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    Your better off using a sat nav and calibrate it...

    Your better off using a sat nav and calibrate it to that. The sat nav should read closer to actual than the speedo in your car as they are normally set up to 5% higher than actual.

    But if you...
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    Flip a coin, if it don’t work, flip it again

    Flip a coin, if it don’t work, flip it again
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    I thought the needles had the equivalent of...

    I thought the needles had the equivalent of dampers on them to stop them bouncing about all over the place?

    When you turn the ignition on, does the needle shoot up straight away, or move slowly?
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    When you get to IVA, a Brasscraft Filler on a...

    When you get to IVA, a Brasscraft Filler on a Pilgrim is too high to pass test. When you order the cap, ask Brasscraft for the lower screw cap (which must then be tethered to the base).

    Fuel pipe...
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    Been fine until this afternoon, started and drove...

    Been fine until this afternoon, started and drove out the garage, turned it off, now it’s just clicking
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    Rover V8 starter issues

    Starter motor spins freely on the bench, but on the car all I get is rapid clicking.

    Engine turns over if you put it in 5th and push the car forward.

    Any ideas?
  7. It’s simple, all controlled from an app on a...

    It’s simple, all controlled from an app on a phone
  8. We had this in the last house we bought, it's...

    We had this in the last house we bought, it's wired in series with the existing thermostat so either will turn the heating off, we just turn the original stat up to 30degree, ignore it, then use this...
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    It should be fine but make sure every inch of...

    It should be fine but make sure every inch of wire has protection on it, even single wires right at the end of the loom, and make sure it won't move backwards and forwards inside the sleeving.
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    is this still available??

    is this still available??
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    At one of my IVA tests, my AK was very close to a...

    At one of my IVA tests, my AK was very close to a pass so the tester said I'll drive it round the building with it engaged to try and bed them in.

    When he came back to try it again there was smoke...
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    Sounds like you'll need to improve its function...

    Sounds like you'll need to improve its function anyway, I'm guessing the tester was only pulling it that hard to get it to pass??

    My first AK failed 1 (and nearly 2) IVA tests on handbrake...
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    Just spotted this and I thought I'd let you know...

    Just spotted this and I thought I'd let you know something I did that made a world of difference.

    Change the two rod bushes in the remote.
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  14. Thread: Brake bleeder

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    I also like idea of leaving it pressurised for 10...

    I also like idea of leaving it pressurised for 10 minutes to help find leaks.
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    I guess that relies on forming an air tight seal...

    I guess that relies on forming an air tight seal with the pipe on the bleed nipple??

    I’m not sure I like that Idea
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    Brake bleeder

    Looking to buy a decent one man brake bleeding kit.

    Looking at this one, I like the idea of the 90 degree connection to get it on the top of the reservoir which is half hidden under the body, any...
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    Yep, the bare male terminal faces the bulb, the...

    Yep, the bare male terminal faces the bulb, the insulated female faces the alternator (I think), wired in series.

    Give it a go and let us know.
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    That makes sense, and explains the faint glow I...

    That makes sense, and explains the faint glow I had too.
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    The other issue I had with the LED bulb is that...

    The other issue I had with the LED bulb is that when the engine starts the alternator will not be "excited" by the bulb on it's own as (I was told) it has such a low current draw so you will need to...
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    Remember that electrickery is pulled not pushed...

    Remember that electrickery is pulled not pushed ie the "system" will only ask the alternator to supply what it needs, so if the light goes out then the alternator is charging.

    The switch in the...
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    To stop the faint glow, you need a diode in...

    To stop the faint glow, you need a diode in series, not a resistor in parrellel.

    I had the same issue, fitted this...
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    Just bin it, my last build just has one quick...

    Just bin it, my last build just has one quick release battery connection.
  23. Thread: Horn issue

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    In the offside front leg of the loom there is...

    In the offside front leg of the loom there is only one earth wire, the brown one.

    Also try disconnecting all the plugs to the column. Then, if you still have an earth on either of the horn wires,...
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    Pull the fuse and check for continuity between...

    Pull the fuse and check for continuity between the output side of the fuse and one of the wires at the horn??
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    Well one of them is connected to fuse number 6 so...

    Well one of them is connected to fuse number 6 so it should show 12v between it and earth.

    You will only have an Earth on the other wire when the horn is pressed.
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