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by deano469
Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: screamer pipe anyone??
Replies: 7
Views: 695

Re: screamer pipe anyone??

joeishmather wrote:A dump valve?

No, the wastegate regulates the pressure the Turbo puts out, once the correct pressure is achieved it dumps the excess into the exhaust. A dump valve releases the pressure from the boost pipe work to stop it stalling the compressor wheel when you let off the throttle.
by deano469
Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: screamer pipe anyone??
Replies: 7
Views: 695

Re: screamer pipe anyone??

joeishmather wrote:What is a screamer pipe?


I think Instead of the Turbo wastegate dumping the boost back into the exhaust pipe, a seperate pipe is run from it so the Turbo noise is a lot louder.
by deano469
Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: GT DCi Remapped
Replies: 1
Views: 517

GT DCi Remapped

Took my car into Pendle Performance for a remap on Thursday, what a transformation :-) Ended up with 182 bhp and 363 NM of torque with really smooth delivery, where the car would stop pulling above 3k rpm before, it now pulls hard all the way up to the redline. I can't recommend Martins work enough ...
by deano469
Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: How Does Water Get Into The Doors?
Replies: 4
Views: 744

Re: How Does Water Get Into The Doors?

Cheers for the advice guys, i made sure all the drain holes were clear at the weekend and also assembled all the connectors back together with silicone grease so it should keep the water out for a little while, im probably over reacting a bit but after getting to B&Q at the weekend and not being...
by deano469
Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:02 am
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: How Does Water Get Into The Doors?
Replies: 4
Views: 744

How Does Water Get Into The Doors?

Does anybody know where the water actually gets into the doors? After having problems with my windows at the weekend i stripped the door cards of and cleaned both regulators, thankfully they are both working again at the moment but thinking its only a matter of time (or it starting to rain again) be...
by deano469
Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: How to retrofit cruise control, step by step..
Replies: 128
Views: 78276

Re: How to retrofit cruise control, step by step..

Did this mod using the existing stereo control tonight and although it works, I can only get the + function to work, the -, recall and cancel do not work. Anybody have any clues as to what I have done wrong? I wired the 3 wires with resistors in to the brown wire and the wire with no resistor into t...
by deano469
Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Another Window Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 577

Re: Another Window Problem

I was an airframe technician on tornado and harrier in the RAF for 12 years so know pretty capable with a set of spanners :-) The instructions you posted were a great help as well.
by deano469
Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Need help with front passenger window
Replies: 4
Views: 646

Re: Need help with front passenger window

Windows seem o be flavour of the month at the moment! I don't know if you have seen it already Alan but I used this guide to get the door card off http://sites.google.com/site/proluxelectronics/how-to
by deano469
Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Another Window Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 577

Re: Another Window Problem

Cheers for the advice Dave, stripped the door card off this afternoon and it seems pretty dry in there. Inspected the plug and took the rectifier off the motor and no signs of corrosion either. Have assembled it all back together with grease on all the plugs so will see if it happens again next time...
by deano469
Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:14 am
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Another Window Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 577

Another Window Problem

Last night i opened the drivers side window and about half way down it stopped on its own, after that the switch didn't work for either the drivers or the passenger side. I left it for about 10 mins and tried it again and the windows worked again, has anybody got any idea what could be causing this?
by deano469
Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Stickies for fuel consumption
Replies: 337
Views: 62698

Re: Stickies for fuel consumption

How acurate is the onboard computer? Since picking up my GT DCi, the computer is saying i have averaged around 44mpg with a mixture of town and motorway driving. When i have calculated it from how many miles i have done and how much fuel i have put in though, its more like 50 mpg.
by deano469
Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: How to retrofit cruise control, step by step..
Replies: 128
Views: 78276

Re: How to retrofit cruise control, step by step..

Cheers for the advice guys, going to pick up the bits this weekend and give it a go over the next few weeks. Going to use the standard radio controls as suggested earlier in the thread.
by deano469
Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: ICE
Topic: Where to ground an amp, 2003 megane
Replies: 4
Views: 898

Re: Where to ground an amp, 2003 megane

Have you run the RCA leads and the power cable down the same side of the car? If you have, that can cause interference.
by deano469
Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Nervasport, matt black or silver?
Replies: 9
Views: 1796

Re: Nervasport, matt black or silver?

I second Gunmetal grey, look great on my black car. If it has to be silver'or'black though, would go for gloss rather than matt, looks much nicer.
by deano469
Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: replacing my radio
Replies: 2
Views: 533

Re: replacing my radio

When you turn off your new radio does it forget all the new settings you have saved in it of example radio stations? If it does, it sounds like you have the permanent live and the ignition live the wrong way round on the new head unit.

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