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  1. some more info
  2. The above table is actually the base DutyCycle table (without corrections) for the PWM operated boost solenoid. There is another table in de ECU which defines the maximum allowable boost/MAP which is only dependant on the engine RPM. For my SE this is 186 kPa (absolute) until 5600 RPM, above 5600 RPM it is 182.9 kPa absolute. This table in conjunction with the actual MAP is used to "calculate" DutyCycle correction values which are applied to the base Boost DC table (these values are also stored in the ECU memory). Some more corrections are added/subtracted on the Boost DC. (baro, Knock, Overboost).
  3. Was it a straight swap? Original springs or...............?
  4. with the right conversions they should be (almost due to tolerances etc) the same. The freescan values you posted look correct, ie no problem with the sensors. You can double check with the espritmon software, it will give you the right (correct conversions) values.
  5. Use espritmon. The conversions in freescan for baro and map are wrong.
  6. Niks mis met de uitspraak. 😁 I like your description.
  7. My SE passed it's APK (MOT) inspection today after being of the road for a very looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong time.
  8. In the end I "closed" the problem. The small ridge on the outer cirumfence of the thermostat sits a bit higher than the flange of the waterpump. The gasket material I used after making a template in my PCB software is made by Elring. I used ther Abil N gasket material with a thickness of 1 mm. The compressibilty of this material is bit higher than standard thin material. As for the template I used the following dimensions of the holes / distances: Mounting Holes Dia: 8.5 mm Thermostat Hole Dia: 52 mm Hole Center to center distance: 36.5 mm (all three holes are inline) The thermostat hole ended up about 0.5 mm smaller when I made the gasket. I didn't have a bigger piece of brass round stock which I used to cut along with a sharp knife.
  9. The "learning" of the ECU willl not be affected if you hook up the ALDL inteface with Freescan/Espritmon for monitoring. Just don't reset anything with the software (BLM/Error Codes/Idle Air Controller). Freescan or Espritmon are great tools for showing what is going on in the ECU / Car.
  10. Thanks Derek, I guess my problem is the small ridge on the outer cirumfence of the thermostat, this needs to be compensated for by the gasket, a thicker gasket sounds much better.
  11. The thermostat housing of my SE keeps leaking between the flanges where the gasket is. Made new gaskets several times but no luck, even used Permatex® Aviation Form-A-Gasket® No. 3 Sealant as a gasket dressing but no luck. So my guess my gasket material (Frenzelit novapress Multi II, 0.5 mm thick) is not the right one. The flanges of the waterpump and the elbow are straight, the thermostat is a new Lotus one Any tips / trics for "closing" this problem are welcome. Maybe some suggestions of what kind of gasket material to use.
  12. I once had the same problem. The latching mechanism was resting on the Striker Plate when the door was closed. This was caused by a sagging door (just a bit). Realignment of the door and adjusting the striker plate solved the problem. DON'T remove the 2 bolts (only loosen) of the Striker Plate at same time, otherwise you are out for an almost impossible fishing expedition of the Tapping plate which falls between the firewall/bulhead and a fueltank.
  13. use the rim (size) for the measurements and the calculations, and not the tires.
  14. What paint did you use for the inside wheelarches?
  15. About the acid remark above is to prevent possible corrosion effects on the aluminium etc. The proper bathroom sealants are acid free.
  16. Sikaflex 291i is good stuff. (polyurethane based). As a side note I would be carefull with using silicone as they can contain acetic acid (not all of them).
  17. For me it is the other way around, tried MIG once (a long time ago) and never got the hang of it. Bought a JASIC tig welder AC/DC 2 years ago. It is a good welder (me not, need more practice), the only thing which was not to my liking was the supplied torch, replaced it by a CK which is way better.
  18. Frequency measuring should be done 30 BTDC with the timing dots on the inlet and exhaust cam pulleys pointing to each other, but not aligned. The chargecooler pump impeller will be damaged if you turn the engine backwards. Even if you turn the engine a little bit backwards (tempting to do when you overshoot the 30BTDC mark) will alter the tension of the belt between the pulleys and screwing up your measurements. See the attached sheet from Lotus. (substitute Clavis Gauge for Phone app, Tuneit! etc). sn_ef_p18a.pdf
  19. The QDM's switch the outputs to ground when activated. Search for a TPIC2404 datasheet.
  20. If I'm right the pin for the rad fan relay is A9 and not A19.
  21. Gap fill is the abibility of the sealant to fill gaps when the two mating surfaces are not perfect. For instance if there is a scratch on one of them. When bolting down the camcarriers with the head on the workbench the head will distort (differently than when the head is on the engineblock) causing the clearances to alter when putting everything back on the engineblock.
  22. G (Geber) - connection to the pressure gauge. WK (Warnkontakt) - connection for the pressure switch the housing is the common ground connection for the unit, so don't use teflon tape when fitting.
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