Roger's RRC: An update

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Rod
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Postby Rod » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:03 pm

After 25yrs ???? :lol:
Stercus fit !

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Postby TwoSheds » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:42 am

TwoSheds wrote:<...> so I 'pushed' them a bit until they finally pulled away on a straight. Ten miles later they were in a dry stone wall<..>

I checked out the crash site last night and it wasn't the car that passed me - the one in the wall had obviously been coming from the other direction... Don't feel so guilty now :)

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Postby pamw » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:11 am

Rod wrote:After 25yrs ???? :lol:


Well, you've either got it or you ain't !

:wink: :shock: :wink:
Archaeology - my career in ruins !

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All snug and warm until tomorrow...

Postby TwoSheds » Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:56 pm

Still my baby - and now has it's own barn :-)

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Postby davew » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:45 pm

Can't help but feel you're spoiling it... :)

Are you venturing south this weekend to Duns ?

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Postby TwoSheds » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:16 pm

davew wrote:Can't help but feel you're spoiling it... :)

Are you venturing south this weekend to Duns ?

Damn! I haven't been on the forum recently and had forgotten all about it. How great that would be? But on Sunday I am visiting friend of mine who is up here on an aurora holiday who I haven't seen for nearly 30 years and who has had a stroke, and on Saturday I will be changing the rear diff :-( The good news is that I still have the one I took out of that golden Disco when I scrapped it.
Hope you have a great weekend, and of course if anyone fancies a small detour there is plenty of accommodation (and currently, snow too) up here...

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Mystery misfire...

Postby TwoSheds » Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:33 pm

I have a misfire and am looking for suggestions as to why - here is what I know so far:

it takes the form of a complete engine cut for maybe half a second and - depending on other factors (see below) it will happen repeatedly so that the whole vehicle kangaroos unless I ease off the throttle.

When it is bad I can only cruise at about 30mph because I can't use any more throttle (see below)

Only happens when on petrol (not LPG)

It starts happening after about five miles and goes away if parked for 30 mins (also goes away if run on LPG for 30 minutes)

it is throttle dependent - it will tickover fine and runs ok on very light throttle openings, but happens more if I open the throttle more.

Removing the filer cap makes no difference.

If I pull up while it's happening and check the clear fuel filter which is on the return-to-tank pipe, it's flowing nicely.

The plugs look ok (possibly a little lean but not bad, and no wet ones.

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Re: Mystery misfire...

Postby TwoSheds » Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:07 pm

Happy New Year! Hope you are all well and enjoying life in sunny Yorkshire!

Just insured the RRC - what a palava! I had to fill in forms galore and include copies of MoT for the RRC, insurance certificate for the Skoda, my drivers licence and one thing they wanted (but haven't got) is full details of all motor insurance policies I have had for the last ten years... :0

Still - good news is that apart from a dodgy propshaft UJ and headlight alignment, it just sailed through its MoT. In fact the emissions this year (on petrol) are FAR better than last years which were on LPG. Makes me think that I need to have another go at adjusting the vapouriser... Need to get some gas first though and that is a 50 mile round trip :(

TTFN
Rog

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Postby pamw » Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:59 pm

Good to hear from you Roger! And Happy New Year !

I'll never love the sound of my Defender with the Td5, and it is a lot slower, but I'm so glad to have rid myself of the LPG hunting trips!
:wink:

Hope all continues to go well for you - and don't forget if North of the Border do vote for Independence, you are quite welcome to come back! :D
Archaeology - my career in ruins !

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Postby TwoSheds » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:02 am

Thanks Pam. Must admit, I too have been thinking of going over to the dark side! :shock: :roll:

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Postby Rod » Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:32 pm

Are getting home sick for Yorkshire or do you mean diesel power Roger
:lol: :lol:
Stercus fit !

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Postby TwoSheds » Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:00 am

Rod wrote:Are getting home sick for Yorkshire or do you mean diesel power Roger
:lol: :lol:

Yorkshire was great - but where I am now is, in many ways, better. I miss some friends, some pubs and the off-roading, but I have such fantastic hill walking and mountain biking right on my doorstep that I am too busy doing stuff to dwell on such matters.
BTW - I DON'T miss the traffic, the crowds and the traffic, oh and the traffic too. :lol:

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Postby Graeme C. » Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:57 pm

I thought the 'Dark Side' was Lancashire....
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