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#21871 Guest_Hooli_*

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 08:02 PM

No glow plugs = no heat in cylinder = poor combustion. So yeah, makes sense to me.



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Posted 10 February 2019 - 08:23 PM

If i disconnect the battery on my 52 Honda  HRV  .. will the EML be cancelled ?

 

I pulled a connector off of the engine whilst it was running ,and it faltered, so I quickly pushed it back on..Now the EML is on.  :mad:  It's been on for a week ,I was hoping it would just forget.....

 

Funnily enough though , the car goes much better and pulls like a train at low revs :-D !! It's a V-tec , and normally it only picks up its skirts at 3000rpm onwards 


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Posted 10 February 2019 - 10:21 PM

Is there any way to insure a car for a couple weeks that doesn't cost a fortune? Esure want £200 to insure a 530d until the end of the month while I see if it sells. Given it's a spares or repair and the now swapped policy was £300 for a year they can FRO. It's still tested and drivable so being insured helps demo it.

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Insure with admiral or elephant. Pay upfront and then cancel within 2 week cooling off period. Total cost for two weeks £25.

Done it a few times.

Normally use credit card as it is refunded before bill is due.
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Posted 10 February 2019 - 10:27 PM

Yes, but hopefully it hasn't been stored in the ECU as an error - I can't see it doing that if it can't see the fault, unless the unplugging damaged the sensor somehow.

 

Unplugging it would register a fault as it couldn't see the sensor.

 

Get a cheap dongle & clear the code, I think mine was under a fiver & uses a free app on my phone.



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Posted 10 February 2019 - 11:21 PM

Unplugging it would register a fault as it couldn't see the sensor.

 

Get a cheap dongle & clear the code, I think mine was under a fiver & uses a free app on my phone.

 

Not on my phone it wont  

 

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 07:37 AM

I’ve wired in a usb charger/cig lighter/voltmeter/switch panel to my van and it’s running off an old mobility scooter battery.

The battery also runs led lights in the van with no problem, and it fires up the voltmeter and the cigarette lighter. I ran a little compressor off the cigarette lighter to check. It won’t make any usb chargers work though, and the light on the socket doesn’t come on at all.

Would the USB port sockets take more power just to illuminate the light that shows they’re getting power?
The battery is old and well past it’s best, but seems to do everything else ok.

 

I would expect the compressor to put far more load on the battery than the USB outlets. I wonder if they have some sort of auto shut off to stop them flattening your battery and the voltage of the resting scooter battery is too low?

 

i.e. they only work when the battery is being charged ~14V rather than resting ~12.7V. Try hooking up a car charger to the scooter battery and see if they start working. I had a similar problem with a 12V fridge that would happily run off a battery connected to a charger but about ten minutes after removing the charger it would auto shut off. 



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Posted 11 February 2019 - 11:32 AM

Thank you, that makes sense. I thought I was going mad. It charges from a split charger so I’ll take it for a drive and see if it works when it’s being charged.

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 07:31 PM

STREETWISES; contemporary reviews say the pezzer is the one to go for, because the (faster, more economical) diesel is a bit clattery. I don't mind clattery.

Is there any advantage to the petrol?
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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:03 PM

Found two of these, any idea what they came off?



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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:41 PM

STREETWISES; contemporary reviews say the pezzer is the one to go for, because the (faster, more economical) diesel is a bit clattery. I don't mind clattery.

Is there any advantage to the petrol?

The petrol one probably drives a bit better because the K series is light and the L series is heavy but the L series is almost indestructible and goes like the clappers on boost in an R3.
L series for me.
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Posted 11 February 2019 - 09:17 PM

Anybody know how much of a job it is to change a starter motor on a c200 petrol merc? Its a 1999 model. Thanks



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Posted 12 February 2019 - 12:05 PM

STREETWISES; contemporary reviews say the pezzer is the one to go for, because the (faster, more economical) diesel is a bit clattery. I don't mind clattery.

Is there any advantage to the petrol?


Cleaner, less stinky, less diesely.

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 04:54 PM

More HGFey.


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 06:11 PM

Does anyone want about 150 litres of unfiltered veg ?

Could be as much as 200. 


