Ive only been registered two days and all I seem to do is keep coming ad asking questions but I was hoping someone could help me with a few little problems I am having with my lovely K Reg 16V.
First off problems starting the car. When I get in the car after an overnight rest my car starts first time no problem, but if I only pop down the road 5 mins away to the shop or something then try to start it again I have problem, I have to keep off all the pedals, and keep the ignition on growling away then it starts after about 10-15 seconds. It will then start every time the next few times. It seems that if I go on longer journeys eg to work etc I have no trouble starting again after the longer journey, the problem is really intermittent and sometimes can go weeks without problem.
Secondly heater problems. The problem I have is the heater never gets up to full temperature, my g/f has an K Reg 1.4 RT and her heater gets up to temp within minutes of starting the car but mine never reaches even half the temp of hers. All three speeds work fine on the blower and I do get some heat but nowhere near enough. I have been told that I have blocked heater matrix? could this be it? and if so is it easy to do armed with a Haynes manual and common sense? or maybe anything else I should check for?
Third, I have a problem with my Speedo, then I am going at low speeds the needle seems to jump up and down making a really annoying ticking kind of sound. It gets better the faster I go, but is still noticeable. The Speedo is working and give and good read out it is like a needle on a weighing scale bouncing up and down. Anyone know how easy this would be to fix?
Fourth, the Tin type heat shield thing that I have have in my engine bay is knackered, any one know where I can get a new one?
Sorry to barrage you with all these questions but all I seem to have is problems with my valver Ive had it 2 years, Ive had new clutch, clutch cable, brakes, radiator, alternator, exhausts etc, etc... but I still love the car, all I can think about is that at least after all these new bits I should get a few miles out of the old girl.
Anyway If anyone could help me with any of the problems above I would be grateful.