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3 hours ago, kyteler said:

Giz one of your flathead V8s

How about a Morris minor flathead? You could braze 2 of them together 

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1 hour ago, tortron said:

That's brave of you to do before getting sent the wrong part

It was more to stop me using the old one, this way I can never can turn back.

i have been playing musical pressure plates for a few days but now I have slung one down into the bush so I don’t think about using it.

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1kz landcruiser

should i bother seeing whats wrong with starter motor or just get another one

 

quick google tells me it might want solenoid rebuilt, but ive not seen it yet other than being told starter not working

 

 

*to clarify

its never been off road, so im unsure if this is something that happens to these starters and just needs cleaning out, or if its more likley to just be worn out

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Usually they need the two brass contacts replaced in the solenoid. Easy to do. Replace the plunger as well if you are not a tight arse.

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nice, il tell em i got a replacement one and pocket the change. 

 

are the kits available on the shelf locally, i gotta drive an hour to get to it and dont wanna make a bunch of trips

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2 hours ago, tortron said:

are the kits available on the shelf locally

Call your local ripco / auto sparky 

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hey guys i brought this turd tonight for a couple hundy, it blew up on the way home (wasn't testing top speed at all when it stopped working) is there a bigger engine and manual that go into these for cheap backyard style? low km so worth not scrapping 

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Does anyone have any good ideas for freeing up a stuck spark plug in an aluminium head please? Went to check the plugs on my Civic and three came out easily but the other one resisted the application of moderate force. Didn't wale on it really hard as not keen to risk breaking it or stripping threads. The three plugs I did get out were better than expected given the mileage and operating conditions of the engine (lots of short runs and almost never getting warmed up properly) but would like to replace them all anyway.

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Do that

 

But being you Igor, I'm certain you have some alum sitting on your preserving shelf.

Alum in hot water will dissolve steel but not aluminium, so you could slowly corrode it out

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I did give it a spray with CRC 5.56 in the first instance. Will give it a further soaking and warm it up a bit then see how I go. 

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Find a tube socket that fits over the ceramic but sits on the metal of the plug and give it a whack with a hammer. That'll squash the washer under the plug. 

Works for copper washers under banjo bolts 

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