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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: 405

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: 5
Views: 519

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.
by TheGeorge
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Wheels, Tyres, Suspension
Topic: Suspension play problem? Help please!
Replies: 4
Views: 652

Re: Suspension play problem? Help please!

Another possibility is for the offside tire to be a tiny bit unbalanced. When the tire is warm it could soak-up more of the vibrations, on cornering the lateral dynamic load could drown it, and it could manifest more at certain speeds through resonance (and go away or lessen at higher speeds). Is a ...
by TheGeorge
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Rough Idle & Slight Losses In Performance
Replies: 9
Views: 930

Re: Rough Idle & Slight Losses In Performance

Some other idea:

https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/sy ... trol-valve (they are an US company and can't help, but the described effects are similar and can be a starting point for the trouleshooting)
by TheGeorge
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Wheels, Tyres, Suspension
Topic: Back wheel out of line
Replies: 3
Views: 713

Re: Back wheel out of line

Could be an optical illusion of some sorts. Get the wheel geometry checked (including camber..etc). Also look for strange wear patterns on the back axle wheels, if this has been going on for some time there's bound to be some difference in wear. Also see if the tires are the same size/make If all ch...
by TheGeorge
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Wheels, Tyres, Suspension
Topic: Full size spare limited to 50?
Replies: 6
Views: 680

Re: Full size spare limited to 50?

Also don't forget to grab torque wrench if planning to install the tire yourself.

For example, have a read on here: https://procarreviews.com/best-torque-wrench
by TheGeorge
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Wheels, Tyres, Suspension
Topic: Full size spare limited to 50?
Replies: 6
Views: 680

Re: Full size spare limited to 50?

Is a precaution: - spare tire may be forgotten to be changed in 6-8 years time. By then, the rubber compound may have become fatigued, and full speed could result in a blow-out - spare tire is also over-inflated to combat the slow deflation over the years. Without pressure gauges to regulate the pre...
by TheGeorge
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Electronics and In Car Entertainment
Topic: R4 retrofit navigation?
Replies: 4
Views: 809

Re: R4 retrofit navigation?

One can get GPS without Onstar.

Not sure if the retrofit can do it (worth to fire a question @cmartino).
by TheGeorge
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Main Corsa E chat
Topic: Faults with Bluetooth
Replies: 7
Views: 1597

Re: Faults with Bluetooth

However, since then other people can connect to the Bluetooth in my car, but my phone won't work when I try to do it myself. Is possible supported bluetooth version between the devices differs (possible Apple dropped support for some 'older' BT versions and the compatibility between different versi...
by TheGeorge
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Main Corsa E chat
Topic: Imtermitant rough idle + EML light on
Replies: 3
Views: 856

Re: Imtermitant rough idle + EML light on

Some other possibilities: * Partially plugged fuel injectors * Dirty air filter (think you can simply pull it out from the casing, put everything back and test the engine for 2-3 minutes to see if this solves the issue) * positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve can become dirty * engine wear - wi...

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