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    Infamy, infamy ... they've all got it infamy. Have I been banned? For some reason, after a little while using the ST forum I'm automatically logged out. And when I try to log in again, I'm told that I am using the wrong password. I reset the password and it works again, for a while, then the same problem. I always click the "Remember me" box on the password, but no joy. Any thoughts on where the problem is, or are you all trying to tell me something Cheers, Darren
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    Update: What it actually does is stay logged in to the page I am viewing, but after a short time when I try to view another page I'm being asked to log in again. Then, when I try to log in, I'm told the password is incorrect. The log in box automatically has the "Remember me" box checked. It seems to make no difference if I try to uncheck it. Cheers, Darren
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    Thanks for the replies. Let me try to answer your questions Alan. ST never used to log me out, it's only started happening recently. Yes, I think the browser window still points at the ST forum on exactly the same page I was on, but I'm being asked to sign in, and that's when I'm told that the password is incorrect. At least I think that is what is happening. Until it happens again I cannot be sure. I am using Chrome, with house Wifi to BT infinity. Very rarely get any loss of connection, so I do not think that's an issue. I'm on a desktop , on which I do not use sleep mode. I'm glad it's not just me Jim! Hope you are well, by the way. That;s right Alan, when I sign in I see the "Remember me" box, which is checked. However, I don't think I'm unchecking that box, so I'm unclear as to what is happening. Something else that may be relevant is that Chrome asks if I want to remember the password too, which I say yes to. By the way, I never remember passwords to any site that involves financial transactions. What's the answer then? Cheers, Darren
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    It's very odd. I've cleared the Password, then reset, but then later I get automatically logged out and afterwards I have to set the password again. Will have to have a think!
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    Thanks Alan. Will look into seeing if it's a browser issue. Best wishes, Darren (AKA Reggie) P.S. You're a brave man repeating those rumours. Are you not aware that I'm a dangerous character?
  6. Thanks for the suggestion Tom, but we think we have nailed it down to something else. Will report back when it's fixed. Darren
  7. Hello, It's quite refreshing to be talking with folks about car related issues, rather then ... well, you know what. I've asked a few friends about this one already, but haven't come to a conclusion as to what is going on. History is this: Car, TR5, on electronic ignition and PI, has been running pretty smoothly for the last few months. After a few weeks non running, when I started her up earlier in the week, it sounded a bit rough, so I took her for a spin and found that after a few miles the engine seemed very rough, and the car jolted on coming off the gas. It didn't seem too bad under acceleration, but a bit hesitant, and it got progressively worse. I filled up on this drive, and stuck some Redex injector cleaner in. I did wonder if that has caused issues, but the problem was developing beforehand. Anyhow, on returning home, I pulled the plugs and they were all very black, which indicates too rich a mixture or weak spark, right? Although, I did not see any black exhaust smoke, which might be expected? At this point I changed the plugs and checked that the MU fuel enrichment lever on the MU and the choke were both returning as they should . . . they are both fine. I also changed the rotor arm. All the injector lines have a strong pulse and each seems to be spraying correctly, although I noted a slight drip on one. When I started the car this morning, engine sounded pretty good, so I decided to go for a blast. Car was pretty good for the first few miles, but then problems similar to before arose. This time, however, the car didn't jolt when off the gas, but it did when the gas was applied. Along with the jolting it also backfired as I applied the gas. I had to give it a boot full of acceleration to pull off and it seemed very down on power. Backfire suggests over fueling, right? Back home, I changed the coil, and dissy cap. I've not taken her out again to see if any of that as made a difference, but when idling I note that every 8 seconds or so the revs pick up slightly for a couple of seconds and then die down again. Is that significant? Friends have suggested MU needs looking at. Does everyone here concur, or is there something else to check that might be causing this? Cheers, Darren
