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Post by Dollywobbler » Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:59 pm

Blimey. Not sure the bypass existed the last time I was in the area! Used to live in Kings Heath and bought my first 2CV in Cotteridge.

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Post by Mike E (uk) » Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:49 pm

Back on the K&N filter topic, with injected cars, you can simply fit them in place of the original filter.

But with a carb engine, the mixture sometimes needs to be adjusted by changing a carb jet.

I don't know about diesel engines.

I have been using K&N filters on several of my cars for at least 2 decades, and never had a problem with them.

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:10 am

Changed the standard air cleaning apparatus for a slicker Jetex short pipe and cone filter on the 19TGD and it has made a pretty positive difference. No other adjustment required.
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Post by citsncycles » Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:16 am

weirdly older cars seem to fare better (less power? Lighter?).
I think narrower tyres make a difference too.[/quote]
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Post by Willy » Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:11 pm

The snow's practically melted here already, although tbf we only had about three inches. Still, the Daily Mail and BAA are sensationalising this into some apocalyptic travel scenario... sigh. Our neighbours are having great fun, though, in their recent investment of an old Subaru Justy with mud tyres and a snorkel.
Changed the standard air cleaning apparatus for a slicker Jetex short pipe and cone filter on the 19TGD and it has made a pretty positive difference. No other adjustment required.
Surely with a diesel moving to a slightly higher-slow air system would if anything reduce the chance of black smoke, but a petrol with no flow sensor, yes, I imagine would require mixture setting adjustment to stop it going to lean.
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Post by Willy » Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:34 pm

Long early morning commute today, when the engine had warmed up I idled at a healthy 650-700ish. After an hour or so's driving, shot up to about 1300. Grr, as I was in stationary traffic for alot of the time. I assume this is the throttle stuck open, as has been mentioned elsewhere? Carb cleaner?
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Post by Willy » Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:31 pm

...and I think the radiator bottom hose has sprung a leak. Bugger!
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Post by Willy » Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:41 pm

No friends on this thread for a while :( so a below average picture and quick update:

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The Neale-mobile is enjoying motorway driving (although is still without aircon which was a sweaty delight in last week's heatwave), soaking up 600 miles in the past couple of days.

Only problems other than the odd squeak or rattle are still:

Leaky radiator bottom hose

Still fast idling (about 1100-1300) when hot. One for Mick, Brian and da petrol crewage to advise on :)
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:02 pm

That's a beauty ... :)
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Post by Paul296 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:29 am

Philip Chidlow wrote:That's a beauty ... :)
..that_ Athena's are lovely and that's a NICE one 8)

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Re: BX fail

Post by Willy » Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:03 pm

Token pointless update...

Hydraulics lights has been taking a few more seconds than usual to go out recently, puzzling, and the "it's getting a bit too hot" light came on briefly on the motorway today. Other than that quite uneventful.

In other news I graduated today so say hello to Willy MEng :)

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Post by Tim Leech » Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:28 pm

Hmm if its getting hot whilst moving sounds to me that theres something wrong, or were you stationary?
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Post by Caffiend » Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:03 pm

Congrats Willy, the world is now your lobster (or other shellfish of choice).

Hope the Athena niggles are relatively easy to resolve - don't think I've posted on your blog before, but will add me support to the chorus of "pritty car"!
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Post by Willy » Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:16 am

Roverman wrote:Hmm if its getting hot whilst moving sounds to me that theres something wrong, or were you stationary?
Came on after my A42 layby wazz in a bush, so car stationary and switched off! strange. Was near Ashby or wherever it is you live so you could have came to rescue me 8)

And car no longer pritty! Parked under a tree and looked out the window this morning to see the local flying rats have left their mark! :evil:
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Post by Tim Leech » Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:08 am

Willy wrote:
Roverman wrote:Hmm if its getting hot whilst moving sounds to me that theres something wrong, or were you stationary?
Came on after my A42 layby wazz in a bush, so car stationary and switched off! strange. Was near Ashby or wherever it is you live so you could have came to rescue me 8)

And car no longer pritty! Parked under a tree and looked out the window this morning to see the local flying rats have left their mark! :evil:

Indeed! not far from me, did the fan not cut in? It should before the warning lamps come on....
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