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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-12-05, 08:01 AM
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Re: Oil light - any ideas?


"Austin Shackles" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> On or around Sun, 11 Dec 2005 22:28:48 +0000, Marc Draper
> <[email protected]> enlightened us thusly:
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>>In message <[email protected]>, Austin Shackles
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>>>
>>>what are the TD5s like to work on for the average bod without testbook
>>>and
>>>so forth?

>>
>>
>>I have got full diagnostics for Td5 and sometimes you still have to
>>guess !!!!!
>>
>>That said I don't seem to be having to "open" td5 engines as often as I
>>do 300 td's.

>
> an earlyish TD5 is another option, in looking for a more-recent disco.
> When
> did they retune the TD5 for more low-end grunt? ISTR the originals being
> rather useless off-idle.
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Don't know when the ECU was tweaked, but mine is a MY2003 and it's almost
impossible to stall.
The secret seems to be not to touch the accelerator - just let the clutch up
while on tick-over and let the ECU do the work. Once you touch the loud
pedal, you're on your own.
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-12-05, 11:01 AM
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On Mon, 12 Dec 2005 15:29:56 -0000, Joskin wrote:

>> When did they retune the TD5 for more low-end grunt? ISTR the
>> originals being rather useless off-idle.

>
> Don't know when the ECU was tweaked, but mine is a MY2003 and it's
> almost impossible to stall. The secret seems to be not to touch the
> accelerator - just let the clutch up while on tick-over and let the
> ECU do the work. Once you touch the loud pedal, you're on your own.


My 2001 DII TD5 works like that, very handy for low speed maneuvering
or crawling traffic jams. Pick a gear (inc low) for the speed you want
to go at and just let it trundle along. Starting from stationary in
3rd needs fine clutch control and can be a bit lumpy once moving but
reverse, 1st and 2nd are great.

As you say touching the loud pedal without really meaning it or
letting the clutch up before the revs have picked up if you have
pressed it is the easy way to stall.

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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-12-05, 12:01 PM
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....and Joskin spake unto the tribes of Usenet, saying...


> "Austin Shackles" <[email protected]> wrote in message


>> When
>> did they retune the TD5 for more low-end grunt? ISTR the originals
>> being rather useless off-idle.


> Don't know when the ECU was tweaked, but mine is a MY2003 and it's
> almost impossible to stall.


Mine was a MY2001 and was difficult *not* to stall, so do the math, as they
say...

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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-12-05, 12:01 PM
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Richard Brookman wrote:

> ...and Joskin spake unto the tribes of Usenet, saying...
>
>
>> "Austin Shackles" <[email protected]> wrote in message

>
>>> When
>>> did they retune the TD5 for more low-end grunt? ISTR the originals
>>> being rather useless off-idle.

>
>> Don't know when the ECU was tweaked, but mine is a MY2003 and it's
>> almost impossible to stall.

>
> Mine was a MY2001 and was difficult *not* to stall, so do the math, as
> they say...
>


MY1999 (first production) and was quite difficult to stall - moreso than a
petrol engined motor, less so than the 2.7TD Maverick I had before it.

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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-12-05, 02:01 PM
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On Mon, 12 Dec 2005 19:14:15 -0000, Richard Brookman wrote:

> Mine was a MY2001 and was difficult *not* to stall, so do the math,
> as they say...


Except my 2001 is fine but the lag between pressing the go peddle and
anything happening can catch you out. Fly by wire is OK provided you
realise that the electronics has to work out what you want, then tell
the engine, that has to respond. It's not as instant as a stiff wire
opening a butterfly valve and pump to squirt more fuel in pronto...

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Re: Oil light - any ideas?

I had that car when it first came out and it was nothing but problems. No youre not going mad all you need to do is to clean the oil valve by reving the car up to 12,000 revs and keep it holding at that for a few minutes. Trust me it works.
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