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    Transformer arrives in Colchester

    Just joined having achieved a bucket list purchase of a "Stratos" which I need to bring back to life!

    first will be belt change then new ignition lock and fuel pressure check. Then hopefully get her going.

    any thoughts on the rather rare 285 40 15's. Would like some Pirellis but am guided to new Michelins TB15 at 295 40 15 - I have Comptmotive alloys which I do not want to change at the moment.

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    Slowly getting the beast back to life.

    Cambelt change, waterpump change, injectors stripped and rebuilt by local expert and tested (4 out of 6 fully gummed up to start with), service alternator as it requires the fuel tank out .....

    Now I need some help. The pic is of the rear bank of the 164 V6 3.0 12v. What does the chrome ball vavlve do. I assume it should either be a blanking plug or some sort of cooling system pipe????

    Any advice??
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    Re: Transformer arrives in Colchester

    Quote Originally Posted by Lancialulu View Post
    Slowly getting the beast back to life.

    Cambelt change, waterpump change, injectors stripped and rebuilt by local expert and tested (4 out of 6 fully gummed up to start with), service alternator as it requires the fuel tank out .....

    Now I need some help. The pic is of the rear bank of the 164 V6 3.0 12v. What does the chrome ball vavlve do. I assume it should either be a blanking plug or some sort of cooling system pipe????

    Any advice??
    There is normally a plug in that hole - it is the low point in the block for draining the coolant from that side of the block - there is another in a similar place on the other side..

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    Re: Transformer arrives in Colchester

    Thanks Neil.

    obvious really but thanks for pointing this out. I may just leave it as a handy way of draining as I expect to change the coolant a number of times as the engine clears its self of residues. Then I will antifreeze it.

    Tim

    ps any other Strato'ists in around Colchester Essex way?

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    Got the exhaust back from Zirotech.....
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    Re: Transformer arrives in Colchester

    "Shades" runs under her own steam and sounds the Busso business.

    However to start it I have to disconnect the AFM then it fire and runs very rich plugging the AFM back in calms things down but is running very lean till it gets some sort of temperature. Thereon it is fine a revs sweetly, popping and banging a bit from high overrun.

    It runs up to temperature (bleeding the system was a challenge but getting the last bit of air out of the top hose on the thermostat housing got things moving round). Oil pressure is good.

    Any thoughts on the AFM (type 0280202201). It came with the 12v 3l along with the harness and Motronic ECU (type 0261 200 117). The previous owner said when he had the car running some long time ago he had to unplug the AFM to get it to start so it has been a problem since the engine was installed.

    The AFM has a 5 wire plug. Does anyone have any info on this particular type of Bosch AFM? Are there any sensors it needs (I have not found out if it has for example a manifold air temperature sensor.....)
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    Re: Transformer arrives in Colchester

    Hi Tim,
    I have just got my Stratos through the IVA/Registration hurdles and I am now on the road! I have a slight set back and have to spend a couple of days playing with fibreglass but I will soon be running again. I am telling you this as I live near Ipswich and would be keen to visit.

    I'll PM you when I am back on the road and hopefully I can come and visit.

    Good luck getting your motor sorted, Paul

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    Re: Transformer arrives in Colchester

    Paul
    I sent you a PM!
    Tim

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    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.......

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    Re: Transformer arrives in Colchester

    One step forward, another back Tim!

    Spare ECU in the post today second class, should be there by the weekend.

    Guy

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