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    Thread: 306 1.9 lx Fan running when ignition off
Post: RE: 306 1.9 lx Fan running when ignition off

Possibly a fault in the bitron fan contol unit, if the car has AC.
johnny625 XUD Section 1 523 27-04-2021, 04:39 PM
    Thread: XUD9 Valve clearances
Post: RE: XUD9 Valve clearances

Just to mention, even if I re-did the valve clearances and now they are completely within specs...the intermittent power loss issue seemed to be related to the injection pump. I had a Lucas injectio...
johnny625 XUD Section 8 1,303 23-04-2021, 02:45 PM
    Thread: Lucas pump cap
Post: RE: Lucas pump cap

It would have to be diesel compatible 3d printing material..with absolutely no porosity. Even the sightliest hole is enough for diesel to leak. Otherwise a great idea, no need for spanners or anythi...
johnny625 XUD Section 7 1,874 19-11-2020, 12:14 PM
    Thread: Is LDA pin grind worth it with K03?
Post: RE: Is LDA pin grind worth it with K03?

Yeah, front mount is in the planning stage...generally don't push the car that hard and I have mechanical sympathy. Seems even more powerful when cold outside, however heatsoak slows things down quick...
johnny625 XUD Section 7 657 17-11-2020, 06:45 PM
    Thread: Lucas pump cap
Post: RE: Lucas pump cap

I expect things are more expensive in the UK, but here I went to local machining shop and they made me a metal copy of the plastic cap with a bonus, a 19 mm hex head on it, so I only need a 19 mm span...
johnny625 XUD Section 7 1,874 31-10-2020, 11:45 PM
    Thread: Is LDA pin grind worth it with K03?
Post: RE: Is LDA pin grind worth it with K03?

Have actually done it! Its worth doing. A lot more range between off and on boost, feels more eager to rev...pushing 22 psi boost, hope the little k03 lasts.
johnny625 XUD Section 7 657 31-10-2020, 11:41 PM
    Thread: Is LDA pin grind worth it with K03?
Post: Is LDA pin grind worth it with K03?

Ok I have converted my xsara dt, to bosch few months back. Runs well, about 21 psi max. on a stock K03 and a top mount inter cooler.  However no matter how I rotate the lda pin I just can seem to fin...
johnny625 XUD Section 7 657 26-10-2020, 10:29 AM
    Thread: Which alternator fits an XUD with an aircon?
Post: Which alternator fits an XUD with an aircon?

I have an 1.9 td XUD xsara with an aircon and power steering. The original alternator is an pathetic 80 amps one which barely manages to keep the voltage above 13 v with the aircon and the lights on. ...
johnny625 Electrics 0 438 17-06-2020, 10:21 AM
    Thread: Bosch VE firing order
Post: RE: Bosch VE firing order

Nevermind, I managed to figure out the firing order by the way the bosch lines were bent. Bosch conversion complete. Lol, people around here think that going from a Lucas to Bosch VE is a step back...
johnny625 XUD Section 1 568 10-06-2020, 06:13 PM
    Thread: Bosch VE firing order
Post: Bosch VE firing order

Ok, now going for a bosch conversion tomorrow.  I have a known working bosch and the injector lines as well. Now I know its different from the Lucas one.  A description of the firing order on the ...
johnny625 XUD Section 1 568 09-06-2020, 06:01 PM
    Thread: Bosch VE firing order
Post: Bosch VE firing order

Ok, now going for a bosch conversion tomorrow.  I have a known working bosch and the injector lines as well. Know I know its different from the Lucas one.  A description of the firing order on the...
johnny625 XUD Section 0 425 09-06-2020, 06:01 PM
    Thread: XUD Cambelt tracking side to side
Post: RE: XUD Cambelt tracking side to side

I actually removed the the sprocket today and had a good look on the cone like seating surfaces and they were clean. I hoped that I would find some rust but no. I put it all back together and I am l...
johnny625 XUD Section 5 850 11-05-2020, 05:16 PM
    Thread: XUD Cambelt tracking side to side
Post: RE: XUD Cambelt tracking side to side

