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  1. octo0072000

    octo0072000 Member

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    if the air filter inlet is low down on the left hand side watch out for standing water lot of pus and citroens scrapped that way
    see if you can reposition it higher if you can
    water and conrods don't mix
     
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  2. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    2 strikes for Fuel filters.
    Neither fit.

    But the bullet and took the housing off into the garage and opened it up.
    Third time lucky hopefully.
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  3. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Bled itself and started fine.
    Don't like opening fuel filters without a replacement filter but sick if them getting it wrong.
     
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  4. octo0072000

    octo0072000 Member

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    that filter looks squashed was it the correct one ?
     
  5. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    not squashed. covered in diesel and distorting the image. thats the filter currently fitted. new one on route.
     
  6. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    right up behind the headlight thankfully so should be ok plenty below to break the waters path
     
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  7. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Light bar now watertight again.
    Temp fitted one led. (Broke the mount on the other after modifying them to suit the existing brackets. Il do what I should have done in the begining and make an adapter up.
    Will move these internally from the leisure battery in the future.and ordered up a better set for external

    Also made some pins for the door contacts. Just waiting on some new springs. The ones I pinched from pens aren't up to the job but I have number plate lights now.
     
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  8. Parm

    Parm I have fun doing stuff

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    You’ve had a productive Sunday :thumbup:
     
  9. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Nope. Turned the contacts mid week. Achived little over the weekend. Wife was away Saturday and Sunday piddled down.


    Changed the diff oil tonight. Sounds a lot better. Doubt it's been done since the first owners sold it.

    Also had some carbon cleaning done this afternoon and made a difference.
    Runs quieter and reduced the clouds of black smoke to a more reasonable level and a lot less dense.

    Also the third and final fuel filter arrived today so changed that out and even more improvement to the emissions.
    There's still an underlying issue to be addressed next week but it's not embarrassing flooring it off a roundabout now.
     
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  10. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    So Friday night bombing down the m1 junc 15 to 14. Traffic snarled so got off early. Pulled off the roundabout to a proper racket. Sounded like the exhaust had fallen off and no power.
    Limped home and ran it to the garage Sunday night.
    Looks like an injector gave out. Good on a way as wasn't pulling any errors and most probably the cause of the black smoke through overfueling.
    Other than emissions she passed an mot with advisorys.
    Front pads. Front ball joint and handbrake power. (Probably also responsible for brake warning light)
    Waiting on a price for the lot in the morning.
     
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  12. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Cheers.
    Il bare them in mind for the bits il be doing myself.

    Problem with work vans is time.
    Need it fixed and running asap.

    Have 1400 in the budget and should be under that.
    Least I know it's where it needs.to be for another year..
     
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  13. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    And still without a van.

    Last Monday am they had it. Ran an mot and agreed it shounded like an injector was blowing.
    Then nothing.
    Rang them Wednesday it's not an injector something's blowing from the exhaust system.

    Friday am I go down. Crack in the egr mounting flange gave out.
    There starting to strip it today.

    Should be ready by Tuesday.

    Call Tuesday lunchtime to be fobbed off with needed a new bracket. Caught out as the mechanic told me the previous Friday the bracket was what caused the break.

    Told me ready Wednesday.
    Then Wednesday am will be ready today around 12.

    Rang at 11. Yup. He's nearly done. Then roadtest and mot. Around 2pm.
    Said I'd call at 1.

    Wife wanted to come to Bedford anyway so stopped in at one.

    The barb and pipe held on with jubille clip to the egr cooler was fitted before mounting the unit. Apparently slipped off and now he has a major headache trying to get it on on place and might not be done today.


    Commercial place dealing with lorries and trucks. Get the feeling iv been pushed further back down the line these last 2 weeks to keep regular customers happy.
    Never had a van gone for more than a week.
    Not impressed. Be going elsewhere next time.

    Could have hired a van for this week if I hadn't been fobbed off
     
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  14. Ashley Burton

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    Sounds a right going on!

    Not many I would trust in Bedford tbh, But then again I do most jobs myself
     
  15. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Never used them before. Can't comment on there work but looks ok. Time management and communication however they failed.

    Old garage got the hump when I said iveco so went elsewhere. Didn't have the gear to diag the ECU anyway
     
  16. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Right. Not sure what I make of that phone call.

    Good news and bad.
    They got it back together it passed it's retest and no more black smoke.

    And the clutch slave cylinder gave up as they took it off the ramp apparently...

    Not happy.

    Il be wanting to see the old slave cylinder tomorrow when I collect it.

    Really not having much luck right now.

    Put it in last week as could get away without it. This week im screwed without it.

    If they had said Friday in the begining I'd have hired a van for the week
     
  17. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Vans back. Emissions aren't perfect but a lot better. Just a puff as I put my foot down.
    Il Ave the cat off and cleaned when time allows.
    No longer embarrassing to drive about.

    Garage can do one and as per another thread il buy diagnostic software and use my old garage.

    Managed to remove the new gearstick and bushings from the assembly and fit it in the old housing.
    Saved a good few hours stripping the interior to gain access.

    All ready to be put to work next week.

    Busy week after a 3 day pause on my current build this week.
     
  18. WorkshopChris Forum Supporter

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    :thumbup:Glad you are back on the road and working again, it's hard to find a good independent garage these days.
     
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  19. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Fortunately I have a good one.
    They got a bit shirty when wife said it was an iveco and they didn't have the gear to diagnose.
    Took my business elsewhere and wish I hadn't now.

    Looking forward to racking it out properly. Need to sus out how to store all the big linbins I picked up from @Ashley Burton this morning before I start. Might make a lightweight frame from drywall system.

    Infact. That might be a good option for all the racking to keep the weight down and use ply as required to strengthen.
     
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