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by AlexB
Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Will not run when warm says check injectors
Replies: 6
Views: 940

Re: Will not run when warm says check injectors

It's not "injectors", but "injection", meaning the injection computer. How did it happen that there are so many codes? What's the full story?
by AlexB
Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Battery size?
Replies: 5
Views: 1796

Re: Battery size?

q292u and Shogun,
Bosch S5 and Varta Silver have a special profile of the electrodes, which make them less likely to fall apart under high load and wear conditions. In my opinion, these are better value for money in a long run.
by AlexB
Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: rear tailgate glass exploded
Replies: 1
Views: 447

Re: rear tailgate glass exploded

The rear screen was smashed in my old Meg before it was gone. Eventually I found a guy with a van who was repairing screens for our local dealer, and he replaced the glass on my driveway surprisingly cheaply. The job takes under an hour, but the weather has to be dry.
by AlexB
Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Battery size?
Replies: 5
Views: 1796

Re: Battery size?

I think so, but check with a site which sells batteries by car model. I used the battery you mentioned in 2003 1.9dci which is now gone. These Bosch S5 Batteries are excellent.
by AlexB
Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: Megane CC
Topic: make your diesel meg run better
Replies: 7
Views: 1398

Re: make your diesel meg run better

Just use Shell regular - it's clean burning, high density, plus excellent Shell additives. If not Shell, then any cetane improver additive may help a little. Adding a small amount of 2 stroke oil to the fuel helps a bit, but not suitable for FAP. Millers EE engine oil reduces friction in the engine ...
by AlexB
Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Megane 225
Topic: Electrical fault and car won't start
Replies: 2
Views: 963

Re: Electrical fault and car won't start

It's a good video, just a small correction. Use a clear dielectric silicone grease everywhere. It insulates, but the contacts cut straight through it. Don't use white grease, as it contains Teflon powder, which may prevent the contact. Please also check the headlight access hatch cover on the front ...
by AlexB
Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Add oil to diesel for better mpg
Replies: 22
Views: 3347

Re: Add oil to diesel for better mpg

It's more of a question whether the EU government still need a sympathy of the voters, or they can do just fine on their own... :shock:


ChrisM wrote:The big question is:
Will the oil companies allow the banning of this engine as it generates a lot of revenue for them.
They are very big players in our lives.
by AlexB
Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Megane 1.6 16v 54 plate not starting
Replies: 5
Views: 902

Re: Megane 1.6 16v 54 plate not starting

Injection + Stop lights mean a critical fault detected by the ECU. It may not be actually a critical fault, but some sensor malfunctioning. In any case, get an OBD reader and see what the ECU reports. ELM327 readers are cheap on eBay (a fiver or so) p!us you need some software for the phone or lapto...
by AlexB
Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Headlamp Bulb replacement.
Replies: 6
Views: 1460

Re: Headlamp Bulb replacement.

Yep, with Meg 2 it became a part of Renault culture to replace all bulbs annually with Osram while having the bumper removed, the tools polished and praying to the gods of electricity. In Meg 3 the bulbs last almost forever, which reminds me to have them replaced at some point. The reason I'm writin...
by AlexB
Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Banning internal combustion engines
Replies: 16
Views: 2047

Re: Banning internal combustion engines

I don't disagree, actually. Of course new technologies are coming. At present, I see the electrical and self-driving vehicles propped by the political powers with the only significant benefit of making the owners dependent on the providers, whoever they are. This is the reason I jumped into this con...
by AlexB
Wed Nov 16, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Banning internal combustion engines
Replies: 16
Views: 2047

Re: Banning internal combustion engines

In caves people were burning wood at 16.2 MJ/kg energy density (and with very low efficiency due to drafts). These days we burn petrol in cars at 46.4 MJ/kg energy density and up to 30% efficiency minus transmission losses at about 15%. Electric cars are quite efficient at about 80%, but the energy ...
by AlexB
Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Banning internal combustion engines
Replies: 16
Views: 2047

Re: Banning internal combustion engines

Regarding the long-dead reptiles... It seems that natural gas and possibly oil, at least some of the resources, may be generated in the Earth's mantle somehow. There may (speculative at the moment) be much more fuel under the ground than we think. They call it abiotic hydrocarbons. These are a few s...
by AlexB
Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Loss of Power
Replies: 4
Views: 648

Re: Loss of Power

Regarding OBD scanners. In my now gone 2003 1.9dci there were two OBD protocols enabled at the same time: K-line and CAN bus. The OBD was actually working on the old-style K-line, while CAN was for the proprietary stuff. Check all the protocols for being supported. If the MIL light is on, then this ...
by AlexB
Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Loss of Power
Replies: 4
Views: 648

Re: Loss of Power

Turbos make whining noise when on the way out. If your turbo was whining and final seized, you would probably be asking a different question. I think that in your case the ECU has detected some problem and decided to limit the engine to 2000rpm. Read the OBD codes before doing anything. It can be th...
by AlexB
Sun Nov 06, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: Megane I
Topic: Wheel Bearing and various front suspension bits
Replies: 7
Views: 2871

Re: Wheel Bearing and various front suspension bits

Thanks Garry for a remarkable story. Yes, these are the last generation of honest cars before fiddling with generally unnecessary gadgets and features began. Well done! Regarding pulling out the bearings. If things get stuck one can use an old arc welder to rapidly heat the part which is being remov...

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