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jimay3677

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Re: New 156 driver
« Reply #30 on: November 23, 2013, 10:09:40 AM »
Thanks :)

I've run more tests. The system pressure is withing acceptable ranges when I test it idling in the driveway and shifting 1-2-N-R-N-1-2 etc but I will do some more tests later on the road to be sure.
All multiecuscan tests come out fine, clutch rod is 29.14 which is out of range but not by much and shouldn't cause these issues.

I'll adjust the rod later and while I'm at it I'll clean all the electrical connectors with some contact cleaner.
I'm hoping it's just a dirty connection somewhere or that the fluid was low.

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Re: New 156 driver
« Reply #31 on: November 23, 2013, 10:43:20 AM »
Now this is embarrassing. I think the not shifting out of N was a PEBSWAC error (Problem exists between steerting wheel and chair)
Just now I discovered you can't select a gear without your foot on the brake, it's possible I didn't have my foot on the brake at least that's what I'm hoping it was.

The trouble going into 1st could be the rod distance?

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Re: New 156 driver
« Reply #32 on: November 23, 2013, 10:49:05 AM »
By the way, I'm an IT network administrator by trade so the fact this system is computerized I find good as it helps me understand it, it's a bonus that I also understand cars quite well too :)

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Re: New 156 driver
« Reply #33 on: November 23, 2013, 01:00:15 PM »
Ok. Some of the selespeed has been spat back out the breather

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Re: New 156 driver
« Reply #34 on: November 23, 2013, 01:28:43 PM »
take it back for warranty, I wouldnt tell them about messing with it yourself

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Re: New 156 driver
« Reply #35 on: November 23, 2013, 03:17:33 PM »
There is no warranty on a 10 year old car

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Re: New 156 driver
« Reply #36 on: November 23, 2013, 03:29:58 PM »
bugger

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Re: New 156 driver
« Reply #37 on: November 23, 2013, 03:37:53 PM »
Yeah tell me about it.. I'm wondering if the revving in first was from the selespeed downshifting automatically as I pressed down to select 1st and it got confused? And as I said the stuck in neutral may have been me taking my foot off the brake..

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Re: New 156 driver
« Reply #38 on: November 23, 2013, 06:51:56 PM »
Well.  Have been driving around today with not one issue.. so if I took it back I doubt it would do it. The second time it did the rev in first I engaged second gear and it took off so maybe first gear is a bit notchy in the actual box.

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Re: New 156 driver
« Reply #39 on: November 24, 2013, 01:51:49 PM »
Ahhh. What's the beep from the radio every ten seconds???? Driving me nuts

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Re: New 156 driver
« Reply #40 on: November 24, 2013, 03:39:59 PM »
Try pressing the TA button to disable the hicut, i have no idea why or what it does, but it worked for me, Colin.
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Re: New 156 driver
« Reply #41 on: November 24, 2013, 04:14:29 PM »
TA, I believe stands for traffic alert or something like that.

So that no emergency signals come through on the radio.

I think.

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Re: New 156 driver
« Reply #42 on: November 24, 2013, 08:20:12 PM »
Thanks. That's better I opened the boot, all the doors, the bonnet, checked all the lights etc.

Well, I've been driving around heaps today after setting the clutch to 28.3mm and running the selespeed calibration routines with MultiECUScan and it's running fantastic.
I cleaned some of the plug contacts with electrical cleaner and blew them out with a compressor, I also noticed the plug boots on the main selespeed loom were a bit cracked and falling apart so I taped them up with electrical tape just to keep crap out of the wires.

I can now shift gears without lifting off the accelerator and the changes are about as smooth as my shifts in a manual if not smoother and definitely quicker.
But OMFG! this thing is going to cost me a fortune..... in fuel!! because I can't stop driving it! I haven't wanted to just drive around since I was on my P's
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Re: New 156 driver
« Reply #43 on: November 24, 2013, 08:50:27 PM »
I was going to say when you have an enormous problem with your car you don't know how you are going to fix it and you want to sell it, then you work through your problems one by one and you get through it and you feel good and you feel 10 foot tall, then you look back and wonder what all the fuss was about, glad to see you fixed it, happy motoring, Colin.
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Re: New 156 driver
« Reply #44 on: November 24, 2013, 08:53:03 PM »
On the subject of beeps on the radio, mine used to do it when i first got it and i will try and find out how i stopped it, i am sure i pressed the TA button, i will try to find out, Colin.
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