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Welcome back to the fold, though George. A Forum Friend now too, I see. Doin' it in style!

What could take three bulbs out in quick succession? Or do you think it was just 'their time'?
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Welcome back to the fold, though George. A Forum Friend now too, I see. Doin' it in style!

What could take three bulbs out in quick succession? Or do you think it was just 'their time'?
They have a specialist voltage surge device at the test station to knock out a few bulbs and so earn a bit more
They forgot to turn it to "friend" before testing your multi

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Nice one Jack, I wouldn't put that past some test centres but the lads down my local are really nice guys and would rather point out problems than cause them.

WMF: I have no idea mucka, reckon they'd done their bit and went into retirement.
It really did bug me tho, whose ever had 3 bulbs go out at the same time?

Well, I've bin a Forum donator for a day or two and 'lurkin' around here since Neptune was a lad, thought I'd go the whole hog and join the clan proper like.

Ordered a new bottom pulley (again) and a new set of exhaust hanger rubbers, these are looking past their break by date.

Got to have a butchers at the spare wheel carrier too, have never used it and I reckon it's seized up.

Put some fancy LED reversing lights on at the weekend, some square ones I saw in Indespension, they looked amazing when I tested them before fitting, but disappointed with the lack of output after they where on. I've already got 2x 55w spot lights on and I think I'll need a relay to serve them because I think I might be pushing my luck a bit running them without relays. (well, they've only been on about two years)
I was thinking of taking the spots off altogether and just going with the LED's, coz they do ok on their own, and i wouldn't need to worry about a relay because they draw nothing.
Anyway, got to run, got a load of jobs to get done, I tried making a list - with the most important job at the top, after a while I was surprised to see how many 'important' jobs had jumped the queue and just how many jobs I had to do.
I think I might need a list that tells me which list the jobs are that I listed as important - or was that on the other list?
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My MOT was due on the 4th too..

But at 10am on monday it got a 6 months extension.. handy as my replacement suspension bits were still in the post

Nice little job for a drier day

Well done on coaxing the multi through another year

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I told ya these Bugs was werse than wimin.

Out an about today, the fuel light came on. Not being far from Asda, I thought 'why not' and pulled in to put some juice in the ole girl.
All done, headed off to Blackheath on my way to Indespension on Nimmings Road. (They ain't cheap, but do have some quality items).

Got all done at Indispension, and headed for Bilston, went round a round a bout, and the bloody engine missed a beat, then the engine light came on with 'Engine Control Fault' on the dash.
Like every good Multipla driver I knew immediately the action to take to ensure the well being of my pride and joy. . .
Keep drivin!.

Happily, that technical analysis was spot on and in a mile or three the light went out.
Strangely the little 'miss' didn't.
It only happens on the right hand turn on the crown of a doughnut, any other time it's fine.
I don't know how to accurately describe what's happening: it's a miss, it's a sort of 'not doing anything' for about 1/2 a second, maybe less. It's as tho the engine has stopped firing, even tho it's on the over-run on the doughnut. As soon as you swing left and chuck ya boot on the floor, it's off like a greyhound with his arse on fire.
Got me bugged I don't mind telling ya, other than that everything is ace. (still got me chamber music in the form of rattling torsion bar rubbers and that bloody rusty heap called a spare wheel carrier) but still going well.
Any body with any grey stuff left might be able to enlighten me as to the possible cause of the lag, miss, hesitation - call it what you will?
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Howdy peeps,

The on going saga with the engine control light:

Those who perused yesterdays blog will know that I have been visited by the infamous 'E.C.F' (engine control fault).

After trotting round for a while this morning, I turned right into Bradley Lane and gave it some hoof to proceed.

Except it didn't.

It didn't do anything, no go, no nothing.

This lasted for about 2 heartbeats and off she went, happy as you like, BUT the E.C.F. had come on again.

Can someone point out what might be occurring please?

I mean, I'm all for a laff n a joke, but this is beginning to wear a bit thin.

As mentioned yesterday, it starts first time, every time.

