Lol. It's not Marelli ecu by any chance? Ooh small font. How's that happen?
Turbocharger replacement... I have gambled poorly.
Delphi I think. Though that's a Google Fact.
I also resprayed the surround for the front grill. I don't like chrome, so I took this off almost as soon as I got the car, prepped and primed it, then never painted it. For the last 2 years it's been variously knocking around the garage, the shed, the conservatory and the bedroom, every so often I've noticed that it's got scratched, reprimed it and then never painted it. How long will it take before I decided to cut the finish back and polish it up? Decades probably.
Road test succesful. Does it drive exactly the same as before? Don't know Full on hypochondriac mode, every squeak and clank is the end of the world. Need to turn the stereo up! But it feels good. Was a bit cautious with it so not really sure how it's all going at full power etc but I'm not finding anything to worry about yet. Decided I want 500 miles on it before I declare it fixed but in the meantime, good start.
(a week of borrowing my dad's Focus has left me barely able to work my ungodly heavy clutch though, my left leg's atrophied. My right leg on the other hand has become mighty, from trying to push the accelerator through the floor to get extra horses out of its mighty 1.6 petrol zetec)
Unrelated; Got defeated by 2 of the wheel bearing bolts. Decided I've earned a day off so **** it, the garage can do it
I thought I should put a follow-on considering all the useful advice here... I've put a few hundred miles into it and it seems fine. Power/responsiveness is a hard thing to judge I think but if I was to bet money I'd say it's coming on boost later... which might just be as simple as a side effect of the cheap turbo core tbh. But totally livable with and drivable etc. So all in all, seems good. Walked the MOT which isn't that meaningful really, but still good news
Still chasing gremlins mind- a bit smokey on startup, what are the odds that I can completely destroy the car while changing the glow plugs?
Oh... And was driving around thinking, what's that whining noise? That very quiet rev-dependent whirr? Oh god it's the bloody dmf isn't it. Nope, I forgot I got the air con regassed the day the turbo blew, this is just the noise my aircon makes now it works
Oh and I'll just not mention the bit where a mystery misfire at steady cruising revs turned out to be caused by not quite putting the injector wiring connector all the way in. Never happened.
Are you and Molgrips twins separated at birth? A similar stubbornness to resolve seemingly pointless fixes in the face of economic and common sense?
However, good on you for sticking with it and getting it fixed.
I had a similar PIA/intractable issue with my bike until yesterday. Nonda Blackbird with the dreaded '25 flashes of the F1 light' error code. This is a faulty knock sensor code but can also be a faulty loom or faulty ECU reporting a false positive. After 6 months of fault tracing, it got a new ECU yesterday and no more false error code. Trouble is, all errors are reported through the same light so I couldn't just cover it up and ignore it. Replacement Honda ECU.... HOW **** MUCH??!!
If the rest of the car is good (and you obviously know the car/providence*) then I would do it properly. You've already invested money in the car to get to this stage. Did you source the turbo yourself? If the garage did THEY should find another AND not charge you labour again to get you to the same point. No matter what bollocks they say. Of course oil feed/sump etc is additional labour cost. Of course this bits alittle muddy as if they told you the rest needed doing and you went for the cheapest option against their advice then its your cost of course.
Do it properly then run the car for another 50k IMO. In the past I've thrown the towel in stupidly early on a car that needed work. Regretted it with hindsight.
If at any point the garage offers to help you out/take it off you- don't. They aren't Mother Theresa but angling to make money knowing its a good car.
*Of course every secondhand car needs bushes/droplinks etc doing along with consumables. You'd walk into another car with the same list of consumables that will pop up over the next thousand(s) of miles too. At least with yours- you know the car.
Early. I wish I'd never gotten ridden of my Subaru
Hora, thanks for your contribution but it'd probably have made more sense if you'd read the thread
First thing I have to post on a tiny S3 mini. It doesn't help.
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