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Ok, so having been the owner of a '94 CSE for about 3 weeks now ive got a few little problems id like to share ;)

The MPG was rubbish.. It never seemed to get very hot when commuting so Ive popped in a new Thermostat and it now gets up to about 9 O'clock on the temp guage pretty rapidly :) Havent had chance to check the MPG but im sure this will help.

Anyway while changing the stat I took the top rad hose off and noticed that the connection on the rad end tank was well broken, there is just enough to get a jubilee clip on and no more!! oh well a job for later on I think.. Well then I get the stat done and fill her up with water, now i like to squeeze the top hose to help get the water in and the air out, I dont know if it helps but it makes me feel special so thats good. So picture me squeezing the hose and I can hear a hissing, so I check the clamps and sure enough the stat end is a bit loose so I tighten her up and stop the leak at that end.. funny thing is its still hissing so I check the radiator end, now your all thinking that that top hose to radiator mounting is leaking right?? wel your wrong the feckin end tank is coming away from the radiator *&% *&% *&% *&% *&% !! so Ive got a new radiator coming tomorrow..


I bought the car from a "specialist" sold as seen for cheap on the basis of a test drive, he assured me he had looked after it for the last 3 years or so and it had been well serviced... SO I had a quick look at the air filter just because and it was nearly black!! damnit and the electrodes on the plugs were knackered.. ahh well we live and learn.

Right anyway down to one of the remaining problems!! My Cruise control seems a bit keen, might have been the cold engine but it seems to really go hard on the accelarator and the speed isnt exactly constant is that the way all of them work or is mine a bit poorly?

Annoyed.
 

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My cruise control does the same thing, when you first turn it on, it really goes hard on thorttle. Then eases up.
About the rubbish MPG, what milage you got. A lot of times it is the o2 sensor...

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I was getting 26.2 Mpg (imperial) whilst driving miss daisy.. My normal run is 20 miles on the motorway usually at 50 due to the variable speed limit on the M42.
 

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I don't know the difference between imperial and US, but I get lower MPG then that, and I have new O2 sensor. I have a lead foot though...:lol:


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New 'stat in and the onboard computer is saying 29.6 and its going up :) which is much better.. Anyone have any good ideas on what to replace the bolts that hold the splash guard on with? I had to be a bit brutal with mine and saw them off as they were rusted.
 

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Forget the onboard computer, mine is showing 31mpg. Just take the miles passed and divide it by the gallons next time you fill up. You might be surprised...

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Well as long as its going up I dont mind :) its psycological.

Right then anyone know where the sensor is that checks the radiator level? My check light is on and its annoying as the level is just fine. Is it supposed to be on the upper radiator hose? that sort of rings a bell.
 

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There is a piston that floats in the expansion tank. That's the sensor.


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Ok I give up where does the cruise module hide? Ive looked both sides behind the kick panel and in the aquarium.
 
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