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by Frank
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Buying
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Buying

Maybe puma? wrote:Qr Bbpost Oh god ur putting me off now.

The same applies to any 15 - 20 year old car, so whatever you look at then get it checked over first.
by Frank
Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Do I need a waxing!
Replies: 8
Views: 404

Do I need a waxing!

366264 waxoyl the underneath. He says it is preferable to Schultz because it allows any rust to breathe rather than trapping it under the sealing agent He is wrong then. To do that, Waxoyl would need to be microporous and it's not and you only have to look at what's in it to see that. The self heal...
by Frank
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Fitted new battery - now it wont start
Replies: 13
Views: 247

Fitted new battery - now it wont start

366223 Hopefully sorted it! The fuse had blown; replaced it and started first twist :grin: Just hoping... Good. :-) However, fuses don't blow because they just feel like it, it's a cause = effect type thing and if you just rely on hope then further down the line you'll likely be looking at fitting ...
by Frank
Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Fitted new battery - now it wont start
Replies: 13
Views: 247

Fitted new battery - now it wont start

366207 I remember when I first turned the key after fitting the battery, the engine just started for a split second and then after that, This and the other symptoms suggest a blown fuse as likely. Certainly, that would be the best place to start looking. Incidentally, fuses don't have to be removed...
by Frank
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Ford Puma 1.7 from 1998 European Emission Standard
Replies: 12
Views: 267

Ford Puma 1.7 from 1998 European Emission Standard

366151 However, having said it is 1998. model almost certainly it is Euro2 model... Nope, it would state that is was a Euro 2 model, because unless they were doing a 'Back To the Future' thing then they would have no way of knowing the future standards/legislation on anything. That's why I didn't m...
by Frank
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Ford Puma 1.7 from 1998 European Emission Standard
Replies: 12
Views: 267

Ford Puma 1.7 from 1998 European Emission Standard

You can also point out to them that the EU has always accepted the principle whereby with retrospective legislation it is not always possible to provide contemporaneous official documentation for information that was not required prior to that legislation, i.e. there is no 'Catch 22 situation' and l...
by Frank
Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Ford Puma 1.7 from 1998 European Emission Standard
Replies: 12
Views: 267

Ford Puma 1.7 from 1998 European Emission Standard

366140 However, they told me I need to send them an official document with that information Send in a copy of a current MOT (Inspección Técnica de Vehículos) that shows the CO, THC and NOx emissions. Below are the emission cut off points for Euro 2,3 and 4 - Euro 2 (EC96) Implementation date (new a...
by Frank
Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Red millennium
Replies: 9
Views: 331

Red millennium

XAF wrote:Qr Bbpost If it's red, and doesn't have the leather Recaro's I'd be thinking it's not a milennium.

Maybe it's a Millennium edition that someone was ashamed of and so they sprayed over the Zinc Yellow paintwork with Barry Red and threw the Recaro's away?
by Frank
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Relay Witness Marks.
Replies: 20
Views: 943

Relay Witness Marks.

365161 You seem to be making progress, but re-reading your posts, have you measured the voltage drop between the battery +ve and the terminal for the solenoid coil with a known load ? If you connected a headlamp bulb (55W )instead of the solenoid and turned the ignition switch to the "Start&qu...
by Frank
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Relay Witness Marks.
Replies: 20
Views: 943

Relay Witness Marks.

Jeeze, are these forums dead or what? *brushes tumbleweed to one side* 365128 Hi Frank, Did you fix this? Hi Jac, Yeah, seems so. As you've probably read, the troubleshooting elimination steps I did ruled out a lot of things (although I'm always wary of thinking that with electrics) and the 'walking...
by Frank
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Site Support
Topic: Certificate warning..
Replies: 11
Views: 360

Certificate warning..

365123 I am not complaining, I am just curious if it is the same for everyone using an Android device or just my set up (I have tried the 8 Android devices that I usually use and they all react the same). Seems OK on my Androids, but I'm using the Dolphin browser. I just have to 'Allow/Trust' once ...
by Frank
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Site Support
Topic: ProjectPuma is now 'secure'
Replies: 32
Views: 1937

ProjectPuma is now 'secure'

Hi Red,

Your SSL cert expired?

