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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 07 June 2018, 11:08:35 »
Or removing it completely...
I once had to drive it from Aviemore to Alton overnight without anything at all in the exhaust can due to a small technical setback. I thought it was fine, because I was wearing ear defenders. I wonder how many people's hearing I trashed on the way, though. Loud isn't the word. :-[

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 06 June 2018, 23:31:03 »
Realised the exhaust was about to part company with the side of the car.

.. and that the exhaust bobbins I purchased a few weeks back are completely the wrong size. :(

He's between a rock and a hard place, really.  ;D

Nobody will believe he did it without irrefutable evidence.

If he makes such evidence public, he'll be hung, drawn and quartered, if not by the Police based on evidence posted on social media, by the court of public opinion.

For your next publicity stunt, try choosing a record that it's legal to break. :y

e.g.: Land's end to John O' Groats on a Honda C90. :D

Omega General Help / Re: Alternator or battery confusion
« on: 06 June 2018, 16:22:06 »
Often alternator failures are down to a failed regulator, and pattern replacements can be had for £20 or so. Hopefully the refurb guys will fit a new one. :y

Omega General Help / Re: failed mot emissions
« on: 06 June 2018, 16:19:48 »
As a test that this is your (only) problem, if you disconnect the pipe to the wheel arch canister and block the resulting empty hose barb on the breather bridge, it should then idle better.

.. and by an Audi**** too. Fair play to him. I wonder if he kept up the constant tailgating and weaving into the middle lane to perform dangerous undertakes the whole way? ;)

Meanwhile, if only the energy from gyrating apoplectic do-gooders could be harnessed somehow? Surely, if you crammed enough of them under your bonnet and connected them to some sort of hybrid drive system?... :y

General Car Chat / Re: VED
« on: 06 June 2018, 16:05:54 »
Mmm?  :(
Just taxed my R class .... £540. SWMBOs Citroen C3 £190 & my 700cc Roadster £120 .... all due in the same month  ???

It is fortunate you are a member of the 'super rich' club.

Is it costly keeping the 60ft yacht  moored in Monaco? :)....along with all the dolly birds. :)

I don't think there are any moorings that small at Monaco. If it doesn't have a Helipad on the top, they turn you away.

General Discussion Area / Re: This weekend’s toy...
« on: 05 June 2018, 16:37:39 »
Thanks :) and a very good guess. Completed in 1904, and started in the yr Queen Vic dropped off the perch  :y

I've fallen off too many ladders and telegraph poles (including falling off a pole on my pole climbing course - apparently a first ;D)

 ;D  ;D ;D

I may have just had to clean beer off my phone screen!

I've been trying to think of a way to answer that post. I guess he ended up rolling about on the floor... but not in the way I did when I read about it.  ;D ;D ;D

Omega General Help / Re: Rpm increase
« on: 05 June 2018, 16:34:55 »
In have seenthis sort of behaviour before on a 2.6. It turns out that the MAF sensor was the problem in that instance, but that doesn't mean it will be this time. It would be good to get some live data if you have a suitable code reader. In particular, the MAF and fuel trim values when it's fully warmed up and idling normally, if possible.

Cleaning MAF sensors doesn't generally help, and often knackers them completely.

Omega General Help / Re: Gearbox issues
« on: 04 June 2018, 22:39:02 »
Sounds like an intermittent issue in the auto gearbox or ABS systems, as said, as both can cause the gearbox to go into limp home.

You need to get the codes read, really, to find out exactly what is the problem.

First job is to check / top up the auto transmission fluid, though.

Omega General Help / Re: Cam shaft pulleys
« on: 04 June 2018, 19:17:02 »
Yep, the cams are numbered 1 to 4 from left to right as you look at the front of the engine.

The sprocket keyways are identified on the sprocket according to this numbering. You also have to use the correct timing mark on the sprocket. Again, this is identified by the number 1..4.

If you've got it wrong, turn the crankshaft back to 60 degrees BTDC on number 1, as this is a "safe" position, then check and, if necessarily reposition each of the cams until they are correct. Then turn the crank back up to TDC, lock the tool against the water pump and refit the belt.

Omega General Help / Re: failed mot emissions
« on: 04 June 2018, 15:20:06 »
co mot fail
fast idle test fail 2.250%
second fast idle test fail 5.828%
natural idle test fail 6.478%

no warning lights on

That's running very rich.  :o

As said, need to check live data, to see if the ECU temperature sensor is reading OK and, if so, check the other inputs to the ECU.

Omega General Help / Re: failed mot emissions
« on: 01 June 2018, 13:06:29 »
If it's already not running well, then it points to a fault, IMHO.

Is the EML on? Are there any codes stored?

Classy. I can see he has impeccable taste. :o

Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Air con clutch
« on: 31 May 2018, 10:58:53 »
Yep, you can reach the connector to the clutch from underneath. Check and see if you are getting power there when the air con is turned on.

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