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by Doggy
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pointy Indicators on modern cars
Replies: 16
Views: 411

Re: Pointy Indicators on modern cars

Now? I can remember some of my friends being taught this nonsense in the 1970's
by Doggy
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Fuel (diesel) woes.
Replies: 9
Views: 234

Re: Fuel (diesel) woes.

Just a word of caution - not 100% certain, but no synchronisation is I think normal if it's not running, (makes sense I think). I suspect sync is what it's looking for while cranking, (which is why they don't fire instantly). Possibly sync will change to YES just as it fires, but you probably couldn...
by Doggy
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Price of Diesel
Replies: 2
Views: 45

Re: The Price of Diesel

Prices dropped a bit last week, but the gulf between petrol & diesel has grown. :roll:
At our Asda it's 119.7 vs 131.7, 12p a litre or 54p a gallon. :shock:
by Doggy
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Horn failure after COM 2000 repair
Replies: 20
Views: 428

Re: Horn failure after COM 2000 repair

Well done gentlemen. 8)
Good to see problems like this getting resolved, no doubt help someone else / encourage others.
by Doggy
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pointy Indicators on modern cars
Replies: 16
Views: 411

Re: Pointy Indicators on modern cars

Worse than that, it's downright dangerous. It's usually omly the DRLs that get dimmed when the indicator's flashing. The headlights don't. So if the indicator is difficult to see due to a nearby DRL in daylight, what form of ESP do we need to see the indicator in the dark next to a headlight? And an...
by Doggy
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New 'stricter' MOTs...
Replies: 20
Views: 815

Re: New 'stricter' MOTs...

I think the sticker was only required from 2008 model year,
If it passed last year and the tester can navigate the smog you'll be fine.
by Doggy
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2255
Views: 140407

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Impressive doors, I approves.
Good to hear the medical stuff went not too badly.
Sounds like a result on the back brakes too.

Get yourself a lottery ticket?
by Doggy
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Fuel (diesel) woes.
Replies: 9
Views: 234

Re: Fuel (diesel) woes.

Agreed. The HP pump will deliver 250-300 bar while cranking or idling & 1350 bar at full chat, so needs to be treated with caution.
Pressure dissipates as soon as the engine stops so less of an issue if it's not actually running.
by Doggy
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Fuel (diesel) woes.
Replies: 9
Views: 234

Re: Fuel (diesel) woes.

Buzzing solenoids are not unusual. To be certain the lift pump is OK observe the fuel filter housing as the ignition is switched on - if all is well the housing will physically swell a tiny bit - the lift pump delivers about 4-5 bar. Assuming that's OK, check the fuel pressure regulator - it apparen...
by Doggy
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s
Replies: 180
Views: 27479

Re: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s

steve_earwig wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:08 pm
....all newer cars seem to me to be overcomplicated, unreliable, ugly and completely undesirable.
Amen to that.
by Doggy
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s
Replies: 180
Views: 27479

Re: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s

Since it's not from the fens, methinks it'll get a decoke every time it climbs a hill
by Doggy
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Horn failure after COM 2000 repair
Replies: 20
Views: 428

Re: Horn failure after COM 2000 repair

Steve, the Imgur link took me to my own content - I'm pretty clueless with this stuff but couldn't stumble on the diagrams....

Strewth mate that peugeotlogic link is a real beaut, not seen that before.
by Doggy
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: N75 valve on 2.2 DW12 2.2 HDi engine
Replies: 34
Views: 1415

Re: N75 valve on 2.2 DW12 2.2 HDi engine

The CH is the one that controls the swirl, it can easily be bypassed but it means the little ball and arm on the engine is floppy, so needs holding upright with an elastic band or something. Agreed, but if you remove/plug the vacuum pipe for the swirl flap actuator and just leave it in place, the i...
by Doggy
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Crank pulley bolt problem
Replies: 16
Views: 709

Re: Crank pulley bolt problem

Thank you both. I forgot to get an MOT 2 years ago, only realising when DVLA cancelled my road tax direct debit. :oops: Got it in for MOT the next day, failed on handbrake and rear brakes/balance, so it had discs, pads h/brake shoes etc, but the pins 'couldn't be fitted' due to the state of the back...
by Doggy
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Crank pulley bolt problem
Replies: 16
Views: 709

Re: Crank pulley bolt problem

I got it sorted yesterday. Invested in a new crank pulley bolt kit and a Laser 3203 locking device: https://dccf75d8gej24.cloudfront.net/images/products/04/040813203/129811BE-CD2C-4960-BE9B-F1C3A4191934-large.jpg Which set me back about £20 all told. I applied the locking gadget after removing a sma...