One of those moments of a designer justifying their job by designing a random part haha
Getting so close to MOT now. Wanted to start it up and run up for a bit Saturday before leaving work, typically didn't want to start. Think was looking too deep following the wiring I'd sorted, but a few minutes before finishing we think may have found actually out of fuel
We have insurance.
We have MOT.
We have tax.
Had it running for a bit today aswell to try and find any leaks before it's first road test.
Typically oil leak, think was coming from crankshaft sensor. Hopefully hit if sealant has sorted it
Other than that it's pretty much ready to go! Tapatalk Cloud - Downlaoad File petal_20220113_225347.mp4
Will get round to that
It last saw the road May 2008.
That was until this morning was only briefly 200yds up the road.
Drove quite nicely!! But it's still seems unhappy at idle and engine management light now on checked with Delphi and no codes in engine, but codes for fuel level sensor (has dropped massively overnight, may have to redo a previous repair where extended wiring) and exterior temp sensor. But wouldn't think would bring engine light on.
Day off tomorrow so try and get oil leak sorted and try opcom to see if that pulls any codes.
Well spent morning off at work on the beast.
"reshaped" passenger rear arch so doesn't hit the coilover. And thats about where the success finished
Thought the oil leak was from sump so removed and resealed.
Attempted fitting different front disc that might work with brembos, didn't work
Managed to get opcom working and could see codes that work laptop didn't. Various codes so cleared.
Started it up.
Engine warning light on and oil leak on floor
Codes back are 0130 and 0135, O2 sensor and O2 sensor heater.
I'd checked the fuses when had brake light issue so think they OK.
Only stupid idea in my head is that I've somehow got the plug on the wrong way round, which is why fault with both circuits on connector, but thats a guess at the minute.
And oil leak looks like coming from my home made blanking plate
Have come so far to get to this point and now it's just pissing me off lol
Oh, forgot to mention that heard and air sucking, and found that sounds like sucking air in around injector number 4. Just another thing to add to the list
Found out the lambda sensor id fitted was wrong one, so correct one fitted today and engine warning light is now off! But still not quite running right.
Disconnected MAF as a random shot. Didn't really improve so don't really think that's causing it.
Had a thought about it and decided I've got to go back to basics.
It's never really run right so start from the beginning. Check the timing.
Haven't checked the bottom timing mark, but aligning the cam pulleys I'm thinking that they are looking lower than they should and they notches need to go higher.
Hopefully though this means finally got to the bottom of not running right. Have got everything crossed!!
The timing marks dont look too far out, no further 'off' than mine looked but you never know. For the oil blanking plate you may need to 'polish' it using finer grades of wet and dry on a flat surface so it requires the bare minimum of sealant.
It looks like they only need to go up half a tooth, so an extra one tooth between them on the belt, but need to see where the crank is and hopefully will give me a better picture. I'm sure it was a pain when was timing it up when built the engine up but will just have to see.
Think will try remaking the blanking plate anyway and make it a bit neater, take my time and hopefully will help it seal better.
Redid the timing today. Turns out I'd managed to get the crank spot on
Actually ended up turning both pulleys round a tooth and timing marks look better to me now.
Ran it up. Still not completely happy though, mainly at idle.
Still Injector seal to sort, and found I'd not applied any sealant to the blanking plate over the EGR holes on the black, so sucking in air there as well
Finally a little win, it idles perfectly now! Well, once its finished cold start
Cold start really isn't happy as revs keep dropping till nearly stalls, revs up to 3000, pops and then slowly comes down again.
Think may have to find someone to tune cold start, otherwise may have to find new neighbours
Haven't had it running long enough to check to make sure the oil leak is gone though, but initially looks OK