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DeLorean_4



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In Sarnia, Ontario.
The US border guards were so tense there. They made the Vermont ones look like Disney Land mascots.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just was in Sarnia on Saturday. I have found them to be ok on both sides there. For a treat take the ferry in Sombra just south of there.

But, yes, you passed within a half hour of me when you went through. Let me know when you come through and you can see my Lada and the Citroens.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Useless fact about the 135 GLi:

The "Fuel injection" badge was ripped right off of the Oldsmobile Cutlass.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool - how did you figure that one out?

DeLorean_4 wrote:
Useless fact about the 135 GLi:

The "Fuel injection" badge was ripped right off of the Oldsmobile Cutlass.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

21 seconds into this video I had quite a surprise.
I was not expecting to see a "Skoda" fuel injection badge:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JulL4UENnHw&feature=g-all-u

Google images confirmed this.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me: I'm on holiday until the first Monday of September and you know what
that means, kids?!!!!

LadaUSA kids audience: IT'S SKODA TIME!!!!!!!!

Me: YEY!!!!!!!!


So I spoke to my mechanic today about having him do the more difficult
repairs on the Skoda and he agreed.
Turns out he used to repair them back in the day! Very Happy

He told me that the parts distribution network in Québec was a total mess.
He would order parts from dealerships and they would sometimes take them
right off of cars that were on display.

I'm not totally surprised as the dealership mine came from is just a
parking lot with a hut.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wasted over a month of my time with this movie car rental agent from Toronto who wanted to buy my car.
If this guy called Peter with e-mail address peter@reslog.org wants to buy your car, beware, he also wasted lexdan's time.



This week, the Skoda is going to the mechanic for some well-deserved repairs.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DeLorean_4 wrote:
21 seconds into this video I had quite a surprise.
I was not expecting to see a "Skoda" fuel injection badge:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JulL4UENnHw&feature=g-all-u

Google images confirmed this.


Sorry, can't see your video.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was a commercial for a late 80s Oldsmobile, most likely Cutlass.
There was a close-up shot of the fuel injection badge that looks exactly like the one on my Skoda.

Finally, my mechanic is too busy with winter tires so he's going to take my Skoda in January.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

First post since 2012, and a lot has happened since.

The Skoda went to my mechanic in January, who has since been working on it in his free time. The car work flawlessly one morning a couple of weeks ago, but old fuel and rust in the fuel system quickly rendered the car unusable.

The culprit, according to my mechanic, is the black cylinder incorrectly labelled "electric fuel pump?" in this picture.
I suspect that it is in fact the reservoir/equalization tank. Can someone confirm?
My question is, is it just a tank that I can clean like any ordinary fuel tank, or does it contain mechanical components and/or filters that are not serviceable? Where can I buy a new one? Skopart.de has not been helpful in this regard.




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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You've got nothing to lose by cleaning it out. It doesn't do its job now so if it doesn't improve with a clean you're not gaining/losing anything.

If it does work after a clean ...... bonus!

Register on the Lada UK Forum. There are a few Skoda guys on there who may be able to point you in the right direction.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a fuel pump. There are 2 - the old mechanical one and this one for the FI system. Holley makes a low pressure FI pump that I found worked great as a replacement when mine die a couple of years ago. Not cheap, but it works.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another option is ditch the FI system and go back to a carb. It's a great little motor, but all the FI bits are unobtainium.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What kind of fuel injection did they use? A proprietary one?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a Renix/Bendix system. One might get lucky with late 80s Jeep products as they used a Renix system too.
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