Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2003 20:18:31 -0000 From: "**-**" <m.faulksnopsamternet.com> Subject: Re: My luck just gets better and better.
"MeatballTurbo" <carl.robsonnopsamcing-czechs.com> wrote in message news:MPG.1a175d4b807d07d989b37nopsam.cis.dfn.de... > The luck isn't getting any better. > > > After changing the servo, I managed to snap the small connection of the > header tank last week. > > Then when I had replaced that, found the boost guage and heater flaps > would slowly cease working. > > Figured a trapped hose under the dash. > > Dropped the lower dash again today. > > Couldn't see anything wrong down there, but decided to replace any old > hoses I could find. > > Couldn't get to the heater ones so left them, but did all the boost > related ones. > > One last piece to do was the one that goes up through the bulk head > behind the servo, and connects to Y piece that runs behind the Header > tank. > > That was when I noticed that the header tank was trapping it. And of > course, as the coolant system gets hot, the heater fills more, and also > expands slightly, with the heat and expansion squashing the trapped pipe > even further, so I freed that up. So maybe I didn't need to drop the > dash after all. Bastard. > > Got everything back together. > > Took it out for a long run. Worked perfectly, no more hoots after the > intitial start up, needle flies arround on the boost gauge, settles back > to begative boost on idle/over-run. > > So I start to re-assemble the car computer. Fire it up, works fine, but > no sound. > > Check and find the sound cable has come out. > Attempt to plug it back in (very tight fit), and in the process manage > to do something to the motherboard that has blown the VGA output. Screen > just flashes with white pulses. Don't even get post or bios screen. > That is the real pisser. Now the Car PC idea is dead, because I can't > afford to replae the motherboard, and I've now got a 10.4" TFT installed > in the lower console that is useless. > > I can't believe how bad my luck is at the moment. If I fix one thing, I > break another. No ifs, or buts. If one gets fixed, something else will > be trashed. > > And guess what, the new shocks arrived today, but I'm really not sure if > I dare tempt fate attempting to fit them, I can't afford anyone else to > do it, and I can't afford to break anything else on the car. Where abouts are you again? I'll pop and give you a hand. Sounds like your lucks on a par with mine at the moment, although luckily mine hasn't spread to the cars yet ;-) Matt > > -- > Carl Robson > (The poster formerly known as Skodapilot) > http://www.bouncing-czechs.com