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by Morris McKinnon
Wed May 23, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Carbon deposits(?) in cooling system
Replies: 24
Views: 607

Re: Carbon deposits(?) in cooling system

The head sounded like a right nightmare to deal with! Perseverance pays off :thumbup: Have you checked the pipe under the carb? It has a spring around it to stop it from getting kinked but sometimes the pipe becomes weak and pinches up anyway. It was the reason I couldn't figure out for weeks why my...
by Morris McKinnon
Mon May 21, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: What did you do to your Marina today?
Replies: 2229
Views: 670022

Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

ah, right. Could you fit a fixed piece of copper pipe to the engine shaped like the original hose? you could then fit rubber pipe from that to the heater core.
by Morris McKinnon
Mon May 21, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: What did you do to your Marina today?
Replies: 2229
Views: 670022

Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

!The heater core pipes on Marinas were always badly placed. Even with standard engines those lower heater pipes are extremely close to the manifold.
by Morris McKinnon
Sun May 20, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: MOT exemption
Replies: 8
Views: 174

Re: MOT exemption

My 71 saloon is leaking oil like a sieve from the scroll seal and diff. It's come up as an advisory every year but doesn't fail on that for some reason. I do need to fix it as it's been long enough now and it's not going to get any better. Looking on the DVLA website, it said my car may be MOT exemp...
by Morris McKinnon
Sat May 19, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: MOT exemption
Replies: 8
Views: 174

Re: MOT exception

Yep, sorting PTH out now as we speak ready for the nats. Would probably sell better over one without an MOT if I ever decide so.
by Morris McKinnon
Fri May 18, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: What did you do to your Marina today?
Replies: 2229
Views: 670022

Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Didn't eat enough weetabix..... Bah, Weetabix is for try hards, two shredded wheat is what the big boys eat :wink: Hmmm. I have bitesize Shredded wheat in a morning. What does that say?!?!?!? I think it says, some people can't handle the full size servings! :lol: (I better stop or there'll be Queen...
by Morris McKinnon
Fri May 18, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: What did you do to your Marina today?
Replies: 2229
Views: 670022

Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Gee tc wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 8:29 am
Didn't eat enough weetabix.....
Bah, Weetabix is for try hards, two shredded wheat is what the big boys eat :wink:
by Morris McKinnon
Wed May 16, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: What did you do to your Marina today?
Replies: 2229
Views: 670022

Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

david painter wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 5:40 pm
Wow that looks like it was a mission!! Did you put a smear or oil or grease on new filter seal? I find it helps when trying to remove it next time.
Dave
It was indeed a mission! Yes, I always smear a bit of oil on the rubber. I think I read that in PC years and years ago :thumbup:
by Morris McKinnon
Wed May 16, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: What did you do to your Marina today?
Replies: 2229
Views: 670022

Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Well, that was a nightmare to get off :lol: Did a quick oil and filter change on PTH earlier. 20180516_161924.JPG That filter was stuck fast! I tried everything from a filter chain tool to smashing a screwdriver through it to turn it. Had to chisel the thing from the base in the end and even that to...
by Morris McKinnon
Thu May 10, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Good news.
Replies: 8
Views: 320

Re: Good news.

Lovely job. The more I see Marina vans the more I want one!
by Morris McKinnon
Tue May 08, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Mk2 1.8 HL Automatic update
Replies: 325
Views: 38034

Re: Mk2 1.8 HL Automatic update

Could it be the gauge stabilizer? It would be last to check on the list but I've had issues with these things on a couple of mine. For the longest time I thought my car was overheating from either a blockage or dud thermostat.
by Morris McKinnon
Tue May 08, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Mk2 1.8 HL Automatic update
Replies: 325
Views: 38034

Re: Mk2 1.8 HL Automatic update

It's just age I think. Reproduction parts, different oils and petrol today and general wear and tear all adds up. I remember the Ital my neighbor used to lend me, it started first turn of the key with no choke and was super quiet inside, so much so, it was difficult to tell if the engine had actuall...
by Morris McKinnon
Mon May 07, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: What did you do to your Marina today?
Replies: 2229
Views: 670022

Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

I still use cassettes :lol:
by Morris McKinnon
Mon May 07, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Mk2 1.8 HL Automatic update
Replies: 325
Views: 38034

Re: Mk2 1.8 HL Automatic update

Golfs and hipsters, they're everywhere :lol: Yes, you can get a tighter seal with those older clips without stripping the thread. Bicycle spoke cutters are good for getting those old clips off if the screw is dead.
by Morris McKinnon
Mon May 07, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: What did you do to your Marina today?
Replies: 2229
Views: 670022

Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Yeah, Classic Gold is ok when I'm over the bridge. The only strong channels I can pick up here is Absolute Radio and Swansea Sound, though they do tend to fade at night. They play way too many adverts so basically they're never listened to.