Renault Kangoo 1.2 16v – Random Cut Out Issue

Sage advice on common issues from luck3y8oy on Yahoo Answers

There are a number of things it could be, the first one is there maybe a fault on the throttle circuit, as that model of clio is fitted with a fly by wire system. This system suffers from wiring and component problems. The first thing the garage should do is a diagnostic test on the injection ecu, as this will hold any fault codes.

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Kangoo 1.2 16v – Background Info

According to Haynes, the Kangoo uses the 1.2 16v engine from the Clio…

Renault Kangoo 99 to 04 See manual number 3906 Renault Clio which covers – 1.9 litre diesel (not turbo) and 1.2 litre (8 valve only) petrol engines from 98 to June 01. The Renault Clio manual number 4168 covers – 1.5 litre dCi (NOT code K9K.712) diesel and 1.2 litre 8 & 16 valve petrol engines from June 01 to 04. 1.4 litre petrol versions are NOT covered

There are 2 possible variants of the 1.2 16v engine,  says edde on Cliosport.net:

  • CC | valve | car codes | man date | kW | cc | engine block code(s) | valve
  • 1.2 16V (BB05/CB05) 06/01 55 1149 D4F 712 16V
  • 1.2 16V (BB05/CB05) 06/01 55 1149 D4F 714 16V

 

Sir Andrew Wood on BBC Parliament 2014

EU, Russia and Chatham House

Through a paracetamol addled haze, I am watching Sir Andrew Wood (of the Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House) giving evidence to the House of Lords EU External Affairs Sub-Committee regarding the EU and Russia.

On homogenisation of the force of application of EU law:

If you start to play by local rules, you will find out just how many local rules there are.

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The Day The Universe Changed

A quiet night in watching Brian Cox : Space, Time and Videotape on BBC Four - an evening of Science and Science Fiction programmes on Beeb Four, interspersed with short discussions between Brian Cox, Dr. Alice Roberts and Brian Blessed.

Having invested half an hour in The Day After Tomorrow: Into Infinity (1975), I’m halfway towards understanding what Colin was telling the BCS back in April about the influence of science fiction on the modern technologist.. There could also be some overlap towards the emerging discipline of user experience engineering (UX) there – the extra dimensional spaceship as an allegory of a desired user experience , simple, uncluttered, data minimalism, informationally rich…

The Day the Universe Changed – incredible! A massive range of topics, from the nature of belief, to the concept of reality, one’s ability to change it, the suggestion of a view of the internet enabled future as a kind of balanced anarchy.

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José Mujica on the Concept of Freedom

An interview with the President of Uruaguay who has legalised (via a strictly regulated system) use, limited possession and production of marijuana. Ignoring the underlying topic, there is much potential for discussion around the concept of freedom, the implementation of public policy (‘walk slowly’) and an example of a method of regulating a pre-existing (albeit underground / previously illegal) industry.

What is your conception of freedom?

If i have to take a drug in order to be free, I’m screwed. Freedom is here [taps his head]. Otherwise it doesn’t exist. You can’t buy freedom in little jars. That’s a brutal dependency. Then again I’m old… maybe my outlook on life is old fashioned.

José Mujica, President of Uruaguay, 2014

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BCS Guernsey – Digital Guernsey

“Given the importance of technology for our future well-being, suggestions that Guernsey should aspire to be in the Top 10 global jurisdictions for technology have been both promoted and rubbished by those in government and the wider Guernsey community during 2014.  ”

Titled ‘Digital Guernsey – Do We Have A Hope?’ – this presentation will summarise our current position, highlight some international leaders, look at current local plans and question how organised and resourced we are.  John Hollis, retired from Accenture, the global management consulting and technology firm, as a partner, having run various industry, functional or innovation centre parts of the firm in his 25 years there.  He is currently the Non States Member of the Treasury & Resources Board, States of Guernsey.

Members and Non-Members are welcome – book online at https://events.bcs.org/book/1241/

More information on the activities of the BCS Guernsey International Section is available at http://guernsey.bcs.org/

 

 

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Rebel Architecture on Aljazeera

Watching ‘Rebel Architecture’ on Aljazeera… The role of architectural design in a range of situations, for sustainability, on water, at scale and potentially as a weapon.

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/rebelarchitecture/

Some cross-cutting disciplines are highlighted, such as Forensic Architecture (which TBH I had never thought about), and some have parallels with the computing industry, i.e. User Experience Design, Security.

‘A Traditional Future’ followed a team of University students designing the smallest unit of earthquake-resistant family housing and implementing a project to educate the populace to build these structures. Sustainability was not only found through materials, but also through the self-reinforcing educational process, hands-on practice and community spirit. The students themselves could not assist with the builds due to security constraints, so used a remote ‘Train the Trainer’ type process to disseminate the knowledge through local ‘Artisans’.

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BTRA Truck Racing Championship @ Donington

A handful of me vids below from Redgate a.k.a. turn 1 at Donington Park – the sight of ten of these beasts bearing down on you at the end of the straightaway is an immense experience. With the voice of a pissed off power station, and the scent of the freshly smouldering remains of an arsonist’s portfolio…

(and here’s gaz11h’s vid from 2010 that quite succinctly demonstrates the aural violence and terrifying pace of the BTRA Trucks)

And for some tunes to get you in the mood for Trucking, how about a spot of Surrender The Coast…

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Sunroof Before the Rain

Updated the seal on Golf mk2 sunroof by reusing the plastic innards and covering with velvet…. Might as well attack the rust while we’re there too; Interesting colour match, but after a good coupla hours of blending and cutting, it’s not bad. Reinstalled just in time for some kind of Guernsey Hurricane :-o

Thanks to Automotive Touch Up dot Com for the directions – http://www.automotivetouchup.com/spray-paint-directions.htm – and to JohnnyPhenomenon for the ghetto sunroof tip – http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?4227493-Phenoms-Howtos-Sunroof-gasket-seal-rebuild-for-only-10 – and to FBF for the quick sunroof removal guide – http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=33684.0

[Update Nov 5th] – 3 months in, the finish is still pink, but structurally very solid. On reflection, paint is a 3d medium and although the blending is good, it appears upside down in places… Next time i would dust the widest area first, and get more specific as the coats build up, for a more pleasant 3d finish.