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    I posted this above. "Look down into the...

    I posted this above.

    "Look down into the valley between the cams and you will see a small flat bar that links the swirl flaps on this engine. Is it laid on its side or is it still attached to the...
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    I seem to be wasting my time getting all the info...

    I seem to be wasting my time getting all the info you need to carry out the correct procedure to diagnose the problem. I got my laptop out at 1am to find this for you. I don't know you and you are...
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    Yes with diagnostic equipment. There are some...

    Yes with diagnostic equipment. There are some engines that don't need this but when they connect up they will soon see if it is required.
  4. Thread: New Top Gear

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    They are all kids compared to Motman.

    They are all kids compared to Motman.
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    My Bosch tool shows 25-35 kg/hr hot idling for...

    My Bosch tool shows 25-35 kg/hr hot idling for the MAF.
    The MAP sensor is the boost sensor so you may have a blockage such as the turbo vanes stuck, EGR stuck or DPF blocked. Does the MAP reading...
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    http://www.vxronline.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?87...

    http://www.vxronline.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?87327-HOW-TO-Adjust-Vectra-Gear-Linkage
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    The injectors probably need to be coded to the...

    The injectors probably need to be coded to the engine.
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    Actually you did pay for the EGR check when the...

    Actually you did pay for the EGR check when the garage checked the fault codes and did the diagnostic check!!! The fact there was a lot of soot about could point to a possible EGR problem.

    EGR at...
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    Have someone crank the engine over. Is the...

    Have someone crank the engine over. Is the alternator belt turning? This will prove the starter is good/bad.

    Look down into the valley between the cams and you will see a small flat bar that...
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    This will be old school Ford. You need a better...

    This will be old school Ford. You need a better diagnostic tool that also does the old stuff.
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    Did you squeeze all the oil out of the hydraulic...

    Did you squeeze all the oil out of the hydraulic tappets before putting them back in the engine?
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    If you can get the reading I can tell you if it...

    If you can get the reading I can tell you if it is stuffed or not. Must be engine idling, accel pedal not touched for at least 1 minute (don;t want the EGR valve actuated to give a different...
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    If you clear the code does it return before...

    If you clear the code does it return before starting the engine? Or only after you start up? What is the reading of the MAF on the engine when idling hot?
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    This link might help as the codes seem wrong?...

    This link might help as the codes seem wrong?
    http://www.migweb.co.uk/forums/engines-transmission/481861-pedal-test-fault-code-reading-instructions.html
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    Firstly ignore your friend as he/she has got it...

    Firstly ignore your friend as he/she has got it wrong!

    When you leave the car standing for a few days, any slight air leak in the fuel system is going to allow the fuel to drain back towards the...
  16. Thread: New Top Gear

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    The lad is a student so he got it for half price....

    The lad is a student so he got it for half price. Simples!!!!

    As for pining for the three amigos, consider this. When the campaign to keep Clarkson went online, he received over 1 million votes...
  17. Thread: New Top Gear

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    I'm waiting for this. Oh yes. ...

    I'm waiting for this. Oh yes.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cars/top-gear/jeremy-clarkson-new-amazon-show-latest-news-and-rumours/
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    Either an air leak at the filter or one or more...

    Either an air leak at the filter or one or more injectors is leaking off too much fuel. A leak off check would find this. A new filter is the cheapest option though.
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    Forget the dealer - I cannot understand why you...

    Forget the dealer - I cannot understand why you are persisting with them when its obvious they are just taking your cash. Take it to your nearest Bosch Service Centre for a diagnostic check and...
  20. Thread: Warning light

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    Maybe the water sensor is at fault. De-pollution...

    Maybe the water sensor is at fault.
    De-pollution fault is very common on Pugs and will need to go on a proper diagnostic tool to find out what the fault actually is. Your local garage can probably...
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    A common fault is the wiring plug to the coil...

    A common fault is the wiring plug to the coil itself. You can get replacements very cheaply on eBay.
    A compression check will show up a mechanical defect such as a sticking/broken valve.
    Check the...
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    So what are the fault codes now showing? ...

    So what are the fault codes now showing? Throttle body again? Accelerator pedal? If so then the ECU is the problem and need to be sent off for repair.
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    As this is a TDCi, has the garage properly...

    As this is a TDCi, has the garage properly checked the injectors? Have they done a leak off check? Have they done a quantity comparison check on their diagnostic computer/laptop/diagnostic tool? ...
  24. Check the engine crankcase breather pipe very,...

    Check the engine crankcase breather pipe very, very carefully for a leak. It is under the inlet manifold visible through the inlet tubes. There is a black pipe fitted to the engine just above the...
  25. Very few cars these days do not have power...

    Very few cars these days do not have power steering. In fact I cannot think of one that comes without power steering. The problem is as the other poster says, it can be dangerous especially on a...
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