Car and Van Talk Car and Van Talk Sun, 03 Jan 2021 02:17:35 +0000 Sun, 03 Jan 2021 02:17:35 +0000 Screwfix Community Forum /forums/car-and-van-talk.2031/ Ka battery change Sat, 02 Jan 2021 22:38:04 +0000 /threads/ka-battery-change.221213/ /threads/ka-battery-change.221213/ (Mike58) Mike58
There is 25mm strap across the top, with a metal plate on te end which is bolted down at the. No room for anything apart from a socket and extension. Nut is 17mm with about 40-50mm of thread protruding so a standard socket will not fit. I had to find a long reach plug socket and remove the rubber insert, then with restricted access, 1/4 of a turn at a time undo the nut.

What should have been a 5 minute task took...

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Tyre valves Sat, 28 Nov 2020 13:45:17 +0000 /threads/tyre-valves.230767/ /threads/tyre-valves.230767/ (Notleks) Notleks 11 101mph? Sat, 03 Oct 2020 15:31:39 +0000 /threads/101mph.226576/ /threads/101mph.226576/ (Gazowl1975) Gazowl1975 12 Battery care when not using car as self isolated? Sat, 19 Sep 2020 11:37:31 +0000 /threads/battery-care-when-not-using-car-as-self-isolated.222089/ /threads/battery-care-when-not-using-car-as-self-isolated.222089/ (MGW) MGW 15 Renault Master Interior Lights Fri, 07 Aug 2020 20:23:29 +0000 /threads/renault-master-interior-lights.228163/ /threads/renault-master-interior-lights.228163/ (EightBitMike) EightBitMike
Renault Master Interior Lights]]>
Battery not holding charge Tue, 04 Aug 2020 19:47:19 +0000 /threads/battery-not-holding-charge.223329/ /threads/battery-not-holding-charge.223329/ (Tipptop) Tipptop
The battery in my son’s focus doesn’t hold charge if left idle for around three days. It has had to be jump started on about 10 occasions in the last year. After jumping and recharging by driving for an hour I disconnected the battery completely and measured the voltage across terminals as 12.8 initially which dropped to about 12.2 over the next few days. I reconnected and the car started no problem but did not take it for a drive. Tried to start the next day but failed. I’m more than...

Battery not holding charge]]>
Creaky car boot struts Wed, 27 May 2020 22:10:57 +0000 /threads/creaky-car-boot-struts.225242/ /threads/creaky-car-boot-struts.225242/ (Theleonc) Theleonc
Went out to my car and opened the boot after not being opened in a while, and it is very creaky unsurprisingly as it hasn’t been opened in over a month due to lockdown. What’s the best product to use on this? Was thinking WD40 but seen a few people online saying not to use this, any advice would be appreciated. Sounds like it is coming from the hydraulic bits, it’s a C1 if that helps anyone.
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What brand car tyres are good Sat, 02 May 2020 17:21:12 +0000 /threads/what-brand-car-tyres-are-good.223208/ /threads/what-brand-car-tyres-are-good.223208/ (lemonade) lemonade 43 Parking permit height restrictions Wed, 22 Apr 2020 09:50:08 +0000 /threads/parking-permit-height-restrictions.219312/ /threads/parking-permit-height-restrictions.219312/ (Bitolas) Bitolas
I am in the process to buy a van for a motorhome/campervan conversion, Relay L4H2 or maybe L4H3, but I just realised yesterday when I was doing my research that if I want to get a parking permit, there is a height restriction of 2.3meters almost in every council in London. How do I overcome with this? What are the options? And how do we see many vans parked around?

Many thanks for your time and help!]]>
Faulty Renault trafic Tue, 21 Apr 2020 10:34:59 +0000 /threads/faulty-renault-trafic.222483/ /threads/faulty-renault-trafic.222483/ (Joao Pequeno) Joao Pequeno
Faulty Renault trafic]]>
Car audio replacement Mon, 13 Apr 2020 12:47:48 +0000 /threads/car-audio-replacement.138214/ /threads/car-audio-replacement.138214/ (unphased) unphased
I want to change the radio/CD player fitted in a Ford C Max 2.0TDCi 2006 56 plate. Haven't upgraded car radios since I was a teenager and only just recently thought about doing it. I want to get a bluetooth so I can use it as a handsfree for phone. Any recommendations as to make or brand? I've only started prliminary research and looked at Pioneer but not sure about the LED display. I know Blaupunkt have a fairly good reputation. Are they easy to fit?


