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BMC 1.5 spill rail - flexi return pipe

04 November 2014 - 07:09 AM

The spill rail on our BMC 1.5 has sheared where the rigid pipe from the last injector goes down to the CAV fuel filter.  The fuel filter has a little bit of wobble on it and we suspect that is what caused the problem.


Does anyone know of a spill rail where that return line terminates in a flexi pipe coupling and also has a banjo for the fuel filter that has two pipe couplings on it  (rather than it being part of the spill rail)?



sawley self service fuel point

02 August 2014 - 04:36 PM

Does anyone know if the 24 hour self service diesel point at Sawley marina is still in service and if so what are the rates like?



Market Drayton to Chester

05 September 2007 - 08:41 AM

I'm off on a trip to Chester in a couple of days setting out from Market Drayton.

Anyone got any good recommendations for Real Ale pubs along the way, and conversely any pubs that should be avoided like the plague?


BMCs and Alternators

30 May 2007 - 12:48 PM

Ever since we got the BMC back in 1985 its alternator configuration has always been problematical and to be honest its made going on holiday a bit of a pain as it eats belts and doesn't charge properly after a few days as the belts have either stretched or have worn away.

The engine was obviously fitted originally with an dynamo. There are two pulley on the end of the crank - a big one which drives the water pump (and the alternator) and a smaller one which does nothing at all.

For the second time in 10 years the Alternator has thrown itself and taken the waterpump bracket out (which idiot decided to bolt an alternator to a bracket on a waterpump made from grotty alloy I do not know).

Some of the problem with the belts being eaten is that I'm sure the waterpump pulley is actually slightly eccentric/warped so it chafes the belt.

So are there any after market kits that we can get that will allow us to use a 60amp alternator, that preferably doesn't involve bolting anything to the water pump :cheers: If it involves dropping the pulleys off the crank and putting new ones then so be it.