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DaShiner

Member Since 03 May 2008
Offline Last Active Jun 30 2013 08:39 AM
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In Topic: buying a ford escort td engine :S

26 July 2009 - 06:22 PM

150, is that the usual price you would expect for an engine with that sort of mileage vinny? thats not a bad mileage, I'd be happy with something like that for 150!
what about recons mate, how much would one of them sell for 300+ maybe?

In Topic: new lower arm, R reg escort van

30 June 2009 - 06:58 PM

personal note: never try and do this job without keeping an eye on your driveshaft!!
this is why I had problems getting it back together, the driveshaft had slipped out on the engine side and somehow moved, luckily the bits and pieces stayed put so it went back together ok and the rest of the job went without a hitch.
Why is it that the Haynes manual doesn't tell you to be careful with the driveshaft when trying to do this job, grrrr! if there was one of those little advice bits on the page that said "take care not to pull on driveshaft or something bad could happen" then it might help lol.
Anyway, thanks for the advice Vinny I'll go get it tracked up asap ;)

In Topic: new lower arm, R reg escort van

30 June 2009 - 09:18 AM

Its a bit of a fidly job to do, but as long as the arm is the same it should go after a bit of persistance.

I usually put the inner most bolt in, then the lug into the hub, then move the whole lot until the centre holelines up.
You can usually replace both sides in a hour or so.

ADVICE - Make sure you get the tracking done after changing the lower arms.

thanks vinny. Ive done the same job before on my mrs old seat ibiza with not too much of a prob, tried for ages yesterday to do this one with no luck, got covered in dirt and sweat with no joy :(
I'll try it again in a bit but I reckon I'll be back to ask for more advice soon lol. I will get the tracking done when I do eventually get the job finished :rolleyes: ;)

In Topic: advice on rear brake problem

26 January 2009 - 09:05 AM

I changed the cv boot and lower arm yesterday so all thats left for me to do is the brake, thanks for that link mintalkin, I'll get the wheel off sometime today (in the rain lol ) and I'll use that info you gave me to refer to if I need it, many thanks mate!

the garage fixed it in the end because there was a problem with the handbrake adjuster underneath where whoever owned it before me overtightened it or something, it ended up costing a bit to put right but job done and Ive got a mot certificate at last ;)

In Topic: advice on rear brake problem

23 January 2009 - 09:26 AM

yes the pistons operate the brake shoes. info here http://www.fordcapri...rear_brakes.htm

I changed the cv boot and lower arm yesterday so all thats left for me to do is the brake, thanks for that link mintalkin, I'll get the wheel off sometime today (in the rain lol ) and I'll use that info you gave me to refer to if I need it, many thanks mate!