Friday 20 February 2015

102,400 Miles

Rear window hinge snapped. The boot hinge is a 2-part item, so it hinges and supports the whole tailgate or just the rear glass. Its the bit that supports the rear glass that broke. Its been on its way out for some time, working loose and being re tightened every now and again.

I realised it was starting to fatigue so intended to replace sooner or later, but today, when closing the boot (not just the glass) the hinge finally snapped and the window popped ajar. Luckily opening and reclosing seems to be holding it on to the boot so I can drive until I fix it.

Wednesday 18 February 2015

102,350 Miles

Whilst driving, without anything feeling or behaving wrong, TC, ABS and Brake light came on. Brake one was red.

After keying off and on, all 3 were still present and yellow. Called Deutsche Tech straight away and they were able to collect that same day to have a look (awesome service). When they collected, I started the engine to show the lights and also we noticed the speedometer was moving up and down (car not moving), so obviously an electrical fault.

Not much to say, lights went off on way to garage. Faults showed all 4 wheel sensors and steering wheel angle sensor as faulty which is weird. They reset steering angle sensor and have to see how it goes. Wiring to sensors checked ok. Possible suspect, ABS control module.

Saturday 7 February 2015

101,900 Miles

Added 1 litre of Castrol Edge 5W30 engine oil as the getting low yellow warning light came on.