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Steve Badger Smith

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It does seem to run better than it did. still a bit lumpy when its cold and fuel consumption isnt great, probably more to do with the way ive been driving it ;-) The temp guage is still working tho, was yours?

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the temp gauge still worked fine, but would take forever to get the engine warm.. i work 3 miles from where i live, it used to literally just hit temperature as i'd be pulling up at work or going home, it also used to become extremely temperamental when cold, would cut out/stall at least 4 times whenever the idle speed dropped below 1000

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i have had a look today and there is one sensor thing down the back of the engine by the waterpump. is that it?

there are 2 near the thermostat housing too, anybody know what they are?

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Mine was the top of the 2 on the thermostat housing, dead cheap to fix :) you do need to clear the fault codes after changing it or it'll act up again, quickest way I found was to take the Battery off for a few minutes :)

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Ok, i will get one tomorrow if i can and see if it helps. definatly something wrong, done half a tank of fuel in 100 miles

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That definitely sounds like it's the same as the problem I had, fuel consumption went from around 40mpg to 20mpg. I was getting 110 miles to 20 quid when I used to get 170/180 roughly

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i hope it does the job then. i cant afford to be getting through fuel this quickly.

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got one this morning and fitted it. will keep an eye on things and see if it makes any difference

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It did seem to warm up quicker this morning. :D Needs a full service i think. It will help.

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What size tyres are best for my 16" mim alloys? they have 185 50 16's now which touch at full lock. Also i have a set of 17" to use while the mims are being painted what size will fit without scrubbing on a 30mm lowered car?

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not a clue on tyres. Did changing that sensor help you in any way at all?

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Only just seen you replied, thought I set it up for email notifications. It did seem to help but the car is off the road at the mo with a bearing gone in the gearbox. Trying to find somewhere to store it while I find another car so I can make one good one out of the two. It needs quite a few bits and a respray so I thought I would be better off buying another one with good bodywork and putting all the good bits from mine onto it. Ideally a white car so I can go for the rally car graphics :D

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Don't worry, i post more on a different site...

Shame for your rolla to have a knackered gearbox :(

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Yea I miss it already, was only last week. Gearbox has always been noisey so I knew it would happen at some point.

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Really struggling to find somewhere reasonably priced to store it. Need it out the way, I have parking space for 2 cars and currently have 5. I might have to break it or sell it. Dont want to but running out of options. :-(

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Starting to break the car now :'( Gutted but couldnt find anywhere to store it. I've put the interior up for sale, once thats gone I can strip and scrap the Shell. I wanted to keep as many of the nice bits as I can for a future project but I will see how I feel once its all done.

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