pm ¦ Forum: General Chat ¦ Topic: Interesting Statistic !! ¦ Replies: 6 ¦ Views: 98

I say take it now sod those people who don’t think it’s a classic, just say it’s retro ;) I know someone that takes there MK3 to classic car shows ok it’s a 1993 L reg but like I say when is the last one you see on the road? My 1995 N reg still gets attention when I was out and about in it not as m...

Re: Interesting Statistic !!

by Cavalier342 ¦ Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:35 pm ¦ Forum: General Chat ¦ Topic: Interesting Statistic !! ¦ Replies: 6 ¦ Views: 98

Only 2900? That's a lot less than I thought.

I think you can take it, I don't know how old yours is, but the pre-facelift models are considered to be more "classic" than facelift, especially if completely original inside and out.

Re: Hello

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:18 pm ¦ Forum: Introduce yourself ¦ Topic: Hello ¦ Replies: 6 ¦ Views: 90

A few laps around the island every now and then should keep it it in check. They prefer long runs, same as most larger gasoline engines.

Re: Blaine's Vauxhall Cavalier 2.0 GLS

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:16 pm ¦ Forum: Projects, Restorations and Runabouts ¦ Topic: Blaine's Vauxhall Cavalier 2.0 GLS ¦ Replies: 27 ¦ Views: 385

James McGrath wrote:For the aerial I actually don't use any lubricant. Just keep it clean and free of gunk.


You've got to keep it lubed James, otherwise it might not go up properly :p

Re: Blaine's Vauxhall Cavalier 2.0 GLS

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:47 pm ¦ Forum: Projects, Restorations and Runabouts ¦ Topic: Blaine's Vauxhall Cavalier 2.0 GLS ¦ Replies: 27 ¦ Views: 385

I've always used 3-in-1 oil, don't really know if a dry lubricant would be any good or not personally.

Re: Hello

by Cavalier342 ¦ Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:14 pm ¦ Forum: Introduce yourself ¦ Topic: Hello ¦ Replies: 6 ¦ Views: 90

Welcome to the forum.

2 litre auto? Sounds good, my sort of combination for a comfortable drive. Sounds interesting about it being the only one "in the village", there must be one or two lurking around somewhere, either in a shed or in someone's private workshop.

Re: Electric window Cavalier 1.7Td 1994

by Cavalier342 ¦ Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:42 pm ¦ Forum: Faults and Fixes: Mechanical ¦ Topic: Electric window Cavalier 1.7Td 1994 ¦ Replies: 4 ¦ Views: 87

Hi Bernie.

Very simple, just use a thin flatblade screwdriver and pry it out carefully from either end, it simply pops out. The connector on the bottom of the switch won't move very far as the wiring loom is tight, but you should be able to un-plug it without too much difficulty.

Re: Blaine's Vauxhall Cavalier 2.0 GLS

by Cavalier342 ¦ Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:26 pm ¦ Forum: Projects, Restorations and Runabouts ¦ Topic: Blaine's Vauxhall Cavalier 2.0 GLS ¦ Replies: 27 ¦ Views: 385

It's totally normal for the aerials to make a series of knocks when travelling, but it's well worth keeping the aerial mast clean and oiled up, gives much less problems down the line. I used to clean my electric aerial masts every other day, they pick up a lot of dust and grit when driving around an...

Re: Alternator not lining up

by Cavalier342 ¦ Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:56 pm ¦ Forum: Faults and Fixes: Other ¦ Topic: Alternator not lining up ¦ Replies: 2 ¦ Views: 62

which engine are we talking about here?

Re: Cavalier restoration

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:03 pm ¦ Forum: Projects, Restorations and Runabouts ¦ Topic: Cavalier restoration ¦ Replies: 25 ¦ Views: 351

Good to hear that you're planning to keep it as original as possible, that in itself is value! Mods and addons just ruin it for the future collectors.

Re: Cavalier restoration

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:01 pm ¦ Forum: Projects, Restorations and Runabouts ¦ Topic: Cavalier restoration ¦ Replies: 25 ¦ Views: 351

Robsey wrote: nobody is a 100% expert or style guru.


Apart from Robsey that is :p

Robsey wrote: especially not Robsey

Re: Cavalier restoration

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:43 pm ¦ Forum: Projects, Restorations and Runabouts ¦ Topic: Cavalier restoration ¦ Replies: 25 ¦ Views: 351

I hope you have a well spaced garage or some facility where you have enough room to work with a roof overhead. A full restoration would usually mean keeping/cleaning/repairing as many original parts as possible and replacing unusable original parts with identical or close to identical replacement pa...

Re: Blaine's Vauxhall Cavalier 2.0 GLS

by Cavalier342 ¦ Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:50 pm ¦ Forum: Projects, Restorations and Runabouts ¦ Topic: Blaine's Vauxhall Cavalier 2.0 GLS ¦ Replies: 27 ¦ Views: 385

Nice simple job to do but worth while.