Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

Went around the Greenies for Halloween night. It was nice and relaxing with all those children around. Mind I was that tired nothing was going to stop me relaxing.

And whilst I admired the handy work of Sara I ponder when the Pumkin pie, soup, tea or face pack were going to make an appearance.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Uncovering the history

 

The Ross Tech interface came today so that I can interrogate my car. You may well ponder why buy one of these now. Well my parking sensors have gone faulty with the long loud beep when you put it into reverse. This lead and the software will tell me which of the £100 pound sensors has gone or if the problem is bigger.

Not one of the cheap copies but a genuine item thats cost me loads of dosh and is registered. In fact the lead will let me interrogate any VAG car, Skoda, Seat, Audi or VW.

The lead is plugged into the latptop, the car the ignition is turned on along with the software. A couple of clicks latter it is examining the car and provided the following report.

Sunday,28,October,2012,11:18:50:11577
VCDS Version: Release 11.11.4
Data version: 20120807

 

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Chassis Type: 3U - Skoda Superb I
Scan: 01 02 03 08 15 16 17 19 36 37 46 47 55 56 76
 
VIN: 92   Mileage:
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Address 01: Engine        Labels: 038-906-019-AVF.lbl
   Part No: 038 906 019 EG
   Component: 1,9l R4 EDC G000SG  1543 
   Coding: 00005
   Shop #: WSC 00028 
   VCID: 60CF1CBCE06E9A18415
   TMBBU63U539043392     SKZ7Z0C1932901

No fault code found.
Readiness: 0 0 X X X

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Address 03: ABS Brakes        Labels: 8E0-614-111-ASR.lbl
   Part No: 3B0 614 111
   Component: ABS/ASR 5.3 FRONT   D00 
   Coding: 00012
   Shop #: WSC 00028 
   VCID: D3A5437021D8F1804C7

No fault code found.

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Address 08: Auto HVAC        Labels: 3U0-907-044.lbl
   Part No: 3U0 907 044 A
   Component: CLIMATRONIC S B5 C  2004 
   Coding: 17000
   Shop #: WSC 00028 
   VCID: 3169A9F8FB0463909EB

No fault code found.

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Address 15: Airbags        Labels: 6Q0-909-605-VW5.lbl
   Part No: 1C0 909 605 F
   Component: 0C AIRBAG VW61 0K   0003 
   Coding: 12355
   Shop #: WSC 00028 
   VCID: 275D47A0C5C02D2040F

1 Fault Found:
00532 - Supply Voltage B+
            07-10 - Signal too Low - Intermittent

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Address 16: Steering wheel        Labels: 1J0-907-487-A.lbl
   Part No: 1J0 907 487 B
   Component: Lenkradelektronik   0002 
   Coding: 00008
   Shop #: WSC 00028 
   VCID: 306FACFCF00E6A98915

No fault code found.

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Address 17: Instruments        Labels: 3U0-920-xxx-17.lbl
   Part No: 3U0 920 940 A
   Component: KOMBI+WEGFAHRSP VDO V06 
   Coding: 31415
   Shop #: WSC 00000 
   VCID: 3169A9F8FB0463909EB
   TMBBU63U539043392     SKZ7Z0C1932901

No fault code found.

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Address 19: CAN Gateway        Labels: 6N0-909-901-19.lbl
   Part No: 6N0 909 901
   Component: Gateway K<->CAN    0001 
   Coding: 00006
   Shop #: WSC 00028 
   VCID: F0EFECFCB08EAA98515

No fault code found.

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Address 36: Seat Mem. Drvr        Labels: 3B1-959-760.lbl
   Part No: 3B1 959 760 E
   Component: Sitzverstellung     0301 
   Shop #: WSC 00000 000 00000
   VCID: 2F6DAF80BD30756088F

1 Fault Found:
01008 - Note; Emergency OFF Switch is Active! 
            000 -  -  - Intermittent

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Address 37: Navigation        Labels: 3B0-919-887.lbl
   Part No: 1U0 919 887 A
   Component: Navigation     BNO 0204 
   Coding: 00002
   Shop #: WSC 00028 
   VCID: 4189F9384BA4F3106EB

No fault code found.

