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by MrDillon
27 Nov 2015, 00:04
Forum: how do i
Topic: Intermittent engine cut-outs: fuel relay?
Replies: 5
Views: 1636

Re: Intermittent engine cut-outs: fuel relay?

Yes does sound like a relay, or perhaps the solenoid (on or around the pump which actually shuts the fuel off to stop the engine) clicking off when it shouldn't do. My money's on the relay - the solenoids can get stuck in the off position when left a while, but once they're on they usually stay on. ...
by MrDillon
25 Nov 2015, 23:52
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: Starting problems and smoke!
Replies: 2
Views: 853

Re: Starting problems and smoke!

Yes, in my experience a good thrash now and again does engines the world of good!
by MrDillon
20 Nov 2015, 00:50
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: Just bought a Granvia [Idling speed]
Replies: 8
Views: 1106

Re: Just bought a Granvia

Hi Phil Re: fast idle It's worth checking that the throttle cables are not sticking and are adjusted correctly. There are two cables (and a return spring) to open and close the throttle - if the opening one is a little too tight then this would hold the idle higher than it should be (on mine usually...
by MrDillon
09 Nov 2015, 13:05
Forum: how do i
Topic: unusual MPG question
Replies: 6
Views: 995

Re: unusual MPG question

Good advice Richard Another benefit of low viscocity oil is that there's much less resistance for cold starts than a thicker type, enabling it to flow easily around the motor and give full protection instantly. Also, when the motor is off synthetics tend to cling to the bearing surfaces rather than ...
by MrDillon
08 Nov 2015, 18:11
Forum: how do i
Topic: unusual MPG question
Replies: 6
Views: 995

Re: unusual MPG question

Don't know about the CAT warning light - I don't have one on my diesel version

Few peeps on here have the V6 3.4 can they help with this?Couple
by MrDillon
08 Nov 2015, 16:31
Forum: how do i
Topic: unusual MPG question
Replies: 6
Views: 995

Re: unusual MPG question

Just thought of something else: You say you do a number of small journeys for weeks on end. Most engines especially big ones don't really like this much - lots of condensation in the oil and exhaust that doesn't get burnt off (rots exhaust boxes in no time!) , and constant rich mixture cold starting...
by MrDillon
08 Nov 2015, 16:25
Forum: how do i
Topic: unusual MPG question
Replies: 6
Views: 995

Re: unusual MPG question

Most modern-ish vehicles are set up to run quite lean in order to keep emissions low. This is monitored by a CO sensor in the exhaust, which is quite sensitive to any over-fuelling as unburnt fuel is really not good news for the catalytic converter. If it senses too much CO in the exhaust it will te...
by MrDillon
05 Nov 2015, 10:41
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: Any Ideas?
Replies: 7
Views: 988

Re: Any Ideas?

On my vehicle there is a switch on the front heater controls that says "rear cool" - this has to be switched on before the rear controls can become active. Mine is the analogue system so models have a digital version
by MrDillon
02 Nov 2015, 23:39
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: Any Ideas?
Replies: 7
Views: 988

Re: Any Ideas?

Once you've undone the mounting plate and dropped it down so you can get at it, the relays can be accessed easily. They will just pull off their spade connections. Sometimes a tap (with the appropriate switch in the on position" will jolt them into life. It is possible to remove the covers and ...
by MrDillon
01 Nov 2015, 19:04
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: Any Ideas?
Replies: 7
Views: 988

Re: Any Ideas?

Most of the A/C not working issues on here have stemmed from the relays that control the fans etc. These live high up under the dashboard on the passenger side and can get a bit dirty and horrible over time. If you remove the lower trim you can just about see them if you get down in the footwell and...

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