My new project

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maxferreira
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Re: My new project

Post by maxferreira » Thu Jul 28, 2022 8:37 pm

After reading that thread I’ve decided to just live with the blower direction control being the way it is haha

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Re: My new project

Post by Dieselman » Fri Jul 29, 2022 7:06 am

There is a spring clip holds the cable sheath on the control unit: I suspect the clip has come off, or is missing.

Hydractive 1 stated "Automatic", or "sport" mode in the left display, Hydractive 2 shows "Normal", or "Sport".

Once the spheres are fitted bounce test both ends to ensure both hydractive blocks are working...then enjoy the driving experience.
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Re: My new project

Post by maxferreira » Sun Jul 31, 2022 1:34 pm

done 2,300 miles in this since the end of may

words cannot express just how good these cars are, i absolutely love them and i admit it took me a while to do that

suspension is much, much better in "sport" mode, looking forward to the new spheres

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Re: My new project

Post by maxferreira » Tue Aug 02, 2022 5:32 pm

Drove it a few hundred miles down to manchester today to visit the ever excellent Westroen

7 replacement spheres fitted

my god, i cannot believe how much better she drives

sure the ride is a bit firmer but i don't care, no nose diving, no body roll and no bouncing

i am most pleased
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Re: My new project

Post by maxferreira » Wed Aug 03, 2022 1:18 pm

55 mpg! that incuded a lot of steep hills and going through manchester city centre

i'm absolutely staggered by this car, i cannot express just how good it is

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Re: My new project

Post by DownUnderXM » Thu Aug 04, 2022 1:10 am

Congratulations - really well done. Persistent pays dividends!

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Re: My new project

Post by Dieselman » Thu Aug 04, 2022 7:04 am

maxferreira wrote:
Wed Aug 03, 2022 1:18 pm
55 mpg! that incuded a lot of steep hills and going through manchester city centre

Is that brim to brim calculations? It seems high for a 2.1-auto.
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Re: My new project

Post by maxferreira » Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:02 pm

Dieselman wrote:
Thu Aug 04, 2022 7:04 am
maxferreira wrote:
Wed Aug 03, 2022 1:18 pm
55 mpg! that incuded a lot of steep hills and going through manchester city centre

Is that brim to brim calculations? It seems high for a 2.1-auto.
yes indeed, calculated with a few different websites too

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Re: My new project

Post by Stickfinger » Thu Aug 04, 2022 9:28 pm

maxferreira wrote:
Wed Aug 03, 2022 1:18 pm
55 mpg! that incuded a lot of steep hills and going through manchester city centre

i'm absolutely staggered by this car, i cannot express just how good it is
Never seen that....

A 2ltr HDI in a C5 Mk1 (pre DPF) "just" made that on a careful long drive to Boston (so very flat).....55mpg in a 2.1td is remarkable

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Re: My new project

Post by Dieselman » Fri Aug 05, 2022 6:34 am

Forget using website calculators, just a bit of good, old fashioned, maths.
Distance / Fuel usage in litres x 4.55 to convert to gallons.

e.g. 350 miles
40 litres used

350 / 40 = 8.75 miles per litre.
8.75 x 4.55 = 39.8 mpg.
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