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About Keiranleigh

  • Birthday 01/07/1999

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    Burton latimer

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    Vw lupo 1.4 16v 75hp

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  1. Hello, wondering if anyone can help! I’ve fitted upgraded front speakers and head unit. Now my head unit is playing up and just discovered the rear holes for the rear speakers (tweeter as well). I was thinking about getting the 4 coaxial plus the 4 tweeters and new head unit but after looking I can’t find much about the rears... what size is the front and rear speakers (plus tweeters) and is there any recommendations along with a new head unit. thanks keiran
  2. Hello, I'm trying to get my head around how the cars interior light works there are three wires (brown white tracer, red, brown) red constant 12v, brown earth, brown white switching earth. Easy enough. (It only uses the brown if you manually move the switch on the unit). But how is this switching earth controlled because it has the dimming function (after 30s it drops from 12v over a period of 1s to 0v) at first I thought this was a capacitor but if you switch the earth to open circuit it can not discharge, can it? I first saw this- here (link attached) - about dimming lights. This all came about because I plan to install some LEDs in the foot wells and boot. When planning the circuit I wanted them to operate on the interior light aswell as a added switch. Easy enough but when investigating the switching earth I wondered is it ECU controlled and where do the wires run? Attached is the picture of the simplified wiring diagram. If it is ECU controlled would I get away with just adding diodes to protect the ECU? Thanks keiran
  3. Do you mean just a straight pipe or a straight though (absorption type) back box eg there are some on eBay cheep universal cheery bomb.
  4. Not sure if this is tuning but... I've got a 1.4 75hp petrol and I want a louder 'better' sound without it being too loud as it is a daily. I still want the CAT (obviously) but want to know if the middle or back box would be better to change. I'm willing to buy if anyone has one for sale. Thanks.
  5. I've had the car about a week now, enjoying so far! Unfortunately after 3 days someone had stole one of my plastic wheel trims. I am now looking for different wheels. I have 175/65/13 steel. Question- What sizes are compatible? (Will they foul the wheel arch if they are bigger). I've seen a few on eBay but only steels for this size?
  6. Well trying to hold it together. Just did the first oil and filter almost cried. ( See pictures.) I have not done the diesel thing, it will cost about £10 for oil and filter so I shall them quite often to make it up to her!
  7. Why diesel in with the oil? Could a oil 'cleaner' due the job (forte or something)? Would the diesel alter the oils properties. And what's causing the oil in the air box? ( Blocked breather) and is it PCV. With the diagnostic machine we use a snap-on ultra or something, it's updated regularly so it talks to anything.
  8. It is very involved with electronics! As for 'full' electric cars not so much but more about hybrids and hydrogen. But yes everything is around electronics (sensors, ECUs). But the worst thing is that they don't tech you the 'old stuff'. We have some old cars in (at the garage I work at) and I look at them and everything is mechanical. Something's make sense but others... What do you mean about the "diagnostic system"? What is there to adjust/ change to make it run better? I did spark plugs, air and fuel filters last night (although the air box had quite alot of oil from the left breather pipe!! There was no oil on the dip stick when I brought it sadly) . Hopefully oil filter tonight. But as for the running is it hydraulic tapits? And I'll pull the egr off and clean inside but what else is there.
  9. Thanks for the welcome, With L3 its more diagnosing issues and learning about modern to future technology. With regards to the "compression pressure, octane rating, piston velocity and flame front velocity" we have only been taught about octane ratings. (not sure if it was a real question to answer?)
  10. Keiranleigh


    Hello, I'm keiran I'm 19 and live in Burton Latimer (Northamptonshire). I'm currently an apprentice mechanic on a level 3 motor vehicle course at college. I brought the Lupo 1.4 16v 2002 a few days ago as my first car. I guess that's it really! I'm here to discuss and learn. Thanks, keiran. Ps. Pictures to follow shortly; weathers not to good.
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