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SootySport

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About SootySport

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  • Birthday 28/11/1951

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    1998 SEIW XE & A3 Sline TFSI Quattro.
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    Thundersley

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  1. SootySport

    Sierra driveshaft gaiters

    See me out then.
  2. SootySport

    Sierra driveshaft gaiters

    Slide on the 2 new CV boots to the centre of the driveshaft, slide the CV joint back on and refit the circlip. Lift the driveshaft back into position on the diff and fit screws to 25 lbs. torque. Pack out both CV joints with the supplied grease and slide boots back over the joints. Fit the clips supplied on each end of both the boots. All done.
  3. SootySport

    Sierra driveshaft gaiters

    Easiest way to change them is to raise the rear of the car and support the chassis in the corners of the rear bulkhead in front of the wheels. You only have to disconnect one end of the driveshaft to fit new gaiters. If you disconnect the wheel end of the driveshaft there is not enough room to swing the driveshaft into a poisition where you can fit the new boots. You would in this case need to remove the wheel and the two lower wisbone bolts from the upright. It’s easier to remove the driveshafts from the diff. Leave the wheels on and in full droop, remove the boot box. Cut off the old cv clips and boots. Undo the 6 driveshaft screws at the diff end only, rotate the wheel for easy access to each screw as you go, swing the driveshaft downwards, there is plenty room. Remove the circlip holding the diff end CV joint, it will slide off easily and mind the large ball bearings don’t fall out. Clean out old Grease from CV joints and driveshaft with clean rags as good as you can-
  4. SootySport

    Sierra driveshaft gaiters

    Finally got around to fitting the new gaiters, bought the universal versions the same dimension as the old one, they are for the 7” diff/100mm. cv joint.
  5. SootySport

    Vauxhall Redtop

    UAll the C20xe engines I’ve seen including my own, the engines are level. The brackets sit on rubber bobbins so easy to adjust the height with taller bobbins or shim with washers. You can also move the engine forward or backwards about 30mm each way as the prop shaft slides into the gearbox freely. Playing around with engine positioning should give you the clearance you need. If your engine is tilted does that mean your gearbox is also tilted?
  6. SootySport

    brake pads for road use

    Ask the Hi Spec guys in Dartford, they stock a few different brands to fit their callipers.
  7. SootySport

    Sabelt harness - what’s this for?

    You’re right there, they do sting.
  8. SootySport

    brake pads for road use

    Ferodo DS 2500 have ‘not for road use’ printed on the box but they do work well, especially when warmed up. I would erase any markings on the pad just in case, but didn’t tell you that did I.
  9. SootySport

    Locating an new electronic speedo sender

    Here’s the sensor and mount on mine, two bolts holding the bracket.
  10. SootySport

    Locating an new electronic speedo sender

    Check GPS speedos are mot compliant, I’ve no idea if they are.
  11. SootySport

    Crossflow mechanical pump pressure high!

    I’m pretty sure a pressure gauge should be teed into the fuel line to get an accurate reading. mechanical pumps have an lever arm resting on the camshaft, the eccentric cam lobe raises and lowers the lever which in turn operates the diaphragm in the pump. Can’t see any way pressure would increase—— only decrease with wear or broken.
  12. SootySport

    brake pads for road use

    Hi Spec in Dartford. I only know the fronts, rears may be different but just ask the Hi Spec guys. The 1144’s do work well but you may get some pad squeal when cold, just warning you.
  13. SootySport

    brake pads for road use

    Mintex MDB1890 for the HI Spec Ultralights and you don’t need to grind them. The pads that came with my callipers were totally useless EBC standard road pads, wouldn’t stop a pram. I’ve since gone back to the Ford M16 callipers which are better for the track.
  14. SootySport

    protection under car

    Only protection on my floorpan is traffic film and the car is 29 years old. No signs of corrosion on the aluminium panels and is used in all weathers. The fibre glass wheelarchs are under sealed to stop stone chips and it is only now they need re -coating. The exposed parts of the Chassis frame need the paint topping up now and again. Suspension parts get a a wipe down every winter with a WD40 or ACF50 soaked rag.
  15. SootySport

    Locating an new electronic speedo sender

    It’s the most obvious solution as the factory fit them there and there should be a bracket already fitted.
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