ekjdm14 wrote: ↑
10 Jan 2020, 10:56
…where strange electrical symptoms are, I've generally found bad earths are there as well.
Almost definitely something amiss with the wiring on a car this simple and non-multiplexed. Maybe it's just jealous of the weird faults BSI's and COM2k's can cause so thought it'd have a go at copying them
Thanks for that ekjdm, I so ‘know’ that you’ve hit the nail on the head there. I’ve not had a chance to have a look at it yet, but it simply stands to reason that you’re right…
…also thanks for the chuckle, that quote about BSI and COM2 faults was fabulous, its prompted a wry smile a number of times as I recalled it; not that I really understand such modern maladies...
I’ve not investigated as yet, seeing as I’ve been wasting hours scanning the Classifieds, adapting ‘Buying Checklists’ and then spending periods of time sometimes measured in seconds rather than minutes viewing cars with very brown coloured Coolant Header Tanks; ooh-err!
...I did however get daughter to drive a 407 SW with such a malady, just coz I wanted to build her confidence, having got in it myself from the 405, I found myself thinking 'strewth this is big'; and I was dead-pleased she handled it really well. I kinda thought 'this guy's wasted my time and seeks to waste my money on a car with a knackered HG, so I'll not feel guilty about wasting a bit of his
I was a bit surprised to realise this partic car was a 16V version of the 2.0 HDi. Its not important now, but for future car-buying ref, is there a way to tell the 8V and 16V apart before travelling to see a car, perhaps by emissions or something?
In other news
Am pleased to report that, in a somewhat surprising turn of events involving another 206SW some distance away, this one an example we were all dead keen on in a nice shade of blue too
; it sadly had a knackered rear axle
...so the 'long shot' Ford Focus C-Max (yes, really!) that was on the way home (I'm not really a Ford man
) came good and was ridiculously cheap... I can't work out whether its big, or if it just feels big coz of the steeply raked windscreen and deep dashboard.
I'm quite impressed with it though, its the 1560cc TD on a 54 plate, the "Oil Leak" is only from the Rocker Cover Gasket and even though the cover on the engine looked like the very 'shallow' type found with a Chain, rather than a belt, its also got a receipt for a Cam Belt Kit 30k ago. I'll look again at it in the light when I see Daughter next in a few days time and also research whether this is the PSA lump, or Ford's own. Its certainly smooth and quiet. We'd avoided the PSA 1.6D entirely, due to reports of poor reliability, but frankly were feeling a bit 'desperate' and it was dirt cheap; so any 'tips' to ensuring it stays healthy will be gladly received. Its filthy dirty, but that'll sort no problem.
Meanwhile, Changing the Subject Again.....
when I haven't been looking at cars, work has commenced on beating the boot floor of the 206 back into shape; I was pleased to find damage was limited to the rear-most panel, behind the cross-member and that none of the structural members are damaged. Initial thoughts were to plug-weld a new one on, but I'm going to attempt to straight it first using Blocks of Wood and lengths of stud 'squeezed together', the lower block with a channel cut in its middle for the stud to move as the Boot Floor moves back to flat-ness. I've not made these yet, but hope to do so in the next few days.
....a wee 'PS' about this. Is this yellow circled area damage, or is that panel supposed to be like that?
Also Thank You Chris
, for the info about the Shunt Fuse, about which I’d likely elsewise forever have been curious.