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#1 BingoBongo

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Posted 19 May 2020 - 03:19 PM

Hello all.

After freeing the clutch off and being told to keep an eye on the fluid levels, I noticed this wire flopping about. Does anyone know where it should go?

Secondly... the air filter has this foil broken off coming off it but goes to nowhere

Am presuming this ain’t stock (this is how I acquired the car). Should the foil hose go to something?

Thanks in advance to all advice and help.

FYI car in question is a 1989 G reg Mini Rose.

Edit: about to add photos as I’m on phone and need to host them first.

Edited by BingoBongo, 19 May 2020 - 03:28 PM.


#2 BingoBongo

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Posted 19 May 2020 - 03:26 PM

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Photo of brake fluid reservoir wire Flopping about.

#3 BingoBongo

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Posted 19 May 2020 - 03:27 PM

And air filter. Am presuming this is not a stock air filter and a previous owner has added it as an upgrade?

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#4 cal844

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Posted 19 May 2020 - 03:33 PM

Both stock

That wire goes to the other side of the cap, it looks like the tab has broken off so you need a new cap.

http://minispares.co...ck to catalogue

Minispares.com part number GRK6009.

The air box is standard and you can just remove the convoluted hose

#5 GraemeC

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Posted 19 May 2020 - 03:33 PM

The wire wouldv'e gone to the opposite side of the brake fluid reservoir cap and is part of the test mechanism linked to the brake test switch on the dash.

The concertina foil tube would've gone to a collector on the manifold - used to provide warm air to the carb during winter.



#6 cooperd70

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Posted 19 May 2020 - 03:34 PM

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Photo of brake fluid reservoir wire Flopping about.


It should go to the opposite side of the fluid screw cap...it's not clear in your pic if the connected has perhaps snapped off.

#7 cooperd70

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Posted 19 May 2020 - 03:35 PM

The wire wouldv'e gone to the opposite side of the brake fluid reservoir cap and is part of the test mechanism linked to the brake test switch on the dash.
The concertina foil tube would've gone to a collector on the manifold - used to provide warm air to the carb during winter.


Beat me to it ☺️

#8 BingoBongo

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Posted 19 May 2020 - 03:57 PM

Thanks to all for your replies. Yes, the floppy wire looks like the tab has corroded and snapped off as the cap is showing signs of wanting another wire connecting to it 180 degrees from the one good one.

I’ve currently got the steering wheel, cowl and stalks assembly off as the turn signal stalk I’m knackered. As waiting in replacement parts to arrive.

Also have an oil and filter change lined up - again just waiting for some parts to arrive before I can do it. Whoever fitted the filter last must have had hands like Hercules. “Hand tight”!!! I’ve knackered my hand and arm trying to loosen the old filter off. Won’t budge and I don’t have any wrench big enough to get around it to open it.

Can I check, am I turning it the right way to undo it? (I’ve tried both ways the other won’t budge)

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Posted 19 May 2020 - 04:00 PM

The air box is standard, but the reason that you thought it was not, is that someone has bored a load of holes in the front of it to increase airflow.

Rumour has it, this adds another 25bhp. ;D



#10 gazza82

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Posted 19 May 2020 - 04:01 PM

even if it was hand-tight when fitted they need a bit of help to undo ..

 

And it's "lefty-loosey" and righty-tighty" ... from underneath!

 

You'll need a filter spanner of some description .. or, if you have something to catch the oil in, a screwdriver through it!



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Posted 19 May 2020 - 04:02 PM

The air box is standard, but the reason that you thought it was not, is that someone has bored a load of holes in the front of it to increase airflow.

Rumour has it, this adds another 25bhp. ;D

You missed the "decimal point off" .. :gimme:



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Posted 19 May 2020 - 04:06 PM

The air box is standard, but the reason that you thought it was not, is that someone has bored a load of holes in the front of it to increase airflow.
Rumour has it, this adds another 25bhp. ;D

I’ve heard of go faster stripes... now we’ve got go faster holes

#13 MikeRotherham

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Posted 19 May 2020 - 04:32 PM

With regard to removing the oil filter. Have you got an old pair of rubber gloves, the 'Marigold' type but generic supermarket ones will do.

 

They need to have been used a while because they go a bit tacky with use. Just grab the canister and twist, use both hands if necessary.

 

Also good for removing stuck on jam jar tops.

 

An alternative I've heard about but never tried, is to jam an old screw driver or similar through the canister and out the other side and twist the canister. Be prepared to make a mess though. Just realised some one has already suggested this.


Edited by MikeRotherham, 19 May 2020 - 04:34 PM.


#14 BingoBongo

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Posted 19 May 2020 - 04:36 PM

I’ve sprayed some wd40 on it around where the two parts meet. Am going to let it penetrate seeing as I can’t do it yet anyway until the bits arrive. Really just want it loose so that when I do come to do it, I can get on with it in one go.

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Posted 19 May 2020 - 04:52 PM

Get yourself a chain wrench.

Not expensive and handy for quite a few different jobs, not just oil filters.

https://www.ebay.co....jAAAOSwIOhewsyq

 

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