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D.K's LCR, #Projectcarbon. Still alive

Discussion in 'Readers Rides (SEAT)' started by D.K, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. D.K

    D.K LCR 225

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    More goodies from Elite Car Care :D Going to be a busy weekend :D If it stops raining
     
    #2781 D.K, Apr 12, 2012
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  2. Br!dges

    Br!dges Active Member

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    Wwwwwww nice DK

    Always nice having detailing products but that's another area that burns a hole in the wallet!!
     
  3. D.K

    D.K LCR 225

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    Tell me about it, that little lot set me back £120:whistle: thankfully it's not all mine, I hate to imagine how much I've spent on detailing products :rolleyes:
     
  4. D.K

    D.K LCR 225

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    I had a go with the ONR today, the car was'nt really that dirty it was just mainly weather dirt from sitting on the drive all week so I decided I'd just go streight in with the ONR, firstly I made up a 1L spray bottle to use as a pre wash soak at a mix of 1 fluid oz to 1 litre of water and a wash mix of 2 fluid oz to 4 gallons of water which is the max capacity of my wash bucket's, I also used a 2nd bucket half filled with clean water.
    I worked on 1 panel at a time, firstly spraying the panel with the pre wash and let it soak for a couple of minutes then very gentley glide the wash mitt soaked in the ONR wash mix over the panel, once it was clean the panel was then sprayed with Megs Last Touch QD and pat dried.
    Once the whole car was clean it was sprayed with QD again to pick up and water stains or steaks.

    In all I recon I used about 3-4 times more water using 2 buckets and not jet washing the car before washing it, I had to change the rinse water 3 times and used 2 buckets (8 gallons) of ONR mix.
    The wheels were cleaned in the same way.

    I love cleaning my car and normally spend a lot of time doing it every weekend but today was not enjoyable, it just feels so wrong not using a hose.

    The end results however were very good, the paint feels very clean and has a lot of shine to it.

    Today has proved to me that I really do need to look and making the rain water havesting system so I can hose the car off before washing.
     
  5. EL

    EL Forever Alive

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    I saw you drive by my new place today mate. Looked pretty clean to me. Much cleaner than my dirt bag of a LCR
     
  6. D.K

    D.K LCR 225

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    We turned around and went back to see if it was yours :D That was before I'd washed it :D
     
  7. D.K

    D.K LCR 225

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    After 5 years of ownership I think I'm the verge of my first major problem :( I nipped out to the shop yesterday morning and all was well, went back out about an hour later turned the key and the engine stared but cut out about 5 secounds later, thurned the key again and it just kept turning over, I left it 20 minutes and tried again but still no joy :(
    After talking to a few people it was looking like a lack of fuel, checked the fuel pump and it was'nt priming, checked the wiring for the 12v feed and earth which we're both ok, checked the fuse and relay 409 both ok, next I removed the FPR and turned the engine over to see if any fuel was getting through, nothing.
    In true Jeremy Clarkson style I decided to get my hammer out :D gave the fuel pump and bit of a tap whist the Mrs turned the key and it fired up :D
    So far the cars been fine since, I've had a price for a new pump but I'm going to hold off and see what happens, if it fails again then I'll repalce it.

    Big thank you to Nick & Kenny @AmD and the memebers of the SSS facebook page :thumbup:

    Next up it's insurance time :(
     
  8. UncleFester

    UncleFester Grumpier by the day!

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    BFI wins haha good lad :D
     
  9. D.K

    D.K LCR 225

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    Scan: 01,02,03,08,15,17,19,22,35,36,37,46,56

    Scan results

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 01: Engine Labels: Redir Fail!
    Controller: 1ML 906 032 A
    Component: 1.8l R4/5VT 0002
    Coding: 10510
    Shop #: WSC 66565
    VSSZZZ1MZ5R015078 SEZ7Z0D2428104
    3 Faults Found:
    16705 - Engine Speed Sensor (G28): Implausible Signal
    P0321 - 35-10 - - - Intermittent
    16502 - Engine Coolant Temp. Sensor (G62): Signal too High
    P0118 - 35-10 - - - Intermittent
    17949 - Fuel Pump Relay (J17): Open Circuit
    P1541 - 35-10 - - - Intermittent
    Readiness: 0000 0000

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     
  10. t0m

    t0m LCR 225

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    Did Kenny get back to you mate what does he think?
     
  11. D.K

    D.K LCR 225

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    Not yet mate.
    Thanks for scaning it Tom :)
     
  12. t0m

    t0m LCR 225

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    No worries mate let me know how the car goes this week, interested to see what it is in case mine ever plays up.
     
  13. EL

    EL Forever Alive

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    Looks like your fuel pump relay is on it's way out. I'd suggest changing it mate. Not sure how much these are going for though

    The codes referring to the coolant could just be that the prongs in the bottle which measures the coolant level have some dirt/corrosion on it. Get a thin wire bush and clean it and see if the code domes up. Otherwise check the wires to ensure nothing has come loose

    16705 - Engine Speed Sensor (G28): Implausible Signal
    The important one though: http://wiki.ross-tech.com/wiki/index.php/16705/P0321/000801

    Looks like this could be th reason why the car wasn't turning over.
     
    #2793 EL, May 13, 2012
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  14. t0m

    t0m LCR 225

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    Decat decat decat :D

    Come get it done when I get my new fmic ;)
     
  15. D.K

    D.K LCR 225

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    Last week I ordered a crank sensor, my local dealer wanted £73 :-o so I called Dave a Sere motors (028 90385336) and he sorted me out a very nice discount :clap: it was ordered Wednesday lunch time and even though their local post office closed early that day it still arrived Friday all the way from Ireland :clap: Great service :D

    Before fitting the new crank sensot t0m came round and scanned the ECU to see if any of the codes had come back. The ECU was clear :think: to rule it out I changed the sensor, it all started up fine t0m scanned to ECU again and all was good, just got to wait and see if the problem comes back now.

    Whilst the car was in bit's I refitted the oil temp sensor after we broke the drilled sump plug when I serviced in. I've used the spare hole on the oil filter house housing.

    A couple of pictures t0m took.
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    I've also ordered a new Karcher pressure washer which will run properly off my water butt's, I'm hoping it'll be here for the weekend :D

    End of this week is insurance time :( TBH I've not really phoned around this year but going by what others are paying my renewal is pretty good.

    I'm planning lots of detailing over the next couple of week's as I'll be at Bromley pageant on June 10th and I might go upto Inters again but I'm undecided at the moment.
     
    #2795 D.K, May 22, 2012
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  16. D.K

    D.K LCR 225

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    Wont be that soon mate
     
    #2796 D.K, May 22, 2012
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  17. t0m

    t0m LCR 225

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    Can't beat Dave @ Sere! Legend :D

    Was good to help out and see how the car is at the weekend mate. Let me know how it goes next couple of weeks, but should be all good with that sensor done I reckon..

    OK, decat next month then :D
     
  18. EL

    EL Forever Alive

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    You been playing with the height Darren? Cars looking lower. Big win obviously :)



    Oh and yeah...........decat decat decat
     
    #2798 EL, May 22, 2012
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  19. D.K

    D.K LCR 225

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    No mate I've not touched the height, the back does need coming up a bit though.
     
  20. EL

    EL Forever Alive

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    Must be the dark wheels, looks lower than mine. Looks lovely though dude. Hopefully the little niggles are sorted and don't come back. Looking forward to the drive to and from pageant ;)
     

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