  8. Thanks Kev. A friend gave me a call a couple of days back and talked me through some checks. He has a strong suspicion about the problem and I'm working on it at the moment, with his very patient guidance. Fingers crossed. I'll tell more later ... when I've finished putting the engine back together I'm hopeful that it'll fix it, but if not I'll try your suggestion. It's all a bit of detective work. I am indeed using the Iridium plugs in the TR Alan. I've used them for about three years and never had any fouling issues. They appear to be very good, but I accept that it could be psychological, and they may in fact be no different to the standard plugs. Anyhow, I think I go faster, therefore I go faster! Not, however, using them on the eurobox Alan ... because I haven't got a eurobox
  9. Apologies if this has been covered in depth already. I had a nice little drive out in the TR5 PI to a local show on Bank Holiday Monday. Car was on song and buzzed along nicely on the way there. Weather was beautiful, 25C+ I reckon, and as I know that a lot of people like to look at the engine I put the bonnet up. It sat in the sun for about 4 hours in total. When I came to leave it was a bit sluggish starting, but not bad. After about 10 miles on the way home, I had to stop at some traffic lights for a couple of minutes. After that the car became very lumpy and hesitant under load, and took a lot of right foot to get the revs up. Two possibilities crossed my mind ... perhaps I'd overheated the coil letting it sit in the sun and it wasn't performing correctly, or cavitation. Fuel level was just under half a tank. When I got home I popped the filler cap and got more of a hiss than usual. Any thoughts? Been out since then and it's running perfectly again. Cheers, Darren P.S. Should have said. It's a Bosch fuel pump, I believe.
  10. Thanks Kev. I'll try giving it a thump with engine running, as Peter suggests. If that doesn't make a difference, I'll try cleaning it. Is it just a case of undoing the nuts at each end and then removing the centre piece? Any special procedure? Will I get a load of fuel piddling out when I do it? What's the best way of cleaning out the strainer? Apologies for all the questions. If it's not the PRV, then is it most likely to be the MU, given the symptoms? One other thought crossed my mind and that is that I've not checked the valve clearances since I've had the car. I f they are out, could that account for any of this? Thanks for everyone's input. Cheers, Darren
  11. Hi Peter, Not sure what it looks like. Is it visible in either of these two photos. First is of the pump and filter under wheel arch, second is of what I assume is another filter under the fuel tank in the boot.
  12. By the way Nick, yes the backfire was from the exhaust. If the diaphragm in the MU is split, is that something I can easily change, or is it a case of sending the MU off to be refurbished? I did wonder about the timing. Have to say that I'm not sure if I'm reading the timing right. There are three marks (shown in photo), but I'm not sure what exactly they relate to. I think the wider white mark (the bottom of the three) is the one I am reading and that's 12 degrees ... ATDC I think. Would that be right? Apologies, I'm a bit dopey when it comes to this. Cheers, Darren
  13. I could very well be wrong, but if timing was out wouldn't the issue have been evident immediately? I will check it, but distributor is tight in place and I haven't moved it at all. Dizzy cap is tight too. Confess that I don't know where the PRV is Peter. If I can locate it, I'll try your suggestion. Thanks for the suck test suggestion Nick. Tried it, but I'm not sure. On first suck I heard click from MU. There was a very slight hiss when I removed my tongue, but nothing much. Not sure I'm doing it right. Cheers, Darren
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    Messages of support fro Darren TR5tar

