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by DaveEFI
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Electrical & Ignition Area
Topic: Bosch starter.
Replies: 2
Views: 29

Re: Bosch starter.

Thanks Chris - what I thought too.
by DaveEFI
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Electrical & Ignition Area
Topic: Bosch starter.
Replies: 2
Views: 29

Bosch starter.

Mate who doesn't do forums has a kit car with an RV8 engine and box from an SD1. Unlike the SD1, the exhaust on his car is well clear of the starter. The starter has failed, and Bosch ones (for later RV8) are cheaper than Lucas. But vendor says they can't be used on earlier engines. So is there a di...
by DaveEFI
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: Rover V8 engine expert required North of Scotland.
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Re: Rover V8 engine expert required North of Scotland.

True in both cases. But neither is RV8 specific. :D
by DaveEFI
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: Rover V8 engine expert required North of Scotland.
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Re: Rover V8 engine expert required North of Scotland.

There is nothing special about the RV8 that a competent mechanic can't cope with. Even more so today, with so many engines being aluminium, rather than cast iron.

The injection etc may well need specialists.
by DaveEFI
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: Rover V8 starter motors
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: Rover V8 starter motors

Yes - the WOSP and others based on the Denso geared unit - weigh 1/3rd of the original Lucas.
by DaveEFI
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Cooling Area
Topic: electric water pump
Replies: 12
Views: 115

Re: electric water pump

Quite a few seem to have cooling problems with a Westie - perhaps the owners club etc could help? I'm guessing getting decent airflow though the rad not as simple as it sounds?
by DaveEFI
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Exhaust, Cylinder Heads, Fuel And Intake Area
Topic: intake air temperature sensor fitting
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Re: intake air temperature sensor fitting

IIRC, they are normally fitted to the AFM - either flapper or hotwire - on our engines. For the reasons you give - if fitted on the engine, might get an incorrect reading due to heat soak, etc. On my SD1, I replaced the flapper with a plain tube, with provision for the ATS in that. Seems to work jus...
by DaveEFI
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: Rover V8 starter motors
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: Rover V8 starter motors

There was a Lucas change during the 3.5 life - early starters were bigger than the later ones. Dunno if their torque was the same, though. I am a fan of reduction gear types, though. Gets the motor on a more efficient part of its curve, meaning the motor can be smaller and use less current.
by DaveEFI
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: Rover V8 starter motors
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: Rover V8 starter motors

I think that's the case too. If they fit - the SD1 has the solenoid moved to clear the exhaust. If it fits, it should work.
I found the Lucas a bit marginal on a very cold day - seemed to struggle a bit to turn the engine. I'd expect the later Bosch to be better, being a newer design.
by DaveEFI
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Electrical & Ignition Area
Topic: PowerLite Starter.
Replies: 16
Views: 688

Re: PowerLite Starter.

https://www.ccw-tools.com who are WOSP stockists very kindly supplied me with a pinion fitting kit, which included the missing washer, FOC. Quite a contrast to PowerLite who would only supply a new motor complete. CCW appear to stock all the spares for the motor you might need. So it is now fixed. :...
by DaveEFI
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Drivetrain & Transmission Area
Topic: Do I have a problem?
Replies: 12
Views: 367

Re: Do I have a problem?

Could the whole pedal box be moving and applying the brakes with the clutch?
by DaveEFI
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Drivetrain & Transmission Area
Topic: Do I have a problem?
Replies: 12
Views: 367

Re: Do I have a problem?

Wondering if a fault in the servo or whatever could cause the brakes to come on by themselves? Be inclined to jack the car up and get some to rev the engine etc and see if it is happening by turning a wheel by hand.
by DaveEFI
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Electrical & Ignition Area
Topic: PowerLite Starter.
Replies: 16
Views: 688

Re: PowerLite Starter.

For those who may be interested and for later ones searching the same problem. Finally found the reason. The problem is the starter running each time you turn the key, but sometimes not engaging with the ring gear. Maker said it was just wear and nothing could be done, other than replace the starter...
by DaveEFI
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Electrical & Ignition Area
Topic: PowerLite Starter.
Replies: 16
Views: 688

Re: PowerLite Starter.

Bit of an update.Got given another PowerLite for an RV8 with a burnt out motor. On mine, it is the drive or whatever faulty as the motor ran just fine. So made one out of the two. They appear very well made indeed and easy to work on. All the bearings are sealed ball races, apart from the idler gear...
by DaveEFI
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Exhaust, Cylinder Heads, Fuel And Intake Area
Topic: Rocker Gear lubrication
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: Rocker Gear lubrication

I replaced a gasket on mine recently, and there was lots of oil floating around. But my engine is high miles, so may have worn shafts - even although the valve train is quiet.

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