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    Thread: Brake imbalance, ABS light on.
Post: RE: Brake imbalance, ABS light on.

I would change the brake fluid and give the brakes a good bleed. If this doesn't solve the issues than your ABS module might be bad...easily changeable with a used one...the biggest issue might be uns...
johnny625 Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 7 1,391 19-11-2022, 05:48 PM
    Thread: N/A head on a Turbo engine=Bad idea or not?
Post: RE: N/A head on a Turbo engine=Bad idea or not?

Thanks. Actually I decided to put on a new head...around here the difference in price wasn't too great.
johnny625 XUD Section 3 1,321 19-11-2022, 05:44 PM
    Thread: N/A head on a Turbo engine=Bad idea or not?
Post: N/A head on a Turbo engine=Bad idea or not?

I got bubbles in my coolant and took of the head on my turbo xud9...had the head tested and its cracked :/ I guess the 22 psi of boost and the massive amounts of fuel eventually took its toll. Now ...
johnny625 XUD Section 3 1,321 20-10-2022, 08:52 AM
    Thread: Main Fuel Screw and Idle Speed
Post: RE: Main Fuel Screw and Idle Speed

Yes, that's the damper...you can adjust it using the nut and the screw on the throttle arm so it can allow the arm to go more backwards. Failing this you can remove completely. Many VE pumps don't hav...
johnny625 XUD Section 6 1,599 20-05-2022, 11:42 PM
    Thread: Main Fuel Screw and Idle Speed
Post: RE: Main Fuel Screw and Idle Speed

Driving a stage 1 tuned xud with a Bosch I can tell you that often when turning the max fuel screw the throttle arm stop screw needs to be wound out somewhat. I do refer to the stop screw on the back ...
johnny625 XUD Section 6 1,599 07-05-2022, 02:16 PM
    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 1,235 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 3,484 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 anyt...
johnny625 XUD Section 7 3,636 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 1,899 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 3,636 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 1,899 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 1,899 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 0 893 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 b...
johnny625 XUD Section 1 1,163 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 o...
johnny625 XUD Section 1 1,163 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 ...
johnny625 XUD Section 0 859 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 1,933 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 1,933 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 1,933 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 1,933 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 3,178 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 3,484 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 c...
johnny625 XUD Section 8 3,484 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 3,484 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 3,593 12-04-2020, 10:26 AM