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  1. HI OKAUDIGUY, Apart from all the good advice...

    HI OKAUDIGUY,
    Apart from all the good advice Jack has given you, "low idle about 850 RPM A visual you can see the idler pulley really rattling " is probably caused by a seized Overunning Alternator...
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    Hi dontuan, I take it the DTC's about fuel...

    Hi dontuan,
    I take it the DTC's about fuel sensors in 17 Instruments do not clear? Have you checked the connector for bent pins or damaged wiring, does the connector fit properly?
    Regards HMC
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    Hi Huracan2016, "all of this happened after a...

    Hi Huracan2016,
    "all of this happened after a super bone-jarring/bumpy stretch of highway (my suspension setup certainly a contributor here...)".
    Have you checked underneath for any damage?...
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    "For me, the best and only good use of a cat is...

    "For me, the best and only good use of a cat is their skin" They do a good job of removing CO!:)
    Regards HMC
  5. Hi Jack, Yes over the years I have seen pistons...

    Hi Jack,
    Yes over the years I have seen pistons with lower oil control rings, my point was the engine was designed for that piston weight and loading, plus everything was beefier just to be safe, no...
  6. " will running lower than stock height cause odd...

    " will running lower than stock height cause odd wear on tires or require an alignment?" Yes. the geometry will be changed at different heights, so wheel alignment check is a must.
    Regards HMC
  7. Hi Jack, If you are asking for speculation, I...

    Hi Jack,
    If you are asking for speculation, I would be concerned that the inertial loads of a heavier piston would cause other consequences on a block and crank not designed to take those extra...
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    Most cambelts fail at idle, that is when they are...

    Most cambelts fail at idle, that is when they are under most stress from the changing load on them. If I had a pound for every time someone has said "there won't be any damage as it was only ticking...
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    That could still do a lot of damage, you only...

    That could still do a lot of damage, you only need one revolution to smash things.
    Regards HMC
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    There is also a particular way to fit some brake...

    There is also a particular way to fit some brake light switches, that have a 2 part rotation to align the internal mechanism. Can you post a picture of the switch you fitted?
    Regards HMC
  11. Have you checked for power at the ECM as...

    Have you checked for power at the ECM as described by Dr Peter? Have you load tested the earth (ground) negative leads? I think you are saying the car does not even crank so you have probably lost a...
  12. Hi Just_learning, "I am trying to avoid taking...

    Hi Just_learning,
    "I am trying to avoid taking it to the dealership as it gets very expensive", more expensive than setting the car on fire? In my experience well intentioned amateurs can do a lot...
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    Hi Petroldave, Is it realistic to compare a...

    Hi Petroldave,
    Is it realistic to compare a country with a population of 25 people per sq km, with England 429 per sq km, the US 34 per sq km, or perhaps more pertinent to this discussion...
  14. "I have zero social skills " You will get on well...

    "I have zero social skills " You will get on well with Jack!:):):)
    Regards HMC
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    Hi Dave, Just to avoid any confusion, the ECU...

    Hi Dave,
    Just to avoid any confusion, the ECU will switch the earth (ground), so you will need the ignition on when you test terminal 85 if goes to earth correctly.
    Regards HMC
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    Hi Daytona, Just unplug the connector off the...

    Hi Daytona,
    Just unplug the connector off the ABS module and rescan, then post it here.
    Regards HMC
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    Hi Johne, " I have no intention of paying for...

    Hi Johne,
    " I have no intention of paying for information from any commercial enterprise.". Yet you are prepared to pay for a used part you may not need. As Uwe would say "colour me confused"!...
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    You could connect it to a low pressure gauge and...

    You could connect it to a low pressure gauge and see what happens.
    Regards HMC
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    Hi Radovan, Is this definitely a low oil...

    Hi Radovan,
    Is this definitely a low oil pressure problem? Does the bonnet switch work?
    Regards HMC
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    Hi audi4ever, Are you sure your vacuum pump is...

    Hi audi4ever,
    Are you sure your vacuum pump is ok and holding vacuum?
    Regards HMC
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    The clockspring doesn't explode, at least it's...

    The clockspring doesn't explode, at least it's not deigned to:). I have been in the trade 54 years, don't start me on calling suspension dampers shock absorbers!
    Regards HMC
    Regards
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    Hi Mari, For some reason many people miss-name...

    Hi Mari,
    For some reason many people miss-name the clock spring or module that carries the connection to the steering wheel airbag a "squib". It derives from an English name for a firework or small...
  23. Hi metwrench, Do not confuse a mounting rattling...

    Hi metwrench,
    Do not confuse a mounting rattling with engine knock which is caused by incorrect combustion. Are you happy the fueling is correct? Are you using good fuel?
    Regards HMC
  24. Thread: Hi all!

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    Hi Jaan, " Do you happen to know if I am also...

    Hi Jaan,
    " Do you happen to know if I am also able to save the documents to PDF instead of printing them? " Yes there are several "print to PDF" programs available including an inbuilt Win 10 one. A...
  25. Hi gomarota, "is all about j519 Onboard supply...

    Hi gomarota,
    "is all about j519 Onboard supply control unit ( the unit i replaced)"
    Did you check it had the correct power and earths?
    Regards HMC
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