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BigD

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Trackace

16 April 2014 - 09:00 PM

http://www.trackace.co.uk/

 

You can get them for under £70, which basically equates to a couple of trips to a garage to get your tracking done there.

 

Anybody used one?


What Causes Uneven Tyre Wear?

16 April 2014 - 07:59 PM

I had full 4-wheel alignment done less than six months ago, and two brand new Bridgestone tyres on the front.

 

The n/s is fine, but the o/s is totally mashed on the inside edge already.

 

The tyre pressures are fine - they were checked two weeks ago before I went to Birmingham, then three weeks before that before a long run to Kent.  And I can't remember when prior to that but the only time they were lower than normal was when the weather was cold in January, and I put a couple of PSI in each.

 

So something over the last six months has been destroying my n/s front.  It isn't the alignment, and it isn't the tyre pressure.

 

Where else should I be looking?  Do worn shocks cause this?  How do I check?

 

The last time I had the alignment checked (when both tyres were worn on the inside edge), they also checked all the bushes etc, and nothing out of the ordinary.


About To Change An Injector...

14 April 2014 - 07:31 PM

What do I need?

 

1. Injector - EJDR00101Z?  Other?  How do I find out?

2. Injector socket - size?

3. Any seals to replace?

4. F-Super and laptop for recoding.

5. Anything else?

 

(2005 2.0 TDCI 130 6-speed EuroIV).


Why Bikers Have A Bad Reputation

02 April 2014 - 04:08 PM

It's largely because of people like this:

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26848603

 

Apparently he was so much of an idiot, that the solid white lines, "SLOW" painted on the road, and the chevrons at the bend, failed to make any impression on the level of speed he chose to do, almost hitting a car head-on in the process.


Injectors - Delphi/bosch/other?

05 March 2014 - 07:59 PM

I'm going to have to deal with my injector problem sooner or later.  Haven't even done any diagnostics yet but I know at least one is going.

 

I've noticed a couple of things - first, brand.  Delphi ideally, but Bosch ones seem to be a hell of a lot cheaper?

 

Also, is it correct that Mondeo and Jaguar X-type injectors are identical?

 

Anything I need to watch out for with this job?  I live at the ar$e-end of nowhere, so don't want to land myself with a non-runner.  I can't NOT have a car.