It goes like **** off a shovel and no unusual quirks.

It only happens on right turns? (the right hand part of doughnuts and right turns)

I thinks it's a wire problem somewhere but I'm not very up on how the sparks work on the bug (I'm good wiv a namma)

Any ideas please shout, I'm lost here, so any input is better than what I've got at the mo.
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Howdy peeps,

The on going saga with the engine control light:

Those who perused yesterdays blog will know that I have been visited by the infamous 'E.C.F' (engine control fault).

After trotting round for a while this morning, I turned right into Bradley Lane and gave it some hoof to proceed.

Except it didn't.

It didn't do anything, no go, no nothing.

This lasted for about 2 heartbeats and off she went, happy as you like, BUT the E.C.F. had come on again.

Can someone point out what might be occurring please?

I mean, I'm all for a laff n a joke, but this is beginning to wear a bit thin.

As mentioned yesterday, it starts first time, every time.

It goes like **** off a shovel and no unusual quirks.

It only happens on right turns? (the right hand part of doughnuts and right turns)

I thinks it's a wire problem somewhere but I'm not very up on how the sparks work on the bug (I'm good wiv a namma)

Any ideas please shout, I'm lost here, so any input is better than what I've got at the mo.
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Hi George,
No special knowledge about the problem you are experiencing. You could try tapping /wiggling the relays in box next to battery.

Good luck

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A friend with multipla had the random total lack of power , no engine control fault though, egr valve jammed open .

Unplug your egr valve electrical connector, if fault goes and doesn't return then you have found cause of problem.

If you have pre facelift multi unplugging egr doesn't cause mil to come on.

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Cheers jackwhoo, I'll give that a try.
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The engine light's stored fault code SHOULD give a vague hint too
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Does that mean I'll need one of those oby one canoby things?

Anybody know where the wires are for the EGR?

All I've managed to find so far is the wires under the airbox that seem to control the turbo (dump valve I think)

I looked on the intake side and I can see a connector but can't see where it goes, there's a sort of corrugated tube which I guess might have somethin to do with the EGR.

I'm pretty sure it's a loose wire or connector that's causing the trouble, it's just finding the sod.

Knowin my luck it's gonna be another broken wire inside the cable - that happened on my very first bug, a 1.6 petrol, it was the crank sensor. Only found that because the geezer I'd bought it from was good enough to have a spare one which he came out with and changed in about 5 mins. Examining the old one showed the break near the pick up head.

Anybody - please help.
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Does that mean I'll need one of those oby one canoby things?

Anybody know where the wires are for the EGR?

All I've managed to find so far is the wires under the airbox that seem to control the turbo (dump valve I think)

I looked on the intake side and I can see a connector but can't see where it goes, there's a sort of corrugated tube which I guess might have somethin to do with the EGR.

I'm pretty sure it's a loose wire or connector that's causing the trouble, it's just finding the sod.

Knowin my luck it's gonna be another broken wire inside the cable - that happened on my very first bug, a 1.6 petrol, it was the crank sensor. Only found that because the geezer I'd bought it from was good enough to have a spare one which he came out with and changed in about 5 mins. Examining the old one showed the break near the pick up head.

Anybody - please help.
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Remove black plastic sound pad from top of motor

Finger pointing at grey electrical plug on egr valve .

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The dirty looking bit of rag on left of photo is in the loop at TOP of dipstick.
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OK, thanks mucka, I'll have a butchers an see what happens
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Howdy Jack, I got that plug off (it's a fiddly little bugger) but it made no difference at all.
My mate says he's got a oby one canoby gizmo and we'll plug it in tomorrow.
This is gonna get interestin, never had a gizmo on me bug yet, bet it'll come up with all sorts of junk.
I'll keep you posted.

By the way: do you (or anyone) know what is actually hooked up to the Engine Control Fault circuit?

Thinking about it (now I know why I got that headache earlier)...

If I can find out what circuits it shows Engine Control Fault for, I can check em out and tick em off till I find the culprit.

5 liters and a match don't cost too much do they?

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