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 Tyres, Chassis, Oil and Tappets. (Argument thread) 
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couldn't afford michellins so ended up with 5x NANKANGS 135/80/15 for £185 delivered
bought magnatec 10/40 whilst on offer and thought that would be better for the winter plus engine must be getting tired now at 118k so don't think it matters really what goes in so long as it gets dropped every 6k or sooner?
and unless i can afford a mechanic the tappets will stay as they are :lol: engine that damned noisy doubt if wife would notice :roll:


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You don't need a mechanic to adjust tappets. Rhythm Thief's thread tells you how to do it.

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The original engine in my current 2CV got to 205 thousand without difficulty. When I had a new clutch fitted last year the decision was made to drop in a 'slag' engine and to strip the original one to see what (if anything) needs replacing. I'm still waiting for Spanners to start the work ;)

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Post Re: Tyres, Chassis, Oil and Tappets. (Argument thread)
Jonathan wrote:
The original engine in my current 2CV got to 205 thousand without difficulty. When I had a new clutch fitted last year the decision was made to drop in a 'slag' engine and to strip the original one to see what (if anything) needs replacing. I'm still waiting for Spanners to start the work ;)


Funny that. Just the ther day i was going to ask if you where still sporting the slag. !

As for the tappets, most mechanics wont know how to do them properly (modern day mind!)

Easy, so so so easy!

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I see that tyres are going to be rated for grip/noise/durability etc, by the government. Be keen to see how the Mich and Toyos compare under this new system :geek:

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Jonathan wrote:
The original engine in my current 2CV got to 205 thousand without difficulty. When I had a new clutch fitted last year the decision was made to drop in a 'slag' engine and to strip the original one to see what (if anything) needs replacing. I'm still waiting for Spanners to start the work ;)

Similar situation for mine, although it's me that hasn't started the work yet! :oops:

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Jameswallace wrote:
Jonathan wrote:
The original engine in my current 2CV got to 205 thousand without difficulty. When I had a new clutch fitted last year the decision was made to drop in a 'slag' engine and to strip the original one to see what (if anything) needs replacing. I'm still waiting for Spanners to start the work ;)


Funny that. Just the ther day i was going to ask if you where still sporting the slag. !

As for the tappets, most mechanics wont know how to do them properly (modern day mind!)

Easy, so so so easy!

Most mechanics are fitters these days and wouldn't even know what you're talking about, probably the hardest thing is taking off wings :lol:


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Post Re: Tyres, Chassis, Oil and Tappets. (Argument thread)
myothercaristhewifes wrote:
couldn't afford michellins so ended up with 5x NANKANGS 135/80/15 for £185 delivered
bought magnatec 10/40 whilst on offer and thought that would be better for the winter plus engine must be getting tired now at 118k so don't think it matters really what goes in so long as it gets dropped every 6k or sooner?
and unless i can afford a mechanic the tappets will stay as they are :lol: engine that damned noisy doubt if wife would notice :roll:


Where did you get your Nankangs? I had them for a while, they were amazing in mud, snow and on green lanes but 10,000 miles on tarmac turned them slick :roll:


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Post Re: Tyres, Chassis, Oil and Tappets. (Argument thread)
Nankangs available from www.mytyres.co.uk

http://www.mytyres.co.uk/cgi-bin/rshop. ... P&dsco=110

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Post Re: Tyres, Chassis, Oil and Tappets. (Argument thread)
having a senior moment as hadn't realised i had already posted this reply :lol: :lol: :lol: couldn't afford fancy tyres so got - 5 x NANKANGS 135/80/15 for £185 delivered
sourced tyres through http://www.tcstyres.co.uk/ quick response too

used magnatec 10/40 engine oil as on offer at the time and wondered if the claims for cold starting were true?

one thing i have noticed is that when we bought the car the engine would accelerate slowly but evenly but seemed to have a definite surge as the pedal was pushed down over half way BUT it went for a new clutch and king pins to be fitted and since engine has been out it appears to run what i can only describe as flat as the surge bit has disappeared - any ideas?
it also struggles on the motorway on certain hills which it didn't before :roll:


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