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Ratty has a problem

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Re: Ratty has a problem

Postby old del boy » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:44 pm

752120 wrote:Well I fitted the new dizzy cap, started her up and still on five cylinders. Start pulling the leads again to find the guilty cylinder ..... Number two this time. Started fiddling with the injectors and there was a reaction. It seems that although I checked each electrical connection to the injectors, one and two were not in properly. Once corrected it ran on all six. The Rat rides again. :lol: :lol:
Thanks everyone for their help hopefully the coil was the problem and reliability will no longer be problematical.
Dave


Well i'll bet that's boosted your self confidence , i think you possibly had more than one problem and by checking everything you inadvertently corrected something without realising it , only takes a bad connection somewhere to make you think you have a bigger problem than you have , should run well now for some time :)

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Re: Ratty has a problem

Postby 752120 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:41 am

To be honest Derek I am a bit cross that I took so long to sort it out. Thirty odd years ago I worked for a national motor factor after having worked at MDC and Halfords. The first thing I used to advise with engine problems was change the points, condenser, rotor arm, cap and *COIL*. Why in the world did I forget to follow my own advice? Still hopefully it is done and running nicely. I might bring it with me to Wroxall and show off my "works van" :oops: :oops:

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Re: Ratty has a problem

Postby moglite » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:59 am

Well done.

At least you found it, I scrapped a car once because it wouldn't run right (Only a Talbot Samba back in the day)
I later found out it should have been fitted with a vented petrol cap - that would have fixed it.

Think of all your work as a big service, and you'll sleep well tonight :D

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Re: Ratty has a problem

Postby 752120 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:26 am

I scrapped my pre HE XJS because of a massive banging on the back end. As it was being winched up into the air I saw that it was the exhaust that was banging. Long story simplified but true non the less.

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Re: Ratty has a problem

Postby Lachy » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:46 am

Great to hear that the issue was fixed. I dread to think how many otherwise fine cars have been sold or scrapped because of difficult-to-trace faults like this.
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Re: Ratty has a problem

Postby NMV 1E » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:12 pm

It might be an "urban myth" but anyone remember the story about the two golf balls in a hubcap, in the boot of a certain car ? The garage concerned re-built the back end suspension wise and then the transmission ... Before they noticed ( :!: ) Another I remember and was "involved" with, was a "seized" engine on a Rover 25. We stripped it to a bare block albeit with the Alternator and multi-vee belt still fitted ..... It turned over a treat, once the Alternator was removed ......... :shock:
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Re: Ratty has a problem

Postby 752120 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:52 pm

I just hope I have found the problem and fixed it finally.

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Re: Ratty has a problem

Postby katar83 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:09 pm

Lucky you. You have a single coil to worry about and its a rather sturdy coil compared to later cars. I have six of them in my x300, they all are massive pain... and of course a new genuine coil cost ~£150+ each :evil:
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Re: Ratty has a problem

Postby 752120 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:54 pm

katar83 wrote:Lucky you. You have a single coil to worry about and its a rather sturdy coil compared to later cars. I have six of them in my x300, they all are massive pain... and of course a new genuine coil cost ~£150+ each :evil:

Wow Lucas....... Ouch. :shock:

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Re: Ratty has a problem

Postby NMV 1E » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:37 pm

Don't forget a 308 has another 2 ............... ;)
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