The Joy of Running an Old Shed

The Joy of Running an Old Shed

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S100HP

10,631 posts

117 months

Wednesday
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Something daft like the fuel cut off switch being tripped?

magpie215

2,750 posts

139 months

Wednesday
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Crank position sensor?

STIfree

1,519 posts

109 months

Wednesday
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S100HP said:
Something daft like the fuel cut off switch being tripped?
magpie215 said:
Crank position sensor?
I'm going to have to Google both of these and where to locate them, but thanks for the suggestions, keep them coming.

I need ideas for the next time I head outside to swear at it.

MrOrange

1,781 posts

203 months

Wednesday
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A500leroy said:
Battery fully charged?
LOL. My battery in my shed is on it's last legs for the last few months and with most journeys being short and the cold weather it's not holding a charge for long.

Solution: New battery?

Nope, I'm running an old trickle charger with a quick-break from an outdoor socket - takes me 1 min to plug/unplug.

Sorted. I might buy a battery for next winter.

MrGTI6

1,498 posts

80 months

Wednesday
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STIfree said:
Issues with the family shed today, any advice would be appreciated.


Citroen C2, 1.1

Been running around all day doing errands in and been fine. Filled a full tank of fuel, went somewhere else for 10mins, started up and ran fine. Came home, noticed a back tyre was a bit low so whilst engine was still running, used a cigarette lighter electric tyre pump. Ran for 5mins and done, switched the car off.

Came back an hour later and the car won't start, it turns over fine but nothing.

- Checked all the fuses, no problem.
- Removed battery for 5 minutes.
- Tried some combination of removing battery, opened window, sidelights, turning the car on etc that was recommended on Google but no result
- Tried bump starting, nothing
- Connected the little Bluetooth OBDII reader but it won't connect with ECU. Has worked in the past on this car but that was with the engine running, so unsure if this is why not now, or is an indication of the problem.


Any thoughts of where to go from there?


I'm guessing I should be looking at coilpack/spark plugs if they're all okay. But just odd it ran fine an hour before.
Is the plastic casing on the key falling to bits? Quite common with PSA stuff from the early 2000s. If the chip inside the key isn't in the exact spot it would usually be when starting the car, the engine will turn over without firing.

mercedeslimos

278 posts

119 months

Wednesday
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W00DY said:
Awesome. That is too cheap too ignore. Although it does say

"Volkswagen - Golf V Estate - 1.9 TDi - 105hp 77kw - BLS - 01/2008 - 07/2009"

Mine was registered the last week of September 09 so may have been built after that (not sure if anything changed), will see what they say.
If you PM me you
r VIN I will find out the part numbers for the clutch and flywheel and gearbox type just to double check.

mholt1995

321 posts

31 months

Wednesday
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Thanks to a pesky invisible lamp post, the shed has gotten sheddier!


magpie215

2,750 posts

139 months

Wednesday
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mholt1995 said:
Thanks to a pesky invisible lamp post, the shed has gotten sheddier!

Sharpie marker.....arrow pointing to damage...text...."the wife did this"

It's what I did on our schitroen Picasso when she scraped it...biggrin

JaredVannett

880 posts

93 months

Wednesday
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mholt1995 said:
Thanks to a pesky invisible lamp post, the shed has gotten sheddier!

Beautiful, it looks even better now.

STIfree

1,519 posts

109 months

Wednesday
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MrGTI6 said:
Is the plastic casing on the key falling to bits? Quite common with PSA stuff from the early 2000s. If the chip inside the key isn't in the exact spot it would usually be when starting the car, the engine will turn over without firing.
It was but replaced it with a 99p case off eBay.

It needs the 2 keys to open/start the car.

The immobiliser button unlocks it, but it won't start the car, so need to use the solid key to start it.

It does bring up the point though if the key has created a new issue, will pop it open for a look. Cheers for the suggestion!

r4_rick

418 posts

165 months

Thursday
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Just about to start a new job and resisted temptation to buy a newish GTI/140i......going to be doing about 20k a year in a 10 plate 159 estate diesel, admittedly a bit over shed budget at just over £2k, reading the posts it seems being brave enough not to immediately change the cam belt and water pump is appropriate shed behaviour ? It’s done 92 k and was last done 5 years ago at 80k..........

