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by totaleclipse
Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: climate control problem.
Replies: 1
Views: 160

climate control problem.

ok, when i bought the car it had a wire in the fusebox bridging 2 of the fuses together, which turned the climate control off when removed. came out to the car the other day to no heating, no wipers and no demister. found blown fuse, one of the ones with the bridge wire. replaced the fuse and got wi...
by totaleclipse
Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:05 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: The most ridiculous fuel gauge ?
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: The most ridiculous fuel gauge ?

if i stick £15 in mine from empty it shows a 1/4 tank.

it also shows a 1/4 tank if i shove up to £35 in

£40 shows a half tank, after that, fairly progressive.
by totaleclipse
Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: turbo reroute
Replies: 14
Views: 750

Re: turbo reroute

if you are concerned about it using too much fuel, sell it and buy a diesel one.
by totaleclipse
Sat Nov 27, 2010 3:22 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: 2.1 12v (XUD11BTE) Throttle Problems
Replies: 31
Views: 3014

Re: 2.1 12v (XUD11BTE) Throttle Problems

tenwierdufos wrote: I have a 1997 406 Executive 2.1 12v TDI
its a 1997 406 executive 2.1 12v TD

TDi is a VW thing. mostly.
by totaleclipse
Sat Nov 27, 2010 3:20 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Glowplug testing info needed please
Replies: 14
Views: 1167

Re: Glowplug testing info needed please

ifit cold starts without spluttering, leave it alone.
by totaleclipse
Sat Nov 27, 2010 3:17 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: clutch
Replies: 22
Views: 923

Re: clutch

change the gear oil and come back to us.
by totaleclipse
Sat Nov 27, 2010 3:17 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Low MPG
Replies: 8
Views: 447

Re: Low MPG

Mastiff wrote: but this buzzing keeps on going even after the car is turned off for say 20 seconds?
mine sounds like a jet engine turning off.

turns out its the radiator fans being noisy.
by totaleclipse
Sat Nov 27, 2010 3:13 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: HDi Cold starting rough...
Replies: 28
Views: 2445

Re: HDi Cold starting rough...

406executiveHDI wrote:vw tdis sound terrible in the cold morning start
my dads transporter sounds the same 1st morning early start in winter, as any other time. Best cold start diesel i've ever driven. and it goes like f&%*
by totaleclipse
Sat Nov 27, 2010 3:09 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: 406 2.0l petrol auto t reg
Replies: 9
Views: 855

Re: 406 2.0l petrol auto t reg

I think you should be able to see the flap if you take out the pollen filter, getting to the motor requires you to remove the glove box. he said noiose by the screen washer dunno about his, or yours, but my glove box is as far away from the screen wash bottle as you can get without being in the boot.
by totaleclipse
Sat Nov 27, 2010 3:07 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Air Filter confusion
Replies: 8
Views: 537

Re: Air Filter confusion

DiscoPol wrote: they come with a "lifetime guarantee" but its only the life of the car :lol:
interesting, did a service on a beemer which had a k&n on it and could NOT see thru the thing holding it up to light, let alone let air thu. will need to look for a receipt.
by totaleclipse
Sat Nov 27, 2010 3:01 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Fuel consumption on a 2.1td
Replies: 22
Views: 839

Re: Fuel consumption on a 2.1td

My 1.9 normal travels 450 miles from full to red light, then I put 60 litres in til the pump clicks off. My reckoning gives me an average just under 34mpg worked mine out at 28 miles per gallon. travels 450 miles per tank, but the tank is £90 to fill, and i really can't see mine having a bigger tan...
by totaleclipse
Sat Nov 27, 2010 2:53 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: i couldnt resist ,pic heavy read!!
Replies: 9
Views: 751

Re: i couldnt resist ,pic heavy read!!

as a person who works on cars every day, your engine bay looks like a complete and utter 100% nightmare now.
by totaleclipse
Sat Nov 27, 2010 2:49 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: towing with an hdi
Replies: 13
Views: 538

Re: towing with an hdi

dunno bout the hdi, everytime i mention them sombody sais "keep what uv got"

but on my 2.1TD it don't like 5th below around 35, and it tows great. towed a rover vittesse from devon to glasgow last year, and never had an issue./
by totaleclipse
Sat Nov 27, 2010 2:44 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Putting a clutch together
Replies: 15
Views: 476

Re: Putting a clutch together

406executiveHDI wrote:nope its a solid flywheel, ive to move it from the 1.3 engine and put it onto the 1.6. What about paddle clutches are they bull or a good job.
just use the flywheel u have, and forget about padle clutches for on the road.
by totaleclipse
Sat Nov 27, 2010 2:43 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Putting a clutch together
Replies: 15
Views: 476

Re: Putting a clutch together

stick your finger in the whole, wiggle it around, then tighten the nuts.

never failed for me and i've done at least 50 clutches, on various different cars.