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Deanmachine 27.02.2013 12:27

If you need help or advise about anything automotive
 
Hey Friends.
If any of you needs help with anything Car related,you may contact me.I will be more then happy to help you.
I have experience in this area...(work in the automotive field)

Good Luck to you all and drive carefull:msnnerd:

jmf 27.02.2013 22:31

Re: If you need help or advise about anything automotive
 
Hello and welcome to the forum!

Thanks for the very kind offer. I do in fact have (kind of) a question: the boot latch on my car has recently started to malfunction. It unlocks only after several tries. From what I read on the internets, it might just be gunked up, so I'll probably have to take it apart and clean it. If you're bored and want to join this operation, let me know, I'll provide the beer :)

U2usual 27.02.2013 23:47

Re: If you need help or advise about anything automotive
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Deanmachine (Post 1810986)
Hey Friends.
If any of you needs help with anything Car related,you may contact me.I will be more then happy to help you.
I have experience in this area...(work in the automotive field)

Good Luck to you all and drive carefull:msnnerd:

Do you happen to drive a E30 BMW? :)

dodgyken 28.02.2013 00:11

Re: If you need help or advise about anything automotive
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jmf (Post 1811553)
Hello and welcome to the forum!

Thanks for the very kind offer. I do in fact have (kind of) a question: the boot latch on my car has recently started to malfunction. It unlocks only after several tries. From what I read on the internets, it might just be gunked up, so I'll probably have to take it apart and clean it. If you're bored and want to join this operation, let me know, I'll provide the beer :)

Are you talking about it unlocking as part of the central locking? If so, you may well find you need to swap out the solenoid. Not a big job - the hardest part will be removing the tailgate trim

jmf 28.02.2013 00:38

Re: If you need help or advise about anything automotive
 
Actually, it doesn't unlock with the key either. It unlocks after some tries either by key or remote. So I'm guessing the mechanism is just gunked up...

Oh yea and I can barely twist the key (but who unlocks their car by key in this day and age anymore) :p

mishimishi 28.02.2013 01:30

Re: If you need help or advise about anything automotive
 
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Originally Posted by jmf (Post 1811682)
Actually, it doesn't unlock with the key either. It unlocks after some tries either by key or remote. So I'm guessing the mechanism is just gunked up...
usi
Oh yea and I can barely twist the key (but who unlocks their car by key in this day and age anymore) :p

have you tried using WD 40?

jmf 28.02.2013 09:20

Re: If you need help or advise about anything automotive
 
I wanted to try it last night as I was sure I had a can of it somewhere. Alas, all I could find was brake cleaner and bycicle chain oil spray :). I think Jumbo sells wd40 so I'll probably go get a can during the weekend and douse the mechanism.

st2lemans 28.02.2013 09:30

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Originally Posted by jmf (Post 1811745)
all I could find was brake cleaner and bycicle chain oil spray :). I think Jumbo sells wd40 so I'll probably go get a can during the weekend and douse the mechanism.

You'd be better off with the chain oil.

Tom

mishimishi 28.02.2013 09:40

Re: If you need help or advise about anything automotive
 
I think I saw it in Migros.

k_and_e 28.02.2013 09:40

Re: If you need help or advise about anything automotive
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Deanmachine (Post 1810986)
Hey Friends.
If any of you needs help with anything Car related,you may contact me.I will be more then happy to help you.
I have experience in this area...(work in the automotive field)

Good Luck to you all and drive carefull:msnnerd:

Welcome to the forum.

ps. don't join the car-ad-replyers;)

jmf 28.02.2013 11:14

Re: If you need help or advise about anything automotive
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 1811752)
You'd be better off with the chain oil.

Tom

But I DO have to clean the gunk first, right? I was going to go for wd40 to clean the gunk and then vaseline (I still have a can of MoS2) to grease the mechanism.

dodgyken 28.02.2013 15:21

Re: If you need help or advise about anything automotive
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jmf (Post 1811682)
Actually, it doesn't unlock with the key either. It unlocks after some tries either by key or remote. So I'm guessing the mechanism is just gunked up...

Oh yea and I can barely twist the key (but who unlocks their car by key in this day and age anymore) :p

If neither way unlocks it - then it is probably the solenoid. The funny thing with them is they don't just stop - they sort of fade out - so your 1 in 4 unlocks/locks will become 1 in 10 - then 1 in 20

Until you spend 15mins in B&Q car park trying to get the damn thing unlocked :o:o

jmf 28.02.2013 19:01

Re: If you need help or advise about anything automotive
 
It might indeed be what's happening. I want however to open it up first and check for gunk, just to be sure it's not that. Normally the car is in a garage, so it shouldn't be gunked up, and this is Switzerland, where one can eat off the pavement, but who knows...

David34 28.02.2013 23:39

Re: If you need help or advise about anything automotive
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Deanmachine (Post 1810986)
Hey Friends.
If any of you needs help with anything Car related,you may contact me.I will be more then happy to help you.
I have experience in this area...(work in the automotive field)

Good Luck to you all and drive carefull:msnnerd:

Thanks for the very kind offer, I may need your help after Monday, my car is going to have it's first MFK! Taking the advice from other threads, I decided to just put the car through and see what happens.

Deanmachine 01.03.2013 15:23

Re: If you need help or advise about anything automotive
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jmf (Post 1811553)
Hello and welcome to the forum!

Thanks for the very kind offer. I do in fact have (kind of) a question: the boot latch on my car has recently started to malfunction. It unlocks only after several tries. From what I read on the internets, it might just be gunked up, so I'll probably have to take it apart and clean it. If you're bored and want to join this operation, let me know, I'll provide the beer :)


Hello

Yes it could be that it just collected dirt over the years.But it could be the mechanism it self.
The best way is to start with cleaning.
If not than you can stop by anytime over here at my place of work and i will have one of the techs take a look ;)

Deanmachine 01.03.2013 15:23

Re: If you need help or advise about anything automotive
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by U2usual (Post 1811651)
Do you happen to drive a E30 BMW? :)


I wish i was driving a E30 M3 :D

I have a R32 Golf and some other toys :D

Deanmachine 01.03.2013 15:25

Re: If you need help or advise about anything automotive
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by k_and_e (Post 1811757)
Welcome to the forum.

ps. don't join the car-ad-replyers;)


Thanx;)

who or what are the car ad replyers??

Deanmachine 01.03.2013 15:26

Re: If you need help or advise about anything automotive
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by David34 (Post 1812641)
Thanks for the very kind offer, I may need your help after Monday, my car is going to have it's first MFK! Taking the advice from other threads, I decided to just put the car through and see what happens.


Thats the way to go...Try and see what happens...
But they are very strict over here,you know that...
Lets hope for the best.
Im here for you if you need anythig.

jmf 02.03.2013 01:05

Re: If you need help or advise about anything automotive
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Deanmachine (Post 1813269)
I wish i was driving a E30 M3 :D

I have a R32 Golf and some other toys :D

Which r32 is it? I drive a 25th anni myself :msnblush:

U2usual 02.03.2013 23:43

Re: If you need help or advise about anything automotive
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Deanmachine (Post 1813269)
I wish i was driving a E30 M3 :D

I have a R32 Golf and some other toys :D

Haha, definitely my dream car. I sold my E36 M3 here and now I have a B7 RS4 Avant. :)

I take a few trips up to the Nurburgring, and will definitely be going as soon as it warms up a bit. You should join, if you dont go already.


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