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Address 46: Central Conv.        Labels: 1C0-959-799.lbl
   Part No: 1C0 959 799 B
   Component: 5F Komfortgerát HLO 0003 
   Coding: 00258
   Shop #: WSC 00028 
   VCID: 36639AE4126A44A8CB9

   Subsystem 1 - Part No: 1C0959802
   Component: 5F Tõrsteuer.FS KLO 0009 

   Subsystem 2 - Part No: 1C0959801A
   Component: 5F Tõrsteuer.BF KLO 0009 

   Subsystem 3 - Part No: 3U0959811
   Component: 5F Tõrsteuer.HL KLO 0009 

   Subsystem 4 - Part No: 3U0959812
   Component: 5F Tõrsteuer.HR KLO 0009 

1 Fault Found:
00933 - Electric Window Motor; Passenger Side (V148)
            62-10 - No or Incorrect Adjustment - Intermittent

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Address 55: Xenon Range        Labels: 4Z7-907-357.lbl
   Part No: 4Z7 907 357
   Component: dynamische LWR       D09 
   Coding: 00005
   Shop #: WSC 00028 
   VCID: 0407302C1436263805D

No fault code found.

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Address 56: Radio        Labels: 3B0-035-186.lbl
   Part No: 3B0 035 186 D
   Component: Radio          BNO 0204 
   Coding: 00407
   Shop #: WSC 00028 
   VCID: 204F5CBCA0EEDA18015

2 Faults Found:
00852 - Loudspeaker(s); Front
            36-10 - Open Circuit - Intermittent
00853 - Loudspeaker(s); Rear
            36-10 - Open Circuit - Intermittent

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Address 76: Park Assist        Labels: 3U0-919-283-7X1.lbl
   Part No: 3U0 919 283
   Component: Einparkhilfe        V008 
   Coding: 00114
   Shop #: WSC 00028 
   VCID: F8FFD4DCD8FEF2D8995

3 Faults Found:
01545 - Sensor for Parking Aid; Rear Left (G203)
            04-10 - Mechanical Malfunction - Intermittent
01546 - Sensor for Parking Aid; Rear Mid-Left (G204)
            29-00 - Short to Ground
01547 - Sensor for Parking Aid; Rear Mid-Right (G205)
            29-00 - Short to Ground

End   ---------------------------------------------------------------------
Sunday,28,October,2012,11:44:40:11577
VCDS Version: Release 11.11.4
Data version: 20120807

 

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With all those faults one would like to panic. This is in fact a list of faults since the last time the car was checked and the memory cleared. It even knew my window had broken last year! So I clear the memory, quick spin in the car and check it again.

 

Having cleared the faults ran the car the following was recorded.


Chassis Type: 3U - Skoda Superb I
Scan: 01 02 03 08 15 16 17 19 36 37 46 47 55 56 76
 
VIN:    Mileage:
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Address 01: Engine        Labels: 038-906-019-AVF.lbl
   Part No: 038 906 019 EG
   Component: 1,9l R4 EDC G000SG  1543 
   Coding: 00005
   Shop #: WSC 00028 
   VCID: 60CF1CBCE06E9A18415
   TMBBU63U539043392     SKZ7Z0C1932901

No fault code found.
Readiness: 0 0 X X X

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Address 03: ABS Brakes        Labels: 8E0-614-111-ASR.lbl
   Part No: 3B0 614 111
   Component: ABS/ASR 5.3 FRONT   D00 
   Coding: 00012
   Shop #: WSC 00028 
   VCID: D3A5437021D8F1804C7

No fault code found.

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Address 08: Auto HVAC        Labels: 3U0-907-044.lbl
   Part No: 3U0 907 044 A
   Component: CLIMATRONIC S B5 C  2004 
   Coding: 17000
   Shop #: WSC 00028 
   VCID: 3169A9F8FB0463909EB

No fault code found.

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Address 15: Airbags        Labels: 6Q0-909-605-VW5.lbl
   Part No: 1C0 909 605 F
   Component: 0C AIRBAG VW61 0K   0003 
   Coding: 12355
   Shop #: WSC 00028 
   VCID: 275D47A0C5C02D2040F

1 Fault Found:
00532 - Supply Voltage B+
            07-10 - Signal too Low - Intermittent

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Address 16: Steering wheel        Labels: 1J0-907-487-A.lbl
   Part No: 1J0 907 487 B
   Component: Lenkradelektronik   0002 
   Coding: 00008
   Shop #: WSC 00028 
   VCID: 306FACFCF00E6A98915

No fault code found.

