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MattV

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About MattV

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    Pedestrian
  • Birthday 19/01/1978

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  • Car Details
    BRG SEiW 1.8 Zetec on Jenveys
  • My Location
    Bourne

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  1. There’s a few events on this Sunday - Wisbech car show https://www.facebook.com/events/1581753028526147/?ti=ia Clumber Park car show https://www.facebook.com/events/869932649846289/?ti=ia Weather looks good for a drive out and pub somewhere!
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    East Midlands?

    Hi guys, would love to meet up. Unfortunately I’m away from this Sunday to the following Sunday. Feel free to ping me a text/WhatsApp or whatever though - 07764 343249
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    East Midlands?

    Hi @si_salisbury - I’m just up the road from you in Bourne. There’s also another Matt who lives in Manthorpe but I don’t think he’s on here much. Would be good to meet up at some point
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    East Midlands?

    Look forward to meeting you @Seven of Nine Mat
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    Brake light not working

    Thanks for all the replies, quick status update. Ive swapped the bulb for a new one and still no brake light. Tail light works fine however. Earth terminal looks corroded, but everything else is working so shouldn’t be that. +ve terminals don’t look too bad either. On the master cylinder there are 2 spade connectors, each with 2 wires connected - I assume these are for the brake lights, one left & one right? swapping the connectors over makes no difference - I still have the offside brake light out. @Andy Westwood - you mentioned shorting the wires out to bypass the switch - do you mean these 2 wires? thanks All
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    Brake light not working

    Thanks @WINGNUT - I have to confess I haven't changed the bulb yet, probably should have been the first thing I did. I'll do that than report back!
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    Brake light not working

    Hi All, It was pointed out to me at last weekend's meet that my offside brake light wasn't working, so I stopped at Halfrauds to buy a new pair of bulbs. On removing the cover and inspecting the offending bulb it actually looks in good condition - I'd expected to see a blown filament but it looks almost new. Next thought was the earth, but it looks like it shares an earth with the indicator and that's working. Does anyone have any suggestions on where to start looking for the fault? Are there any common issues I should investigate first? I'm armed with a newly purchased multimeter and am not afraid to use it (although not actually sure how!). Thanks!
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    New colour from WF.

    If you do go with the grey @Stuart Faulkner - Shows & Events Coordinator Then at least you’ll be ok for matching footwear again.....
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    Railway Run in the Peak District, Saturday 9th June

    Count me in, weather permitting!
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    Petition to sign

    Sounds reasonable to me. Signed
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    Fitting a Raceline water rail to a Zetec

    Hi @Julie Hall - AO Representative, Peak District AO. Thanks for the update. Have purchased the hoses from AS as suggested and also the non pressure release rad cap. Need to check that my expansion tank cap has a pressure release - I assume it would as the only place for pressure to be relieved on the old system? Dropped off the water rail at a local engineering shop this morning to be re-drilled and tapped. Fingers crossed!
  12. Thanks Julie. I think I might try and get a refund on the hoses provided by Raceline and purchase a set from AS instead. Will have to try and find a local engineering shop to drill out the sensor hole. Frustrated as I thought this would be more straightforward!!
  13. Aaargh! This is a nightmare.... ordered all of the bits from Chris at Raceline and I think he’s sent the wrong bits out to me. Silicone top hose fits ok, but the bottom one is too long by about 6”. Could cut it down I suspect, but not what I thought I would need to do. The temp sensor for the ECU also doesn’t fit into the hole on the back of the water rail, and despite telling then I wanted to keep the heater and expansion tank they have only sent 2 silicone hoses. I did send them the link to @Julie Hall - AO Representative, Peak District AO post with all of the pictures and parts prices so not sure how this has happened. Also cost me £50 more than you paid Julie. Raaagh, time to give them a call on Monday
  14. Thanks @John (Kernow), that’s really helpful. I think I finally understand the purpose of the various components now too! Just need Raceline to hurry up and deliver the parts now - it killed me today not being able to go out in the sunshine!
  15. Hi All, To avoid further hi-jacking Julie's raceline water rail fitting thread further, thought I'd put this into a new thread. So my car decided to deposit all its coolant on the floor the other day, and suspecting a dodgy thermostat housing I've ordered the Raceline water rail. Whilst waiting for it to arrive, decided to strip out the existing set up This looks like the sender unit for the temp gauge in the dash and looks pretty corroded/knackered, so I think this might be the cause of my leak. Everything else looks fine. Does this thermostat look right? I figured that whilst cold it should be sealing the coolant path but there's a gap of around 1cm? Raceline recommend getting rid of the expansion tank that I'm currently running, but I note that when @Julie Hall - AO Representative, Peak District AO fitted her water rail it was kept? Image supplied by Raceline is below As you can see they're running the over flow from the 'stat housing into an overflow bottle down near the headlight. This system looks like a simpler set up and would reduce potential future failure points, so I'm throwing this to the WSCC experts - keep the expansion tank on the scuttle, or set up as per raceline? Thanks All! Mat
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