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    Battery Drain

    Thanks. It's an integral regulator on the ACRs and, as Colin suggested above, I've unplugged the alternator but the draw's still there.
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    Battery Drain

    Thanks mate, The stereo dates from 2008 when I put it in from new, I'll pull it and see what effect that has on the drain. Stan
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    Battery Drain

    Thanks Graeme, I'm far from au fait with all the technicalities :), but I did think the existing battery going completely flat may have knackered it, so I put a brand new one in. At the moment I'm pulling #1 fuse while the car's stationary, and the voltage is still holding steady around 12.7V...
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    Battery Drain

    Basically what I listed on my original post, mate. Agree, 40mA is not a lot.......but it seems to be enough if the car's not in use for a couple of days or more. :)
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    Battery Drain

    Yes, that's basically what I did to find the source of the drain although I always disconnect the negative to avoid the possibiilty of a short to the body. The parasitic draw is 40mA across fuse #1. Stan
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    Battery Drain

    Just the stereo head unit which is ignition controlled. Hmm...but, from memory, I think there's a permanent live connection as well.
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    Battery Drain

    Alternator disconnected but still the same current across the fuseway, sadly. :rolleyes:
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    Battery Drain

    Thanks Colin, I'll give it a go. :thumb:
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    Battery Drain

    Having been away for a couple of weeks, I came home and went to start Occie, my Series 2 3500S, only to find the battery was completely dead. No voltage reading at all on the multimeter. Managed, to my surprise, to get it back to seemingly fully charged using the CTEK charger in Recondition...
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    Electric fuel pump for rover 3500S

    That's the one I used, and it works really well. I sited it next to the washer bottle and ran the new fuel line under the wing. Don't forget to fit an inertia switch for safety.
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    Series 1 clock

    Thanks, Phil. By coincidence I came across a non-working Series 1 clock in the garage (when I was looking for something else :)), so I might have a delve into it for interest.
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    Series 1 clock

    How does the bezel come off, Phil? Is it just a push/force fit on the can?
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    Lt77 conversion requirements

    Richard's advice is good, but I've always gone for Castrol SMX. But.....it's funny how progress never seems that way.......now rebadged as this mouthful.... Castrol Syntrans Multivehicle 75W-90 Car Gearbox Oil Stan
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    Supporting car on Block paving

    Maybe it depends on the wheel diameter...... A titchy Halfords special might certainly struggle, but a beefy 3-tonner from a reputable company works just fine. Maybe that's why I have no problems at all on 60mm blocks.
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    Supporting car on Block paving

    I wouldn't be using steel plates, Pat, as steel on steel can slide. If you want to spread the load, use wood. I usually put axle stands on 1" thick wood, and a short length of 1.1/2" - 2" square section between the underbody and the top of the stand. Re the trolley jack, providing you're not...
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