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Address 17: Instruments        Labels: 3U0-920-xxx-17.lbl
   Part No: 3U0 920 940 A
   Component: KOMBI+WEGFAHRSP VDO V06 
   Coding: 31415
   Shop #: WSC 00000 
   VCID: 3169A9F8FB0463909EB
   TMBBU63U539043392     SKZ7Z0C1932901

No fault code found.

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Address 19: CAN Gateway        Labels: 6N0-909-901-19.lbl
   Part No: 6N0 909 901
   Component: Gateway K<->CAN    0001 
   Coding: 00006
   Shop #: WSC 00028 
   VCID: F0EFECFCB08EAA98515

No fault code found.

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Address 36: Seat Mem. Drvr        Labels: 3B1-959-760.lbl
   Part No: 3B1 959 760 E
   Component: Sitzverstellung     0301 
   Shop #: WSC 00000 000 00000
   VCID: 2F6DAF80BD30756088F

1 Fault Found:
01008 - Note; Emergency OFF Switch is Active! 
            000 -  -  - Intermittent

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Address 37: Navigation        Labels: 3B0-919-887.lbl
   Part No: 1U0 919 887 A
   Component: Navigation     BNO 0204 
   Coding: 00002
   Shop #: WSC 00028 
   VCID: 4189F9384BA4F3106EB

No fault code found.

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Address 46: Central Conv.        Labels: 1C0-959-799.lbl
   Part No: 1C0 959 799 B
   Component: 5F Komfortgerát HLO 0003 
   Coding: 00258
   Shop #: WSC 00028 
   VCID: 36639AE4126A44A8CB9

   Subsystem 1 - Part No: 1C0959802
   Component: 5F Tõrsteuer.FS KLO 0009 

   Subsystem 2 - Part No: 1C0959801A
   Component: 5F Tõrsteuer.BF KLO 0009 

   Subsystem 3 - Part No: 3U0959811
   Component: 5F Tõrsteuer.HL KLO 0009 

   Subsystem 4 - Part No: 3U0959812
   Component: 5F Tõrsteuer.HR KLO 0009 

No fault code found.

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Address 55: Xenon Range        Labels: 4Z7-907-357.lbl
   Part No: 4Z7 907 357
   Component: dynamische LWR       D09 
   Coding: 00005
   Shop #: WSC 00028 
   VCID: 0407302C1436263805D

No fault code found.

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Address 56: Radio        Labels: 3B0-035-186.lbl
   Part No: 3B0 035 186 D
   Component: Radio          BNO 0204 
   Coding: 00407
   Shop #: WSC 00028 
   VCID: 204F5CBCA0EEDA18015

No fault code found.

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Address 76: Park Assist        Labels: 3U0-919-283-7X1.lbl
   Part No: 3U0 919 283
   Component: Einparkhilfe        V008 
   Coding: 00114
   Shop #: WSC 00028 
   VCID: F8FFD4DCD8FEF2D8995

1 Fault Found:
01547 - Sensor for Parking Aid; Rear Mid-Right (G205)
            29-00 - Short to Ground

End   ---------------------------------------------------------------------

So it looks like I have a couple of bad nodes still in the wiring and one faulty parking sensor.



Saturday, October 27, 2012

Skyfall

 

I couldn’t remember the last time my parents had been to the cinema. Anyway the new James Bond film is on and I knew they would both love to see it so I decided to take them out. We headed to Starcity got some tickets and then had a huge KFC meal. I’m sure the chickens were vegetarian but that didn’t stop them being coated in The Cornels secret recipe and being deep fried before being eaten by me.

Then off it was to watch The Big Film on The Big Screen. There nothing like watching a film at the cinema. Its such a shame Dame Judith Dench will no longer be in the films she played a really wicked part since she joined the bond movies.

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Something to look forward to

Well its that time of year when I have to dig deep into my pockets to find the money for the first snowboarding holiday. Off to Val ?Cenis once more, and maybe just once more. So thats the holiday paid for, the ferry booked and paid for and the hotels en route sorted too. That just leaves looking forward to it.



