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by busternlouie
Sun May 03, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Temperamental Glow Plug Problem, maybe?
Replies: 16
Views: 4680

Re: Temperamental Glow Plug Problem, maybe?

AlexB wrote:...One of them had infinite resistance...


Not one of the new ones surely?
by busternlouie
Sun May 03, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Temperamental Glow Plug Problem, maybe?
Replies: 16
Views: 4680

Re: Temperamental Glow Plug Problem, maybe?

freddymercurystwin, The glow plugs are supposed to have resistance of 0.6 Ohm. This is a bit less than you measured... Yes I noticed that too, I would still recommend pulling them all out and physically checking them if you still suspect the plugs With my ammeter I get a resistance just through the...
by busternlouie
Sun May 03, 2009 10:09 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: air filter
Replies: 11
Views: 1075

Re: air filter

Ouch! Bloody kamikaze pheasants!
by busternlouie
Sun May 03, 2009 8:03 am
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Temperamental Glow Plug Problem, maybe?
Replies: 16
Views: 4680

Re: Temperamental Glow Plug Problem, maybe?

AlexB wrote:freddymercurystwin,

The glow plugs are supposed to have resistance of 0.6 Ohm. This is a bit less than you measured...


Yes I noticed that too, I would still recommend pulling them all out and physically checking them if you still suspect the plugs
by busternlouie
Sat May 02, 2009 10:01 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: air filter
Replies: 11
Views: 1075

Re: air filter

downsyndromedhorse wrote:Found half a pheasant in the air filter, pretty sure that was the problem!


Which half?
by busternlouie
Sat May 02, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Need new Ignition Coil's - Help needed =]
Replies: 4
Views: 755

Re: Need new Ignition Coil's - Help needed =]

Nedi wrote:cheers for the reply, yeahh i know there cheap tho thats all i can afford now so will get some decent WHEN THESE FAIL IN 2K MILES!!!


:D
by busternlouie
Sat May 02, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Temperamental Glow Plug Problem, maybe?
Replies: 16
Views: 4680

Re: Temperamental Glow Plug Problem, maybe?

Could be a faulty preheat module or wiring to the module. Check the connectors for corrosion etc. http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r227/busternlouie/preheat1.jpg http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r227/busternlouie/preheat2.jpg EDIT: Found these on AUTODATA: http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r227...
by busternlouie
Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:16 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Temperamental Glow Plug Problem, maybe?
Replies: 16
Views: 4680

Re: Temperamental Glow Plug Problem, maybe?

freddymercurystwin wrote:
busternlouie wrote:The above method is the only way to be 100% sure the plugs are working or not

But a meter cannot lie? Or can it?


Yes.
by busternlouie
Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:08 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Temperamental Glow Plug Problem, maybe?
Replies: 16
Views: 4680

Re: Temperamental Glow Plug Problem, maybe?

Plugs either work or they dont. All they are is a coil of wire that heats up when current is passed through, and eventually they burn out. If its intermittant then i would say the fault is somewhere else in the cold start circuit rather than the plugs themselves. The above method is the only way to ...
by busternlouie
Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Temperamental Glow Plug Problem, maybe?
Replies: 16
Views: 4680

Re: Temperamental Glow Plug Problem, maybe?

Okay well I chose that one because (I detest ebay btw) that seller has better feedback, seems to have faster postage and only sells fault readers rather than allsorts. Anyhoo as they're both the same, presumably I get aome basic software with it and once loaded onto my laptop lets me read the fault...
by busternlouie
Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:57 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Temperamental Glow Plug Problem, maybe?
Replies: 16
Views: 4680

Re: Temperamental Glow Plug Problem, maybe?

There's only one way to test if your heater plugs are working or not: Remove each plug in turn; Get a battery & a set of jump leads; Connect one end of the Neg lead to the Neg Batt post and the other to the threaded part of the heater plug (the part that screws into the block); Connect one end o...
by busternlouie
Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: How To: Initialise windows after disconnecting the battery
Replies: 16
Views: 10809

Re: How To: Initialise windows after disconnecting the battery

dougieCC wrote:Windows go down at one touch but have to keep button pressed up to close, does not stop just have to hold button up.

Alan


What happens when you use the other switch, does the window work correctly then?

If so, sounds like a faulty switch or switch supply to me.
by busternlouie
Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:19 am
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: How To: Initialise windows after disconnecting the battery
Replies: 16
Views: 10809

Re: How To: Initialise windows after disconnecting the battery

freddymercurystwin wrote:So begs the question where did the 10 secs version come from? :hmm


Iam pretty sure i have read that in the owners manual.
by busternlouie
Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Throttle body reprogramming
Replies: 3
Views: 922

Re: Throttle body reprogramming

I did not have to reprogramme anything (2003 1.6). I assumed this would only be necessary if I was replacing a different throttle body from the one I took off. It works so I was right or very lucky. The reprogramming is mentioned in the instructions for removing and cleaning the throttle body, that...
by busternlouie
Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:14 pm
Forum: Parts and Accessories
Topic: Brake Disc
Replies: 8
Views: 816

Re: Brake Disc

Toodeep wrote:It is best to clamp the hose above the caliper


Clamping the hose can damage it so i would recommend not to.

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