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by markw
Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:26 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Muggins made a booboo
Replies: 23
Views: 3999

Re: Muggins made a booboo

Just to add to Peter's advice... 35mm socket for the front hub nut and you'll probably have to drop the car back on the ground so that the weight is on the wheel before you'll have any chance of getting that nut off. I use an axle stand positioned to support the tool, then all your effort (and you'l...
by markw
Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:17 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: noisy central locking
Replies: 5
Views: 1132

Re: noisy central locking

Does your car have 'Total Closure'? ie...you deadlock it and any windows that are open will automatically close.
Perhaps the teeth on the regulator in the driver's door are knackered and it's that noise you hear when locking as the motor tries to close the glass.
by markw
Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: 3.0L V6 knocking noise
Replies: 7
Views: 2056

Re: 3.0L V6 knocking noise

Is this the 194bhp or 210bhp version? The 210 is very prone to top end tapping (not loud knocking though) on start up. Mine's done it ever since I had it back in Mar 2007. A quick blip on the throttle chases it away though and it doesn't return till next start up. My last oil change was done using T...
by markw
Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: blower
Replies: 6
Views: 1383

Re: blower

paul61 wrote:if it's ignition barrel- does that mean new ECU ?
No. You can just replace the switch block on the back of it so you retain the use of your original keys.
by markw
Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Wanted - pp2000 lexia 3
Replies: 3
Views: 740

Re: Wanted - pp2000 lexia 3

They don't always take that long mate. Mine came 10 days after I'd ordered it, which I thought was pretty good considering it was sharing the boat with a load of bananas.... :cheesy:...came with full tracking on the parcel too.(once it got to Leipzig Airport!)
by markw
Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: ML5 Gearbox
Replies: 4
Views: 1224

Re: ML5 Gearbox

Might be an idea to state wherever you advertise it, that it's the 3 control linkage version and not the 2 link type.Image
by markw
Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:37 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: steering vibration over 80
Replies: 17
Views: 5923

Re: steering vibration over 80

Could well be the driveshafts. Someone on the Coupe forum was experiencing a vibration under acceleration and a little left lock. It didn't make itself known at all speeds though. I had a look and could see nothing wrong. Both his driveshafts were replaced only 6 months earlier and struts and drop l...
by markw
Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:38 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Location of intake to air recycle in cabin
Replies: 10
Views: 3732

Re: Location of intake to air recycle in cabin

Yup, it has a hinged flap on it that only lets air out, not in.
For years, I wondered what the 'click' was that could be heard from the boot area when a door was shut....it was the flap opening and closing. :roll:
by markw
Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:30 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Location of intake to air recycle in cabin
Replies: 10
Views: 3732

Re: Location of intake to air recycle in cabin

I have that too, but I thought it was more of a pressure equalisation thing....to prevent the other windows trying to pop themselves outwards when a door is slammed!
by markw
Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Speedo fault.
Replies: 16
Views: 3414

Re: Speedo fault.

Anyone else with Sedre wondering why it shows 6 different versions of the speed sensor for different engines If we're looking at the same diagram, that's not the gearbox sensor, but the crank sensor. It's showing the same sensor six times, (although one appears to have a shielded 3 wire connection....
by markw
Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Sat Nav / MFD Display
Replies: 31
Views: 5869

Re: Sat Nav / MFD Display

In my case, it was more of a preventative measure. I had a brand new screen fitted by the dealer I bought my car from in 2007 as the original had a crack right across it. So I'm more fortunate than others who have slightly older screens to deal with. I'm of the belief that cooler electronics are bet...
by markw
Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:16 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Sat Nav / MFD Display
Replies: 31
Views: 5869

Re: Sat Nav / MFD Display

....and the 28 above....... :supafrisk:
by markw
Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:12 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Sat Nav / MFD Display
Replies: 31
Views: 5869

Re: Sat Nav / MFD Display

Look at the first pic above Steve, there are holes everywhere!

I believe extraction to be a better method of moving the air in there. Don't ask me for an explanation....I don't have one. :cheesy:
The fan's not running backwards, it just depends which way round you mount it!
by markw
Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:35 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Sat Nav / MFD Display
Replies: 31
Views: 5869

Re: Sat Nav / MFD Display

Gingermagic nearly wrote: I wish I knew what the f*ck I am doing'....
I get this all the time Kelv.... :cheesy:
by markw
Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Sat Nav / MFD Display
Replies: 31
Views: 5869

Re: Sat Nav / MFD Display

WAY to modest, you are. I think your 'power from pcb 'method an excellent idea too.