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Ivor Got None

Member Since 21 Mar 2012
Offline Last Active Apr 21 2012 02:47 PM

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In Topic: V Plate 1300 Endura Missfire - I`m Stumped

19 April 2012 - 09:00 PM

Hi all.
just updating here.
well the daughters KA went for MOT just under 14 days ago,
failed on:-
rear axle location bushes, offside chassis corrosion at axle location, corrosion on offside outer sill panel, front offside lower suspension ball joint grease cover, nearside cv joint grease cover not seated correctly. and offside drivers seat belt mounting point corrosion..
so i started by buying online 2 axle bushes,
then bottle of mig wire & gas!
got the KA up in the air enough for a large elderly man had enough room to work!....lol
that done, I welded a 21 inch patch repair to the outer sill,
the seatbelt point repair from inside, then as i had the 4 bolt U section off the axle location, i patched a panel to cover the corrosion there.
then the fun started when i recieved the 2 axle bushes.
I cut the old ones out via drilling through the bonded rubber then hacksawed the steel outers,
I made a bush insertion tool using 14mm high tensile bolt & long double nut.
I sheared the Hi tensile bolt trying to get the first bush in.
tried to grind a bit of the dia of the bush, but bent my new home made tool.re welded and more the tool & tried again - nothing.
In the end said s0d it, so cut a slit in the outer bush casing, pulled the bush in, then clamped the lot tight, then welded it back up!.. (carefully)
done the other side in a flash, well, weld...lol
KA past with flying colours monday.
Dam them axle bushes though...
2 days on one, half hour on the other...lol

One dear daughter and happy 3 year old grandson happy again,
me V-happy as I got my Landrover diesel back again.

now just got wheel bearing to do, all axle & gear boxes to fill with gear oils,

Thanks Fordy guys & girls,
I always "was" a ford man at heart.

In Topic: V Plate 1300 Endura Missfire - I`m Stumped

31 March 2012 - 01:46 PM

promised guys,
I`ll be back...

am I a very happy chappy or what!

ended up buying a "genuine" lucas new in a box coilpack,
changed it over,
and the KA runs like a dream again...

all this time to find the problem...
the ebay 5 star super dooper seller sold me sh!te months ago,
so i`ll be "havin a word" with `em.

I ended up with 3 different ecu packs along the way,
cleaned & checked eveything else, but not the bargain replacement coil!

So, as the gov. says after a muck up:-

"we have learned a lesson from this"

thanks go out to all who gave time to respond to my help needs,

and I will be looking in reguarly, just for more self help tips.


In Topic: FOC Age group Poll!

24 March 2012 - 01:02 PM

Bah!!! the place is full of !Removed! youngsters :D

Regards from an old !Removed! :D 58

Bah!!! the place is full of !Removed! youngsters :D Regards from an old !Removed! :D 58

old my ars*....lol your still a youngster....

In Topic: FOC Age group Poll!

24 March 2012 - 12:57 PM

proud to be just 1 short year of "legal" retirement age of 65... just where did all those years go? well my avatar gives a clue to some, since 2000 part of me rides scooters (normaly the saddle sore part on long ride outs) loved my fords over the years, from daily drivers, classic modded Anglias "1500" GT motors, and mini cabs. One G plate 1800 cvh auto sierra done nearly 300.000 miles... just kept running, bless it...lol will list all my fords one day, (new thread perhaps) but my heart and soul went into a landrover discovery diesel 3 years ago, I now know "her" intimately now after laying under it for 3 months last year with a cutting grinder and mig welder & new sheet metal. Just to keep my ford brain (whats left of it) ticking over, my daughters V plate 1330 KA in mettalic green, nice car "when" it runs right.......long story now..lol Oh, and I talk far too much, sorry...

In Topic: V Plate 1300 Endura Missfire - I`m Stumped

23 March 2012 - 08:17 PM

thanks for the offer btmaldon,
it may come to that.
I`ll see if my daughter has the money for a ford coilpack,
or if I have.....dads eh....lol

I`ll keep you updated over the next week or so,
I wont forget you all.....too helpfull to forget you all..