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Mike C

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  1. Look good. When you order them you'll have to make sure they match your hose OD- there's not much adjustment in them compared to jubilee clamps.
  2. Where is the leak from? I have no problems using PTFE tape on the threaded joints and 2 jubilee clips on each rubber/metal joint with the jubilee screw heads spaced 180 degrees apart.
  3. I buy Gates Barricade from Repco in Australia. They home deliver here, maybe they will also deliver to the UK: https://www.repco.com.au/en/parts-service/fuel-ignition-exhaust/other-fuel-parts/gates-fuel-hose-9-5mm-3-8in-27341/p/A9440859 Freight wasn't excessive years ago, when I used to get UK fuel hose delivered to Australia, so I suppose the reciprocal transport cost is still reasonable.
  4. This is the way my filter housing is mounted. It gives the engine access to clean, dense air in the front, RH corner of the engine bay. No changes to the fixing plate were required.
  5. From a control perspective, it's never a good idea to oversize pumps in any application. If I were starting from scratch I would select a pump with a flow of around 125% of the MU full load fuel consumption at 7 bar. But I'm happy with my present setup with a 957 pump - it works so I leave it alone.
  6. +1 . I can get the high pressure Gates Barricade in Australia. Before I could get the Barricade I would typically only get 2-3 years out of UK sourced R9 hose on Australian high octane unleaded.
  7. This might be of help ( I can't tell because it's in German): https://cdn.ozvolvo.org/uploads/157/Z7V74ZS65XWM.pdf
  8. I'd use it . It's basically moly grease with graphite.
  9. In Australia the police have issued defect notices for older cars they find fitted with LED's. In Queensland they'll put you off the road. I'm weighing up the issues because I have an old Holden V8 I use for a lot of country nightime travel over winter.
  10. The sooty plugs could be the cause of your misfire.
  11. No, the filter's on the same side as the inlet manifold , fixed with a clamp on the base of the filter to the radiator frame. The brace strut goes over it. I don't have a photo down here and the car is garaged 100 odd miles away. I'll take a photo when I can get out of this CV19 lockdown.
  12. I've never seen the point of these hoses. Long gone on mine and my filter housing has been rotated 180 degrees to pick up cold air from alongside the driver's side mudguard'
  13. +1. Do your plugs fire in the air with a crisp, blue spark?
  14. Mike C

    Tyres again

    I've got the standard steel wheels fitted with 195/R15 P6 Pirelli's, they give me very good handling and are readily available in Australia.
  15. Did you reset the PRV after installing the new pump? Could be cavitating by trying to pump a lot more fuel if the new pump's curve is working at a much higher pressure/ flow point than the old one.
  16. Your confusing spiral bevel gears with hypoid gears. A hypoid gearset has shafts that are non intersecting and non parallel: https://www.motioncontroltips.com/hypoid-gearboxes-what-are-they-and-where-are-they-used/ In a motor vehicle differential this has the advantage that the propeller shaft can be lowered to below the axle C/L. It has a disadvantage in that the hyperboloid pitch circle's gear teeth have some sliding action (like a worm gear)- this sliding action and high tooth pressure requires an Extreme Pressure (EP) gear oil. This could go on forever, but I believe Murra
  17. Probably half, if not more, of the TR6's in the world don't use gear oil in the gearbox, they use various forms of engine oil. Where are the hypoid gears in the TR6 gearbox? Use GL5 in a gearbox and the synchros won't engage and it will probably jump out of gear due to the high surface friction additives used in GL5 ( this happened to me after a repair shop refilled the GB with GL5) -so I won't be using the same oil in the gearbox and diff. But the GB oil argument was ancient when I purchased my TR in the 1990's , most of us have settled on an oil selection that's worked for the
  18. I wouldn't - for the sliding friction in the hypoid gears you need a SAE90 GL5 oil ( the factory says GL4, but really, I find their recommendations a bit suspect these days- same as with the GB oil).
  19. That's a very good price. About half of what my last set of BUR6ET's cost in Australia.
  20. Used to have this problem with BP5ES and BP6ES plugs. Never had it since I switched to NGK BUR6ET triple electrode plugs.
  21. Or the fuel is still in the combustion chambers and available to be ignited.
  22. How long does the engine run on for if you don't stall it?
  23. Like you, my setup works and I'm not touching it, but I'm also not buying a new pump.
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