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Re: New R8...

#16 Post by 1234dist » Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:29 pm

i'll donate the wood trim for £5, i got one with the car :laughing2

check where the cable goes to the throttle body and wind the screw out a bit.
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Re: New R8...

#17 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:35 pm

1234dist wrote:i'll donate the wood trim for £5, i got one with the car :laughing2

check where the cable goes to the throttle body and wind the screw out a bit.
Cheers mate, I'll take you up on that. I'll bob over at some point.

Good shout regarding the idle screw - job for next week :)
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Re: New R8...

#18 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:51 pm

I was going to ask if that was an ex club-member's car because I saw a 420GSi tourer for sale for 2.5K recently.

If it's a straight swap money-wise for the 416 then you've done extremely well :D

It's the only model where you can keep the highest trim level, 4 doors and go up in terms of performance. Also extremely useful cavernous boot space - you'll never have to worry about luggage going on holiday ever again :laughing2 Night fire is an excellent phase 2 colour as well.

Don't think you could have done better TBH.

Idle shouldn't be a problem. Wood trim is easy. You should make a point of feeding the leather with a care product of your choice to keep the driver's seat looking that good... other than that, I don't think it needs anything other than a vacuum...
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Re: New R8...

#19 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:10 pm

Yes it is a member's ex car, purchased from Brixham in Devon.

That engine by the way - quick! And effortless in 5th gear going up hill on the motorway.

Needs a good clean, wash and polish and a few cosmetics sorting and all should be well!
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Re: New R8...

#20 Post by Vulgalour » Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:13 am

That's a very handsome thing, I'm ever so slightly jealous over here because that's pretty much exactly how I'd spec one new.

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Re: New R8...

#21 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:04 am

The idle is a bit rough on the car but I've seen a few posts on what to do so will be looking at that first.

Eg clean throttle body, clean thin tube that goes to ECU, reset stepper motor.

Any other tips gratefully received.

Also whilst the car has had lots of money spent on it there no evidence of it having had new plugs or leads so I will replace those too.
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Re: New R8...

#22 Post by crepello » Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:42 am

Paul_1978_yorks wrote:Also whilst the car has had lots of money spent on it there no evidence of it having had new plugs or leads so I will replace those too.
Fingers crossed the plugs aren't siezed in the head!

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Re: New R8...

#23 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:07 pm

crepello wrote:
Paul_1978_yorks wrote:Also whilst the car has had lots of money spent on it there no evidence of it having had new plugs or leads so I will replace those too.
Fingers crossed the plugs aren't siezed in the head!
Don't say that! :scared
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Re: New R8...

#24 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:34 pm

Sometimes just regularly driving the car and getting it fully warm will improve pulling/tickover/flat spot/consumption after 2000 miles or so. That has been my experience with my 1.4 K16 MPI. :D
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Re: New R8...

#25 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:42 pm

Mr Teddy Bear wrote:Sometimes just regularly driving the car and getting it fully warm will improve pulling/tickover/flat spot/consumption after 2000 miles or so. That has been my experience with my 1.4 K16 MPI. :D
Good point. The car has barely been used for the last 2 years.
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Re: New R8...

#26 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:39 pm

crepello wrote:
Paul_1978_yorks wrote:Also whilst the car has had lots of money spent on it there no evidence of it having had new plugs or leads so I will replace those too.
Fingers crossed the plugs aren't siezed in the head!
They weren't seized in the head! And the plugs look good, although one plug well has oil in it. See separate thread under Technical Diagnosis.
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Re: New R8...

#27 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:17 am

Paul_1978_yorks wrote:The idle is a bit rough on the car but I've seen a few posts on what to do so will be looking at that first.

Eg clean throttle body, clean thin tube that goes to ECU, reset stepper motor.

Any other tips gratefully received.

Also whilst the car has had lots of money spent on it there no evidence of it having had new plugs or leads so I will replace those too.
Terraclean for me, if it's done lots of town driving and the engine is a bit coked. Expensive at £85 but it cleans the injectors and their bucket filters too, and you'd pay at least £50 for that service alone. Fixed all my flat spots and car just felt new again.

Failing that, the best fuel additive to clean out gunk is the Forte petrol injector cleaner. Only normally sold to dealers and garages but you can buy the genuine stuff on Ebay for about £15 a bottle. It probably works out cheaper than putting it on a diet of BP Ultimate, etc, etc. Forte have a very good reputation for their fluids - better than STP, Redex, etc. Their oil flush (used to thin the oil just before an oil change) is also a favourite of mine.
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Re: New R8...

#28 Post by 1234dist » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:39 am

i use the forte stuff post HGF, very good stuff.

As for terraw***ing still a lot of heresay and conjecture as to its true benefits or bunk.
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Re: New R8...

#29 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:44 am

Car had a Forte fuel clean on its last MOT in Feb and has done about 500 miles since so all good in that score :)

Priorities for now are:
  • Change rocker cover gasket
    Clean throttle body
    Clean thin black tube
    Change plugs and leads
Then I'll be happy.
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Re: New R8...

#30 Post by ROVER-25X » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:51 am

Was thinking something similar myself, should rename October Octourer. :laughing2
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