Davie's Activa Clutch

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Re: Davie's Activa Clutch

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Jim ... your pics are reallu useful but is it possible to post them so's that they can be 'clicked' to open in a separate window, my eys are not that good and enlarging an image helps. What do you use for posting?
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Re: Davie's Activa Clutch

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Those images won't do that but you can download them and open in your image viewer then enlarge them.
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Re: Davie's Activa Clutch

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And Mike, they also appear on Facebook. Become friends with me there and you'll have that functionality...

Else what Steve suggests will work a treat...
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Re: Davie's Activa Clutch

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Just wondered how othere images allow you to click and enlarge in one that's all ... if it's not a quick fix then that's ok.

As for Facebook #-o
myglaren wrote:Those images won't do that but you can download them and open in your image viewer then enlarge them.
Tried that ... no they don't.
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Re: Davie's Activa Clutch

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xantiamanic wrote:Just wondered how othere images allow you to click and enlarge in one that's all ... if it's not a quick fix then that's ok.

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Depends mainly where they are hosted and partly on the image itself.
PhotoBucket, Imgur, Flickr! and ImageShack will generally allow it.
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Re: Davie's Activa Clutch

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xantiamanic wrote:Just wondered how othere images allow you to click and enlarge in one that's all ... if it's not a quick fix then that's ok.

As for Facebook #-o
myglaren wrote:Those images won't do that but you can download them and open in your image viewer then enlarge them.
Tried that ... no they don't.
Sorry, missed that - works perfectly for me.
Right click - "Save Image As" and it will download for you or may even open directly in your image viewer (Paint?)

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Re: Davie's Activa Clutch

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Got a bit more done this afternoon despite the weather :D Sunny and dry but a wicked cold wind :twisted:

Removed the LHM reservoir, the ABS block bracket, Activa Accumulator sphere and bracket, turbo hose and intake hose, pressure regulator and no doubt some other small items...

The ABS block has not been removed as it will pull far enough away from its bracket with all pipes still attached to allow the bracket to be removed and thus expose the gearbox top mount...

The gearbox is slowly becoming exposed :)

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And the pile of bits removed is stating to grow nicely:

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Davie, I popped your main accumulator sphere on the tester and it's at 42bars - 20 down on what it should be..
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Re: Davie's Activa Clutch

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Sterling work Jim , the activa is in the safest hands around .

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Re: Davie's Activa Clutch

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My ocd is twitching.....I so want to get in there and clean/treat those brown bits and paint them :)
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Re: Davie's Activa Clutch

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Thanks Mark, It's certainly coming along nicely although there'll be a bit of a break now as I'm back to work tomorrow...
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Re: Davie's Activa Clutch

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Stickyfinger wrote:My ocd is twitching.....I so want to get in there and clean/treat those brown bits and paint them :)
Come up and do it then Alasdair, I'm sure Davie won't mind ;)

It always looks worse in pictures than it is in reality...
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CitroJim wrote:
Stickyfinger wrote:My ocd is twitching.....I so want to get in there and clean/treat those brown bits and paint them :)
Come up and do it then Alasdair, I'm sure Davie won't mind ;)

It always looks worse in pictures than it is in reality...
If you wanted to tidy my engine bay and get it 1/2 as good as yours I'm sure I wouldn't mind [emoji4]
What difference is that sphere being down on pressure going to make Jim? Can they be pumped up? Does it need replaced?

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Re: Davie's Activa Clutch

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The sphere being a bit down won't make a lot of difference Davie, it's just something to be taken note of and will need to be looked at again in about a year I'd say.. In the meantime keep an ear on your regulator tick rate and if it falls below 30 seconds then the accumulator is due to be replaced...

Plieades can blow them up but they're not expensive new..

I've got your Activa Accumulator off (the rusty one still attached to its bracket) but have not tested it yet. That one has a Valprex valve on it and anyone with a compatible gassing rig can blow it up. That one is a special as it's in the form of an Anti-Sink sphere but blown up to 62 bars... So, if it's badly down or flat only a regas will work for those...

A sign it's down or flat is the car twitches from side to side when stationary and often the twitch coincides with a tick from the regulator...
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Re: Davie's Activa Clutch

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It is sad ........but I would if I could but as you know next week is really busy with 5 rads to deliver to Windsor Castle (One to build on site as it is so long) and some x19 arriving tomorrow to paint in a "polished effect" finish.
If it is still in bits the week after I will Jim ...I cannot be doing with putting old bolts/nuts back in, they have to be new and galvanised with a slip of waxoil applied even when hidden inside an ECU Box :)

The guy at Plyidies said that weak accumulator spheres "strain" the regulator spring.....??
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Re: Davie's Activa Clutch

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I'm sure it'll still be in bits the week after Alasdair... Now I'm back to work, progress will not be so rapid...