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    Thread: Server Crash
Post: RE: Server Crash

Mighty306 Wrote: (22-11-2023, 11:51 AM) -- Hi All.  Just to let you know that Fooby (who manages the server the site sits on) has confirmed it crashed recently.  Unfortunately the latest backup he wa...
Martin306 The Couch 5 897 23-11-2023, 10:29 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?

I have a feeling they're all the same. I don't remember anyone mentioning that they were different. It's probably heat and age, adding lots of fuel creates heat. could have just been a small hot sp...
Martin306 XUD Section 3 1,359 25-10-2022, 04:21 PM
    Thread: Main Fuel Screw and Idle Speed
Post: RE: Main Fuel Screw and Idle Speed

ally406 Wrote: (26-05-2022, 10:13 AM) -- Everything's nice and free, it's an 80% veg 20% misfuel blend. Thanks for the advice, that's the fuelling wound in as far as the idle adjustment allows. Ge...
Martin306 XUD Section 6 1,603 28-05-2022, 10:20 AM
    Thread: New Registrations
Post: RE: New Registrations

Eeyore Wrote: (05-01-2022, 05:19 PM) -- I met with Fooby and discussed this some time ago now. We want to keep this up as there is a wealth of information and history. We do have a facebook group and...
Martin306 The Couch 12 2,554 05-01-2022, 07:37 PM
    Thread: 1.4 TU3JP KFX dipstick length
Post: RE: 1.4 TU3JP KFX dipstick length

Update to this thread: I don't have a dipstick for a 1.4 TU but I do for a 16v, 8v and 1.5D. It appears all the dipsticks are very similar length, at least all of the "full" marks are at the same h...
Martin306 TU Petrol Engines 3 2,281 18-11-2021, 10:27 AM
    Thread: New Registrations
Post: RE: New Registrations

Yeah I agree Just had a look at the MCM reg stats, it's kinda flattened out but it's very low. Funnily enough, the decline is about the same rate as the uptake in facebook pages. We're going...
Martin306 The Couch 12 2,554 25-09-2021, 09:56 PM
    Thread: 1.4 TU3JP KFX dipstick length
Post: RE: 1.4 TU3JP KFX dipstick length

Very strange! I will look out my dipstick tomorrow and have a look at its length.
Martin306 TU Petrol Engines 3 2,281 25-09-2021, 09:48 PM
    Thread: New Registrations
Post: RE: New Registrations

Mighty306 Wrote: (06-09-2021, 09:18 PM) -- I think the site is built on quite an outdated.platform & can't easily be transferred across.to something more.modern. The tools for dealing with spammers.a...
Martin306 The Couch 12 2,554 09-09-2021, 01:52 PM
    Thread: Gearbox noise
Post: RE: Gearbox noise

Why didn't the mechanic change ALL of the bearings? A full rebuild kit with all the bearings and seals you need is only about £150-180. Can't understand why a mechanic would want go through all that l...
Martin306 Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 2 948 14-07-2021, 09:30 AM
    Thread: XU engine - E10 fuel compatability?
Post: RE: XU engine - E10 fuel compatability?

It'll be absolutely fine, my 40 year old Jimny can handle it on its original fuel lines. They're not even SAE or JIS or any kind of standard rubber hoses. These cars are getting old, E10 might accele...
Martin306 XU Petrol Engines 5 2,479 01-07-2021, 01:25 PM
    Thread: Dipstick tube removal
Post: RE: Dipstick tube removal

pbeardmore Wrote: (03-04-2021, 05:02 PM) -- On a 19991.6, is the dipstick tube a push fit or something more complex, and does the oil need draining before replacement? grateful for any advice to this...
Martin306 Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 1 1,566 03-04-2021, 10:29 PM
    Thread: Hi from down under
Post: RE: Hi from down under

Cruiser Al Wrote: (20-02-2021, 12:34 AM) -- Yes indeed, though it's been quite cool and a little wet. Can now confirm the roof doesn't leak either!! -- Welcome Yes that is an added bonus! The ro...
Martin306 Newbies 8 2,402 25-02-2021, 04:26 PM
    Thread: Youtube channels
Post: RE: Youtube channels

One of my friends has a good Youtube channel, he's been working on a turbo K24 with a BMW DCT gearbox into an RX-7. https://www.youtube.com/user/gavbey he's picked up a load of subs recently too...
Martin306 The Couch 16 3,583 24-02-2021, 05:42 PM
    Thread: Is LDA pin grind worth it with K03?
Post: RE: Is LDA pin grind worth it with K03?

