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by 480s partner
Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Brakes (50)
Topic: Are my brakes working properly?
Replies: 18
Views: 1964

Re: Are my brakes working properly?

Anyway, I have tried the car and the I feel my actions have been for the better. :D The pedal has a nice touchy response and the bite is definitely improved. :hopping: However, I can make out the pump relay kicking in (too often maybe?) :? but no lights have come on so far, so I think I'll leave it ...
by 480s partner
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Brakes (50)
Topic: Are my brakes working properly?
Replies: 18
Views: 1964

Re: Are my brakes working properly?

...(assuming of course, you're not battling with snapped bleed nipples!)... So it seems I was very lucky by not snapping any on my brake calipers!!! :o I have googled a bit on this subject and read some truly frightening stories about this issue. :shock: How about giving the nipples a good clean wi...
by 480s partner
Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Rear seats removal
Replies: 6
Views: 1211

Re: Rear seats removal

How did you push the bum seats front clip through (that rectangular catch)? :?:

The clips on mine are slightly bent outwards and I feel no human force can flatten them to slide upwards. :badmood:
by 480s partner
Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Brakes (50)
Topic: Are my brakes working properly?
Replies: 18
Views: 1964

Re: Are my brakes working properly?

First of all, my apologies for such a late reply :oops: but lots of things happening at the same time have prevented me from giving attention to this subject. :x Secondly, thanks to everyone for the precious information and advice. :wink: I had to trace the history of the car only to discover that t...
by 480s partner
Tue May 16, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Brakes (50)
Topic: Are my brakes working properly?
Replies: 18
Views: 1964

Re: Are my brakes working properly?

With "ignition turned on" do you mean "engine turned on"? Or just the ignition key switched on? And does the ABS warning light turn on for a brief moment after switching on, or does it remain on all the time? And what happens if you keep pumping the pedal? No, just the ignition key switched on. ABS...
by 480s partner
Tue May 16, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Brakes (50)
Topic: Are my brakes working properly?
Replies: 18
Views: 1964

Re: Are my brakes working properly?

Oops... Sounds like a bad accumulator, but then again, the ABS warning light will be on if something fails. I have just been investigating a problem with someone's pre-1992 ABS (ABS MkII). Spare parts have become unobtainium of course. I wish someone with knowledge of ATE brake and ABS systems coul...
by 480s partner
Tue May 16, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Brakes (50)
Topic: Are my brakes working properly?
Replies: 18
Views: 1964

Re: Are my brakes working properly?

All sounds normal to me. Pulls up straight when braking hard? If so, carry on and enjoy the car I will have to make some braking tests on a deserted road to check how the car behaves. The car brakes, of course, but I fear it may not be realiabe on a panic stop or under heavy brake use. I will repor...
by 480s partner
Mon May 15, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Brakes (50)
Topic: Are my brakes working properly?
Replies: 18
Views: 1964

Are my brakes working properly?

Today I noticed something that left me wondering if there is a problem with the braking system of my 90'turbo with ABS. How exactly should the brake pedal behave with the ignition turned on and off? This is what I experience with the car stopped and perfectly leveled : with the ignition turned on, v...
by 480s partner
Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: leaking auxiliary water pump
Replies: 26
Views: 3456

Re: leaking auxiliary water pump

I made a little experiment today: Suspended the pump, attached some hoses (one connected to shower :lol: )and let the water run through for a few minutes. http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t515/JRT480/Fotografia2668_zps01hej5dl.jpg When I turn the power on there is a small boost in water flow. So,...
by 480s partner
Tue May 31, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: leaking auxiliary water pump
Replies: 26
Views: 3456

Re: leaking auxiliary water pump

Hope I am not asking a dumb question, but can I activate-test the pump as of now, like this (outside car, no coolant)? I have a power supply unit of DC 12V (or 13,8V) up to 5 amps/ 7amps peak available, would it just be a matter of making the connections and see if I get response? a quick run off a...
by 480s partner
Tue May 31, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: leaking auxiliary water pump
Replies: 26
Views: 3456

