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Re: V6 coolant,

by Cavalier342 ¦ Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:33 pm ¦ Forum: Faults and Fixes: Mechanical ¦ Topic: V6 coolant, ¦ Replies: 4 ¦ Views: 45

What about the oil itself, are there any mayonnaise-like deposits around the filler cap or on the dipstick?

Re: Removing Drivers side kick panel

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:09 pm ¦ Forum: Faults and Fixes: Bodywork and Interior ¦ Topic: Removing Drivers side kick panel ¦ Replies: 6 ¦ Views: 50

It's just wedged into the slot and it's there to stop the kickpanel from moving sideways. Just prise it out carefully.

Re: Removing Drivers side kick panel

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:15 pm ¦ Forum: Faults and Fixes: Bodywork and Interior ¦ Topic: Removing Drivers side kick panel ¦ Replies: 6 ¦ Views: 50

can you not just wedge it upwards and out with a thin flatblade screwdriver? Also if you haven't done, you need to pull the door seal out in order to remove the kick panel, and be careful to not snap or damage the bonnet release handle.

Re: V6 coolant,

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:13 pm ¦ Forum: Faults and Fixes: Mechanical ¦ Topic: V6 coolant, ¦ Replies: 4 ¦ Views: 45

Does it overheat? Is there oil or sludge in the coolant reservoir? Hopefully it's not the oil cooler that's gone as they are a nightmare to do from what I heard. Any leaks on the ground under the front end?

Ye, next time I shall bring a 32-piece drum kit and some guitars.

Re: 1.8NZ possible overheating ?

by Cavalier342 ¦ Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:35 am ¦ Forum: Faults and Fixes: Mechanical ¦ Topic: 1.8NZ possible overheating ? ¦ Replies: 4 ¦ Views: 59

I agree with the above, try a simple flush/drain/flush/drain, both ways, i.e. from both sides of the radiator, and inside the radiator in case there's some sort of blockage. While she's warming up, feel the big hoses which run from the engine to the radiator, sqeezing them every now and then to get ...

Good shooting Dave, as usual.

Re: SOUTHERN 15TH MEETING

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:22 pm ¦ Forum: Events, Meets, Gatherings and Parties ¦ Topic: SOUTHERN 15TH MEETING ¦ Replies: 9 ¦ Views: 121

Good meet guys, had a good laugh, nice to see everyone again.

Re: And The Numpty Of The Week Is!!

by Cavalier342 ¦ Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:31 pm ¦ Forum: General Chat ¦ Topic: And The Numpty Of The Week Is!! ¦ Replies: 8 ¦ Views: 75

They're too big for James unfortunately.

Re: And The Numpty Of The Week Is!!

by Cavalier342 ¦ Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:28 pm ¦ Forum: General Chat ¦ Topic: And The Numpty Of The Week Is!! ¦ Replies: 8 ¦ Views: 75

We've all done stupid things.

Re: And The Numpty Of The Week Is!!

by Cavalier342 ¦ Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:41 pm ¦ Forum: General Chat ¦ Topic: And The Numpty Of The Week Is!! ¦ Replies: 8 ¦ Views: 75

Lol. Thanks Robsey, that's made my day today.

I've had 3 cavaliers and never had an issue with the hood release cable being anywhere near strut towers or battery, and I've never heard of it on any other cavaliers I've come across. Are you sure it's not just a badly routed cable which a previous owner has done on your particular car? Yes they ca...

Re: Timing belt

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:18 pm ¦ Forum: Faults and Fixes: General Maintenance and Servicing ¦ Topic: Timing belt ¦ Replies: 2 ¦ Views: 38

You can do a basic visual check as well by unbolting the top and middle timing belt cover bolts (10mm from memory) and pulling back on the plastic cover to visually inspect as much of the belt as you can see, if it looks thin and worn out, especially if any strands are showing, then replace it as so...

Re: C20NE Loom Rebuild

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:54 pm ¦ Forum: Faults and Fixes: ICE and Electrical ¦ Topic: C20NE Loom Rebuild ¦ Replies: 20 ¦ Views: 248

Idle control valve?

