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by steve_earwig
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2323
Views: 160635

Re: and today i have mostly been...

80mm isn't that big really Try telling my legs that! (Oddly, my back's fine). That was kind of my thought, a gnat's cock over 3", not that big :shock: And they're only what, 19' 8" long, what could possibly go wrong? :lol: There wasn't any 65mm on the list, only the 60 thin walled stuff, which woul...
by steve_earwig
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2323
Views: 160635

Re: and today i have mostly been...

...completely rethinking the stairs in the shed :shock: Yesterday I went to the hardware shop to order up the metal for the stairs. I'd had a squint at what they had before the new year and I was concerned what they had wouldn't be hefty enough. It all comes in 6 meter lengths, minimum of 3 meters. ...
by steve_earwig
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Vibration turning left at low speeds
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Vibration turning left at low speeds

I wouldn't have thought it'd be a balance problem, you need to be going a fair speed for that to show up. Tyre out of round maybe? Same for wheel bearing, they load up when you turn towards them (or is it away? Not really my area of exp.. er.. lesser ignorance) so the sound increases but you need to...
by steve_earwig
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: More Gremlins
Replies: 25
Views: 327

Re: More Gremlins

Our usual response to any bizarre behaviour is to check the connectors under the driver's side carpet for water damage viewtopic.php?f=10&t=12118

I think this only (mainly?) effects full-mux cars, not semi- but a 2001 could be either.
by steve_earwig
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fuel choice for your next car?
Replies: 18
Views: 364

Re: Fuel choice for your next car?

Sure there is, they don't make cars big enough. Diesel generator, electric motors, increased road tax to pay for all the new bridges.... :cheesy: You know Porsche produced a prototype petrol-electric hybrid tank as his bid for the production of a heavy tank capable of wielding the mighty re-purposed...
by steve_earwig
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fuel choice for your next car?
Replies: 18
Views: 364

Re: Fuel choice for your next car?

That'll be inertia, like a dinosaur it'll take a while before people realise it's dead. Plug in Hybrid - Don't know what that means. I'm the same, I have no idea because it interests me about as much as becoming a halibut. Ah, here we go (why is this so dull?) it's like a Prius but you can also char...
by steve_earwig
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Suzuki Swift 1.5 idling issues
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: Suzuki Swift 1.5 idling issues

Similarly I was thinking about cleaning the yoyo's, until I saw a warning on a ewetoob vid that said you could scrap it if you do it wrong or use the wrong cleaner, so I decided to leave well enough alone. If it aint actually broke... Couldn't find the idle control valve though. :cry: Won't the thro...
by steve_earwig
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Suzuki Swift 1.5 idling issues
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: Suzuki Swift 1.5 idling issues

If I disconnect the battery in the yoyo it does something similar, although it doesn't cut out it idles at around 600. It takes a while to re-adapt, or a thrash down the motorway.

I think it actually means the throttle body needs cleaning. Oh dear.
by steve_earwig
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1.6HDi coming our way - Please Help!
Replies: 209
Views: 30074

Re: 1.6HDi coming our way - Please Help!

I've found that to be a mistake here, if I tell them I'm in no rush then nothing ever gets done. I told the guy fixing the Yamaha that and he's had it for almost 6 months :roll: Now I find he's got divorced in the mean time and doesn't actually seem to have done anything to it since he took it apart...
by steve_earwig
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2323
Views: 160635

Re: and today i have mostly been...

I'm obviously going to have to some more investigation, at the moment it feels like I'm going to have to strip everything off of the car that it didn't leave Nagakusa wearing, turning it into a base model =or= pay yet another "we just made this up" fine, like the parking space that suddenly wasn't. ...
by steve_earwig
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2323
Views: 160635

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Seriously? They already did this in the UK? Were there riots?
by steve_earwig
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2323
Views: 160635

Re: and today i have mostly been...

...registering yoyoII. It passed the safety test, despite the handbrake having 406 levels of ineffectualness. It's my own fault, I changed all the brakes last year, including the cables (broken) and shoes (concrete) but they've never been any good, they at least need adjusting for the 3rd time but I...
by steve_earwig
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rear electric windows -- very slow
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: Rear electric windows -- very slow

Are both sides the same? Are they getting the full voltage (or something close anyway?) I would've thought Waxoyl could only help them work, unless the whole mechanism is choked with the stuff...
by steve_earwig
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1.6HDi coming our way - Please Help!
Replies: 209
Views: 30074

Re: 1.6HDi coming our way - Please Help!

French motors always used to have a lot of suspension travel, I remember how much the R16's used to lean on bends. They never went anywhere though. Then I thought French manufacturers have acceded to modern prejudice and were producing suspension set ups similar to the majority now (more's the pity)...
by steve_earwig
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1.6HDi coming our way - Please Help!
Replies: 209
Views: 30074

Re: 1.6HDi coming our way - Please Help!

Oh lordy :( What is it with modern springs though? I'm sure I can't remember ever hearing of coil springs breaking in olden times, now days they seem to be breaking left, right and middle. Maybe they are made of a little bit thinner steel to cut weight but not by much and I thought modern materials ...