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by Stan Thomas
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Panel lamp for the vacuum reserve tank lights up permanently
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: Panel lamp for the vacuum reserve tank lights up permanently

Good morning Jorn, A simple check would be to start the engine and run it for a few minutes to (hopefully) build up vacuum. Then switch off - and press the brake pedal a few times. If all is correct, there should be a slight "hiss" and the pedal will progressively have less travel until it become ha...
by Stan Thomas
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Chat Forum & General News
Topic: Internet requests
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: Internet requests

Confucius said in 483B.C. (it was a Thursday afternoon) "If you do something for nothing, that is the value of the respect you will earn"
by Stan Thomas
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: A warning for all pre war owners.....
Replies: 12
Views: 499

Re: A warning for all pre war owners.....

Change of polarity was mainly to do with body corrosion - because in simple terms it was a car!! You see, rushing through the air produces static electricity, which promotes an electolytic action to combines steel with oxygen to produce ferous oxide - commonly known as rust, and it was considered "p...
by Stan Thomas
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Chat Forum & General News
Topic: Internet requests
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: Internet requests

You must remember - people do not appreciate you for what you have done in the past - only for your usefulness in the future.
by Stan Thomas
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: conquest chassis lubrication
Replies: 7
Views: 291

Re: conquest chassis lubrication

The auto chassis lubrication on the Conquest range relies upon thermal expansion insofar as there is a small steel "expander-bottle" located near the exhaust which contains two one-way valves - each pointing in the same direction. As the oil in the reservoir heats up, it expands past the outlet valv...
by Stan Thomas
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: special sport gearbox.
Replies: 27
Views: 1187

Re: special sport gearbox.

Follow Davidian's advice and don't alter the top gear adjustment. As he says, the brake bands are worn given th evidence of how their adustment looks. However, top gear is a multi-plate steel clutch which does not have brake bands to wear down - and that is why top gear appears to have so much adjus...
by Stan Thomas
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: special sport gearbox.
Replies: 27
Views: 1187

Re: special sport gearbox.

Hi Davidian, Use only a straight S.A.E. 30 grade mineral oil in the gearbox - which is sold over here as "classic car" engine oil - so hopefully there will be something identical where you are. From your latest post, it appears your problem is still there - and no, you don't have to run the car as p...
by Stan Thomas
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: special sport gearbox.
Replies: 27
Views: 1187

Re: special sport gearbox.

Hi Davidian,

Must be mineral based oil!!!!
by Stan Thomas
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: special sport gearbox.
Replies: 27
Views: 1187

Re: special sport gearbox.

Subject - Correct flushing of epileptic-cyclist gearboxes. Take the car on a run first to get the gearbox to operating temperature, then drain off the oil. Put in your solvent, (about half normal capacity will do) then run the engine for a minute or so in neutral to wash all the planetary gears, pum...