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  1. Highlights how wonderfully shite that Rexton is, beautiful!
  2. I picked up a replacement Bosch maf for mine off ebay from a breakers. Risk of getting a dud part but you can buy many ebay parts for one new Bosch.
  3. It was simply a direct reply to the last sentence of the quoted message, pointing out the new owner was lying about keeping the car. I suppose at the end of the day, it should barely be news as people lie all the time!
  4. ah yeah, attention usually goes to stuff that's silly clean with that crowd.
  5. Boring car boring update: Miles have passed. This is all. Handled a 1600 mile round trip from Scotland to south wales including kayaks and camping supplies like a dream. The service light has started to bother me (last change was only around 7000 miles ago on synthetic, but it's been a year) so as I was up north at my parents I figured I might as well take advantage of their big shed. Oil? Check. Filter? Check. Pressure sensor? Check. Tea? Check. Wrong cabin filter (not pictured)? Also check. (Meant to buy the charcoal version but bought a regular one, oh well.) I bought the sensor because it was a fiver and I vaguely remembered seeing an oil leak from the sensor, or around it in the past. Yep, still leaking. On closer inspection, the oil is coming, at least partially, from above the pressure sensor. I'm not sure what else is there, maybe PCV? I need to do some searching up and work out what the culprits could be (or if anyone has any experience or insight I'd love to hear it). I apologize for the grainy photos of the oil change, I was running on a backup phone. As tax, have a DSLR photo I took recently on a run with a mate.
  6. I agree, For more extreme stuff I think it does hamper as you sometimes want to keep wheels spinning for momentum or finding where the grip is, but for gravel tracks or wet grass it lets someone with little experience just put their foot down and it help its self to go. I've seen some fairly impressive performances from some TC systems moving power around the wheels, eventually finding the grip and getting moving,
  7. I was going to suggest it's the dreaded e throttle issues, but luckily for you the 850 gets a cable throttle. I don't know if you're a member already but the Volvo UK forum has a wealth of knowledge on it: https://www.volvoforums.org.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=16 I think I'd start by cleaning the throttle body and idle air control valve. Could be throttle position sensor but I'm not sure if that would give the surge or not.
  8. When you have rusty old cars its a bit of a lottery from what I've seen in the family fleet. Of the 2 I've had done myself one was a complete shitshow on advisorys and a fail for a brake fluid leak so minor the level in the tank hadn't gone down (seep through a crush washer) but more recently my Volvo passed first time with only a handful of minor advisories.
  9. The 50cc class electric bikes generally just have terrible weak motors, there is generally no more power to be extracted. Why waste money on a nice motor and restricting it when a cheaper one would do. Some of the electric bicycles and kick scooters have stronger motors than the 50cc equivalent mopeds (although you're not supposed to ride those on the road on those in full power mode)
  10. Not a bike owner, been looking in to electric bikes a bit lately. This is all on paper stuff so grain of salt: 50cc bikes are restricted here to shite power. The leccy equivalent have the same power restrictions, so although the instant torque makes them take off faster, you're still limited to the same slow speed on a pull up a hill as that power is too little to overcome weight up a hill. Official way is to not slow to a crawl is to upgrade to a 125 class bike (electric or petrol) but you could try NewPOD's suggestion for a small boost in power
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