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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:27 am 
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I would like to suggest that you consider carefully the case for :

1. Fitting the external oil feed to the rockers. A lot has been written about the case for and against doing this. After a couple of years I removed the feed based on the information and advice I had read. I also found it difficult to get the connection at the rear of the block to seal initially and snapped off the special securing bolt which is not very strong.

2. Similarly the green stuff brake pads.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:21 am 
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I would like to suggest that you consider carefully the case for :

1. Fitting the external oil feed to the rockers. A lot has been written about the case for and against doing this. After a couple of years I removed the feed based on the information and advice I had read. I also found it difficult to get the connection at the rear of the block to seal initially and snapped off the special securing bolt which is not very strong.

2. Similarly the green stuff brake pads.
Morning Richard,

Thank you for the advise, I similarly read the same things reference the rocker feed pipe. However its fairly cheap so thought i would give it a go & see how i get on. If i come across any issues i will certainly remove it. Ive not driven the car with it fitted yet but i have warmed the engine up and no leaks apparent so far...

Reference green stuff pads, We have recently fitted them in Dads 1500 along with uprated discs and the braking performance is certainly much better than in mine.

As well as new discs & pads i have also just ordered a pair of new calipers from the club so will be fitting these at the same time, Along with wheel bearings, Ball joints & suspension bushes i also need to fit.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:28 am 
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Thank you for the advise, I similarly read the same things reference the rocker feed pipe. However its fairly cheap so thought i would give it a go & see how i get on. If i come across any issues i will certainly remove it. Ive not driven the car with it fitted yet but i have warmed the engine up and no leaks apparent so far...
Have you blocked off the internal oil feed?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:09 am 
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Thank you for the advise, I similarly read the same things reference the rocker feed pipe. However its fairly cheap so thought i would give it a go & see how i get on. If i come across any issues i will certainly remove it. Ive not driven the car with it fitted yet but i have warmed the engine up and no leaks apparent so far...
Have you blocked off the internal oil feed?
No i havent, Ive done 400 miles now since fitting it and its not used any oil at all....

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