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Socoder -> Off Topic -> Steve's Car

Wed, 21 Feb 2024, 16:23
steve_ancell
At the moment I really hate cars, fuckin' thing broke down earlier. I guess I'm gonna be spending some quality time narrowing down the fault.
Wed, 21 Feb 2024, 16:23
steve_ancell
Maybe I should just replace the engine with this.


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Wed, 21 Feb 2024, 23:57
Pakz

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This magnet engine seems like something that might work 🙂

(I tried to make such a engine for one of my toy cars when I was young)
Thu, 22 Feb 2024, 01:50
Jayenkai
I swear, the number of "Steve's Car" threads we have.
I can't imagine how much money you must've spent on it over the years.

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Thu, 22 Feb 2024, 02:05
steve_ancell
I would hate to think how much. Steaming piles of dog doings, the lot of 'em!
Fri, 01 Mar 2024, 10:17
steve_ancell
Not had much chance at doing stuff, due to the weather, I've so far tracked down that there's no fuel getting to the pump. Pulled the fuel regulator solenoid and when I switch on the ignition and I'm sure the actuator pin should pop out the end when powered. I think it's either that or what ever controls it, won't know much until I dig deeper.


Sat, 23 Mar 2024, 14:40
steve_ancell
|update|

I've tracked down why it ain't starting, the drive key that spins the suction pump on the back of the injection pump has sheared off. I know the pump is a CP3 but trying to find the variant for my car is like getting shit from a toy dog, in the meantime I'm searching like a squirrel gathering nuts. If my car was a DCi-120 like my previous Megane it would be simple but I've got a 1.9 DCi-130.

|update|




That appendage that looks a bit like a heatsink is the suction pump.




The bit that is in the middle of the green gasket is part of the crank the pushes the high pressrue pistions, there should be a drive key on the end of it.




Most of the drive key was still inside the keyway of the suction pump when I removed it to investigate.




A second hand pump is around £90 to £140 if I can bloody well find one.
Tue, 09 Apr 2024, 05:09
steve_ancell
Injection pump turned up, waiting for decent weather coz it's windy and freezing and then I can strip out the old one, put in the replacement and fit a new timing belt while I'm at it.


Fri, 12 Apr 2024, 15:48
steve_ancell
It's up and running and this time I'm armed with AA membership, no more towing my own car home for me!
Fri, 12 Apr 2024, 23:51
Pakz
With my car repair skills. The object in that picture looks like a piece of alien technology 😀
Sat, 13 Apr 2024, 03:17
steve_ancell
My dad was a mechanic and quite a few mechanics lived in the same street I grew up in so it all sort of rubbed off on me.
Sat, 13 Apr 2024, 03:19
steve_ancell
I was that kind of kid that was into everything and was always asking loads of questions and wanting to try stuff.