Your fleet running reports

User avatar
Zonda_
Posts: 754
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:35 pm

Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Zonda_ » Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:47 pm

mik wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:40 pm
Battery
I'll check tomorrow, pretty sure its less than a year old though.

User avatar
andybond
Posts: 5
Joined: Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:02 am
Currently Driving: Exige S
Contact:

Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by andybond » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:16 pm

I cant quite remember where I left off on the non ov9 forum.

I tweaked the c63 with coilovers, and some pornstar exhaust manifolds. The car made some insane torque and it sounded rather well.




Image
Image
Image
Image
Image

It was ballistic in a straight line ( 543bhp / 500ibft at 1500rpm ) but it left me somewhat numb going round bends. I found I missed manual gears.

So I went full u turn and bought a lotus exige s2.

It was a 190 non supercharged, cable accelerator car. Its a touring spec car ( elecy windows and carpets ! ) with performance pack upgrade from lotus , and twin oil coolers. It was also then supercharged but with some questionable results.

It had also been owned by the chief aerodynamicist at red bull ( I have a letter! )

I have sorted all the shite out , and now it looks like this

Image
Image
Image

Really rather happy with it at the mo

User avatar
Zonda_
Posts: 754
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:35 pm

Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Zonda_ » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:39 pm

Woo, welcome!

User avatar
Sundayjumper
Posts: 1058
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:04 pm

Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Sundayjumper » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:37 pm

Zonda_ wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:31 pm
Audi continues to throw up spurious warning lights in the dash that dissappear almost as quick as they appear. Latest was power steering and ESP failure.
Have you had the codes read ? A failed ABS sensor on the Passat recently triggered a raft of warning lights including power steering and ESP, plus ABS and tyre pressure.

User avatar
Zonda_
Posts: 754
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:35 pm

Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Zonda_ » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:46 pm

Sundayjumper wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:37 pm
Zonda_ wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:31 pm
Audi continues to throw up spurious warning lights in the dash that dissappear almost as quick as they appear. Latest was power steering and ESP failure.
Have you had the codes read ? A failed ABS sensor on the Passat recently triggered a raft of warning lights including power steering and ESP, plus ABS and tyre pressure.
Not yet, my dad has a code reader, should be able to get it there at the weekend. It's always a random failure that hasn't actually failed though

User avatar
Matty
Posts: 556
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:50 pm
Currently Driving: 2010 Evora N/A
2005 VW Bora

Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Matty » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:07 pm

andybond wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:16 pm
I cant quite remember where I left off on the non ov9 forum.
?? I'm convinced you were on here before because I was really tempted by your C63 at the time. Or was that back on the proper forum?

User avatar
andybond
Posts: 5
Joined: Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:02 am
Currently Driving: Exige S
Contact:

Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by andybond » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:14 pm

Matty wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:07 pm
andybond wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:16 pm
I cant quite remember where I left off on the non ov9 forum.
?? I'm convinced you were on here before because I was really tempted by your C63 at the time. Or was that back on the proper forum?
Erm, proper forum I think .

User avatar
Mike1215
Posts: 162
Joined: Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:07 pm

Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Mike1215 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:21 pm

andybond wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:16 pm
I cant quite remember where I left off on the non ov9 forum.

Image
andybond wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:16 pm
So I went full u turn and bought a lotus exige s2.



Image
Image
Image

As Fatboy said, you’ve come a long way baby!

Image

User avatar
mik
Posts: 2194
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:15 pm

Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by mik » Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:08 pm

Great wheels Andy.

User avatar
integrale_evo
Posts: 1073
Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:58 pm

Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by integrale_evo » Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:21 am

The merc threw a hissy fit today. Appeared to get stuck in 6th, which made it very slow pulling away and made it work more like a cvt than a proper auto.

As we were approx 200 miles from home and it seemed fine when cruising I decided to keep it running and not risk restarting it in case is jammed in neutral and wouldn't move at all.

Got home, put it into neutral, then reverse and no drive, back to drive, no go. Put it in park, then back to reverse and it went in fine with a bit of a jolt, then in drive it went into first fine, again with a bit of a jolt.

Will see what it's like tomorrow when the fluid has had a chance to cool down as I doubt it enjoyed the journey back although I was careful not to use loads of throttle or labour it for too long.

Still managed to average 33mpg over the 500 mile trip which was included quite a few miles around the Welsh twisties.

Not best pleased though as it's only done 42k miles, and even paid a garage to do the vital must change at 40k to save the gearbox gearbox oil change at 38k miles.
Cheers, Harry

RobYob
Posts: 587
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:03 pm

Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by RobYob » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:24 am

e39 continues to schlep up and down the A11-14 comfortably, with only the odd misfire for added character. Fitted new rear discs, that was a pig of a job as the old ones were held on by a huge inside lip of rust/gunge/misc to the handbrake shoes.

New tyres on last week and the mechanic mentioned a cracked rear spring, I didn't notice due to the rear suspension being knackered ever since I got it. If it fails MOT on the spring on Friday I'll tempted to do something very silly like fit 30mm lowered Eibachs to it. It makes no sense to spend twice as much as stock springs to do nothing except compromise the ride for the sake of it looking slightly nicer (and that's a low priority with all the rust, chips and peeling laquer it has) still tempting though. I'm due a mid-life crisis any day now, maybe stancing the beemer might be the most sensible way to go about it :lol:

User avatar
NotoriousREV
Posts: 4141
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:14 pm

Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by NotoriousREV » Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:03 am

integrale_evo wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:21 am
The merc threw a hissy fit today. Appeared to get stuck in 6th, which made it very slow pulling away and made it work more like a cvt than a proper auto.

