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#31 ONLINE   dollywobbler

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 09:59 AM

Cor the ICV's aren't cheap either are they!

 

Doubt much on these is cheap. If I can find it and it can be removed easily, I'd probably treat it to a bath of my favourite new cleaning fluid (cheap cola) and see if that improved matters. After driving four miles and restarting, the ideal started high, then steadily dropped over the course of about 15 seconds, so whatever should be working clearly is, but it seems a bit gummed up.


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 10:04 AM

Can you tell by the engine number or something?

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 10:26 AM

Probably, but there are literally thousands of posts of people asking whether they're interference or not. I'd probably be better off spending the effort getting the belt changed. After all, even if it doesn't destroy the engine, and failed belt still leaves me stranded. Can't have that in a car I'm relying on for business use. (albeit not too much business use with that thirst!)


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 10:37 AM

Love these and have wanted one for ages. I'd love a late MK4/ Not such a fan of the 430 but the later 460 is  a good looker but hideously complicated. The 400s are the best pick. I wanted one instead of the KIA but insurance put me off rather (no no claims available) so the KIA was bought 'cos cheap to insure (£116 fully comp.... per year!) but I still want a Lexus.

 

Was looking at one and they are better specked than the Bentley, which is annoying as there was rather a large disparity in price, both new and now.



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Posted 09 October 2017 - 10:46 AM

I'm a little disappointed with the spec to be honest. I can't find any trace of an on-board computer, which I would definitely have expected on this class and age of vehicle. Now I can only terrify myself with the economy by working it out on bits of paper. That's not very executive. Could be I just haven't found the right buttons yet. There are many.


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 10:49 AM

The next-generation along has the on-board computer.

17-Coffees of this parish has one of them, and it also has a 5 speed auto 'box instead of the 4 speed. It has variable valve timing too, so has 10hp or so more.

The instant MPG readout is amusing. We were once cruising along the M6 toll at legal* speeds and found out that it does 29mpg with the wipers on at that speed, or 30mpg with the wipers switched off (as they retract down behind the trailing edge of the bonnet).

 

 

The idling issue is an odd one, and does only manifest itself when the engine is properly cold. It idles fine once warm, even if you shut it off then restart it again. It only really does 2,000rpm when it's properly stone-cold, i.e. when started for the first time that day.



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Posted 09 October 2017 - 10:51 AM

I'm a little disappointed with the spec to be honest. I can't find any trace of an on-board computer, which I would definitely have expected on this class and age of vehicle. Now I can only terrify myself with the economy by working it out on bits of paper. That's not very executive. Could be I just haven't found the right buttons yet. There are many.


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 11:19 AM

Balls. Probably should have enquired about insurance before agreeing to this. £282 to swap from Bluebird to Executive Mason mid-term. Not just fuel that's expensive then!


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 11:21 AM

Balls. Probably should have enquired about insurance before agreeing to this. £282 to swap from Bluebird to Executive Mason mid-term. Not just fuel that's expensive then!

Wonder how long Mason will stick around for ?


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 11:23 AM

Supernaut, on 09 Oct 2017 - 11:49 AM, said:

The idling issue is an odd one, and does only manifest itself when the engine is properly cold. It idles fine once warm, even if you shut it off then restart it again. It only really does 2,000rpm when it's properly stone-cold, i.e. when started for the first time that day.

 

Based on this, I have a suspicion that it might be an auto choke issue rather than an ICV one...


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 12:06 PM

It had new oil, air filter and sparks before I bought it (June 2015).

Not sure who did what but I had it for six months and did only about 2 or 3k.

I'd say it's an interference on the basis that it has the slightly more modern gear shift; the 'facelifts' got this along with 20 more horsepower.

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 12:16 PM

Based on this, I have a suspicion that it might be an auto choke issue rather than an ICV one...

 

Injections don't have auto choke. They just boost the revs with the ICV and increase the injection timing.


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 01:53 PM

To cheer myself up after insurance wallet melting experiences, I gave Mason a wash. The ol' girl (I don't do bloke cars) has come up a treat!

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If you ignore the many, many scrapes and the gravel rash on the front bumper that is. Still, who wants perfection?


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 02:00 PM

Hooli, on 09 Oct 2017 - 1:16 PM, said:

Injections don't have auto choke. They just boost the revs with the ICV and increase the injection timing.

 

As you were, then... :-)


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 03:18 PM

So everytime you go down the shops it's £10 :)

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 03:19 PM

EFI normally have temp sensors and ecu's. some have cold start injectors.

 

Of course anything you have will be hopelessly complicated and require a degree in computer engineering to resolve.

 

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 03:21 PM

I don't remember ever seeing Mason that clean the entire time it was up in the NE of Scotland!



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Posted 09 October 2017 - 03:23 PM

I still need to blast mud out of the rear arches. You dirty lot.

 

Any explanation for the chinagraph pencil on the glass? And how do you get that stuff off?

 

Don't worry. I've not become a two-bucket wrong'un yet. I just want it to look nice, at least once, during my ownership.


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 04:03 PM


Don't worry. I've not become a two-bucket wrong'un yet. I just want it to look nice, at least once, during my ownership.

 

Just planning ahead.

It'll be the roffle pics in a couple of months times when the fuel bills are no longer funny

 

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 04:06 PM

Not sure this gives a sense of scale...

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Nippa is smoll, Lexarse is far away?


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 04:07 PM

fatharris needs to subscribe to this thread so if it does go to roffle he can buy 59 tickets.


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 04:14 PM

Any explanation for the chinagraph pencil on the glass?

 

Crail.

 

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 04:25 PM

I gave Mason a wash. The ol' girl (I don't do bloke cars) has come up a treat!


So you could say it's now a Mason-ette. Get it? Because it's the size of a small house.



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Posted 09 October 2017 - 04:33 PM

So everytime you go down the shops it's £10 :)


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 05:21 PM

Mason felt like an appropriate name for a pinko leftie socialist to give a 45k luxury car that they bought at the very bottom of its value curve.

In fact one of my first photographs of it at work is when I'd parked it up in the local Masonic Hall car park!

The photo is apparently not on my phone. :(

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 08:01 AM

Good work Mr Wobbler. 

 

Look after her, there's a lot of people on here fond of the old girl!

 

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 08:19 AM

i like these in beige/silver... whats happened to the blueturd>?


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Posted 10 October 2017 - 10:22 AM

Bluebird has gone to JohnK. He's already changed the clutch!
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Posted 10 October 2017 - 11:01 AM

Razorblade for Chinagraph pencil and MPG calculator on android for fear factor check.

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 11:02 AM

Thanks. I'm making firm plans for the timing belt change. I fear this will do nothing for my economy hopes. At the moment, I'm scared to rev it!
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