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  1. AndyPG

    Is it normal…

    Hi Grahame, Sorry for the late reply, been away for a couple of days. The RC injectors are known for occasionally throwing up ECU codes (presumably usually code 65) It's all down to how choosy your particular ECU is. The factory fitted injectors measure around 2.1 ohms. The ECU expects to see injector resistances of between 1.9 and 2.1 ohms. You have likely correctly measured your resistance and 2.6 ohms is high and well into the problem zone regarding compatibility with your ECU. Some people get away with it. I suspect your ECU is having none of it. So, questions; What prompted you to replace the original injectors? (suspect misfire?) Has the code 65 only started to appear soon after the RC injectors where fitted? (suspect yes) Where are your original injectors? Andy.
  2. AndyPG

    Is it normal…

    If it's on 3 cylinders and throwing a code 65, hopefully it's just a duff injector. Check the resistance of each unplugged injector. Should all be around 2.1 ohms. There's a chance it may actually be running on two cylinders though, in which case a faulty ECU becomes a possibility. Obviously you will need to check the injector circuit before final diagnosis. You can use the EMH section of the service notes for this. Andy.
  3. AndyPG

    Is it normal…

    Hi Grahame, Disconnect the battery then reconnect. That will clear the ECU of all codes. Andy.
  4. AndyPG

    Is it normal…

    Hi Grahame, Does the engine run? Andy.
  5. AndyPG

    Is it normal…

    Hi Grahame, All relatively easy to do without removal of the boot floor. Andy.
  6. Hi Viz, Hope you have sorted the problem, one way or another, but I'm pretty confident that the red grease was not the actual issue. Back in the days when seal kits didn't come with the little sachet and red stuff, we used to simply smear a little brake fluid on the seals during assembly. Nowadays, the sachet of assembly grease is usually provided and is widely known not to cause any issues. Even it the seal displacement/retraction effect is initially reduced, the natural run-out in the disk will ensure that no binding occurs while the grease displaces. Fingers crossed it's sorted either way. Andy.
  7. Hi All, Just had my 1990 Esprit Turbo SE in for it's MOT and the CO achieved, during the emissions test, was 1.2% at idle. At a fast idle of 2300rpm it was 0.68%. I was expecting it to me nearer the 3.5% limit, at idle, considering the usual rich running nature of these cars. Does anyone think this is a little lean? I'd be interested in CO data for other de-cat SE's . Andy.
  8. Perfect, thanks Steve. Wondered how it was done. Andy.
  9. Hi All, I'm servicing rear calipers on my '90 SE ready for it's upcoming MOT. They are the 45mm Bendix type with the aluminium cylinder body and cast iron pad holders. Is it possible to remove the aluminium part from the cast iron part? Andy.
  10. Hi Steve, Usually a leaking exhaust manifold gasket is visually evident with sooty marks and the like. Can you not hear a leak while running? usually quite noisy! I'm thinking you may be on the wrong scent here. Your hoover (in reverse) method is unusual but might work with rags stuffed in the throttle body inlets and spraying soapy water on the exhaust manifold. Doubt a hair dryer would be any good. What other "likely sources" for rich running have you checked? What leads you to think it is actually running rich? Andy.
  11. Hi Steve, I certainly wouldn't risk a 27 year old cat with a known over fueling issue. Would be a shame to kill it at this stage. Andy.
  12. Just check them all. Remove each relay and test the continuity through the two coil terminals. Wiggle the terminals about while testing to expose dry joints. Check the secondary injector circuit. Usual suspect is the ballast resistor. All relays and the ballast resistor are usually easy to repair. Andy.
  13. The 3000 figure was voluntary and a realistic expected mileage chosen by me. I'm sure that if I had told them 7000, the cost might only be a little more. Andy.
  14. Thanks for all your help Guys, I've now renewed the insurance on my Esprit 1990 SE for £139.00 with AIB. (Thanks Danny) (£25k agreed value, £300 excess, 3000miles per year, no breakdown cover) For your interest, here's the quotes I received; £139.00 AIB £144.00 Performance Direct £157.00 Peter Best Insurance £182.00 ClassicLine (Includes some breakdown cover) £235.00 Compare The Market website's best quote. Cheers, Andy.
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