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Does Obd2 Show When Lights Are On And Off?

13 May 2018 - 08:03 PM

more out of interest than actually being able to do anything with the info..


So i am fitting a towbar to my peugeot 3008 and by the look of it the actual physical bar bit is an easy job. The hassle comes with all the electrics having to splice into wires and fitting a bypass relay etc


So i got to thinking why couldn't someone make a bluetooth (or wireless) obd2 connector (like the elm ones that are £4) that talks to a module that you can stick in the boot and run off the aux power or in the actual trailer on a separate battery. Or even a wired one that isn't fixed you just plug into the obd2 and your front aux socket and run the cable through to the boot to connect to the trailer socket. Which comes back to the first question if the obd2 port knows if you put your brakes on for example.


anyone know?

Is This Ilegal?

02 May 2018 - 05:18 PM



i'm selling my old mot failed bmw and a couple of people emailed they are interested and the way they were asking certain things i am assuming they were planning on driving the car away.


I made it clear it has no MOT.


If i sell the car and let someone drive it off my property onto the road, am i in any way liable if they have an accident/picked up by the police?


I'm not really happy letting someone do that so will probably say it needs to be trailered away. i just wondered what the rules are

Too Much Advance? Difficult Starting

18 April 2018 - 08:59 PM

haven't driven the 2b much and had to do a bit of engine work (bent valve) and since then ive found that it doesn't seem to want to start very well. had to set timing roughly as not sure where my timing light is at the moment, but it seemed ok when running.


It normally takes a bit of time for the petrol to get through if i haven't started it in a while (normal) and during this time the engine turns easily. I noticed though that once there is petrol (i am assuming this is why) it then starts to struggle and it goes fast then slow then fast then slow etc eventually it fires but can take a while and i have to be careful as the starter cable gets hot if i keep it going for ages..


Is it likely that the advance is too high and is causing it to ignite too early?





Mixed Messaging

08 April 2018 - 07:56 PM

So pretty much every petrol station has signs to say not to use your mobile but i've just seen an advert saying there is an app for your mobile so you can pay for your fuel without leaving the car. So they are actively getting you to pick up your mobile at a petrol station.


People don't listen so even if they say don't do it out of the car i reckon a fair few are likely to ignore that.


hopefully the convienience will out wieght the odd petrol station fire :diablo:

Does The 55Mm Quadrant Fit The Sierra Pedal Box?

20 March 2018 - 10:24 PM

Just fitted a longer clutch cable and clutch will no longer disengage as there just isn't enough pull with current yellow (half circle) quadrant.


I could probably modify the quadrant to get more pull but i just want it to work like it should so looking to change to one of the bigger diameter quadrants.


The granada does a 50mm version but i think i need more than that to account for slack and loosening in the future. So i am looking at a 55mm version but this only seems to be a quarter of a circle so i am not sure if this fits the sierra pedal box and works with the longer cosworth cable


anyone know?