Do you wash your vehicle at home ? Tips please Fri, 03 Apr 2020 21:38:43 +0000 /threads/do-you-wash-your-vehicle-at-home-tips-please.222563/ /threads/do-you-wash-your-vehicle-at-home-tips-please.222563/ (KEEPGREEN) KEEPGREEN
Have you ever washed your vehicle @ home ? If so, any suggestions would be much appreciated.For example what car washing liquid do you use ...etc

Because of this pendamic i dont think i will be able to step out and get my vehicles cleaned.

I intend to use my Kartcher pressure washer .

Thank you all.]]>
Any ideas what could be causing this on a Mini? Wed, 26 Feb 2020 18:57:02 +0000 /threads/any-ideas-what-could-be-causing-this-on-a-mini.221130/ /threads/any-ideas-what-could-be-causing-this-on-a-mini.221130/ (dvddvd) dvddvd
Starts fine and runs fine but occasionally the engine judders as if it misses a beat for a couple of seconds.

Its a lot worse when you are going up a hill and it judders every few seconds before you get to the top then its fine and only happens every 15 mins or so after that?

Is it a fuel or spark plug problem or what else ? many thanks]]>
Chipping a car, what does it mean? Wed, 26 Feb 2020 13:21:48 +0000 /threads/chipping-a-car-what-does-it-mean.216345/ /threads/chipping-a-car-what-does-it-mean.216345/ (MGW) MGW However it now seems it refers to the engine management, I have no wish to change it, but wonder when changed what it means, and if you bought a second hand car how would you know if it had been done.

My son pays over £100 road tax, and my wife pays £30 for a car with same body and same engine his has 4 wheel drive and the engine is configured to give out more power, no change in any mechanical parts on engine, only the chip in the...

Chipping a car, what does it mean?]]>
ULEZ Thu, 20 Feb 2020 10:56:37 +0000 /threads/ulez.219101/ /threads/ulez.219101/ (Dr Decorator) Dr Decorator
is there a conversion kit I can get to make it compliant with the ULEZ.]]>
Vehicle battery nostalgia Thu, 20 Feb 2020 10:41:33 +0000 /threads/vehicle-battery-nostalgia.218277/ /threads/vehicle-battery-nostalgia.218277/ (diymostthings) diymostthings
The idea was to ensure that your battery was "factory fresh" with no dodgy usage history prior to you buying it. (Something that still...

Vehicle battery nostalgia]]>
Insurance after a ban? Tue, 11 Feb 2020 15:20:49 +0000 /threads/insurance-after-a-ban.220446/ /threads/insurance-after-a-ban.220446/ (Gazowl1975) Gazowl1975 13 Hose query Fri, 31 Jan 2020 05:20:33 +0000 /threads/hose-query.220068/ /threads/hose-query.220068/ (Mark63) Mark63 Have the short hose connected directly to my pressure washer from the reel in my van and the 15m hose coming from my van which will then be connected to a customers outside tap.
I don’t see this being a problem myself as it will be exactly the same distance the...

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How to protect my bike from thieves Sun, 26 Jan 2020 12:33:26 +0000 /threads/how-to-protect-my-bike-from-thieves.219668/ /threads/how-to-protect-my-bike-from-thieves.219668/ (Gary Bosborn) Gary Bosborn motorcycle tracker, so now thinking to build something not too big so I could hide my bike in winter or rainy day. Have any ideas on how I could do this. Would be great if there would be any photos of examples.]]> 7 Vapour control layer/thermal insulator in van conversion Mon, 20 Jan 2020 13:46:28 +0000 /threads/vapour-control-layer-thermal-insulator-in-van-conversion.203492/ /threads/vapour-control-layer-thermal-insulator-in-van-conversion.203492/ (James23) James23 13