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Fabia not for sale. Alternative fuels in a post distributor pump car


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#1 ONLINE   Lacquer Peel

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 04:14 PM

My van broke down in a big way and I needed wheels fast. Browsing eBay has a habit of shrinking distances in your head, this horrible £200 car is in the borders of Scotland, quite far from the middle of the Highlands. I was not expecting the very nice seller to accept my kind offer.

The engine shakes and shudders like a Kubota single cylinder diesel on improvised engine mounts driving a homemade log splitter, and the front wheels are horribly unbalanced, adding to the shaking sensation. Who knew Comfort trim included massaging* seats and steering wheel?
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Posted 15 April 2018 - 04:24 PM

{fingers crossed it's a Corsa C 1.0}


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Posted 15 April 2018 - 04:25 PM

It's another car you like billeh
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Posted 15 April 2018 - 04:51 PM

Too many infos in screenshot, think I've already stalked it.

LP in buying fuel from petrol station shocker?

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 05:12 PM

Boot floor carpet with those plastic things looks like either Passat or A4......whatever it is its an estate, I am adamant of it....


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Posted 15 April 2018 - 05:22 PM

Fabia comfort?

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 05:25 PM

Comfort trim is used on Vauxhall and I think older skodas so I'd go astra estate or Fabian/Octavia estate

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 05:26 PM

If I've stalked the right listing, here is a snippet from the description:

Engine has been bu-bu-bu-bu-bu-ing for the last four months whilst idle but keeps on going


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Posted 15 April 2018 - 05:36 PM

If I've stalked the right listing, here is a snippet from the description:

Not only at idle.

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 07:27 PM

VAG SHITE meet VAG SHITE. dd1bb21f26dbe3b511a1dee90503f6eb.jpg
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Posted 15 April 2018 - 07:46 PM

VAG SHITE meet VAG SHITE. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2018041...


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Posted 15 April 2018 - 07:48 PM

Is it an sdi?

I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 15 April 2018 - 07:56 PM

Is it an sdi?

 

I wish. Carnivorous and slightly faulty 100 PD TDI.



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Posted 15 April 2018 - 08:03 PM

Thats a work horse!! Top marks!

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 08:06 PM

I wish. Carnivorous and slightly faulty 100 PD TDI.


Decadent. How is it?
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I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 15 April 2018 - 08:08 PM

The juddering could be a buggered injector wiring loom, £25 for a good used one. Any advice fellas? 

I don't really like it but it gets me (visiting my girlfriend between shifts that don't suit public transport... sexism) into and out of a hole and it was cheap.


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#17 ONLINE   Lacquer Peel

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 08:09 PM

Decadent. How is it?

 

Shit.


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Posted 15 April 2018 - 08:13 PM

Splash out on a £5 vagcom cable to read the codes first, if it's injector wiring it will show up.
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Posted 15 April 2018 - 08:15 PM

It's not showing any lights on the dash, will an error code still show up? I do have a VAG-COM cable somewhere.



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Posted 15 April 2018 - 08:20 PM

You could try tightening the injector bolts Incase you’ve got air getting past the brass seals. That doesn’t cost anything at least.
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I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 15 April 2018 - 08:33 PM

Deffo get yourself an eBay VAG COM cable and download VCDS Lite. You will get a full code scan, though some will show as "please register for full details" or some bollocks, you can just paste the code into your favourite search engine to find out more.


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Posted 15 April 2018 - 09:02 PM

Yeah they can store lots of codes without flagging up a fault light (glow plug light staying on or flashing).

Dig out the wire and get it read.
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Posted 15 April 2018 - 10:10 PM

Yeah they can store lots of codes without flagging up a fault light (glow plug light staying on or flashing).

Dig out the wire and get it read.


This exactly, what symptoms has it got?

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 06:31 AM

Shuddering from the engine at idle and part accelerator. The engine seems smooth enough when it's floored and goes well.

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 01:02 PM

18075/P1667 - Valve for Pump - Jet: Cylinder 2 (N241): Electrical Malfunction

Possible Symptoms

Irregular rpm

Possible Causes

Wiring and/or connections to/from the Valve for Pump Jet

Valve for Pump Jet

Possible Solutions

Check wiring and Check / Clean all connections

Replace the cable-tree to/from all the Valves for Pump Jet

Replace Valve for Pump Jet (replace them all !)

Special Notes

For each Valve the ECU checks the Begin of Injection Period (BIP) via a voltage. That voltage is very small (less than 0.0001A). Each extra resistance in the cable is fatal. So, in case of any doubt, just replace all cables.

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 03:05 PM

These have the Injection-loom-in-the-oily-bits-of-the-head don't they? IIRC they suffer from the injection loom going brittle and cracking, or (just like the basically-a-PD-Engine-TD5-discovery) from oil running through the loom into the ECU.

Not a brilliant bit of design really, but the replacement loom section is cheap enough.


Tried it on VEG yet?
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Posted 17 April 2018 - 03:14 PM

Aye the loom and injectors are in the head.
No need for a replacement loom section, I fixed it for free.
I watched a YouTube video where a guy had similar problems (but different fault codes) with his Jetta TDI, he pulled the plug off the offending injector and squeezed the contacts for a better connection. I thought it was worth a try and it only bloody worked!
Now it's as smooth as a PD TDI can be and goes really well.
Tempted to try veg but I think I'll tidy it up and sell it with a fresh MOT, I put a deposit on something that looks a lot worse but goes a lot better (esp on veg).
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Posted 17 April 2018 - 03:34 PM

Do not use veg oil on a PD! That’ll knacker it....the older AFN engines you can run on veg oil. These engines I have found are most happy on a 50/50 mix even on the warmest of days...

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 03:37 PM

Some people have been experimenting with veg mixes in a PD engine, I think it's feasible but only in a throwaway car.
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Posted 18 April 2018 - 09:25 AM

This is what I put a deposit on, a Caddy TDI with an upgraded clutch and brakes, big turbo, big injectors, Golf GTI seats. It hasn't been road legal since 2015 and cost quite a lot but it's bloody quick. The seller took it up to 100MPH which was terrifying, especially in something that isn't road lega
The Fabia is running great since I cured the bad connection to the injector, 62MPG from Aviemore to Falkirk at regular speeds and it's great at overtaking, just floor it and it takes off. Does anyone want it? d3b125d3332d7e5a6c4c293227307e3d.jpg
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