Some people are going to get a 'non'secure' site warning in their anti-virus or browser, but with browsers in the Firefox family all access would be site blocked by default, unless the user adds an exception.
by Frank
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Smurf Blueish
Replies: 186
Views: 31389

Smurf Blueish

Proud of you, Brian. Many people wouldn't have had the determination and 'true grit' needed to get that back on the road again. Well done. :clap:
by Frank
Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Good News, Bad News!
Replies: 7
Views: 431

Good News, Bad News!

364847 "Up to" :lol: Probably more like £100 From £2,000. I know this because the Ford Main Dealer, where I had my cambelt done when they had a special offer on, has just sent me an E Mail about it. Here's the small print - ^If you trade in any Car or Commercial Vehicle that was registere...
by Frank
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Good News, Bad News!
Replies: 7
Views: 431

Good News, Bad News!

364853 still aimed at people with money Ever wondered why you see so many new cars at car shows? Not all is as it seems - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/cars/article-4668644/Could-cars-sold-finance-trigger-financial-crisis.html With financial crises (2008, etc), some is reality and some perceptio...
by Frank
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Relay Witness Marks.
Replies: 20
Views: 943

Relay Witness Marks.

364838 Hi Frank. The braided earth wire isn't just for suppressing the radio it is needed to provide a good earth path for the coil pack & possibly the injectors too. Will you tell this wild man or shall I? - https://www.projectpuma.com/viewtopic.php?p=360780#p360780 :-) I'm just a simple soul ...
by Frank
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Relay Witness Marks.
Replies: 20
Views: 943

Relay Witness Marks.

Update - 364826 I think the earth is worth looking at again as well. Later this afternoon, I'm going to just put a thick ol' jump lead from the starter body to the Batt -ve and see if anything changes, consistency-wise Well, I did the above and out of 16 'tries' it started 11 times and just clicked ...
by Frank
Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Relay Witness Marks.
Replies: 20
Views: 943

Relay Witness Marks.

364822 Starter not that old then, can't think of much else to suggest. Yep, it's a puzzle. The symptoms, or lack of them, point to a poor connection between the relay and the relay base and would explain how everything tests OK, but fails. The 'fix' I did with the sliver of solder on spades 3 and 5...
by Frank
Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: 1.7 For sale
Topic: Price reduction to £2,500. Ford Puma 1.7 Silver 2002, Liverpool. (19,361 miles)
Replies: 2
Views: 732

Ford Puma 1.7 Silver 2002, Liverpool. (19,361 miles)

Your ad will probably get more views in the 1.7 section - viewforum.php?f=29 Just ask one of the Mods to move this thread for you.

Btw that is one seriously nice Puma at that price. I don't think it's going to take long to sell. :-)
by Frank
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Relay Witness Marks.
Replies: 20
Views: 943

Relay Witness Marks.

364798 You seem to have checked/or substituted a number of things on the starter circuit, like the relay etc, but you have not swapped out the starter motor itself? Hi Paul, The remote starter on the S post tab instantly starting the car suggests that is not necessary. Indeed, just bypassing the re...
by Frank
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Relay Witness Marks.
Replies: 20
Views: 943

Relay Witness Marks.

364790 Hi Frank I've not followed in detail about your starter problems. Hi DOH, No problem, I only mentioned it in passing on another thread a while back. The simple answer to your questions is - yes, I've done that. As the problem was occasional and intermittent in the past it was hard to know yo...
by Frank
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Relay Witness Marks.
Replies: 20
Views: 943

Relay Witness Marks.

XAF wrote:Qr Bbpost Now super sparkly-thingy-bling does look nice for the hubs...... :-P

See? Just as I suspected. :-)
by Frank
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Relay Witness Marks.
Replies: 20
Views: 943

Relay Witness Marks.

364780 Sooo..... second from left on the back row? Witness marks are 3-4mm. Crap pics but you get the idea.... I hope! Many thanks. I should have mentioned that I have the older style auxiliary fusebox, but your findings are still valid - it seems that's as much as those relays are supposed to conn...
by Frank
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Relay Witness Marks.
Replies: 20
Views: 943

Relay Witness Marks.

Jeeze, good job I made my jumper lead or I'd still be at the side of the road waiting for an answer from you guys.
by Frank
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Relay Witness Marks.
Replies: 20
Views: 943

Relay Witness Marks.

I need a quick favour, can one of you check your Starter Relay (Aux Fusebox in engine bay and this relay is the second from the left when viewed from the front) and let me know how long your 'witness marks' are on your relay spade connectors? The relay spade connectors are 11mm long and my marks (2 ...

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