The All New, New "What have you done to your Bay today" thread.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by top banana racing, Aug 27, 2015.

  1. mikedjames

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    Reprogrammed the dash multifunction display so the timing advance dial went from 0 to 60 rather than +/- 60.

    Reprogrammed the ignition timing controller with the upgrade I had prepared a while back.

    Took it for a drive - seemed smoother updating the MAP values 8 times a second instead of 2x a second.

    Bought a couple of 16 amp C type plugs to replace a missing one and one that had a small hole in it from Viscount Leisure for less than I would have paid on eBay, fitted them to cables. 20230527_151723.jpg
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  2. Washed the front half. Then investigated the cause of some oily marks on the drive. It seems that I have a petrol leak. For all you Subaru guys there is a petrol pipe that goes into the paint lid, do you know what it is for? Is that a return pipe to return excess petrol back to the fuel tank? I know I have similar set up on my boats diesel engine. I'm not sure how far it goes but I might end up dropping the Subaru lump out so I can sort this out. More rubbish petrol pipes it would seem. Of course the one between fuel tank, pump and engine also needs replacing but much easier to get to. Next to find out what petrol pipe to replace with.
  3. There would be an adapter in the filler neck for the fuel return
    It was a cheaper option than fitting a new fuel tank with a built in return.
  4. I suspect that was the case. Just need to see how easy it is to replace.
  5. It’s probably one of the pipes attached to it that’s cracked or split
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  6. JamesLey

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    Drove it home after it being sat in the workshop since November. Finished a few odd jobs on it and gave it a service.

    No service would be complete without having to replace yet another set of CV joint boots!


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  7. Chrisd

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    Washed all the salt off Sammy after spending two weeks by the sea side.
  8. What rubbish they are! It's why I've got a set of originals marinating in silicone in a plastic bag :thumbsup:
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  9. JamesLey

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    Cleaned her up to get the workshop grime off. Celebrating with the first BBQ of the year.

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  10. I am glad I am not the only one who does that. Last year I must have bought a main seal, which I then duly put somewhere safe and promptly forgot about, two weeks ago, I bought another, on Friday I found the first one in its hiding place:oops:
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  11. Marzydj

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    Broke it!
    Went to change the oil and unscrewing the bolts and nuts. All seemed to come loose fine but then was a bit puzzled as to why I seemed to have 5 nuts and only one bolt. All the nuts are domed like the bolts. When I tried to refit everything I realised that actually whatI think has happened is that the bolts head have come off the other two. I was able to unscrew one but the other isn't budging. Don't want to risk breaking things more, so will have to see if I can find a garage to help me on Tuesday. Don't think I'm going to make it Durham!

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  12. They're not bolts. They're studs screwed into the case, with an "acorn" nut on the top to stop oil drips. I'd try and seperate them: if you can't, just screw what you have back into the case. Don't overtighten them!
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  13. Zed

    Zed Gradually getting grumpier

    As snotty says they are studs and are supposed to stay in the case. Thank your god that the one with a nut inside the case that holds the oil pickup in place resisted your attempts to remove it - you'd be a very sorry bunny then. Hopefully that's the one that wouldn't come out! If not you now have a loose pickup and a nut floating around in your sump.
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  14. Marzydj

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    Oh :oops: that's a bit embarrassing, thank you would have looked a bit embarrassing on Tuesday!
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  15. mikedjames

    mikedjames Supporter

    All that means is that the leak might have been partly because that stud was screwed in slightly proud of the others and the nut bound on the end of the stud rather than tightening down onto the annealed copper washer between the nut and the cover.
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  16. Not the end of your trip by any means , this is quite a common problem but if you haven't had this before it's a bit daunting
    Listen to the advice above and take your time , it's a few nuts and bolts which need to be refitted along with the cover plate . If it's not 100% oil tight don't stress as it's not easy to get a perfect seal.
    If you don't feel confident you may get lucky and find a local mechanic who can fix things without a computer but good luck - it's not the end of your trip

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  17. Zed

    Zed Gradually getting grumpier

    If you haven't found a garage, @Dubs isn't far away from Ely.
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  18. And Ely has a cathedral , surely a sign

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  19. Zed

    Zed Gradually getting grumpier

    He was parked outside it on Friday, a few pages back. :thumbsup:
    Maybe moved along since then.
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  20. Oops , been a bit busy ...

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