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Re: A few questions if anyone can help
« Reply #15 on: 17 May 2011, 12:36:02 »

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Because i've had many vx's with tc and can tell when it steps in without a light telling me it is.

If its like the abs system the bulb makes up part of the circuit so no bulb = no worky
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Re: A few questions if anyone can help
« Reply #16 on: 17 May 2011, 13:05:47 »

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Because i've had many vx's with tc and can tell when it steps in without a light telling me it is.

If its like the abs system the bulb makes up part of the circuit so no bulb = no worky


That was my thought hence the question  ::)

funny though as the ABS does work, but no light  :-/
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Re: A few questions if anyone can help
« Reply #17 on: 17 May 2011, 15:08:33 »

Re number of rocker gaskets:

There are two different types, I assume they swapped at some point from one to the other.

One type has 4 seperate gaskets (total) to do both banks (2 gaskets per bank), and the other type have 2 gaskets (1 per bank)

If you get the replacements that is 1 gasket per bank they will slot straight in however the other type will need a "bridge" of sealant putting in the gasket channel on the cam cover in 2 places to join the 2 together.

This will become apparent when you have the covers off

Chances are that if your replacements look small you only have replacements for one side.
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Re: A few questions if anyone can help
« Reply #18 on: 17 May 2011, 15:11:24 »

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Re number of rocker gaskets:

There are two different types, I assume they swapped at some point from one to the other.

One type has 4 seperate gaskets (total) to do both banks (2 gaskets per bank), and the other type have 2 gaskets (1 per bank)

If you get the replacements that is 1 gasket per bank they will slot straight in however the other type will need a "bridge" of sealant putting in the gasket channel on the cam cover in 2 places to join the 2 together.

This will become apparent when you have the covers off

Chances are that if your replacements look small you only have replacements for one side.


Just looked into it more its 4 separate ones vaux do them in pairs though for £6 each  :D

Pain in the a**  :(
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Re: A few questions if anyone can help
« Reply #19 on: 17 May 2011, 17:08:27 »

Camcover gaskets are one of the things that Genuine Vx is recommended for... Some people have had pattern ones fail within a year.

Obviously you'll need to clean the breathers through too ;)
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« Reply #20 on: 17 May 2011, 19:25:14 »

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Because i've had many vx's with tc and can tell when it steps in without a light telling me it is.

If its like the abs system the bulb makes up part of the circuit so no bulb = no worky


That was my thought hence the question  ::)

funny though as the ABS does work, but no light  :-/

thats not going to help come mot time :'(
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« Reply #21 on: 17 May 2011, 19:54:42 »

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Because i've had many vx's with tc and can tell when it steps in without a light telling me it is.

If its like the abs system the bulb makes up part of the circuit so no bulb = no worky


That was my thought hence the question  ::)

funny though as the ABS does work, but no light  :-/

thats not going to help come mot time :'(


Neither will having no cats.
perks of being in the motor trade  ;D
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« Reply #22 on: 17 May 2011, 20:01:34 »

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Because i've had many vx's with tc and can tell when it steps in without a light telling me it is.

If its like the abs system the bulb makes up part of the circuit so no bulb = no worky


That was my thought hence the question  ::)

funny though as the ABS does work, but no light  :-/

thats not going to help come mot time :'(


Neither will having no cats.
perks of being in the motor trade  ;D

I am in the motor trade,shouldn't make any difference unless you are writing the ticket :-/
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« Reply #23 on: 17 May 2011, 20:04:01 »

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Because i've had many vx's with tc and can tell when it steps in without a light telling me it is.

If its like the abs system the bulb makes up part of the circuit so no bulb = no worky


That was my thought hence the question  ::)

funny though as the ABS does work, but no light  :-/

thats not going to help come mot time :'(


Neither will having no cats.
perks of being in the motor trade  ;D

I am in the motor trade,shouldn't make any difference unless you are writing the ticket :-/


Trivial daft things like that can be overlooked, obviously if there was a serious fault it would fail,
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Re: A few questions if anyone can help
« Reply #24 on: 17 May 2011, 20:24:21 »

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Trivial daft things like that can be overlooked, obviously if there was a serious fault it would fail,

To be hoped you don't get into the sales side of things. If ABS is fitted, I would expect it to work.
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Re: A few questions if anyone can help
« Reply #25 on: 17 May 2011, 20:40:41 »

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To be hoped you don't get into the sales side of things. If ABS is fitted, I would expect it to work.[/quote]
I disagree. This guy sounds like he would make a good secondhand car salesman ;)
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Re: A few questions if anyone can help
« Reply #26 on: 17 May 2011, 20:41:40 »

I think you are missing the point ....

You say the TC does not work .. by knowledge and feel ...

You say the bulb never illuminates ... ever no matter what switching is made... or on ignition on.

Therefore .. if bulb has been removed (or blown) it cannot illuminate....  if it WAS illuminated it would indicate a fault in the TC that TURNS TC OFF ... which is .. probably .. why it doesn't work.

My money is on the previous owner removing the TC bulb to hide a known fault ....

Moral .. check all bulbs illuminate at ignition switch on when buying a car .. :)
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Re: A few questions if anyone can help
« Reply #27 on: 18 May 2011, 08:43:28 »

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I think you are missing the point ....

You say the TC does not work .. by knowledge and feel ...

You say the bulb never illuminates ... ever no matter what switching is made... or on ignition on.

Therefore .. if bulb has been removed (or blown) it cannot illuminate....  if it WAS illuminated it would indicate a fault in the TC that TURNS TC OFF ... which is .. probably .. why it doesn't work.

My money is on the previous owner removing the TC bulb to hide a known fault ....

Moral .. check all bulbs illuminate at ignition switch on when buying a car .. :)

Well when I get chance i'll be taking them out and we shall see eh  8-)
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