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#14281 ONLINE   alf892

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Posted Yesterday, 08:19 AM

Is the dual mass noisey?



#14282 ONLINE   loserone

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Posted Yesterday, 09:28 AM

LS400 has not be used in a week or so, and there wasn't enough juice to open the door this morning. Have plugged the charger in but it's showing 3.2V.  Is the battery totally FUBAR, or is there a chance of me getting it up to charge again?


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#14283 ONLINE   scaryoldcortina

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Posted Yesterday, 09:35 AM

That sounds like it's fubar.

 

Change battery, use lexus more frequently?


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#14284 ONLINE   loserone

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Posted Yesterday, 09:41 AM

Seems like a good suggestion to me.  Any particularly good sources for batteries around here, or am I best just looking for a voucher for ECP/GSF/Andy Page etc.?

 

Edit: Quick call shows genuine part from Toyota dealer in half-the-price of ECP or Page's shocker..


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#14285 ONLINE   sierraman

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Posted Yesterday, 12:30 PM

Flashing mil on a diesel is an emission related fault . Usually an egr fault or map/ maf sensor issue . Boost leak maybe ? They love to split a boost hose those


Not on these necessarily. Can be anything from faults with the EGR to Injector failure. Probably best to scan it to get a rough idea of where to look first.

#14286 OFFLINE   wuvvum

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Posted Yesterday, 12:50 PM

the injectors have only a predesigned number of times they fire before they go haywire.

Seriously?  Built-in obsolescence in the injectors, like in a cheap inkjet printer?  All modernz really are shit. :mad:



#14287 OFFLINE   wuvvum

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Posted Yesterday, 12:51 PM

Is the dual mass noisey?

A bit, but not overly so.  Probably quieter than on the last one I had.



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Posted Yesterday, 01:20 PM

Seriously? Built-in obsolescence in the injectors, like in a cheap inkjet printer? All modernz really are shit. :mad:


Yeah but there's some that have failed at 70,000 and others that have on to 200,000. Some things seem to hasten their demise more than others. It's after these set number of 'injections' that the injectors want recalibrating, so it's not to say that that doesn't sort it, but usually the injectors are fucked by this point so recalibrating them gives them a bit longer. Possibly.

#14289 OFFLINE   garbaldy

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Posted Yesterday, 09:36 PM

Another insurance question,

I still don't own a towcar and have a long-distance collection in the offing, i have six insurances​ at the moment and all have drive other vehicles with permission,

The question, I've been offered a lend of a tranny van with towbar,
Can i drive this on drive other people's cover as four policy's are for cars and two are for bikes, i don't have a commercial vehicle on cover now since selling the hippo.

#14290 ONLINE   twosmoke300

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Posted Today, 05:53 AM

Not on these necessarily. Can be anything from faults with the EGR to Injector failure. Probably best to scan it to get a rough idea of where to look first.


Errrm - egr and injector are both emission related faults?
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#14291 ONLINE   sierraman

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Posted Today, 06:07 AM

When you put it like that yes I suppose they are. What I'm saying is it could mean several things.

#14292 ONLINE   sierraman

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Posted Today, 06:09 AM

Seriously? Built-in obsolescence in the injectors, like in a cheap inkjet printer? All modernz really are shit. :mad:


It's lasted much longer than the 7 years they are designed to last though hasn't it. Nothing runs forever.

#14293 OFFLINE   Rusty Sills

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Posted Today, 06:32 AM

Another insurance question,

I still don't own a towcar and have a long-distance collection in the offing, i have six insurances​ at the moment and all have drive other vehicles with permission,

The question, I've been offered a lend of a tranny van with towbar,
Can i drive this on drive other people's cover as four policy's are for cars and two are for bikes, i don't have a commercial vehicle on cover now since selling the hippo.


Read your insurance documents. Vans may be excluded.

#14294 OFFLINE   garbaldy

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Posted Today, 06:59 AM

Read your insurance documents. Vans may be excluded.


Have read one if them and it just states that when driving other vehicles not belonging to me the vehicle has to be insured,
I take that could meen absolutely anything.

#14295 OFFLINE   Rusty Sills

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Posted Today, 10:59 AM

It means the van needs to be insured under a different policy i.e.; the owner's. Which is an odd way to word it as, if you put the van on it's roof, you wouldn't claim as it's not your van in the first place.

It's the damage you may do to other people that your policy would cover.

#14296 OFFLINE   Anthony

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Posted Today, 02:48 PM

If it only says "vehicle" and doesn't specifically exclude vans anywhere else, then I would say that you should be covered, providing that the van is otherwise insured in its own right as mentioned above. That's what previous insurers have stated for me, and at least one of those I did phone and confirm that I could drive a van.

My current Admiral policy for example specifically states "cars" on the driving other vehicles section, so can't drive a van using the DOC cover on that one.

If you're in doubt, safest thing is to phone the insurer and clarify - a pain I admit, especially if you end up speaking to the village idiot, but far less than the pain you'll suffer if you get stopped and discover that you're not covered.

#14297 OFFLINE   Rusty Sills

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Posted Today, 03:03 PM

There may be a "definition of terms", or a "specific exclusions" (aka small print) that may rule out commercial use/commercial vehicles.

When I worked in Home Insurance, people would phone-up with the questions and the underwriters would just quote from the policy docs.

#14298 OFFLINE   garbaldy

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Posted Today, 04:29 PM

Okay the one i read and stated above got the earole bashed and the result are in,

Nope i can not drive a van with the drive other cover from my car as it's not a commercial policy damblastcocksticks
As that's the only one i have paperwork from i will have to wind up the laptop and read the others online.
Nae point even looking at the bike policy's that's for sure.

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Posted Today, 05:16 PM

A question for MOT experts: Are advisories given on all cars with sill covers or just those that the inspector suspects may be dodgy?

Saab floppytop passed its MOT today with that as an advisory (and the handbrake but its a bader-matic so doesn't get used).

It looks mintola underneath to me.


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But I just love the fact that they exist."

#14300 OFFLINE   DodgeRover

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Posted Today, 05:24 PM

Advisories are up to the MOT man

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Posted Today, 05:27 PM

Advisories are up to the MOT man

Or lady in this case :)


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But I just love the fact that they exist."

#14302 ONLINE   Hooli

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Posted Today, 07:06 PM

Advisories are up to the MOT man

 

 

Isn't it generally a CYA thing?

 

If you can't inspect the sills then advise of that so if it snaps in half 2 miles later your not on the hook for not noticing.



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Posted Today, 08:15 PM

This ^^^ or if you remove the cill covers and go riding round with goping big holes Mrs MOT lady can point out they weren't visible when you get a prohibition notice
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#14304 ONLINE   scaryoldcortina

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Posted Today, 09:11 PM

There was a special notice recently asking testers to stop adding advisories for sill covers and undertrays for cars that left the factory like that.
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#14305 ONLINE   DSdriver

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Posted Today, 09:17 PM

How difficult are they to remove on the Saab if I wanted to check for myself?


JohnF said:
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But I just love the fact that they exist."




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