Date: Sun, 08 Aug 2004 17:58:49 GMT
From: Paul Halliday <>
Subject: Re: Boost probs - T16 1984

in article, Mike P at wrote on 08/08/2004 18:19: > Decided to keep the old Saloon :-) . Passed it's retest so now it's got a > full 12 month MOT after putting a recon caliper and a new tyre on. > The foglights were already working - the tester must have been pressing the > wrong switch the first time! Yay! > I took the car up the road for earlier and noticed it's not boosting full > all the time. Sometimes it's fine, sometimes it only about 1/3 the way > into the orange - base boost I presume. Seems a possible loose connection. > I've checked the wiring to the solenoid and it's not cracked or showing > signs of heat damage. Tests OK on a multimeter. Driving along in 4th, it > would only pull base boost. Another time, similar speed and level road, it > would boost all the way to the red. I would look over the APC box first. Make sure it is plugged in an connected okay. If the box is missing or badly connected, you get basic boost. I would also check whether your brake lights are stuck on. Again, if the brake is applied, only basic boost is possible. I had a hair-trigger brake switch not so long back that would alarmingly hit redline sometimes and other times only basic boost. When you press the brake you should hear a little "tick" from the LHS footwell. If you pull the air flue aside and the LHS speaker out of its aperture you'll have enough light to what's what down there. > What should I check? I've also replaced all underbonnet vacuum hose and > clipped it on. Nice :) > Oh - what can I use to clean a headlining? Gentle steaming didn't work. The > headlining is in very condition apart from really dirty/smelly of > cigarettes. I would think some kind of dry cleaning would be best, but I'd bow to the better experience of others. Paul 1989 900 Turbo S

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