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by nicko500s
Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: mgzs td diesel pump
Replies: 27
Views: 8390

Re: mgzs td diesel pump

Did you get any further with this? does it drive ok? is it ok on fuel economy? from what I read 40 to 50+ mpg is considered normal, Im no mechanic but im wondering if perhaps its just noisy and theres not really anything wrong with it? having said that I hate it if one of my cars dosnt sound right, ...
by nicko500s
Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: mgzs td diesel pump
Replies: 27
Views: 8390

Re: mgzs td diesel pump

IDK anything about leak off tests so cant help with that but I have used injector cleaner that you add to the fuel tank, I was recommended to use millers, I think I read somewhere that euro car parts sell it or perhaps ebay? My friend has a garage and he has a little tool for testing injectors, you ...
by nicko500s
Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: mgzs td diesel pump
Replies: 27
Views: 8390

Re: mgzs td diesel pump

Hi Mat sells the timing pins, actually they are just drill bits so if you have the right size you could use them?
by nicko500s
Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: mgzs td water in footwell
Replies: 2
Views: 2837

Re: mgzs td water in footwell

Not done this myself but I would think it would be bumper off, wheel off, remove plastic wheel arch liner.
by nicko500s
Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: mgzs td diesel pump
Replies: 27
Views: 8390

Re: mgzs td diesel pump

As far as I know the pump solenoid would be noisy all the time, they call it tractor syndrome or something. As a process of elimination I would change the injectors, you can get used ones off ebay or if you want to add up to 30bhp instantly get sdi injectors from a rover 200 or 400 but not from a 25...
by nicko500s
Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: Fuel
Topic: bio diesel
Replies: 2
Views: 2230

Re: bio diesel

I meant to say that the farmer had changed to bio fuel and this was the cause of the blockages
by nicko500s
Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: Fuel
Topic: bio diesel
Replies: 2
Views: 2230

bio diesel

I maintain a 25 year old Kubota diesel ride on mower for a charity and we get our red diesel from a local farmer. Recently I was asked to look at it as it would not start and the new diesel supplied smelled funny, when I looked at it, and im no expert, I thought as its a simple engine it might be fu...
by nicko500s
Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: odd electrics
Replies: 1
Views: 2518

odd electrics

Over the last few weeks the car, R45 diesel 4 door has been showing a few electrical issues. 1, there is engine noise coming through the stereo, like you used to get in petrol cars, I didn't know diesels did that so im wondering why its doing it and if its a sign of a problem? and if the following p...
by nicko500s
Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: Clutch and Gearbox
Topic: CV joints
Replies: 6
Views: 2401

Re: CV joints

In the last month or so I had the O/S drive shaft off of the car and the garage changed the boots, then some time after I could hear a rotational rubbing/grinding noise from the O/S front, on inspection we discovered the O/S inner drive shaft boot was rubbing in the engine & the inner cv joint was w...
by nicko500s
Sun Dec 01, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Improved lighting
Replies: 6
Views: 2391

Re: Improved lighting

I tried HID and the beam pattern was appalling, so they replaced them with projector bulbs instead of reflector and they where better but pointed to far to the left, they wernt very good as they had plastic bases rather than metal, maybe this affected the aim? they where bright but the beam was not ...