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    I thought I'd start a thread on some of the general motoring information out there on the internets. Hopefully that way we will build up a nice list of places people can go if they need to know just a little but more. Feel free to post any links that you think would be a great addition or ones that you refer to.

    We're not going to go into specifics, so I don't want links to a page on rebuilding a BE3 gearbox for example, but one on the operating principles of gearboxes and the various design features would be great. Very general stuff.

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    I'll monitor the links as much as I can and remove any that become dead or have changed. So don't be offended if I edit your thread, I'll just be trying to keep it current.

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    So here's a couple of links the late Alan S sent through to me years ago regarding the principles of oils and lubrication

    Syn-Lube Basics

    The Engine Oil Bible

    From the same 'Car Bible' resource, their article on Suspension

    The Suspension Bible

    And for those wondering what the fuss is all about regarding Three Angle Valve grinds, here's a fantastic article

    Three Angle Grinds

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    Here's one posted by Bob a while back, I've only just stumbled across it sorry Bluey

    G'day,

    great site for sorting out all those circlip, rollpin, moulded clips and stuff that our cars are full of, and it's an Aussie site.

    http://www.circlips.com.au/index.html

    if you dunno what it's called or how to work out which one you want this is the place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlb View Post
    So here's a couple of links the late Alan S sent through to me years ago regarding the principles of oils and lubrication

    Syn-Lube Basics

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    Is this a joke or something????

    These guys seem to think so.

    http://www.clubtitan.org/forums/showthread.php?t=22432


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    Quote Originally Posted by jo proffi View Post
    Is this a joke or something????

    These guys seem to think so.

    http://www.clubtitan.org/forums/showthread.php?t=22432


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    Oh **** off Jo,

    It was posted as it talks about the principles of lubrication, not to discuss the merits of a product one way or another.

    In future all posts will be passed by you to check their suitability.

    No wonder I can barely be bothered with this place any more.

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    If you had managed to read the original post free of self serving bias, you would have noticed that I said it was forwarded through to me by the previous moderator of this forum - a man with far greater knowledge of me than these things and one held in very high regard here.

    Some of it may be a marketing spiel, but I'm sure that the majority of readers would be able to see past that and possibly gain something useful out of it. If not, then disregard it. If you want a safe haven where decisions on what is safe and suitable to read is made for you, then I suggest you return to the Pond. I'd rather give people a bit of credit in their ability to make their own decisions on what to read and believe.

    You're more than welcome to take over the moderators position. At least then I won't feel an obligation to come here and subject myself to some of the drivel posted on a regular basis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jo proffi View Post
    Is this a joke or something????

    These guys seem to think so.

    http://www.clubtitan.org/forums/showthread.php?t=22432


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    I think it's time for some post deleting by both parties.

    Let's try and keep it respectful and assume goodwill in posting useful stuff.

    Keep on like this and much needed thread stands to grind to a halt.

    Jo - please keep it nice
    Matt - you are a moderator not a picador.

    I'll delete mine after the others go
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    Three angle grinds link brings up an Google alert for me with this explanation:

    http://safebrowsing.clients.google.c...valve-job.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by robmac View Post
    I think it's time for some post deleting by both parties.

    Let's try and keep it respectful and assume goodwill in posting useful stuff.

    Keep on like this and much needed thread stands to grind to a halt.

    Jo - please keep it nice
    Matt - you are a moderator not a picador.

    I'll delete mine after the others go
    Carefull Rob, posts like that might make you a nominee for a moderating position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jo proffi View Post
    Carefull Rob, posts like that might make you a nominee for a moderating position.

    Jo
    As said by someone much earlier in history "They also serve those stand and wait"

    Jo, my post was intended as gentle friendly reminder, as you have done for me (and it was appreciated and taken on board).

    It was nothing else. No hidden agenda.
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    I find the "Sticky" quite irritating. Someone gets a brainwave and thinks the whole world needs to read it every time they open AF. Next thing you know, there's have a page of stickies before you get to something new..........

    I'm amazed I took the energy/interest to open this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterT View Post
    I find the "Sticky" quite irritating. Someone gets a brainwave and thinks the whole world needs to read it every time they open AF. Next thing you know, there's have a page of stickies before you get to something new..........

    I'm amazed I took the energy/interest to open this one.
    i click on new posts and read through that

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    Quote Originally Posted by pugrambo View Post
    i click on new posts and read through that

    much easier
    Same here but lately I find it often takes me to the most recent post and I have to scroll back.

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    Default Spring Rate Calculator

    not these specific ones, but i used some online coil spring rate calculators to successfully specify new coil springs for my car..


    http://engineersedge.com/spring_comp_calc_k.htm

    http://www.ridetech.com/info/spring-rate-calculator/

    http://www.ajdesigner.com/phpspringr...e_equation.php

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    Default Crankshaft and Rod-Bearing Installation..Generic

    I found this site most informative and well written.
    Maybe someone here will too.


    http://www.circletrack.com/tipstrick...ips/index.html

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    http://www.aftonchemical.com/Lists/B...dbook_2012.pdf

    Specs for oils fluids etc - seems to be quite comprehensive.

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    I am going to be changing the oil on my aston martin and was wondering if anyone could give me some tips on doing this.

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    This overseas now mainly on line catalogue have a very extensive range of products. I used to get the hard copy catalogue of their predecessor and that was shared among a number of people - you just might find a tool or automotive fastening product among their featured range. I rather preferred the hard copy. for their other products click on the product main link.

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    I'm in Tassie, and I'm having trouble sourcing tyres for the DS as Hankook seems to have run out and Federal seem also to have nothing. Can anyone help me with where I can source 5 tyres?

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