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by eric
Sun Oct 11, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: fuel / oil leak?
Replies: 0
Views: 1106

fuel / oil leak?

Hi, discovered something when checking over for mot. It's the 1.5 dci. There is oilly sludge on the air duct at the point where it bends down to go behind the engine. There is a small rubber hose joining on at this point with a quick release connection, so thinking it's leaking from this? Its strang...
by eric
Sun Sep 06, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: 12v socket in the boot? ? ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2740

Re: 12v socket in the boot? ? ?

Hi.

What will it be used for? Does it need to be switched with the igition?
by eric
Sun Sep 06, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: reading on temperature guage..1.5 diesel
Replies: 5
Views: 3863

Re: reading on temperature guage..1.5 diesel

Mines the same as yours, but I've always thought it should read in the middle like other cars I've had or driven.
by eric
Sat Jul 11, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: puncture, breakdown...
Replies: 2
Views: 1448

Re: puncture, breakdown...

First thing I learned with my first car was to change a wheel. And not to have a car without a proper spare. It's amazing how many people will wait hours for a recovery vehicle to change a wheel. It's a two minute job! :lol:
by eric
Sun May 31, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: clunking from the rear
Replies: 4
Views: 2496

Re: clunking from the rear

Hi again, I've had a look underneath, nothing obvious I can see to be loose to make a noise. Its getting worst and making noise now corning left and right. Its something happening when the car is cornering or leaning as I don't think it does it over speed bumps (when driving straight). I've taken ev...
by eric
Sun May 17, 2015 2:00 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Headlights again
Replies: 4
Views: 1525

Headlights again

Well had another headlight go on me yesterday, so today I tried changing the bulb from the top like I've done before, but just couldn't do it this time. So I tried the bumper off method. The bumper's held on with only two screws each side under the wheel arch. Under the bonnet take the plastic cover...
by eric
Tue May 12, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: clunking from the rear
Replies: 4
Views: 2496

Re: clunking from the rear

I'll be cleaning the car in and out this weekend if weather is good, so I'll have a look then ta :-)
by eric
Sun May 10, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: clunking from the rear
Replies: 4
Views: 2496

clunking from the rear

What's likely to be the cause of a clunking sound from the rear? Its a sort of clunky echoey hollow sound not all time, when driving over speed bumps, and when cornering right (not tight, but when say turning right at a large roundabout). I thought either bushes or maybe exhaust knocking on somethin...
by eric
Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:37 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: No more tax disc
Replies: 3
Views: 1956

Re: No more tax disc

I agree to paying no tax outright and adding it onto fuel, don't think it would work with insurance though. I've often wondered why tax isn't done by mileage as it seems only fair. For example a rep in a car with zero tax will still be polluting more per year than a big petrol engine 4x4 driver that...
by eric
Sun Mar 08, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: No more tax disc
Replies: 3
Views: 1956

No more tax disc

Just paid for car tax and informed won't be getting a disc in post. I know the systems changed but why? I seemed to work ok?

Won't it be even easier now for people to drive without tax? And what about the factories that make (as well as other things) disc holders. Did no one think of them :roll:
by eric
Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Behind radio?
Replies: 2
Views: 1544

Re: Behind radio?

Hmm... in that case I might try moving the whole facia forward a touch... that should do it :?

I have already shorted the gear stick a couple of inches because the screen folds down and touched it.

Aparently standard din sizes don't include depth... :cry
by eric
Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:27 am
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Behind radio?
Replies: 2
Views: 1544

Behind radio?

Not sure where to put this topic post so trying here first... I have changed my radio for a double din size one. All is good except I would like to sink it further down as it is not flush with the facia. The trouble is I have measured the depth of the new unit and is hitting the plastic behind the u...
by eric
Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:17 am
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Rear wash facility
Replies: 7
Views: 2380

Re: Rear wash facility

My washers have always deluded me as well. Activating the fronts does work, activating the rear will wash the front and the rear at same time.

Anyone?
by eric
Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Head Gasket/Coolant problem
Replies: 7
Views: 3713

Re: Head Gasket/Coolant problem

Its an age old question of spending money on something not worth much. Same with mine, not worth much but I've decided to keep for long as possible even if I may have to spend on it. My reason is I could change the car for something a bit newer yes, but in time it could end up with ten times the pro...
by eric
Sun Feb 01, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Boring fuel economy question
Replies: 9
Views: 3371

Re: Boring fuel economy question

60 mpg for my 1.5 dci, and with fuel prices slowly dropping it feels even better :-)

Keep an eye on any really short journeys though, they will lower your average dramatically, and are also bad for engine if it doesn't reach normal temperature.

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