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#1411 ONLINE   Six-cylinder

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 07:34 PM

I was supposed to be taking Vitesse to Wales Friday for a classic driving tour but yesterday it ran like a pig and would not start this morning. Compression all 140 – 150 psi. New plugs, points, condenser, rotor arm and distributor cap.

Now starts but still spits back violently from time to time.

I have had the tops off the float chambers and every thing looks ok. The shut of valves seem to both work well and the only thing I noticed was the petrol level in the rear float chamber seems slightly higher than the front. I can’t see any way of adjusting that.

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 07:46 PM

My Alfa 156 has been bashed again this time by a carer for next door, my friend who witnessed it said she made no effort to steer the car and just reversed into it across a fast county road. Pushed the door in a bit, but the door works and car still drives ok.

My problem is whether to claim on her insurance or would I be worse off in the long run given my low value car would be written off?

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 07:52 PM

That car doesn't have much luck does it?

 

On the Vitesse, when was all the new stuff fitted? Before or after it started playing up? Condenser would be my first thought. Hope you get it sorted, though I guess you've no shortage of back-ups...


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 07:59 PM

I was supposed to be taking Vitesse to Wales Friday for a classic driving tour but yesterday it ran like a pig and would not start this morning. Compression all 140 – 150 psi. New plugs, points, condenser, rotor arm and distributor cap.

Now starts but still spits back violently from time to time.

I have had the tops off the float chambers and every thing looks ok. The shut of valves seem to both work well and the only thing I noticed was the petrol level in the rear float chamber seems slightly higher than the front. I can’t see any way of adjusting that.

 

Interesting to see SUs on it.

 

Spitting back implies timing out or a sticky valve. Or possibly tracking in the distributor cap.

 

Float height is adjusted by bending the float arm. Then fine tuning with the jet adjuster on the carb.

 

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CHRIS1980, on 08 Jan 2016 - 8:37 PM, said:snapback.png

Your clearly thick....end of.


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 07:59 PM

That car doesn't have much luck does it?
 
On the Vitesse, when was all the new stuff fitted? Before or after it started playing up? Condenser would be my first thought. Hope you get it sorted, though I guess you've no shortage of back-ups...


No luck at all for the 156!

I fitted all the new parts to try and cure the misfire.
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Posted 19 April 2017 - 08:04 PM

Interesting to see SUs on it.
 
Spitting back implies timing out or a sticky valve. Or possibly tracking in the distributor cap.
 
Float height is adjusted by bending the float arm. Then fine tuning with the jet adjuster on the carb.
 
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No Vitesses had SU carbs they are probably off a 2000 saloon and have been on there the 12+ years I have had it.

It spent 5 days parked up where I had driven it 5 miles away and ran like a pig when I retrieved it.

I always thought a little variation in fuel level was normal and the jet set accordingly.
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Posted 19 April 2017 - 08:46 PM

Sounds as though it needs an Italian tune up.

 

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CHRIS1980, on 08 Jan 2016 - 8:37 PM, said:snapback.png

Your clearly thick....end of.


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 08:55 PM

My Alfa 156 has been bashed again this time by a carer for next door, my friend who witnessed it said she made no effort to steer the car and just reversed into it across a fast county road. Pushed the door in a bit, but the door works and car still drives ok.

My problem is whether to claim on her insurance or would I be worse off in the long run given my low value car would be written off?

I'd contact her directly, tell her she's been seen, and ask whether she wants to pay you directly to avoid a claim. I'm sure a s/h door could be located for around the £50 mark, plus the same again for you to "get it fitted". £100 to avoid losing her NCB is a small price to pay.


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 some potato headed fanny faced shitberg of a cunt in a silver hatchback

 

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 08:56 PM

Sounds as though it needs an Italian tune up.
 
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I just don't think this would work, something is wrong it has never been like this before.
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Posted 19 April 2017 - 09:34 PM

The engine is bullet proof.

 

Work through it systematically. Fuel supply, intake leaks, mixture, sparks, timing.

 

Theres not much to go wrong.

 

Good luck.

 

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CHRIS1980, on 08 Jan 2016 - 8:37 PM, said:snapback.png

Your clearly thick....end of.


