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by MrDillon
05 Jun 2015, 23:08
Forum: how do i
Topic: URGENT! Location of Wheel Brace and Jack
Replies: 2
Views: 800

Re: URGENT! Location of Wheel Brace and Jack

The jack and wheelbrace live in a little compartment on the right hand (drivers) side of the rear luggage compartment. If you have the last row of seats well back they might obscure it The jack locates on an extended part of the lower sill just behind the front wheels, and in front of the rears The ...
by MrDillon
04 Jun 2015, 23:08
Forum: how do i
Topic: How Do I... Change the diesel filter
Replies: 7
Views: 2038

Re: How Do I... Change the diesel filter

I didn't take the housing off, or remove wheel etc

I used a chain type oil filter remover with 1/2" drive socket, extension and ratchet and spun it off from above in little bites till it dropped free - little bit fiddly but relatively straightforward

MrD
by MrDillon
02 Jun 2015, 23:59
Forum: how do i
Topic: Excessive black smoke on light acceleration
Replies: 7
Views: 1695

Re: Excessive black smoke on light acceleration

Check the simple things first as suggested, then maybe have a look to make sure the turbo is boosting (can you hear it whistle?) when it should. If it isn't, and the air ratio in the mixture is low, the excessive fuel being injected by the pump would make the motor run very rich with the symptoms yo...
by MrDillon
31 May 2015, 16:50
Forum: how do i
Topic: recommended oil
Replies: 7
Views: 1525

Re: recommended oil

For many years I have used GM Dexos 2 spec oil in all our vehicles, and found it to be excellent in all respects. It's fully synthetic, designed for fuel economy and long life and extended service intervals, and stays in grade whatever abuse you throw at it - so excellent for turbo applications. Its...
by MrDillon
01 May 2015, 23:07
Forum: how do i
Topic: How Do I... Change the diesel filter
Replies: 7
Views: 2038

Re: How Do I... Change the diesel filter

There's a hand priming button that will help bleed the air out prior to restarting

On mine there's a sensor for the water trap that needs to be removed from the bottom of the old one, and refitted onto the new
by MrDillon
02 Apr 2015, 23:10
Forum: how do i
Topic: Dashboard Removal
Replies: 10
Views: 3421

Re: Dashboard Removal

Hi

I would first remove the central section that houses the cubby drawer thing, and the lower panels on each side, and see if you can get any access from underneath. It's relatively simple and worth a try before you do anything too drastic

Good Luck

MrD
by MrDillon
11 Mar 2015, 00:06
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: Basic questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1240

Re: Basic questions

Hi We use a "Traveller annexe" made by Royale with our granvia. We've had it just over six years and it's been with us all over Europe from Portugal to Scotland. Attaches to van with a couple of brass brackets with suction pads, and can be separated and rejoined in 2 minutes flat. It has t...
by MrDillon
10 Mar 2015, 00:18
Forum: how do i
Topic: Rev over run
Replies: 3
Views: 1049

Re: Rev over run

I would check the throttle cables and the linkage on the throttle body on the inlet manifold. Give the exposed inner part of the cables a spray with WD40 to clean, and put some grease on them - make sure they move easily in each direction Also check that the pedal returns smartly when foot pressure ...
by MrDillon
05 Mar 2015, 23:48
Forum: how do i
Topic: Clunking Noise
Replies: 1
Views: 705

Re: Clunking Noise

Hi there Is your Granvia 2wd or 4wd? There was something similar described on here recently, which turned out to be worn splines on one of the the front hubs and/or driveshaft on a 4wd model. If it's a 2wd and the noise is definitely coming from the front, I guess you'd be looking for a worn bush in...
by MrDillon
27 Feb 2015, 13:09
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: wheel sizes to fill the arches
Replies: 11
Views: 2970

Re: wheel sizes to fill the arches

Had a quick measure with wheels on the vehicle

Look like 8" wide - offset backspace (inner) measures approx 140mm from inner rim to mounting flange face. Have never had any fouling problems so confident these dimensions are safe

Hope this helps

MrD

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