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Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 10-03-2005, 09:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 870
Posted By hammerthief
Unfortunatly you will need to take the car to a...

Unfortunatly you will need to take the car to a garage with a hydrolastic suspension pump to have them pump the suspension back up with new fluid...should cost you around 20, or at least thats what...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 09-05-2005, 11:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,319
Posted By hammerthief
Which engine do you have in your escort is it the...

Which engine do you have in your escort is it the CVH or Zetec?
If its the Zetec, the most common problem is a small air pipe leaking on the right hand side of the inlet manifold on the lower side,...
Forum: Asian Imports 09-02-2005, 12:06 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,552
Posted By hammerthief
uk currently just under 1 per litre, 1=$1.83...

uk currently just under 1 per litre, 1=$1.83 and thats a LITRE...and some of you folks wonder why we have little economic cars in europe...i'm sure it must be a shock to actually pay for gas,...
Forum: Feedback & Suggestions 03-25-2005, 03:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,000
Posted By hammerthief
why not just start a new thread wth the title...

why not just start a new thread wth the title 'continuation of xxxxx' or 'clarifying points on xxxxx' then all of us enjoying the 'debate' can continue to. :mrgreen: would love to know if you still...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 03-25-2005, 01:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,260
Posted By hammerthief
Thanks Wally, yes a water alcohol mixture, i...

Thanks Wally, yes a water alcohol mixture, i believe ethanol is prefered? Destructive on the metal? you mean the cylinder linings? Does it effect Nickersil coated as much? I don't suppose you might...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 03-24-2005, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,260
Posted By hammerthief
A bit of a contradiction..you have some...

A bit of a contradiction..you have some experience..but i don't really!!!
so your dad knows a guy that holds a record but you have no idea what? golly i bet you must be proud..and he must be pleased...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 03-24-2005, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,260
Posted By hammerthief
[QUOTE=88GrandPrixSE]I'm very well informed, my...

[QUOTE=88GrandPrixSE]I'm very well informed, my whole family is in the racing industry.

thats interesting...do you have any actual experience of water injection? its banned in most race series, so...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 03-24-2005, 12:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,260
Posted By hammerthief
I have a couple of questions leading on from your...

I have a couple of questions leading on from your post. If it doesn't increase power or efficiency, why would you use it on a race car? surely the last thing you want is to reduce power? Why was it...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 03-23-2005, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,260
Posted By hammerthief
water injection

Does anyone on here have any experience of water injection? I believe it is usually fitted to forced induction engines, but am curious to know if it is of any use on a n/a engine. I have a '87 Lotus...
Forum: Classic Cars 03-21-2005, 08:34 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,866
Posted By hammerthief
They do what they were designed to do and do it...

They do what they were designed to do and do it well, perhaps one day you might appreciate that. But then if i am honest i hope you don't and go through life wondering why everyone else seems to have...
Forum: Off Topic 03-21-2005, 01:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,908
Posted By hammerthief
Run two garage repair workshops in UK...

Run two garage repair workshops in UK...
Forum: General Chat 03-21-2005, 01:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,949
Posted By hammerthief
Enzo Ferrari was presented with the prancing...

Enzo Ferrari was presented with the prancing horse by the parents of a count who was shot down in the war. The horse graced his airplane, and ve was his coat of arms. The side of the plane was cut...
Forum: General Chat 03-18-2005, 02:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,284
Posted By hammerthief
Looks like a De Tomaso Pantera to me...

Looks like a De Tomaso Pantera to me...
Forum: European Imports 03-18-2005, 02:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,277
Posted By hammerthief
But Sweden is IN EUROPE now matter how near or...

But Sweden is IN EUROPE now matter how near or far it is from anywhere else...i could just as easy say USA is nearly in Asia...not far across from Alaska is it?... :screwy:
Forum: European Imports 03-18-2005, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,267
Posted By hammerthief
could it be the propshaft? these have joints that...

could it be the propshaft? these have joints that may seize slightly and will cause a vibration that is pretty extreme.
Forum: European Imports 03-17-2005, 02:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,150
Posted By hammerthief
Sorry for using the English spelling, i am...

Sorry for using the English spelling, i am English and you are using a type of the same language...obviously i don't pick up on your spelling of color, tire etc...otherwise i would be here all...
Forum: European Imports 03-17-2005, 01:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,277
Posted By hammerthief
and the earth is close to the sun....Sweden near...

and the earth is close to the sun....Sweden near Asia? anyone else got an atlas? thats like saying Paris is nearly in Africa....
Forum: European Imports 03-15-2005, 02:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,432
Posted By hammerthief
The Elan might of had a Lotus engine because in...

The Elan might of had a Lotus engine because in the 1970's there wasn't much else you could put in a Lotus.........

The Elan had a Ford block and a special twin cam lotus head fitted....The...
Forum: European Imports 03-15-2005, 01:30 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,150
Posted By hammerthief
you would have thought after spending all that...

you would have thought after spending all that money on a fancy education he might have learnt how to spell...save the car money and spend more time at school otherwise you might not write out the...
Forum: Off Topic 03-14-2005, 10:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,110
Posted By hammerthief
City: Cambridge (uk) close enough to London, far...

City: Cambridge (uk) close enough to London, far enough to drive

Car: Ford GT40 or Mclaren F1 ,have to drive both then decide
Forum: General Chat 03-14-2005, 10:00 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 91,008
Posted By hammerthief
love the Miata/MX5, went to a tyre/tire testing...

love the Miata/MX5, went to a tyre/tire testing day at Millbrook (uk car proving ground). I found i could lap the 'alpine' circuit faster in the MX5 than everyone else did in the Porsche...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 03-14-2005, 02:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,260
Posted By hammerthief
Well the MCC Smart car hasn't got a sump plug,...

Well the MCC Smart car hasn't got a sump plug, some of the smaller engine Vauxhall Corsa so how else do you think the oil gets changed? i bet you would drop the sump!! i hate it when people say its a...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 03-14-2005, 01:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,249
Posted By hammerthief
could be the headgasket on its way out, had a Gm...

could be the headgasket on its way out, had a Gm in last week that had been making gurgling noises for about 3 months...tested the gases in the cooling system and sure enough they were combustion...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 03-14-2005, 01:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,260
Posted By hammerthief
You could always go to a shop where they suck out...

You could always go to a shop where they suck out the oil. Some European cars don't have sump plugs these days and all drainage is done through the dipstick tube....saves the risk of replacing your...
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