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#91 OFFLINE   djimbob

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 04:33 PM

I love the sound of the proper oil filters, any recommendations where to get one from? (just moved here so not sure where the main stealers or better still decent independents are yet in Huddersfield).

 

Today I have been carting decorating shizzle around such as massive steps and paint and stuff, to Leeds and environs, car behaving very well, and I think I may be developing an unhealthy affection for the old girl :)

 

I still haven't got the bog roll out due to it banging it down when I got home, but I decided to sling the stereo of no fascia, and fit an old Tevion unit I had kicking around, with an ISO adaptor that wasn't a big snake pit of wiring hell - turns out three of the four channels in the car are dead, only music from the driver's side (Harmon Kardon - very nice) - passenger side worked when I bypassed the loom with my own wiring, too wet to test the rears, so I ran a four strand wire to the rear parcel shelf and left a couple of smoll surround ssound speakers fully floating - made a huge difference for a temporary fix :)

If one channel sounds this good with a cheapy stereo, then the fully functional sound system must be the mutt's nuts I reckon, up there with the jags and Lexii I have had of late, which have been quite simply immense - Happy days to come :)

 

I know this is tempting fate, but this seems no more bother than the old XJ40 Jags I have had so far, and just as characterful, with the added bonus you can get a full settee in the back without a sweat :)


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Posted 06 August 2018 - 05:45 PM

Today has been another day of total winning :)

 

Not only did I get from Huddersfield to Leeds and back no fussing and fighting, but on the way back I decided as I had knocked off early, I'd get the aircon gassed, because that's all they ever need innit??

 

Long story short, the nice man said we've filled it from zero gas to massively full, and there are no leaks, but there's something rong and the pump isn't ;(

 

shall we book you in for a diagnostic sir, at fiddy odd quids an hour?

 

No, I don't think we will, I will have a crack at it myself, I optimistically replied :)

 

Well, I fanny'ed around a bit checking fuses and pulling relays, but no live feed to the compressor, so I decided in an act of genius to bypass all that nonsense and run a feed straight from the battery - result! Compressor engaged, fired the engine up, ice cold air in the cabin :)

 

I'm not an animal, so I plumbed the line into a live ignition on a plug that was previously stuck into the redundant alarm, and tidied it up a bit, put all my tools and shit away and off into the house full to the brim of Smug :)

 

I am aware there may* be a massive issue come autumn/night time when I discover I can't turn the fucker off without popping the bonnet and ragging the wiring off, but I will file that under "couldn't give a monkey's right now" ;)

 

I suspect there is a fault at the fascia unit switch which appears to be a bastard to get out and work on, is this a common thing with these buggers? Everything lights up like it looks as if it should work, but it dunt!!


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Posted 06 August 2018 - 06:05 PM

working AC can only be a good thing in this weather , top work


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Posted 06 August 2018 - 06:20 PM

It’s probably the pressure sensor that cuts the feed to the compressor if the pressure is low. Not to put too much of a dampener on your obvious genius but if it was empty of refrigerant then it almost certainly has a leak, even if they didn’t detect it (they often don’t on standard leakdown tests)

Keep an eye on it over the next couple of weeks but be prepared for a low to follow this high
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Posted 06 August 2018 - 06:29 PM

It’s probably the pressure sensor that cuts the feed to the compressor if the pressure is low. Not to put too much of a dampener on your obvious genius but if it was empty of refrigerant then it almost certainly has a leak, even if they didn’t detect it (they often don’t on standard leakdown tests)

Keep an eye on it over the next couple of weeks but be prepared for a low to follow this high

 

Oh I am fully prepared for karma to kick me in the nuts with this bugger ;)

 

I wasn't even miffed in the least when the guy told me something was amiss with the system, I really expected all sorts of issues straight off the bat, apparently they use a dye in the refrigerant so if it does start to spew it's contents into the ether then it will show up so they tell me :)

 

I'm quite enjoying this devil may care attitude I've adopted with this beastie, normally I'm all over the little details, but that would be a swift route to the nut house if I kept that up with this one!


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Posted 08 August 2018 - 11:21 AM

I love the sound of the proper oil filters, any recommendations where to get one from? (just moved here so not sure where the main stealers or better still decent independents are yet in Huddersfield).

 

 

online old chap

 

https://www.famousfo...b_sec=oilfilter

 

or 

 

https://www.paddocks...er-genuine.html

 

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 12:31 PM

online old chap

 

https://www.famousfo...b_sec=oilfilter

 

or 

 

https://www.paddocks...er-genuine.html

 

:)

 

Damn, I went into the 4x4 specialist in Leeds and paid £12 for one, mind you it's here now and available next time I get the urge to do an oil change, many thanks for the links :)







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