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by Deylan
Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Small talk with Hajo
Replies: 32
Views: 40116

Re: Small talk with Hajo

Welcome back Hajo :) I was worried you may be gone forever :lol: Perhaps that was the first ever Ecomatic meet in the world? :) I hope you all learnt from eachother and had a good time talking about the cars. I would have loved to have been there, but one problem would be that I can't speak German ;...
by Deylan
Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: PLEASE HELP ME
Replies: 11
Views: 8360

Re: PLEASE HELP ME

Hi Eglison, The video is good, this narrows down the problem very well :) OK, my first thoughts is that your gear display switch F208 is malfunctioning. Alternatively, it could be possible that your gear monitor switch F209 is at fault. The [k48] light is flashing because: The car does not know what...
by Deylan
Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: PLEASE HELP ME
Replies: 11
Views: 8360

Re: PLEASE HELP ME

Hi

That's a good idea, feel free to make the video as long as possible and get as much detail -- upload it to youtube if necessary :)

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by Deylan
Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: PLEASE HELP ME
Replies: 11
Views: 8360

Re: PLEASE HELP ME

Hi Eglison, OK, when you say "the car does not start". Is this because the engine has switched off. What if you try and pull away before the engine switches off? If you start up the vehicle, disable ecomatic mode , and try to pull off, does the car let you then? Could you answer my question about wa...
by Deylan
Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:32 pm
Forum: Engine/Ecomatic operation
Topic: Tow/push starting an Ecomatic
Replies: 0
Views: 2906

Tow/push starting an Ecomatic

An Ecomatic can be tow/push started. Prerequisites: -Battery has sufficient power to operate ECU, electric vacuum pump (to create vacuum), and the clutch final control element, as well as operate the glow plugs (if the engine is very cold). -Vacuum system OK. For example, it is possible the battery ...
by Deylan
Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:03 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: PLEASE HELP ME
Replies: 11
Views: 8360

Re: PLEASE HELP ME

Hi Eglison, This is very strange indeed. Do any of the warning lamps flash ( [k110] [k48] [k111] )? Could you be more specific by "the car does not move"? Can you engage a gear? What happens when you press the accelerator? It would be very difficult to make a diagnosis on such limited information, a...
by Deylan
Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: PLEASE HELP ME
Replies: 11
Views: 8360

Re: PLEASE HELP ME

Hi Eglison.

Do you think that this fault is related to the car being an ecomatic. Or, is it perhaps a general engine fault?

Could you be more specific "my car only run". Does the car not start up, or do other problems occur with it?

Do any ecomatic warning lamps flash? [k110] [k48] [k111] ?
by Deylan
Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:25 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Hey I'm new
Replies: 27
Views: 22622

Re: Hey I'm new

If all the 3 lights blink, then a fault has developed which is serious enough to stop the engine from switching off. This could be most likely a vacuum pressure fault, if the control unit thinks there is a vacuum leak, or looses vacuum data (i.e., the sensor is playing up), the engine will no longer...
by Deylan
Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:10 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Hey I'm new
Replies: 27
Views: 22622

Re: Hey I'm new

Excellent!

Yeah, it does not surprise me that it was the original, I bet the mechanics who have seen the car in the past for servicing don't even bother to have a look at these things... Shame, really.

According to original owner of my car mine had a flat battery from new :shock:
by Deylan
Sat Sep 04, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Hey I'm new
Replies: 27
Views: 22622

Re: Hey I'm new

Instrument cluster speedometer dial will not do it's funky "drop to 0" while the engine is starting? :D
by Deylan
Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Hey I'm new
Replies: 27
Views: 22622

Re: Hey I'm new

Has the battery arrived? :D
by Deylan
Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: Vacuum/Clutch System
Topic: Clutch final control element / Positioner / Servo motor
Replies: 1
Views: 4729

Re: Clutch final control element / Positioner

Pictures of it dismantled (many thanks to another ecomatic owner for these images)

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by Deylan
Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Hey I'm new
Replies: 27
Views: 22622

Re: Hey I'm new

That's excellent, I wish dealerships were that friendly here, none of the parts people at the dealer know what an ecomatic is :(

