So what you're saying is all us MKII 25/ZR drivers are going to break down soon ??Excellant, just remember though the BCU will totally fail at some point.
Also with electrics Paul is your man, He has got me out of a few sticky spots in the past.
Top bloke in my oppinion and a credit to the forum like so many others.
In a word yes the unit will fail. Its not just the 25/ZR its the SW and the 45/ZS and the TF too they all use this shoddy unit.So what you're saying is all us MKII 25/ZR drivers are going to break down soon ??
In a word yes the unit will fail. Its not just the 25/ZR its the SW and the 45/ZS and the TF too they all use this shoddy unit.
Some seem to be lasting more then others mind, I think it depends on how much water it takes on. My SW was still on its orginal but it was parked on a slope so water always ran off it. Also the early ones seem to be better quality as I have replaced far few of these then the later 54 reg cars onwards.
However my facelift 25 and 45 wear parked on the flat and they both had new BCU's under warranty the 45 had two in 3 months. After that I sold it as I couldnt trust the cars any more so the 25 went aswell.
I've locked horns with Sejin26 over this more than once before now...I think its a load of rubbish. Heck, what would I know, I only have a 3.5 yo ZR (that I can trust more than my brand new Cit.).So what you're saying is all us MKII 25/ZR drivers are going to break down soon ??
So, hand on a minute....its becuase the unit gets drenched, not that its unreliable....its hardly the control units fault that it gets wet...Some seem to be lasting more then others mind, I think it depends on how much water it takes on.
Ok lets clear some of this up.
The later cars from 54 reg onwards or face lift ones as some where on 04 too, So to make it easier all cars with the face lift dash and touch switchs are the ones that get effected by water ingress mostly. This is down to the re-made dash top which is not a perfect fit and with cheaper scuttle plate plastics whcih have cheaper seals.
If your asking me will they all fail. The answer is YES, they will all fail at some point and there is no set reason as to why and what triggers it off. It just happens.
Yeah, quite...its just that Sejin26 seems to be drifting between water ingress (not sure what the dash fit has to do with that - windcreen, maybe, but dash? No.), electrical failures (which are probably caused by the water ingress - electronics don't just short themselves out for no reason, same as with HGF) and firmware (software based in hardware) faults - software doesn't suddenly "break", if it doesn't work from the off then it won't "compile/run", and it doesn't suddenly decide to break itself either (testing would've eeked out the runtime faults, and there can't exactly be that many code paths to check)! Added to which in true MS style, a reboot would do the trick....I'm sorry but I don't understand what you are trying to say here, The dash is used to seal the car from the outside elements ??? Used to stop water getting in ??? I don't think so, yes there seems to be rather a lot of bulkhead leaks coming up, I had it on mine, the sealer was about 1 cm to low. How can you possibly say that they will all fail ?