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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #20715 on: 03 August 2020, 18:50:49 »

Saturday it went a for good trek around the Cotswolds (the XE) which was most enjoyable on the windy bits.

Also took it to work on Friday, driving like an old lady it showed 48mpg (it typically over reads by 1-2mpg)
And the MPG round my neck of the woods?
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #20716 on: 03 August 2020, 18:52:49 »

Changed the oil in the dirty Pussy, reset the service light, checked for fault codes for alarm going off, and there were none, so my Sunday morning alarm clock must have been someone elses car.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #20717 on: 03 August 2020, 18:55:52 »

I tried to start my MV6. Battery flat as a pancake, so hooked it up to wife's Astra.
Still no start.
Replaced spark plugs
Still no start.
Gave up and had lunch.
Now having afternoon nap.
In my experience, you're better off removing the dead battery and putting a good, fully charged battery on the car if it's stood any length of time, even good quality jump leads don't give good contact .
if voltage drops bellow 12v when cranking the ECU shuts down IIRC
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #20718 on: 03 August 2020, 19:07:25 »

*Good* jumpleads can help, but most people buy those god awful shite that couldn't start a 1l fiesta.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #20719 on: 03 August 2020, 20:56:34 »

Swapped out some grey plastic bits for some woodenish ones :D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #20720 on: 04 August 2020, 09:25:08 »

You can type while asleep ? Thats a neat trick.  :D
Did it spin over ok when hooked up to the Astra ?
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #20721 on: 04 August 2020, 11:29:15 »

Saturday it went a for good trek around the Cotswolds (the XE) which was most enjoyable on the windy bits.

Also took it to work on Friday, driving like an old lady it showed 48mpg (it typically over reads by 1-2mpg)
And the MPG round my neck of the woods?

mid 30s then 42 on the Gloucester to home leg
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #20722 on: 06 August 2020, 10:22:14 »

*Good* jumpleads can help, but most people buy those god awful shite that couldn't start a 1l fiesta.


My jump leads are pretty good, I've had them years (35) and cost me a days wages back then, and there was 14.5 V showing at the battery terminals when cranking off my wifes 1.6 astra (running)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #20723 on: 06 August 2020, 12:32:10 »

Took the VXR8 through our shitty one horse town and scattered the Batflu dodgers...amazing what 650 ponies will do in a confined space. Then back home to shift the fleet around to make space for tomorrow, as Autofarce are coming to fit a screen on the white Omega,and hopefully they won't nause it up.....hopefully! ::)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #20724 on: 06 August 2020, 17:04:02 »

*Good* jumpleads can help, but most people buy those god awful shite that couldn't start a 1l fiesta.


My jump leads are pretty good, I've had them years (35) and cost me a days wages back then, and there was 14.5 V showing at the battery terminals when cranking off my wifes 1.6 astra (running)
How thick are they and how long are they.  Often older jumpleads aren't that suitable, as they were made to jump Mini Metros, not big V6s.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #20725 on: 06 August 2020, 21:22:36 »

Just take jump leads out the equation by fitting a fresh, good,fully charged battery  as i said earlier  ;D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #20726 on: 07 August 2020, 08:46:41 »

Just take jump leads out the equation by fitting a fresh, good,fully charged battery  as i said earlier  ;D

Omegod, came from the other end of the M57 and swapped over the cam sensor, and then the Engine started first turn.
I then took it on a short blast. 
Such a great car. I did manage to test the traction control in the dry. Whoops.
Next ?
New battery, new exhaust, gearbox oil and filter change.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #20727 on: 07 August 2020, 09:14:02 »

It's funny how your car sends you little messages, I noticed this milestone before I left for work this morning
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #20728 on: 10 August 2020, 15:59:48 »

As the alarm went off yet again, decided to plug the laptop in.  I think its conclusive, grrrr

Pattern parts* ordered, so at least I have that fiddly and tedious task to look forward to in a day or 2  >:(



*In the hope they are better than the absolute tat that JLR use.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #20729 on: 10 August 2020, 16:20:40 »

Noticed the other day that TBE's right rear window isn't playing.  So thats another job to do. Maybe. Still undecided.
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