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  1. Hi, Are we OK for the Bucket and Spade run on Sunday? I've had a split coolant hose this week but will have that sorted by the weekend. Stuart
  2. Excellent - that exactly it Thank you very much
  3. Still looking for one of these - anyone got one lying around please? Thanks Stuart
  4. Thank you very much. It is however looking like it's not the alternator at fault - so hopefully I won't need to source one after all. Best regards Stuart
  5. Ah. Out in the Manta recently I followed that yellow Cavalier around the roundabout at Sittingbourne Station.
  6. I know it's after the end of March now, but I could do the Bucket and Spade run if it's not too late. This year I'll be able to turn left without a 2p in the fusebox Stuart
  7. Hi mantadoc, The braided earth lead and engine earth strap were both replaced quite recently. When I measured the voltage between the +ve terminal of the Alternator and the -ve terminal of the battery (or indeed anywhere else earthed) I got the full reading of just over 14... so it did seem to me that the loss might be occurring somewhere on the +ve side rather than the earth. I'll try what you've suggested above to see if anything pops up... Best regards Stuart
  8. Hi all, I was trying to sort out the rear wiper today and the little plastic cover that goes over the nut broke into two pieces. Interestingly I could see no way in which these two pieces could be stuck back together again - just no way that they fitted together. Maybe it broke into 3 and the third part pinged away. Anyway, has anyone got one of those around please? Thanks Stuart
  9. Turns out that it's not the alternator, or the voltage regulator, at fault. Just over 14 volts measured directly there, but only 11.9 volts getting back to the battery. Ho hum.
  10. Hi Karl, Indeed it has. What time are you normally there until? Stuart
  11. Ooh. Volunteered to cook dinner for my sister's birthday on 2nd so 15.30 might be awkward. Detling's only 10 minutes away too Stuart
  12. Hi H-400, Oh, I didn't know that was even an option - I'll have a look. It was a reconditioned alternator that I fitted a couple of years back so it's not old by any means - the voltage was low right from the very start so I suspect it's more likely to be the regulator than the brushes. Thanks for the suggestion. Best regards Stuart
  13. Hi all, I need a new alternator for my GT/E at the moment as the current one is low on voltage. I'm surprised how hard these are to find compared to other versions - does anyone know of a good supplier in the UK? There seem to be different ratings too - I've seen 45, 55 and 65 A. Anyone know what's normal for a standard GT/E, and if there's any detrimental result in using a higher rating? Thanks and best regards Stuart
  14. Hi Sid, That would be great - pm sent. Best regards Stuart
  15. Hi all, On Wednesday I found that the rear wiper on my GT/E Hatch was slipping a little when the motor turned, so I tried to tighten the nut a little bit - but sadly the bolt sheared off. It seems that the threaded part is not separable from the motor assembly, so I'm looking for a rear wiper motor; does anyone have one or know of one for sale please? Thanks and best regards Stuart
  16. Hi Sharon, Sadly I'm going to be up in Kidderminster that weekend - so I can't make it either. Sorry Stuart
  17. Hi, yes that's right - I'm away in Winchester this weekend so I can't make it I'm afraid... Stuart
  18. Hi all, Yes I'd like to do this if it's not too late Cheers Stuart
  19. Hi all Couldn't get out of my concert next Sunday sadly. Shame as I'm picking the Manta up on Saturday from a week's attention to the paintwork so it should be looking particularly good. When's the next pub meet scheduled for? I can't remember which Sunday in the month it usually is... Cheers Stuart
  20. Really gutted I can't make this - supposed to be in a concert in London during the afternoon and it's tricky to get out of - but maybe I'll try. Other trouble is that the Manta's off the road at the moment for the first time since I've owned it - sheared bolt in the driver's seat so the back won't stay upright and, so far, I can't get the rest of the bolt out of the hole Stuart
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