Category Archives: Cars

Engine Control Unit Project

I am currently studying an MSc in Automotive Electronic Engineering, and am now beginning to work on my final project. The main goal of the project is to build an engine control unit. I’m now at the prototyping stage where I just want to get something working to that I can make sure that everything is possible. I’m hoping to eventually get to a stage where I use an in cylinder pressure transducer to infer the air to fuel ratio of the engine and use this instead of a lambda sensor as an input to my ECU to control my fuel injection. Continue reading

2004 Corsa C Wheel Hub Removal, wheel bearing, brake pads and disk renewal

Information given here describes working on the braking system of a car. This is only a rough guide, if you are not experienced with working on vehicles, I do not suggest starting on the brakes. If you crash and die – do not blame me.

This is a rough guide on working on some of the wheel hub parts on a 2004 1.2 L Vauxhall/Opel Corsa C. This may or may not apply to your vehicle, and should only be used as a guide. Additional  tools or steps may be required. I am not a mechanic, merely a hobbyist, and so any advice should be taken with a pinch of salt, as there may be better ways to do things. You follow this information at your own risk, if you cause any damage to your self or your car, do not blame me. If you are not confident in solving problems as they arise, or are not prepared to spend more money to fix things if they go wrong then get a professional mechanic to do the job. Continue reading