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Whining Noise, 2.0 Diesel

19 May 2010 - 10:37 PM

My father owns a 2.0 diesel Kuga which has recently developed a sort of high pitch hum which is starting to annoy both of us. It is audible from both inside and outside of the car (although at greater volume outside). I was wondering if it could be the fuel pump, as it has that sort of tone to it, or even perhaps the power steering. Has anyone else experienced a similar noise, and if so was it an issue?


Installing Central Locking!

19 May 2010 - 08:31 PM

One of the few quibbles I have with my car is the fact that as the ultra-base model KA, I have 1. no rev counter & 2. no central locking. With irritating quibble 1. on the way to being solved, I have turned my mind to the issue of a lack of no central locking.

After installing a new head unit and speakers (as well as running speaker cabling under my carpet to the boot for a pair of alpines in my shelf), I noticed the KA has a cable operated locking system. I know from past experience (although a poor one), that remote-central-locking kits exist for cars with cable operated locking systems, and was wondering if this could be a solution to my problem. However I was also wondering if I could nip to a breakers and perhaps grab the servos and wiring from there to fit them to my car (although admittedly I'd have to play electrician, not that its a problem).

This leads me to the point. Does anyone have any experience with the electronic central locking available in the KA, and if so what would you suggest?

Any help and suggestions are appreciated


Greets From L-Town

16 May 2010 - 04:39 PM

Hey :P
Newbie from Luton here, I just acquired my first car (an '05 KA), off of a family member, its low mileage with a FFSH so i guess its the perfect place to start for an 18 year old like myself. Im looking to start making the car a bit more 'driver friendly' (the lack of a tacho is driving me mad!), as well as a little bit more practical! Im sure this forum will come in very handy in the future as a resource to help me with my modding.

Instrument Panel Swap/tacho

16 May 2010 - 04:11 PM

I want to swap my instrument panel (in my '05 KA) out for a cluster with a tachometer. I recently acquired the new cluster from a breakers yard out of another 1.3 SOHC KA. Both the panels are digital and i was wondering if the mileage of the car is stored;

a ) on the ECU or

b ) on the instrument cluster itself (or both)

this is because I would like to ensure that my car retains its legitimate mileage
I was also wondering if I could even modify the existing instrument cluster to incorporate the tachometer from the one I recently purchased, or move the odometer memory unit over from my original cluster to the new one. I have considered using an aftermarket tachometer but recently disregarded the idea as i want to keep my KA looking as original and neat as I can.
Any help is appreciated, you can reach me at ben33cc@hotmail.com in addition to replying to this post