Friday, October 26, 2012

A night with a Poade

Friday night and I was away from work into Brum and then a bit stuck trying to get a taxi back out of the center. After a few hours I was sitting with a Poade in a beer garden at the Plough in Harborne. We moved from there to another pub and then his favourite curry house. The night went all too quickly……..

Monday, October 22, 2012

Them boots

My snowboarding boots are being to get a bit tatty, so I've kept my eye out for some more. Luckily for me these Burton hail became available at a bargain price of £57.00 delivered. Exactly what I've already got so I how comfy they are without having to go around the shops. Well chuffed.

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

The one thirty slot

In Zoe’s wonderful wisdom she some how thought that after staying up until 4am I would be awake in time to have breakfast and dinner by 1:30pm. Someone did suggest I should get out of bed, and I did have a refreshing cup of tea. We strolled down the road to the Blossoms where we were to be genie pigs for there new Sunday Roast dinners they were now doing, along with meeting Judith and Alan, a couple whom the last time I meat were wandering around near the shops with a brass coffee table. It took a while for the food to be served but once it was it was a mighty fine meal, followed by a half price dessert due to the wait we had encountered. Not that, that had mattered as Judith and Alan were real intresting people to listen to. Alan Jones however must have thought otherwise at one point. Fuelled up a some hors later we walked round to Zoe’s sisters before heading back to onetufive to watch T-bag and T-shirt.

Some how I found the energy to head off slightly earlier than usual throwing the snowboard into the car and heading to my favourite fridge (the one without beer a;although there are plenty of places here you can get some). The enjoying of the frostie air, and my freshly sharped board meant I was a slick menace, trying to get as many runs in on the slopes for that hour. I leave tired and wiry hopeing the journey home will be an easy one.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Changing plans

From having dinner with my mom, getting home a little later than expected, Alan and Zoe asking me along to some Depeche Mode Tribute gig, a text form the snowboard club and the M6 north being at a stand still, I give up heading to the Chill Factore and head direct to Alan and Zoe’s. I nip in their house and then we nip into a taxi to be spun around the block times so as usual I’m disorientated about where we are. Nether the less we have tea in a church. Zoe goes for a larger tea than me. A double burger which she then makes into a single burger, and prods away at the second one?? A couple of games of pool later we are in another church awaiting for the first band to play.

 

A young band called No Hot Ashes. and there one awesome drummer with this band. An enjoyable set throughout and I was hoping for some more of this.

Zoe in her wonderful way manages to blag a CD off them.

We await the next band and enjoy the shared toilets.

The second band called something like all the way around. Was well stiff. A stiff drink wouldn’t help. The only person on the stage that came over as wanting to be there was the lead singer. As Alan put it, how many guitarists does it take to give that monotone sound? This bands set went on and on.

The second band disappeared off stage and the atmosphere ignited and the excited crowd awaited the Naughtiest.

I can see the Naughtiest are well loved by some including Alan and Zoe, but they are no DM tribute. Somehow I think I’ve been brought along under false prentices.

And when the bands had long finished playing we where still enjoying the atmosphere if not the drinks we were drinking. We eventually at some point went back to Alan and Zoë's, drank Dry Martini and Dr Pepper and eat pizzas that seemed to be magically delivered whilst our eyes spun whilst playing pixel junk racers until 4 am ish.

Dinner for Two

Saturday morning I take my mom shopping around the small and delightful Cannock town center. After fitting as much shopping on the back and front of the wheelchoar as possible we stopped off at the Longford Island Beefeter for spot of lunch. Amazingly I opted for a healthy option and loved it.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Devine Inspiration

I’m not sure what to say? You have to read the comment on Youtube. And no I did not post it or title this video myself.

 

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Taken Again How Careless

Monday night and after the gym there was going to be little else to do so I went to KFC for tea and then upstairs to the cinema to watch Taken 2. It was on the big screen auditorium and was nice and peaceful with me and about 3 other in there! Obviously not as good or re-watchable as the first, but it was an entertaining enough film for what it was and that’s all I took it for. I’m glad I went to see it and thats that.

