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    Re: AdBlue / DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid)

    I thought the OEMs were locking out their ECUs recently.
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    AdBlue / DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid)

    Euro 6 (post Sep 2015) diesel motors probably have an AdBlue tank to reduce the nitrous monoxide and dioxide (NOx) emissions in the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) catalyst (Cat). AdBlue is made...
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    Poll: Re: EGR Blank

    On my vehicle, some owners clean the internal EGR valve every six months, but not me as this is a messy job.

    My EGR is blanked at the EGR's input side (from the exhaust manifold) due to the...
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    Re: Duster Help please

    When the battery is low on power, it does weird things, such as the flash mentioned. It is actually trying to tell you about the problem.

    The later model alternators don't run a constant charge of...
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    Re: Renault Duster

    Our SA OEM (existing) Battery size was 639 – min 60ah 510cca. However, the manual recommends 652 70Ah 510 CCA. I went with the 657 battery 66Ah 650CCA (as CCA is more important than Ah). The 658;...
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    Re: Renault Duster clutch

    Thanks for the update. So, they have finally produced a few sets.
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    Re: Renault Duster Problems

    'replaced on warranty" - so, this is where they give you a mock invoice to show what it would have cost, right?

    If at no cost, then can we assume that you'd recommend your dealership?

    Out of...
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    EVs dirtier than fossil fuelled vehicles

    Coenraad Oosthuysen, in the November issue of Car Magazine's Mail to the editor, said that it is better environmentally, to use your old-fashioned, fossil fuelled passenger car emitting 170 g/km (his...
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    Re: Renault Duster

    @DoodleBug - if you're located in the northern suburbs, you could try Steve's Auto Centre (SAC). They didn't want to try fixing my flex pipe, which I thought just needed to be crimped evenly on the...
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    Re: Renault Duster

    Uni-bodies are a problem. I'd attach to both front or rear suspension sub-frames and try to pull them equally. I'd prefer to not snatch from there though.
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    Re: DIY Subwoofer & Amp Install

    Maybe because I currently own a soft-roader?

    It turned out to be untrue. I just mustn't start a new thread with formatting that the forum can't understand. Lesson learned.
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    Re: Renault Duster

    Let's be honest, our 5 1/4” door speakers can't produce any real volume below 70 Hz.

    However, Dusters can have awesome bass without losing valuable boot space.

    At a quarter of the possible...
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    Re: Renault Duster

    Hammy Goode at Mace Service Centre in Tokai tried to install the EGR blank that I imported, but getting the flex pipe back on without leaking exhaust into the cabin was the problem. Hammy had Herman...
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    Re: DIY Subwoofer & Amp Install

    My apologies to the moderators and administrators on this forum and thank them for trying to assist. It was me all along. I maintain html code on one website, but I kept getting the 403 forbidden...
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    Re: DIY Subwoofer & Amp Install

    due to) any overly loud low notes. This will help decrease the levels of the notes at which the enclosure resonates. Start from 10 Hz and increase until the loud notes subside. Fine-tune all the...
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    Re: DIY Subwoofer & Amp Install

    Run front OR rear, right and left speaker wire pairs to one high-low adapter, then to input signal on amp; run separately (not near) from amp power cables to avoid line static;

    635956


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    Re: DIY Subwoofer & Amp Install

    Check if there are retaining screws as these must be removed first. Then remove the head unit's fascia / trim starting at the bottom with two plastic prying tools to ease the pressure (usually “pops”...
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    Re: DIY Subwoofer & Amp Install

    Here the box is secured to the seat. You can just see the contact cement behind that was used to securely line the box with a thin layer of closed-cell foam. As the speaker will be down firing, no...
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    Re: DIY Subwoofer & Amp Install

    DIY subwoofer and amp install


    Make and mount the enclosure ;
    Remove the seat from the vehicle. Ours is secured with four, long Torx screws through the unibody.


    635944

    This enclosure...
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    Re: DIY Subwoofer & Amp Install

    Tools needed


    stout wire (ex. coat hanger) to push through grommet next to wires already entering cabin through the firewall with end double backed and taped with power cable for pulling through...
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    Re: DIY Subwoofer & Amp Install

    Materials needed


    Subwoofer with enclosure (ex. medium density fibreboard [MDF] and acoustic filling);
    Amplifier (adjustments below are for mono-, two- or four-channel amps);
    Hi-Low Level...
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    Re: DIY Subwoofer & Amp Install

    My Choices

    My chose of 10” subwoofer and amp with DIY 0,5 cubic foot sealed enclosure was comparable in cost with an “under the seat” combination system, but mine produces in my desired frequency...
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    Re: DIY Subwoofer & Amp Install

    Cables / wires

    Do not cut costs here with eight (8) gauge (cross-sectional thickness) being the minimum recommendation and heavier gauge (lower gauge number is thicker) is preferred for runs of...
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    Re: DIY Subwoofer & Amp Install

    Filling

    Filling / wading can make an enclosure sonically “appear” up to 40% larger via reducing internal reflections (airborne interference), provides resistive damping, isothermal conversion of...
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    Re: DIY Subwoofer & Amp Install

    Infinite baffle

    This is a very large “sealed” enclosure or the enclosure could be a vehicle's cabin or boot if mounted on the rear “package tray” in a sedan. If the airspace is too large, there...
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    Re: DIY Subwoofer & Amp Install

    Band-pass enclosures

    635940

    These enclosures are even louder than vented enclosures (more efficient), but over a limited band of frequencies and at the expense of sonic accuracy. It is a...
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    Re: DIY Subwoofer & Amp Install

    Vented enclosures

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    A vented / ported enclosure acts like a sealed enclosure at frequencies above its tuned resonance frequency. At (vented) resonance, the vent produces the majority of...
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    Sealed enclosures

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    These require the least cubic volume of space and will have the flattest (most accurate, clear, tight) overall frequency response. The in vehicle response will have the...
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    Re: DIY Subwoofer & Amp Install

    Choice of enclosure

    For DIY builds, try to not have parallel walls that bounce (reflect) the sound wave back cancelling the original wave or produce standing waves adding “box sound” colouration....
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    Choice of subwoofer

    Space is usually the limiting factor in a vehicle. Measure the cubic space that you have available for a subwoofer. Find out the bottom frequency range of your favourite music....
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    Re: DIY Subwoofer & Amp Install

    My motivation

    I have done stages one to three above. Although 5 1/4” speakers say that they can produce in the 60 – 70 Hz range, they are a rather pathetic attempt. It's probably related to...
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    Re: DIY Subwoofer & Amp Install

    Stages - Normal Progression?

    In vehicle audio upgrade set-ups that I've seen, people seem to progress from OEM head unit and speakers in roughly the following sequence:


    upgrade front door...
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    Re: DIY Subwoofer & Amp Install

    Thanks - I can't post new threads. Perhaps it's the beginning of the end for me on this forum. I can only post in the soft-roader thread.
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    Re: Renault Duster

    No, the remap will already be demanding boost from whenever it is spooled.

    Remember to turn the end down and away from the vehicle for best diesel "smell" results. I like the look of the now...
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    Re: Renault Duster Problems

    Yes, when I put it in Lock, I always turn off the ESP / ESC as well to prevent the braking of the free-spinning wheels, which in Lock could kill the motor. I didn't feel it go into limp mode though....
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