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About carl4u44

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    2006 fabia vrs
  1. My MFD 1 Upgrade

    On another note, I sold my original CD player 'symphony' for £75 with manual not long after installing the mfd.
  2. My MFD 1 Upgrade

    Hi folks. Glad to say mine is still going strong. At Christmas past I further installed an amp plus 4 speakers. The amp had to pass through my parrot kit. I also needed the yellow connecting block for 4 channel pre out here: http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=221230803181&globalID=EBAY-GB As for the maps, my cd supplied (which was a copy too) with the radio began to fail (slow to load and deeply scratched) so I ripped my own latest 2013 UK and IRE maps. The burning process is very difficult. You'll require an older CD burner 1x and and blank JVC only CD-R. The radio is very fussy! In reality tho once the cd is in, it very rarely it gets removed.
  3. Just a heads up. All of a sudden mine refused to turn over in an Asda car park last night whilst out shopping. First thought was the thin wire going to starter solenoid as most people suggested. Upon inspection mine was already fixed previously! Turned out it was the EARTH lead from starter motor to chassis - directly under the battery tray. Totally worn off at the end. Cheap and easy fix! Furthermore, although engine started with a push, the traction control and oil pressure light illuminated and beeped all the way home so the poor earth triggered that too. Not much info on this so I'll put it out there as the alternative solution.
  4. Any good vw mechanics in N.I for future use.

    Walsh motors are good. They look after my fabia vrs but I've only been to have it serviced and book stamped. They do seem busy with r32's etc too
  5. Good Skoda breaker in Northern Ireland?

    Gumtree is a good start. There's a few fabias being broke on there. If your looking rims plenty of vw etc rims will fit. If your near Belfast take a run up to prior's see what he has.
  6. Rough start with white smoke?

    Try running a tank or two of the ultimate stuff. From experience, especially here in the north of Ireland, cheap diesel from back street garages contains a lot of crap. It's rife over here for it! Similar symptoms as you've had in the past. Also as suggested give the oil and filters a change.
  7. Rough start with white smoke?

    Try running a tank or two of the ultimate stuff. From experience, especially here in the north of Ireland, cheap diesel from back street garages contains a lot of crap. It's rife over here for it! Similar symptoms as you've had in the past. Also as suggested give the oil and filters a change.
  8. Rough start with white smoke?

    Where are you buying your diesel?
  9. Vnt cleaning

    Its an easy enough job to do yourself if you can remove the turbo and put it on a bench. I've done a few on the Volvo d5 and toledo tdi's.
  10. Winter tyres, recommendations please.

    Yep I've just checked. Marked 'E1 made in Germany' and are retread.
  11. Winter tyres, recommendations please.

    Huskoda they are also used for autograss, hill climbs etc. Plenty of grip so cant see it being a problem.
  12. Winter tyres, recommendations please.

    Yes I think they are retreaded. It will be interesting to see how they perform!
  13. Winter tyres, recommendations please.

    Here's mine, maxsport Alaska 195 55 15. Yet to test them!
  14. What winter tyre? Nokian or Hankook or other

    I'll need a box of studs and one of them tools to put them in. One reason I went for these tyres because they can be studded. I'm takin gong no chances this year after the snow we had in March!
  15. What winter tyre? Nokian or Hankook or other

    I went for these Maxsport Alaska. Good price delivered. Very mean tread! No idea how they'll preform, there sitting ready for a cold snap.
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