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#14431 OFFLINE   philibusmo

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 11:32 PM

VW door locks, yeh i know, possibly the flimsiest and most troublesome door locks known to man.

A 2001 Polo 6N2, has had intermittent working central locking and the gubbins inside the drivers lock barrel were busted. I've rebuilt the drivers lock barrel and all seems to be working smoothly and changed the drivers door lock for a second hand unit. Put it back together and it was all working fine yesterday.
Today it isn't. I can't get the central locking working at all now and when the key is moved in the barrel it just seems to open the front electric windows and not much else. Using a flat blade i can manually lock and unlock the doors from the slot that the barrel usually sits in but i cant get it to work from key/barrel itself.

#14432 OFFLINE   spike60

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 08:42 AM

VW door locks, yeh i know, possibly the flimsiest and most troublesome door locks known to man.

A 2001 Polo 6N2, has had intermittent working central locking and the gubbins inside the drivers lock barrel were busted. I've rebuilt the drivers lock barrel and all seems to be working smoothly and changed the drivers door lock for a second hand unit. Put it back together and it was all working fine yesterday.
Today it isn't. I can't get the central locking working at all now and when the key is moved in the barrel it just seems to open the front electric windows and not much else. Using a flat blade i can manually lock and unlock the doors from the slot that the barrel usually sits in but i cant get it to work from key/barrel itself.

Polo door locks are indeed made from chocolate, cheese and buscuits. Aftermarket ones are about £8 on Ebay but probably overpriced at that.

The wiring loom from the A post into the door tends to fray and snap as well, worth pulling the boot back and having a good look and wiggle...



#14433 OFFLINE   The Moog

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 10:21 AM

K11 Micras - are the 1.3s 16v?

I have got a hankering for one as starlet replacement

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#14434 OFFLINE   320touring

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 10:32 AM

K11 Micras - are the 1.3s 16v?

I have got a hankering for one as starlet replacement


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#14435 OFFLINE   The Moog

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 10:36 AM

Fffs!

What??

I have got space outside... And someone has bought one on here....
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#14436 OFFLINE   bub2006

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 10:50 AM

Yes, all k11 micras were 16v. I had a 1.0 and it was bloody nippy but wobbly in the bends. I would recommend one. Timing chain too if I recall.
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#14437 OFFLINE   AMC Rebel

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 12:07 PM

You'd expect low vacuum on idle, the engine isn't breathing much.

I'm not sure how you expect to see an air leak tbh, doesn't matter where the air is getting in the vacuum will be the same as that's what the engine is sucking in. Without readings from it when healthy you won't know if it's out anyway.

Good points, well made - I guess I expected the red sector of the gauge would indicate the vac was low for any engine at idle - but you're right of course, I have no clue what it was like before.


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#14438 OFFLINE   Sigmund Fraud

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 01:12 PM

VW door locks, yeh i know, possibly the flimsiest and most troublesome door locks known to man.

A 2001 Polo 6N2, has had intermittent working central locking and the gubbins inside the drivers lock barrel were busted. I've rebuilt the drivers lock barrel and all seems to be working smoothly and changed the drivers door lock for a second hand unit. Put it back together and it was all working fine yesterday.
Today it isn't. I can't get the central locking working at all now and when the key is moved in the barrel it just seems to open the front electric windows and not much else. Using a flat blade i can manually lock and unlock the doors from the slot that the barrel usually sits in but i cant get it to work from key/barrel itself.

 

To me, it sounds like a problem with the central locking vacuum pump. The pump is in the boot, behind the trim panel on the offside.



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Posted 17 April 2017 - 01:46 PM

These look quite rich yeah?

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Van smells like it's running rich and can be very hard to start if you restart it when lukewarm. Winding it over with ECU disconnected (so no fuel) for 10 seconds or leaving it 10 minutes stood will get it to start again.

 

I've never had to read plugs before, most stuff I owned has had closed loop O2 control.



#14440 ONLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 05:10 PM

Anyone ever managed to rent a vehicle from Enterprise without having their photocard licence to hand? I can produce one of those check code things and passport / proof of address....
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#14441 OFFLINE   Eddie Honda

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 05:24 PM

Yeah, years ago (1998?) before all this online nonsense and my paper licence was otherwise engaged. I think they'd just changed their name from National to Enterprise.

 

They telephoned the DVLA - I authorised them to speak to the rental clerk, handed over the phone back to the clerk and job jobbed. 


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#14442 OFFLINE   Eddie Honda

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 05:44 PM

Another time I rented in the 90s was from Avis in Mayfair, that there London. No credit card (with enough slack) for the deposit, guarantee card only went to £100 - I had to TransAx a cheque for 250 quid - plus come up with two referees to phone. Hard work on the Sunday in question as the first two were engaged and I was running out of numbers to call.

 

Sorry to sound like an auld cunt going on about how we used to do things before internet.


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#14443 OFFLINE   3VOM

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 08:02 PM

To me, it sounds like a problem with the central locking vacuum pump. The pump is in the boot, behind the trim panel on the offside.

In a pool of water.

Which has soaked the circuit board and corroded all the connections.

(It's all coming back to me.....)


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What's the retail on one of those plumbed in fire extinguisher systems?


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Posted 17 April 2017 - 08:54 PM

These look quite rich yeah?

