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Forum: Daily banter 23rd March 2022, 04:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,821
Posted By Simon Wallwork
I'm surprised this didn't get a mention! ...

I'm surprised this didn't get a mention!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oaEM4JYFPfw

Told my girl I'd have to forget her, rather buy me a new carburettor. Not the most commmon rhyme in music.....
Forum: Daily banter 10th February 2022, 08:28 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 64,136
Posted By Simon Wallwork
I lived in Nur-Sultan until recently. Flying...

I lived in Nur-Sultan until recently.

Flying in the UK a few years ago, a cell of B-52s joined our radio freq'- 'RIPPER formation', on their way to the Middle East.

Anyone who'se seen Dr....
Forum: Daily banter 4th February 2022, 08:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,792
Posted By Simon Wallwork
Well, I'm pleased about the two cars I've kept. ...

Well, I'm pleased about the two cars I've kept.
My FL D2 S8, Black outside w/ black wood n' leather inside.
1965 Sunbeam Tiger- built it myself twice....

I had another A8, which was lovely- a P...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd February 2022, 08:27 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 69,510
Posted By Simon Wallwork
Cracking thread MikkiJayne. This must be...

Cracking thread MikkiJayne.
This must be costing you an absolute fortune!
Have Final Editions jumped up in value, or are you just in the happy position of being able to give it the love it needs,...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 1st February 2022, 04:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,576
Posted By Simon Wallwork
Thumbs up Thanks Mikki.:)

Thanks Mikki.:)
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 1st February 2022, 10:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,576
Posted By Simon Wallwork
Well. Car running great, smelling a little of...

Well.
Car running great, smelling a little of fuel after driving, but I guess some has been sloshed about here and there. The smell is at the off side rear.
I'll give it a day or two, see if it...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 31st January 2022, 08:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,576
Posted By Simon Wallwork
Got it. Well, it used to run right down to...

Got it.
Well, it used to run right down to practically empty without any trouble, so if he fits the new pump correctly all ought to be ok.

Let's see....
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 31st January 2022, 06:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,576
Posted By Simon Wallwork
Thanks Mikki. That's a very useful reply. ...

Thanks Mikki.
That's a very useful reply.

I quite agree. Sounds like the pump chucked it.

Also, reading your post, his patter about the pump 'running dry' is cobblers?

(If I understand you...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 31st January 2022, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,576
Posted By Simon Wallwork
Ok. Today mechanic has fitted a new pump, but...

Ok.
Today mechanic has fitted a new pump, but he is saying that the problem is the pump was starved of fuel, and burned itself out- because of some reason I don't quite understand yet but is due to...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 31st January 2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,576
Posted By Simon Wallwork
Sorry, Ronin- I made a mistake. The pump is...

Sorry, Ronin- I made a mistake.
The pump is 300 Leva, not 300 Euro!

That's about 150 Euro
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 31st January 2022, 11:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,576
Posted By Simon Wallwork
Well, Ronin. I cant afford to fcuk about...

Well, Ronin.

I cant afford to fcuk about here. The car chucked it as I was on the way to pick up my new born Son, and Wife from Hospital here. I'm under enormous time pressure....both baby...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 31st January 2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,576
Posted By Simon Wallwork
Well the Master (as they call tradesmen here) has...

Well the Master (as they call tradesmen here) has confirmed it's the pump.

New one 300 euro.....

Just hope he doesn't make a 'See you next Tuesday' of it....
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 30th January 2022, 06:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,576
Posted By Simon Wallwork
Thanks Ronin- I'll try that. I wondered if...

Thanks Ronin- I'll try that.

I wondered if it might be fuel starvation. We just come round a 90 degree right hander and gone from a steady descent to a bit of a climb.
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 30th January 2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,576
Posted By Simon Wallwork
Thanks Mikki. Is fitting a big deal? I guess...

Thanks Mikki.
Is fitting a big deal? I guess it goes in from the top, so an 'in-the-boot' job?

Is there a sensible alternative to fitting a new one? Maybe the old one is just gunked up?...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 30th January 2022, 04:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,576
Posted By Simon Wallwork
It was just under half a tank.

It was just under half a tank.
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 30th January 2022, 02:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,576
Posted By Simon Wallwork
Fuel pump?

I've had my FL D2 S8 for years. It's been super reliable and I don't beat on it.

Today, running around in town, the car stuttered and stopped.

It cranks ok, and I found that if I left it for 10...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 14th December 2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,056
Posted By Simon Wallwork
Hi The car is a D2 S8, The facelift model. ...

Hi
The car is a D2 S8, The facelift model.

