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  1. Ernest

    Car cover

    Thanks Peter I do have one of these but I was focusing on a full cover and the best way to protect the whole car, especially during the winter. Best Wishes Ernest
  2. Ernest

    Car cover

    Hi Phil Thanks for the heads-up re the 'tent-garage' - It looks good but I think it would just about completely cover my front garden!. Your comments on your own experience are reassuring - my 6 was resprayed by Rees Bros. of Aldershot and it looks to be one of very good quality. Best Wishes Ernest
  3. Ernest

    Car cover

    Blimey Mick...…..I didn't know we had a self appointed forum polizi!! I was being polite to Roger given that he is always so very helpful to members - but I am still considering the Dancover, and this due this partly due to two valuable members of the forum making the suggestion. Ernest
  4. Ernest

    Car cover

    Quite a range of options there Roger - I think I would want to inspect one of these prior to purchase but such a cover does look a possibility. Thanks Ernest
  5. Ernest

    Car cover

    Hi all I think there will have to be a 'Viking burial' with you Andrew and VUX, you both seemed to be 'joined at the hip' (or bottom!) destined not to be parted. Thanks for this interesting on-going debate re. car care - I guess I will just have to continue as now and take the cover off as much as possible. Then if/when respray required to have the car stored until the paint hardens - Would a 'wrap' be too extreme? Best Wishes Ernest
  6. Ernest

    Car cover

    Hi All Thanks very much for this range of advice - I guess I will just have to start saving for respray! Best Wishes Ernest
  7. Ernest

    Car cover

    Hi As I don't have a garage I have to keep my TR outside - I use quite a good quality cover. But whenever I take the cover off there is usually moisture on the bonnet and boot-lid. This can't be good for the paintwork. And I am thinking that someone out there might have found a way to overcome this problem. Is here some inner cover that would absorb moisture? Or should I replace the current two-year old cover? Or is there a type of cover that would not have the moisture problem? Any advice re. keeping car outside throughout the winter would been appreciated. Best Wishes Ernest
  8. Ernest

    Best fuel

    Wow What a high level of expertise in evidence here - It is so good for non-experts such as myself to be able to take advantage of this resource. On balance, I am thinking that I will stick with the higher octane - so thanks all for your input. Best Wishes Ernest
  9. Ernest

    Best fuel

    Hi all In the last two years of TR6 ownership I have been using 'top-grade' petrol. But this week I have been told by a very respected classic car garage that should only be using the ordinary petrol as the higher octane has a very adverse effect of the P.I. system. - I think is was on 'deteriorating' seals. What are the views of you guys? Best Wishes Ernest
  10. Thanks Bob I will give this a try - mind I would have thought if a pressure problem the car would not run all that well? I took it our this morning and, once started (1ist time after the 3 mins), it ran really well. Made me realize why I keep an old car! Best Wishes Ernest
  11. Hi Roger Yes, I had the fan control changed so that it has to be manually operated. I will check direction of air-flow as you suggest. Thanks Ernest
  12. Hi Roger Thanks very much for these fulsome responses. - P.I. and Fuel-pump Bosch - if try after 30 sec the starter motor just turns but engine does not fire. - As thermostat new from Moss I assume it the correct temp the car also overheated on the previous one - As Rees Bros. (Aldershot) fitted the fan I am assume it doe rotate in the correct way. - Cant' hear the solenoid trying on any gear. - Poorish with electrics, no multi meter, and I can only follow o/d connection until the wires disappear into the 'tunnel'. - no inspection holes - that would have been brilliant! - I am always concerned about 'unknown' costs, not with the actual cost of work (good work deserves decent pay) I just don't like going into anything without having some idea of costs - hence the query re. water-pump and solenoid Thanks again Roger any further feedbck woud be appreciated Ernest
  13. Hi all As ever, seeking advice: This time on three issues: - When I start the 6 I have to have the ignition on .i.e. fuel pump running, for at least 3 mins prior to trying the starter - it then starts first time, no problem. - Why the need for the delay? - Car gets very hot when siting in traffic, fine when on open road - It has a new radiator, new thermostat, and it has a supplementary cooling fan - could it be the water pump needs replacing? If so, is this an expensive job? - Overdrive had been working perfectly up to a few weeks or so ago then just stopped - I am suspecting the coil as ammeter indicates the switch working and the gearbox oil level is fine - would this be an expensive job to have done? It looks like the interior gearbox cover has to be removed to gain access. Can the job be carried out from under the car? Feedback on any of the above would be much appreciated. Ernest
  14. Ernest

    Overheating

    Mike C and Mark V Thanks for these suggestions - I think the circulation note and the three row radiator comment might well be relevant. Best Wishes Ernest
  15. Ernest

    Overheating

    Thanks very much for comments.......some ideas/suggestions for me to consider. Best Wishes Ernest
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