Col Minessota6 months ago

The aluminium-panelled body on a wood frame was fitted to a conventional steel chassis with rigid axles front and rear with semi-elliptic leaf springs with, for the first time on an AC, hydraulic dampers.[5] Until 1951 the car had a hybrid braking system, hydraulic at the front and cable at the rear with 12 in (305 mm) drums.

petHead5 months ago

ok - well thats more like it - because too - as I mentioned injectors , pump - turbos are also a problem on these - and that light will flash for that reason.. you need to find out exactly what fault codes were retrieved to progress properely with it - I take it these weren't Ford garages you used

Watergirl4 months ago

(He doesn't do the quotes by the way, there is a specialist team for this!).

Matchmaker14 months ago

No they weren't ford garages but I will ring immediately and see if they have the fault codes, back in a minute

Fireboy4 months ago

Im very pleased to have helped you - Feel free to re contact me using the reply button if you need to further on this subject - - Meanwhile - - Please click the Accept button for me now - Thank You ...

R2_Amazeballs4 months ago

A 2-door saloon car tested by The Motor magazine in 1948 had a top speed of 80 mph (130 km/h) and could accelerate from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 19.9 seconds. A fuel consumption of 23 miles per imperial gallon (12 L/100 km; 19 mpg-US) was recorded. The test car cost £1277 including taxes.[4]

MDG Ltd4 months ago

Please phone them on 0800 917 2274 or 01424 200477 and quote the club name and/or reference number (906 - VECTRA-C)

Mary4 months ago

If your car insurance is due within the next 30 days, please don't forget to give our club sponsors, Chris Knott Insurance, a call. They have just confirmed a record week in terms of the amount of business they have done through the forums so it's certainly worth a call. In 2008, the average recorded saving for their new customers was 15.5% off the BEST quote they'd had!

Pete_W4 months ago

ok - how does the engine run / sound etc?

Porker4 months ago

ok - is that from one garage or both?

Fireboy4 months ago

no problem - that is an essential / thats what you were paying for ;)

Pete_W4 months ago

( Please dont forget the Accept for me - Thank You )

Mary4 months ago

do you know what mileage that would be- how many miles ago..

Fionas_Boy4 months ago

hum ok -well the code you have points to Cyl 4 misfire --

R2_Amazeballs4 months ago

Been to two garages this morning and neither could find a definitive answer to what was wrong, first said lamber sensor (not sure of spelling) second said glow plugs - not sure what to do

Porker4 months ago

don't know number but first garage mentioned turbo sensor

MDG Ltd4 months ago

Well .. you could but there are no fault codes for them - rather , the fault codes are for the other things as above..so you could renew them if you wanted - but its not related here to what you have -

MDG Ltd4 months ago

No problem at all - Im sure you will get it sorted as above - common on these models !

petHead4 months ago

goes well but is a bit noisy, serviced every six months

MDG Ltd4 months ago

Ok - can you check with the other too..

MechExp4 months ago

The AC 2-Litre is an automobile that was produced by AC of Thames Ditton in Surrey, England between 1947 and 1956. Two and, from 1952,[3] four-door saloons were sold. In addition, as from 1949, a small number of drophead coupés and "Buckland" tourers were produced.

Corrie19994 months ago

The car changed very little during its ten-year production run, though the wheel size did increase slightly to 16 in (406 mm) in 1951. The AC 2-litre was outlived by its engine, which continued to be offered in other AC models until 1963.

R2_Amazeballs4 months ago

Many thanks for your help I will let you know how I get on.

Bri19874 months ago

If it hasn't been specifc , then its not been done properley and I would suggest you try elsewhere / have it redone before doing the glow plugs.

Pete_W4 months ago

The car's wetliner, aluminium cylinder block, six-cylinder 1991 cc engine was the unit first offered by the company in the AC 16, back in 1922. However, by 1947 the engine was fed by three SU carburettors, and boasted a power output of 74 bhp (55.2 kW),[4] increased again in 1951 to 85 bhp (63.4 kW) which was more than twice the 35 bhp (26.1 kW) claimed for engine's original commercial application.

R2_Amazeballs4 months ago

The cheapest / most obvious way forward on this one given all the info you have provided, is the injectors..and then go from there if necessery

MechExp4 months ago

It would be correct to change the glow plugs if the diagnostic revealed them as faulty.. but the flashing light does not automatically mean you have faulty glow plugs - it can mean faulty inector /s .. faulty fuel pump - and different things.. the fault diagnostic test should have said definitively what was / is wrong.

MDG Ltd4 months ago

ok- in that case that rules a few things out... when were the injectors last calibrated?

MechExp4 months ago

wow - that many miles in a year! well, these tdci injectors generally need re calibration every 80k or so - so, there is very good chance given the codes that that is whats needed.... The other code is for the turbo actuator.. this on these can be renewed without renwing the turbo - Given the mileage though - I would suggest have the injectors calibrated first..and then move on to that if its no better. It will be one or the other with those codes.

Matchmaker13 months ago
This problem has been solved

- see solution here