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  2. Don't forget, last chance to add your name to the list and/or bring deposits for Curborough in May. I will be opening booking to wider WSCC membership next month. Meeting as usual on Thursday 20th February from around 7.30pm at The Falcon, Birmingham Road, Hatton, CV35 7HA. See you on Thursday!
  3. Nick729

    Nicks LHD Sport 250 Build Diary

    Right, so managed to sort out the high beam, now only the hazards remain. Question: for LED headlamps, the lamp itself has the bottom part and top part, which is high beam and which is dipped? Logic suggests that high beam is top and dipped is the bottom part, however looking at the light it produces i am not so sure. Another doubt is that the aim wiring for dipped and high beam are supposed to be colour matched to wf loom, but it matches only when i set up the wiring the other way around (top for dipped and bottom for high beam). Any thoughts?
  4. Matt W

    Repairing drill holes

    Originally, the idea was to make the hole in the middle of the tube, giving ~2.5mm clearance, then install a rivnut for the column supper bracket. This car is yet to pass IVA, hence the panic at my end!
  5. paul gibney

    Lancashire Area Meeting

    With or without a Westfield we don't discriminate ......
  6. dhutch

    Repairing drill holes

    So the the whole in the plate collides with the tube. The intention was to kiss the tube completely and install a rivet nut for something to mount to? It doesn't look like a concern structurally, cosmetically and heat/welding will take you a long way in the wrong direction first. So assuming there is nothing stopping you moving the position enough to recreate the whole afresh, I would do that and simply cover the old hole with some black pu sealant. Daniel
  7. Andrew.Spa

    XE GM Head - Porous or cracked oilway?

    Hi all. I am looking at a C20XE car and have been reading about the porous head problems. Is there a way to check for this fault ?
  8. Matt W

    Repairing drill holes

    Here's the other photos as requested. Had a look earlier, and even though yes the tube is braced either side of the hole by the welds between the brace and the tube, I think that anything short of welding it is out of the question. Since then, I had a bit of a brainwave, I remembered that a friend of mine can weld, but I still have no easy access to welding kit. I'll check machine mart for a mig welder, since I might as well have one as I've decided that this won't be my last kit 😛 (it's my first, but I'm enjoying it a lot, despite the slow progress. Got it in August, but we've been trying to do everything in stages. Took about 2 months to get the brake lines sorted. But they were bled this past weekend, and the engine/gearbox are due to go in this weekend.)
  9. Andrew.Spa

    XE GM Head - Porous or cracked oilway?

    Hi all. I am looking at a C20XE car and have been reading about the porous head problems. Is there a way to check for this fault ?
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  11. Si.Dalziel

    S2000 with Mazda Diff Dash2 Gear ratio's

    This is one time that @Ian Kinder (Bagpuss) - Joint Peak District AO doesn't have an answer straight away. It can be worked out but wondered if anyone had them to hand
  12. Hadz

    S2000 with Mazda Diff Dash2 Gear ratio's

    @Ian Kinder (Bagpuss) - Joint Peak District AO could be your man
  13. RobH72

    OT CX5 oil issue

    You shouldn't be getting dpf issues with that mileage really especially if you do motorway miles. The normal minimum mileage they recommend these days is about 20-25k a year. Given the injector cleaning warning you may have an injector that's failed/failing
  14. Does anyone know the gear ratio's for the Dash2 used on an S2000 box with the Mazda LSD?
  15. RussH

    OT CX5 oil issue

    2500 - 3000 miles a month...
  16. RobH72

    OT CX5 oil issue

    I'd assume you do short journeys as this looks dpf related. To burn off the soot in the dpf the ecu periodically runs a regen cycle which dumps more fuel in the engine to raise the exhaust temperature. When you turn the engine off during a regen, the excess fuel runs down the cylinder bores and adds to the oil volume (also dilutes it). Eventually the engine will let go if the oil level gets too high. You need to ask the garage to force a regen cycle too. All modern deisels suffer with the same issue if they arent used on long trips to clear the dpf
  17. wizzer

    AP Racing master cylinder

    @Westfield Parts Dept I'll take one please. I spoke to technical at ap ,he told me it's a 50/50 split he said I would be ok with the pipes the wrong way round he said technically it should be primary to the fronts as the fluid is pushed a millie second before the secondary system but they both give 50% pressure so shouldn't make any difference. Tony
  18. Rednop1

    Seiw bonnet new

    Wanted mint seiw zk bonnet Needs to be new Not bothered about colour Hit me with what you have
  19. RussH

    OT CX5 oil issue

    Company car 😄 Interesting though - I’m sure they share an engine. The last CX5 2.2D I had also had a catastrophic engine fault. Shame as otherwise it’s a great car.
  20. nice_guy

    Texture paint the dash

    I did, and have actually sourced the vinyl, but I wonder if wrinkle or "sandcasted" looks of a textured finish wouldn't suite the antique steam engine looks I'm after... (wife vetoed the circular brushed alloy)
  21. Steve (sdh2903)

    OT CX5 oil issue

    I know 2 people with mazda 6 (so maybe not same engine) who had same issue. One was due to too much fuel injected during dpf regen (short journeys) and the other a duff injector. I wouldn't drive it another 600 miles as it will just give them ammo to reject a warranty claim.
  22. a15cro

    Croft March 9th Javelin

    I’ll check my diary.
  23. RussH

    OT CX5 oil issue

    2019 2.2 Diesel CX5, 25.5k miles, o/d a service by about 1k miles and rising. Got this the other day then got this today Obviously I’ve not looked at the manual or checked the oil. It’s booked in for service on Monday but interested what people think? I’m suspecting a leaking fuel injector which is a bit poor at the mileage and less than a year old. Ill be sticking another 600miles on before then so let’s see if it blows up.
  24. RussH

    Brake bias and sizing?

    Put a brake bias valve in then you can tweak it to your hearts content.
  25. Mark (smokey mow)

    Texture paint the dash

    Have you considered a textured vinyl?
  26. Steve (sdh2903)

    Mx5 clutch master cyl bore

    Can any of you mx5 gurus confirm the clutch master cylinder size on a mk1/2/2.5 mx5 is? Seen a few differing numbers but consensus is its 0.625" I'm using the stock gearbox and slave cylinder and am pretty sure a 0.7 master at present. Finding the clutch a little snatchy although it is a new uprated clutch so that just may need bedding in a bit but was contemplating upping the master to 0.75 to get a bit more modulation. Or am I not likely to see much improvement from the swap? I get that the pedal lever points will be different from the mazda to the westy pedal but just wanted to confirm the stock size as a reference.
  27. nice_guy

    Texture paint the dash

    Out of curiosity, has anyone tried to paint a dash ? I wonder how wrinkle or grainy/sandy paint applies and, well, lives on a dash. I have in mind harley davidson engine black textured paint or VHT wrinkle plus... I suspect it's hard enough not to be scratched, but maybe rubbing takes its toll. And given the dash size, I expect oven baking is not an option, can you get an even finish with the heat gun ?
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