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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #17370 on: 02 December 2018, 16:28:15 »

Yesterday - put my good spare battery on the Omega is the one fitted had given up the ghost. Drove sons Punto to the shop to get a paper then realised I had forgot to take money with me - Albseimers.  :-[
Drove back home to get money, but fuel light came on  so decided to do the return journey in the 190. Took the long scenic route to  warm the engine up, and it decided to run out of chip oil half a mile from home. Fuel gauge is stuck at half way point, and my powers of mathematic calculation, evidently aren't what they used to be.
Had some chip oil in the boot, so tipped it in, but I wasn't surprised that the battery started to run down before it started. Its a bastard to start after running out, or changing the fuel filter.
Walked the half mile home (purchasing paper on the way), collected the Omega and jump leads and drove back to the 190.
Once connected up to the Omega I was able to just turn it over for as long as it took to get it started.
Drove the Omega back home, noticing range of 7 miles showing on the display.
Walked (uphill this time) the half mile back to the 190 and drove it home.
Drove swmbo in the Omega the 7 miles to Sainsburys in a state of quiet panic hoping it wouldnt run out before we got there. It didnt. It was showing 0 miles as we drove into the petrol station, where it took 62.5 litres to fill it up. I was expecting it to take more than that. :-\
Could have been worse, at least it didnt rain. ::) ;D
Neither of our cars get much below half a tank, can't see why you'd let them get so low  :-\
I detest queuing, then standing like a prick filling up, so to quote Nick W on another thread, I like to make the job worthwhile.

Hence, I've run out of fuel more times than I care to remember ;D
I never have to queue, and I'm ok with 90 seconds at the pump. One of the reasons I keep mine topped up is because my 89 year old mum is on her last legs and I don't want to be worrying about fuel if I get a phone call in the middle of the night.
Agree with that Stemo. When you have ageing parent/parents, the last thing you want is faffing around for fuel when the call comes.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #17371 on: 02 December 2018, 17:11:07 »

Spent the afternoon locating an electrical fault on Gixer's saloon.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #17372 on: 02 December 2018, 18:21:16 »

Snapped the bolt holding the BMW's ABS sensor in and then broke off the ABS sensor itself when I tried to remove that!  ::)

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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #17373 on: 03 December 2018, 16:12:48 »

Spent the afternoon locating an electrical fault on Gixer's saloon.

#Whistles theme tune to "The good the bad and the ugly"# ;D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #17374 on: 03 December 2018, 17:22:43 »

Spent the afternoon locating an electrical fault on Gixer's saloon.

#Whistles theme tune to "The good the bad and the ugly"# ;D
Hey, Blondie ;D.  A classic.

Gixer seems to shag LPG components faster than I shag tyres ;D.  This one was a loom fault. Last time it was an LPG ECU fault.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #17375 on: 03 December 2018, 19:30:35 »

Fitted a new water pump and main cooling rad to the 2.6. No more water leaks. :y

Next job, for over the winter, is to fit the LPG kit I've just got.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #17376 on: 06 December 2018, 19:06:54 »

Got the puncture repaired :y Glad it could be repaired as the tyre was only a year old and didn't have many miles on it at all 8)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #17377 on: 07 December 2018, 08:17:13 »

All I've done today is get the Scooby out of the garage for SWMBO she's doing a school run for two of the Grandsons I'm going back to bed man Flu.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #17378 on: 07 December 2018, 11:01:29 »

Took the Omega for mot, which it failed on a drop link split dust cover. Even though it failed, I'm strangely pleased that it failed on such a simple fix.  :)
I'll fit a new pair, get it retested and the old girl gets to live another day.  :y
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #17379 on: 08 December 2018, 09:53:33 »

Used it to quickly pop down the shops, and decided it really does need filling up with electricity....

.when I CBA.


This is due to how, when the starter engaged, several of the electronic systems like adaptive lighting and infotainment all reset, and the airbag light stayed on...
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #17380 on: 08 December 2018, 11:37:14 »

Used it to quickly pop down the shops, and decided it really does need filling up with electricity....

.when I CBA.


This is due to how, when the starter engaged, several of the electronic systems like adaptive lighting and infotainment all reset, and the airbag light stayed on...
Is this the corsa ? if it is , get a decent battery sorted PDQ
low voltage can fry the BCM (a known issue) and it is advised to get the latest firmware flash for the BCM to prevent further problems
I diagnosed one in the week for a friend, too late for the fried BCM
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #17381 on: 08 December 2018, 15:49:14 »

Be the Jaaag ;)

TB only drives Corsas and Focuses on holibobs ;)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #17382 on: 08 December 2018, 16:04:26 »

Be the Jaaag ;)

TB only drives Corsas and Focuses on holibobs ;)
Ah . i see  :y
well i know 2 things about Jaaags
1: a new battery is a gazillion dalasi
2:MPG is worse than rusty vauxhalls
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #17383 on: 08 December 2018, 17:56:59 »

Be the Jaaag ;)

TB only drives Corsas and Focuses on holibobs ;)
Ah . i see  :y
well i know 2 things about Jaaags
1: a new battery is a gazillion dalasi
2:MPG is worse than rusty vauxhalls
That's all there is to know :P
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #17384 on: 09 December 2018, 02:17:21 »

Batteries are not so expensive, in fact I have been surprised at the parts pricing.

Also been mega impressed with the MPG  :-[
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