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Smaky last won the day on May 20 2017

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  1. Smaky

    159 2008 2.2L Jts "have Gearbox Checked"

    Undo all the electrical connectors, get some contact grease and lube up the socket sides anfer you've dried them out with a hair dryer. It's normally just moisture in the plugs that evaporates after you've warmed the engine and gearbox up.
  2. Smaky

    Aircon Seal Kit

    Sorted yet Pat?
  3. Have you tried unplugging the Sele ECU and reconnecting it yet??? but I think you're going to fing this is going to come down to a wire in the loom down to its last strand. But all the other statements you've made point to a position sensor fault.
  4. Unfortunately your mechanic doesn't know the cars at all, if the gearbox is making grinding noises then it needs rectifying straight away, thi is no most likely going t cost you a replacement gearbox as suspect from your description that he front bearing has collapsed, this causes wear to the casing and destroys the clutch, If you're lucky then a front bearing and clutch are required, but I would insist on replacing the gearbox in this case and making sure it is setup and calibrated correctly.
  5. Owner is lieing and knows damn well that it's never had an oil change in its life.
  6. It doesn't disconnect at the squib, there is a triangular plastic panel on each side of the boot liner, remove it and the plug is behind there.
  7. Smaky

    Airlock Perhaps?

    take it out for a spin, you'll see the temp rise up suddenly then fall, wait for it to cool then top up the coolant.
  8. Smaky

    156 Selespeed Rev Counter

    You can though just swap the board in the rev counter and not worry about the rest of the dials.
  9. Smaky

    156 Selespeed Rev Counter

    As long as they are for a selespeed, yes.
  10. Yes I do remember, and I think this will be the same problem.
  11. Smaky

    Selespeed "start-Up"

    It'll still be there, but just not as big as it used to be.
  12. Smaky

    Rough Gear Shift Or Not At All

    Very odd.
  13. Smaky

    Selespeed "start-Up"

    Sounds like it's holding pressure fine. The crunch will be the second gear synchro on the way out.
  14. Smaky

    Removing A Headlamp On A Guilietta

    Hi, there's a 3rd bolt, but you need to drop the bumper to get to it.