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    Thread: The Caramac XSi
Post: RE: The Caramac XSi

andrej.pilipovic Wrote: (23-05-2019, 08:49 AM) -- Hi Chris! Great looking PUG, awesome color! According to your so far activities, it will be great car. Sent from my moto g(6) play using Tapatalk ...
8v_chris 306 Projects 17 8,489 23-05-2019, 01:14 PM
    Thread: The Caramac XSi
Post: RE: The Caramac XSi

Mighty306 Wrote: (22-05-2019, 10:44 AM) -- My current daily came with a Powerflow backbox which was very boomy. Swapped it for a standard box in the end. Hopefully you'll find your new system ok to l...
8v_chris 306 Projects 17 8,489 22-05-2019, 12:45 PM
    Thread: The Caramac XSi
Post: RE: The Caramac XSi

Not been a huge load of movement over the past weeks as I've bene away with work but finally had a bit of time at it this weekend. Got the problem with the blower sorted, turned out to be the heater c...
8v_chris 306 Projects 17 8,489 19-05-2019, 07:36 PM
    Thread: Phase 1 Kingfisher xsS
Post: RE: Phase 1 Kingfisher xsS

thats a stunning example, love that colour!! those speedlines really set it off too.
8v_chris Photos Of Members / Cars 45 18,483 09-05-2019, 12:10 PM
    Thread: The Caramac XSi
Post: RE: The Caramac XSi

yeehaw, rims! https://i.ibb.co/GQFbMKV/D2-BB2-A47-C398-4-CE9-B828-FCF113-C913-C7.jpg (https://ibb.co/VY3PC7v) beyond that, i've been on a mission to try and work out why the aircon and heater b...
8v_chris 306 Projects 17 8,489 05-05-2019, 07:50 PM
    Thread: The Caramac XSi
Post: RE: The Caramac XSi

Mighty306 Wrote: (30-04-2019, 07:34 AM) -- Urghhh, I hate dealing with really stale petrol so rather you than me.   Not sure which fuse is blowing but according to handbook, fuse 5 (10A) is for contr...
8v_chris 306 Projects 17 8,489 30-04-2019, 09:01 AM
    Thread: The Caramac XSi
Post: RE: The Caramac XSi

the last few days have been pretty productive and i know have a working lock, fitted and doing its job properly. managed to pick up a set of cyclones for £150 and put some tyres on two of them so once...
8v_chris 306 Projects 17 8,489 29-04-2019, 08:33 PM
    Thread: The Caramac XSi
Post: RE: The Caramac XSi

Ended up buying a few wee things https://i.ibb.co/d5F639b/673689-E4-A006-4-FED-9744-EAF6-B3-FD63-F8.jpg (https://ibb.co/rwYMLPb) sure theres worse ways to spend money i suppose. thats new discs ...
8v_chris 306 Projects 17 8,489 27-04-2019, 07:53 PM
    Thread: The Caramac XSi
Post: RE: The Caramac XSi

Mighty306 Wrote: (26-04-2019, 09:45 AM) -- Yep, most people use the rule of making sure you can't twist the belt more than 90 degrees on its longest run.  The Pug guides  referred to a proprietry See...
8v_chris 306 Projects 17 8,489 26-04-2019, 12:25 PM
    Thread: The Caramac XSi
Post: RE: The Caramac XSi

Mighty306 Wrote: (26-04-2019, 07:04 AM) -- There are 2 timing belt kits for the 16v engine ...a 136 tooth belt + manual tensioner or 137 tooth belt + automatic tensioner. A '98 model will almost cert...
8v_chris 306 Projects 17 8,489 26-04-2019, 08:34 AM
    Thread: The Caramac XSi
Post: RE: The Caramac XSi

Mighty306 Wrote: (25-04-2019, 07:58 PM) -- Hi Chris. I also have an 'R' reg 16v XSi in blaze yellow.  When the GF first saw it she said it was 'baby poo' colour but is quite fond of it now!  The pain...
8v_chris 306 Projects 17 8,489 25-04-2019, 09:42 PM
    Thread: The Caramac XSi
Post: The Caramac XSi

After searching for another 306 that was worth buying since the latter half of last year, I bought this: a 1998 306 XSI in blaze yellow. I sold my HDi a month or so ago and a wee project Polo i had to...
8v_chris 306 Projects 17 8,489 25-04-2019, 12:17 PM
    Thread: HDI Not Starting - Back Again!!
Post: RE: HDI Not Starting - Back Again!!

So it's back again!! Good news is that I've fixed the EML and it now lights up again on ignition on. Heres what I know so far, New brown twin relay (genuine part) fitted and makes no difference to ...
8v_chris DW10 HDi section 12 5,961 10-03-2019, 01:37 PM
    Thread: HDI Not Starting - Back Again!!
Post: RE: HDI Not Starting

So, at face value this seems to be solved. Changed the brown dual relay for a genuine part and hey presto, it starts. Now this was only after I had got a second hand solenoid but i'll come to that. Th...
8v_chris DW10 HDi section 12 5,961 09-03-2019, 07:11 PM
    Thread: HDI Not Starting - Back Again!!
Post: RE: HDI Not Starting

After getting the error message regarding the regulator I pulled out the FPR and gave it a good clean on the bench. Ran a test and got 2.2 ohms resistance. After reading online about the older Dephi F...
8v_chris DW10 HDi section 12 5,961 07-03-2019, 08:49 PM
    Thread: HDI Not Starting - Back Again!!
Post: RE: HDI Not Starting

Ruan Wrote: (06-03-2019, 06:39 PM) -- That won't kill the ECU, it merely prevents power going to the lift pump, so if the lift pump runs, it's not that. What's very odd is that you say that the lift ...
8v_chris DW10 HDi section 12 5,961 06-03-2019, 07:02 PM
    Thread: HDI Not Starting - Back Again!!
Post: RE: HDI Not Starting

Ruan Wrote: (06-03-2019, 02:27 PM) -- If the EML isn't on, that's a sure sign that power isn't getting to the ECU *OR* the ECU is sometimes failing it's checksums on boot, however that should leave a...
8v_chris DW10 HDi section 12 5,961 06-03-2019, 05:30 PM
    Thread: HDI Not Starting - Back Again!!
Post: RE: HDI Not Starting

madmadmax Wrote: (05-03-2019, 10:05 PM) -- i have two, both do this with no codes. -- Thats not reassuring!! How do you get around the problem? On a side note, what indicates that the immo has actu...
8v_chris DW10 HDi section 12 5,961 06-03-2019, 11:22 AM
    Thread: HDI Not Starting - Back Again!!
Post: RE: HDI Not Starting

Got the plug off and have given it a liberal spray with contact cleaner, also did the ecu plugs. All seem Ok though and have no signs of corrosion. I’ve orderes a new genuine Peugeot relay as well. F...
8v_chris DW10 HDi section 12 5,961 05-03-2019, 05:34 PM
    Thread: HDI Not Starting - Back Again!!
Post: HDI Not Starting - Back Again!!

I've done quite a bit of reading on this and searching and can't find anyone with the same symptoms as me! My HDI won't start. When I turn the key and try to start it it tries its best to start, turns...
8v_chris DW10 HDi section 12 5,961 05-03-2019, 11:58 AM
    Thread: Hello!
Post: Hello!

After about 10 years tinkering with VW's I've gone back to my roots and bought a Pug, a 2001 HDI Meridian to be precise! Spent years running about with 106s, 206s and 306s, even had a 405 at one stage...
8v_chris Newbies 0 1,208 05-03-2019, 10:36 AM