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    Re: Transformer arrives in Colchester

    Cheers Guy!

    will we see you at NEC?

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    Re: Transformer arrives in Colchester

    Not this year Tim!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lancialulu View Post
    I think I have narrowed down the reason not starting when cold.

    After thinking about it and opening the lid on the AFM no fault found and air temp sensor worked to spec with a hairdryer and multimeter. Car starts with it unplugged as it demands maximum richness on open circuit.

    So round the other side and looked at the coolant sensor which I had read is what is used by the M4.1 to decide injector on duration (richening of mix). The sensor was reading as per spec but when I examined the connector the black earth wire had been sheared in two places near the connector. Ah ha found it, so soldered in a new wire and jumped to start the car. No joy. out with the multimeter and it looks like the signal wire is open circuit somewhere as infinite ohms with the ignition on. A job for another day.......
    after a lot of tracing I found the coolant temperature sensor wire open circuit just 5cm from the engine connector. You would not know as the brown pvc insulation was intact. This break was a similar distance as the sheared earth line reported above.

    Anyway with everything back together I turned the ignition key and "Shades" fired into life! Yippee....and instant throttle response.

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    Re: Transformer arrives in Colchester

    Great news Tim! Back on the road soon?

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    Re: Transformer arrives in Colchester

    Nicely detected! Not easy to find that kind of problem.

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    Re: Transformer arrives in Colchester

    Thanks John. Found some stuff about Motronic 4.1 on the web and it pointed straight there. Does SEC have an online resource for this sort of stuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lancialulu View Post
    Thanks John. Found some stuff about Motronic 4.1 on the web and it pointed straight there. Does SEC have an online resource for this sort of stuff?
    NO but I'm happy to make a Tech resource section...

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    Of course nearly there with the rebuild of the interior (double bulkhead hiding all the ecu and related relays .... Needed to be fitted so the carpeting and seats could go in), and then found it would not start urgghh. Anyway seemed the fuel pump had given up (found on taking to pieces that it had eaten some of the collaspsed rubber supply pipe which I had already changed - warning to everyone with 20 year old cars these pipes do not last) so ordered a pattern part off ebay, and guess what it is wired in opposite to the Bosch.... Sorted so car starts and water circulates (after bleeding the top hose - for some reason the thermostat bleed does not get enough of the air out of the hose as it runs down the bulkhead). I also finesed the gear change which before was very stiff but now is slick. All electrics work and I have the new tyres to fit once I have polished up the alloy rims. Then an Mot when there is a weather window.

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    Re: Transformer arrives in Colchester

    MOT and no advisories so "Shades" now legal!!

    Loving the drive of her and getting used to Transit size holes to leave while going down the road!!!

    Proprietorial gratuitous photo of vhb (very happy bunny).
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    Re: Transformer arrives in Colchester

    Quote Originally Posted by lancialulu View Post
    mot and no advisories so "shades" now legal!!

    Loving the drive of her and getting used to transit size holes to leave while going down the road!!!

    Proprietorial gratuitous photo of vhb (very happy bunny).
    excellent.... Well done !!.......... Will you be keeping it tucked up when salt appears on the roads ?

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