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 07:14 PM

Yes please!
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Posted 12 February 2019 - 07:19 PM

I found my petrol R3 200 to be better balanced and generally chuckable than the 2 litre petrol R8 I've got now but that could be the shorter wheelbase or far smaller mileage rather than the lighter engine.  I did find the K series powered car annoyingly buzzy above 50mph and crap on fuel, the R8 is no better on fuel but its usually travelling 20mph faster.


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 07:31 PM

I've rather over enthusiastically tried to open the door of a Lancia Delta Integrale and snapped it. It is made of a flimsy plastic handle with a metal covering. Typical Fiat junk.

What is the strongest glue I can buy? Q Bond won't work on this. SIkaflex is probably too flexible. Any ideas? Or a cheap handle? Do any other Fiat items fit?

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 07:40 PM

Gorilla Glue might but in all honesty I think a replacement is called for as I can't see any adhesive standing up to the wear it is going to have.


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:28 PM

Mercedes Vito with a crew cab in 114CDI flavour. 100,000 miles and clean.

If I’ve been offered it for £900 should I snap it the hell up? Anything significant to look for?

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:34 PM

Mercedes Vito with a crew cab in 114CDI flavour. 100,000 miles and clean.
If I’ve been offered it for £900 should I snap it the hell up? Anything significant to look for?

Rust? Not sure about the newer ones but boy can they rust. I looked at them for a camper conversion but insurance costs were stupid compared to a Fiat or ford equivalent for some reason so may be worth checking that out.
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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:47 PM

At that price? V5. Tampered with VIN plate

Bargain
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Posted 12 February 2019 - 10:02 PM

Yeah it doesn’t seem too rusty, and I thought it seemed like a flipping bargain but I don’t really keep an eye on these things..
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Posted 12 February 2019 - 11:16 PM

STREETWISES; contemporary reviews say the pezzer is the one to go for, because the (faster, more economical) diesel is a bit clattery. I don't mind clattery.

Is there any advantage to the petrol?

 

Can't comment on the diesel, aside from more weight, but if you do go petrol try to go for one with the 103hp 1.4 lump rather than the 84hp (admittedly the 84hp to 103hp conversion is pretty straightforward if you can find the better throttle body).

 

My little fella is the 84hp version and whilst it holds its own okay, especially in city traffic, it can be a bit asthmatic on motorways, particularly if trying to overtake stuff uphill ! Entirely competent though and has done me a fair few 250 mile round trips without complaint.

 

It is a competent little thing though, and as Rich notes R3s are eminently chuckable, with the Streetwise having the added advantage of big wheels/tyres to take the strain. Mine always feel very well planted on the road.

 

There are some very very rare 1.6/1.8 CVT K-series versions in existence, but not many at all of these around.

 

In terms of spec, SE is best or the rare Olympic if you can find one. The earlier ones (up to 04 reg) are better in terms of accessing the Pektron BCU which will fail at some point in time (usually relays pop)

 

Didn't you have an L-series one for a short while ?


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Posted 13 February 2019 - 07:08 AM

Yeah it doesn’t seem too rusty, and I thought it seemed like a flipping bargain but I don’t really keep an eye on these things..

Get it bought if it’s not rusty

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 07:59 AM

Mercedes Vito with a crew cab in 114CDI flavour. 100,000 miles and clean.

If I’ve been offered it for £900 should I snap it the hell up? Anything significant to look for?

I’m off to take a look. The guy says “it could maybe do with a service or injector check, runs fine and passed MOT but just being cautious- sounds a little bit off”

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 09:19 AM

Probably got the black death then... Can be fixed with patience.

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 01:23 AM

Do we reckon I could use a slide hammer to straighten this sill enough to refit the black plastic trim??

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 01:28 AM

Do we reckon I could use a slide hammer to straighten this sill enough to refit the black plastic trim??

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 09:56 AM

Do we reckon I could use a slide hammer to straighten this sill enough to refit the black plastic trim??

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Can't be acessed down the inside/interior? Flat wood and scissor jack to get most out? (No idea what the shape or profile is - so this may be bollox)


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Posted 14 February 2019 - 09:57 AM

What about some of those sucker type dent pullers? I bet they'd make an improvement, at least.






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