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 Post subject: Whats does the black box do?
Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:46 pm 
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Theres a black box hidden just inside the bumper bar on the front left hand side of the car.

its got hoses going to & from it & also it has electrical connected to it.

Does anyone know what this does specifically.

Also mine makes a weird kind of noise (almost like a spark plug lead disconnected but a little louder).

Any help, info etc would be greatly appreciated.


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Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:17 pm 
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Are they metal lines instead of hoses? Could be your abs pump

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:04 pm 
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EFNA wrote:
Are they metal lines instead of hoses? Could be your abs pump

or the charcoal canister

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:10 pm 
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hans hartman wrote:
EFNA wrote:
Are they metal lines instead of hoses? Could be your abs pump

or the charcoal canister


This.. Mine is noisy, thats how they are.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Whats does the black box do?
Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:50 am 
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EFNA wrote:
Are they metal lines instead of hoses? Could be your abs pump

It's an AU not an EF/EL.

The ABS mechanism is under the bonnet.
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Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:52 am 
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dc_todd wrote:
This.. Mine is noisy, thats how they are.

How noisy is noisy?

Does it sound like a constant ticking sound?

can this cause the engine to not idle smoothly or even cause vibrations during low revs?
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Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:43 pm 
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Shen Long wrote:
dc_todd wrote:
This.. Mine is noisy, thats how they are.

How noisy is noisy?

Does it sound like a constant ticking sound?

can this cause the engine to not idle smoothly or even cause vibrations during low revs?


Yeah they make a constant ticking sound. It's fairly normal as they get older and doesn't cause any harm.

The idle / vibration problem is seperate and could be anything. If the car is well serviced, i'd be looking to Engine Mounts or Harmonic Balancer.

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:04 pm 
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I think its known as the "tickford tick"
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Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:47 pm 
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sd1800 wrote:
Yeah they make a constant ticking sound. It's fairly normal as they get older and doesn't cause any harm.

The idle / vibration problem is seperate and could be anything. If the car is well serviced, i'd be looking to Engine Mounts or Harmonic Balancer.

Well the HB is waiting to be installed. All i need is some free/spare time to do it.

Most forum members who have posted have pointed me to the HB being the cause of the vibrations.

I'll see very very soon.
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