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RZX

A2OC Donor
Today I met an A2 "expert" in a supermarket car park, who didn't even know he should put higher octane fuel in his FIS and that he told me the diesels are a 1.6 golf diesel engine 😄.
His FIS isn't running right, I recommended WOM but he knew someone better but won't divulge who 😅. I wished him luck and moved on quickly. Every day is a school day.
 
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Robin_Cox

Member
Today I met an A2 "expert" who didn't even know he should put higher octane fuel in his FIS and that he told me the diesels are a 1.6 golf diesel engine 😄.
His FIS isn't running right, I recommended WOM but he knew someone better but won't divulge who 😅. I wished him luck and moved on quickly. Every day is a school day.
If he has an FIS that probably explains why it's not running right - it'll be layering the injected fuel upside-down.
 

George Hogg

A2OC Donor
Today I was about to fix the broken airbox, after driving through an unwanted puddle 2 weeks ago, but instead I had to put the battery on charge, as the engine didn't even crack and only showed 10.1v. After the 2-3 weeks non-stop rain, it's caused the battery to drain after just a few days, but today was the worse.
Surprisingly the charger showed 14v just in 2 hours. I'm gonna scan the ecu, the underneath tray is dry fortunately, the rain/high puddle might've caused damage further damage.
If a 12v battery goes below 10.5v it usually suffers permanent damage… hope yours is ok
 

dj_efk

A2OC Donor
Today I found out that my A2 deals with much deeper floodwater than I had previously imagined - thanks to biblical and sustained amounts of rain down here on the south-east Devon coast and a narrow single track lane doubling as a river!

It splashed up over the bonnet at one point but at no point did it try and stall. Awesome little car. Hopefully none has leaked into the sandwich floor compartment where the electronics are.
 

Proghound

Admin Team
Today I found out that my A2 deals with much deeper floodwater than I had previously imagined - thanks to biblical and sustained amounts of rain down here on the south-east Devon coast and a narrow single track lane doubling as a river!

It splashed up over the bonnet at one point but at no point did it try and stall. Awesome little car. Hopefully none has leaked into the sandwich floor compartment where the electronics are.

When you get a chance, have the undertray off it and check your air filter isn't wet at the bottom. There is a little drainage hole at the bottom of the airbox, through which the engine is quite happy to suck water if you wade deeper than it sits. You got away without hydro-locking it this time but another few inches depth might have been another matter :eek:
 

Sylvester

Member
I've updated the thread since, including 3 days battery test, in nutshell the battery is toast. I've got a new one and gonna fit it today.
 

A2Steve

Member
Today I found out that my A2 deals with much deeper floodwater than I had previously imagined - thanks to biblical and sustained amounts of rain down here on the south-east Devon coast and a narrow single track lane doubling as a river!

It splashed up over the bonnet at one point but at no point did it try and stall. Awesome little car. Hopefully none has leaked into the sandwich floor compartment where the electronics are.
If it's going to become a regular commute, stick a cone filter direct onto the MAF instead. Will give you a couple of feet of extra safety.
 

dj_efk

A2OC Donor
When you get a chance, have the undertray off it and check your air filter isn't wet at the bottom. There is a little drainage hole at the bottom of the airbox, through which the engine is quite happy to suck water if you wade deeper than it sits. You got away without hydro-locking it this time but another few inches depth might have been another matter :eek:
The filter will definitely be wet, honestly I was really wincing as it was over the level of the sills - luckily I got a bow wave going quickly and the car just kept going with no sign of distress until I got to higher ground - lesson learned about taking that particular route in very wet weather ...
 

Skipton01

Admin Team
Today I . . . Had my 15th MOT pass with Tank, directly after he failed that is, on broken exhaust clamps. It seems that even though he has a full stainless system from Pipewerx, the clamps used where it splits over and around the rear axel, are made from mild steel and had rotted. 10 mins and 2 clamps later, good to go!!

Big thumbs up to Birchwood MOT, sensible blokes who are well into their specialist cars ( in this case, Landy*s, 2CV and Smart For2).
 

Robin_Cox

Member
Postscript - Monday morning 0550am .. borderline freezing fog conditions, Colour DIS says air temperature 2 degrees, coolant temperature 3 degrees. Remove DEFA from timer as it hasn't switched it on, and plug into normal socket. 0625, air temperature 2 degrees, coolant temperature 22 degrees. Just need to work this clockwork timer socket thing out so that it turns the power on at 0530 as planned instead of having to do it manually.

Edit .. or buy a digital one with a clear user interface and use the clockwork one for something else!
Post postscript :
1 digital timer set up last night on the extension cable in the garage, timed to fire the DEFA up at 0500. Lights on indicating I've not put it in the duff power socket. 0650 - go to unplug car from power cable (experience dictates that if I don't unplug everything assiduously, my other half will get in the car and attempt to drive away in the belief that the A2, like Saturn V, has a system to retract the cables when lift off is attempted (!))... quick look at colour DIS .. external temperature 6.5˚C, coolant temperature 61˚C.

Result.
 

Raymie

Member
Today I... have a horn again! I switched to a three spoke TT steering wheel a couple months back and the horn never worked since the install but with the help of @2work it is now toot tooting away.

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Hello,
I had the same issue with the horn not functioning after installing a 3 spoke wheel.

It was the same issue with the slim spade terminal not being connected.

Thanks for the photos you provided and @2work which helped me locate both the terminal and the post it connects to behind the metal backing ring.

Thanks,

Raymie
 
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