I wonder if they would give me a discount on a new clutch positioner? :D
by Deylan
Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Hey I'm new
Replies: 27
Views: 22622

Re: Hey I'm new

Yeah, just that the - and + is in the right order (the picture you sent is the correct way), as if they were reversed the clips may not reach. :) When I went to get my auxillary battery replaced (it was loosing charge, and the previous owner had given me the reciept :D) the battery man was fascinate...
by Deylan
Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:06 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Hey I'm new
Replies: 27
Views: 22622

Re: Hey I'm new

Yeah I am pretty sure that it should work. As long as the terminals are the right way round, and it's the correct dimensions, it should be fine. But I am not an electric expert ;)
by Deylan
Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Hey I'm new
Replies: 27
Views: 22622

Re: Hey I'm new

The blinking lights happen when any (fairly serious or serious) fault occurs. It could be -Vacuum pressure is lost too quickly (leak in the system, electric vacuum pump on too much, engine will no longer switch off) -Short circuits -Clutch positioner vent valve malfunctioning -Engine and gearbox spe...
by Deylan
Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Hey I'm new
Replies: 27
Views: 22622

Re: Hey I'm new

You think very wisely :) Yes, some ecomatics here have had their ecomatic removed, what a shame! VAG-COM is extremely important for an ecomatic, firstly, if you have your clutch changed, or adjust it, the clutch must be adapted (even if you haven't done any of this, if you run the adaption you may f...
by Deylan
Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Hey I'm new
Replies: 27
Views: 22622

Re: Hey I'm new

Hmm, I wouldn't rule out a low battery anyway regarding your no-start, it can cause odd things. VAG-COM would help loads diagnosing silly problems like this. I am fairly certain you could get a conversion done but I have no idea what the costs would be. It is good that you want to bring the car with...
by Deylan
Sat Jul 31, 2010 6:16 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Hey I'm new
Replies: 27
Views: 22622

Re: Hey I'm new

Sounds good to me :-) Both of my ecomatics had the "radio loosing problem" when I bought them - one of them had done this since brand new (I spoke to the original owner). Both these problems were caused by a dead auxillary battery, and they now work perfectly after replacing the auxillary battery. A...
by Deylan
Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Hey I'm new
Replies: 27
Views: 22622

Re: Hey I'm new

Do you drive it in Ecomatic mode all the time? Does it have any quirks? :)

Both mine do strange things from time to time :p
by Deylan
Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Hey I'm new
Replies: 27
Views: 22622

Re: Hey I'm new

Hi Jimmi,

Nice to have another owner onboard - your English is perfect ;)

I look forward to hearing more about your car. :)
by Deylan
Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Electric Power Steering Pump
Replies: 8
Views: 9519

Re: Electric Power Steering Pump

Hi Floyd, It is a shame that replacement parts cost so much, I am sure VW could do better on the prices if they tried. bet someone can service them, but finding who does it and the cost is another thing. If you don't mind, could you tell us a bit more about your ecomatic and its repair history? It w...
by Deylan
Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Electric Power Steering Pump
Replies: 8
Views: 9519

Re: Electric Power Steering Pump

Hi Floyd, Driven for 10 years! The forum applauds you :) Whereabouts in the UK are you? I am also with Zen internet 8-) Another owner also sent me an email asking the same question a few months back, unfortunately as far as we both know, the only place to get a replacement one is from the Volkswagen...
by Deylan
Sat May 08, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: New battery, new car
Replies: 2
Views: 3528

Re: New battery, new car

Hi Hajo, I hope everyone is good over there :) How is your ecomatic? My starting problem is cured now but I still have clutch jolting at times, I will try and diagnose at some point. I also need a new clutch as I think it is worn out, maybe I should start saving my pennies. Have you had a new clutch?
by Deylan
Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: New battery, new car
Replies: 2
Views: 3528

New battery, new car

Just put a brand new 95Ah battery (Genuine VW part 000 915 105 AH) in the Eco. Starter motor turns twice as fast (presumably the old one had a duff cell), it's like an ecomatic upgrade ;)
by Deylan
Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Confusion
Replies: 15
Views: 12477

