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In Topic: Air Con Pulley Noise, Fix Or Remove ?????

14 January 2014 - 01:17 PM

Has anyone fitted a fan belt from a non ac focus to one which has ac?

Anybody have a fan belt diagram of a non ac 1.8 TDCi, or have that car and tell me if your belt runs from crank, to idle pulley, to alternator. Or is there a pulley still in place where the ac would be, just after the idle pulley and before the alternator?

In Topic: Air Con Pulley Noise, Fix Or Remove ?????

09 January 2014 - 02:56 AM

What your saying about using a shorter belt from a model without aircon would certainly work if you can get the right length belt. I have done this on a few cars now with aircon that's been problematic or removed to reduce weight.
If your not sure about pulley positions, use a length of string to measure the length required around the pulleys and see if you can get one at a motor factors - the size is normally on the packaging/belt itself

 I will have to check the configuration of the pulleys, some engines can and cant do it depending on the routing of the belt. Iv'e seen a few Americans going on about a pulley kit that bolts onto where the ac used to be.


In Topic: 1.8 Tdci Running On Added 2 Stroke?

27 October 2013 - 04:31 PM

Just added to a full tank yesterday also. It's definitely running a bit quieter within a few miles so far. :)

In Topic: 1.8 Tdci Running On Added 2 Stroke?

24 October 2013 - 12:16 AM

Its worth noting this process was used on older engines from the early 90s as the diesel then had more lubricating properties nowadays tge engines are designed to run on the modern diesel so the reality is it will do nothing for the car it also can't be used with dpfs or catalysts as it clogs them up due to increased sulphur

The more modern cars designed for the newer fuels do so by manufacturing some of the newer moving parts with special coatings / surfaces. Sort of like a non stick coating on say a frying pan vs the old way of having more oil and no coating is the best way to describe it. But as they say, there's no replacement for lube lol, with or without special surfaces when it comes to friction, wear and heat prevention. 

So yes older cars will have a bigger benefit, but even the new ones surely cant be worse off with a bit of extra lubrication. Except for the possible dpfs / cats problem.

Manufactures have to work to forced environmental standards, not whats best for your car.

In Topic: 1.8 Tdci Running On Added 2 Stroke?

22 October 2013 - 03:31 PM

Yes the fact that the 2T oil burns hotter and cleaner than the Diesel was why i thought it would be cleaner and not cause a increase in gumming & soot. I used to use alot of 2T oil in the past with the motorbikes, but i would never use anything but the best fully synthetic stuff and always the same stuff never mixing. So the mineral must of been invented for us diesel boys to mess about with coz it only blew up the bike engines really quickly as it was the only lubricant for the whole engine and alot of people skimped on it, but fine for the diesel me thinks.

2T oil is expensive enough, even the mineral stuff when you consider you are just burning it constantly, but 90% off injector cleaner isn't cheap and usually crap made sound good.

It works out for me about an extra 83p per full tank, not alot if it brings most of the advantages it's meant to, especially for extra reduced wear on those pricey pumps and injectors etc.It might give it that hint of 2 stroke smell also hopefully lol.

Iv'e 5l ordered of Comma mineral low ash 2T, will report back my findings along the way.