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    MARTELLY Bernard
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  1. Hi everyone! I'm keen to fix the bonnet light on my S1 Eclat. But there's no voltage at the lamp : cables are cut somewhere under the insolution foam. I found the information below on this old thread. I would like to better understand the path of these cables from the bonnet to the "loom"; Would anyone be able to share a picture? Thank you! Bernard
  2. Hi everyone, The boot of my S1 eclat tends to opens on its own..the lock itself seems OK, but the "hook" ("catch"? Sorry not sure what is the correct word) is worn - I suspect it is the main culprit. But I can't find this part on either RDent or Sjsportscars, so I'm wondering if it is original... Any idea? Picture to illustrate below And yes, I'll have to change the seal as well Thanks a lot! Bernard
  3. Thanks! You're right, good images on Google. Looks like my alternator currently sits where the compressor is supposed to go! The car originally had just a heater. No aircon, so no bracket. And then to work with the electric compressor, a larger alternator has been fitted, so that would possibly have to be changed as well. Mmm... Not feeling overly confident with this.. I'll send the engine pic to my mechanic to see if he feels inspired Thanks again
  4. Hi everyone, I'm still considering if I can fit a regular sanden compressor in the car, but struggle to understand how to fit it in the engine bay. Would one of you have pictures of the air con compressor and the belt setup? I haven't been very successful with my searches on Google... Thank you! Bernard
  5. Thank you! Will they be wet all the way till the end of the trumpet? Or where the butterfly valve is?
  6. Thank you both! I'll try to block the hole for the time being. I know it's supposed to go to the tube, but not that easy to reconnect properly. Thanks!
  7. Hi everyone, I had a look at the hole in my airbox (circle in red on the picture below). Is it important to plug it? Is duct tape an option or is it a bad idea? I wonder how much suction there is and if it would likely unstick it...? Thank you! Bernard Hi
  8. Thanks again for all the comments and hints! 1 - good for the hissing noise being normal. One less thing to worry about... 2 - the spring is there. When I action the cable by hand it goes back in position well 3- sticking throttle cable : I'll have a look this weekend when I face the problem again., but again, actioning the lever manually seems to work fine. I just had a look at the engine bay for potential vacuum leaks. I found other problems - the cam housing Gasket is damaged. Don't know how I missed that earlier. - the crank case Breather hose is not
  9. Thank you both, it gives me a few points to check. There's no throttle jack, and I believe the throttle closes properly, but I'll have to double check. Can't hear any "popping noise", so I'll leave the lean mix option aside for now. The air leak is a fair possibility! I'll spend some time looking at pipes over the weekend. Possible related, When I try to use the choke, there is a noticeable hissing sound, not sure if it is normal or if it is also caused by a vacuum leak? It's my first carburated car in over 20 years, and I have to admit I don't remember if this noise is
  10. Hi everyone! When my engine has warmed up, it has a nice Idle speed (around 900 RPM). However, after a while, if I press lightly on the gas pedal while in neutral, I bring the RPM to 2000, but... it stays there even after release the pedal... Never goes down. Same symptom when I shift from 1st to 2nd: rpm don't drop before I engage 2nd gear. And third similar scenario: if I slow down, gear is engaged, RPM drop along with the declaration, but as I press on the clutch upon full stop, they (sometimes) go back up to around 1800-2000... Would you know what can cause thi
  11. Hi everyone! Managed to clean up the handle, and attach it back to the door prior to putting the door card, thanks to your advice. All good Now, I'm not sure I have the courage to do the second one... Cheers, Bernard
  12. Good point, noted. I'll try a few options, see what works best
  13. I'll give it a shot when I put them back. Again, I was unable to remove the card without removing the handle, but now that I understand how it's put together, maybe I'll be more successful What kind of spacer are you referring to? Thanks for the link. It's cheap, I'll probably order them to see if it fits. Bernard
  14. Ah, thanks a lot Mike and Angus! My car doesn't have the "trim" that fits around the handle : The car was re-upholstered at one point, and the way they folded the leather around the hole for the handle makes for a smaller enclosure...there's not enough space left to pass the handle through that hole. As a result, the handle can't be screwed to the door (and tapping plate) before putting back the door card I'll probably try to hold the plate in place with some duct tape... Thanks!
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