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Old 19-12-2015   #16
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Re: Marea Weekend Saint Moritz JTD 110

bon vacances (athiest) :P
compared to my TD100, the JTD has nearly nothing below 1500rpm, and i suspect that that is done on purpose to protect the bottom end bearings. the power curve is very linear on the JTD compared to the TD100 too.

what exactly is the stored code you have, and where is it stored? im not exactly sure what you mean by communication error, could it be just a latency issue? i have a slow atom processor netbook, which sometimes struggles with the demands of the connection.
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a small update, i have tried using shiftybloke's EGR guide from the alphaforum http://download1399.mediafire.com/59...n+a+1.9JTD.pdf
but have had no luck in knocking out the pin, no matter how hard i hit it, all that seems to happen is that what ever i use as a punch bends under the impact ( i do have a proper punch, but it is tapered and gets stuck in the hole before touching the material below), and damages the hard plastic inside the solenoid. i have even upgraded to my 1.5kg lump hammer but nothing budges, i dare say that the Pierburg solenoid is not compatible with this technique
I changed my angle of attack at this point, i managed to pull the plunger out from flush to the housing and clamped it in the chuck of my high speed drill, filled the insides of the solenoid with carb cleaner through the hole i had already drilled, and took it for a whiz with the drill underneath the solenoid so all the fluid drained out the plunger side! once all the very black carb cleaner had worked its way through, i repeated the process and left to dry for an hour or so, came back and repeated the process with WD40. it moves freely now, and is as close to as it should be as i can achieve. it is back in the car now, but i just need to go for a drive now to make sure all is in working order.

with regards to the OSRAM nigtbreakers, i retract my previous assessment, i have done a bit more night driving, and my initial tests did not show the full capabilities of the bulbs, they are in fact much better than supermarket halogens, and i would recommend them as an upgrade compare to OEM bulbs.
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Re: Marea Weekend Saint Moritz JTD 110

Its MES saying i had a stored code for glowplug circuit. And another for EGR..lost communication (historic)...but I clear it. Then it'll be back after a drive..
I'm
I've never fiddled with any engine stuff on this old marea... I'm hoping to just run through the winter.then do a refresh in the spring.

Have a good break.
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Re: Marea Weekend Saint Moritz JTD 110

got my HIDs today, i had a spare half an hour to see what they looked like, but not enough time to install them properly with the ballasts securely attached, and a hole cut through the dust cap for the wires to pass through.
35watt 6000kevlin, me likey.
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Been a while since anything major happened with the car, been keeping routine servicing strictly under control, new oil and filter every 10,000km, i passed 140,000km yesterday, so this weekend will see me doing that again. She also gets and a good wash every time I fill her up with fuel. She's been running quite happily despite the dodgy EGR valve and a temperature gauge which seems to read 1/8th lower than it should (i suspect a corroding or dirty contact somewhere).

There had been a few occasions during July and August where changing gear would be less than smooth, and sometime a slight challenge, especially in the morning, so i had my eye on the clutch, but the bother came early September. I was ferrying the family to a wedding 800 km away in the Vendee, me the wife and 2 kids, and a boot full of stuff, i was pulling up a hill in 5th at 90km, 2300rpm, and the revs shot up to 3000, NUTS!!! I was only 150km into the 1600km total, and so I changed my driving style to limp mode.

once home i ordered a new Valeo clutch kit, and waited, once it arrived, i set a weekend aside and got stuck in. I have never changed a clutch and so i was very apprehensive and reluctant to take any definitive steps in case i get stuck. I got the battery tray and all the components above the gearbox off, and set to the underside, but on one of the 13mm bolts, my socket sheared, split right down the side, and the release of grip made me round the corners off the bolt. nothing would sit on there tightly enough and i made it worse with my spanner, which was a poor fit anyway. so off to the internet to order a set of bolt extractors.
http://www.irwin.com/tools/screw-bol...-extractor-set
these ones to be exact, they are bloody wonderful!