Re: Confusion

One of my Ecomatics had a replacement cluster at some point too, hopefully with a working auxillary battery, it wont break so quickly... The cluster does recieve engine RPM signal too (cluster diagnostic programme 7) so I wonder how difficult it would be to connect a cluster with tachometer (I have ...
by Deylan
Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Confusion
Replies: 15
Views: 12477

Re: Hajo's Confusion

If he sends us a proof photo of his Ecomatic speedometer, we will accept him as a "cleaned Ecomatic". ;) LOL I bought a spare ecomatic instrument cluster on eBay the other week.... I am not telling the price ;) Speaking of which I'd love to connect an instrument cluster up with a tachometer for nov...
by Deylan
Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Confusion
Replies: 15
Views: 12477

Re: Confusion

The ecomatic does have a manual gearshift actually, which is what makes it quite strange. :) It's a strange feeling with the ecomatic, unlike an automatic which has a torque converter, it feels like a manual gearbox except someone else is trying to control the clutch depending what your right foot i...
by Deylan
Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Confusion
Replies: 15
Views: 12477

Re: Confusion

Haha, I don't dare wash the engine bay on mine.

I was just looking at your website and it seems ecomatics would be a perfect match for you ;)

Sorry about not activating your account sooner, I think your domain name was why I didn't initially activate it :lol:
by Deylan
Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Confusion
Replies: 15
Views: 12477

Re: Confusion

If you have a clutch pedal then your car will not have ecomatic functionality. It has probably been converted to a normal diesel golf :cry:

You would know if it was an ecomatic within minutes when the engine turns off :lol:
by Deylan
Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Confusion
Replies: 15
Views: 12477

Re: Confusion

Hi Gencha! In simple terms, the ecomatic does not have a clutch pedal, and will switch the engine on and off when you aren't pressing the accelerator. It is possible that your car was an ecomatic and was converted to a standard vehicle. Do you have an instrument cluster like this http://deylan.co.uk...
by Deylan
Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:39 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: "Rest hand on gearlever to stop engine switching off"
Replies: 4
Views: 5248

Re: "Rest hand on gearlever to stop engine switching off"

I wonder if this was intended but never made it in to the design.. probably engineers thought it was not needed. You are allowed 5 seconds from coming to a stop in 1st gear anyhow :) How often do you drive with ecomatic OFF? At the moment, I am driving with it off because the starter motor does not ...
by Deylan
Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Snow
Replies: 1
Views: 2357

Snow

digiswing copes well in the snow 8-)
by Deylan
Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:55 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: "Rest hand on gearlever to stop engine switching off"
Replies: 4
Views: 5248

"Rest hand on gearlever to stop engine switching off"

One for you hajo :D In a few magazine reviews for the ecomatic (probably with the prototype cars, or just writing what the engineers say it will do), some of them write that the car has such feature: if you put pressure on the gearlever (i.e., activating the gearlever switch), that the engine will n...
by Deylan
Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Starter relay
Replies: 4
Views: 5709

Starter relay

Hi Ecomatic owners (also known as Hajo :lol: )

Have you ever had to replace the starter relay?

I bought one a few months ago and they accidentally gave me two, it's almost like they knew I was going to buy another ecomatic! :D
by Deylan
Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Joke
Replies: 5
Views: 3982

Re: Joke

It is a bit of both, but that is not because your translation is bad, it is just because your language is so to the point it sounds even funnier in english. For example some of the things written in the Golf instruction manual. Be careful when adjusting the seat height! Careless and uncontrolled adj...
by Deylan
Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Joke
Replies: 5
Views: 3982

Re: Joke

Hajo you have a sense of humour without realising it: The Ecomatic is out nothing for drivers with “peeling out”or “burning rubbers”. But something for “older versed men” :-). I always think in the Ecomatic modus: „Why other cars have a running engine, if the engine isn't used?“. Drivers with “emerg...
by Deylan
Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Joke
Replies: 5
Views: 3982

Re: tabatha cit

I don't actually mind spam if it has a lame joke attached.
by Deylan
Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:53 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Ecomatic for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 2406

Re: Ecomatic for sale

It has gone from a good home to another :)
by Deylan
Sat Oct 10, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: 2.problem “the starter motor stops turning”
Replies: 8
Views: 4834

Re: 2.problem “the starter motor stops turning”

Update #3292 ;)

I have a feeling the main battery is causing this, with the cold weather the starter is sounding weak in the morning, there also is a large voltage drop and I think this is causing loss of power to the relay.

