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by johntl
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: need advoce maf sensor
Replies: 31
Views: 1815

Re: need advoce maf sensor

Just got the car through its Mot, and got oil changed and oil/air/fuel filters changed and the initial pickup with the car seems improved.
recon the air filter must have must have been really clogged
by johntl
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Bodywork (non-styling)
Topic: going to have a go at welding the sills !
Replies: 21
Views: 684

Re: going to have a go at welding the sills !

RESULT:

Put the car in for its MOT today and cannot believe it the sills passed and it only needed the wheel bearing which I knew about :o :wink:
by johntl
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Bodywork (non-styling)
Topic: sill skirts ???
Replies: 2
Views: 119

sill skirts ???

Was wondering if there is any plastic sill skirts from other cars that will fit over the 406 sills
Which cannot be removed for MOT test ???? :roll:
by johntl
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: need advoce maf sensor
Replies: 31
Views: 1815

Re: need advoce maf sensor

You said it was it was a right pig of a job , you were right !!!!!

But got it done ,but does not seem much difference still flat up to 1500 revs, also it has started needing sometimes turning over twice to start, which it has never needed in the 8 yrs I have had it ??
by johntl
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Bodywork (non-styling)
Topic: going to have a go at welding the sills !
Replies: 21
Views: 684

Re: going to have a go at welding the sills !

Thanks for your input guys
If it goes through the MOT without to much trouble will keep for a few more years as long as the clutch 175k holds out, apart from the sills car is still in good nick
Hope it does not need to many patches on the sills ???
by johntl
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Bodywork (non-styling)
Topic: going to have a go at welding the sills !
Replies: 21
Views: 684

Re: going to have a go at welding the sills !

thanks guys, due to finances going to just get it patched if they pull it on the mot ! I know it needs a wheel bearing o/s font and that won't be peanuts ,and fingers crossed they don't find anything else ,with an 18 yr old car its always a lottery !!!! The big decision will be if the clutch goes, i...
by johntl
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: need advoce maf sensor
Replies: 31
Views: 1815

Re: need advoce maf sensor

jumping back to fitting blanking plate to egr valve: have put loads of wd40 on the studs but they won't budge !! If I snap the studs off it will mean either retapping or another manifold, not going to risk more pressure on the studs. so going to let my guy at the garage have a go, maybe get some hea...
by johntl
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Bodywork (non-styling)
Topic: going to have a go at welding the sills !
Replies: 21
Views: 684

Re: going to have a go at welding the sills !

Yes it makes me think about which way to go ? I would like to do it myself but ! !!!! I don't have a garage to work in :( 2 its winter :frown: :frown: 3 I'm 63 nearly :x 4 I've found a bloke that will do both sills for £200 ????? 5 It would still cost me about £100 for both sills on e-bay wether I d...
by johntl
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Bodywork (non-styling)
Topic: going to have a go at welding the sills !
Replies: 21
Views: 684

Re: going to have a go at welding the sills !

Thanks for your pro input , so its whether to afford a cheap fluxed core mig or hire one .
I see you can get a cheap one with good reviews for about £80 ??
by johntl
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Bodywork (non-styling)
Topic: going to have a go at welding the sills !
Replies: 21
Views: 684

going to have a go at welding the sills !

I've done some mig welding a long time ago, but was was wondering if tig was the best way to go ?? with the new MOT rules about major fails need to be fixed there and then, not giving you chance to get it sorted before MOT due date!! I know there is some very thin bits on the sills will be pulled !,...
by johntl
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Sluggish and surging?
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: Sluggish and surging?

got the car checked out with a full diagnostic took about 30 mins , only showed breathing probs, he suggested egr cleaner So I've put some in , which also cleans the lines/ injectors Can't remember last time it had any cleaner in next step blank off the egr valve ! going to order a blanking plate to...
by johntl
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Sluggish and surging?
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Sluggish and surging?

My 110 hdi is acting strange, very sluggish upto 1500, and it has a surge in power when doing 70etc any ideas guys??
by johntl
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: need advoce maf sensor
Replies: 31
Views: 1815

Re: need advoce maf sensor

I fitted a QHazel maf last year and power was improved especially the top end, but at the moment it's very flat below 1500 rpm, I blocked the pipe from solenoid to egr as suggested here and no change do you think egr stuck open???
by johntl
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: sluggish starting
Replies: 7
Views: 599

Re: sluggish starting

UPDATE: WAS NOT ENGINE SEIZURE OR DROPPED VALVE, JUST SHOWS HOW PEOPLE CAN GO DOWN THE WRONG TRACK OF CLUES !! GOT THE CAR TO THE GARAGE, HE TURNED THE ENGINE OVER SEEMED FINE , WHEN HE TOOK STARTER OFF AND BENCH TESTED IT THE MOTOR WAS COMPLETELY NAKT , DEAD SHORT TO EARTH YOU GUYS WERE SPOT ON , F...
by johntl
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: sluggish starting
Replies: 7
Views: 599

Re: sluggish starting

IS THIS THE END !!!! WENT TO THE CAR THIS MORNING WOULD NOT START, ONLY TURNED OVER SLIGHTLY, CALLED THE BREAKDOWN GUYS OUT , THEY SAID BATTERY FULLY CHARGED, PUT HIS BATTERY PACK ON ,STILL NO JOY ! HE TRIED 24V STILL NO JOY, HE THINKS SOMETHING HAS SLOWLY SIEZED IN THE ENGINE , DROPPED A VALVE ????...