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by AlexB
Fri Feb 09, 2007 2:40 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Running Cold, Temperature Gauge or Something else
Replies: 24
Views: 9784

YoungTurk, Your information is relevant and interesting indeed, so please stay around. :wink: I just don't know how to interpret it. What do you mean by "slowly coming up to normal again"? Once it started rising, did it take seconds or several minutes to reach the normal value? If seconds, then it i...
by AlexB
Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:49 am
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Running Cold, Temperature Gauge or Something else
Replies: 24
Views: 9784

silencer51, The thermostat is not indicated in your drawing. It is shown in PR->Upper_Engine->Pump section. In some engine models it is called something like Assy/smth. Nevertheless, the assembly contains a regular thermostat inside. On the second point you are absolutely right. If the ECU "thinks" ...
by AlexB
Fri Feb 09, 2007 1:06 am
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Running Cold, Temperature Gauge or Something else
Replies: 24
Views: 9784

No thermostat? :shock: Retarding timing to keep it warm in winter? :wint If such, then, for example, what is the part number 8200112054 in F9Q-800 or 7700872554 in K4M(J,R), etc. ? 8200112054: https://www.bt-autoteile.de/shop/product_info.php?products_id=13411&cPath=308_342_344 7700872554: https...
by AlexB
Thu Feb 08, 2007 8:40 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Running Cold, Temperature Gauge or Something else
Replies: 24
Views: 9784

The instrument panel cannot cause poor running.
by AlexB
Thu Feb 08, 2007 6:30 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Running Cold, Temperature Gauge or Something else
Replies: 24
Views: 9784

"...the gauge starts to fall..."
Electrical gremlins tend to be either on or off, and you have a gradual transition... Thermostat?
by AlexB
Sun Oct 22, 2006 8:25 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Headlight/indicator bulb change explained-its gone again?
Replies: 34
Views: 16689

Auto lights do put additional stress on bulbs, but this stress is not "undue". So many times I saw people driving with lights off when they should be on. Auto lights is a safety feature, which, I believe, pays for itself. Your case may be down to bad luck or there can be a loose contact somewhere. A...
by AlexB
Tue Oct 03, 2006 2:46 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Headlight/indicator bulb change explained-its gone again?
Replies: 34
Views: 16689

It is not a rocket science, is it? Any aircraft engineer can do it in 20 minutes. :-) If I am not mistaken, yours is 1.6L model. I've changed only the headlight bulbs on my 1.9DCI-120 Expression on both sides by going from under the wheel arch. Every side took approx 10-15min including removal of th...
by AlexB
Sat Sep 16, 2006 10:23 am
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Oh no, please, no... (EPS, members read!)
Replies: 29
Views: 8423

silencer51, have you tried getting your "croop-croop" sound with the power steering off? The forces under "dry steering" (when the car is not moving) can be great, thus causing sounds which are not heard during normal operation. Anyway, my steering did not produce this noise when trying your experim...
by AlexB
Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:01 am
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Oh no, please, no... (EPS, members read!)
Replies: 29
Views: 8423

Meg2 documentation published occasionally at random sites tends to disappear as soon as people start putting links in their forum messages. To prevent automatic data collection the sensitive information (file names and the URL) in the above posts is dissolved in giberish. You can assemble the useful...
by AlexB
Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:30 am
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Oh no, please, no... (EPS, members read!)
Replies: 29
Views: 8423

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by AlexB
Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:11 am
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Oh no, please, no... (EPS, members read!)
Replies: 29
Views: 8423

Files in French are available at
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Add the exact file name to the link.
by AlexB
Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:45 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Oh no, please, no... (EPS, members read!)
Replies: 29
Views: 8423

Read
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, it describes steering faults.

It can be found in Yahoo, Google, etc. Those who have bought docs from ebay can search their disks.

I like meg2 steering. It is not suitable for racing though.
by AlexB
Wed Aug 09, 2006 4:02 pm
Forum: Parts and Accessories
Topic: Oil type
Replies: 10
Views: 6030

In my 1.9dci120 I currently use Motul Ester 8100 E-tech 0w40 bought from https://www.opieoils.co.uk (there is a special offer price for the members of this club). Happy so far. No reduction in the oil level during the last 9k miles. This is a group 5 synthetic (see the other thread on oils), which i...
by AlexB
Sun Nov 06, 2005 8:44 pm
Forum: Pre Ownership Questions
Topic: would you?
Replies: 34
Views: 13328

Good car, scary dealers. You will keep asking yourself: What if...?

Mine is fault-free at 19k, enjoyable, great looks, better for the price that the competition, but what if...?

1.9dci 120bhp Expression
by AlexB
Fri Oct 28, 2005 11:13 am
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Noisy Heater Motor
Replies: 24
Views: 10053

A comment from the future: it could have been a good idea...

Le Grand Crapaud wrote:... I will run the car into the ground - in fact I don't think that I will have to do it, it's more than capable of doing it on its own!

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