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by chilipalmer
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Airbag codes
Replies: 1
Views: 1422

Airbag codes

I've been having a lot of trouble diagnosing the reason why my airbag light doesn't come on when I start the car. I finally managed to connect it to a OBD2 diag. machine and these are the codes it found: B1932: Air Bag Driver Circuit Open B1877: Seat Belt Driver Pretensioner Circuit Open B1318: Batt...
by chilipalmer
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Windscreen brok
Replies: 3
Views: 1249

Windscreen brok

Try importing one from Spain. There's a spanish website which has loads of them. It's callled Mil Anuncios.
by chilipalmer
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: MOT fail questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1448

MOT fail questions

I took the clock panel apart. The bulbs are there. I also bought a cheapo diag tool but sadly it does not check for airbag problems.
by chilipalmer
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: MOT fail questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1448

MOT fail questions

Thanks for the reply. I don't get the airbag light nor the engine check light...Car has very likely been tinkered with. I'll try to find a shop which has a diagnostic machine and see if it coughs up some codes.
by chilipalmer
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: MOT fail questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1448

MOT fail questions

1- As I was having my little geriatric Puma inspected the low beam on the left side blew out (or so I thought). When I got back home I replaced the bulb still it wouldn't come on. Then I noticed the coating on the wires is totally rotten. I broke out a multimeter which attested the socket wasn't get...
by chilipalmer
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Excessive blow by?
Replies: 0
Views: 1015

Excessive blow by?

Hi. Is there a way to measure how much blow by is too much? Yesterday i was checking the oil level and decided to remove the oil cover while the car was running. It seemed like there was too much blow by coming from the engine. I left the cover rest over the hole and it "danced" a bit. Engine has 12...
by chilipalmer
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: part name / number
Replies: 8
Views: 1544

part name / number

Sadly I cannot take a pic now because the car is having some cosmetic work done in another shop... :?
by chilipalmer
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: should there be any play in driveshaft?
Replies: 2
Views: 722

should there be any play in driveshaft?

It does! I was hesitating between changing the cv joint or the whole axle. Given what you said I'm going with the cv joint alone. Many "havlas" mate.
by chilipalmer
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: should there be any play in driveshaft?
Replies: 2
Views: 722

should there be any play in driveshaft?

My car is undergoing major repairs and one of them concerns the offside drive shaft. The cv boot is torned, losing grease and now I hear some cracking noises coming from that area. I was planning on just replacing the joint but i noticed some minor play on the shaft. Is this normal?
by chilipalmer
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: part name / number
Replies: 8
Views: 1544

part name / number

Thanks for the replies chaps. Cherry, I checked the link and it should be that part. Problem is when the mechanic showed it it looked like it was made from rubber alone. No metal. It was about 8 centimeters across. Wish I had access to the car to take a pic...
by chilipalmer
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: part name / number
Replies: 8
Views: 1544

part name / number

I believe the part looks something like this.
by chilipalmer
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: part name / number
Replies: 8
Views: 1544

part name / number

TOday I took my car to a mechanic who diagnosed a shagged gear box mounting. He showed it to me and I could see this part was like a block of rubber and had a gash across it. Its purpose is to keep the gear box from moving when you shift a gear. He could make the whole thing move by sticking a crowb...
by chilipalmer
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Knocking noise when depressing clutch pedal
Replies: 6
Views: 1226

Knocking noise when depressing clutch pedal

DOH wrote: rear lower Gearbox mounting
Pardon the silly question but is that the same thing as the rear engine torque link?
by chilipalmer
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Knocking noise when depressing clutch pedal
Replies: 6
Views: 1226

Knocking noise when depressing clutch pedal

tuonokid wrote: CV joint?? Does it do it more with lock on the steering?
Barry
CV joints was my initial suspicion (I even ordered a pair) as sometimes I did hear the noise with lock on steering but I'm able to reproduce the sound with a straight steering wheel and by merely pressing the clutch pedal.
by chilipalmer
Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Knocking noise when depressing clutch pedal
Replies: 6
Views: 1226

Knocking noise when depressing clutch pedal

A few weeks ago I thought heard a thumping/knocking sound coming from my Puma's suspension. After further inspection I realized the noise is most likely coming from the transmission. Whenever I depress the clutch pedal, especially if the car is under load, I hear the noise. A few months back I repla...
by chilipalmer
Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Thumping noise when turning the wheel
Replies: 4
Views: 1057

Thumping noise when turning the wheel

While checking the springs I noticed something strange: the rubber mountings are not in contact with the chassis! There's a small gap between the two. What could cause that? Old rubbish springs perhaps?
by chilipalmer
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Thumping noise when turning the wheel
Replies: 4
Views: 1057

Thumping noise when turning the wheel

I'm getting this thumping noise when I turn the wheel to the right at very low speeds. I only hear one thump and I feel it in the steering column (doesn't appear to be happening at higher speeds or when the car is stationary) . It seems to be coming somewhere from the right wheel area. I've changed ...
by chilipalmer
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Recommended Clutch Kit?
Replies: 5
Views: 1463

Recommended Clutch Kit?

I recently changed mine. Bought a 3 piece LUK kit on the german ebay (they're cheaper there). No problems whatsoever.
by chilipalmer
Thu May 18, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: soft Clutch pedal
Replies: 5
Views: 1423

soft Clutch pedal

Thanks mate.
by chilipalmer
Wed May 17, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: soft Clutch pedal
Replies: 5
Views: 1423

soft Clutch pedal

Any hypothesis?
by chilipalmer
Wed May 17, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: soft Clutch pedal
Replies: 5
Views: 1423

soft Clutch pedal

Frank wrote: Does it feel soft in both directions, i.e. up as well as down?
Yes.
by chilipalmer
Tue May 16, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: soft Clutch pedal
Replies: 5
Views: 1423

soft Clutch pedal

I just had the clutch changed in my Puma and although the gearbox feels super nice and tight the clutch pedal feels really soft...The clutch kit is LUK. I wonder if this is normal?
by chilipalmer
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Diabolical problem
Replies: 8
Views: 1644

Diabolical problem

360359 360347 That does not explain the excessive pressure though How does this excessive pressure show itself and what harmful effects is it causing? The hoses get really swollen and forces coolant out of one of the HVC hoses. Because I keep checking the coolant level there hasn't been any harmful...
by chilipalmer
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Diabolical problem
Replies: 8
Views: 1644

Diabolical problem

The oil is normal. I had the HCV bypassed a while ago and had the same problem. The HCV is pratically new, btw. The leak seems to be coming from the pipe next to the coil pack. The car doesn't overheat.
by chilipalmer
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: HELP ME!
Topic: Diabolical problem
Replies: 8
Views: 1644

Diabolical problem

For ages now I've been having a problem with too much pressure building up in the cooling system. I've changed the head gasket twice, had the cylinders compression checked, changed most of the hoses, had the radiator professionally cleaned but the problem persists. What's more, the coolant sometimes...

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