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2lt Service

Posted: 22 Dec 2018 23:33
by UKPhilTR7
I will be doing a service on my car and wanted to check if there was anything that I was missing.

I think this has been covered before, but could not find it:

Fluid change (Oil, brake fluid, clutch fluid)
K&N filter clean
Spark plug/HT Lead/Rotary arm change
Fuel/Oil filter change
Battery/Bulb check
Grease steering rack
Brake pad and show check (replace if needed)

Can anyone add anything to this?

Re: 2lt Service

Posted: 23 Dec 2018 16:09
by busheytrader

Check rear brake shoes for wear, rear brake cylinders for weeping fluid

Gearbox and rear axle oil levels. Su dashpot levels

Engine breather hoses and water hoses for cracks / perishing.

Are you back in the U.K now?

Re: 2lt Service

Posted: 23 Dec 2018 22:28
by UKPhilTR7
Cheers for the, I will add them in too.

Just changed the rear wheel cylinders, so hopefully they will still be OK this time around.
I am back in the UK now, but I am still waiting for my girl to get here. Hopefully, she will be here around March time. Took her to Oz with me and bringing her back home.

Re: 2lt Service

Posted: 24 Dec 2018 02:12
by Hasbeen
You'll be back. How could you not having experienced driving nirvana, with sports car weather all year.

I had a Dutch man working for me many years ago. His wife got so homesick he had to take her home.

Home wasn't as great as she remembered & they were back with in a year.

See you soon.


Re: 2lt Service

Posted: 24 Dec 2018 10:55
by Cobber
When you do return, try somewhere other than Sydney, I suggest you come to Melbourne I'll be able to keep an eye on you (so you won't get into so much mechanical strife) :lol:

Re: 2lt Service

Posted: 24 Dec 2018 21:11
by saabfast
Better check the anti-freeze level as you probably didn't need to keep it up in Oz.

The clutch fluid may only need level checking and topping up. Although it uses (hydroscopic, assuming it is not DOT5) brake fluid it does not get heated like in the braking system so does not suffer with fade through boiling.

Re: 2lt Service

Posted: 24 Dec 2018 21:21
by Rich K
Hi Phil, whereabouts are you based in the West Midlands? Our local TR Drivers Club group (Worcester area) is quite active.

Re: 2lt Service

Posted: 26 Dec 2018 21:08
by UKPhilTR7
@Hasbeen & Cobber, thanks for that. Left mid November. The TR was picked up, but I have not been informed that she has left Oz yet. We were going to go to another state, but the pull of home was strong. Would have been good to have you there to help with mechanical issues :-)

Will have to check the battery with all these bad winters, they tend to kill the batteries here.

I live near Worcester, so would be quite handy to join an active club.

Re: 2lt Service

Posted: 26 Dec 2018 22:21
by Rich K
Hi Phil,
I am in Worcester! The local group meet at the Old Rose and Crown on the A4025 road into Stourport on the first Monday of the month circa 8pm. I will send you the contact details via personal message.

TR7 : 2lt Service

Posted: 29 Dec 2018 13:49
by UKPhilTR7
This is ringing a bell, thanks, will look at the PM.