Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 21:28:12 GMT
From: Paul Halliday <>
Subject: Re: Earth Points (Classic 900)

in article bkvm0p$6n10b$, Grunff at wrote on 25/09/2003 22:16: > Paul Halliday wrote: > >> So, I take it I should take it all apart again and smear everything with >> copper grease? Perhaps remove a couple of washers too - I probably went a >> bit overboard :) One at the top should be plenty. > > Naaah - save that for next time you take it apart. If it's > secure, just smear a load of grease on it. > > Washers never do any harm. Fine. I'll leave it alone. My test drive this evening was a pleasure. I'm sure the pick-up thought the lower gears and lower RPM bracket is improved, but my Orca tends to drive better at night anyway. It just felt generally a little better. >> Right. I'll take a look tomorrow and rig up a couple of spares for the >> emergency kit. My garage recently had the alternator out to replace the >> bushings and the brushes. I doubt they've put it back with a dud wire, but >> I'll have a look anyway. > > Couple of spares?? Gees Paul, you're getting pessimistic in your > old age ;-) > > I carry a fair number of spares (ecu, ignition amp, AMM, etc!), > but I don't carry pre-made alternator wires. Carry a load of > wire and a reel of gaffer (duct/Duck) tape around. You'll be fine. He he. I've got a bag full of fuses and relays, some vac pipe, a radiator top hose, oil, anti-freeze, a generous bunch of jubilee clips and cable-ties. I'll add Duck tape <--- got loads at work :) It's after reading your list of potential stranding problems that got me started on an emergency kit. Previously, I just kind of thought a spare wheel/tyre and some water was enough! I've replaced the boxes of generic IT junk in the boot with Saab parts :) Anyway, now she's over 100,000 miles she gets trolleyed up and down the country a bit more. A sub-100,000 mile C900 was a rare car and got driven a little less for the longer journeys. Given the abysmal service I've experienced from the major recovery services, I'd rather I was equipped to deal with any problem myself. Paul

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