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Old 19-01-2010, 04:36 PM   #91
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IT RUNS !!!

And keeps on running. Problem was that the ECU did not recognize that the engine was running and shut down the ignition. In the electrical schedule we used we could not figure out what supposedly should give that feedback to the ECU.

On a schedule we found on Internet we traced back a wire that runs from the ignition through the dash back to the ECU. Because I do not use the Suzuki dash the wire was missing. With the wire attached the engine starts and keeps on running

We only ran the engine for about a minute because the cooling systeem is not completed yet. Will do that tomorrow together with attaching and sealing the exhaust properly. Also will tape the wiring so that it is more neat and better protected.

The driveshafts I ordered are also almost ready (thanks to Speedy) and then we can go for a testdrive. We are almost there

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Old 19-01-2010, 04:52 PM   #92
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gefeliciteerd!!!!
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Old 19-01-2010, 05:58 PM   #93
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or Congratulations if anyone else was wondering!
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Old 19-01-2010, 06:25 PM   #94
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very good!! you know dutch?
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Old 19-01-2010, 10:16 PM   #95
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Good job, Very Good job!

Hope you get the shafts this week!
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Old 21-01-2010, 06:42 PM   #96
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Yesterday put water in the cooling system to see if there were any leaks. No apparent leaks at first on the outside but I had a swimming pool on the inside, the heater matrix was leaking. I have several heaters laying around and found a full plastic type that is much lighter than the common metal type so that will go in now . Not that I need a heater really but for Dutch MOT that is obligatory (the fan inside in fact).

Also started taping the loom under the bonnet. Cut up the original fusebox (the one under the bonnet) to hold the main relais and the fuelpomprelais with its fuse and put it on what is left of the lefthand inner wing.

All looks much more tidy now. The right hand side of the loom still has to be taped but the wiring towards the front still has to be finished on that side.

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Old 21-01-2010, 06:59 PM   #97
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We want pics Dennis! And a Little movie how the engine runs!!
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Old 21-01-2010, 07:12 PM   #98
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Just say what pics you want to see . For the movie I will borrow the camera of my girlfriend, that one has sound on it, mine not.

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then we want pics of her to..... and a movie....
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Old 24-01-2010, 09:12 AM   #100
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Seats and seatbelts are in, steering column is renewed (splines had gone on the old one). Last wiring will be done on wednesday and then it is only waiting for the driveshafts and do some basic alignment of the wheels (camber and toe in/out).

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Old 27-01-2010, 06:59 PM   #101
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Worked again on the Mini, but it aint going as I want it. The engine runs well on idle, but does not respond to the throttle. When you push it the engine almost stalls. Fuel pressure is good, MAF sensor is ok, ECU is ok, got a very good spark, the only thing I can think of now is the TPS. Will change that one tomorrow but when that is not the problem I am out of ideas .

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Old 27-01-2010, 07:53 PM   #102
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Sounds like possibly an air leak. Try spraying starting fluid at the manifold gasket surface and all vacuum lines etc.. If the rpm picks up, you will have found the problem
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Old 29-01-2010, 05:21 PM   #103
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We finally found the real cause off all the electric problems. At first the engine just idled but did not response on the throttle, later on the car did not start at all anymore.

Today an expert in car electrics walked into the workshop and I took the opportunity to tell him about the problems we had. His first idea was that the power dropped to much on the ECU. The ECU needs at least about 10V to work properly. After measuring we had a much bigger drop in voltage causing malfunction of the ECU.

We started to rewire some of the powerfeeds in the car and the problem was solved. We just used the wrong pick up points. Also the non responsive throttle is solved now. Engine responds now very well on throttle.

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Old 02-02-2010, 04:36 PM   #104
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All of the wiring is now sorted out. All the lights are working again. One of the loose fuses had a broken wire and the fusebox itself was rotten so I replaced it. After that I shortened, re-routed en reconnected a lot of wires and taped them in place. I did not tape the whole loom yet because I first want to see if all works properly after driving it for a while.

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Not much pictures in this stage because in fact you dont see much difference although a lot of work has been done.
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Have you heard something of the Shaftmaker?
We want a movie Dennis!
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