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Forum: Engine Bay & Chassis Detailing 05-05-2017, 03:39 PM
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Posted By MarkP80
I used to have an old Ford Scorpio, which...

I used to have an old Ford Scorpio, which although it was built in '97, had pretty much stage of the art electronics. There was a very good page on the owners' website that discussed pressure...
Forum: Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection 06-04-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,235
Posted By A&J
1h :thumb:

1h :thumb:
Forum: Engine Bay & Chassis Detailing 17-03-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 23,480
Posted By Smanderson117
I use a pressure washer, used to do it at work...

I use a pressure washer, used to do it at work too when I was a "valeter" a while back. Especially on desels it will be fine, get the engine bay fairy warm butnot hot.

Cover anything sensitive...
Forum: The Tuning & Maintenance Zone 15-03-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,002
Posted By LewisChadwick7
totally appreciate your points mate and you are...

totally appreciate your points mate and you are quite right in what you say about the laws and regs etc. for me though i was in a situation where the car had gone into limp mode (not reving above 2k)...
Forum: The Tuning & Maintenance Zone 15-03-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,002
Posted By Ross
I have the same engine in my Caddy van but...

I have the same engine in my Caddy van but remapped and I find running with 50ml Millers diesel power ecomax per tank it seems to regen less.
Forum: The Tuning & Maintenance Zone 14-03-2017, 10:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,002
Posted By PugIain
Take the long way, early in the morning (I work...

Take the long way, early in the morning (I work nights) it's nice to be able to drive about without some pilchard getting in your way!
I often do the long way home, lots of twisties with no one...
Forum: The Tuning & Maintenance Zone 14-03-2017, 10:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,002
Posted By PugIain
I am actually considering a new motor at the...

I am actually considering a new motor at the moment, apparently I don't need one but what do women know :D
Forum: The Tuning & Maintenance Zone 14-03-2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,002
Posted By DrEskimo
Yea that's an odd one when they literally don't...

Yea that's an odd one when they literally don't have a choice of engines! Bit like the A6....

Although you could get an S6...guess you just have to settle for a twin-turbo 4.0 V8.....!
Forum: The Tuning & Maintenance Zone 14-03-2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,002
Posted By PugIain
The issue with modern diesels come when people...

The issue with modern diesels come when people buy them, tootle around doing 10rpm all day then they go boobs up. When really if you're doing minimal mileage buy a small petrol or walk.

I have a...
Forum: The Tuning & Maintenance Zone 14-03-2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,002
Posted By DrEskimo
Got well confused there as my name is also...

Got well confused there as my name is also Lewis...!

Yes sorry I hate feeling like I'm pointing the finger, particularly as I've read a good few posts from Lewis on here and he's always made great...
Forum: The Tuning & Maintenance Zone 14-03-2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,002
Posted By GleemSpray
I've got a Golf Mk6 1.6tdi. From time to...

I've got a Golf Mk6 1.6tdi.

From time to time (when i havn't done any long journeys for a while) the idle speed goes up a bit ( which is fun when you try to lift off going into a corner and it...
Forum: The Tuning & Maintenance Zone 14-03-2017, 09:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,002
Posted By PugIain
If you've had numerous failed regens then...

If you've had numerous failed regens then personally, I'd buy an oil and filter and do an oil change (you could find you get out more than you put in)
Then do some proper mileage with it. Take the...
Forum: The Tuning & Maintenance Zone 14-03-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,002
Posted By PugIain
I think you need to change the (small) bit. There...

I think you need to change the (small) bit. There is a risk of totally borking it.

With an elevated crankcase oil level there is a chance oil can get sucked in to the breathers. Meaning the engine...
Forum: The Tuning & Maintenance Zone 14-03-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,002
Posted By DrEskimo
I'm by no means trying to take some moral high...

I'm by no means trying to take some moral high ground here. I drive a 3.0 V6 so hardly the most conscious consumer when it comes to car pollution, but it always slightly irritates me when people on...
Forum: The Tuning & Maintenance Zone 14-03-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,002
Posted By Peirre
If the engine is the same 1.6tdi as the fabia and...

If the engine is the same 1.6tdi as the fabia and polo
Be careful not completing the Regen cycle, because once the DPF light comes on you ideally need to keep going until it completes and turns off....
Forum: The Tuning & Maintenance Zone 14-03-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,002
Posted By LewisChadwick7
i've got the mk2 leon pd170 fr tdi 2l lump, i had...

i've got the mk2 leon pd170 fr tdi 2l lump, i had the same trouble with my DPF blocking up doing 10 mile each way to work and back on B roads was never enough really and found myslf at least weekly...
Forum: The Tuning & Maintenance Zone 14-03-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,002
Posted By nick_mcuk
TBH I switched our daily cars back to petrol and...

TBH I switched our daily cars back to petrol and the MPG we get isnt far short of what we got out of the Saab TID and TTID and A6.

Mazda 6 Sport Nav 2.0 Petrol gets 45mpg from a tank on motorway...
Forum: The Tuning & Maintenance Zone 13-03-2017, 11:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,002
Posted By DrEskimo
Ah yes, thanks other posts I can see the OP has...

Ah yes, thanks other posts I can see the OP has answered my question!

Yes, 8 miles is not enough for diesels. I know its tempting since you can get more MPG and lower VED, but if you end up having...
Forum: The Tuning & Maintenance Zone 13-03-2017, 10:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,002
Posted By enc
my Peugeot diesel would do exactly what you...

my Peugeot diesel would do exactly what you describe. 10 miles up the motorway at 70mph in 3rd gear would clear it.... for a month or two.

8 miles are not enough for a diesel to warm the engine...
Forum: The Tuning & Maintenance Zone 13-03-2017, 10:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,002
Posted By Caledoniandream
Keep an eye on your engine oil levels, constant...

Keep an eye on your engine oil levels, constant trying to do a regeneration, can cause diesel to get mixed with oil (the engine injects extra fuel)
If your oil level rises, make a appointment with...
Forum: The Tuning & Maintenance Zone 13-03-2017, 10:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,002
Posted By nick_mcuk
8 miles a day is not good for a modern derv.....I...

8 miles a day is not good for a modern derv.....I know our postman van is constantly doing a DPF Regen thanks to the stop start nature.

My personal recommendation would be get it PX'ed in for a...
Forum: The Tuning & Maintenance Zone 13-03-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,002
Posted By Arvi
I've got a BMW with the DPF. I'm no expert but...

I've got a BMW with the DPF. I'm no expert but perhaps your car kick starts the regeneration process but as you are not doing a long enough journey and is not getting up to temperature it doesn't...
Forum: The Tuning & Maintenance Zone 13-03-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,002
Posted By uggski
might be worth taking it for a good motorway drive

might be worth taking it for a good motorway drive
Forum: Engine Bay & Chassis Detailing 15-02-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 23,480
Posted By GleemSpray
My view has always been that engine bays get...

My view has always been that engine bays get regularly wet from motorway spray, fog, puddles etc. They are built water resistant, but not water proof.

So long as you use low pressure water, you...
Forum: Engine Bay & Chassis Detailing 15-02-2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 23,480
Posted By LewisChadwick7
i've got the same layout in my FR, i did it all...

i've got the same layout in my FR, i did it all without the pw just strong apc mix, stiff brush & plenty of mf's :) was all left to dry then dressed with AG vinyl & rubber care :D
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