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by Technician
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: KESSY Mystery
Replies: 14
Views: 2311

Re: KESSY Mystery

That rattle's not your other key is It :-)
by Technician
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: KESSY Mystery
Replies: 14
Views: 2311

Re: KESSY Mystery

Been doing some research on this and it looks like I was on the right track re. interference, although probably not from the other key fob. Even though the signals from the transponder in the fob are coded, they still use radio frequencies shared by other devices and that can cause conflicts. It may...
by Technician
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: KESSY Mystery
Replies: 14
Views: 2311

Re: KESSY Mystery

I'll have to experiment later on when I have time see if I can figure out why the car wouldn't fire up. I can only think it had something to do with two keys being present in the car at the same time causing a conflict. Definitely no warning message though so whatever the cause the car isn't program...
by Technician
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: KESSY Mystery
Replies: 14
Views: 2311

Re: KESSY Mystery

Interesting...no, there was no message popping up at the time so I just couldn't figure out what was going on. It's a pity that unlike the SkyQ box we have here at home if the wireless signal from the remote gets weak, a message appears on the tv screen advising it's time to change the batteries. It...
by Technician
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Sump plug torque setting - MY 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 758

Re: Sump plug torque setting - MY 2018

I had a quick look around online and couldn't see anything about an Arona setting. Every mention of a vehicle sump plug torque came back with the same reply - 30Nm. Does seem to be almost universal, maybe someone will come along with the exact figure but I would tend to go with that.
by Technician
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: KESSY Mystery
Replies: 14
Views: 2311

Re: KESSY Mystery

I'm not exactly sure how KESSY works, however as a now retired radio communications engineer I do know how similar systems function. Many office and apartment blocks have keyless entry systems and they all work in the same kind of way. A low power transmitter in the building or in our case a car sen...
by Technician
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: KESSY Mystery
Replies: 14
Views: 2311

KESSY Mystery

Here's an odd one. Returning from a shopping trip yesterday with my partner driving on this occasion the car wouldn't start, tried pressing and poking everything but no deal. I couldn't remember how to do an emergency start but then suddenly out of the blue the car fired up ! On my arrival home I di...
by Technician
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Main Seat Arona chat
Topic: Views on Stop/Start?
Replies: 12
Views: 1301

Re: Views on Stop/Start?

Mine works ok and I'm all for it. I do wonder though just how many times an engine can be turned off and restarted before something gives up the ghost.
by Technician
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Rusting brake discs
Replies: 6
Views: 924

Re: Rusting brake discs

As BFP say's it's normal, disc brakes are made of iron which rusts easily. If they made them from high carbon steel they wouldn't rust, but that's too hard so the pads would need replacing all the time. Also if the metal the discs were made of were too hard the pads would skim over when the brakes w...
by Technician
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Main Seat Arona chat
Topic: Superchip Bluefin available
Replies: 12
Views: 2116

Re: Superchip Bluefin available

Although I'm not into it myself I do find it an interesting subject. Looking around online you find many businesses offering the service, some are mobile, they pop round do the job and away. Reminds me of those people who set up in supermarket car parks with a pop-up cover offering to fix the chip i...