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Re: Happy 10 years Everyone.

by Cavalier342 ¦ Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:32 pm ¦ Forum: General Chat ¦ Topic: Happy 10 years Everyone. ¦ Replies: 8 ¦ Views: 47

I'll have a drink to that!

Re: 1.7 TD steering knock

by Cavalier342 ¦ Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:08 pm ¦ Forum: Faults and Fixes: Mechanical ¦ Topic: 1.7 TD steering knock ¦ Replies: 13 ¦ Views: 142

Stupid thought, but check your spare wheel well, take the spare out and see if any tools or metal objects are laying on the floor. I've had it once before, sometimes sounds can be deceiving as to where they are coming from.

Re: New (Chevrolet) Cavalier

by Cavalier342 ¦ Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:16 am ¦ Forum: Spotted ¦ Topic: New (Chevrolet) Cavalier ¦ Replies: 6 ¦ Views: 83

Dull, ugly and boring, both inside and outside. Same as everything that is produced nowadays that is NOT made in USA. Tiny engine compartment, the front seats look like an IKEA special bargain bin item, the rear end is all wrong, why have they fitted tail lights from a brand new Peugeot super-mini? ...

Re: V6 header tank

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:38 am ¦ Forum: Faults and Fixes: Mechanical ¦ Topic: V6 header tank ¦ Replies: 7 ¦ Views: 113

As a a temporary fix, get hold of some PTFE tape James and wrap it around the thread, should hold out for a while until you find a replacement.

Re: Wiring problem

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:21 pm ¦ Forum: General Chat ¦ Topic: Wiring problem ¦ Replies: 39 ¦ Views: 372

Maybe worth replacing the temperature gauge sender, if you think it's not accurate. The radiator fan works off a different sensor so even if your temperature gauge isn't reading correct, it should still kick in as normal.

Re: Wiring problem

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:59 pm ¦ Forum: General Chat ¦ Topic: Wiring problem ¦ Replies: 39 ¦ Views: 372

That's about perfect, anything between 95 and 100 is ok.

Re: V6 header tank

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:13 am ¦ Forum: Faults and Fixes: Mechanical ¦ Topic: V6 header tank ¦ Replies: 7 ¦ Views: 113

=Unless James has bought all their stock again.



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Re: Quiet

by Cavalier342 ¦ Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:22 am ¦ Forum: General Chat ¦ Topic: Quiet ¦ Replies: 18 ¦ Views: 238

That's usually how these things turn out..

Re: Quiet

by Cavalier342 ¦ Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:59 pm ¦ Forum: General Chat ¦ Topic: Quiet ¦ Replies: 18 ¦ Views: 238

I do admire the fact that the forum has been running for a decade, that is a very good achievement. I have to disagree with James however about this forum being "a form of social media" It's most definitely not, it's an online community that has been brought together with one focus - The M...

Re: Quiet

by Cavalier342 ¦ Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:05 am ¦ Forum: General Chat ¦ Topic: Quiet ¦ Replies: 18 ¦ Views: 238

That's the problem with society nowadays, everyone gets super glued to "social media" instead of being active on here, after all this forum was created for a good reason. But people tend to forget about that and instead choose to spend their time looking at random crap on some "social...

Re: New to the group!

by Cavalier342 ¦ Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:39 pm ¦ Forum: Introduce yourself ¦ Topic: New to the group! ¦ Replies: 4 ¦ Views: 65

Welcome to the forum! Good luck with finding a good project, there are still some coming up for sale here and there. You'll find all the help and advice you need here, many folks have built cars up from the ground up, and there are plenty of spare parts to be got hold of from our members if need be....

Re: James' 2.0 8v Diplomat

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:24 pm ¦ Forum: Projects, Restorations and Runabouts ¦ Topic: James' 2.0 8v Diplomat ¦ Replies: 269 ¦ Views: 7690

James, please get one of those and put a photo up on here.

Re: James' 2.0 8v Diplomat

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:10 pm ¦ Forum: Projects, Restorations and Runabouts ¦ Topic: James' 2.0 8v Diplomat ¦ Replies: 269 ¦ Views: 7690

(Quote All done one handed while holding an umbrella this afternoon:)

Now that I want to see lol.

Re: Timing belt changed.

by Cavalier342 ¦ Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:40 pm ¦ Forum: Faults and Fixes: Mechanical ¦ Topic: Timing belt changed. ¦ Replies: 14 ¦ Views: 240

Not the 8 valvers, but other engines are.

