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by DOH
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Puma coolant issue
Replies: 8
Views: 263

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: 263

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: 142

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: 142

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: 392

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: 119

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: 408

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: 473

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: 473

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...
by DOH
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Fitting FRP Piper cams issue
Replies: 5
Views: 631

Fitting FRP Piper cams issue

Errol on here as Pumanoob kindly wrote a useful article where iirc he used the standard cam tool and for 1 of the cams inserted a modified length crank pin tool(to compensate for using the standard Zetec cam tool) for use iirc for the one cam that was different on the FRP tool which may have possibl...
by DOH
Sun May 10, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: My puma won't start anymore
Replies: 2
Views: 431

My puma won't start anymore

Hi Yandel When you say So it all started a little after a car wash Do you mean after a jet wash of the engine bay, if so there is a possibility that you have got condensation /water ingress into some of the engine connectors e.g the coilpack or the injection rail connectors. There is also a cranksha...
by DOH
Fri May 01, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Connectors to from fuel filter
Replies: 4
Views: 1312

Connectors to from fuel filter

Try contacting John Guest as they supplied Fords with pushfit connectors. You will need to add a photo and dimensions of the fitting you require. They are worth a try as they probably manufactured the part you require. For the benefit of us all , please update this post with whether they were able t...
by DOH
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: RPM wobble and stuck high
Replies: 9
Views: 1093

RPM wobble and stuck high

Are you now sorted after cleaning the MAF?
If not try looking at this
by DOH
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: RPM wobble and stuck high
Replies: 9
Views: 1093

RPM wobble and stuck high

cleaned them... also i have error Codes: P1135 P0135 From using Google,both of the codes show that the heater element within the lambda sensor(Oxygen Sensor) is now faulty. That will affect the idle smoothness, felt by holding the gear stick knob, but this won't be the reason for the fast idle spee...
by DOH
Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Leaking front and rear oil seals 1.7 VCT Puma
Replies: 3
Views: 7224

Leaking front and rear oil seals 1.7 VCT Puma

David I can recommend that you buy the following and add it to the oil. Initially add just 1 of the tins. It can take up to 250 miles to soften the seals. I have used this successfully on my Puma for the seals that you have problems with , as it re-softens them. It also will re soften the valve stem...
by DOH
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Ford Puma 1.7 Sport Edition
Replies: 6
Views: 2937

Ford puma 1.7 Sport Editie.

What's the Dutch to English translation of "New bougies" ?
The medical condition over here is described as follows:
https://www.medicinenet.com/script/main ... ekey=12497

:-P
by DOH
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Ford Puma 1.7 Rear Bumper plastic
Replies: 6
Views: 3017

Ford Puma 1.7 Rear Bumper plastic

Is what you are enquiring about D shaped next to the rear Fog lamp ?
They are different on each side ie nearside and offside .
Contact Ian G of Pumabits as he may well still have the item in the colour you require .
by DOH
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Crankshaft stopper
Replies: 2
Views: 5994

Crankshaft stopper

For locking the crankshaft there is a special tool that grabs the flywheel. Or, alternatively, you have to use the special pulley wrench to hold it (and crankshaft) in place while undoing the pulley bolt. I have recently replaced my timing belt and can advise that there is no need to buy any specia...
by DOH
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Standard Front Shock Bump stop rubber
Replies: 2
Views: 2149

Standard Front Shock Bump stop rubber

Hi mine fell apart . The part number on it is 90BB 3025-AA
Does anyone have a spare, perhaps after removing the strut assembly and changing to coilover's?
Thanks
by DOH
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Vct seal/gasket
Replies: 12
Views: 3213

Vct seal/gasket

Hi XAF
The link to the gasket on ebay is unbranded , is that in fact the FAI kit you mentioned?
by DOH
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Vct seal/gasket
Replies: 12
Views: 3213

Vct seal/gasket

FAI, Elring or Adjusa are fine, others I can’t comment on Sorry XAF, but I have tried the FAI Rocker gasket it doesn't fit the cover properly around the inner loop of the cover (that is supposed to protect the spark plugs from oil), so avoid. He does say to junk the cam cover gasket and only use ge...
by DOH
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Vct seal/gasket
Replies: 12
Views: 3213

Vct seal/gasket

Sorry to throw a spanner in the works here, but I am trying to assist all 1.7 owners using this forum now and in the future , they need to be aware of the following: The Cam seals may well no longer be available from Fords but that doesn't mean they can't be purchased elsewhere. They are still readi...
by DOH
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Engine stuttering when cold
Replies: 4
Views: 2397

Engine stuttering when cold

This sounds that the engine is running lean when the engine is cold. With regards to the Ignition leads, there is no harm in doing a resistant test on them, but if you have a faulty lead that would also affect the performance when it's hot. This problem when its cold, may be caused possibly by eithe...
by DOH
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Parts & Spares
Topic: breaking x reg 1.7 puma
Replies: 12
Views: 4183

breaking x reg 1.7 puma

Which part of the country are you based ?
by DOH
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Parts & Spares
Topic: 1.7 2002 x 2
Replies: 2
Views: 1273

1.7 2002 x 2

Hi Corinne
Where are you located ?

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