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    Yesterday, 04:14 AM
    Tony_T replied to a thread Fluffy running in Engine
    I only had the one car with the fault but when the MAF was giving extra pulses to the ECU it added fuel as it thought there was more airflow than there really was and black smoke was seen at times but not always. Is your smoke black?
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    20-01-2022, 05:04 AM
    Tony_T replied to a thread Fluffy running in Engine
    Braddy40 did the MAF job make an improvement? Or is it too soon to know?
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    12-01-2022, 07:51 AM
    Oops, sorry!
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    11-01-2022, 08:00 AM
    Commenting from a lack of actual knowledge here, but it is likely a worm drive kind of arrangement converting the rotary movement of the motor to linear movement of the plunger, it may not be movable by hand, Confused will likely either confirm or correct that assumption. I wonder if it can be dismantled and cleaned out in case it is full of gunge from the EGR?
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    07-01-2022, 05:50 AM
    Eeek a cassette adapter, clearly you don't have any desire for audio quality! Maybe if you look into it there will be an auxiliary audio input you can use, or if you don't get the CD stacker to go with that unit you'd be able to use the CD audio input to connect directly, this will give hugely better quality than Bluetooth and an adapter could.
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    07-01-2022, 05:41 AM
    CHESHIRECAT Doesn't the stepper just move a plunger which blocks or progressively opens an air duct? I haven't seen one from our cars but I remember the one on my 4G63T worked like that. Let us know how the MAF turns out. Confused I would sometime like to try a copy of Evoscan, I have a cable I bought on Aliexpress for use on Carole's BMW so I that could use BMWscanner 1.40 which could do a couple of things more easily than INPA and the related software could. It worked fine and judging...
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    06-01-2022, 05:51 AM
    Won't that have the wrong FM band frequencies for your country?
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    06-01-2022, 05:43 AM
    Good luck getting any response from the Evoscan guy, the website hasn't been updated in ages, the links for images and diagrams are mostly broken and on many Mitsubishi forums I've read folks are complaining that they sent their payment and got no response. Unfortunately I believe the software needs a serial number from him to activate unless someone has made a crack for it. It may also be tied to certain cables; maybe others here can chime in with their knowledge. As a last resort, can the...
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    02-01-2022, 08:57 AM
    Tony_T replied to a thread Ozvr4 in General Chat
    Just updating, Ozvr4 is back with a totally new look and a grizzle that it doesn't like the browser I always use. The new look meant that the autofill for my login no longer worked and I had to look back at my piece of paper in a drawer to see what password I'd used to set it up again. I can't say I like the new look, but for some reason things that work fine always need to be changed. oh well, at least it's back.
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    02-01-2022, 08:47 AM
    Yes it is the white thing I was referring to along with the two solenoid valves just to the left of it and the hoses. I think that 52 code does relate to one of the solenoid valves from memory; I did have one fail open circuit once.
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    01-01-2022, 05:43 AM
    If any of those lights don't show during the key on self test, that's an instant WOF fail at any reputable testing station here (Not Dodgy Garage Ltd) so lamp removal is not the way to go. The flashy dash should give you the answers to what's really going on. Have you checked the vacuum canister on the firewall, the two solenoid valves and the vacuum hoses associated with them? I think a fault there can cause those lights to come on. The hoses and the canister can develop splits and leak, or...
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    30-12-2021, 10:06 PM
    Confused that's a great offer you've made to Braddy40 and a good solution for him, thank you. Once confirmed the fault is fixed, would you consider offering the same service to other members who are sufficiently close to you to make it practical? Perhaps for CHESHIRECAT as he was the one who asked first and doesn't seem confident either? I'd have done the same but it would seem a bit ridiculous to post something all the way from UK to NZ just to resolder four joints. Freight internationally is...
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    30-12-2021, 09:51 PM
    Tony_T replied to a thread Ozvr4 in General Chat
    SGHOM, sorry about that, I'm not a cricket fan at all so I was totally unaware! BTW my father was a total cricket fanatic, became qualified as an umpire to international standard, but could never understand that his son (me) had no interest whatsoever in his game. My parents used to drag me to games when I was very young and I got so totally bored sitting in the car all day so finally I just laid it out to them that I did not want to be there and they should just leave me at home, I'd be fine...
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    30-12-2021, 01:37 AM
    Tony_T replied to a thread Ozvr4 in General Chat
    Yes it is still down today, I hope this scourge called COVID-19 doesn't have anything to do with it, or that the web host hasn't been paid ...... I didn't consider the two fora to be competitors, more that they are complementary and for me down here in NZ the Aussie one seems a little more relevant due to the much smaller distance. (LOL the spell check never studied Latin, it doesn't like 'fora' as the plural of 'forum'!)
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    30-12-2021, 01:30 AM
    LOL yes if you were here I'd surely do it for you. It really isn't as scary as you think, don't you know anyone near you who dabbles in electronics and would do it for you for the price of some of their favourite beverage?
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    29-12-2021, 05:29 AM
    Tony_T started a thread Ozvr4 in General Chat
    Ozvr4 seems to be down and has been for a couple of days, does anyone know anything? Is it just for some kind of maintenance or is it gone forever?
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    29-12-2021, 05:23 AM
    Please read my description fully. It's ONLY the two resistors with 6R2 written on them which can be seen clearly in your pictures. They're the only ones which get hot and thus thermally stress the joints. The solder may not look bad but once they are removed it will be seen. Please follow the instructions carefully and exactly or have someone with soldering skills do it for you. I can see that yours have not yet been resoldered even if someone has been in there before for some reason.
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    22-12-2021, 06:48 AM
    If it turns out to be the MAF, cleaning won't do anything. Please read this post I made on the OZ VR4 forum from when I traced and repaired the fault on one of mine, it's really a quite simple repair so here's a copy and paste: The hardest part of the repair is getting the top lid off without breaking any of the four little plastic tabs which hold it on. In my case it seemed that there could have been a bit of silicone sealant also keeping the lid on which made it harder so I ended up...
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