Aye, the disc will be out of date but as we all know, roads don't change that much.
I tend to use my Tom Tom to go to grid references, but it's nice to...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 12th December 2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,056
Posted By Simon Wallwork
Has anyone got a Navigation CD for Eastern Europe??

Hi
Well, as the thread title suggests.

We have left the UK and settled in Bulgaria, and all we can get on the display is a heading pointer.
I've got a Tom Tom which I use, but I like the built...
Forum: D2 - Lights 11th December 2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,058
Posted By Simon Wallwork
I can't get mine to twist. Time for some WD-40...

I can't get mine to twist.
Time for some WD-40 I think.
It's probably not been touched for twenty-odd years...

Pete, yep. Just trying to change the bulb.
Forum: D2 - Lights 9th December 2021, 11:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,058
Posted By Simon Wallwork
Tail lights in boot.

How do you get these out?

I've tried twisting left and right, using fingers and pliars, but no movement. If I haul on them harder something's going to snap.

I'm talking about the tail lights in...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 10th October 2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,513
Posted By Simon Wallwork
Thanks HP. Good to know! I shall follow...

Thanks HP.
Good to know!

I shall follow your advice for the time being.
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 9th October 2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,513
Posted By Simon Wallwork
Well, it's stopped. I'm not getting too...

Well, it's stopped.

I'm not getting too excited about this, but it would be good to know what others have done about this, apart from change the Cat.

I may as well post my own previous on this....
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 8th October 2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,513
Posted By Simon Wallwork
Hi Adrian. I'm looking for a cheap fix here. ...

Hi Adrian.
I'm looking for a cheap fix here.
We are in Bulgaria, having an EML on is no problem, except to me. You know what we are like!
So, I just need it to run, which it does, and function...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 6th October 2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,513
Posted By Simon Wallwork
Cat rattle.

I hit a pothole yesterday and there was a rattle afterwards, which persists.
Pretty sure it's from one of the cats.
I changed one on this car before, and the mechanic silenced the rattle with a...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 23rd August 2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,640
Posted By Simon Wallwork
This turned out to be a faulty TCU. A...

This turned out to be a faulty TCU.
A secondhand one has fixed the problem completely.

For info, my car was stored for about 18 months outside in Scotland, but it ran fine for 6 months this year...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 23rd August 2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,014
Posted By Simon Wallwork
MikkiJaynes' chum Petros sent me a replacement...

MikkiJaynes' chum Petros sent me a replacement TCU, which has fixed the car.

I certainly recommend Petros, as a good alternative source if Prestige can't help- for me, living in the EU, importing...
Forum: Daily banter 14th August 2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,794
Posted By Simon Wallwork
My wife destroyed another car unexpectedly, so I...

My wife destroyed another car unexpectedly, so I had to give her my lovely SAAB.
Being an ex car salesman, I rang a chum of mine in the trade- Lindsay 'Gus' Kerr, to see if he could trade me...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 13th August 2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,014
Posted By Simon Wallwork
MikkiJayne Your friend in Germany has one, and...

MikkiJayne
Your friend in Germany has one, and he has sold it to me.
Many thanks!
Forum: D2 - Transmission 12th August 2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,014
Posted By Simon Wallwork
I've had a look under the car, and there's no...

I've had a look under the car, and there's no sign of damaged wiring.

Does anybody- MikkiJayne possibly??- have a TCU they could sell me?

4D0 927 156 BN is the number on the case.
Forum: D2 - Transmission 10th August 2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,014
Posted By Simon Wallwork
I should add that after the very competent guy...

I should add that after the very competent guy drove the car, with his OBD attached he said "no pressure".
Forum: D2 - Transmission 10th August 2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,640
Posted By Simon Wallwork
Thanks Steamship. Luckily I have a pit here, so...

Thanks Steamship.
Luckily I have a pit here, so will have a look tomoz.

The Pine Marten is a known nibbler, and if he has been at my car, I shall give him lead poisoning.
Forum: D2 - Transmission 10th August 2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,014
Posted By Simon Wallwork
Thanks MikkiJayne. I shall investigate further.

Thanks MikkiJayne. I shall investigate further.
Forum: D2 - Transmission 10th August 2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,014
Posted By Simon Wallwork
P0758

This is a continuation of my 'red lights come on' thread.

Finally got the fault code and it is "P0758 Shifter Solenoid B: Electrical"

We have problems here in Bulgaria with Pine Martens...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 10th August 2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,640
Posted By Simon Wallwork
Got the codes read and up came "P0758 Shifter...

