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Messages - henryd

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 18 January 2019, 19:03:03 »
Your BMW probably reported back to BMW HQ that you fitted a non genuine BMW battery and they sent your car a virus to make you go to a dealer for repairs  :P

 ;D Probably .. although it's not new enough to have telematics (or .. actually, it might be, there's an "SOS" button). At least I bought a Bosch battery, can't it just be happy that the volts are Teutonic!?

If it's newer than 06 it may need the battery details added to ECU,X5's do and Bmw battery  come with a code :-X

General Car Chat / Re: Electric wing mirrors
« on: 17 January 2019, 13:30:16 »
As Uncle Stemo says,either the switch or the door harness making and breaking with door movement,try them again with the door open and see if owt changes

General Car Chat / Re: How much for scrap?
« on: 17 January 2019, 12:16:22 »
Scrap prices are up a bit at the moment,especially if you tell them it has cats fitted,recently did a Honda Civic and got 180,120 for the car and 60 for the cat :y

General Car Chat / Re: Project anyone?
« on: 16 January 2019, 09:36:40 »
Could that one be the car that Clarkson blew up on one of Top Gears challenges?
Engine not started in a long time could be why, it has a hole in the crankcase!

Clarkson's wasn't a genuine SS,that one seems like it is with the certification :y

General Discussion Area / Re: Big vote tomorrow.
« on: 15 January 2019, 16:19:37 »
Is it too late to get Boris to take over and get it right?


And on that day the devil will skate to work.....

I think you'll find he cycles..


He always seems to be  jogging or cycling or shagging on the news......... so why does he resemble a pallid shapeless out of condition dollop? :)

fixed :y

General Car Chat / Re: Foot pump
« on: 12 January 2019, 18:18:32 »
My Smarts have nowhere to put one

And my Merc has a soft/stretchy walled spare that lives in a space that would not take a full sized wheel. (something like this

If you ever need to fit it, get it out of the boot and start inflating it before you do anything else. It takes AGES!

My Touareg has one of these,trouble is after 14 years in its flat state its not for inflating,took a garage compressor to get it to blow up when I needed it,bloody useless thing :-\

General Car Chat / Re: Mercedes W208 Clk wiring Q...
« on: 11 January 2019, 11:25:52 »
My 208 doesn't have such things so I'm no help to you :'(

Omega General Help / Re: 2.6 , which cams are better for low end?
« on: 06 January 2019, 18:17:41 »
If pissballing around with fuelling on the standard GM map, the trims need to be more or less 0%, as they soon get grumpy if they drift off dramatically.

This is something that a lot of the crap you read on of the internet that shows most people don't know their arse from their elbow. Higher flow injectors, higher pressure FPRs and so on do not help in the slightest if the originals are good enough, all that happens is the ECU has to battle harder to keep everything working right, and every time you clear any codes, the thing will run like a sack of shite.

If you can get more air in (and out - theres another issue though), then increasing fuel flow makes sense, but only if you can keep the trims, long term, around the 0% mark. Try to understand what is going on and why, rather than believe what the bloke down the pub's dogs mums brother says (or what you read on the Internet in this new fangled online world)

Hope that makes sense :)

I have a 3.0 block with electronic and fuel system from 2.6, I  have noticed an increase of torque, which was what I was looking for. At the moment it works well but, should I do a ecu remap or is it going well?

If you are happy with it and it runs well there is no need to change anything

Omega General Help / Re: 2.6 , which cams are better for low end?
« on: 04 January 2019, 11:56:58 »
Its okay guys, had a think about it and just gonna stick the 3.2 in, bit more tunable and better gains too , hopefully in the next couple of weeks, will i need the 3.2 ecu and fob ect etc? As I've been told the 2.6 ecu will run it fine :/

If its an auto you'll need the gearbox as well,3.2 will eat the AR25 :'(

Omega General Help / Re: 2.6 , which cams are better for low end?
« on: 04 January 2019, 09:59:32 »
The 2 posts immediately above match my experiences.

And mine  :y

General Car Chat / Re: Dead Beemer!
« on: 03 January 2019, 18:42:01 »
Most likely a driveshaft joint stripped its splines,Beemer diffs are quite tough stuff normally  :y

On cars of that age Terry, if it isn't broken I wouldnt fix it :y

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 23 December 2018, 21:14:31 »
Dismantled half of the front of the Mundano to change a headlight bulb and reassembled.  ::)

Then went to change the windscreen wipers which I always find a fiddly challenge!  ::)   Anyway I eventually got them on to find they are utterly shite and should be called windscreen smearers!  :o  >:(

The old ones will be going back on and I'll be returning the new shite ones!  >:(

What age Mondeo?,headlights bulbs are really simple up to around 07 plate,just lift two metal clips and headlight comes right out  :y

General Car Chat / Re: As i managed to kill the Desmond...
« on: 21 December 2018, 14:16:12 »
Lets really get you started,  ;D Thoughts on C class Mercs as well. Thinking of mid noughties and 2litre engines, auto box,. Ta  :y
Don't even go there.  They are poorly built, poorly designed (that's been overly kind), and used substandard materials.

My 16 year old CLK is squeak and rattle free which is surprising if they are so poorly built(its rust free too ::))

So you got the only good one made :P

 :P :P

General Car Chat / Re: As i managed to kill the Desmond...
« on: 19 December 2018, 09:36:31 »
It's been there for .. maybe 12 months? I'm sure he'd take an offer, at this point...

[edit] Oh - the neighbour's W126 is also LPG converted.. if it ever comes up for sale, I made a mental note to let you know ;) ;D

Nice car with the 3.0 lump,I look after a 2.6 and that goes well too :y

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