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Old 19th August 2008, 09:37   #1
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More for new people not in the Two-Sixties but have the V8.

From ownership of our cars there are some things to keep an eye on as the cars get older as part of your maintenance checks and in addition to the normal service checks:-

Rear springs need checking on a regular basis some have snapped.

Radiator needs regular checks on the drivers side tank return. Seams are popping.

On mk2's upgrade the resistor to the fan to help reduce the likely hood of a short life (Jules Bass on 07831 457011 is selling the upgrade)

Don't over tighten your spark plugs, quite low on torque setting.

Don't fill your screen wash bottle to the top during winter months, try and judge it to about half way on the bottle.

Regularly check your top heater hose going into the bulkhead, above the throttle body. Check by squeezing the elbow for any fractures.

Keep your heater valve moving by adjusting the temperature on a regular basis. The valve is weak.

Do check to see if you have an orange fuel clip if you are a new owner, you will break down if it is not fitted. Or a self tapper into the lid edge.

Keep an eye on the bonnet pull cable, does come out of the junction box

It's recommended to change the diff oil, if you are not sure it has been done then its something to consider.

Check your gearbox insulation, some have come loose.

And a reminder, don't disconnect your satnav until the red light has gone out.


I have made a point of not writing the remedial work needed as this is elsewhere on this site and the Two-Sixties and would make this post too long.

Hope this is useful, and don't panic is not a long list and is from owning a future classic car.
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Old 19th August 2008, 10:12   #2
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Good advice, Tim, as usual. Nothing more than regular checks for an enthusiast, but so handy to have a list to refer to.

We are becoming more knowledgeable about the things that can go wrong as owners flag them up and trends start to appear.

As a result, we have had an improved heater hose manufactured, plus some other items such as stickers, grille/rear badges featuring the 260s Mustang, bespoke carpet mats, lapel pins and sew-on badges. Even an improved radiator is in the pipeline (no pun intended).

All these are available from [email protected] and as a member of "The Two-Sixties" you qualify for a reduced price on most items and free advice on whatever issue you would like to talk to the experts about.

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tim, can you explain more about the orange fuel clip.thanks dan
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Had the orange fuel filter clip fitted on Saturday, and took the opportunity to record the damper and spring info from the label while the back seat was out. Getting the heater hose fitted in September (cheers Phil ) and will do the fan resistor at same time, plus oil change etc.

Also bonnet cable pull mod now done.
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try here

http://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/foru...ead.php?t=9108

not just a v8 problem but applicable across the petrol range.

I would add, as with other models, the underbody rust treatment and painting of parts is quite poor- half the paint has come off my front shocks, and other brackets/ bolts etc underneat are very rusty.

will be steam cleaning and waxoyling before long
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tim, can you explain more about the orange fuel clip.thanks dan
Petrol derivatives only.
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cheers grey ghost but i'm thinking of getting a v8 thats why i asked .dan
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cheers grey ghost but i'm thinking of getting a v8 thats why i asked .dan
As above Dan really its a weakness going back to BMW days. The clip is easy to put on and only costs about £7. The filter lid rotates off due to the vibration of the car.
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cheers grey ghost but i'm thinking of getting a v8 thats why i asked .dan
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Top quality information, as im seriously looking into a v8 now, thanks
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