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by Doggy
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2268
Views: 147690

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Sorry if I've added to your list. :oops: I would weigh up the relative cost / benefit of reducing heat loss vs biggerrer stove. The first option is a one-off cost/activity that might be cheap if you happen on suitable materials say over the spring/summer. You have to feed a bigger stove more as well...
by Doggy
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2268
Views: 147690

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Looking good. That there stove should work wonders. In a perfect world you would keep as much of the flue indoors as possible as you get quite a bit of heat from it - the more you reduce the air flow the hotter the flue gas. I assume you couldn't reasonably have put it somewhere near the centre of t...
by Doggy
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Volvo Corner
Topic: Now look who's got a Volvo...
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: Now look who's got a Volvo...

My bro's been expressing some interest in Volvo estates, (my neighbour has one of those V70 4wd jobs). Don't hold your breath though, he'll ponder this for a year or two before deciding Pugs are cheaper. Personally I wouldn't know where to start replacing mine. Latest thought is to wait for plentifu...
by Doggy
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: need advoce maf sensor
Replies: 11
Views: 785

Re: need advoce maf sensor

I couldn't agree more. Get yourself a genuine MAF the cheapest way you can, look out for special discounts on ECP or CP4L, (carparts4less which is the same outfit as ECP but often cheaper). GSF seem to offer big discounts off a higher initial price, but worth a look. A good MAF makes such a differen...
by Doggy
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1.6HDi coming our way - Please Help!
Replies: 182
Views: 26444

Re: 1.6HDi coming our way - Please Help!

Latest odds:

It'll work perfectly on the day 3/1
"They all do that, Sir" 5/2
They'll fix it properly 100/1

I truly hope you get it sorted painlessly, best of luck.
by Doggy
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Engine management light
Replies: 12
Views: 301

Re: Engine management light

It should only ask you to choose the fuel, (petrol/diesel), then the engine variant. (2.2's are 4HX, 2.0's are either RHY or RHZ if I remember correctly. GM's right as well there are two possible ecu's 2.2's 110's and older 90's have a Bosch EDC15C2, some newer 90's have a Siemens SID something or o...
by Doggy
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Fuel (diesel) woes.
Replies: 15
Views: 589

Re: Fuel (diesel) woes.

I suspect you're right. It's a long time since I've watched that page while turning it over, but I'm fairly sure you will see an RPM reading before it fires. I am sure you can see the fuel pressure go up to 200 - 300 bar within a couple of seconds so I'd be amazed if you didn't see something other t...
by Doggy
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2268
Views: 147690

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Sorry to hear about Frankie, not a cat person but I can't forget the upset of losing all our cavaliers over the space of a few years and feel your pain.
Best of luck with the others.
by Doggy
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Radio too loud (RD3 PU2473A)
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: Radio too loud (RD3 PU2473A)

There are at least 3 versions of the head unit, the earlier two came with or without the integral amp to drive the speakers and on the final version you could turn the amp off to suit cars with the separate amplifier in the boot. If you're lucky, yours is the latest version and is settable from PP20...
by Doggy
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pointy Indicators on modern cars
Replies: 24
Views: 1164

Re: Pointy Indicators on modern cars

Maybe s/d cars will turn their lights on and off at appropriate times?

Having said that, I realise that if they get programmed by the same millennials that can't work a light switch or an indicator stalk at present, then there truly is no hope. :roll:
by Doggy
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hi from Belgium
Replies: 4
Views: 409

Re: Hi from Belgium

Hello Olivier & welcome to the forum. 8) You are welcome to join our select group, which has become steadily smaller as the number of cars still on the road drops steadily. Used cars are much cheaper in the UK so people are less likely to spend money keeping older cars running. The good news is ther...
by Doggy
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Pp2000 AC unit
Replies: 14
Views: 368

Re: Pp2000 AC unit

http://i419.photobucket.com/albums/pp280/dogslife_photos/Camera28JUNE2008.jpg?t=1246225438 http://i419.photobucket.com/albums/pp280/dogslife_photos/Camera28JUNE2001.jpg?t=1246225592 Sensor is a little bead thermistor that lives just above the tiny fan. Usual 'fix' is to get a straw & blow all the g...
by Doggy
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pointy Indicators on modern cars
Replies: 24
Views: 1164

Re: Pointy Indicators on modern cars

French rond points are similar, 'cept about half of them indicate left if they're not taking the next exit...
Come to think of it quite a few don't indicate at all.....
Guess they've seen more of our awful driving. :roll:
by Doggy
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Price of Diesel
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: The Price of Diesel

I got one of those vouchers at the end of October with a till receipt for about £70, not had one since for lots of smaller transactions. I might* have used it to part replenish the camper's tank after our recent expedition to Dorset..... 100 litres @ £1.239 :) 9 litres @ 1.339 :frown: 346 miles / 14...
by Doggy
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pointy Indicators on modern cars
Replies: 24
Views: 1164

Re: Pointy Indicators on modern cars

Now? I can remember some of my friends being taught this nonsense in the 1970's