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by DOH
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Obtaining shims
Replies: 6
Views: 503

Obtaining shims

Hi there isn't an attachment? The Peugot /Citroen 1.9 D shims are close in diameter and the dealers hold various sizes on the shelf. e.g. these are 3mm thick and the price is for 4. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4x-METELLI-VALVE-CLEARANCE-ADJUSTING-DISC-03-0300-I-NEW-OE-REPLACEMENT/153500687330?fits=Ca...
by DOH
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Obtaining shims
Replies: 6
Views: 503

Obtaining shims

Any good machine shop can make them up for you on a lathe and then surface grind them down to the thickness you require and then harden them. It will of course be cheaper and easier to purchase them off the shelf . What is the diameter of the shim and thickness as I have some from a variety of engin...
by DOH
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma 1.7VCT stalling
Replies: 23
Views: 1235

Puma 1.7VCT stalling

Hi David This high idle problem has been discussed on the forum in detail previously . Try typing the key words into the search box . If you draw a blank I will tie up time searching for it for you . Off the top of my head though . 1)check the butterfly flap on the throttle body as carbon accumulati...
by DOH
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Lambda/hego question!
Replies: 9
Views: 2647

Lambda/hego question!

NGK or Bosch, but don't use a universal sensor as you can encounter poor connections .
by DOH
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Bit of a tricky one - car cutting out whist driving
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Bit of a tricky one - car cutting out whist driving

Hi Di There doesn't appear to be any mention of your garages having removed and cleaned the idle control valve. If you or they use the search facility at the top RHS of the page it will reveal more details also I think there is a How to article . That maybe the cause of cut out , along with possibly...
by DOH
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Tailgate Issue
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Tailgate Issue

The rear panel on your car needs pumping back out with a hydraulic portapower that a body shop will have. As someone that used to specialise in crash repairs I can advise you that it is good that you have the straight tailgate as your body shop will use that to determine how far to pump the rear pan...
by DOH
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: How To Guides
Topic: How to put your digital display into diagnostic mode
Replies: 18
Views: 9949

How to put your digital display into diagnostic mode

Hi Hannah This maybe of help, however the inbuilt Dash stuff is pretty meaningless tbh. https://www.outilsobdfacile.com/data-trouble-code-obd2.php If you have an issue with your car , feel free to P'm me . alternatively purchase a hand held scanner made by Autel for actual fault codes , they start f...
by DOH
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: How To Guides
Topic: How to put your digital display into diagnostic mode
Replies: 18
Views: 9949

How to put your digital display into diagnostic mode

P stands for Powertrain in OBD2
Diagnostic terminology.
by DOH
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Parts & Spares
Topic: Incomplete 1.7 black puma, free to anyone interested
Replies: 2
Views: 647

Incomplete 1.7 black puma, free to anyone interested

Hi Jo
I am after a good Alchemy blue /silver chequered seat for my Puma with manual adjustment?
The clock from the dashboard and also the indicator stalk?
by DOH
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Parts & Spares
Topic: Free! 3x Millennium wheels + 1 Prop Alloy
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Free! 3x Millennium wheels + 1 Prop Alloy

Hi Dal I would like the Propellor please for my Puma. I note from your post that you have both now moved, as my last trip was to your place in the Northampton area. I plan to head from London to visit friends in Shrewsbury in 2-3 weeks time, would it be ok to save it for me please? Thanks Regards Paul
by DOH
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Any parcel shelf differences between years
Replies: 4
Views: 413

Any parcel shelf differences between years

I think they will all fit, I have a shelf off an earlier car as well and that is a different colour.
by DOH
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma engined kit car oil question....
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Puma engined kit car oil question....

Just a thought,are you also using the correct length Dipstick?
by DOH
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma 1.7VCT stalling
Replies: 23
Views: 1235

Puma 1.7VCT stalling

There should be a very thin rubberised black metal gasket between the valve and manifold.
by DOH
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Help with parts
Replies: 9
Views: 632

Help with parts

Grogee , I note the company that you have included the link for above is currently selling the Hoffman rear box for £390!!
Perhaps he's made an error with the listing, as he won't sell any at that price .
by DOH
Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma 1.7VCT stalling
Replies: 23
Views: 1235

Puma 1.7VCT stalling

Hi David The idle control valve, is what he refers to .
There is plenty of info on this site if you use the search box to assist you with this task.
by DOH
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Fan Blades or Spokes?
Replies: 13
Views: 602

Fan Blades or Spokes?

Mine staying on Props for as long as possible. That's what the car was originally designed to have . Personally I think they look better too.
by DOH
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Puma coolant issue
Replies: 8
Views: 653

Puma coolant issue

The HCV arrived from RTG yesterday and disappointingly it was just a Chinese copy and not their own brand as described.
It has been returned for a refund. So don't buy the HCV from them.
by DOH
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Puma coolant issue
Replies: 8
Views: 653

Puma coolant issue

The key reason that the plastic fails is because people do not flush their coolant out regularly and also not run it with the correct concentration of red antifreeze. Because of this, small particles of corrosion which is abrasive, gradually wear away the wall thickness of the insides of the plastic...
by DOH
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: PCV Vavle and its alternatives.
Replies: 4
Views: 336

PCV Vavle and its alternatives.

Hi Steve there should be a spring inside it to return it to the fully open position automatically. I cannot be certain but I think the Ford pinto PCV valve was metal and it closed fully when sucking on the inlet side. The dimensions maybe different . In view of the fact that the engine has Yamaha in...
by DOH
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: PCV Vavle and its alternatives.
Replies: 4
Views: 336

PCV Vavle and its alternatives.

Interestingly, I replaced mine on my 1.7 a few years back with a genuine Ford part and I was surprised that the new valve didn't shut the hole off completely when sucking on it, which was surprising as others on different cars I have tried always did . It did restrict it a bit , however it definitel...
by DOH
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: What a drag.
Replies: 6
Views: 656

What a drag.

The idea of the spare in the boot is to a) save grovelling under the back of the car on a dirty wet road in the dark (worst case scenario) Hi Richard If the road is wet /dirty , how do you plan to fit the spare wheel form the boot without getting a bit grubby? The only time I plan to removing the s...
by DOH
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Front suspension torque settings
Replies: 1
Views: 234

Front suspension torque settings

Ian
From the Fiesta Haynes Manual
by DOH
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Rear brake conversion from drum to disk. And now a grinding noise once after pulling away
Replies: 5
Views: 664

Rear brake conversion from drum to disk. And now a grinding noise once after pulling away

It would appear that the kit you bought is incorrect for the Puma, what an absolute waste of money! Have you considered sending the complete kit back for a refund? There is plenty of very useful info on this site about brake upgrades that will potentially cost you almost 1/10th of your current spend...
by DOH
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: Puma 1.7 won't start-Any advice please
Replies: 16
Views: 970

Puma 1.7 won't start-Any advice please

I recommend that you unplug the starter wiring harness black plastic connector going to the starter, (which can be a bit fiddly). If you then connect a working test lamp to the unplugged small wire on the harness. ground /earth the testers other wire to the engine or body. Get someone to turn the k...
by DOH
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: Puma 1.7 won't start-Any advice please
Replies: 16
Views: 970

Puma 1.7 won't start-Any advice please

I recommend that you unplug the starter wiring harness black plastic connector going to the starter, (which can be a bit fiddly). If you then connect a working test lamp to the unplugged small wire on the harness. ground /earth the testers other wire to the engine or body. Get someone to turn the ke...

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