Re: C20NE Loom Rebuild

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:23 pm ¦ Forum: Faults and Fixes: ICE and Electrical ¦ Topic: C20NE Loom Rebuild ¦ Replies: 20 ¦ Views: 248

congratulations on the test result, that's always good news. I still can't understand all the electronic work that you've mentioned so far, I didn't think these engines needed all that hassle, should just be a case of wrenches and hammers to fix most gremlins.

Re: Aerial rubber availability

by Cavalier342 ¦ Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:01 pm ¦ Forum: Faults and Fixes: ICE and Electrical ¦ Topic: Aerial rubber availability ¦ Replies: 3 ¦ Views: 77

http://www.vauxhall-car-parts.co.uk/aca ... 07367.html

There's one there for just over a tenner, there are 2 different types, one for hatchback and one for sedans, make sure you get the right one if it is in the description of the item.

Re: C20NE Loom Rebuild

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:34 pm ¦ Forum: Faults and Fixes: ICE and Electrical ¦ Topic: C20NE Loom Rebuild ¦ Replies: 20 ¦ Views: 248

Hey mate, not sure if it's already been checked but what about the distributor cap on the cam housing? From experience cheaper aftermarket ones tend to wear out pretty quick, the contacts inside them just shred themselves and they cause poor running. Also check for blue powder deposits inside each H...

Re: Photobucket replacement

by Cavalier342 ¦ Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:57 pm ¦ Forum: General Chat ¦ Topic: Photobucket replacement ¦ Replies: 11 ¦ Views: 195

Having trouble with Flickr, it doesn't seem to load properly, not sure if something is up with their website or not.

Re: EuroFlo exhausts

by Cavalier342 ¦ Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:01 pm ¦ Forum: Faults and Fixes: Fuel Systems and Exhausts ¦ Topic: EuroFlo exhausts ¦ Replies: 5 ¦ Views: 101

I used to use cats direct, but I can't find the website now, maybe they've changed name or stopped selling. Never had a problem with them, used them on several occasions.

Re: Hello, new member here with my 1.6GL

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:25 pm ¦ Forum: Introduce yourself ¦ Topic: Hello, new member here with my 1.6GL ¦ Replies: 7 ¦ Views: 104

Welcome to the forum!

Love your motor, it's so totally original and tidy, and with that mileage a seriously good investment. You just keeping her clean and tidy or any ideas in mind?

Re: ne1 car show

by Cavalier342 ¦ Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:18 pm ¦ Forum: General Chat ¦ Topic: ne1 car show ¦ Replies: 3 ¦ Views: 68

Pre-facelift models from what I understand are getting more favored among fans, me included.

Re: Mikes 2.0 Gls

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:00 pm ¦ Forum: Projects, Restorations and Runabouts ¦ Topic: Mikes 2.0 Gls ¦ Replies: 1042 ¦ Views: 13062

Sounds good, you can always drill out the old screw which clamps the cable down and fit a new shiny one, Robsey just did that on his motor I believe.

Make sure you give the replacement engine a good check-over or get someone to do so, for peace of mind.

Re: Hard to build a cav from scratch?

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:02 pm ¦ Forum: General Chat ¦ Topic: Hard to build a cav from scratch? ¦ Replies: 12 ¦ Views: 131

I love R34s, though I've not seen a 4 door version, that must be super rare.

Re: Hard to build a cav from scratch?

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:47 pm ¦ Forum: General Chat ¦ Topic: Hard to build a cav from scratch? ¦ Replies: 12 ¦ Views: 131

It's a good idea that you have, because you can see every part of the shell, you can repair any issues easily and you can confidently apply rust-proofing products and underseal knowing that every bit is covered and protected for the future. I think it's definitely something worth doing, if you aren'...

Re: Photobucket

by Cavalier342 ¦ Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:59 pm ¦ Forum: General Chat ¦ Topic: Photobucket ¦ Replies: 28 ¦ Views: 291

Mazza wrote:Lol ... you may get a bye bye teddy!?!



It will include $399 postage fees.. :x