Could be, the scary part is that I have never pulled of the sprocket of the injection pump, I only checked today to see whether the center nut is tight and it is. Possibly I have been driving like ...
johnny625 XUD Section 5 850 09-05-2020, 10:19 PM
    Thread: XUD Cambelt tracking side to side
Post: RE: XUD Cambelt tracking side to side

wow a bit of an update...looking at it today it seems as the injection pump pulley is a bit wobbly. the center nut is tight, despite this the whole pump sprocket has a bit of wobble to it. This wobb...
johnny625 XUD Section 5 850 09-05-2020, 06:04 PM
  Sad Thread: XUD Cambelt tracking side to side
Post: XUD Cambelt tracking side to side

Ok now, I did the valve clearances and as the cambelt needed changing I also changed the water pump, the tensioners and the belt itself  INA tensioners, Gates belt, Airtex pump supposedly good makes...
johnny625 XUD Section 5 850 08-05-2020, 10:09 PM
    Thread: Power steering rack.....replacement options
Post: RE: Power steering rack.....replacement options

Regarding the steering rack, I have to mention that they can be refurbed only if the rack teeth and the pinion it self are not too worn. A way to check this is to put a 18 mm socket and an extension o...
johnny625 Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 9 1,505 29-04-2020, 01:13 PM
    Thread: XUD9 Valve clearances
Post: RE: XUD9 Valve clearances

Thank you for your suggestions. The valve clearances will be adjusted but not before sorting out the bloody strut bearing...had a nasty case of steering wheel binding and general steering weirdness to...
johnny625 XUD Section 8 1,303 13-04-2020, 05:04 PM
    Thread: XUD9 Valve clearances
Post: RE: XUD9 Valve clearances

When the engine feels choked it doesn't seem to build boost as easily. I do have a boost gauge, generally around 20 psi (1.4 bar) when everything seems to be right. I just hoped it was the valve cle...
johnny625 XUD Section 8 1,303 13-04-2020, 08:29 AM
    Thread: XUD9 Valve clearances
Post: XUD9 Valve clearances

OK, now I measured the valve clearances on my 1.9td Xsara. With the engine stone cold, some of the inlet valves do have 0.3 mm of clearance. The exhaust valves are all pretty much in spec.  Now will...
johnny625 XUD Section 8 1,303 12-04-2020, 10:40 AM
    Thread: Nasty vibration coming from the rear brakes
Post: RE: Nasty vibration coming from the rear brakes

Lol, very sorry for the late reply, but machining here is peanuts cheap. A lot of people do have small machining shops and are happy to take on any job they can. The whole machining of the both drum...
johnny625 Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 9 1,830 12-04-2020, 10:26 AM
    Thread: Nasty vibration coming from the rear brakes
Post: RE: Nasty vibration coming from the rear brakes

Just to clear up, if anyone else has a similar problem. The rear drums were warped (not being concentric to the stub axle). I took them to a machining shop, they turned them on a lathe and now everyth...
johnny625 Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 9 1,830 12-02-2020, 04:37 PM
    Thread: Nasty vibration coming from the rear brakes
Post: RE: Nasty vibration coming from the rear brakes

Yeah, only have changed shoes. But to be honest the old shoes were quite gone, with the adjusting things not working properly, I don't think they were doing much braking wise, so any warpage of the ...
johnny625 Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 9 1,830 05-01-2020, 08:00 PM
    Thread: Nasty vibration coming from the rear brakes
Post: RE: Nasty vibration coming from the rear brakes

The tires are balanced. It must be the drums.
johnny625 Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 9 1,830 04-01-2020, 05:10 PM
    Thread: Possible head gasket issues?
Post: RE: Possible head gasket issues?

These can be quite difficult for getting all of the air outside the cooling system. As far as I know when a head gasket goes on an XUD (or DW8 for the matter) its quite dramatic and I don't believe it...
johnny625 XUD Section 4 1,237 28-12-2019, 08:35 PM
    Thread: Nasty vibration coming from the rear brakes
Post: Nasty vibration coming from the rear brakes

Ok now, after doing the rear brake shoes on my Cit xsara, I have a nasty vibration coming from the rear brakes. It seems to happen when I brake from higher speed only, no vibration when going straight...
johnny625 Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 9 1,830 28-12-2019, 08:21 PM