What did you do today?

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Re: What did you do today?

Post by panhard65 » Fri Oct 15, 2021 7:40 pm

It will be the pump as it does mess around if you thrash it and puts a fuel pressure fault in. The previous owner changed the pressure regulator and I have done the injectors and all the fuel lines so the only part that hasn't been changed is the high pressure pump. I will put my code reader on it tomorrow and see if it has logged any new codes. The tick over will hunt every now and again as well and no one could come up with a logical reason for it. Bloody truck is a pain in the arse but at times it comes in handy. At least it is a legit business expense so I can claim back the silly amounts of money I keep spending on it.
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Post by SiC » Fri Oct 15, 2021 7:50 pm

As long as it doesn't take the injectors out when it starts to break down internally! I remember that was the 1.5dci party trick.
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Post by panhard65 » Fri Oct 15, 2021 8:06 pm

The 1.5 is very fragile these bigger engines have slightly more resilient injectors. Bloody modern diesels !!
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by DodgeRover » Fri Oct 15, 2021 8:09 pm

I was looking at how the diesel injection system works on the mid 90s 7.0 power stroke engine. Fuck me somebody was on drugs taking a simple mechanical system and turning it into that computer and engine oil pressure controlled piece of shit!
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Post by PhilA » Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:16 pm

Did bugger all other than work and take the dogs for a walk.
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I could get used to this neighborhood thing
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by PhilA » Sat Oct 16, 2021 2:20 am

...and on top of that, decided to sell this:
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Not the thinning of the herd I was thinking of, but it's the most viable option right now.

Does mean the Pontiac becomes my everyday car, though.
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by BusmansHoliday » Sat Oct 16, 2021 3:57 pm

Decided to replace the dodgy exhaust bungee on the 206cc the tester flagged up.
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Unfortunately the ones I bought weren't big enough so I sacked that off and decided to fix the Matiz exhaust bungee. This had rotted off the exhaust and was on the MoT advisory. The obvious way was to weld the peg back onto the exhaust. Well, with a rusty peg and even rustier exhaust that was going to end in grief. So I removed the peg, welded it to a clamp and hey presto. Might be more structurally useful if I'd got the angles correct but fuck it. Dog to walk and a real ale festival just up the road. Priorities!
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by Guest » Sat Oct 16, 2021 4:25 pm

You must be exhausted after all that.
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by paulplom » Sat Oct 16, 2021 4:27 pm

Oh dreer.
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Re: What did you do today?

Post by Jerzy Woking » Sun Oct 17, 2021 2:52 pm

Went out to a local town for aclassic and American car meet up, but seems it got called off.
In the square around which the meet was to take place was an odd dance/acrobatic/circus skills show. Not my cup of tea, but they did have an interesting truck there as a prop
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