Re: Timing belt changed.

by Cavalier342 ¦ Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:24 pm ¦ Forum: Faults and Fixes: Mechanical ¦ Topic: Timing belt changed. ¦ Replies: 14 ¦ Views: 240

The 8valvers shouldn't get damaged if the belt goes, as the clearance between pistons and valves means there is no contact. Sling the new belt on, fire her up and if she's idling smooth and quiet then all is good.

Re: James' 1995 Manual CDX V6 Saloon

by Cavalier342 ¦ Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:41 pm ¦ Forum: Projects, Restorations and Runabouts ¦ Topic: James' 1995 Manual CDX V6 Saloon ¦ Replies: 194 ¦ Views: 4804

I have to say, as I'm walking everywhere nowadays, and unfortunately most of it is along pavements on the roads, the smell of diesel fumes is absolutely disgusting. I can't even smell gasoline exhausts now, all I can smell is those horrible polluting disgusting diesel fumes. Walking among those fume...

Re: James' 1995 Manual CDX V6 Saloon

by Cavalier342 ¦ Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:55 pm ¦ Forum: Projects, Restorations and Runabouts ¦ Topic: James' 1995 Manual CDX V6 Saloon ¦ Replies: 194 ¦ Views: 4804

My advice, get rid of the air-con altogether. How often are you going to be using it in the next 6 months? It's more hassle than it's worth.

Re: James' 1995 Manual CDX V6 Saloon

by Cavalier342 ¦ Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:30 pm ¦ Forum: Projects, Restorations and Runabouts ¦ Topic: James' 1995 Manual CDX V6 Saloon ¦ Replies: 194 ¦ Views: 4804

I hate vans and I hate diesels. Filthy stinking dirty pieces of crap. I know exactly what you mean James.

Re: Wiring problem

by Cavalier342 ¦ Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:25 pm ¦ Forum: General Chat ¦ Topic: Wiring problem ¦ Replies: 39 ¦ Views: 372

That doesn't sound good! Sounds like the dashboard needs a complete rewire. No telling what damage has been done or where the wiring issue lies.

Re: Quiet

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:06 pm ¦ Forum: General Chat ¦ Topic: Quiet ¦ Replies: 18 ¦ Views: 238

Definitely been on the quiet side recently.

Re: New cav turbo

by Cavalier342 ¦ Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:06 pm ¦ Forum: General Chat ¦ Topic: New cav turbo ¦ Replies: 22 ¦ Views: 286

I'm going to be totally honest here and please don't be offended. But if you buy a Turbo, you will have to spend cash on parts, it's not like buying a basic spec 1.6 L and keeping it going with bits for a fiver, Turbos need a lot of attention and care, you need to buy premium oils, other running flu...

Re: New cav turbo

by Cavalier342 ¦ Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:31 pm ¦ Forum: General Chat ¦ Topic: New cav turbo ¦ Replies: 22 ¦ Views: 286

For older models, main dealers will always overcharge you for even basic parts, due to the lack of availability of the parts, it seems like a total rip-off from the buyer's point of view. And it is. Best option is to search around various auto parts sites, I can't recommend any certain parts as I've...

Re: New cav turbo

by Cavalier342 ¦ Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:16 pm ¦ Forum: General Chat ¦ Topic: New cav turbo ¦ Replies: 22 ¦ Views: 286

Hi, congratulations on your purchase. I believe from memory that the Turbos had a slightly lowered ride height from other models, and from what I've heard, never buy a cheap lambda sensor, as they don't work properly, always buy a genuine item made by a reputable manufacturer, not a cheap knock-off ...

Re: DIN type coil pack

by Cavalier342 ¦ Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:59 pm ¦ Forum: Faults and Fixes: ICE and Electrical ¦ Topic: DIN type coil pack ¦ Replies: 7 ¦ Views: 79

Going back to the start of the thread, I'm not really sure how changing the types of connectors would help in any way, Mike, have you removed your distributor cap to check inside for wear? HT leads have the female pins in them anyway so the distributor cap should have male pins to connect to the lea...

Re: DIN type coil pack

by Cavalier342 ¦ Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:16 pm ¦ Forum: Faults and Fixes: ICE and Electrical ¦ Topic: DIN type coil pack ¦ Replies: 7 ¦ Views: 79

Yep - a mistake I once made. I bought a cap for my C20NE with pins in... I had to buy another without the pins because I had bought the wrong one in the first place. :wall Typical me - nice but dim. :raindeer That's odd because both my old 8 valvers had pins in the distributor cap and so does Mike'...