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by Captain Jack
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Suzuki Swift 1.5 idling issues
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: Suzuki Swift 1.5 idling issues

Yeah, fly by wire this one, so a motorised throttle body here.

SWMBO is back. Seems to be better - occasionally drops to below 600rpm causing a judder but no stalls.

Hopefully it will get better as time goes on.
by Captain Jack
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Suzuki Swift 1.5 idling issues
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: Suzuki Swift 1.5 idling issues

Thanks chaps. Did another "reset" today and sent the wife off for a drive - we'll see if she comes back in one piece. I had a look around and the throttle body can be removed relatively easily. Annoyingly I would need to drain the coolant if I was to replace it. It looked clean*... Couldn't find the...
by Captain Jack
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Suzuki Swift 1.5 idling issues
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: Suzuki Swift 1.5 idling issues

Have been reading that battery replacement can indeed cause these issues and it has to "relearn"? :roll:
by Captain Jack
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Suzuki Swift 1.5 idling issues
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Suzuki Swift 1.5 idling issues

Sorry it's not 406 related but we allow Volvos here, so why not Suzuki :) Anyway, my wife's Swift (2009, 1.5L petrol) has some odd issues with idling and cutting out. It seems to idle at 400-500 rpm and feels very lumpy. Often when changing gear, or doing anything that would allow an engine to get t...
by Captain Jack
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New 'stricter' MOTs...
Replies: 31
Views: 2723

Re: New 'stricter' MOTs...

Good decision. I am in the mindset that if I know that my car is OK or will be OK for a while to come after work xyz is done, then I am keeping it. New* cars have far too many unknowns and will probably cost you more than you paid for the car in the first place. Especially older cars, like 406s. My ...
by Captain Jack
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pointy Indicators on modern cars
Replies: 24
Views: 2134

Re: Pointy Indicators on modern cars

The first thing is to enforce people to actually *use* the blasted indicators. Most seem to have forgotten of their existence. Or simply don't care... :evil:
by Captain Jack
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New 'stricter' MOTs...
Replies: 31
Views: 2723

Re: New 'stricter' MOTs...

Haven't had any issues in over 2 years...
by Captain Jack
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New 'stricter' MOTs...
Replies: 31
Views: 2723

Re: New 'stricter' MOTs...

Had my MOT last week. Passed without an advisory despite the gutted DPF and a remap. Emissions reading was 0.61, which is about the sticker value of 0.51 but the original sticker has gone AWOL and they used a 3.00 as the limit :supafrisk:
by Captain Jack
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: I.C.E and In-Car Technology
Topic: Elderly Pioneer AVIC system
Replies: 3
Views: 1052

Re: Elderly Pioneer AVIC system

Yes, burn the motorhome. :supafrisk:
by Captain Jack
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pointy Indicators on modern cars
Replies: 24
Views: 2134

Re: Pointy Indicators on modern cars

It's 3D TV all over again. A lot of hype but ultimately noone cares and will demise pretty quickly.

And, yes, I *hate* those indicators. I have urges to rear end those Aldis... Well, I have that urge to rear end any Aldi but...
by Captain Jack
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photobucket Fix
Replies: 15
Views: 3772

Re: Photobucket Fix

You could have just.... paid :supafrisk:
by Captain Jack
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My new 406 project #2
Replies: 27
Views: 2532

Re: My new 406 project #2

Probably worth more than the whole car!
by Captain Jack
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Another MOT shake up
Replies: 51
Views: 5454

Re: Another MOT shake up

rwb wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:07 pm
Where is the sticker @captainjack?
Under the bonnet at the front of the engine to the right of the driver's side headlamp.
by Captain Jack
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Another MOT shake up
Replies: 51
Views: 5454

Re: Another MOT shake up

My "plate" is on a sticker, which can be peeled off..... Just saying :supafrisk:
by Captain Jack
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Another MOT shake up
Replies: 51
Views: 5454

Re: Another MOT shake up

Thanks Welly, ever so helpful! :lol: