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    Changed Head Gasket, engine won't start !

    Car can be difficult to start when warm. Any suggestions on what problem is ?
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    1988 Micra K10 1.0 GSX Auto

    1988 Micra K10 1.0 GSX Auto
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    1988 Micra K10 1.0 GSX Auto

    1988 Micra K10 1.0 GSX Auto
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    Changed Head Gasket, engine won't start !

    I hadn't removed any leads on Distributor, all leads remained in place when I removed it to do head gasket change. Distributor went back in same position as I marked it in relation to base. Eventually got engine to start, although still not tuned properly. Replaced car battery. Found that my...
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    Changed Head Gasket, engine won't start !

    I've carefully changed my Head Gasket, but engine won't start. Have done this before in 2009, all went ok and it started ok back then. Engine blew last year. -Head skimmed -Cam shaft & crank shaft set at correct points before assembly. -Engine turning over -Spark is present & reaching spark...
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    Brake disc & pads

    I have bent parts of it, but centre part is fixed, still seems to be rubbing. I can't see where it's rubbing. Shouldn't there be more of a gap between shield & disc ?
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    Brake disc & pads

    Can anyone answer Question 1 ? I phone my motor factors to check details on new brake discs. He tells me there are 2 brake discs for my car in 1988, he says there is early version to Feb 1988 (43mm height) and later version after Feb 1988 (46mm height). From my registration he says my car...
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    Brake disc & pads

    I now realise what it does, I thought the arm which goes 1 inch behind the pad was just a stabilisor as it sits on the caliper. But I now see the arm curves back towards the pad and overlaps pad by about 3mm (minimum thickness), acting as wear indicator by rubbing against brake disc. My pads...
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    Brake disc & pads

    Question 2 -Brake pads As I was changing the brake pads. I opened the box with new pads and realised the new pads are slightly different to old pads. 2 of the pads have a little arm (1 of each pair). I thought ####, I've been given the wrong pads and I only found out while I was doing the...
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    Brake disc & pads

    Question 1 -Brake disc Was changing my brake pads on one front wheel. The brake disc is very close to the inner disc shield, virtually no gap, possibly rubbing against it. I have been getting a lot of noise on the front wheels and had previously tried pushing the disc shield away from inner...
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    Binding rear brakes, handbrake sticking on

    The handbrake cable & rod are only visible under centre of car. Under centre of car they go into tubes which go to the rear wheels, so cable isn't visible near fuel tank.
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    Binding rear brakes, handbrake sticking on

    The rear brakes & handbrake cable haven't been checked or lubricated for years. When I release the handbrake, the Equaliser Lever under the car doesn't seem to move back. My road is on slight hill. I operated & released handbrake. Car did not roll forward, even though handbrake released...
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    Binding rear brakes, handbrake sticking on

    Binding rear brakes, handbrake sticking on, on both rear wheels. Any suggestions on what to check, how to fix, without taking rear brakes completely apart & taking off brake shoes ?? Can I get brake copper grease into relevant places under brake shoes, without taking them off, to get...
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    Service parts from eurocarparts

    Those look like good prices. Are they shops or online ?? Where are they, do you have addresses/website ??
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    Steering wheel lock rubbing

    Was your suggestion about changing steering column to do with the steering lock rubbing ?? Just checking we're talking about same thing, things can get mixed up.
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