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The love boat

The Skoda went in for its annual MOT and came out with a clean bill of health. Thankgod after the expense of new tyres last month. Lets keep motoring in comfort.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Soppy thing

The cat came and sat with me for a bit whilst I was watching Auf Weisiden Pet. Then I noticed……

she was cuddled up to the teddy bear. Soppy thing she is. I left her in peace and went to bed.

Blastin or driving from the past

Here is the first of the driving games to be played Ford Racing 3. Wow what a surprise with the good graphics, all smooth, nice game play and driving dynamics. Like it a thumbs up – a classic for the collection.

Burnout 2, wow wow wow wow, I can see someone is proud of what they produced. Magnificent. Straight in the collectors pile.

Burnout 3, what can I say, this shows just what you can do with a PS2 if you try. Great graphics, fast smooth and lovely action throughout. Yep thumbs up for this game too and deserves to be in the collection.

Wow stunning, can a PS2 really do this. Top notch and plays well too. A true classic.

This game is as much fun as sucking your own big toe. What did the programmer do when they had finished it and placed the disc on his bosses desk. Jump through the nearest window. I might just put it straight in the bin. I just wished the programmers boss had done the same thing all those years ago.

GT Africa has ok graphics, which move nicely. Goodish gameplay. Not great but not bad either.

GT Racers belongs well in the bin. Fast moving graphics but hay it doesn’t feel like you have any control  or feedback from the car. Pants, rubbish disgraceful.

A cute fun game that's well really enjoyable. Thumbs up and into the collection it goes.

Series Six is here

In the pub last night and my brother asks if I knew that series six of the big bang theory had started. Nope I said. He said how can you not know that, it was your website that informed me! By gum he is right. Series six has been aired and we on Episode 3 already! Some catching up to do!

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

A one way journey of goodness

After all that gameplay all day there was nothing better than to go to Jivans for a few Cobra’s and a nice Chicken Jalfrazi

Some where drinking more than others. Me I was leaving room for the curry.

 

And it looked like I’d worked out the quantity just right.

The place was peaceful but it was time to change venue and off we went to the Possada for a few Purity MadGoose’s and Havest Pale Ales.`

Getting rid of the dent.

That dent in my boot from when I replaced the engine has been bugging me ever since I slammed the boot on the broken engine parts. No one to blame but me then.

So taday I’ve added more chrome.

Its all a bit busy now but the dent is hidden.

Well its on and bolted on through the boot lid so now its staying

I’m sure I’ll learn to love it more than the dent anyway.

What hole??

Every time I change the oil in the Skoda I always say I’m going to make a removable small panel to save me removing all the undertray. Last week end I changed the oil and cut out a sizeable hole. And today I’ve been back under there to fit a a removable plate. It is done it, lets see if it still there by this time next year.

Wedding weddings weddings

I’ve been busy this morning updating the JK-Images website, with all the weddings Keith has been photographing. There’s been a fair few wedding dresses made this by someone.

Another PS2

Well I have at last got my hands on this PS2. Thre holding there money well these days, at least it came with some games. Anyway this one is intended for a perm ant installation into the Skoda Superb. Whilst I gave it a test run I even tried connecting it to the internet. I ponder if I’m getting old or something as it was a right bugger. Somehow I think there is a separate disc you can get to help things.And with all those games you can look forward to some single sentence reviews – giggle.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Goodbye girl

Apart from the initial very very bad acting this has been very enjoyable and has had me grinning until the last one. Now onto season 2 Maybe….



Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Wired

With one ethernet connection in the front room, its just not enough to link everything. Well using love film could be break-up occasionally and so I took the ethernet out of the sat box and stuck it in the PS3 instead of using it wirelessly. Seemed to help so I got this switch box. Nice and fast and also allows for the extra short lead sticking through the wall to be extended.

I watched the flashing lights twinkle green to the sat box and the PS3 but only amber to the router. Intresting my super router doesn’t appear so super in the wired department?. The box talks much quicker to the PS3 and the Sat box than the more modern router? EH??????



Monday, October 08, 2012

Rez

Have you heard of this game? No, is it rare? Is it meant to be breath takingly good?

Well it does appear to be hard to get for a resonable price but I have a copy. So was I in for treat? No I was not. What is this tosh. Tosh Tosh huh tosh.







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