As we were approx 200 miles from home and it seemed fine when cruising I decided to keep it running and not risk restarting it in case is jammed in neutral and wouldn't move at all.

Got home, put it into neutral, then reverse and no drive, back to drive, no go. Put it in park, then back to reverse and it went in fine with a bit of a jolt, then in drive it went into first fine, again with a bit of a jolt.

Will see what it's like tomorrow when the fluid has had a chance to cool down as I doubt it enjoyed the journey back although I was careful not to use loads of throttle or labour it for too long.

Still managed to average 33mpg over the 500 mile trip which was included quite a few miles around the Welsh twisties.

Not best pleased though as it's only done 42k miles, and even paid a garage to do the vital must change at 40k to save the gearbox gearbox oil change at 38k miles.
Fiver says they haven’t put enough in and it’s dropped the level low.
Mo’ money, mo’ tard.

User avatar
Rich B
Posts: 2830
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:22 pm

Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Rich B » Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:04 am

Yeah, stuff going wrong with stuff that’s only just been looked at is always down to the stuff being done wrong.

User avatar
JLv3.0
Posts: 4635
Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:42 am

Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by JLv3.0 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:11 am

This is fact and has never been disputed.

The RS4 has had its annual service - it can't get any cheaper than this. All it needed was an oil change, and I supplied the oil and filter. Fifty quid labour for the oil change and inspection, and the car was ready to pick up two hours after I dropped it off.

Does it get any better than that?

User avatar
Matty
Posts: 556
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:50 pm
Currently Driving: 2010 Evora N/A
2005 VW Bora

Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Matty » Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:03 pm

integrale_evo wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:21 am
The merc threw a hissy fit today. Appeared to get stuck in 6th, which made it very slow pulling away and made it work more like a cvt than a proper auto.
Yeah, mine started doing that. Hopefully it's just a bad oil change, or mechatronic at worst case. Mine was slightly more terminal, unfortunately, but I understand I was unlucky.

It may have been bullshit, but I was told fluid changes can exacerbate underlying issues...as mine pretty much shit its biscuits after a fluid change too.

V8Granite
Posts: 665
Joined: Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:57 am

Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by V8Granite » Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:16 pm

My understanding was that it’s actually quite difficult to get a proper level checked without a dipstick ? I know Merc just have caps on the ML and you need a service dipstick (I know, fucktardery) to get a good level.

I’m 15,000 miles past when mine should have been done as it appears that the first one at 40,000 and 5 years is the important one and after that they are supposedly ok.

It’s an area I’m not that comfortable with as it seems to be 50/50 whether they lunch themselves or not.

Dave!

User avatar
McSwede
Posts: 777
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:04 pm

Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by McSwede » Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:44 pm

Matty wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:03 pm
integrale_evo wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:21 am
The merc threw a hissy fit today. Appeared to get stuck in 6th, which made it very slow pulling away and made it work more like a cvt than a proper auto.
Yeah, mine started doing that. Hopefully it's just a bad oil change, or mechatronic at worst case. Mine was slightly more terminal, unfortunately, but I understand I was unlucky.

It may have been bullshit, but I was told fluid changes can exacerbate underlying issues...as mine pretty much shit its biscuits after a fluid change too.
Very much this. Our old XJ8 gearbox started to go tits not long after. The ZF is a bugger to do too if I remember rightly. Seemingly doing the right thing potentially turned out to be killing it with kindness 😂🤣

User avatar
NotoriousREV
Posts: 4141
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:14 pm

Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by NotoriousREV » Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:53 pm

JLv3.0 wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:11 am
This is fact and has never been disputed.

The RS4 has had its annual service - it can't get any cheaper than this. All it needed was an oil change, and I supplied the oil and filter. Fifty quid labour for the oil change and inspection, and the car was ready to pick up two hours after I dropped it off.

Does it get any better than that?
Doing it yourself in the comfort of your own garage in half an hour?
Mo’ money, mo’ tard.

User avatar
integrale_evo
Posts: 1073
Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:58 pm

Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by integrale_evo » Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:35 pm

And today it's fine.

Yes there is no level as such,the filler plug is the level and it needs to be done when hot, and obviously with the car in the air and level, and you need a pump to fill it as you fill from underneath.

I'll have a look under to make sure it's not leaking, but at the moment I'll just put it down to a temporary electrical glitch and see what happens.

I believe the valve body / mechatronic units need a power off and on reset of the ignition when they start to go funky and throw errors, usually accompanied by limp mode and the gearbox sticking in 2nd.

When we got back I left it running on purpose to see if it would come back to life after selecting neutral or park without an electrical reset.
Last edited by integrale_evo on Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:41 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Cheers, Harry

User avatar
JLv3.0
Posts: 4635
Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:42 am

Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by JLv3.0 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:37 pm

NotoriousREV wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:53 pm
JLv3.0 wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:11 am
This is fact and has never been disputed.

The RS4 has had its annual service - it can't get any cheaper than this. All it needed was an oil change, and I supplied the oil and filter. Fifty quid labour for the oil change and inspection, and the car was ready to pick up two hours after I dropped it off.

Does it get any better than that?
Doing it yourself in the comfort of your own garage in half an hour?
Not a chance. It's 46C and 90% humidity outside and I don't enjoy working on cars anyway.

Post Reply