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Done on a JTD 1.9 8v 115bhp. Usual disclaimer... I'm not responsible if you still manage to snap a glowplug or cause any other damage to your vehicle whilst doing this!!! I recently had to replace the glowplugs on my JTD, but two of them were seized. They were so bad that the diesel specialist...
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This guide will show you how to fit Remote Central Locking to a 3Dr MK2 Punto which previously had no central locking at all. Firstly the central locking will be installed, then we will add a remote feature using a cheap alarm system. You could buy a stand-alone remote receiver unit for roughly...
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Parts you will need: Set of Brake Pads 1L Bottle of DOT4 Brake&Clutch Fluid Possibly a pair of Rear Brake Cylinders Emery Cloth and Copper Grease An Assistant (ideally two assistants) Firstly loosen the bolts on the front road wheels and jack the car up on to axle stands... Then remove the...
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The timing belt tensioner is a common problem on the 1.2 8v engines in both the MK1 punto and the MK2. Signs of a failing tensioner is a grinding, whirring, squeaking or screeching (in very bad cases) noise coming from under the plastic cover on the drivers side of the engine. Sometimes the...
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This guide was written based on my experiances replacing sumps on 1.1/1.2 8v engines, but others engines will use a similar process. This gets asked a fair bit, so thought I'd copy and paste my tips from previous threads... First of all, a few tips and advice when replacing the sump... - "Be...
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This comes up all the time so here is my guide to reducing interference in car audio installations. Interference usually causes an audiable whine through the speakers. Often the whine will increase in pitch with engine speed. Interference can also represent itself as clicking and hissing. It...
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