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spitfire6

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  1. spitfire6

    My Spitfire

    Hi, Now thinking longer oil filter, so I can cable tie it. Cheers, Iain
  2. spitfire6

    My Spitfire

    Hi, I thought it was funny enough in a picture. LOL Quite small, hence the need for a straight drain back. I left the machined & perforated plate fitted to accelerate the lighter O2 molecules to increase combustion efficiency at all speeds and humidity levels. The sintered bronze deal would cost more than they sell for. Cheers, Iain.
  3. spitfire6

    My Spitfire

    Hi, fitted an oil/air separator with drain back to the sump. I know it looks "spawn of gash". Thanks. I will order some HC safe silicone hose & attempt to get rid of all the inline fittings I used as could not find a long piece of 1/2" ID hose. I am taking the hopefully dry air + HC from the engine via the separator & piping it to the idle control valve. Filtered air to the engine is from the plenum and piped into the top of the rocker box in usual place. My idle speed has not changed so I guess I am taking the max HC + air mix possible at idle? Off idle I assume I have a lot of gas flow thru the engine? Too much and I need to fit a PCV valve somewhere? I have an idle control valve (3 wire & TSO) that I could fit to a spare inlet on the separator to control internal engine absolute pressure? Do I need to bother? Any thoughts? Cheers, Iain.
  4. spitfire6

    My Spitfire

    Hi ZetecSpit, Hi if your friend has 3000 miles or whatever the maximum service interval that would be good. That will then be the last kit to give away as others are going. Check with your mate and let me know if he will like to do it. Cheers, Iain.
  5. spitfire6

    My Spitfire

    Hi, <£40.00 delivered. Cheers, Iain. Opie Oils this weekend Only.
  6. spitfire6

    My Spitfire

    Hi, Anybody running a mineral 20W50 oil in their daily Triumph? Interested in a miller oil check to compare? Cheers, Iain.
  7. spitfire6

    My Spitfire

    Hi Phil, Thanks for the advice. I will follow it for the next sample. Cheers, Iain.
  8. spitfire6

    My Spitfire

    Hi Phil, I drove the car around for about twenty miles. Parked outside the house and waited 45 mins. Pulled dipstick and placed a thin PE tube alongside to calibrate, so that the end of the tube would be into the sump oil when inserted into the dipstick tube. With a sterile syringe, I extracted 100mL? that was then injected into the sample bottle. When I removed the PE tube, it came out clean apart from engine oil contamination. Cheers, Iain.
  9. spitfire6

    My Spitfire

    Hi Alan, Many thanks. I have one kit left. I will wait for 8 months or 6K_miles & retest. One result can be meaningless. Cheers, Iain.
  10. spitfire6

    My Spitfire

    Hi, Engine analysis of 2K engine oil. Boron could be coolant. As I am not aware of an internal coolant leak. Boron I suspect is from the oil. Sending a clean sample would confirm. Not going to waste a kit to prove. Later sample on this oil should verify. I am off to post on the other site. Happy days, Iain.
  11. spitfire6

    My Spitfire

    That's been an interesting read. Running 0W40 for a while. Expecting the Millers Oils, oil analysis report back soon. Disks need changing this year. Clonking controllable. The fourth and less than 30 Quid wideband needs fitting as gauge all over the place. New job. Cheers, Iain.
  12. Hi, while getting front tyres changed, I thought I would photo a pic of the callipers to confirm the new pads i wanted to order. The brakes work fine on the front. Maybe more pressure is required than 4 years ago. I noticed the disk was rather skinny and the groves were small. I'm sure the disk was thicker & it had grooves. Pad thickness is fine. The disk is wearing faster than pads? LOL? Cheers, Iain.
  13. spitfire6

    Offset question?

    Hi Alan, Thanks for the post. I have just found out my wheels are +28ET. That's after I changed the front tyres to 185's today. I had thought they were 35mm. Confused as to why they seem very close to the wheel arch. I have had 195's on the front before with clearance issues only at low v speed manoeuvring. Reason for tyre change was to make my scrub radius go negative. Because of what I read on the internet: https://www.racingaspirations.com/scrub-radius/ I then used this to calculate: https://www.wheel-size.com/calc/?wheel1=155-80-13X4.5ET22&amp;wheel2=185-55-15X6ET28&amp;fcl=12mm&amp;scl=40mm&amp;wcl=12mm&amp;sr=0mm If you scroll down its better than: https://www.willtheyfit.com/index.php?width=155&amp;aspect=80&amp;diameter=13&amp;wheelwidth=4.5&amp;offset=22&amp;width2=185&amp;aspect2=55&amp;wheel_size=15&amp;wheel_width=6&amp;offset2=28 The app I always used previously. I need to get ride height, castor, camber & tracking set. I need to measure my front rear track as well. KPI and scrub radius have become important. Going to 185/55/15's from 175/55/15's does feel better. 8mm tread on the T1R Toyos is far better than the 6mm tread I had from new on the Asian tyres. Passenger tyre was too worn in places, ie. outer edge. Cheers, Iain
  14. spitfire6

    Offset question?

    Hi Alan, It's Unfortunate we disagree. The original post was made in my search of KPI/SAI & castor information & some conflicting information. Cheers, Iain.
  15. spitfire6

    Offset question?

    Hi Alan, I disagree that you can not change the ET of a wheel. Machine the hub mounting surface of the wheel and you will increase the ET of that wheel when fitted. Add a spacer and you will reduce the ET of the wheel when fitted. That's appears to be a fact? .Cheers, Iain. PS. 122344, Thanks for the extra info.
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