Life on the edge - the Diary of a C5

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The odd thing is that I always find specks in my filter housing yet... it's a Siemens system and doesn't have a lift pump. I've been finding them for 65,000 miles so...

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BenC5HDi wrote:The odd thing is that I always find specks in my filter housing yet... it's a Siemens system and doesn't have a lift pump. I've been finding them for 65,000 miles so...

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There was a suggestion that the swarf was in fact from the HP pump and had been through the return pipe then back into the filter.

I found some in my first C5 when I changed the filter and being aware of the problem removed the filter housing and flushed it out before refitting with a new filter.
Never saw any with subsequent filter changes but always remove the housing and give it a good clean and inspection since.
Only a five minute job that actually takes five minutes, unlike all the others.

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"Only a five minute job that actually takes five minutes, unlike all the others." :lol:
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Hello, friends!

I really do think my Papa could fix a rainy day if only he could work out where to insert the correct appliance.

Yesterday, we went to a friends' house where the lady of the house was unable to open the fuel flap on her VW Golf estate. Papa opened the boot, scratched his head, applied a little brute force and popped the flap open before Auntie Margaret could make him a cup of coffee to aid the thought processes. A squirt of WD40, something I Always enjoy, and Golf was sorted. He did show Golf the 4lb hammer and translated that into Kg. I know 4lbs or 2kg hurts!!!! Never needed to use it though.

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Hello, friends.

I am worried about Papa.

On Sunday he was organizing the car park at Moseley Old Hall. He drank a LOT of coffee and it was rather cold. Papa was wearing a thermal vest, thick shirt, thick sweater, warm leather jacket and a padded hi-vis because he knew it was awfully cold. At least I think that's what he said. Quite what Minnesota has to do with Moseley I really do NOT know! As we approached Sunny Wolverhampton, Papa announced he was not feeling well. 2 minutes later, he was sick on my steering wheel and not feeling particularly clever. All down his sweater and jeans, my steering wheel and comfy seat. He has cleaned the seat using Febreze and now I smell nice inside. However Papa was sick for some time then kept howling because his legs were cramping.

He thinks it was a combination of getting jolly cold and drinking too much coffee. I hope that's all it is.

Anyway, Papa treated me to a bath and I feel nice, clean and shiny! And I am glad to report he is feeling much better. He has also treated me to some diesel treatment and I go brum, brum much more cleanly than before. Papa likes the extra power, needless to say.....

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Hello Otterchops,

It is possible that Dad caused himself to overheat (strange, in cold weather, but it is possible). I recall an occasion when I was in a car with friends (I was not driving), and I was warmly wrapped up. However, because it was cold, and others were not so warmly dressed, the driver turned the heating up a lot. About halfway through the journey I was feeling unwell, and asked if we could pull over (so we did). Initially I felt as though I would also be sick, but after a few minutes walking around in the cold air I felt a lot better. I took off my jacket and jersey, and then, when we continued with the journey, I was OK.

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Hello, friends.

I am a happy girl. Papa has finally got his Lexia running! And did not need the hammer although it came close. He got everything working then put AVG anti virus onto the computer. This then had a massive fight with the Lexia program so guess who had to rebuild the system? His language was appalling! However, he got it working and plugged it into my diagnostic socket. I am so glad I have a Yorkshire Papa. They are quite the most stubborn beings on the planet!

I have no idea where his Lexia learned to communicate but it has the strangest accent I have ever heard! We eventually managed to get there but with a couple of crashes from Ginger which caused some foul language from Papa.

However, my secret is out. Ever since I was adopted Papa has been convinced that I have been tuned. With a manifold pressure of 2 bars? Gimme a break! We HDi cars need no tuning! He has been rocked back on his heels with this. However, nice to surprise your Papa, isn't it?

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Great stuff :D Tell papa that so-called anti-virus products are little more than viruses themselves... If he runs a dedicated machine for Lexia with no external connections at all then he doesn't need it...

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Yes, Jim is correct. The best one is Microsoft Security Essentials, and it's free too. The others are all full of bloat ware.

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I would agree with the others about MSE. My cousin (who is a professional programmer) uses it, and it does not consume silly amount of resources, and does not get in the way either. You have to do a search for it from the machine it will be installed on, as the downloader routine checks the machine, and then selects the right version/bitwidth program.

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Excellent!

I am also planning using a spare hard drive to make a Mk2 XP version so I can use my copy of Paint Shop Pro! Which will have anti-virus installed.

As an aside, I do find that IObit Advanced System Care is a lightweight tuneup that, unlike some others I have tried, causes no knock on problems, The chap who suggested I try it is a pro nerd. Or, as they are also known, a computer programmer......

Otterchops's Dad!!!

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Ay up!

Quick question as I lie here hoping for,some sleep.

Does a remap increase the boost pressure? Or is it just a remap of the injection? I ask because Otterchops is giving dead on 2 bars pressure in the intake manifold and I would have thought that a remap,would have lifted this?

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Since when was there a useful version of MSE for XP?

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xantia_v6 wrote:Since when was there a useful version of MSE for XP?
I was under the impression it only comes good in Windows 10...

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Windows 10?

Not as bad as it is painted but......

TBH, I use Norton on most machines. Works well, in partnership with ASC. One blocks the viruses, the other removes the bloat ware!