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Messages - dave the builder

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Newbie Welcome Area / Re: New member 96 elite owner
« on: Yesterday at 12:49:42 »
Welcome to the OOF  :)

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 15 June 2019, 12:45:09 »
Merc passed it's MOT today, no advisories  :y
Congratulations on the pass   :)
It's always nice to have no advisories  8)

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This needs methodical diagnosis, and more information needed , what work has been done,how many miles/Km has the car done  :-\ auto or manual box  ???
could be many things, diff noise is very possible
also prop center bearing, wheels out of balance, worn front or rear suspension (out of line) is there un-even tyre wear  :-\
clutch and flywheel issue, sticking brakes  is unlikely at such speed
can't rule out things like a window slightly open, wheel arch plastic liner or trim loose (resonates with speed) exhaust issue 
lots of possibilities  :(

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General Discussion Area / Re: Wheel of misfortune
« on: 15 June 2019, 10:54:47 »
This thread reminds me of the POS picasso clutch issue about a year ago (discussed on OOF)
I remember there being warnings on the clutch cowboys invoice about returning @ 500 miles to have the clutch checked and again @ 1500 IIRC
Fortunately ,for the case , the gearbox parted company with the engine  :o within the 500 miles and was returned, it went back twice  for them to fix ,this was due to missing bolts,clearly not tightened or not fitted .due to the lack of earth path via the gearbox to the starter motor, it also fried all the ECU loom etc effectively writing off the car.I had to take photos and get an engineer's report
 after months,lots of emails,phone calls etc and legal threats , the matter got resolved,
because the 760 bill for the work had been paid by credit card, the credit card company refunded the bill, plus 1000 to find a replacement vehicle, plus 500 for expenses for hire car,etc etc plus we kept the picasso and scrapped it (another 160 for the kitty) ,they then pursued the case themselves .probably got more as a final settlement  :-\ who knows, I was just happy to get rid of the POS picasso and draw a line under it all .
I'm not a fan of buying anything on credit ,however, paying for a bill for services with a credit card, then paying in full the credit card balance at the end of the month ,paid off well in this case.
I had good evidence, photographs ,engineers report, the damaged car etc ,and could have pursued the case via small claims and I expected to win, BUT was happy to let the credit card company factor the debt and deal with it ,because it takes a lot of time/hassle to  deal with .

In Mr Varche's case, I'd hope to be refunded the cost of replacement wheel,tyre, hub and wheel nuts and fitting , plus a token gesture (say 50  :-\ ) and leave it at that.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Wheel of misfortune
« on: 12 June 2019, 21:20:06 »
Mr google said "Automobile clubs recommend checking the seating of the nuts after 50 to 100 kilometres and retightening them whenever necessary. The reason for this is that the wheel bolts can loosen over time, meaning the wheel is no longer seated as tightly as it should be."
did VW inform you of this ? is it in the small print on the receipt  :-\

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General Discussion Area / Re: HERMES
« on: 12 June 2019, 21:16:25 »
While TB is away, all couriers have been told NOT to deliver to you instead Lizzie  ;D

all my ebay tat turns up on time or before due, even hermes

I think local delivery is farmed out to local self employed drivers

my local Hermes deliverer is Dave   ;D  lovely chap , only has 1 arm ,but always cheery and helpful .

 

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General Discussion Area / Re: Wheel of misfortune
« on: 12 June 2019, 20:59:51 »
If you paid by credit card , you can look at charge back (section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act)  :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Wheel of misfortune
« on: 12 June 2019, 20:44:30 »
Glad your ok
very odd, garges in the uk tend to tighten wheel nuts up to 1,000,000 Nm as a general rule of thumb  :-\
hopefully you will be reimbursed the cost of the wheel,
I doubt they will pay for the burnt microwave tv meals though 

Back in UK.
Name and shame, needs a good bollocking.
you can't name and shame until the mater is resolved
public forum on the interweb  :(
What's wrong with mother? Why does she need resolving?  ;D
she never typed enough Ts
I name and shame my finger , in it's defense , due to persistent rain, I've not done the "pointing" I intended to do on a wall, so it's out of practice  :(  ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Wheel of misfortune
« on: 12 June 2019, 20:20:58 »
Glad your ok
very odd, garges in the uk tend to tighten wheel nuts up to 1,000,000 Nm as a general rule of thumb  :-\
hopefully you will be reimbursed the cost of the wheel,
I doubt they will pay for the burnt microwave tv meals though 

Back in UK.
Name and shame, needs a good bollocking.
you can't name and shame until the mater is resolved
public forum on the interweb  :(

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Omega Gallery / Re: PVS at Bruntingthorpe
« on: 12 June 2019, 12:12:19 »
RobseyMV6's bonkers LS1 v8 supercharged estate  8)

don't know who's mv6 ?

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Omega General Help / Re: looking for help\advise please ?
« on: 12 June 2019, 11:55:38 »
I was unclear, is the engine cranking but not firing, or not even cranking?

engine made no sound at all, did not even try to turn over, dead as a dodo as they say.


sounds like no crank , hence my immobilizer or duff starter comment 

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Omega General Help / Re: Omega 2.6 runs better without MAF
« on: 11 June 2019, 22:15:18 »
What prompted you to remove the Maf ?
was it running rough or lacking throttle response  :-\
did you read the ECM fault codes before hand or since ?
removing the MAF defaults to a substitute value map for air intake temperature and flow IIRC

I have dtc p0173, fuel trim. I have already changed the lambda probes and it remains the same. The MAF can also give that breakdown, that's why I try it
check for air leaks and exhaust leaks
have you got access to a code reader or computer to give live engine data ?
that way you could look at bank 1 fuel trims etc to see if they are close to throwing a code, or if it is just a bank 2 specific problem

Yes, I have. The problem is in bank 2  but the bank 1 also does not work well, although better than 2. But the question is, why does it go much better with the MAF disconnected.  do not see air intakes and the emissions got perfect on itv (mot) so the exhaust does not leak
obviously something has failed since ITV / MOT test for the code to be present
once cleared, how long before the code comes back ?

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General Discussion Area / Re: Only in Birmingham
« on: 11 June 2019, 21:45:07 »
I was thinking...

This...
looks good for pedestrian clearance  :y


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Omega General Help / Re: looking for help\advise please ?
« on: 11 June 2019, 21:41:10 »
if you can, read the stored fault codes ,just in case  :y

Crank sensor :-\

That said, it would still crank...

The Omega can be a bit sensitive if you throw the key in and try to crank it immediately. Possibly a sign that the ignition switch is on its way out :-\

Had an astra that the tip of the ignition barrel spindle snapped off in the switch ,also had an ignition switch with burnt out contact pad on another car  :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Only in Birmingham
« on: 11 June 2019, 21:17:01 »
Drive the D10 to work day  :-\


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