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Ash-Lee

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Re: My 89 GT-T
« Reply #165 on: 21:17, Wed 03 August 2011 »
Fuel pump has packed in!

Ive got power at the pump but no action. It was running rough last night and the temps were higher then usual, running lean no doubt.

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Re: My 89 GT-T
« Reply #166 on: 12:17, Thu 04 August 2011 »
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Fuel pump has packed in!

Ive got power at the pump but no action. It was running rough last night and the temps were higher then usual, running lean no doubt.

 :(  its like these cars dont care that you've just spent time and money on them so they can live a little bit longer, they just have to push you and keep doing it :x

Could have been worse though, you could have been going flat out and found out your pump was knackered.

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Re: My 89 GT-T
« Reply #167 on: 23:28, Thu 04 August 2011 »
It's back to life......again.

Was fun trying to hold back 3/4 of a tank of fuel though.  :?

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Re: My 89 GT-T
« Reply #168 on: 18:37, Sat 10 September 2011 »
Today i attacked the car with a soldering iron.

Missfire has gone now, not sure what it was in the end but it was one of the following.

1. Suspect wiring on the 3-pin power plug for the AEI.
2. Removed excess wiring from an old rev limiter and reseated the coil.
3. Removed and cleaned the TDC sensor, also fitted a new plug on it.
4. Removed and reseated all the HT leads.
5. Wrapped insulation tape around the boost pipe directly above the dizzy cap.

One of those was the cure.

Also finally cured my intermittent horn and foglight issue, following the wiring all the way back to behind the drivers side front indicator i came across a 3-pin plug which was badly corroded. One of the pins seems to be the main 12v feed for that section of wiring, it comes from the drivers inner wing, maybe into the car or the scuttle area?

Anyway, chopping that and fitting a new plug has cured that problem.

And to finish off, i fitted a nut i had lost off the exhaust manifold.  8)

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Re: My 89 GT-T
« Reply #169 on: 23:33, Mon 12 September 2011 »
I had a similar problem Ash. I would start the car then it would go for a few seconds then splutter and stall. The car would not restart for a while due to no spark. I took the rev limiter off it and it cured it..  It must of been causing a bad connection at the coil.

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Re: My 89 GT-T
« Reply #170 on: 08:37, Tue 13 September 2011 »
Blimey you have been a busy boy, at least it has a new lease of life, well for 12 months at least, mind there can't be much else to go wrong....can there  :mrgreen:

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Re: My 89 GT-T
« Reply #171 on: 22:55, Fri 24 February 2012 »
The 5 has been off the road since December.

I'm getting to old to be messing about with the cold-starts and asthmatic heater/blower so i packed it up and let it hibernate.

While it's been off the road it's been treated to a service, new vacuum piping (in red of course), front wheel bearing sounded a little dry that that's been replaced and also some new front indicators.

Took it out for a bit tonight. Feels good to be back in it again!

Tomorrow will be spent cleaning her up, and trying to get that musty smell out from inside! Although now it smells more like hot oil and fuel fumes.  :twisted:

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Re: My 89 GT-T
« Reply #172 on: 07:09, Tue 31 July 2012 »
MOT time has rolled around again.....i'm sure it gets quicker every year.

The car has barely been used, so I can't imagine there has been much wear and tear over the year.

I had a quick look around, I changed the steering rack to coloumn joint which had a fair bit of play in it and also swapped out the intermittant starter motor (which had stopped turning over full stop once it was warm)

I'll pop in the garage on my way to work, should manage to get it in for tomorrow AM.  :|

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Re: My 89 GT-T
« Reply #173 on: 18:26, Wed 01 August 2012 »
I think this is the first time since I have owned the car that it has passed it's MOT for the first time!  :D

There were 3 advisorys however.

1. Play in suspension leg bearing assembly. (Worn top hat maybe?)
2. Inner edge of rear tyres close to legal limit. (They were swapped from the front about 6 months ago)
3. Oil leak. (My rocker cover is weeping again after I adjusted the valve clearances)

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Re: My 89 GT-T
« Reply #174 on: 21:46, Thu 02 August 2012 »
Nice one mate an well done, bet your buzzin!

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Re: My 89 GT-T
« Reply #175 on: 20:54, Fri 02 November 2012 »
I knew the car had sprung a leak a few weeks ago, I didn't realise just how bad it was until I started taking it apart earlier.  :(







Looks like it's coming from behind the dashboard. Was hoping I didn't have to disturb that. Nightmare job.

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Re: My 89 GT-T
« Reply #176 on: 00:35, Sat 03 November 2012 »
Hmmmm... Tidy  :(
You reckon its leaking around the bottom of the windscreen?

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Re: My 89 GT-T
« Reply #177 on: 10:18, Sat 03 November 2012 »
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Hmmmm... Tidy  :(
You reckon its leaking around the bottom of the windscreen?

Could be, there are also a few extra holes dotted about from years of aftermarket alarms/immobilsers etc that could do with sealing up again.

I'm going to remove the dashboard today. It will be a good chance to have look over the wiring as well.

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Re: My 89 GT-T
« Reply #178 on: 15:22, Sat 03 November 2012 »
Bottom of the windscreen is leaking, I could just bung it all up with sealant but i've gone to the effort of removing the dashboard so it's only right I remove the windscreen and sort it out properly.

Looks like a nightmare job, I can already see a lot of crusty bits.








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Re: My 89 GT-T
« Reply #179 on: 18:56, Mon 05 November 2012 »
I got the windscreen out in 1 piece, shame about the nice crack along it though.

The light was gone by the time I had tidyed up some of the remaining sealant, the bodywork along the bottom of the windscreen doesn't look as bad as I thought it was, an hour with a grinder and flap wheel might show otherwise though.  :(