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I'd like to have spent today fixing one of the older cars but getting anything done was a bonus.  The Focus has been poorly for a bit, I thought I'd fixed it with a new boost hose but the test thrash up the hill put the engine light on.

This was helpful as we'd erased the codes before so actually googled it this time and found a thread on Passion Ford.  A chap kindly wrote about his battle to sort out his car and said the cause was this thing.

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It's a turbo pressure solenoid valve and apparently the cause of a vacuum leak which would make this actuator arm.

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Dip up and down as the engine tops up the vacuum every 10 seconds.

It was a wonderfully easy repair as my boss let me use this.

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Which is our new toy at work.  Buzzed it up, whipped the undertray off and found this 

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Loosen one nut and remove another, swap over 1 wiring connector and 3 hoses then put it back on and test.  All seemed well so once I'd had a quick look at the power steering leak (middle of a pipe where the pipe clip has been rubbing) it was time to put the undertray back on and fetch it down.

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Clear the P0299 code and she's good to go.

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57 minutes ago, catsinthewelder said:

Just found out this went live yesterday.

Was great to see Ian and Miss Hubnut, thought I'd best keep quiet but more progress has happened since.

tis really awesome to see the Mighty Dacia again! and im glad progress is being made to returning it to the road, I really do love the Dacia and its story :) 

im surprised @dollywobbler has not pinched it back as a family wagon given its an estate and all that :mrgreen:

(maybe he can part exchange with an Oltcit? LOL)

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On 7/14/2022 at 5:54 PM, catsinthewelder said:

I'd like to have spent today fixing one of the older cars but getting anything done was a bonus.  The Focus has been poorly for a bit, I thought I'd fixed it with a new boost hose but the test thrash up the hill put the engine light on.

This was helpful as we'd erased the codes before so actually googled it this time and found a thread on Passion Ford.  A chap kindly wrote about his battle to sort out his car and said the cause was this thing.

IMG_20220714_163132491.thumb.jpg.7bb85c7d1f842884c5a70eb6090879e8.jpg

It's a turbo pressure solenoid valve and apparently the cause of a vacuum leak which would make this actuator arm.

IMG_20220714_160129763.thumb.jpg.0acce516eadcc00899e48b35663930bd.jpg

Dip up and down as the engine tops up the vacuum every 10 seconds.

It was a wonderfully easy repair as my boss let me use this.

IMG_20220714_154706124.thumb.jpg.a0033242a2c213ca033893a591bf7d2f.jpg

Which is our new toy at work.  Buzzed it up, whipped the undertray off and found this 

IMG_20220714_155834919.thumb.jpg.1a36eaf1e5971e097a3bdf2cde4476fe.jpg

Loosen one nut and remove another, swap over 1 wiring connector and 3 hoses then put it back on and test.  All seemed well so once I'd had a quick look at the power steering leak (middle of a pipe where the pipe clip has been rubbing) it was time to put the undertray back on and fetch it down.

IMG_20220714_164459518_HDR.thumb.jpg.c3d4d12da18f3cfc060606c87c057eaa.jpg

IMG_20220714_164425451_HDR.thumb.jpg.eed533f87ec1ec0c5ab119d4f6aefb61.jpgIMG_20220714_164417278_HDR.thumb.jpg.651e36252049f82079083b373d192b36.jpg

Clear the P0299 code and she's good to go.

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That same part was responsible for the problems on my V50 but it didn't throw any codes. In my case the car had power when cold but then lost probably 50% of it when warmed up, took me ages to find it and minutes to fix it!

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In an episode of spectacular prevarication about tidying my shed I decided to clear out the campervan so there was somewhere out of the rain to put things coming out of the shed.

The camper came without keys so ages ago I bought a lock set for a VDP Metro as it was cheap and would theoretically fit.  It might well have done but the existing locks were rusted into place so it went back in its jiffy bag.  I found it earlier and had an idea.  The Metro key will lock the passenger door but not unlock it however it works perfectly in the driver's door so the van is secure in the first time I've owned it.

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