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Willie

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    Hereford
  • Cars Owned:
    Trevor the TR4

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  1. Fair point, but I created a "winter checklist" which included fluid levels as well as things like keeping the manual washer pump primed and the nozzles unblocked. Willie
  2. Hi Alan, happily both appearance and fluid level in the radiator are normal. I'll maybe check the pipe from rocker box tomorrow. I'm baffled because its never happened before and the engine oil is often OK after a decent run. No visible blue discharges when ticking over at home. Willie
  3. I assume the magnets would be removed prior to an oil change so that the sludge would pour out safely? Maybe drag them to the plug before removing? Willie
  4. Thanks for your response Tony. No, the engine has the spin on type filter. There is the slightest of oil traces under the cartridge. Ref Bob's reaction to the "blow" with the oil filler cap removed, I need to see if anything isn't quite right there, although I'm not sure what to look for! We don't have a mice problem, so I don't believe anything has crawled up the breather pipe and died!! Willie
  5. Thanks James. Good point, but dipstick is not loose or anything. Willie
  6. Thanks Roger, alternative use for the magnets is a great idea! I'll definitely do that. Meantime, I guess there is no obvious cause for the oil loss? Best wishes to all Willie
  7. The yellow things are magnets on the metal pipes to try to improve fuel consumption! Given to me a few years ago. 24mpg on 95 octane suggests they don't do it for my car! #1 plug about right, #4 slightly rich. Tail pipe slightly black. No eyewitness accounts for colour of exhaust smoke as it was aa solo run, just me and The Boss. Willie
  8. Roger, no sign of obvious oil loss underneath. A bit of a struggle as this is week 9 post hip op for me! Diff looks clean viewed from rear. Breather is standard late TR4 [July '64]. Strong blow with filler cap removed. I removed the hose to rear carb but no obvious oil presence. Shot of manifold attached for info. Is it "normal" for the odd sudden loss? Willie
  9. Bob, I took oil back to top of dipstick, my usual top up. Incidentally, no pool of oil under the car. Willie
  10. Hi All. I hope someone can give me good news. This morning I checked engine oil level following first outing on Drive It day. To my horror I needed to add 1.5 litres of oil to top back up. I have owned the car since 2013 and have never seen oil loss on this scale before. The drive was 80 miles including one Welsh mountain. Engine was overhauled in 2006, and has covered less than 25000 miles since. Willie
  11. Thanks Roger. Phone call from physio today made that point very clear! Willie
  12. Hi All, Thanks for the responses....useful tips. I'm 70 in early May but have in my favour slight build and only 5'6" tall before I shrank! Exactly 3 weeks in, and I am without sticks round the house & garden. One crutch for now on longer trips out. The car has a backlight, but I removed the surrey before the op. Willie
  13. Hi All, I m hoping some of you will have first hand experience of how long you had to wait to get back behind the wheel of your TR following a total hip replacement. My op was left hip on 8th March Best wishes Willie
  14. Hi All, I did an initial assessment of alignment of trim clips on a pair of new door trim panels. Some of the holes don't align very well. Is there a tried and tested alternative such as velcro? Any illustrations would be gratefully received. Thanks Willie
  15. Hi All, I did an initial assessment of alignment of trim clips on a pair of new door trim panels. Some of the holes don't align very well. Is there a tried and tested alternative such as velcro? Any illustrations would be gratefully received. Thanks Willie
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