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by DOH
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Parts & Spares
Topic: 1.7 2002 x 2
Replies: 2
Views: 319

1.7 2002 x 2

Hi Corinne
Where are you located ?
by DOH
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II
Replies: 300
Views: 11460

Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II

I would advise you to sell on the 3 cylinder vw asap after it has been repaired or as it's failed whilst under warranty then ask if you can exchange it for something else. The 3 cyl engine is fraught with problems whether in a vw or skoda. To get the head off the sump has to be removed first. The el...
by DOH
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: another one bites the dust
Replies: 3
Views: 258

another one bites the dust

Very sorry to hear of this. There is also an uninsured insurance fund that part of all our insurance premiums pay into .Have a google to see if it covers hit 'n run cases. Most protected ncb policies I've seen allow 2 incidents in 3 years( or something similar to that). I agree with Red,I can't see ...
by DOH
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Non starter suddenly
Replies: 18
Views: 942

Non starter suddenly

Hi Andy 1) Wishing your mum the best possible outcome. 2) Although WD40 has paraffin in it which is ignitable, it is nowhere as good as using carb cleaner for cleaning spark plugs because it will leave an oil residue on them .Btw, Toolstation did do it but they seemed to had difficulties with suppli...
by DOH
Fri May 31, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Non starter suddenly
Replies: 18
Views: 942

Non starter suddenly

A useful tip to try. With a good fully charged battery remove the air intake hose to the throttle body or the maf(which ever is easier). Then spray carb cleaner into the throttle body & crank over .This will help clean off the spark plugs, without the need to remove them (as they can break doing tha...
by DOH
Tue May 21, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Ford puma 1.7
Replies: 6
Views: 499

Ford puma 1.7

Hi
Thanks for posting this.
Which part of the country are you located?
by DOH
Sat May 18, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Parts & Spares
Topic: Free standard 1.7 2001 interior. Collection only.
Replies: 6
Views: 473

Free standard 1.7 2001 interior. Collection only.

Hi
What colour are the seats and door cards etc as I am after it in Alchemy Blue ?
by DOH
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Week From Hell
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Week From Hell

If its a droning noise , it could be the front wheel hub bearing getting noisy or brake disc with rust on it in places or even the tyre. Did they let the wheels spin whilst, even in gear on a 2 post lift so that they could try and identify where the noise might be coming from? They may have just che...
by DOH
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: New Member, Second Time owner
Replies: 7
Views: 512

New Member, Second Time owner

Welcome back to life with a Puma :-)
by DOH
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Parts & Spares
Topic: FIRE SALE - ALL MUST GO!!!! Roll up roll up, lots of bits for sale
Replies: 66
Views: 7001

FIRE SALE - ALL MUST GO!!!! Roll up roll up, lots of bits for sale

Hi Chris
I Pm'd you on 23/2/19 regarding some required parts. Can I have an update please?
by DOH
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: 450 mile round trip, 43mpg!
Replies: 2
Views: 245

450 mile round trip, 43mpg!

That's similar mpg as to what I get from mine at those speeds, so at least you know the cars running as it should. With that in mind, the Puma is a good package overall, with a trade off between performance and economy. Iirc, people on this site have had over 48 mpg travelling at under 60mph in the ...
by DOH
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Digital Dash clock displaying the time
Replies: 1
Views: 296

Digital Dash clock displaying the time

I am looking for a replacement clock that has a full display of the digits
Thanks for reading.
by DOH
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Damp Garage...
Replies: 4
Views: 439

Damp Garage...

Adequate ventilation is key. If its a concrete panelled garage, this can be a common problem. Things that will help is ensuring that there is a through draught from the opening door to the back wall, which maybe as simple as adding a few air bricks on that wall, assuming it doesn't have a door. If i...
by DOH
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: misfire/hesitation
Replies: 6
Views: 2584

misfire/hesitation

Here's a few pointers , assuming the plugs are fairly recent i.e less than 40K , not oiled up & gap'd correctly. The puma had 2 types of coil packs fitted, the earlier type the gap should be 1.3mm & the later 1.0mm. Start by checking for oil around the spark plugs from a leaking rocker cover. If tha...
by DOH
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 2002 Ford Puma Thunder (Grey)
Replies: 3
Views: 610

2002 Ford Puma Thunder (Grey)

Location & current mileage?
by DOH
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Fith Gear on Quest featured a Puma rear disc conversion in the Mod Shop
Replies: 1
Views: 270

Fith Gear on Quest featured a Puma rear disc conversion in the Mod Shop

This appeared last night and a £500 kit was fitted off an ST . As it was an early Puma with the smaller discs I am surprised he didn't change them first as even just fitting the later bigger 258mm set up would have yielded a larger improvement, as most of the braking is done on the front. He had the...
by DOH
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: loud droning noise over the exhaust?
Replies: 3
Views: 823

loud droning noise over the exhaust?

Are the brake discs corroded?
by DOH
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Steve's new book on the Puma and more is here
Replies: 10
Views: 1875

Steve's new book on the Puma and more is here

The Video link doesn't load and clicking on contents has info relating to your book about the Ford Capri?
by DOH
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Puma running rough?
Replies: 20
Views: 1630

Puma running rough?

1) Do a compression test on no 2 cylinder 2) What was your resistance reading with your multi meter for each of the 4 leads? 3) Do you have the earlier coilpack and if so did you gap the plugs to 1.3mm? 4) Depending upon the results of the compression test , it might be a stuck oil control ring whic...
by DOH
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Selling Puma Thunder 1.7 VCT
Replies: 6
Views: 792

Selling Puma Thunder 1.7 VCT

Location?
by DOH
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Newbie Area
Topic: Hi All
Replies: 8
Views: 976

Hi All

I would check first exactly where the new pipe is leaking from . It maybe as simple as tightening up a threaded fitting or sealing with ptfe tape or require an o ring or hydraulic washer. It would be very unusual for a recently replaced pipe to require replacing, unless it's suffered mechanical dama...
by DOH
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Vpower / MPG discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 23307

Vpower / MPG discussion

"My 1st choice for the Puma with a Standard 1.7 is Shell regular unleaded. I have found that both the throttle response and mpg are better than other fuels. However on a modified engine or including a FRP , then there will be an advantage in using V power , but none on a standard engine." So is V Po...
by DOH
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: "El Puma"
Replies: 118
Views: 24451

"El Puma"

Check for air leaks at the Servo and also the cluster of vacuum hoses(approx 4 of them) including the rubber blanking plug cap . They are located between the idle control valve and the throttle body. Also check at the other end of each of the hoses. The blanking plug cap has been known to split due ...
by DOH
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: MOT 2012
Replies: 23
Views: 5986

MOT 2012

1) Does your car have 1 or 2 lambda sensors?
If it has 2,
2 Did you change the sensor in the exhaust manifold , as that is the main sensor.

3) Have you plugged the car into a fault code reader yet?

4)What were the readings you got on the emissions print out?
by DOH
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Vpower / MPG discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 23307

Vpower / MPG discussion

My 1st choice for the Puma with a Standard 1.7 is Shell regular unleaded. I have found that both the throttle response and mpg are better than other fuels. However on a modified engine or including a FRP , then there will be an advantage in using V power , but none on a standard engine.

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