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by Frank
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Need help in identifying this leak.
Replies: 17
Views: 388

Need help in identifying this leak.

367205 UPDATE: :-( Ever since the housing has been replaced, day by day, the car's temp gauge started behaving more and more erratically. More specifically, ever since the coolant escaped during the job and was later refilled. ;) I've read this entire thread and your problem is still down to airloc...
by Frank
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: New puma owner discovered a lot of rot !!!
Replies: 7
Views: 258

New puma owner discovered a lot of rot !!!

denssity wrote:Qr Bbpost I've checked the chassis and other than the vin number it looks ok I'm miffed how not one mot online picked up any corrosion must have been dodgy the wings and arches are rust free as is most of the bodywork

How much did you pay for the car?
by Frank
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: ebay
Replies: 12
Views: 266

ebay

by Frank
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: The £650 Puma
Replies: 1127
Views: 134073

The £650 Puma

It's only a bad car park prang, not a death in the family. There's nothing there that can't be fixed if James wants to.

Choices are what we make - viewtopic.php?p=364559#p364559
by Frank
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: The £650 Puma
Replies: 1127
Views: 134073

The £650 Puma

367002 and its all down the the insurance toads now. :-( Leaving aside the usual gag of 'Nothing that will not polish out with T Cut', you leave that to the insurance toads and that motor will be written off for sure. Just a new nearside headlight unit is over £200 and the book price on that motor ...
by Frank
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Noisy Water Pump
Replies: 9
Views: 188

Noisy Water Pump

366968 ,so that is my reason to not get the cambelt done Unless you do the job yourself or have a good existing relationship with your garage, then you may well have trouble finding a garage to do just the water pump if Ford says different. It's just how the world, not just garages, works. 1st, 2nd...
by Frank
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Good News, Bad News!
Replies: 10
Views: 718

Good News, Bad News!

This relates to the finance stuff that I mentioned above - did you know people were clocking the mileage on their cars because of it? - I sure didn't - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/cars/a ... -2014.html
by Frank
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Merry Christmas to everyone
Replies: 13
Views: 194

Merry Christmas to everyone

A Very Happy Christmas to you all. :-)
by Frank
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: interior mirror
Replies: 3
Views: 108

interior mirror

alfie74 wrote:Qr Bbpost but nothing seems to stick it back on, any ideas, thanks

Completely clean and dry windscreen and mirror and then anything, apart from a nail gun.
by Frank
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Buying
Replies: 6
Views: 226

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: 11
Views: 705

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: 480

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: 480

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: 14
Views: 525

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: 14
Views: 525

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: 14
Views: 525

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: 513

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: 1683

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: 1683

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: 687

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: 2369

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: 187
Views: 34622

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: 10
Views: 718

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: 10
Views: 718

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: 1683

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 ...

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