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by Wild E. Coyote
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Reshelling big ends in situ...
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Reshelling big ends in situ...

I would just beg you to post the images of original big end bearings, if possible, as they have, to the best of my knowledge, never been offered as a replacement part? And, why would replacing the big end bearings benot the best practice? But, if yours look pristine, no need for replacement. The bot...
by Wild E. Coyote
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: JASAPP
Replies: 354
Views: 83286

JASAPP

Today was marvelous day and just had to make use of the warm weather! The safety belts in my car got stiff and would not wind in properly. Also, left mark on seat that proves how dirty they are (were)! https://i.imgur.com/Z2H70Kt.jpg First cleaned the seat with some microfibre cloth soaked only at o...
by Wild E. Coyote
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: JASAPP
Replies: 354
Views: 83286

JASAPP

Cheers, Red, even more with today's achievement! Solved the VSS problem. As you know, IB5 has VSS that sends signal to instrument cluster. The B6 gearbox from fiesta St180 has none. So had to get speed signal somehow. After deep investigation found out solution. And today succesfully tested it. http...
by Wild E. Coyote
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: JASAPP
Replies: 354
Views: 83286

JASAPP

Just finished working on the car and am glad to report it is all working as it should now. The rod from servo was a bit to long. reverted to the RHD version of a servo which has that connecting point (can be seen above in previous posts). Took one LHD servo just lying around and cut the rod off and ...
by Wild E. Coyote
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Paul's Silver Puma
Replies: 39
Views: 2096

Paul's Silver Puma

I love your car and your reports. Very detailed and very informative! :thumbs:
by Wild E. Coyote
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: JASAPP
Replies: 354
Views: 83286

JASAPP

Glad to report that replacing the brake lines with the ones in original size (being 6 mm OD) made brakes behave as tehy should. They are more reponsive and much faster at releasing! https://i.imgur.com/qm1PhGS.jpg Nothing new here to be seen from this angle. But this one reveals a change https://i.i...
by Wild E. Coyote
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: JASAPP
Replies: 354
Views: 83286

JASAPP

First bonnet closure test https://i.imgur.com/jCDOzT5.jpg Made a cone out of paper and closed the bonnet to check for the clearance And this was the result, so plenty of space over the brake fluid tank https://i.imgur.com/Zv7z4MH.jpg This was the test ST150 MBC failed big time. Also, worth pointing ...
by Wild E. Coyote
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: JASAPP
Replies: 354
Views: 83286

JASAPP

There is more to it, will post it later :wink:
by Wild E. Coyote
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: JASAPP
Replies: 354
Views: 83286

JASAPP

So, a little update. All of you who have upgraded brakes to ST150 standard (280 mm rotors at front, and rear discs at 253 mm) know that servo-master brake cylinder is struggling to keep up with that. It brakes fine until you start increasing pressure on pedal as soon the master brake cylinder maxes ...
by Wild E. Coyote
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: How To Guides
Topic: HOW TO: Rear Disc Conversion Machining Process
Replies: 4
Views: 162

HOW TO: Rear Disc Conversion Machining Process

Great documentation Paul! :ok: :ok: :ok:
by Wild E. Coyote
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Paul's Silver Puma
Replies: 39
Views: 2096

Paul's Silver Puma

Nothing beats a car you have known for a long time and then rediscovering how good it actually is if you fit some new parts onto it! :ok:
by Wild E. Coyote
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma Production Line
Replies: 11
Views: 380

Puma Production Line

Curious what the line speed was like for them, how often they came down etc. I know for a fact (visited a plant) that Renault has about 70 seconds per post line speed. That means at each station the car (to be) is stationary for 70 seconds and then moves on. More complicated tasks that are not poss...
by Wild E. Coyote
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II
Replies: 300
Views: 11613

Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II

Your aftermarket camshafts were over the top for stock map. FRP map was more suited to the modified engine and cured the problem...
by Wild E. Coyote
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II
Replies: 300
Views: 11613

Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II

IMHO the only thing that can be called reliable is a japanese car produced IN JAPAN at the end of last century. Honda civic, toyota corolla etc. of that age are truly indestructible vehicles unless put in a wall or a ditch. At this age the corossion would be number #1 problem, but if you find a one ...
by Wild E. Coyote
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II
Replies: 300
Views: 11613

Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II

Of course, it is your money. I just have a feeling that it is something trivial and that you will regret it laterm that is all...
by Wild E. Coyote
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II
Replies: 300
Views: 11613

Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II

So sad... :'(
by Wild E. Coyote
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II
Replies: 300
Views: 11613

Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II

How are your contacts on MAF connector? That would be my prime point of suspicion. Since the replacement brough an improvement, it could be that resistance at connecting point is too big. Just a thought. I mean, you have replaced almost everything electric so the components should be ok...? Did you ...
by Wild E. Coyote
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: another one bites the dust
Replies: 3
Views: 260

another one bites the dust

So sorry to read this. That is one thing that is hunting me as well with mine; I have fear (everyday bigger and bigger) that when I do everything I wanted on the car someone drunk/drugged would crash into me...

Feel for you, get another one while it is still possible
by Wild E. Coyote
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II
Replies: 300
Views: 11613

Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II

raggamuffin wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:01 pm
I kept driving to provoke the judder and it didn't happen.
:thumbs:
by Wild E. Coyote
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: doors wont open
Replies: 6
Views: 416

doors wont open

If you have closed it to the second stage (deadlocks) you can't open it manually. You will need to give it some 12V if battery has died. Try reaching into the engine bay and connecting the 12V to the starter and minus to the chassis. It should help the battery and wake up the car. The other option i...
by Wild E. Coyote
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II
Replies: 300
Views: 11613

Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II

Seems to have helped the rough idling quite considerably. I drove it up and down the road for 5 mins or so. Idling dips, IAV catches and it goes back to a smooth idle. I am fully aware of the TIS recommendation, but it was written with service (as a job) for making money and saving time. I have fou...
by Wild E. Coyote
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: ProjectPuma
Topic: Paul's Silver Puma
Replies: 39
Views: 2096

Paul's Silver Puma

Looking nice. The ironing board in the last picture is also part of the upgrade? :grin: (grogee beat me to it)
by Wild E. Coyote
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: ABS and TC lights are on
Replies: 3
Views: 191

ABS and TC lights are on

Use multimeter and check resistance. You should get something close to 1100 Ohm. Since the problem is intermittent, I would check the connectors, perhaps some corrosion has settled in...?
by Wild E. Coyote
Fri May 31, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma’s Getting older... A few issues
Replies: 11
Views: 638

Puma’s Getting older... A few issues

Two typical points: cam cover seal and the crankseal. Most probably it is one of these two. The third possibility is camshaft seal leak.
by Wild E. Coyote
Thu May 30, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Puma Area
Topic: Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II
Replies: 300
Views: 11613

Puma 1.7 Rebuild Mk II

Yes, sound like ABS. Check the sensor to tone ring gap. This behaviour, grinding to a stop is usually a sign of misaligned or slightly damaged tone ring (few notches are bent in). As the speed decreases so the signal weakens and at the point of irregularity it will break down i.e. disappear. The ABS...

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