Take the main motor housing off. I'd bet it's full of rusty coloured water. With any luck a good drain, dry out, clean up and degrease and you might get it going again.Looked at my sad wee F, which hasn't been driven all winter and decided to fix the wiper motor. Started the job in a timely fashion at 8.30pm, outside, in the dark. Hey at least the torch worked.
Found a post somewhere or tother that suggested removing the motor from the wiper arm assembly in-situ was a doddle. It wasn't. Couldn't get the ratcheting spanner onto the spindle nut. But I got there with the help of short handled tools and a mirror.
Motor on the bench waiting for another day. It wines like a very [email protected]^*@ed off cat. Suspect the bearings are to blame. Apparently they're 22mm OD, 8mm ID. Going to pinch one of my daughter's skateboard bearings and give it a whirl. shhh...
Out of interest, how will the new wiper stalk solve the lack of washer liquid being expelled?2. Windcsreen washer provides insufficent washer liquid front [8.2.3]
Ordered a ball joint and wiper stalk...
Get it replaced ASAP, its a safety related item - it cuts the fuel off in the event of a smash.Car didn't start up (since July or August). Finally had some spare time to read, browse, and test.
Disconnected the inertia switch and with a piece of copper wire, bypassed it.
The question is: should I get a new inertia switch, or just ignore it and keep the bypass?
Now all that you have to worry about is passing the next MOTToday I took off the cat which had sucked a briquette into the exit hole causing serious power loss over 4000 rpm. Top bolt on the left was a nightmare!!! MY2000 VVC.
Replaced it with a shiny new decat pipe.
So the exhaust system now comprises of a Direnza 4-2-1 SS manifold and downpipe. TT MK7/2 SS back box with decat pipe.
I firmly believe that the VVC does not lose any power when fitting a decat...On the contrary. I have not RR the car but I know my car like the back of my hand. She now does 35 in first, before decat she was 30. She now does 70 in second, before decat 64. She now does 95 in third, before decat 90. She now does 115 in fourth, 110 before decat. All on a private road of course.
Also...I have this small section of road that I test all my cars on, it's a few hundred meters long. Before the decat Molly reached 78mph on this road...Time and time again. First run following decat she hit 84mph!
There you have it...Not very scientific I know but I also know for a fact that my torque has improved throughout the rev range...Increased mph in every gear and the sound....Well that's another story!!!
Could have been far worse matey, imagine that during a long run... HGFTook my F for a spin.....not really a what I've done as I drive it daily, however; after calling into a shop came out and saw this
Yes, the dreaded radiator leak on the front left corner (when looking from front)...third F/TF this has happened on now.
Luckily, I have this spare radiator to fit tomorrow evening
So what have I done to my F today, sprayed penetrating oil on all slam panel bolts ready for dismantling tomorrow
There are literally thousands of fault/error codes. If you want a full list just Google something like 'full list of OBD2 codes' and take it from there.hi, maybe you can help me? bought an obd2 today plugged it in and got a list of numbers, I know I need an inlet manifold gasket but can you tell me what these codes mean, please. they are as follows p0455 p0125 p0234 p0299 p0357 p0443 p0736 u1143 u0001 I would be grateful for any help you can give, I have been struggling to get this sorted out now I am at a crossroads as things seem to be getting to me .:frown:
1) It wont/cant rust - mine is plastic.The original snorkel is ugly and rust away.
Is more difficult to remove.
What's the benefit of keeping it?