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#571 ONLINE   SiC

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 12:08 PM

What’s the deal with the fuel gauge Iain? I personally couldn’t drive a car with a dodgy gauge, I’d be too paranoid about running out, even after just brimming the tank.


It's either very, very empty or it's very, very full. Maybe its so full that he doesn't have to worry about filling it up for months?
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My history: 2003 Clio II 1.2 16v (First car), 2003 Honda Civic 3dr 1.7 CTDi (Isuzu lump), 1992 Mazda MX5 1.6, 2005 Mazda RX8 192bhp, 2005 Saab 9-3 1.9TiD 150bhp, 2007 Honda Civic 2.2 CTDi, 2004 Renault Scenic 1.6 Auto (Now Kiltox FiL), 2004 Saab 9-5 2.3t (Now Hooli), 2004 Smart Roadster 80bhp
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#572 OFFLINE   Split_Pin

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 01:35 PM

It has never worked and didnt for the previous 2 owners either.

I just fill up at 350 miles :)
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#573 OFFLINE   sierraman

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 01:38 PM

It’s no biggie if you know how long £20 or lasts.
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#574 OFFLINE   shumarialto

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 01:46 PM

Love the way the fuel arrow points to the revs, like a limiter  :mrgreen:

Decent miles on the old thing, tidy for its miles as well.


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 01:47 PM

Aye shes a venerable auld girl.
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#576 OFFLINE   Split_Pin

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 08:33 PM

Cheers for the help guys.

Took me a while to find my reader as it was not much use on the Astra and the Corsa is OBD1 so it was semi-discarded.

Right enough on the code:

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That's better

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#577 ONLINE   SiC

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 08:42 PM

Yeah that's a cat code.
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Current Fleet:
1974 MGB GT - A stereotypical classic car.
2007 Honda Civic EX CTDi - The reliable runner that is like the family pet.
2010 Aldi A4 - Owned to placate the wife on my crap buying


My history: 2003 Clio II 1.2 16v (First car), 2003 Honda Civic 3dr 1.7 CTDi (Isuzu lump), 1992 Mazda MX5 1.6, 2005 Mazda RX8 192bhp, 2005 Saab 9-3 1.9TiD 150bhp, 2007 Honda Civic 2.2 CTDi, 2004 Renault Scenic 1.6 Auto (Now Kiltox FiL), 2004 Saab 9-5 2.3t (Now Hooli), 2004 Smart Roadster 80bhp
Wife history (that she used/owned but I had frequent use of): 2002 Renault Clio II 1.2 16v (Billabong!), 2006 Mazda MX5 1.8, 2004 VW Golf 1.6 FSI, 2005 Renault Scenic II 2.0 (went bad from the drive back when buying it!), 2002 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 16v (now phil_lihp ex-colleague), 2005 Renault Laguna II v6 (Now angle)

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#578 OFFLINE   sierraman

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 09:14 PM

Wipe it and ignore it. If it comes back a tenners worth of Cataclean in.
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#579 OFFLINE   Split_Pin

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 09:14 PM

I intend to :)

#580 OFFLINE   320touring

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 09:25 PM

Happy days!
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#581 OFFLINE   Split_Pin

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 08:39 PM

Right so. The engine is now finally ready to come out of the Corsa. I just need to get a new piston for my engine hoist.


As you can see everything is disconnected and moved atop the gearbox as it will remain in the car. There is about a foot of room to the offside so plenty space to mive the engine left and lift it clear of the gearbox. Saves a ton of work.

So my question is, whats the most effective way of separating the two? Do I need a prybar ir something.

Heres my 'work' so far. It looks a jumble but its all labelled. 20171205_202138.jpg

#582 OFFLINE   cobblers

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 08:42 PM

They should come apart once you take the bolts out. If not then there might be a few dowels that are stiff, once you get it moving a few mm with a pry bar then it should wriggle off. Try and keep them mostly parallel though so you don't damage the clutch/input shaft or owt.



#583 OFFLINE   Split_Pin

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 09:04 PM

Cheers chap :)

On the subject of gearbox locating dowels, can you buy new ones? Those which are on the replacement engine are a bit rusty.

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 09:27 PM

Cheers chap :)

On the subject of gearbox locating dowels, can you buy new ones? Those which are on the replacement engine are a bit rusty.

Clean it up with emery tape or cloth.



#585 OFFLINE   Split_Pin

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 09:31 PM

Shall do!

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 08:02 PM

A not very interesting update however its something I've been trying to sort on the Megane for some time.

There is a large oval grommet at the back if each sill. As this is where rust starts, but the area on my car is in good order, I thought it best to replace both crumbling grommets however they are impossible to find through normal channels.

I ended up having to go to Renner directly however the parts chap was really helpful. He emailed me an exploded grommet diagram of the Megane:

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Its number 15 btw, a 2 piece effort.

Part number R77 93 974 272

Just sharing because it's hard to find and a fair few models use the same part. They keep the shite out the sill and all that.

Old one on the left:

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New one in:


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Anyhow that's that, just keeping things in good order for now.
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#587 OFFLINE   320touring

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 08:13 PM

Good stuff. It's still a nice car that Megane:)
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Posted 19 December 2017 - 08:15 PM

Aye it's doing its turn :)
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Posted 19 December 2017 - 08:22 PM

Easy job!
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