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by mickthefitter
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Windscreen wiper does not return to its home position
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: Windscreen wiper does not return to its home position

Unless it's in with the recent changes to the British MoT, that would not be a fail here as long as the wipers swept the screen. I'm not really up on the internal wiring, but I believe the parking action of the wipers is controlled by an internal microswitch somewhere in the mechanism that has faile...
by mickthefitter
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: What did you do to your Marina today?
Replies: 2373
Views: 717705

Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

I've just canceled the Friday MoT for my Marina that I booked yesterday, because I've seen the weather forecast and there's going to be thunderstorms and torrential rain! It's supposed to be MoT exempt anyway! I know it's anal, but I'll be damned if I'm going to take the car out for a voluntary insp...
by mickthefitter
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Spark plugs
Replies: 20
Views: 779

Re: Spark plugs

Excused by me! :lol:
by mickthefitter
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Mk2 1.8 HL Automatic update
Replies: 372
Views: 47936

Re: Mk2 1.8 HL Automatic update

I thought I'd bring you up to date with my tinkering last weekend. Following the previous weekend's run up and down the Derby bound A50 near Shardlow, on a warm evening, to test the limits of the 88C thermostat I'd fitted in the Spring (because of my previous experience of the engine seeming to be o...
by mickthefitter
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: What did you do to your Marina today?
Replies: 2373
Views: 717705

Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Being aquainted with a few running temperature issues myself, I find this interesting. So are you blaming an electric fan blowing or drawing air through the radiator for keeping the coolant temperature below 90C? The way I see it, that stat must be open for the fan to be able to drag the coolant tem...
by mickthefitter
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Spark plugs
Replies: 20
Views: 779

Re: Spark plugs

I mean to check on the combustion colour of my plugs before much longer, to make sure my carburettor adjustments look okay, but I think this debate about brands has left me thinking with the low mileage I'm likely to cover in my Marina, it is unlikely that I will experience plug failure with any bra...
by mickthefitter
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Spark plugs
Replies: 20
Views: 779

Re: Spark plugs

I’d never use Champion plugs. After working for a supplier many years back that sold literally millions of spark plugs it’s one make I won’t use. Far more problems than the NGK or Nippon Denso equivalents. What was your planned remedy??? I bit the bullet and had a go at balancing and tuning the twi...
by mickthefitter
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Spark plugs
Replies: 20
Views: 779

Re: Spark plugs

The siamesed port system, leads to something called “charge robbing”, for each siamesed pair, the first inlet valve to open starts the air/fuel mix off in that direction and even as the valve closes the momentum of the air continues in that direction, so the second valve gets robbed of part of its ...
by mickthefitter
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Spark plugs
Replies: 20
Views: 779

Re: Spark plugs

Really? Oh hell. Last year my ex motor trade neighbour was telling me to get Champions over NGK for much the same reason. When I asked why all I could get was NGKs at places like Halfords and the local motor factors, he reckoned it was a monopoly type thing where NGK were paying bonuses for people t...
by mickthefitter
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Spark plugs
Replies: 20
Views: 779

Spark plugs

Not exactly what I wanted to see when removing my spark plugs on Saturday. A sliver of ceramic missing from the nose of number 4. Also a distinct colour difference between cyls. 1-2 and 3-4. I've already taken steps to remedy the situation. The purpose of taking out these NGKs was to fit Champion N9...
by mickthefitter
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Mk2 1.8 HL Automatic update
Replies: 372
Views: 47936

Re: Mk2 1.8 HL Automatic update

Pretty late in the afternoon I got to look at that float chamber that was flooding last weekend. I'd already prepped my new float chamber lids, which I'd fitted April time and then had to take off again when the car wouldn't start after winter, and I'd found one of them (the front one) wasn't lettin...
by mickthefitter
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Leyland Marina panel differences
Replies: 9
Views: 499

Re: Leyland Marina panel differences

I'm not sure why we are seeing this, but I'm impressed by the lack of ferrous oxide!
by mickthefitter
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Pickup wiring.
Replies: 13
Views: 574

Re: Pickup wiring.

MarinaCoupe wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:17 pm
This is NZ not Aus
Yes and I can see the difference.
by mickthefitter
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Pickup wiring.
Replies: 13
Views: 574

Re: Pickup wiring.

Okay. Not the same as my perception (possibly quite wrong) of an Australian winter where it might get a bit nippy at night time :lol:
by mickthefitter
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Morris Marina Forum
Topic: Marina HL - YouTube videos of suspension uprights
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Re: Marina HL - YouTube videos of suspension uprights

I was hoping somebody would say they didn't look that bad. Because the ball end of the track rod end is a tight fit and the track rod itself a fairly tight fit in the rack, something I wasn't necessarily expecting to the extent it was, I felt I could hardly expect the uprights to feel as though they...