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
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.
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...
Oh....go on then!
The descent to Applecross - including my mate panicking and dropping the camera at 02:50. :)
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In May 2018, a mate & I gave Occie's new 3.9 engine a shakedown on a 2-week, 1750 mile tour through Scotland.
Many absolutely stunning driving roads, the best of them being the Bealach Na Ba (Pass of the Cattle) which is an old single-track drovers' road built in 1822.
The Bealach rises from...
Given the gauge behaviour is a regular cycle, I wouldn't have thought it's an engine overheat.
I can't tell for sure from your post, but was the gauge behaving like this before you fitted the electronic regulator? If so, it would seem to point to either the sensor or the...
If you do have to replace the relay, consider going electronic. The quality of the "Lucas" items currently on offer ranges from fair to abysmal.
I fit them to all my cars for both indicators and hazards....constant flash rate, and reliably long-lasting. You do need to add a fly lead for earth...
Well, it gets my vote as a deserving sticky....it's just been a godsend for me.
Had cause to refer to it at the weekend as, although the ignition key went in and turned to position II and the blower came on, no ignition or starter and the switch wouldn't release the key .
Stripped the lock and...
Here's a thread I put up 4 and a bit years ago.....all the multiplug connections are shown towards the end of the first page:
Fuel & Temperature Gauges - Series 2
Use a multimeter on continuity setting to check the multiplug and PCB tracks.
First off, if an original Lucas distributor is in good condition I'd not even consider replacing it with an aftermarket jobby.
Check the shaft for play, and that the mechanical advance mechanism operates without sticking. The vacuum diaphragms do perish with age, but Martin at Distributor Doctor...
Must say it's been enjoyable building it up.
I held the elbows in position horizontally then drilled through both elbow and adaptor (at the rear) to take a roll pin, which stops the elbows sagging. It does mean I have to take both the elbow and adaptor off together, but that's no...
Had them chromed about 9 years ago by a plater I dealt with through work.
TBH, they're looking a little less pristine close-up now. I've got a spare set of rocker covers that I think I'll clean up and paint somewhat like the originals.