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  1. Scooter

    Police road obstruction

    I was in a big shunt on an autobahn in Germany about a decade ago. Two Golf GTIs racing each other got it wrong while cutting through the traffic and met in a big off. everyone screeches to a halt....two totalled Gols on the carriageway. then it got all astonishing for an Brit.... in the UK, that would have been a total motorway shut down - all day chaos, hours of jams First thing that happened was all the cars pulled over to the Armco and hard shoulder leaving the road completely clear. up comes the police, ambulance, fire brigade Cuts the two clowns out and while they are doing this, up comes a couple of ADAC air ambulances who land on the other side of the wreck and ADAC recovery trucks. Off go the choppers, scene photographed, out comes the recovery guys, wrecks removed, road swept. and while all this was going on, the police interviewed witnesses, kept us fully informed of what’s happening and how much longer they expected to be. we were back on our way in a couple of hours.
  2. Scooter

    Police road obstruction

    Accident investigation? Germany, clear away bodies, then out comes a lazer scanner and they scan the scene in high definition 3D in 10minutes then get the wreckage cleared away. our police are frankly useless.
  3. Scooter

    Police road obstruction

    Italy.... RTA up roll police, put up a screen round car to give rubber neckers nothing to look at, shout at any drivers who slow down to gawp. Cars kept moving
  4. Scooter

    Cavitation or something else

    Cavitation noise on propellers can be ear shattering. It’s like the blades are being hit by.a sledgehammer.
  5. Scooter

    What's happened here??

    Ah for the good old days of a heated 100 gallon Trichloroethane ultrasonic tank.... even the dirtiest engine block came out sparkling. green spoilsports banned that.
  6. Scooter

    What's happened here??

    Petrol? That’s a brave decision! Something like this https://www.bestultrasonic.co.uk/carburettor--engine-cleaner--ultrasonic-cleaning-solution---1ltr-104-p.asp
  7. Scooter

    What's happened here??

    One of the better proprietary carb cleaning solutions, fierce stuff! https://www.berrymanproducts.com/assets/1AA-1-aerosol-0110-0117-0120-SDS-R04.pdf
  8. Scooter

    What's happened here??

    MEK is an extremely good cleaning agent. Particularly good at breaking down organics, like gum and residue you find in carbs. Generally, anything that’s safe to use is pretty rubbish at cleaning stuff.
  9. Scooter

    What's happened here??

    Soak them in a bucket of MEK. Gets everything off.
  10. Back in the day I had to regularly machine parts out of pure copper and aluminium, radar parts, bloody nightmare! Could have done with that tip.
  11. Scooter

    What's happened here??

    I would if storing for any time. Regular gasoline will keep good for a year, but ethanol stuff goes bad in a few months. now, I think a lot if the issue is actually the carburettors engines, not fuel injected ones. Our old clunkers have direct to air vents that allow fresh air an unrestricted access to the tank when standing, note that vacuum yiu get in a moderns tank. advice seems to vary between filling the tank right up when standing, or running it dry. I’m wondering If a carbon canister as the Americans have had for eons on tank vents helps stop fresh damp air being drawn in when standing?
  12. Scooter

    Poor quality, or was Lucas ever thus?

    And that’s why we get sold crap. No one names names, most of all the clubs, some of who will ban you for doing such a heinous crime.
  13. Scooter

    What's happened here??

    John, ethanol takes water into suspension. If there is ethanol fuel in the carb when it’s left to stand, you will get corrosion. E5 is bad enough, but E10 will be death for anything steel abd brass, so a future of no steel copper based metals in our fuel systems awaits. lay up fuel, (expensive £5 / litre ethanol free stuff), awaits us.
  14. Top tip of you have a running engine to start with, fill it with high detergent Diesel engine oil and run it round for a bit. That stuff will shift vast amounts of old crud. don't do it on an engine you are not going to rebuild. It will be clean inside, and burn oil and rattle like a tin can.
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    Poor quality, or was Lucas ever thus?

    Lucas - Prince of Darkness. It was always low quality tat. As above, find something JDM like a Datsun 240z switch, metal body, their electrics have always been top quality.
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