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Front Brakes(LHS and RHS) of HZ '78 Sedan Locked On

Hi Everyone, I've got a '78 HZ sedan with a 202 trimatic. When I pressed the brake I found that both the LHS and RHS brakes locked on. The only way they would release was when I released the pressure via the bleed screw. Thought it was the clearance between the booster and the master cylinder. No. Then I thought it was a blockage in the brake master cylinder. No. Then I thought it was the pistons stuck in the front brake calipers. No. I then pulled apart the proportioning value and found it was completed blocked up with gunk, had a torn o-ring and seized up.

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Taxi.

Gotta love the choices of what taxi you want to catch

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HJ 308 water pump and thermostat

Hey guys, I have a question about a leaking thermostat housing and water pump on an old red 308.
I recently replaced both with new ones,and used new high tensile bolts, but they are still leaking. Any ideas? Is it the high tensile bolts? Thanks.

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HJ 308 water pump and thermostat

Hey guys, I have a question about a leaking thermostat housing and water pump on an old red 308.
I recently replaced both with new ones,and used new high tensile bolts, but they are still leaking. Any ideas? Thanks.

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HJ 308 water pump and thermostat

Hey guys, I have a question about a leaking thermostat housing and water pump on an old red 308.
I recently replaced both with new ones,and used new high tensile bolts, but they are still leaking. Any ideas? Thanks.

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Water pump failure, internal damage?

hey fellas,

I was driving home from work and I'm guessing the water pump bearing failed causing it and the fan to explode into the rad. Damage includes all pulleys,timing belt slipped off,balancer,radiator and the obvious of course. My question is would there be any internal damage at all, I'm guessing there would be chunks of metal from the pump where the pump is on the block.The car ran for another 10 meters as I was mid corner and to get the the side of the road to avoid traffic. My concerns are for the internals versus the list above.

Stocker 202 no mods

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V8 tri matic diagram for dummies!!

Hi i have a 1974 Statesman Deville , it has the 308 and 3spd tri matic. The engine and trans were removed and thats how i got it. The engine and trans have now been re installed but i have no idea where the cooler lines go and was hoping someone would have a detailed diagram?
Any help would be much appreciated , Thanks..

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NSW log book rego scheme is here to stay!!

Historic and classic cars log book to stay
2 October 2019

Historic and classic car enthusiasts will have more opportunities to hit the road outside club events thanks to the Liberal & Nationals Government making log books a permanent feature this week.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said 50,000 cars had participated in the log book scheme during its trial period.

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Is the FB coil a ballast coil?

I've replaced the points with an electronic ignition and "standard" 3 ohm coil. Starts ok and runs for two minutes or so then starts missing under load, backfiring etc. is this because I should have a ballast coil with 1.5 ohms? Thanks in advance.

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Old Holden oil change. How often?

At the moment, my HT V8 is no longer a daily driver. I usually change it every 5000 Miles. But these days, fact is , its lucky to see 5000 miles in 2 years.
Question is should i change it at 5000 miles or maybe once a year? even though the mileage isnt up or more often? The oil is clear and im sure its still good but just wanted to know expert thoughts. For the record I use the penrite HPR 30 20w-60. The engine was rebuilt 3 years ago so it's nice and tight.
Your thoughts appreciated,
Alby

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A quick word from the ACCC

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FNP

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Girlock Wheel Cylinder Piston Compresser

I just found that the steering wheel puller kit can be used to compreess Girlock Wheel Cylinder pistons during a font brake re-pad.

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RECCOMENDATIONS for a good mechanic near Melbourne CBD for VL

Hey everyone, havent lived in Melbourne for long, drove my 86 VL Vacationer down from up north and now shes needing a service and a bit of TLC, hoping to get a reccomendations for a mechanic that knows what theyre doing, dont want someone who has only ever worked on new cars!

Thanks in advance!

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Lens paint

Just repainted my drivers side rear blinker lens, I did the passenger side a while back & it has held up pretty good.
I used a model car lens paint, I brush it on & you need to be slow & it go's on streaky & probably work better with a hobby spray gun.

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Which Alternator HT v8?

took my alternator in to the auto electricians to replace. Apparently they don't just bolt in anymore. Mine is an old style with the pronged plastic pin at the top with an external regulator and will need some wiring done because the new ones only have an internal regulator. I don't know electric stuff but just wanted to know is the the best way these days? Apparently better and more reliable. They don't rebuild them anymore apparently

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HQ Single Headlight Wiring Issue

Hi Guys- I'm a bit stuck with this one.

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Heater control valve

Does anyone know where I can get the heater control valve restored for a holden hr

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Not Holden but a PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

My boss has a 4yo Mazda CX5 diesel with 115000 on the clock, it went into limp mode & within a few hundred metres it had started crapping itself & pretty much gave up the goast.
He contacted Mazda & arranged for it to be dropped off at a local dealer, upon dropping off the car the Manager that had spoken to had admitted that were aware of an issue regarding the "oil pump" being faulty & cloggs up depriving the engine of oil pressure.

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The King at your service😉

Have your tyre pressure checked by The King himself😂

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