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In Topic: Help Me Please Anyone

06 October 2015 - 10:29 AM

You should be able to be in stop start traffic for hours without burning a clutch plate unless you are riding the clutch and holding it on the biting point rather than taking it out of gear and using the handbrake.

I don't know if it's the way driving is taught these days but most people don't seem to know what the handbrake is for.

In Topic: Spring Compressor

06 October 2015 - 09:19 AM

That's one very skilled craftsman who obviously takes great pride in his work.

In Topic: Spring Compressor

05 October 2015 - 09:43 PM

Take no notice - you only need to compress enough to take the load off the top mounting.

In Topic: 'quick Clear' Heated Screen

05 October 2015 - 09:36 PM

I find when I switch mine on the lights dim slightly and the wipers noticeably slow down. The front screen is a really hefty load on the system which is why there's quite a short timeout on it.

In Topic: Spring Compressor

05 October 2015 - 09:29 PM

Jack, As I said I used 2-piece ones on the Rover shocks. Two should be perfectly adequate. The important things to remember are to make sure they are exactly opposite one another on the spring but don't try to get them to sit parallel because the angle of the helical spring coils means that they will sit naturally at an angle to one another. When fitting them just take up the slack by hand and allow them to find their best angle then take time tightening them gradually a few turns at a time on each. It's common sense really and if you take your time and don't rush it you won't have any problems.