Aiminghigh123

348 posts

19 months

Thursday
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Lens came off yesterday.

Said bad weather on the way so patch her up for a few days at least.

Cling film and some tape from work.

Edited by Aiminghigh123 on Thursday 13th February 09:26


Edited by Aiminghigh123 on Thursday 13th February 09:31

Cads

46 posts

22 months

Thursday
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This has given me 5 faithful years service and performed as tow vehicle for camping trailer, bike carrier and all round great family wagon.
It’s handled all the kids can throw at it and never let me down. Each MOT has cost around £200 in minor repairs, mainly rear brakes and handbrake.
An under rated car IMO.


Red 4

7,340 posts

137 months

Thursday
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Cads said:
This has given me 5 faithful years service and performed as tow vehicle for camping trailer, bike carrier and all round great family wagon.
It’s handled all the kids can throw at it and never let me down. Each MOT has cost around £200 in minor repairs, mainly rear brakes and handbrake.
An under rated car IMO.

Yup. My mate bought a new Mazda 6 in '06 and ran it 'til last year. 190k miles.

Only consumables were replaced. Nothing broke ( apart from 2 tailgate struts ) and it never broke down. It didn't die of rust either, despite only getting washed, er, never as far as I could tell.

Great cars.

LukeyP_

113 posts

4 months

Thursday
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Mine is slowly annoying me.

1. Since I had timing belt done, coolant light keeps flashing every so often. It seems full of air
2. Turbo used to die at 3k (sticky vanes or faulty N75) - but now dies quite low down in revs
3. Think I have a sticky calliper

Already paid out for 2x new tyres, rear shock and cam belt replacing. Not sure if I carry on now?!

Pothole

28,200 posts

232 months

Thursday
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LukeyP_ said:
Mine is slowly annoying me.

1. Since I had timing belt done, coolant light keeps flashing every so often. It seems full of air
2. Turbo used to die at 3k (sticky vanes or faulty N75) - but now dies quite low down in revs
3. Think I have a sticky calliper

Already paid out for 2x new tyres, rear shock and cam belt replacing. Not sure if I carry on now?!
Bleeding the coolant system is easy and takes minutes, surely?

I know nowt about turbos

Caliper is an easy fix, too.

Seems like both my rears are sticky so I''m gonna get into them after work tomorrow. Just out of interest I looked on ECP for discs and pads cos I recently did the fronts and there's not loads of meat on the rear pads. They're on offer anyway and they've got the usual discount code which made it £19.39 all in!!! That'll be both ends new discs and pads for about £60. I love sheds!

the cueball

192 posts

5 months

Thursday
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What is the Shed Collective's view of changing things like diff/transfer case/transmission oil?

There aren't any (known) issues with any of it but I have no idea if/when they've been changed before.

Is that considered in keeping with running a shed? or starting to care too much? lol



Edited by the cueball on Thursday 13th February 12:29

Eyersey1234

1,400 posts

29 months

Thursday
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mholt1995 said:
Thanks to a pesky invisible lamp post, the shed has gotten sheddier!

Lampposts are devil's for hiding and leaping out on you, or was the Mondeo parked and the lamppost drove into you lol?

S100HP

10,631 posts

117 months

Thursday
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the cueball said:
What is the Shed Collective's view of changing things like diff/transfer case/transmission oil?

There aren't any (known) issues with any of it but I have no idea if/when they've been changed before.

Is that considered in keeping with running a shed? or starting to case too much? lol
It depends on what type of shed and how long you plan on keeping it. If its a £400 snotter, that you plan on binning as soon as something goes wrong, nope. If its a nice car that you plan on running a while and happens to be in shed territory (like my XC70) then yes. Just had the gearbox oil replaced.

p4cks

4,129 posts

149 months

Thursday
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mholt1995 said:
Thanks to a pesky invisible lamp post, the shed has gotten sheddier!

On a Ghia too? OMG!

Edited by p4cks on Thursday 13th February 12:48