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Problem after problem after...
« on: 15 November 2019, 07:58:46 »

Without boring the bits off you all, suffice it to say my car's been in bits more than assembled over the last few weeks, and Miss DBG needs it for work 'tomorrow' each time, so pressure's always on to make sure she's running.

Fuel pump, sparks, oil n filters, done recently. Brand new DIS pack (last night) HTs with 4 years on them, always runs on Tesco Ultimatum and currently has a bottle of redex in the tank.

Slow to start today, and has started to get a bit slower recently. Fast turnover, good starter/alternator, but exactly the same as the other week when the fuel lines were purged. So I'm diagnosing FPR non-return valve is getting tired. Everyone concur? Just before I source another car part wanted everyone's opinions.  :y
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Re: Problem after problem after...
« Reply #1 on: 15 November 2019, 11:05:19 »

You need to measure the fuel pressure before going any further. Apply vacuum to the regulator and see if the pressure changes. Regulators are pretty reliable parts(it's just a spring), so the problem is probably something else
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Re: Problem after problem after...
« Reply #2 on: 15 November 2019, 11:39:20 »

Run through KWs starting/charging guide and report back...

It's that time of year when batteries start to fall over ;)
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« Reply #3 on: 15 November 2019, 12:21:03 »

Wlll do chaps, ta.

Miss DBG has the car today, so will have a look this evening. I'd say the charging system is spot on, but I'll of course do the 'wood' test to rule things out.

Don't have a gauge to test pressure on, Vxl V6 isn't too far from me, I might ask if he's got one to borrow for shekels...
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« Reply #4 on: 15 November 2019, 12:29:17 »

Missing under load might be fuel related, but my money is on the electrickery  ;)
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« Reply #5 on: 15 November 2019, 12:43:22 »

Ah, the missing is cured, now like I say, DIS pack changed, relocated, it was the usual soggyfoam issue. (was sealed, but was 'damp' outside and that was only a day or so before the heavy rain, this softened the silicone which hadn't cured fully)

Like I say, she runs spot on, but after reassembling from doing the DIS pack and being sat overnight she turned over for maybe 5 seconds before firing. Used to be a couple of turns of the starter only, then over the last few months noticed a little longer, now 5 seconds ish. I thought it was related to the fuel pump, but this morning confirms it's not that.

Suppose the filter may be a bit clogged, it's only been on maybe 2 years maybe less, though.
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« Reply #6 on: 15 November 2019, 12:56:57 »

I stand by my suggestion  ;)
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« Reply #7 on: 15 November 2019, 13:06:10 »



Don't have a gauge to test pressure on, Vxl V6 isn't too far from me, I might ask if he's got one to borrow for shekels...


might as well spend  20 shekels on your own.
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« Reply #8 on: 15 November 2019, 13:08:00 »

I stand by my suggestion  ;)


yes, most fuel problems are electrical. Even especially when a carburettor is fitted.
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« Reply #9 on: 15 November 2019, 13:39:02 »

I stand by my suggestion  ;)


yes, most fuel problems are electrical. Even especially when a carburettor is fitted.
Solex autochoke anyone?  ;D
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« Reply #10 on: 15 November 2019, 14:32:11 »



Don't have a gauge to test pressure on, Vxl V6 isn't too far from me, I might ask if he's got one to borrow for shekels...


might as well spend  20 shekels on your own.

Twenty?! It's only worth ten!
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Re: Problem after problem after...
« Reply #11 on: 15 November 2019, 18:35:14 »



Don't have a gauge to test pressure on, Vxl V6 isn't too far from me, I might ask if he's got one to borrow for shekels...


might as well spend  20 shekels on your own.

Twenty?! It's only worth ten!
free gourd included though  :y
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« Reply #12 on: 15 November 2019, 18:45:18 »

 :y

8, plus the free gourd, or strike me dead!  :)
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« Reply #13 on: 15 November 2019, 19:04:02 »

:y

8, plus the free gourd, or strike me dead!  :)
it's worth 10
oh well..... one born every minute  ::)
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« Reply #14 on: 15 November 2019, 19:31:18 »

:y

8, plus the free gourd, or strike me dead!  :)
it's worth 10
oh well..... one born every minute  ::)

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Right, voltage results are:

after 2 hrs sat   .   .   .   12.53      (12.5-12.8 ideal)
sat with load   .   .   .   11.99      (12+ ideal)
voltage during cranking      no result - was on my own!
idle with no load   .   .   14.36      (14-14.5 ideal)
2k rpm with no load   .   .   14.36      (14-14.5 ideal)
idle with load      .   .   13.97      (13-14.5)
2k rpm with load   .   .   13.95      (13.5-14.5 ideal)



So what do we say to that? Not perfection, but not terrible figures, either? Are we happy to say the battery's on its way out, that explains it then fair enough, something to be aware of? Or look elsewhere as they're 'ok'?  :)



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