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  1. I think very few reporters are willing to give negative reviews as they rely on the manufacturers loaning them the vehicles to review. Put too many buyers off and dont get any more cars
  2. If you think about it the plug in led capacitor will work, I mean it charges the capacitor in normal driving so when you floor it the capacitor will power the throttle body meaning that the alternator doesnt have to do any work until your back in normal driving which reduces load on the engine meaning more power is available to go to the wheels. Bet it saves atleast 20milliwats at that crucial moment
  3. £1.99 but only if it lights up blue! Logging would be handy if you could easily move it between cables so that you could test a device individually / find a leak / see how hard a fridge is working day and night and so on. Log date & time, voltage and current draw and be unobtrusive enough to be able to leave in place whilst driving around. Maybe a low battery alarm too so you could set it for "your car won't start if you draw any more power" or "your going to kill the battery if you draw any more". Or if you wanted to get really funky a "based on your current consumption your battery will be flat in... hours"
  4. I wish these review companies would do real life tests just for once, I mean they call it an offroad review but I didn't see it mount a single kerb outside a school in that video. I'm waiting for the 'Baby Defender', at £25k it'll almost be affordable for me before it's out of warranty
  5. There was one everyone used to fit near the air filter which made the air more turbulent which they claimed mixed the fuel better and created more power. I never tried one so I can't comment on how many extra BHP you got, but i would imagine on a 1 litre 45bhp corsa you would be north of 200bhp when used in conjunction with a K&N air filter and cherry bomb exhaust.
  6. I have the gunsons eezibleed too, cheap but always worked so long as you remember not to run out of fluid. Apart from a kit car I was restoring for a friend. I tried and tried to get the back to bleed and it wouldn't, lots of head scratching and swearing until I realised the builder had put the calipers on upside down to suite the handbrake cable. To get them to bleed I had to take them off, turn them over, wedge a lump of metal between the pads then bleed them
  7. The Chinese government subsidise exports, $22bn last year. It certainly helps keep the price down whilst keeping the masses busy.
  8. If she's buying it, I'm buying it! I get loads of adverts popping up on Facebook with things worth thousands being sold for $100, postage from far away lands. I want to click buy just to see what turns up! The importer is responsible for the quality, safety and performance of the item, if you but direct from abroad you're the importer 🤷‍♂️
  9. Never heard anything like that before, sounds to be running quite nice apart from the pop. The mixture seems to jump at the same time and go rich i think looking at the video. Has it ever run ok or is it a new install. If so did it run ok before the install. IE do you know that the timing and everything is ok on the engine. Some are known for the engine pulley marks to not line up correctly. You need to make sure 0 is actually TDC and the sensor is in the correct place for the EDIS timing. You can physically move the sensor or offset it in the software. For the sake of taking the heads off you can see if TDC is at the right place and if all the valves are opening ok. I didn't find the engine that sensitive to changes in the spark table but worth looking for something stupid. Also easy to spray a bit of easy start around the engine to check for leaks, it should run faster if some is getting in. Are you running petrol or lpg? Are all 8 injectors working evenly, maybe one bank is putting more fuel in than the other and that's making the mixture jump? I put a plastic cup under each injector to measure what was coming out of each one. You just have be be very careful there are no sparks! Are all the plugs proven to be firing and in the right order, I had real problems with plugs on mine, sometimes they would crack the ceramic and it was almost impossible to see it. I found it easier to blank off the pwm, get it running nicely then put it back in just to help with the cold running. I found trying to tune it with the PWM in to be really hard. Only other problems I had were with the fuel pump losing pressure as it got hot, there is a manual somewhere on here that tells you what the pressure should be, it's a certain amount over manifold pressure, I fitted an oil pressure gauge to the fuel system to monitor it. I also had a fault with the power supply of the board, that caused the engine to play up I didn't find it until it finally died and I had something to track. Good luck!
  10. I daisy chain it either between crimp terminals (I buy the ones that roll around to clamp the cable then heat shrink over them rather than the ones that just crush down onto the cable) or for the carling switches use the socket and daisy chain them but try to cable tie everything into a loom. Taking each lamp cable back to a terminal box individually seems a lot of unnecessary cable to me. If you do want a busbar type terminal box look at the marine stuff, I find it's more affordable than the industrial stuff but less boy racer than a lot of the automotive stuff. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tocas-100A-BusBar-Box-Distribution-Black-Silver/dp/B07DN92HVB/ref=asc_df_B07DN92HVB/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=310493386938&hvpos=1o10&hvnetw=g&hvrand=5539076475431412216&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9046266&hvtargid=pla-726342245007&psc=1 https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/183948863922?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=710-134428-41853-0&mkcid=2&itemid=183948863922&targetid=520884172719&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=9046266&poi=&campaignid=6744139833&mkgroupid=78343140446&rlsatarget=pla-520884172719&abcId=1139126&merchantid=101483308&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI7OSq_fyM5gIVVeDtCh1d0QMTEAkYBiABEgIjlPD_BwE https://www.amazon.co.uk/Aramox-Junction-Distribution-Negative-Terminals/dp/B07PPGVXX1/ref=asc_df_B07PPGVXX1/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=224431698442&hvpos=1o12&hvnetw=g&hvrand=5539076475431412216&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9046266&hvtargid=pla-782492713881&psc=1
  11. You also don't get paid for ads anymore unless you have over a certain number of subscribers. My account is frozen at £13 unless I get lots more followers. That was my pension!
  12. Adblue is to reduce nox and I believe is made synthetically now, rather than the natural product. Some lorry drivers just pee in the adblue tank so that it has something to pump out the exhaust. Initially I saved them with the intention of refilling them at the pump which would be a cost saving, but I couldn't be bothered so I have been giving them away to people who have been using them for things like mixing weed killer or 2 stroke fuel. I can send them for recycling via my kerbside collection, I get a small wheelie bin every fortnight, trouble is I would have to cut them up to get them in which seems like effort and will probably mean they get rejected at the other end. Recycling plastic is very difficult, there are thousands of grades in each family which alters every property of the material so not many people are not willing to use it as it makes the processing of it difficult and effects the properties of the final product. A lot of the collected plastic used to go to to China but they stopped taking it as they didn't to take the worlds waste, which is amusing as they're the worst offender for dumping tonnes of poor quality plastic tat on the world. There are some products which are manufactured in the UK deliberately to get rid of waste plastic, one is the plastic garden fencing and another is extruded multi layer plastic pipe where there is good quality plastic on the outsides and junk in the middle as a filler. The biggest problem is we just don't make enough stuff here to use it. I work in a plastics factory as we recycle our own waste but would never buy it in.
  13. Trunkee had a registered design for their suitcase, they had used lovely 3D renderings on the application, the product was copied so they went to court, they lost as the copy was a different colour. If they had used line drawings in the application they would've won. Patents are a great way to pay for the legal professions golf membership whilst going bankrupt. I believe the ford ranger is now a 2 litre with 1 or 2 turbos and a 6 speed manual or 10 speed auto. Not sure if they have adblue. Isuzu always argued they only brought the 1.9 here and not the 3 litre was it avoided the need for adblue but I've heard the new 1.9 will have it. I have it in my pickup, £8 does 3,000 miles, I feel like I'm really making a difference to the environment as I'm throwing away the sturdy 10 litre plastic bottle with pouring spout that it comes in.
  14. keep going brick it all the way! No painting, fire proof, insulation, security etc etc
  15. Here's an 80k car and a field, try break it. What a job
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