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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: 113 ¦ Views: 2245

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: 5 ¦ Views: 61

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: 5 ¦ Views: 61

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: 86

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: 348

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: 348

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: 86

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: 3 ¦ Views: 68

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: 348

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: 58

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: 18 ¦ Views: 200

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: 18 ¦ Views: 200

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: 18 ¦ Views: 200

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: 348

Nice simple job to do but worth while.

Re: Reprogramming the automatic windows?

by Cavalier342 ¦ Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:39 pm ¦ Forum: Faults and Fixes: ICE and Electrical ¦ Topic: Reprogramming the automatic windows? ¦ Replies: 4 ¦ Views: 63

As above, lower them until they stop by holding the button down, you will hear the regulator click off, then raise them all the way by holding the button, you will hear the regulator click again. Done, you should have one-touch enabled again.

Re: Stuff we've seen on the road

by Cavalier342 ¦ Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:27 am ¦ Forum: General Chat ¦ Topic: Stuff we've seen on the road ¦ Replies: 308 ¦ Views: 14973

Lol the driver of the Thunderbird must have just swung her in there while sipping a beer and munching down a 1 lb hamburger. Amazing. Nice one Robsey.

Re: Swapping petrol engine out for a diesel

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:55 pm ¦ Forum: General Chat ¦ Topic: Swapping petrol engine out for a diesel ¦ Replies: 4 ¦ Views: 44

Welcome to the forum. Usually folks tend to to it the other way around, although the Isuzu 1.7td engines are supposedly well proven and tough as nails, not sure how easy it would be to find a good engine nowadays, as most Cavaliers have petrol engines nowadays. There are members here who know exactl...

Re: Headlight washer

by Cavalier342 ¦ Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:16 pm ¦ Forum: Faults and Fixes: Other ¦ Topic: Headlight washer ¦ Replies: 17 ¦ Views: 276

Addition to my post: As you have a saloon you can also use a wiper switch from a hatchback model. Then you can use a washer pump from a hatch with two outlet and fit the hose of the headlight washer to the second outlet. Signal for headlight wipers and soleniod (the solenoid is obsolete then) is so...

Re: Mikes 2.0 Gls

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:07 pm ¦ Forum: Projects, Restorations and Runabouts ¦ Topic: Mikes 2.0 Gls ¦ Replies: 1060 ¦ Views: 14458

Glad you finally got the gearbox sorted, one more job off the list, does the bonnet open now as it should?

Re: Heater Blower issues

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:40 am ¦ Forum: Faults and Fixes: Other ¦ Topic: Heater Blower issues ¦ Replies: 6 ¦ Views: 119

The smell will go eventually as WD-40 dries off, if you can remove the fan unit from under the scuttle panel or ask someone to do it, and spin the fan by hand to see how easy it is to spin, if it feels a bit tight to move and stops almost immediately after letting go then the bearings are dry. Oil w...

Re: Evening All

by Cavalier342 ¦ Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:34 pm ¦ Forum: Introduce yourself ¦ Topic: Evening All ¦ Replies: 10 ¦ Views: 144

blaine wrote:
Cavalier342 wrote:Looks very tidy, I've never seen those hub caps before, must be a rare set!


Honestly wouldn't know.

They are coming off shortly as I have a set of alloy wheels to go on



James McGrath will have those from you, guaranteed.

Re: Blaine's Vauxhall Cavalier 2.0 GLS

by Cavalier342 ¦ Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:34 pm ¦ Forum: Projects, Restorations and Runabouts ¦ Topic: Blaine's Vauxhall Cavalier 2.0 GLS ¦ Replies: 27 ¦ Views: 348

I always heard that the 8 valvers have more poke and torque at the lower end which make them more favourable in acceleration. I've never owned a 16v personally so cannot comment on them but I've been in manual 8 valvers and they definitely have torque.

Re: Blaine's Vauxhall Cavalier 2.0 GLS

by Cavalier342 ¦ Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:41 pm ¦ Forum: Projects, Restorations and Runabouts ¦ Topic: Blaine's Vauxhall Cavalier 2.0 GLS ¦ Replies: 27 ¦ Views: 348

As it's a rare colour, I personally would simply restore it and take it to shows. It's not the prettiest colour on the Cavalier palette, but it's rare, and that does make it interesting. With regards to tuning, apart from brakes, tires and suspension, there isn't much point spending cash unless you ...

Re: Heater Blower issues

by Cavalier342 ¦ Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:32 pm ¦ Forum: Faults and Fixes: Other ¦ Topic: Heater Blower issues ¦ Replies: 6 ¦ Views: 119

Well for one, I would expect a strong smell of WD-40 through the vents which isn't the nicest smell you could have, and also as it's a water dispersant, it dries up pretty quickly, resulting in wasted effort as a long term lubricant. You may have to get a new thermal fuse for it, or if you can find ...

Re: Evening All

by Cavalier342 ¦ Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:27 pm ¦ Forum: Introduce yourself ¦ Topic: Evening All ¦ Replies: 10 ¦ Views: 144

Looks very tidy, I've never seen those hub caps before, must be a rare set!