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by RED BARON
Fri Jun 22, 2018 13:10
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Air Box Seal Fitting
Replies: 2
Views: 386

Air Box Seal Fitting

Hi this might sound a silly question but I have had the air box off complete for a couple of weeks doing other work. I have got a new air filter and a new rubber sealing ring ( SJ907E0001 & C907E0588Z ) both from SJSports, can someone tell me does the sealing ring go around the filter edge or around...
by RED BARON
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:54
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Fuel lines
Replies: 2
Views: 381

Fuel lines

Hi sorry to hi-jack your thread but my clear fuel line between the carbs looks the same yellow colour & the black plastic sheaths just crumbles when I touch it. So Mr Fueltheburn ( sorry I don't know you real name ) can you please tell me if you can where I can get the proper replacements for both? ...
by RED BARON
Mon Jun 11, 2018 22:00
Forum: General
Topic: Fluid Replacement
Replies: 20
Views: 1340

Re: Fluid Replacement

I only got the 10/60 oil because I wanted a synthetic oil as I was lead to believe synthetic is best and SJS recommend Castrol 10/60 Synthetic and so does Halfords. So I bought 8.0 Lts of it and went to great lengths to get as much old mineral black thin oil out. Now everyone is telling me I have do...
by RED BARON
Sun Jun 10, 2018 21:25
Forum: General
Topic: Fluid Replacement
Replies: 20
Views: 1340

Re: Fluid Replacement

Hi. Just an up date I have put 5.25 Lts of Synthetic 10/60 in so far to the max line on the dipstick without putting the filter on yet as I want to have better access to the distributor cap to change that along with the leads and rotor arm. I feel that when I fit the filter that will take some more ...
by RED BARON
Sat Jun 09, 2018 21:58
Forum: General
Topic: Fluid Replacement
Replies: 20
Views: 1340

Re: Fluid Replacement

I got a large syringe & sucked the oil from the cam houses then used kitchen roll to get final bit out. I jacked the car up a bit on the n/s to help get as much as possible out of the sump. I didn't want to remove the sump as that ment a lot more work & me getting under the car which I didn't want t...
by RED BARON
Fri Jun 08, 2018 21:22
Forum: General
Topic: Fluid Replacement
Replies: 20
Views: 1340

Fluid Replacement

Please can someone tell me exactly in great detail firstly how to get all the water out of my (1990) (G) car that means including the engine. I have looked at dozens of threads on here but none tell exactly what to do and as for the manual I found that totally useless. I have done the following, 1) ...
by RED BARON
Thu Jun 07, 2018 16:57
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Belt Trouble
Replies: 4
Views: 552

Re: Belt Trouble

Thank for all the help to get my belt on my waterpump/pas pulley. I used Tonypoll idea worked a treat had to grind a taper on a bit of old studding to help line the holes up a little bit but all in all only took an hour to complete and no adjustment needed. I had already tried all the things Phantas...
by RED BARON
Wed Jun 06, 2018 19:11
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Belt Trouble
Replies: 4
Views: 552

Belt Trouble

Hi I am trying to fit new belts to my 1990 (G) Excel se after having great difficulty getting the crankshaft pulley off finally did it. I have managed to fit the new timing belt and bearing also tensioned up correctly, but can't undo the socket head cap screws on the power steering pump, mainly bein...
by RED BARON
Mon Jun 04, 2018 19:59
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Body Trim Ends
Replies: 18
Views: 1413

Body Trim Ends

Hi has anyone got 2 Body Trim End Pieces ( the ones that have a 45 degree angle on ). Willing to pay for them + postage.

Or if someone can tell me where I can buy them.

Many Thanks.
Ian.
by RED BARON
Fri Jun 01, 2018 08:55
Forum: Servicing, Belts, Fuels and Oils
Topic: Timing Belt Adjustment
Replies: 10
Views: 1302

Re: Timing Belt Adjustment

I asked how to use the SATRA S-XTBT tensioner gauge as it came with no instructions. I had already looked at a number of past threads on here and video's on Youtube all talk about other types of gauge or semi-automatic adjusters or even twisting the belt 85-90 degrees To me that doesn't sound to acc...
by RED BARON
Thu May 31, 2018 11:51
Forum: Servicing, Belts, Fuels and Oils
Topic: Timing Belt Adjustment
Replies: 10
Views: 1302

Timing Belt Adjustment

Hi I am trying to fit a new timing belt to my 1990 ( G ) Excel with a new tensioner bearing. The belt is on all the pulleys in the correct position. I have purchased a SATRA S-XTBT adjuster but it comes without instructions on how to use it. Can somebody please tell me how to set the correct tension...
by RED BARON
Thu May 31, 2018 09:06
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Crankshaft Pulley
Replies: 11
Views: 913

Re: Crankshaft Pulley

Hi just to let you all know I finally got my Crankshaft Pulley Bolt off. I phoned Lotus they said use a air gun so did lotus bits although both were helpful with other suggestions the same as I got on here but after a complete day and a half I was getting quite frustrated. Even with the car in gear ...
by RED BARON
Wed May 30, 2018 08:53
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Crankshaft Pulley
Replies: 11
Views: 913

Re: Crankshaft Pulley

Hi gents thanks for all your helpful post will try again later to get the pulley off.

It has to come off because of the alloy bit with timing marks on .

I did Watch the video before I started .

I am answering this way as I don't know how to message each separately .

Regards .
Ian .
by RED BARON
Tue May 29, 2018 19:23
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Crankshaft Pulley
Replies: 11
Views: 913

Crankshaft Pulley

Hi I am a new member and am trying to replace the Timing Belt on my 1990 ( G ) Excel that I haven't had very long , but am having great difficulty getting the Crankshaft Pulley off . I have tried putting it in 1st gear and also 4th gear both with Handbrake on I have even put the Spark Plugs back in ...