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by johntl
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Sluggish and surging?
Replies: 3
Views: 75

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: 75

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: 23
Views: 1022

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: 458

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: 458

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 ????...
by johntl
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: sluggish starting
Replies: 7
Views: 458

sluggish starting

My car is a 110 hdi 2001 done 170k just recently the car has started to be sluggish when starting, never had a problem before, had the car 8 yrs Its had a recon starter 50k ago new battery less than a year ago AC delco alternator 40 k ago the battery is 12.7 v when stood 14.2 v under load so alterna...
by johntl
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: rear suspension
Replies: 5
Views: 644

Re: rear suspension

Got he tie rods checked the n/s one was nakt had it replaced and 4 wheel tracked
watched the guy set the toe in on the rear wheels, lets hope the rear tyre wear evens out now
It has totally stopped the nocking noise from the rear, magic :)
by johntl
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: advice on caliper overhaul kits needed
Replies: 11
Views: 1600

Re: advice on caliper overhaul kits needed

total cost £380 lets hope it was worth it? both strut top mount bearing nakt, most likely caused spring failure So work done : new strut top mounts / bearings (both) 2 new springs drop link n/s driveshaft boot flexi hose n/s supplied parts: 2 new rear calipers + pad pins 2 rear drop links new piston...
by johntl
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: advice on caliper overhaul kits needed
Replies: 11
Views: 1600

Re: advice on caliper overhaul kits needed

Not good: when n/s spring snapped it did some damage it needs: drop link, drive shaft boot, flexi brake pipe, top bearing/mount (most of ball bearing fell out) , getting the other spring done as well ! so with the cost of getting the the brake bits fitted as well, I'm looking at decent sized bill ! ...
by johntl
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: advice on caliper overhaul kits needed
Replies: 11
Views: 1600

Re: advice on caliper overhaul kits needed

update: Had the car booked in to get the brakes sorted tomorow, just got the car started in car park when finished work tonight and CRACK, the car is going nowhere ! front spring snapped, had to get it recovered to the garage. to get that sorted as well !!! ££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££...
by johntl
Sat May 26, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: rear suspension
Replies: 5
Views: 644

Re: rear suspension

Cheers, will check it out !, I did notice the other day the rear tyres are wearing more on the outer edge !
by johntl
Fri May 25, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: rear suspension
Replies: 5
Views: 644

rear suspension

when I go over a bump/hole in the road there is a heavy thump from the rear suspension ,which has got noticeably louder lately
The car has 167k on it , and never had anything done to the suspension am I right in thinking the rear shocks are shot or could it be something else ?
any ideas ???
by johntl
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: advice on caliper overhaul kits needed
Replies: 11
Views: 1600

Re: advice on caliper overhaul kits needed

thanks for the info guys, think I'm going to fit the new rears for £83. free postage (no returning old ones as they are new) and as you say you can free the old ones and poss sell them on ! :wink:
trying to find front ones ?? for a good price ??
by johntl
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: advice on caliper overhaul kits needed
Replies: 11
Views: 1600

advice on caliper overhaul kits needed

I have a 2001 hdi 110 saloon , its done 165k Its time I got the calipers all round overhauled , as I 'm getting sick of the squeeling, rubbing sounds around the car. Does anybody know of a good place to get overhaul kits from including the pistons, sliders etc, also looking on the interweb there see...
by johntl
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: radiator top hose part number ????
Replies: 9
Views: 1145

Re: radiator top hose part number ????

mehanic said it was good quality Result :)