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 09:57 PM

I should be able to find it, I bought my first Vitesse in 1977, yes forty years ago and I have owned them all my life and worked on them.

This is the only bit of picture I can find of my 1st Vitesse.

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 02:42 PM

My Alfa 156 has been bashed again this time by a carer for next door, my friend who witnessed it said she made no effort to steer the car and just reversed into it across a fast county road. Pushed the door in a bit, but the door works and car still drives ok.

My problem is whether to claim on her insurance or would I be worse off in the long run given my low value car would be written off?

 

As mentioned in another thread; people are terrible.



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 06:15 PM

Spitting and backfiring on a 2cv is usually the condenser.
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Posted 20 April 2017 - 06:27 PM

Spitting and backfiring on a 2cv is usually the condenser.
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I have put a new one in, no change.
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Posted 20 April 2017 - 06:59 PM

My Alfa 156 has been bashed again this time by a carer for next door, my friend who witnessed it said she made no effort to steer the car and just reversed into it across a fast county road. Pushed the door in a bit, but the door works and car still drives ok.

My problem is whether to claim on her insurance or would I be worse off in the long run given my low value car would be written off?


Turns out to be a company car that hit me and the girl had no idea what to do so I rang the company today. I was called back by a helpful person who asked if I would mind settling this without going though insurance. He suggested I got some repair quotes and they would consider just paying for the repairs. I think the repairs will cost more than the car is worth and said as much, suggesting that rather than me and them spending time and effort on this I would settle for a very modest payment in return for not having to get quotes etc. I was asked to email photos and within an hour I had an email to say the cheque is in the post. I still of coarse have a damaged door but the rear door is off colour and the front wheel arch scraped so I will decide what to do after the next MOT in November.

My neighbour told me the girl was quite upset today so I called her to say it was all sorted out.
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Posted 20 April 2017 - 07:30 PM

glad its sorted but to be frank (dont take this the wrong way) id leave it parked there so yer nice stuff isnt damaged.........


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 07:43 PM

glad its sorted but to be frank (dont take this the wrong way) id leave it parked there so yer nice stuff isnt damaged.........


Needs must, I think I will stay there although that is my favourite spot for the car I am using and that seems to be the MG ZR at the moment. Maybe people will see a yellow car and miss it!

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 07:46 PM

id cry if beemer got it (and im no fan of beemers)

 

you have pic of 77 spec herald

 

have you pic of 77 spec chris? :D


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 07:55 PM

[quote name="Six-cylinder" post="1208620" timestamp="1492712878"][quote name="richardmorris" post="1208611" timestamp="1492712129"]Spitting and backfiring on a 2cv is usually the condenser.[/quote]I have put a new one in, no change.[/quote][/quote][/quote]

I'm out of ideas then :-)
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Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:01 PM

id cry if beemer got it (and im no fan of beemers)
 
you have pic of 77 spec herald
 
have you pic of 77 spec chris? :D

In production until 1978.

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:08 PM

Wow. I've not seen one of those before.
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Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:12 PM

Wow. I've not seen one of those before.


We think there is only one in the UK.

Developed from the Herald in India.
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Posted 20 April 2017 - 09:02 PM

Can you get a front door off the car that the rear door came from? Then you can add some Smart badges :)

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 09:05 PM

At least you haven't got to worry about a paint match...


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 09:15 PM

In production until 1978.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 05:32 PM

Bloody hell Chris. I can't keep up with the variety and number of cars you have lol.



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Posted 26 April 2017 - 09:00 PM

BX GTI 8v tinkering today, we have drained the old fuel and it runs on easy start but not on petrol. There is petrol at the fuel rail union and the plugs were dry so I guess either the control unit is not telling the injectors to fire or they are gummed up by 8 year old fuel. How can I check?

What type of injection do I have?

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 09:17 PM

if there a hbol or a gary cox about itll tell you i think


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Posted 26 April 2017 - 09:18 PM

Would a good dose of Carb cleaner work?


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Posted 26 April 2017 - 09:23 PM

Would a good dose of Carb cleaner work?


Not sure, I would like to test if a signal is being sent to the injectors but don't know how?
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