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by Phillmore
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Petrol Smell
Replies: 10
Views: 225

Re: Petrol Smell

And perhaps an old electrical bakelite smell thrown into the mix. I like the way classics have their distinctive aromas. My A90 Westminster smells completely different to my Conquests and is a joy to breathe in every time I open the door. Vinyl upholstered cars have a different mix of ingredients bu...
by Phillmore
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Petrol Smell
Replies: 10
Views: 225

Re: Petrol Smell

Putting a positive spin on things; I think the smell of fuel, oil, grease, leather and Wilton makes a great sensory combination and is what defines a classic car. They all have a distinct smell but they certainly all smell beautiful.
by Phillmore
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Technical & Motoring Matters
Topic: Concrete
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: Concrete

Petrol might also work?
by Phillmore
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Chat Forum & General News
Topic: Daimler Roadster Overdrive
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Re: Daimler Roadster Overdrive

There again 3000 rpm doesn't sound particularly arduous for a straight six.
by Phillmore
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Conquest chassis oiling system bleeding
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: Conquest chassis oiling system bleeding

Yes that's how I understand the system works. Where did you find the schematic Steve? Does it look as if the balls could be displaced under pressure?
by Phillmore
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Conquest chassis oiling system bleeding
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: Conquest chassis oiling system bleeding

Thanks Steve,

Do you know how the one way valves work? The manual just says if they don't function the expansion tank is not serviceable and must be replaced.
by Phillmore
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Conquest chassis oiling system bleeding
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Conquest chassis oiling system bleeding

Bearing in mind that the one way valves in the expansion tank allow the oil to flow in one direction, would it be feasible to bleed the system from the reservoir side of the expansion tank rather than the other side as Daimler suggest?
by Phillmore
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Technical & Motoring Matters
Topic: Speed limiters for all new cars
Replies: 16
Views: 411

Re: Speed limiters for all new cars

John Hitchins wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:21 pm
Also the recent Boeing 737 crashes apparently appear to be software problems with a new design of level control. It is much safer to be in sole control of our cars.
At least we don't need anti stall software with our fluid flywheels! :D
by Phillmore
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Technical & Motoring Matters
Topic: Speed limiters for all new cars
Replies: 16
Views: 411

Re: Speed limiters for all new cars

NickDeAth wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:11 pm
Call me cynical if you like, it'll never happen. The government can't afford to lose the huge volume of revenue from speeding fines, and the added drawback of all those people who process the fines and paperwork being made redundant.

Nick
I think there is more than a grain of truth in that.
by Phillmore
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Technical & Motoring Matters
Topic: Speed limiters for all new cars
Replies: 16
Views: 411

Re: Speed limiters for all new cars

Or is it more about reducing crime? No more villains escaping the Old Bill (assuming emergency vehicles won't be restricted)!