Got the codes read and up came "P0758 Shifter Solenoid B: Electrical".

What can cause this?

Is there a cable that could be damaged or nibbled by animals? (a known problem here)- or could it be...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 4th August 2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,640
Posted By Simon Wallwork
Thanks John I guess my TCU has had it too. ...

Thanks John
I guess my TCU has had it too.

MikkiJayne. Reading through the threads on here in search of wisdom, I noted somewhere that you have a box of them
Would you consider flogging me one,...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 4th August 2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,640
Posted By Simon Wallwork
Well, it didn't stay fixed......;-( Seems...

Well, it didn't stay fixed......;-(

Seems it's some sort of 'startup' fault.

The red lights/ limp mode thing either happens at the first gear change as you move off after starting the engine.
...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 2nd August 2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,640
Posted By Simon Wallwork
Update. Cleaned the TCU more and more. Went at...

Update.
Cleaned the TCU more and more. Went at it with isopropyl alcohol, toothbrush, cotton buds and scraped between tracks where it looked like it might be corroded.
Fitted it two or three times-...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 2nd August 2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,640
Posted By Simon Wallwork
Well, I re-racked the TCU. no difference. ...

Well, I re-racked the TCU. no difference.

Now took the top off it, looks great inside...

tried the toothbrush and rubbing alcohol on the side you can see, and tipped some down the inside too......
Forum: D2 - Transmission 1st August 2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,640
Posted By Simon Wallwork
Thanks Mikki. I shall report back.

Thanks Mikki.
I shall report back.
Forum: D2 - Transmission 1st August 2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,640
Posted By Simon Wallwork
We moved! In Bulgaria these days after the job...

We moved!
In Bulgaria these days after the job in Kazakhstan ended. My S8 is here now, Tiger will be here (hopefully) in a week.
Actually, I think the heat might be a factor here. Certtainly the...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 1st August 2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,640
Posted By Simon Wallwork
How the heck do u remove the TCU wiring...

How the heck do u remove the TCU wiring connector???
Forum: D2 - Transmission 1st August 2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,640
Posted By Simon Wallwork
Oh dear. Scooshed some WD-40 in there, and...

Oh dear.

Scooshed some WD-40 in there, and refixed the cover- seeing as the fault had gone away.

Took it out on the road and not only is the fault back, but it also does it in tiptronic now...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 1st August 2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,640
Posted By Simon Wallwork
Ok. got the lid off and it's clear there has been...

Ok. got the lid off and it's clear there has been moisture in there. very light rusting of steel parts, and typical alumium corrosion, but not much.

I take it the engine ECU is nearest the wing...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 1st August 2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,640
Posted By Simon Wallwork
Hi Mikki. Ok, I'll have a look in that box for...

Hi Mikki.
Ok, I'll have a look in that box for water etc.
I need a couple of those grommets, so will buy as soon as I have a UK shipping address. We are in Bulgaria and shipping anything here from...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 31st July 2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,640
Posted By Simon Wallwork
Thanks MikkiJayne. I'd best have a look for water...

Thanks MikkiJayne. I'd best have a look for water ingress then. But where is this electronics box?

I can confirm that the fault does not come when you move the lever. Only about 100 yards after...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 31st July 2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,640
Posted By Simon Wallwork
Thanks Tin Tin. Now that I've realised I can...

Thanks Tin Tin.
Now that I've realised I can 'cure it' by using tiptronic I feel a bit better.

I just paid 1200 quid to have the thing shipped to Bulgaria, so it'd be a right PITA if it croaked...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 31st July 2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,640
Posted By Simon Wallwork
After reading a bit on here, Tried the car again....

After reading a bit on here, Tried the car again. No change.

Shut it down, restarted and tried it in Sport mode only. So selected 1 and moved off. box changed up through the gears as requested...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 31st July 2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,640
Posted By Simon Wallwork
Red lights come on and stay on.

Car is a 2000 model FL S8. 148,000 miles and driven gently by me for the last 10 years.

Today, which was hot c.37c, just as we moved off, the car made a thump and all the 'PRNDL432' lights went...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 11th June 2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,666
Posted By Simon Wallwork
Another happy day! About a month after fitting...

Another happy day!
About a month after fitting a replacement oil level sensor (from Prestige Motor services)- the 'low oil level' warning didn't appear today.

As MikkiJayne mentioned, it can...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 24th May 2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,947
Posted By Simon Wallwork
Thanks Guys. That's the info I needed. Don't...

Thanks Guys. That's the info I needed.
Don't want to splurge me 200 Euro and find the blighters are hitting the arches...
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