Project Car / Motorbike thread. Let's see 'em.

Haakon

has moral fibre, who'd have thunk that?
Ok, so not manifold... Just didnt sit right, so i took it off, blocked off all the holes, positioned it with the 4 ports level and filled it up with petrol and let it sit for an hour - no leaks. Silicone squeezing must have been me just pushing it in the gap.. Back to square 1.

Started spending some more time in the diagnostic software watching live data. And unplugging sensors - O2 sensors, no change, MAP sensor made it idle higher and better. Think I'll replace that.

But tooling around I saw "flywheel target programming" - "not set". Ah. This is the problem Meg Sports get with a single mass flywheel, and I've used a DMF but a Valeo one, not OEM LUK...

If the drive cycle setting procedure (run it up the 4000rpm in third and coast back down a few times) doesn't work, i might be in trouble... Apparently it can be mapped out, but thats a specialist job in Melbourne...
 

Haakon

has moral fibre, who'd have thunk that?
Filling the manifold with petrol? Driving the shitbox to Melb to make it idle?

Time to call it...
lol. It’s not that bad... Gotta try the programming procedure for the flywheel sensor first.
And just to be annoying my pos old lappy had its fan die... So I was putting it in the freezer between sessions, and sitting it on an ice pack
I'm with him.

If it was classic metal, or even classy metal, I'd say persevere.

But it's not, bin it, start again.
There’s only about 3 grand in it ( but a lot of time...) but it’s more than I just want to dump. Besides, as annoying as it is, my OCD won’t let a bloody machine outwit me!!
 

SummitFever

Eats Squid
I say keep going. There's something incredibly satisfying about that sort of problem solving and you are most likely pretty close to solving it. Double check wiring and connectors for damage, corrosion etc.

It may only be an old Megane but what you've done is far better for the planet than throwing it out and buying a new car.
 

Haakon

has moral fibre, who'd have thunk that?
I say keep going. There's something incredibly satisfying about that sort of problem solving and you are most likely pretty close to solving it. Double check wiring and connectors for damage, corrosion etc.

It may only be an old Megane but what you've done is far better for the planet than throwing it out and buying a new car.
I’ll figure it out eventually. Thankfully I don’t actually need it on the road anytime soon, so can chip away at it until the eminently satisfying Eureka moment. I have one more calibration procedure to run tomorrow and a new map sensor ordered, and if that doesn’t work I’m parking it for a while and letting my subconscious work on it while I play with my new bike (among a hundred other projects...)
 

Haakon

has moral fibre, who'd have thunk that?
I doubt he needs a (this) car anyway - not like it runs & drives! Seems to be getting by with a non-functional piece of crap so far.
We have a nearly new car as well. Don’t really need two cars as we’ve discovered after both were written off in the hail, so can afford to tinker with this at my leisure.

Also, VW owners can’t throw too much shade on Renaults... ;)
 
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Dales Cannon

Odious Geriatric
Staff member
I’ll figure it out eventually. Thankfully I don’t actually need it on the road anytime soon, so can chip away at it until the eminently satisfying Eureka moment. I have one more calibration procedure to run tomorrow and a new map sensor ordered, and if that doesn’t work I’m parking it for a while and letting my subconscious work on it while I play with my new bike (among a hundred other projects...)
So it is a race between you and the rust!
 
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