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Gwyn

Member Since 07 Sep 2008
Offline Last Active May 24 2009 07:21 PM
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In Topic: Spark plug gap for ST170

06 April 2009 - 09:26 PM

if you are looking for the recommended gap it is 1.3mm

hope this helps

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: Thanks a lot for the information :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

In Topic: Spark plug gap for ST170

04 April 2009 - 12:51 PM

Why do you need the gap ? Not being funny but when plugs are bought they are set to specific gaps to give the required air gap for the fuel/air mix to ignite most efficently , further more if you adjust them coatings like silver or irridium coatings can be damaged on the contact surfaces thus increacing resistance across the 2 point which would give delayed combustion

Thanks for that bit of info
regards
G Jones

In Topic: ST170 brakes

16 September 2008 - 06:10 PM

:rolleyes:

no problem glad you found the culprit

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
I fitted new rear discs and pads this afternoon, it solved the problem. Used Ford origional parts, worst job was to push back the piston in the caliper. Your suppose to use a special ford tool, I got away with a 4" G clamp, made for the job, allthough it required a lot of effort to push the piston back.
Happy motoring :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
ps Thank god for forum's, saves a fortune in the end and a real satisfaction of doing and solving the problem yourself.
Gwyn

In Topic: ST170 brakes

13 September 2008 - 11:24 AM

Thanks again mintalkin.
Will borrow a DTI from work midweek, will post the result hopefully by the weekend.
regards
Gwyn :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

DTI checks on each corner

Front off-side 0.03mm
Front near-side 0.03mm
Rear off-side 0.02mm
Rear near side 0.45mm :angry: :angry: :angry:

It was obvious when I jacked up the car (Rear-near side), that this was the culprud, the wheel was binding when Hand turned at one particular point, Further investigation showed a deviation of .45mm at this point for approx 12cm. Have ordered some discs today and hopefully put them on Tuesday evening. The brakes on this corner must have been running hot, hence affecting the performance & MPG.
Thanks again
Mintalkin
regards
G Jones

In Topic: ST170 brakes

08 September 2008 - 02:13 PM

anything above 0.1mm (0.004).would most likely cause pulsating

Thanks again mintalkin.
Will borrow a DTI from work midweek, will post the result hopefully by the weekend.
regards
Gwyn :rolleyes: :rolleyes: