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comment Paint peeling around body filled area 6 months on
@Paulster2 - so the problem is with the paint not stretching enough rather then the filler stretching too much?
Sep
21
comment Engine idle fluctuates at random times
Yep you're right: Idle Air Control Valve
Sep
8
comment Engine temperature increases when idling though thermo fan is working
@Paulster2 sorry for the late reply, yes the fan shroud is in place. There is a 8mm or so gap running along the top where the shroud meets the top of the radiator but it looks like its meant to be there.
Jul
8
comment Symptoms of a clogged fuel line (pump runs but engine not starting)?
@Paulster2 yep I did.
Jul
8
comment Car stalls when braking (VW Mk1 Golf)
@Zaid ah thanks, yes that is what I meant. I also put a new video up the top that demonstrates the problem better.
Jul
8
comment Car stalls when braking (VW Mk1 Golf)
Wow lots of good info! Thanks heaps for this! With the plunger sticking, is this basically causing the engine to flood?
Jul
7
comment Car stalls when braking (VW Mk1 Golf)
Thanks heaps for these suggestions. Sadly, there no ports for an OBD device - it basically uses the same engine as a mark 1. This might be a dumb question but do you know where I could find the IAC valve? I have workshop manuals but they actually make no mention of it.
Jul
2
comment Car stalls when braking (VW Mk1 Golf)
@Zaid sorry should have mentioned that earlier - its manual. Yeah the stalling still happens if the clutch is depressed and/or the car is in neutral.
Jun
29
comment Car stalls when braking (VW Mk1 Golf)
@Paulster2 oh man if you remember anything else please let me know! Im stumped!
Jun
29
comment Car stalls when braking (VW Mk1 Golf)
@Paulster2 yes it does
Feb
20
comment Why don't motorbikes have chain covers?
I would also add that the bikes above are marketed in countries where they are used as family vehicles. Kids legs and wives dresses are often hanging over the side near the chain, so its a real safety thing.
Jan
28
comment Wobble in steering (not tyre)?
Yes, I heard a cracking/popping noise going around corners. I assumed it was the CV joins. Yes it has the 4WS
Dec
11
comment Motorcycle gear changes alternate between stiff and normal
@theUg yeah break in was fine - I followed the manual and kept revs under 4K for the first 1500klm. I did an oil and filter change a few weeks back to synthetic but the issues is the same.
Nov
30
comment Slight dent in motorcycle oil filter: bad for flow?
Yeah it probably is ok. But I stupidly did the damage after I put in the new oil and was putting on the protective cap over the filter (ironic I know) so I would have to replace the oil again to replace the filter. Haha you mean Griffith on the Gold Coast? My brother went there too
Oct
5
comment Motorcycle gears seem really stiff and hard to shift when cold
Thank for the response. I actually found it was the clutch cable - it was stretched and frayed. Replaced it and its all good!
May
22
comment Motorcycle: Fuel Injection light comes on after 5 mins of riding
2 Years. Should still be good to take in
Feb
25
comment Holden Commodore not moving
Maybe check the transmission fluid levels? It sounds like clutch isnt engaging with the engine.
Jan
27
comment Honda Prelude: digital fuel and temp gauges dimming and brightening repeatedly
@KromStern All the other lights are fine. The effect doesnt seem to be related with the engine speed, though it does seem to have a 'warm up period' of about 5mins where it is completely blank.
Jan
24
comment Honda Prelude: digital fuel and temp gauges dimming and brightening repeatedly
@hillsons I dont think so. It also dims right down to the point were it is only barely visible.
Jan
24
comment '92 Toyota Corolla with a oil leak
Perhaps the oil pump? Can you tell from where abouts in the engine it is dripping from (eg: front left side)