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    Battery Drain

    Put a battery isolator beside the battery box, as in... Needs an extra strap, covered in shrink wrap to ensure isolation.
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    P6B S Project Car

    There are 2 holes in the front slam panel on each side - are these functional - designed to allow air through to the engine, or ??? Strikes me they allow air to avoid going through the radiator, doing something useful for temperature. Down here in Oz the more air that goes through the rad the...
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    P6B S Project Car

    Finally got back to carbs. Runs best with an extra 1/4 turn rich. Drives OK, but Innovate says its still lean. Will try a bit more richness. There was a page here with a process for setting HIF6 mixture, but cant find it now?? Adjusted fast idle up some - a bit too far, need to back it off a...
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    What is a reasonable life expectancy for a car battery?

    Exactly! Bit like a 'lifetime' warranty - guaranteed to work.....until they dont - their life is over. Even with a maintainer (as on the 928) I have rarely seen more than 6-7 years.
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    What is a reasonable life expectancy for a car battery?

    To complete the battery joke, the one in my Clubbie died yesterday. Was fine 2 weeks ago, did a 50km run with several stop/starts. Now, after a few hours charging it will pull the solenoid in, but produce zero rotation. It is 7 years old though, and at best getting used once a month. Off to the...
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    What is a reasonable life expectancy for a car battery?

    You can get daily notifications from them. After the first instance of slow cranking I start watching the voltage more closely. I also have an Ultra gauge on one car with ODB-II socket. On the P6 I have a cigar lighter plug that shows voltage, so I can see the charge rate, but these devices are...
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    What is a reasonable life expectancy for a car battery?

    I have had best life lately from the white case Panasonic batteries. Had a German Varta DIN88 die under 3 months in the 928. There are small (matchbox size) devices that fit on battery poles and can report battery state etc via bluetooth to your phone. I have some that I fit to batteries once...
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    Seat belt ebay seller vat issue (if outside UK)

    A small aside....recently I bought some electrical components directly (ie not Ebay) from a UK supplier (not Rover specific), late afternoon Oz time. When I got the order confirmation email it showed a VAT charge. I replied pointing this out. Within a few hours I got an email apologizing, and a...
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    twin SU on v8 ..choke position query.

    Mine is a 74, with choke cable on nearside carb, which is closest to where the cable comes out to left of the heater. As the choke knob is on RH side of console, it probably isnt too hard to route it out to the right of the heater.
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    Curious loss of charge

    Have seen this failure mode before - year or two back - 10-15 mins charging ok, then nothing.
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    Seat belt ebay seller vat issue (if outside UK)

    Thanks, both. The email looks correct so I will try contacting them there....but not holding breath. Will probably get brushed off to HMRC.
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    Seat belt ebay seller vat issue (if outside UK)

    Well, you are a better searcher than I, Gunga Din! Care to PM me a link or a way to press my claim back to them please? thanks.
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    Seat belt ebay seller vat issue (if outside UK)

    Understood re opinions . Thats why I only stated facts. The purchases were made on ebay.com.au, so it should not have charged VAT in the first place. Maybe the seller did not set things up properly? And the fact that I have had no response to my feedback inviting them to fix the issue seems to...
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    Seat belt ebay seller vat issue (if outside UK)

    I bought 2 rear Securon inertia belts on ebay from kcponline... They charged me the full UK VAT, on shipments to Australia, and have ignored my feedback and emails....
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    P6B S Project Car

    Back to the carbs.... Starts OK, runs a bit uneven, sort of like a misfire, but not quite like a bad plug or lead. Managed a couple of runs around the block, but with some burps coccasionally. Plugs were sooty, but not fouled, probably due to idling as I manoeuvre into the garage. Cleaned them...
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