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After Castlecombe my car started tapping like a bad tappet,as it hasn't got any this was worrying.

So I parked it up and  this week pulled the engine down to investigate.Result No 3 big end shell distroyed.

A common problem with A series engines so I'm told by people in the know.

Why just No3??? Give me your veiws please.


December 7, 2016 at 5:45 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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I've got my Mini back together and today was the first day without a frost that I've had a chance to go for a test drive.


Now as some will now it suffers with bad torque steer,to the point of being frightening at times.So I have swapped the cross pin diff and fitted a Quaife Automatic Torque Bias Limited Slip Diff or ATB LSD for short.

 First impression is its brilliant! nothing like the old disc LSDs.

Also I've gone for a high torque starter.Thumbs up for that Bryn.

And upgraded the head lamps to LED sealed units NOT the angle eye ones,these are LUK ones,I've done a video comparing the old lights and will stick it up soon or at least a link to it.

January 4, 2017 at 5:00 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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