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Diana and Jackie

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  1. I could feel it on one of the idler wheels not the other, even with a road wheel lifted it wasn't that apparent, only when I took the wheels off and turned the hub was it clear there was excess drag. It's caused by years old oil past its days, or in the case of the idler hub goodness knows what lubricant because it wasn't oil.
  2. The friction in the hubs may not be apparent until the road/idler wheels are removed, it's not just the oil has thickened, it appears either the wrong lubricant has been added, or the oil has degraded (after years). There is no maintenance schedule to change the oil in the hubs, hence it probably never gets changed. I tried the oil change and it didn't work. I had to strip and washout the hub bearings, refit them and refill to cure the excess friction.
  3. After a run don't just switch the engine off, let it idle for a while, it's the hottest running engine I've ever encountered. Make sure the plate on the bottom of the gearbox compartment is fitted. It seems on every wheel of mine the bearings need a washout, as they are way too stiff, since the oil has gone thick. 12 tight bearing sets add a lot of friction and increased fuel consumption as well as engine heat, (12 includes the idlers) Diana
  4. In the back of the CVRT Diesel repair manual are the instructions for welding CVRT armour. There has been a lot of dodgy welding when the Belgian CVRT were built (in Belgium)
  5. CVRT Common Parts manual (J60) from Green Machine Surplus
  6. SCRAP Value (for bits) excluding the bling. I guess some sucker will buy it 🙂
  7. The heater.demister is an element around the sight eyepiece, (which gets pretty hot) The plug to the right is the connection for the oft not seen commanders night sight. Diana
  8. At least you got back and updated us on the fault. Something not a lot of people do.
  9. You can get one made if needs be 01639 732300 Speedy Cables (london) who are not in London but just up the road from me 🙂 Diana
  10. Beware as The Belgian CVRT DIP's are different, however if British it's likely then the connector you want is top row 5th from the left. You'll need a hefty metal clad wire wound resistor resistor if you go this route. You'll still need a wiring diagram..
  11. Instead of poking around in the engine and removing the front armour you may be able to fit a ballast resistor in the drivers instrument panel, across the terminals of the starter button that shorts the ballast resistor out.- - needs investigating? Somewhere on here I posted a connection diagram of the DIP as the one from Green Machine Surplus has some mistakes. Diana
  12. I stand corrected 15 litres....
  13. Asda don't sell E15 my way, perhaps they do with you? so yes it's E5. And yes 600ml in 1200ml out, anyone want to try getting more than 600ml out be my guest.
  14. Recently did a little experiment on E5 petrol, added 600ml of water to 4 litres of petrol, I extracted the 600ml of water out and another 600ml of Ethanol. It can be got out just takes a lot of effort. Have yet to find out the effect on the engine. Diana
  15. On the front of the engine against the drivers firewall (which you may have to remove along with the drivers seat)
  16. I'm afraid to say keeping these going is a battle of it's own. I'd tend to agree with the ballast resistor diagnosis. Drivers plate off for that.and info from Green Machine Surplus - CVRT Scorpion Electric Systems. Diana
  17. In good working order with a plug and lead £35 (how many do you see with a plug and pre-wired ? - not many)- buyer to arrange collection as neccessary Please send me a private message if interested. Diana Diana
  18. Fuel prices still dropping like a stone 🙂
  19. Self Isolating ...:-( I retired from work years ago 🙂
  20. I'm champing at the bit, after doing some major overhaul work and petrol being as low here as £1.02 a litre, I can't even go for a test drive. I anticipate a minimum of a 3 month lock down if people play by the rules, but they aren't so that is going to make it longer. 😞
  21. An electric tank is the way ahead for the future 😂😂😂😂, electric tractors ploughing fields and electric combine harvesters 😂😂
  22. The petrol pump filter is easily available on Ebay. I fitted an extra CAV/Delphi filter in the fuel line as contaminant was passing through the other 2 filters - works a treat. Diana
  23. Needs a de-rust and paint ! 😎 You did ask !
  24. Genuine NOS, unused, black oil can, as provided to Ferret and other vehicles as part of their CES. NSN 4930 99 801 2613 Dated 1973 Picture to follow later. This is a rare item! Can with removable filler funnel £40 + postage. Please PM me if interested. Diana
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