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by TheGeorge
Wed May 22, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just joined, looking at Corsas
Replies: 5
Views: 1228

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: 2594

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: 2647

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: 2647

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: 1430

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: 730

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: 1640

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: 1041

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: 1569

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: 1068

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...

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