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Air conditioner stuck?

pimgmx
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Re: Air conditioner stuck?

Postby pimgmx » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:03 am

Ramses100 wrote:So maybe some clever person decided to do the same?

Not too clever then, since the layout of the 6.0's fuel lines is fundamentally different from the 5.3's and wouldn't benefit from this 'modification'
The 5.3 engine indeed features an A/C-driven fuel cooler to prevent vapour lock.
Clearly distinguishable in the engine bay of my XJ-S: it's the component between the LH air filter box and the LH intake manifold.

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My best bet is that the botch was applied to circumvent a faulty climate control ECU, but your guess is as good as mine. ;)
Our local heatwave is to test this assumption: disconnect the signal wire from the oxygen relay and see what happens...

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Re: Air conditioner stuck?

Postby Ramses100 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:43 pm

Well, I did exactly that. And surprise, surprise, everything now works perfectly.

Strange custom botch job, but it is now undone. Took a while to find. When inspecting whether the wiring was connected correctly I came across it. See picture :mrgreen:

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Re: Air conditioner stuck?

Postby pimgmx » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:42 pm

Congrats, Ramses!

A DIY electronics repair on a V12: braver men would have walked away from that challenge... :lol:

And what a result: a botch undone at zero cost, that's worth a celebratory beverage or two! ;)

the daily: 01 S8 http://bit.ly/2kIwP4m
the tractor: 77 LaRo LW https://bit.ly/2Hr9n6y
the eyecatcher: 93 Insignia http://bit.ly/1iGrmsU
the GT: 89 XJS http://bit.ly/1WQGpC5
the project: 95 X306 http://bit.ly/1cW11DN
the pocket rocket: 97 Z3 http://bit.ly/12IfE7B
the ex: 93 3.2 http://bit.ly/14GTNrq


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