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by Typhoon90
Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:43 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: QLD Floods
Replies: 20
Views: 4146

Re: QLD Floods

Its easy to be tossing around 'shouldas' and 'couldas' at this stage, and there are plenty of things to blame govts for, but the State and Local Governments have responded very well to this situation. While plenty of individuals didn't take it seriously until too late, plenty did and have minimised...
by Typhoon90
Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: QLD Floods
Replies: 20
Views: 4146

Re: QLD Floods

Contrary to media reports, most of the water is quite slow flowing. I would say 90% of the houses that have flooded will be able to be reinhabited after removing carpets and hosing them out. Sure, stuff will be lost, but it can all be replaced. If you still have a house, it makes things much easier...
by Typhoon90
Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: QLD Floods
Replies: 20
Views: 4146

Re: QLD Floods

Contrary to media reports, most of the water is quite slow flowing. I would say 90% of the houses that have flooded will be able to be reinhabited after removing carpets and hosing them out. Sure, stuff will be lost, but it can all be replaced. If you still have a house, it makes things much easier....
by Typhoon90
Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:19 am
Forum: Fuel, Electrical & ignition (stock Bosch)
Topic: GTV 6 2.5 V6 running problems
Replies: 36
Views: 10089

Re: GTV 6 2.5 V6 running problems

This may sound harsh, but it will work. If you think it's a water related issue, start the car and get it warmed up, then using a watering can, wet various components when the engine is running....if you suspect ECU wiring, soak it. You've got nothing to lose, if it is a water issue, water has alrea...
by Typhoon90
Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: worn cam, clatter
Replies: 42
Views: 11354

Re: worn cam, clatter

.... *Lifter stops rotating ( lifters are ground with a slight concave face and ride slightly offset from the cam lobe centreline. This is meant to make lifter rotate and promote even all over wear of the lifter face and cam lobe. The cam lobe is often also ground with a slight taper across the lob...
by Typhoon90
Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: worn cam, clatter
Replies: 42
Views: 11354

Re: worn cam, clatter

I really don't think this is an oil pump/oil quality issue. Cams just wear through the surface hardening eventually, it's how it is. The cam and lifter are a metal on metal sliding surface, separated by a oil film. The things that can cause a cam lobe to wear through are numerous: *Poor manufacturin...
by Typhoon90
Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: Gearbox, Clutch and Driveshaft
Topic: Found a source for axle bolts
Replies: 6
Views: 2286

Re: Found a source for axle bolts

Minimum order $50...I only wanted four.
Strange thing, when you ask around no one knows, but when you finally find somewhere that sells what you need, everyone knows all about it. :roll:
by Typhoon90
Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:25 am
Forum: Gearbox, Clutch and Driveshaft
Topic: Found a source for axle bolts
Replies: 6
Views: 2286

Re: Found a source for axle bolts

Yep, they are the short bolts, not the 60mm ones that run through the CV body into the axle flange.
Try finding an M10x1.0x60mm bolt.
by Typhoon90
Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:01 am
Forum: Gearbox, Clutch and Driveshaft
Topic: Found a source for axle bolts
Replies: 6
Views: 2286

Found a source for axle bolts

After calling everywhere all over Australia and being told "too hard" and firing off emails all over the world, this guy helped me out: http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290514315035&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT He has a few left, so it could be a good idea to buy some for your stock...
by Typhoon90
Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: Race Cars and Track preparation
Topic: The Orange Cab -MD's New Racer
Replies: 253
Views: 54329

Re: The Orange Cab -MD's New Racer

Hi Mike, glad you're getting something out of this topic set. I might be wrong but my gut reaction to members of this Forum is that they have a passion for transaxles but not so much in the sense that they want to make concourse cars out of them but more so to either get them warm for the street or...
by Typhoon90
Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:54 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: worn cam, clatter
Replies: 42
Views: 11354

Re: worn cam, clatter

You know what I see on the sides of that lifter? Corrosion pitting. If that has happened, I be that lifter has stuck at some stage, that'll wipe out a cam lobe.

Regards, Andrew.
by Typhoon90
Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:53 am
Forum: Gearbox, Clutch and Driveshaft
Topic: LSD?
Replies: 6
Views: 1815

Re: LSD?

I notice LSD's most at work on a slippery surface (hoists) but just barely applying enough power to get a wheel to lose traction. If you get right on the point of losing traction, you will definitely feel and hear an LSD start clutching in and out. Dumping the clutch won't always show anything. I've...
by Typhoon90
Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:50 am
Forum: Site Feedback / suggestions
Topic: Exhaust Systems
Replies: 6
Views: 3047

Re: Exhaust Systems

And there you go, already a whole bunch of hot air flowing through teh exhaust section!

Regards, Andrew.
by Typhoon90
Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: Braking
Topic: Phew! Rear brake job not so bad.
Replies: 1
Views: 1857

Re: Phew! Rear brake job not so bad.

Does anyone know the diameter and pitch of the thread for the CV joint to axle flange bolts off hand? Looks like a 0.75? http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v418/typhoonpud/Cars/Alfa/Rearbrakes002.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v418/typhoonpud/Cars/Alfa/Rearbrakes001.jpg http://img.photobucket....
by Typhoon90
Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: Braking
Topic: Phew! Rear brake job not so bad.
Replies: 1
Views: 1857

Phew! Rear brake job not so bad.

Well, dodged a bullet on the rear brakes, less than three hours to get the calipers and rotors out. Only had to cut the head off one bolt out of the 24 axle/disc flange bolts. The correct tools for the job helped too, I don't know how you could loosen these bolts without an allen drive socket and 24...