C5 Tales from the Electronic Side

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Re: C5 Tales from the Electronic Side

Post by Kitch » Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:19 am

If you go for a MAF, be wary of the cheap ones. Sometimes you get lucky, but on ours the cheapo one lasted a year. Found a VDO one for about £60 and it drove so much better with that on!

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Re: C5 Tales from the Electronic Side

Post by docchevron » Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:56 pm

Got a genuine one, made no difference! Better without the brake binding mind!
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Far too many BX's, a bus, an ambulance a few trucks, not enough time and never enough cash...

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Re: C5 Tales from the Electronic Side

Post by MULLEY » Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:18 pm

Have you checked the thermostat? mine wasn't working very well & the engine wasn't at the correct temperature which meant powah was down a bit along with fuel economy.
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
1992 TZD Turbo - SORN - slowly getting there
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze is back on the road since 2008
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

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Re: C5 Tales from the Electronic Side

Post by docchevron » Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:00 pm

replaced it ages back. It was fubar when I got the car, it now gets lovely and warm, but still lunches fuel. It's a heavy car with a sluch box, I'll live with it
Smokes lots, because enough's enough already!

Far too many BX's, a bus, an ambulance a few trucks, not enough time and never enough cash...

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Re: C5 Tales from the Electronic Side

Post by Richb » Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:50 pm

I know about thise codes. I have pug planet / lexia. Saves a fortune at the dealer!
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Re: C5 Tales from the Electronic Side

Post by MULLEY » Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:35 pm

Failed its Mot on front numberplate, replacement sorted for £12.50 & now passed. One advisory on a corroded rear brake pipe. Mileage approx 137k, i'll double check.
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
1992 TZD Turbo - SORN - slowly getting there
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze is back on the road since 2008
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

I'm not just a username, i'm also called Matthew.

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Re: C5 Tales from the Electronic Side

Post by bxzx16v » Sat Apr 16, 2016 11:24 pm

Not bad for the MoT Mulley , hows the valver going ?


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Re: C5 Tales from the Electronic Side

Post by MULLEY » Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:10 pm

Slowly getting there with the valver, borrowed it for the day to attend the x rally, i love driving it :)
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
1992 TZD Turbo - SORN - slowly getting there
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze is back on the road since 2008
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

I'm not just a username, i'm also called Matthew.

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Re: C5 Tales from the Electronic Side

Post by docchevron » Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:52 pm

rear brake pipes are a mare on these! I know this :(
MY front number plate is knackered too.. must be a C5 thing!
Smokes lots, because enough's enough already!

Far too many BX's, a bus, an ambulance a few trucks, not enough time and never enough cash...

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Re: C5 Tales from the Electronic Side

Post by MULLEY » Tue May 17, 2016 9:50 pm

Car needs a service & the coolant temp warning light is coming on more regularly than normal. Coolant level looks fine, so hopefully just a duff sensor, hoping to drop the car off at Barry's this weekend & pick up the valver in time for the Wetherby meet, if not i'll be attending in the C5 spaceship again.
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
1992 TZD Turbo - SORN - slowly getting there
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze is back on the road since 2008
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

I'm not just a username, i'm also called Matthew.

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Re: C5 Tales from the Electronic Side

Post by MULLEY » Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:07 pm

A trip to Barry's a while ago now, has meant an oil change sorted, banging sound at the back was a rear arm bearing, thats been sorted & no more clonking or banging :) Coolant sensor replaced, however the rubbish design meant that the plastic housing its in broke, so a 2nd hand replacement was fitted, no more coolant warning lights on.
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
1992 TZD Turbo - SORN - slowly getting there
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze is back on the road since 2008
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

I'm not just a username, i'm also called Matthew.