Will continue to investigate once I have a new battery!
by Deylan
Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:23 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: 2.problem “the starter motor stops turning”
Replies: 8
Views: 4834

Re: 2.problem “the starter motor stops turning”

Right, the car did this a fair bit this morning in two stages, once with the accelerator, the starter motor turned, stopped short, turned, stopped short, turned. Then with the ecomatic button, it turned, stopped short, and turned, whilst this was occuring, I switched off immediately and tried to sta...
by Deylan
Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:25 pm
Forum: Electrical System
Topic: 9Ah auxillary battery
Replies: 3
Views: 4950

Re: 9Ah auxillary battery

The genuine VW battery from the dealers costs £57 here. Err - no thanks! :lol:

I am charging mine at the moment:

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100Ah battery behind it :D
by Deylan
Sun Oct 04, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: Electrical System
Topic: 9Ah auxillary battery
Replies: 3
Views: 4950

Re: 9Ah auxillary battery

I am currently using as an OEM replacement: VARTA Funstart YB9L-A2 (Extended part number: 509 016 008)

Specifications: 12V 9Ah 80A
by Deylan
Sun Oct 04, 2009 2:23 pm
Forum: Vacuum/Clutch System
Topic: Clutch final control element / Positioner / Servo motor
Replies: 1
Views: 4729

Clutch final control element / Positioner / Servo motor

This is the whole unit responsible for clutch operation (opening/closing). It has the ability to completely regulate the position of the clutch according to the demands of the digiswing control unit, which are calculated from sensor input. As such, hill starts are no problem for the vehicle. It is b...
by Deylan
Sun Oct 04, 2009 2:00 pm
Forum: Engine/Ecomatic operation
Topic: Starter relay J53
Replies: 0
Views: 3606

Starter relay J53

This relay is supplied with power from the DIGISWING controller which activates the starter motor. This is what makes a ticking noise twice when the engine restarts. For fun, I replaced this switch, the relay does activate marginally (tenths of a second) faster compared to the old relay. Effects of ...
by Deylan
Sun Oct 04, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: Engine/Ecomatic operation
Topic: Fuel shut-off Valve N109
Replies: 0
Views: 2856

Fuel shut-off Valve N109

When the power flow to the fuel shut-off valve is interrupted, the fuel supply to the engine is interrupted and the engine stops.
by Deylan
Sun Oct 04, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: Engine/Ecomatic operation
Topic: Reinforced Starter Motor
Replies: 0
Views: 3100

Reinforced Starter Motor

The ecomatic is equipped with a stronger starter motor than the standard vehicle. The original part has now been supposedly superseded. It is highly recommended to fit the genuine starter motor. Original part number: 020 911 023 B (dropped on 29/02/1996)/ 020 911 023 P (dropped on 01/05/2004) Replac...
by Deylan
Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: 2.problem “the starter motor stops turning”
Replies: 8
Views: 4834

Re: 2.problem “the starter motor stops turning”

Hi Hajo,

I still haven't been able to borrow a laptop with sufficient battery life at the moment :lol: , so for the time being I am trying to reproduce the problem without VAGCOM :)
by Deylan
Sat Oct 03, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: 2.problem “the starter motor stops turning”
Replies: 8
Views: 4834

Re: 2.problem “the starter motor stops turning”

For the time being I am going to rule out the starter motor from this problem, I did some more testing today and had the car standing for a couple of minutes on a hill. I then took the handbrake off and the car started rolling down the hill, while this was happening, I selected reverse gear, the sta...
by Deylan
Sun Sep 27, 2009 8:23 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Small talk with Hajo
Replies: 32
Views: 40116

Re: Small talk with Hajo

Nice cars Hajo :) Can I ask - how do you find the ecomatic copes with traffic nowadays? I guess it wasn't built for todays traffic and impatience in mind. In the UK, the ecomatic is a bit restricted because if you do any coasting, you get people driving really close up behind you, because of their i...