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Van smells like it's running rich and can be very hard to start if you restart it when lukewarm. Winding it over with ECU disconnected (so no fuel) for 10 seconds or leaving it 10 minutes stood will get it to start again.

 

I've never had to read plugs before, most stuff I owned has had closed loop O2 control.

 

It doesn't look rich to me. Light brown like that is what you want to see..

 

But it does look old and knackered!

 

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Your clearly thick....end of.


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Posted 17 April 2017 - 08:59 PM

Cheers Ben. New ones are fitted, it does start easier. I have wound the idle CO screw out to lean the idle off as it was definitely stinking. It shouldn't affect off idle running much



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Posted 18 April 2017 - 06:52 PM

A good friend of mine had her Polo written off and is looking to buy something similar (Brighton area) why does this ring alarm bells fro me even though it looks loverly?

 

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 07:07 PM

A mate has a 1998(S) reg Freelander diesel L series?

He wants to know if it could be run on Veg.Is it possible?


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 03:07 PM

Clio Mk2 1.2 16v. Won't start. I haven't checked the obvious yet like plugs and fuel but it is consistently doing something funny namely turns over for 2-3 seconds then stops. Short of hotwiring the starter it will do this but not actually attempt to fire up at any stage. I didn't think this was how the immobiliser behaved but I'm willing to learn. The bizarre positive battery terminal isn't helping either, is it needed? Read somewhere that part of it is a large fuse to protect something but that seems to be eccentrically unnecessary and Renault. Anyone have any further info please?

 

Edit: I am wondering if it is that 2nd "timer?" "comfort?" ECU that is playing up.


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 02:23 PM

Halfords tools....

 

I have a rail of 1/2 inch drive male Torx bits. I think I bought the rail on its own, not as part of a set. Anyway, the T30 didnt respond well to use with an impact gun for some reason, and I dont know if these are "professional" tools or not - ie lifetime guarantee.

It just says "Halfords Chrome Vanadium" on it.

 

Any ideas?

 

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 02:46 PM

Halfords tools....

 

I have a rail of 1/2 inch drive male Torx bits. I think I bought the rail on its own, not as part of a set. Anyway, the T30 didnt respond well to use with an impact gun for some reason, and I dont know if these are "professional" tools or not - ie lifetime guarantee.

It just says "Halfords Chrome Vanadium" on it.

 

Any ideas?

 

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Unhelpfully Anne Anorak responds:  most impact bits/sockets are black and those not rated for impact drivers are chrome.


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#14451 ONLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 02:50 PM

Those look like my advanced torx bits so yes, guaranteed.
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#14452 OFFLINE   Eddie Honda

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 03:00 PM

They don't look like Advanced ones. They look like regular (mibbie Pro) Halfords ones from nineteen canteen.



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 04:30 PM

They don't sell anything other than advanced 1/2" torx sockets any more I don't think so it'll still be worth a go I reckon
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:39 PM

Clio Mk2 1.2 16v. Won't start. I haven't checked the obvious yet like plugs and fuel but it is consistently doing something funny namely turns over for 2-3 seconds then stops. Short of hotwiring the starter it will do this but not actually attempt to fire up at any stage. I didn't think this was how the immobiliser behaved but I'm willing to learn. The bizarre positive battery terminal isn't helping either, is it needed? Read somewhere that part of it is a large fuse to protect something but that seems to be eccentrically unnecessary and Renault. Anyone have any further info please?

 

Edit: I am wondering if it is that 2nd "timer?" "comfort?" ECU that is playing up.

 

 

My goona used to do that when the ECU was just wet enough. Less wet just made things very random, more wet meant it played dead for days.

 

Except for the days it'd run for 2-3secs because it'd rained in Spain or something....

 

 

 

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:12 PM

Waiting for an item from Ebay which is late tracking says this......can anyone explain what is happening as that lot is gobbaldygook to me.....

 

 

Yodel

 

Status:

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This Parcel is in the Service Centr

Apr-20-17, 13:26 PM, YEOVIL SERVICE CENTRE (YODEL)

Arrived At Depot

Apr-20-17, 01:55 AM, YEOVIL SERVICE CENTRE (YODEL)

Departed Depot

Apr-19-17, 17:51 PM, HATFIELD TERMINAL

Arrived At Depot

Apr-19-17, 17:49 PM, HATFIELD TERMINAL

Parcel Picked Up

Apr-17-17, 18:00 PM, DSG CUSTOMER LOCATION

Parcel data received awaiting coll.

Apr-17-17, 00:00 AM, SOUTHAMPTON SERVICE CENTRE (YODEL)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:16 PM

Looks like the parcel is in the back of a transit.

They do it the wrong way up, the same as FB just to make it harder to read.



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 10:00 PM

Ah now it makes sense pick up a parcel at Southampton 45 miles from my house take it to hatfield and then to Yeovil 25 miles from my house and then deliver it from there.... I guess that is progress.....


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#14458 OFFLINE   Eddie Honda

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 10:02 PM

Because like everything YODEL, it's fucked.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 10:07 PM

A mate has a 1998(S) reg Freelander diesel L series?
He wants to know if it could be run on Veg.Is it possible?

Yes but I'd ease into it and check/change the oil regularly. Bosch pump but direct injection so veg can pollute the sump

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 08:24 AM

Not long back someone posted a high quality version of the Autoshite logo,anyone know where it was.

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