next weekend came along and i set about it again, i had read on the multipla forum that it might be possible to remove the box without removing the subframe, so I went down that path, big mistake, huge waste of time.
another mistake i made, was not draining the box oil before taking it off.
Eventually i got the box on the floor and took a look at the clutch, but was very surprised to see that it was in rather good condition, obviously worn but nothing drastic, the spring pressure plate fingers and push mechanism were much more tired looking (consistent with the careful, old, 1 previous owner).
What i did find, was that the flywheel had a coat of oil all over it and a thick greasy build-up around the inside of the disk, seems the joint is leaking slightly.
Anyway, time was flying past, it was Sunday morning and i had been at it all day saturday, and i still had to put it all back together again. I was using my worksite as a garage, and HAD to be finished for Monday morning so my colleagues could actually do some work, no time to go and buy new joints, i had to get it back together ASAP, i cleaned up the worst with acetone soaked rags and sprayed degreaser (similar stuff to brake cleaner) thinners from an aerosol can to get the last of the oil off the flywheel before fitting the new clutch.

Putting it back together was fairly straightforward, but i was in agony, 2 days straight lying down on a concrete floor and working the ratchet had taken it's toll, in the end I finished Monday lunchtime, luckily my workmates could work around me and it was more amusing than annoying for them. I lost half a days pay, but saved 500euros, but know that at some point in the future i will have to do it all again, when the seal leaks enough oil out to compromise clutch grip again, or perishes completely.

Anyway, next job is to get 2 new winter tyres and put my summer alloys in storage.

My house purchase should go through very soon, i will be the very happy owner of a *proper* garage/woodworking workshop for the first time ever! 35m2 or 90 square feet for those of you still stuck in the 60s :P
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ABS light came on a few days ago, when i started up it would stay off foir a mile or so, and then throw a tantrum and the light would come back on again, now it's on permanently, and so i connected MES and had a look, showed me front left sensor error. Took the wheel off and i find this;
The CV boot has rubbed clean through the sensor cable, damn it.
while i was at it, and had a spare afternoon to myself, i went about changing the rear wheel bearing that had been doing my nut in for the last year, it's getting louder all the time and was mostly bearable at 60, but i took the car on the motorway for the first time in ages, and at 80 the noise was deafening.
sounds perfect now, i'm a happy lad. Grease looked a bit crusty. Also one job always leads to another with cars this age, rear drum pads need changing, i've only a couple of mm until i hit metal.
i didn't take any more photo's as my hands were filthy and i didn't want to touch my phone.
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Quote Originally Posted by franglais View Post
ABS light came on a few days ago, when i started up it would stay off foir a mile or so, and then throw a tantrum and the light would come back on again, now it's on permanently, and so i connected MES and had a look, showed me front left sensor error. Took the wheel off and i find this;
The CV boot has rubbed clean through the sensor cable, damn it.
while i was at it, and had a spare afternoon to myself, i went about changing the rear wheel bearing that had been doing my nut in for the last year, it's getting louder all the time and was mostly bearable at 60, but i took the car on the motorway for the first time in ages, and at 80 the noise was deafening.
sounds perfect now, i'm a happy lad. Grease looked a bit crusty. Also one job always leads to another with cars this age, rear drum pads need changing, i've only a couple of mm until i hit metal.
i didn't take any more photo's as my hands were filthy and i didn't want to touch my phone.

All good now..

Must admit the drums want removing on mine..but wont come off easily..so it'll wait (hopefully)until better/warmer weather
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aye, I set to it as soon as the new pads came, and got both sides done in an evening, but the handbrake was WAAAAAY off, even after giving myself cramp with hammering the lever up and down. So, i went back to it the next day, took the hubs off, ground off the huge lip with a grinder and adjusted the brakes before i put them back on, this time it only took little while for the self adjusters to take up the slack.
so, new brake drums on the list of future purchases. Frustrating that there is no access trap on the back of the drum plate to stick a screwdriver in and turn the self adjuster manually.

Also on the to do list is to change the pistons for the rear brakes, time was short on both times i had them off and i had no time for messing with hydraulics, also i have 4 new brake hoses waiting to be put on, I'll get round to it all one day.

Also got a few intake hose clips to tighten after the turbo up to the intake manifold, there seems to be a fair amount of oil leakage, ergo air leakage, which might also explain the flat spot then slight kick at 3000rpms, and the smoke above that.

changed back to my summer tyres this weekend, made a huge difference to the sloppy handling, car still wallows around corners, but is vastly improved compared to the 14" 185 winter tyres i was running with.
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