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by roberte
Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:34 pm
Forum: Car chat
Topic: Diff oil change
Replies: 3
Views: 531

Are there any non-reusable washers like an engine oil change or is it just the oil you need to buy?

Also, know anywhere you can get limited slip diff oil, 'round Dublin?

R.
by roberte
Thu Feb 07, 2008 3:48 pm
Forum: Car chat
Topic: Diff oil change
Replies: 3
Views: 531

Diff oil change

Hi,
Just wondering how often you should change the oil in an aftermarket diff? Is it easy to do, for someone with basic mechanical skills?

R.
by roberte
Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:23 pm
Forum: Car chat
Topic: screechen
Replies: 1
Views: 370

Squealing belts seem to be a common problem. I used to get it when accelerating or changing down gears. Silicone belt treatment spray works quite well.

R.
by roberte
Sat Jan 26, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: Car chat
Topic: Quick Oil question
Replies: 21
Views: 2217

Re: Quick Oil question

My Car also has an oil cooler and filter re-location kit fitted, i dont suppose id have 2 do anything out of the ordinary when doing an oil swap? The oil cooler didn't make much of a difference, except that part of the filter was obscured by the pipework. I was trying to find the SST filter tool (a...
by roberte
Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:21 pm
Forum: Car chat
Topic: Car buyers guide scams
Replies: 9
Views: 1259

Re: Car buyers guide scams

So trying to sell the Gf's old Megane on www.cbg.ie Have someone interested to buy it, strange thing is her hasn't seen the car or even taken it for a test drive. Here is the last mail i got off him after sending him more pictures Thanks for your mail.... The price is okay for my son to purchase it...
by roberte
Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:51 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: mid section (part with cat)
Replies: 3
Views: 367

I have the stock one on the car now and the SARD sport cat. I was thinking of keeping it and putting it back on though. If I did, I'd still have to keep the stock one to pass the NCT next time!

R.
by roberte
Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:47 pm
Forum: Car chat
Topic: What are yer cars doing to the gallon.....
Replies: 23
Views: 2521

I don't work in mpg anymore, since everything's in litres and KM now, but here's what I got from a recent fill of E5: Used 37 litres over 293.7km. That works out to 12.6 litres per 100 km. There's a handy caculator at: http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/transportation/tools/fuel-trip-calculator/fuel-calculator-...
by roberte
Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:31 pm
Forum: Car chat
Topic: Emissions
Replies: 36
Views: 4534

Just to let you know, the car passed the NCT! :D :D :D :D :D High Idle CO down to 0.10%, from 0.54% on the first test (well below the 0.3% limit). The things that were different this time was a new Lambda sensor, stock cat and I also tried Dipetane fuel additive. Not sure how much each of those cont...
by roberte
Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:20 am
Forum: Car chat
Topic: Emissions
Replies: 36
Views: 4534

Dan wrote:i'd say it will be worse on vpower. ecu's should be interchangeable, you could borrow mine see if it works!


Thanks a million. I'll put it through tomorrow with the lambda sensor changed, to see if that made the difference. If it fails again I'll try swapping ECUs.

R.
by roberte
Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:30 pm
Forum: Car chat
Topic: Emissions
Replies: 36
Views: 4534

Which fuel are you using currently i'd say the toms ecu is mapped to run on unleaded 100 if you are using unleaded 95, that could be the main cause of your problem. i know the standard ecu can sort of retard the timing and adjust to unleaded 95 after a bit not sure if this is the case with the Toms...
by roberte
Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:42 pm
Forum: Car chat
Topic: Anyone import there own car & from where?
Replies: 12
Views: 1599

Re: Anyone import there own car & from where?

Thanks guys, I will pass on all the info to him. I have heard horror storys about the car when it gets to dublin there ment to be a fu**ing nightmare.I have heard of cars where fork lifts were drove into them & a lot more. Ya we had a look at work yesterday at the tradecarview.com but we taught...
by roberte
Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:34 pm
Forum: Car chat
Topic: Emissions
Replies: 36
Views: 4534

Right, left it in to McNamara's for a few days, they did say that the lambda sensor was reacting slowly and they replaced that. They are not convinced however that it will be enough to pass. The levels still fluctuate around the pass/fail mark. I'm putting it in this Friday, with the usual additive ...
by roberte
Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:02 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission section
Topic: What's this?
Replies: 7
Views: 988

It looks like something to do with air/fuel ratio alright. It great finding strange stuff in the car that some jap lad left in it. You should have seen the miles of cable I tore out of it from the old AV system (which was nicked on the docks). It was like one of those magician tricks, where he keep...
by roberte
Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:43 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission section
Topic: What's this?
Replies: 7
Views: 988

no idea, could be instructions off an air/fuel controller? is there any thing like that in the car, maybe there was a controller and it got swiped during transport, and thats the cause of ur emission problem? Hmm, I'd have to trace back where the sensor is plugged in to be sure, bit late for that t...
by roberte
Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission section
Topic: What's this?
Replies: 7
Views: 988

What's this?

Came across this in the documents I got with the car. I assume it's some sort of mod for the oxygen sensor? Anyone have any idea what it is? I tried searching for a/f700 but couldn't find anything relevant. http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/5645/21523645ob6.th.jpg http://img165.imageshack.us/img165...

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