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by TheGeorge
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Main Corsa E chat
Topic: HELP! Does YOUR Heating Work - Sting R 1.0T?
Replies: 15
Views: 3309

Re: HELP! Does YOUR Heating Work - Sting R 1.0T?

A faulty engine coolant thermostat (fail open or partially open): most of the heat from the engine goes through main front radiator. Also at low RPM this would indeed cause the engine to loose heat and cool down (of note: to prevent wear, engine temperature should remain CONSTANT,+/- few deg.C's, at...
by TheGeorge
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Engine light flashing
Replies: 3
Views: 771

Re: Engine light flashing

Bonus stuff to have in mind: * Forbidden to jet-spray inside the motor compartment (I.e. over-zealous car wash employees sneaking in a jet around the windshield wipers) * Forbidden to change coil pack without the spark plugs: most likely, the coil pack fails due to electric arc punching through the ...
by TheGeorge
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Main Corsa E chat
Topic: Reflection.
Replies: 8
Views: 1827

Re: Reflection.

It depends on the viewing angle


I'd suggest to try to adjust chair height (if possible). This can make the reflection shift outside the field of vision
by TheGeorge
Wed May 22, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just joined, looking at Corsas
Replies: 5
Views: 1351

Re: Just joined, looking at Corsas

Personally, in my country Corsa was the single car that had beefy gasoline engine (but still economical), and also ticked many boxes: In your case, I'd have a look at the trims that have the 1.4T engine, and see if there is one available with a 150 HP map (otherwise the 100 HP can be remapped to 150...
by TheGeorge
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Oil life 0% after only 5340 miles
Replies: 8
Views: 2873

Re: Oil life 0% after only 5340 miles

I'd say have a look at the dipstick. If the oil looks black it's good to consider changing it. Manufacturer's oil change recommendations are "typical use" based, which includes relatively long trips making up most of the mileage. If you take frequent small trips then you qualify for 'difficult or se...
by TheGeorge
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain
Topic: The 1.4N/A Gearbox... this HUUUGE mistake
Replies: 8
Views: 2892

Re: The 1.4N/A Gearbox... this HUUUGE mistake

The 1.4T makes 200 Nm on an economy map, 220 NM on a 'stage 1'. It's gearbox is staged for the 1.4T's torque, I really doubt it will feel good if is powered by an engine 30-40% less powerful. Yes, you will make forward progress in the proposed combination, but you will find you'll have to push the p...
by TheGeorge
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain
Topic: The 1.4N/A Gearbox... this HUUUGE mistake
Replies: 8
Views: 2892

Re: The 1.4N/A Gearbox... this HUUUGE mistake

Mechanically, anything is possible. But the car will drive worse than now The 1.4T has lots more torque than the N/A. The gear box ratios made for the 1.4T will be difficult for the N/A engine to power properly. You basically want another, stronger, engine. I suggest trading up to a 1.4 T (driving t...
by TheGeorge
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Electronics and In Car Entertainment
Topic: Does your closing window stop if you switch on demisting?
Replies: 3
Views: 1512

Re: Does your closing window stop if you switch on demisting?

I'd think the car computer will lower total non-esential electrical consumers when you engage the heated screen (very large consumer).

Then, as the engine gets caught up with the new electrical power consumption (seconds), you can issue the command to close again to complete it.
by TheGeorge
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain
Topic: Annoying vibration when accelerating 1.4na help please
Replies: 1
Views: 835

Re: Annoying vibration when accelerating 1.4na help please

Had a small engine vibration a year back when cold, when the engine oil got diluted a bit with gasoline and other stuffs and level went too high due to short trips during the winter. A cure would be a high speed run of 1.5-2 hours at 75 mph+. If the oil level is in between limits, then is something ...
by TheGeorge
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Smashed threw a farmers fence !! Repairable ??
Replies: 8
Views: 2033

Re: Smashed threw a farmers fence !! Repairable ??

I'd say it doesn't look TOO bad. The real question is if the load-bearing chassis still has the correct geometry. If that's ok (i.e. no twisting, deforming...etc), then you can think about repairing. If the chassis is deformed, correcting it will be a expensive pain and I'd cut my losses in that case.

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