The bulk of your fuelling is with the max fuel screw, set it up with the max fuel screw. use the LDA to tune on boost at top end. By grinding the pin, and incorrect adjustment, all you're doing is du...
Martin306 XUD Section 7 1,901 20-01-2021, 04:02 PM
    Thread: Gearbox/Shaft noise
Post: RE: Gearbox/Shaft noise

Make sure the gearbox oil level is correct, the gearbox can make noises like that if the level is too low. Had something similar happen on my Peugeot, was almost clicking like a CV joint, but it wa...
Martin306 Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 1 1,114 30-12-2020, 08:54 PM
    Thread: Lucas pump cap
Post: RE: Lucas pump cap

I've just had a brainwave Couldn't someone 3D print a plastic one and just put a handle/knob on it so you can twist it off? Suppose metal is fine though.
Martin306 XUD Section 7 3,638 02-11-2020, 08:46 PM
    Thread: Slack in bosch pump?
Post: RE: Slack in bosch pump?

dt_ Wrote: (20-10-2020, 10:25 PM) -- Hey well, thanks for all your help, just the other day I thought I'd clean out the rear wheel arches and check on a tiny rust patch, but it kept spreading to the ...
Martin306 XUD Section 14 3,310 20-10-2020, 10:42 PM
    Thread: Slack in bosch pump?
Post: RE: Slack in bosch pump?

dt_ Wrote: (16-09-2020, 09:33 PM) -- Nah it was a guy in his mid thirties, but I don't think he was using it much, if at all, and the fuel was well on the light. Here's another observation-- the c...
Martin306 XUD Section 14 3,310 17-09-2020, 02:02 PM
    Thread: 106 1.5D TURBO!! (again)
Post: RE: 106 1.5D TURBO!! (again)

ekjdm14 Wrote: (17-08-2020, 04:26 PM) -- AAAARRGHHHH where's all the photos gone? :(  Was looking forward to some TUD-porn especially the blown up one (how'd that happen by the way, was it still N/A ...
Martin306 Projects 114 51,542 26-08-2020, 05:32 PM
  Video Thread: 106 1.5D TURBO!! (again)
Post: RE: 106 1.5D TURBO!! (again)

So anyway, it's been a while and I've gone back to turbo. Someone sold me their kit, so it's been tried and tested! :) the inlet is on an interest free loan though, as I don't have a TIG yet :P  ...
Martin306 Projects 114 51,542 29-07-2020, 02:18 PM
    Thread: Best way to speed up my Pug?
Post: RE: Best way to speed up my Pug?

Caolan Wrote: (20-07-2020, 12:49 PM) -- Martin306 Wrote: (19-07-2020, 11:43 AM) -- Caolan Wrote: (15-07-2020, 10:16 AM) -- Hi Everyone! I bought my first car a 306 Meridian 4 1.4 Petrol at the s...
Martin306 TU Petrol Engines 9 2,928 21-07-2020, 09:50 AM
    Thread: Best way to speed up my Pug?
Post: RE: Best way to speed up my Pug?

Caolan Wrote: (15-07-2020, 10:16 AM) -- Hi Everyone! I bought my first car a 306 Meridian 4 1.4 Petrol at the start of the year and I love it! The car has had some issues but I still love it. ...
Martin306 TU Petrol Engines 9 2,928 19-07-2020, 11:43 AM
    Thread: K-light code 52, exhaust values ok
Post: RE: K-light code 52, exhaust values ok

Okay so generally when you introduce air to an engine quickly, if there is hesitation the engine isn't getting enough fuel. I would first check the vacuum reference going to the fuel pressure regul...
Martin306 XU Petrol Engines 12 5,117 08-06-2020, 02:49 PM
    Thread: XUD Cambelt tracking side to side
Post: RE: XUD Cambelt tracking side to side

I mean, sure it's possible for it to bend. normally they just break though. I guess it's not been an issue for it in the past, it's maybe best just to leave it? :)
Martin306 XUD Section 5 1,939 10-05-2020, 09:07 PM
    Thread: XUD Cambelt tracking side to side
Post: RE: XUD Cambelt tracking side to side

That should still be straight though, perhaps you've somehow managed to tighten the nut when the pulley isn't fully seated on the pump?
Martin306 XUD Section 5 1,939 09-05-2020, 09:52 PM