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  1. Have been using the Senator back and forth to work this week. Still a pain to start even when cold. Only fires instantly if left for 15 mins or so. Went to start it in work and on spinning over it made a "phut" sound- similar to the sound when an engine backfires through the carb when the timing is way out. It then started. Will have to investigate a bit further! Steve
  2. That's what i was thinking. The tank was sealed just before I bought it. I'm going to run it off a petrol can to see if it makes any difference. Thanks Stev e
  3. Thanks Bren. There’s no filter in the tank-only a gauze I think on the pick up. I don’t like the design at all-the main filter is after the pump. I was looking at fitting a pre filter between the tank and pump. The Royale fires up instantly hot or cold. Regards Steve
  4. Did check and replaced a couple-may be worth checking again. Regards Steve
  5. Still having problems starting with the Senator (3.0 injection). Usually starts immediately from cold-but when warm and left for a while-takes up to 5 seconds of churning for it to start -when warm/hot and left for a few mins-it starts immediately. It's now started to do it when cold. Have changed coolant sensor, ecu, MAF, petrol pump, filter and removed the petrol pressure damper. Did think I had fixed it once when it wouldn't start in the local Aldis' Hit the pump with my jack handle and it started immediately hot or cold. I suspected the pump, put a new one on and it was perfect for about a month-then it went back to it's old ways. Next think I am going to try is running the car from a petrol can, i.e. disconnecting the pipe from the tank and extending it to put into a petrol jack. This will hopefully see whether or not I've got a problem with the pick up in the tank or the tank itself. The tank was resealed before i got it. Will keep informed. Steve
  6. I had a J reg Daimler Sovereign 2.8 mod. Lovely thing to drive, made a lovely sound. Think I paid £400 for it in around 89. Replaced it with a Rover 3500S-went like the clappers. Wish I kept both.
  7. Best get out whilst still young. I’m in my 30th year teaching in a secondary school. Too late for me to change career and earn the same money-but I’m fairly lucky as I’m 55 next year so coul£ take my pension and work somewhere for a third of the pay. Steve
  8. Need to pick them up then walk. Situated 10 miles north of Cardiff
  9. Thanks all, Got a Focus estate already-wife has a dog walking business so wants a small van. Steve
  10. Morning all, After some advice. Need a small van-don't want to pay much-up to £1000. Spotted a couple https://www.gumtree.com/p/vans/1.9-straight-deisle-citroen-dispatch-van/1329851085 and https://www.gumtree.com/p/vans/citroen-berlingo-1.9d/1333014815 would rather an old school diesel. Any advice on these-engines etc-I've always had petrol, as always greatly appreciated. Steve
  11. Morning all, After some advice. Need a small van-don't want to pay much-up to £1000. Spotted a couple https://www.gumtree.com/p/vans/1.9-straight-deisle-citroen-dispatch-van/1329851085 and https://www.gumtree.com/p/vans/citroen-berlingo-1.9d/1333014815 would rather an old school diesel. Any advice on these-engines etc-I've always had petrol, as always greatly appreciated. Steve
  12. Changed the oil on the Sierra today. Used it last week to gtravel back and forth to Heathrow for a holiday. Munches the miles up very easily-a good cruiser at 70/80mph-and very good on fuel.
  13. Friend of mine replaced his 4 speed Capri 2.8Injection with a Guards red one of these. Problem was it was 25 shades of Guards Red so we decided to respray it in my garage. Car came out well-but everything in the garage, walls, tools etc took on a shade of red. PS the previous owner o& the Capri was done by plod for 148mph. The Capri - OAX 47X was a complete flying machine- I remember my friend racing a Jag through Brynglas tunnels on the M4 at 125mph. Steve
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