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Same as every winter - upgrade the suspension! One winter I actually will...

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Well, I had my engine out over a month ago now, to stop a badly leaking sump, from the gasket/flange. Having done that, I now find I have a much smaller leak from the front of the engine, either timing cover flange/gasket or the oil seal just behind the crank pulley. Either way, cover needs to come off, and a new gasket with a good sealant (Loctite 596, thanks to Ash for the recommendation) and a new oil seal, both now on order.

At least I wont need to pull the engine out again, as on the XI there is plenty of room in front of the engine to work on it.

Oh, the joys of 45 year old BMC A series engines!

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Just starting to think of list...

  • Change rear calipers
  • Bleed brakes
  • Swop out MT 75 box for a less noisy one and then re con for a spare
  • Light weight clutch/flywheel
  • Put team dynamics back on
  • Change  fuel and temp  gauges
  • Re make wind deflectors
  • Fit rear high level led brake lights
  • May do timing belt and  deglaze / re ring..( Just maybe)

"Don't worry love it wont cost much"

:-))

 

 

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8 hours ago, Chris King - Webmaster and Joint North East AO said:

Or - “it was only £30” when the parcel arrives and you get “the look”

You gotta box clever and mix up your prices depending on box size but never ever ever over £100 :d

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I use the £30 response on a regular basis..

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6 minutes ago, gazzwesty1 said:

I use the £30 response on a regular basis..

Careful, she could be reading this!

My wife knows what parts can cost as she’s bought me a lot of the carbon as gifts over the years (she’s a keeper!) - and she actually smiles at me when a parcel arrives and says “£30 was it?”

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How about, 'I get free postage if I spend over £30, so it seemed only common sense to get a few bits on stock....' :d

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My Mrs was well happy when my quaiffe atb turned up and the invoice was visible on the box. 

Just gave her ample ammunition to go shoe shopping :d

Fair trade I say

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38 minutes ago, Steve (sdh2903) said:

My Mrs was well happy when my quaiffe atb turned up and the invoice was visible on the box. 

Just gave her ample ammunition to go shoe shopping :d

Fair trade I say

Surely you used the same reasoning that she would with that purchase. “It saved me £200”

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Indeed. I did show her the prices elsewhere and even she was impressed at my thrifty-ness;)

Still trying to convince her 800 quid is 'cheap' for an Ecu. Good job she didn't see the price for the sport 250 one.......:ph34r:

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On 06/10/2018 at 11:16, Steve (sdh2903) said:

My Mrs was well happy when my quaiffe atb turned up and the invoice was visible on the box. 

Just gave her ample ammunition to go shoe shopping :d

Fair trade I say

To this day I've managed to hide the invoice from getting a quaife ATB fitted to my BMW...

Then again, she just spent slightly more than that cost me on another saddle for the horse.

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My list:

  • Low profile sump
  • Various carbon bits
  • Shielded cable for the fuel gauge
  • Some form of bulkhead hose adaptor for the heater. Hopefully to stop the slight leak I can't fix!
  • USB/Power socket.

Think that's probably enough for its first winter!

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