Re: leaking auxiliary water pump

Haynes manual keeps reffering to an elusive cylinder block drain plug "located below the inlet manifold near the oil pressure switch"...? I may have found it! I suspect this is the one: http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t515/JRT480/Fotografia2667_b_zpstokzdmdy.jpg Picture was taken from above wit...
by 480s partner
Mon May 30, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: leaking auxiliary water pump
Replies: 26
Views: 3456

Re: leaking auxiliary water pump

Joao I suspect you will find the old antifreeze in the heater matrix if anywhere. Best and easiest if a bit messy is to flush the whole system through with a hose and cold water then refill with fresh anti freeze. regards jim Jim, I have never gone that far in the procedure. Where should I connect ...
by 480s partner
Mon May 30, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: leaking auxiliary water pump
Replies: 26
Views: 3456

Re: leaking auxiliary water pump

Hope I am not asking a dumb question, but can I activate-test the pump as of now, like this (outside car, no coolant)?

I have a power supply unit of DC 12V (or 13,8V) up to 5 amps/ 7amps peak available, would it just be a matter of making the connections and see if I get response?
by 480s partner
Mon May 30, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: leaking auxiliary water pump
Replies: 26
Views: 3456

Re: leaking auxiliary water pump

Gave a good cleaning outside to pump and to rubber parts, it's looking very nice now: http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t515/JRT480/Fotografia2663_zpsgng7rtxq.jpg http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t515/JRT480/Fotografia2664_zpsqkfmgolg.jpg http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t515/JRT480/Fotograf...
by 480s partner
Mon May 30, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: leaking auxiliary water pump
Replies: 26
Views: 3456

Re: leaking auxiliary water pump

Ok, new ring is in place and cleaned surfaces mate perfectly. http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t515/JRT480/Fotografia2660_zpsse5as8z1.jpg http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t515/JRT480/Fotografia2661_zpsoa3iccs2.jpg http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t515/JRT480/Fotografia2662_zps78cdh0pd.jpg
by 480s partner
Mon May 30, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: leaking auxiliary water pump
Replies: 26
Views: 3456

Re: leaking auxiliary water pump

Since coolant change was due I decided to drain the old coolant, avoiding the need to clip the pump hoses, which are now at least 25 years old... http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t515/JRT480/Fotografia2637_zpsth3h3ofo.jpg Because I used a collector bowl with markings on it I could see that it po...
by 480s partner
Mon May 30, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: leaking auxiliary water pump
Replies: 26
Views: 3456

Re: leaking auxiliary water pump

However, I see some wetness inside the second plastic part: http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t515/JRT480/Fotografia2654_zpsbux2admo.jpg There must be a bearing inside, could it also be a cause for leaking...? :? The "propeller" doesn't come off, does it? http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t515/J...
by 480s partner
Mon May 30, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: leaking auxiliary water pump
Replies: 26
Views: 3456

Re: leaking auxiliary water pump

Barely clears the edge of seating face of the part:

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by 480s partner
Mon May 30, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: leaking auxiliary water pump
Replies: 26
Views: 3456

Re: leaking auxiliary water pump

On my auxiliary pump the pump comes in 3 parts 2 plastic parts and the motor itself . The three parts are held together by 2 sets of screws so I reckon that there must be an O ring or rubber seal in one of them. It should be easy to take apart and reassemble. :D Yes, same here. http://i1063.photobu...
by 480s partner
Mon May 30, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: leaking auxiliary water pump
Replies: 26
Views: 3456

Re: leaking auxiliary water pump

Now I have to make heads and tails like Jim said and see what I will find inside. :( http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t515/JRT480/Fotografia2649_zpshaozmmsb.jpg http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t515/JRT480/Fotografia2651_zps6gizuiwh.jpg http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t515/JRT480/Fotografi...