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by TheGeorge
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: 1.2 Poor MPG All Of A Sudden 27MPG
Replies: 2
Views: 1413

Re: 1.2 Poor MPG All Of A Sudden 27MPG

Did your gas station change their fuel to E8 or E10 ? "E" rating means the quantity of (usually) BIO-Ethanol contained in the gasoline. E10 means 10% ethanol. Ethanol burns 'nice' with lower CO2 and pollutants level, but it's calorific value is lower than pure gasoline, and so MORE gasoline is neede...
by TheGeorge
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Headlights dim when enabling heated windscreen?
Replies: 3
Views: 1275

Re: Headlights dim when enabling heated windscreen?

Also can depend on battery and alternator sizing. When I specified my car, I could choose also factory pack code "T2C", which was increased amperage (power) for battery and alternator. If it was there, it means normally they have lower amperage. "Regular" alternator pack could be a bit undersized fo...
by TheGeorge
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Electronics and In Car Entertainment
Topic: Keep losing phone signal when connected via bluetooth
Replies: 2
Views: 974

Re: Keep losing phone signal when connected via bluetooth

Another phone paired to your car works fine ? If yes, then I'd change the phone. If no, then there's something going on with the car systems. You have a petrol car?, if so, did you change the spark-plugs by any chance ? OEM spark plugs have a resistor in it, which lowers radio interference from the ...
by TheGeorge
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Main Corsa E chat
Topic: Corsa design 2015-Boot electrical problems
Replies: 12
Views: 7328

Re: Corsa design 2015-Boot electrical problems

Engine bay fuse box should have fuse extractor according to the car manual (the fuses are smaller and more bunched up). I didn't have the opportunity to see it yet. The fusebox in the passenger compartment has bigger fuses and more spaced out, so they can be taken out and re-inserted by hand. There ...
by TheGeorge
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain
Topic: Corsa D: Gunk in Coolant
Replies: 7
Views: 2070

Re: Corsa D: Gunk in Coolant

How high a pressure would you recommend? Do you think it might be better to drain the current gunk, change the header tank, fill with demin water, run the engine for 5 mins, then shut down, and drain it, then repeat filling it, running it and draining it once more then fill with coolant? The demin ...
by TheGeorge
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain
Topic: Corsa D: Gunk in Coolant
Replies: 7
Views: 2070

Re: Corsa D: Gunk in Coolant

I'd be hesitant to do a 'high pressure' water wash. If too high you may damage some seals. Also if you don't use demineralized water for the wash, you have to flush the cooling circuit with demineralized water 2-3 times before introducing coolant, to dilute/remove the salts from the pressure wash (o...
by TheGeorge
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Main Corsa E chat
Topic: Stop window wipers in middle of windscreen
Replies: 4
Views: 1315

Re: Stop window wipers in middle of windscreen

There is one easy way that I know for non auto wipers, also theoretically it should work on auto-wipers (sensor triggered) as well. 1. Manually engage wiping action (while engine is not running -> this will make the wipers a bit slower) 2. Take out the ignition key a bit before desired wiper positio...
by TheGeorge
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Main Corsa E chat
Topic: Cruise control - weird performance
Replies: 13
Views: 3849

Re: Cruise control - weird performance

Run a GPS speedo on your smartphone Waze has one I believe, otherwise there's a plethora of 'gps test' apps out there that can show you your true speed. Run the app while you have cruise control activated, just make sure to keep the phone secure and that it doesn't interfere with your drive safety. ...
by TheGeorge
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Lights on, low tyre pressure
Replies: 10
Views: 2511

Re: Lights on, low tyre pressure

In my experience, the pressure on the tire sensors is more often than not, correct. I'd double check the pressure gauge instead ... I had some tire places over-inflate my tires +0.2bar (+3 psi) because their gauge was off ... Is not out of reach to have -0.2bar error on other gauges. As a note, the ...
by TheGeorge
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Interior and Exterior Cosmetics
Topic: Buzzing/vibration noise. Please help!
Replies: 2
Views: 1533

Re: Buzzing/vibration noise. Please help!

There shouldn't be any buzzing intrusive enough to enter the cabin, to be noticeable over the engine.


I'd get the car over to the dealers, could be a fault in development, or may simply be a vibrating pipe somewhere.