Dean's Activa/XM/V6 and now Talbot blog

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Re: Dean's Activa/XM blog

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Thanks Chris, whats up with the A/C? not terminal i hope!

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no gas in there at all, and if i try to force the compressor on it wont engage so first port of call is change that. I'm hoping that both problems are caused by the compressor

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Dean, excellent news :-D :-D :-D

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Well done on the MOT front Dean, you can sit back and enjoy it now. Well, until it decides what to fill your spare time with next :lol:

Working air con is a must! 8-)

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Re: Dean's Activa/XM blog

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Deanxm wrote: time to get back to the xm 8-)
What news of the XM Dean?

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Re: Dean's Activa/XM blog

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Hi!
Were you found your chrome rings around the gauges?

And how you manage to get the 15psi in boost? :o

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Re: Dean's Activa/XM blog

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The chrome dial surrounds can be found for sale Here
On mine I removed the stock boost controller and replaced it with a manual one, well the controller was in the car when i got it but is was piped up a bit wrong.
boost can be changed while diving as there is a boost guage fitted in the car also.

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Re: Dean's Activa/XM blog

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same here I have a manually boost controller. But my boost are on MAX 10psi.
Maybe the dump valve are broken and release the boost air. I have recirculating dump valve, it looks like yours but mine are mounted on other way :S

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Re: Dean's Activa/XM blog

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Is your boost controller a bleed or seated bearing type?

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Deanxm wrote:Is your boost controller a bleed or seated bearing type?

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I dont now :/ But it is this http://www.google.se/imgres?hl=sv&biw=1 ... =115&ty=70" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Dean's Activa/XM blog

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Looks like a bleed type to me, the trouble you can have is that the air cannot bleed away fast enough at high boost levels and the wastegate still gets opened, try making a restriction in the pipe between the throttle intake pipe and the boost controller, this will allow a smaller volume of air to move through the boost control valve and allow you to set higher boost levels, i had to do it to mine especialy if you have it set up in car where the pipe runs can be rather long.
Another thing could be that the spring in the wastgate actuator is broken or soft and pressure in the exaust manifold is pushing it open slightly under hard acceleration, most activas now will be suffering from wastgate creap if the actuator has not been looked after.

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do you now if the spring in wg are possible to change?

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No i dont think you can, most of the time the arm just wants re adjusting as the spring softens, you can feel if there is any slop in the actuator arm.

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Re: Dean's Activa/XM blog

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okey I will look it up.
btw
nice car!

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Re: Dean's Activa/XM blog

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Thank you.
Did you get the hydraulics on yours sorted in the end?

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