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About Alfie14

  • Birthday 04/02/1946

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    Spitfire, Marco, Lancia, XJS, BMW.

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  1. I am trying to bleed the brakes on a 1980 TR7 following the workshop manual, starting with the front N/S, Front O/S, rear N/S, fluid is flowing through the pipes. After bleeding a l get some pedal pressure but with the engine running no pedal pressure. My thinking is the master cylinder seals are not holding up under pressure but would welcome any advice before looking at replacing the master cylinder seals. Andy
  2. Having check through previous suggestions l am coming to the conclusion that the master cylinder is the problem. If l bleed starting with the N/S front, fluid passes with no air bubbles and l get some brake pedal pressure, with engine running the pedal just goes straight to the floor, no pedal pressure, just want to get the advice of 7 community before removing the master cylinder. Regards Andy
  3. Thanks for all suggestions. l will work my through all and let all know the out come.
  4. Thanks for all the input. I tried bleeding with engine running, made no difference, pressure with the engine off, no pressure with the engine running, could the be a problem with the master cylinder? Any other suggestion welcome. Andy
  5. Hi Jerry Thanks for your suggestion. Brakes were working, l decide to bleed the brakes prior to a MOT. I will try with the engine running and let you know the results. Andy
  6. I am having problems bleeding the brakes, l have followed the recommended procedure, starting with the front N/S followed by front O/S and rear N/S. l get pedal pressure without the engine running but with the engine On no pressure. Help! Andy
  7. Having following all the advice without any success l decided checking the wiring from the indicator/ flasher switch, the first finding was the loom was covered in blue insulating tape, with the switch removed and tape removed l found a if'y repair on the earth wire, l strip the switch cleaned all the contacts, replace the wire refitted, switch On main light switch, lights pop up, dip and main beam worked. called it a day. This morning tried the lights without changing any thing, no pop up but lights still illuminating. i'm l right in thinking the switch is causing the problem. Regards
  8. Hi Mike Take note of your warning and l also smile at your expense, l'm still working my way through all the advise gratefully received from the forum. Regards
  9. Hi Mike Take note of your warning and l also smile at your expense, l'm still working my way through all the advise gratefully received from the forum. Regards
  10. Hi Howard I have the same Pektron as your picture, Connecting 12v to the blue/purple wire the lights pop up and down continuously. I swap 2 of relays over which resulted in the ignition being permanently on which would suggest l have a faulty relay. Although l can hear the relays clicking when l apply 12v, unfortunately my meter is on the blink so l can't check the output. Thanks again for all your help. Regards
  11. Hi Howard The flasher stalk as no affect on the lights with the master switch On or Off. If l disconnect the power at the battery and wind the headlights to the up position reconnect the power both lamps immediately go down. Fortunately or unfortunately the fuse box has been change to a modern blade type, at least it makes getting to all the relays easier. I have ordered a new relay. All the relays on mine are of the same type. The Pekton unit is different to the Robsport picture, it has a plug and socket fitting. l let you know how l get on once the new replay arrives. Regards
  12. In one word No, but there is power to the flasher contact. Regards
  13. Hi Howard, thank you for your advice, l have check earthing points and so far can't find a problem but will keep working way through all connections. As l mentioned l can raise the lamp pods manually with the battery disconnected and they retract when the battery is connected, but if l try and raise them with battery connected there resistance and the up knob will not move. Thanks to Stuart for the warning.
  14. In trying to solve the head lamps not popping up with the main light switch On l have found the following: 1.If l manually raise them With battery disconnected, when battery is connected they go down 2. If l put power to the side flasher connectors under the bonnet, the lamps pop up and down The head lamps light up on dip and main beam when down, all the relays seem to be OK. HELP
  15. Hi Mike thanks for your input. The convertibles bumper has flexible mountings so l wondering if they are meant to move, hopefully someone will know the answer. Andy
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