    Thanks all. As always, your support for me (and more importantly, for fair play) is greatly appreciated. I would like to say that, from what I've heard, all of the TRR forum moderators have been very fair minded throughout. That is very reassuring. You say that I'm "very passionate about the marque" Tom. I'd like to think so, but unfortunately with that passion comes the urge to speak up when I think that something isn't right. That's who I am. I could play politics and genteel games, but that's not me. Anyhow, on the subject of who, other then the originator and recipient, can read PMs on a forum, it might be that both Alan and Tom are correct. I've no doubt that moderators cannot read PMs, but I believe it would be technically possible for someone with higher levels of access to do so. Whether or not it ever happens I don't know. I would hope not. Anyhow, I'm going to try a bit of moderation myself here and say please don't argue over it. I can promise you that there really are far more important things to worry about in the world. Best wishes to all, Darren
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    Messages of support fro Darren TR5tar

    I'm cautious about making any statements here, as no doubt it would be used against me. However, always happy to chat privately, so if anyone wants to hear more, then please feel free to PM me and I'll give you my email address and phone number. Best wishes, Darren
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    Lunatic drivers

    Yesterday, as I left a slip road to join a dual carriageway behind a lorry, I witnessed the most idiotic driving I've seen in a long time. With my indicators on, I check in my mirror that the fast lane is clear and move straight across. In my o/s wing mirror, I see another car exiting the slip road close behind me, and we both move into the fast lane at the same time. However, car behind then puts his foot down hard and overtakes me when I've already entered the fast lane. And so, we have three abreast on dual carriage way with me in the middle between the idiot and the lorry. Is it just me? Cheers, Darren
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    Messages of support fro Darren TR5tar

    Hi Menno, Thanks to you and everyone else for your posts of support. I have been amazed by everyone's kindness. It just shows that there is a strong sense of fair play in our community. One thing Menno, I don't think this situation had anything to do with GDPR, although as I don't exactly know what it is that I am supposed to be guilty of I cannot say for sure. Again, shades of Kafka here. I will drop you an email to discuss in greater detail. Best wishes, Darren
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    Messages of support fro Darren TR5tar

    Hi Phil, I'll email you. Best wishes, Darren
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    Messages of support fro Darren TR5tar

    Thank you all so much for your support in this matter. I've been absolutely overwhelmed by it. Since early this morning, when I am told that the news broke, I've received many emails and phone calls. This new bad boy image seems to be working for me In all seriousness, I've never been expelled from anything in my life, so it really did come as a shock. What really upsets me about all this is that I'm told that the only other person to be expelled from the Reg was expelled due to stealing from the club. I would hate to think that anyone would think I'd done something similar. What all this goes to show to me is that the Triumph and TR community is on the whole a fantastic bunch of very decent people. What a pity that some seek to ruin it. Please pass on my thanks to others who have offered their support over at my old haunt. Best wishes, Darren
  20. Parking brake warning light came on a few days ago and the system failed to work. Luckily it's off, rather than stuck on. Car is a 2005 Disco 3 HSE, auto. Took it to local independent LR specialist to check over and they said that power is getting to the fuses, so likelihood is that there's a problem further along with the wiring or it's the unit itself that needs replacing. Worst case scenario is unit replacement, because cost is going to be approximately £1100 (with about £700 of that for the unit itself)! Has anyone had experience of this and used one of these online services that offer to refurbish the unit for about £150 plus postage? Cheers, Darren
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    Land rover Disco 3 electronic parking brake

    Yes, I saw that news Paul. At least it's not a factory closure, I suppose. Got my Disco back middle of last week, along with £1050 bill. It turned out to be a corroded wire to the module, rather than a fault in the module itself. But not only that ... just before I took the car in, I noticed what seemed like intermittent brake binding at the back end when reversing and what seemed like dragging on going forward, but it didn't last long. I reported that to the mechanic too, and when he removed the rear brake discs etc., he found that the park brake shoes on one side had delaminated and the shoes on the other side were worn. Discs were also are heavily corroded. And so it was new everything. Fortunately, the supplier that I purchased the module from (at £200 less than the recommended price) took it back and refunded me. I wonder what the next problem will be. Cheers, Darren
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    Best wishes to you Nick. Hope it all goes well. Darren
  23. Hi Paul, Sorry to hear of your problems, but at least it looks like you are getting there. I did my first ever brake bleed about a year ago and it was quite a learning experience. I couldn't work out why after I got quite a bit of fluid out of the rear brakes I then only got air, and yet I was topping up the M/C. What I hadn't realised was that the M/C was divided, with the small compartment at the front of it feeding the rear brakes. Access to that compartment was through a narrow slit. Once I'd worked that out, it was easy. It sounds the same as yours. Cheers, Darren