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  1. Tricky-Ricky

    Photography and a change of camera.

    True but you can get an assortment of lens for the mirror-less cameras from what i have seen, i just cant seem to get the pics sharp enough for my taste, i mainly use manual settings but often use AF, and i think its all down to the older tech and its focus points, trouble is when shooting animals you don't often have the time to mess about.
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    Photography and a change of camera.

    Mostly landscape and animals/birds etc, personally i don't really want to resort to phone, most are too dam big anyway, hence the question.
  3. I know that there are a few hobby photographers here, so i though i would ask who is using a compact mirror-less and what do you think about it, reason i'm asking is because i am not always happy with the pictures i take and get fed up with constant tweaking and having to carry lenses around with my current DSLR kit. So i am seriously thinking of just selling up and get a compact that i can use point and shoot, but also tweak occasionally instead of all the time, as i just don't have the required patience these days,, so what have you got, and whats its like?
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    Random Power Loss

    Could be a faulty yaw sensor playing up and causing the slip control to go a bit mental.
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    PCV Delete

    I would advise having a vacuum source on the full throttle/high load side simply because it aids ring seal at high load, but its not going to do any harm if you vent to atmosphere, preferably by way of a catch can, but some use just a filter, however, I would advise caution doing this as you may fall foul of the new MOT laws that state any oil leaks/weeps will be an instant failure.
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    PCV Delete

    Actually it is beneficial to keep a vacuum from the intake whether N/A or bosted, as it helps ring seal and helps prevent oil seal weep, the PVC system is no solely an emissions tool as most seem to believe, some engine types do produce some small amount of positive pressure due to the receptive movement, so expelling this and creating a small amount of vacuum on those that don't is a good thing. Eliminating the oil mist with a baffeled can is good but keeping the lot attached to a vacumsource is also good, nothing wrong with eliminating the low side of the PCV especially when going boosted, allthough not nessacery, but at least keep one side subject to vacume.
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    PCV Delete

    My apologies fellas, not thinking straight, was thinking LHD which i was driving a couple of weeks ago, i will go back and amend my previous post so as not to confuse further.
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    PCV Delete

    No, as the one-way valve will prevent any positive pressure going back into the crankcase, but it may be prudent to replace said valve just in case it's a bit weak, and obviously, the high load side breather needs blocking or relocating for the same reason otherwise you would be pressurising the crankcase.
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    PCV Delete

    Yes it is, my mistake, i will go back and edit my previous post.
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    PCV Delete

    The PCV system on the Z like many cars is in two stages, the first idle and low load consists of a hose from the drivers side cam cover to the plenum with a non-return valve, and since the VQ motor breathes quite a lot of oil vapor at idle and low load due to high intake vacuum, which results in oil pooling in the lower part of the plenum, this is the one to add a catch can to, but it must be a sealed unit otherwise any air leaks will cause un metered air to be drawn into the engine and weaken the mixture, The second part is on the passenger side cam cover, which is the high load side and is not subject to high vacuum, and a hose runs from the cam cover to a point on the plastic intake which is often removed when a pop-charger or different intake pipe is fitted, this is only under suction when there is enough velocity in the intake to put t under vacuum, so the pipe can just be reconnected to keep a mild vacuum on the crankcase if you want to utilise this, or run to an open catch can or even just air a filter to avoid minimal oil mist. Edited to correct my **** up.
  11. Why oh why do people do this...delete all content and not provide what the solution to the problem was! make forum searches a joke, and even worse he is a forum events organiser!
  12. Tricky-Ricky

    Just got Stage 3 from Abbey

    34 wheel BHP from intakes only....even if it is USBHP.....
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    Smoke on startup

    Could well just be down to it's making a bit more oil mist due to wear and because these engines create a lot of oil mist anyway with the std breather setup, the oil pools in the lower runners of the plenum and on the first start and subsequent blip of the throttle the oil gets drawn into the cylinders and burnt. A cure for this is to fit a sealed catch can to the idle/low load side of the PCV system, this will help eliminate the oil pooling by the oil mist settling out in the catch can instead of the plenum. Of course, if it is the valve stem seals this won't help, but its far easier than renewing the valve seals.
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    Clutch feels "weird" when pushing the car..

    If only people would update these threads, it would make searching worthwhile! But anyway I would also suggest checking the clutch release bearing, could be dry or failing, these can give very odd effects at high rpm/load.
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    Just got Stage 3 from Abbey

    The old adage lead a horse to water and blinkers comes to mind.
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