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    Steve Harris
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  1. Thanks for replies,I had seen the gizmo on eBay ,glad to know it’s a good fit ,as that’s why I didn’t just buy it in the first place. I am currently running Redex Advanced in the fuel to try to clean the complete system and will then clean the injectors separately. I used an auto stethoscope yesterday to listen to the easy to get at front 2 primary injectors and the rear secondary injector to see if I could hear their solenoids firing.They all sounded if they were.Surely the secondary doesn’t fire at idle.Could the sound be travelling from the tappet and this method not work.
  2. Hi all, I am using a syringe etc. to make a gizmo to blow cleaning fluid through the injectors. I want to make it before I take them off my esprit S4. I need to know the diameter of the rubber ring when fitted to the injectors, top and bottom, primary and secondary .Hope they are one size. I need it to be a tight fit in the open end of the syringe or source another rubber ring.Thanks for any help.
  3. Hi Luke, have you successfully used the canister and separate solenoid? I have seen on YouTube how the canister filters fail, has anyone managed a repair ?
  4. Hi all, can anyone tell me how to remove the arm from the wiper ball without breaking anything. It’s rusty and I don’t think I can use much force.
  5. Hi all, got wiper blade from SJ. It wouldn’t stay fixed in arm.Enlarged pin channel by about 1.5mm(to match the old wiper pin) to accept the fixing “tab”.Still not firmly fixed to arm. I think there is too much play from wear in mechanism that holds the “tab” etc. I want to investigate this and refurbish the pivot plate etc. My question. Can l remove the 2 screws that hold the pivot plate without the bits they go into moving or falling so putting the plate back will not be a problem. parts diagram. 17.21a. 25,27,28,29. Thanks for any help.
  6. Hi all, Section ML sheet 4 ,what does the sec inj resistor do? It has ow in to 6 and ou out from 4 to sec.injs. on to ecm. I can see it on no other wiring diagrams.What do the pins 1,2,3,5,7,8,9 do?
  7. Hi all, how do you send a personal email?
  8. Hi Bibs, I have downloaded espritmon onto my old laptop which uses windows vista (and runs Freescan ) I t is showing the icon but I can only view the contents, loads of zeros and ones and the words of the instruction manual ,which I don’t understand. I t took a while for me to set Freescan to work from comm 4 and I have yet to use it to log data when driving.Do I have to do something similar with espritmon? I would be very grateful if anyone would list the steps to get espritmon running.
  9. Hi all, have any of you got a good technique for removing the primary and secondary injector electrical connectors .lv not touched them in 25years.Not yet removed chargecooler, but sprayed connectors with wd40 and tried to push the easily accessible lugs in but got nowhere with a fair bit of force. Can you lever up the edge to get it over the lug? Can you get it over one lug and twist it free of the other inaccessible lug? Am I likely to break something ? Thanks for any help.
  10. AHi all, trouble code freescan screen shows: 26 quad driver circuits 26 tip- some relay (probably)or secondary injector is open circuit 26 B a/c clutch. Egr(n/a).check eng.light. Fan,Wastgate or canister relay. After switching off engine, ignition still on, then 26 A coolant or rpm relay. Secondary injectors. Shows. According to EMH 4 page52 this should be 26 B appearing. I know it has been suggested that list A and list B are switched using Tech 1 and freescan. Is this an example of this? EMH4 page 52 in brackets: so using Freescan screen as above gives 26 B: a/c clutch (a/c control relay B) __Not A check engine light(A) Fan( relay A) Wastegate (A) Canister (A) when freescan 26A coolant(engine overheat relay B) Rpm(B) Secondary injectors (B). Page 52 shows Solenoid relay(throttle jack) as B . I think this includes EBPV.These are not shown on freescan. A few years ago I removed the TJ and EBPV and their solenoids and a/c packed up before that and it gave no codes. Comments please.
  11. Hi Alastair, without machining the shoulder could you tell how many threads hold it on?
  12. Hi Travis, the canisters you have listed have returned “discontinued” or “unavailable “ after an extensive online search, do you have other cross references that you know work? I also failed to find a customer service contact for Rochester.
  13. Hi Alastair, where did you buy the ring from, is it specialised rubber or metal, did you modify the WABCO shoulder in any way and for how long has it not leaked? I have one ready to fit.
  14. Hi all, I have owned this S4 for 24 years and only changed the vapour hose and one non return valve 910E6863F in the EECS. For what reasons have owners changed the vapour canister? Is the purge control solenoid an integral part of the canister or is it available separately? Does the charcoal bed fail to function properly over time? Is there currently available a replacement for the canister/solenoid and the black/white non return valve?Source and reference numbers if possible.Thanks for any help.
  15. Hi all, as I said before Baro showing 0.840 and Map showing 0.900 as Freek said this is close enough using Freescan,I have not got Espritmon. On the Freescan sensor diagnostics screen it says in “bar “and above the column “scaled”,I have tried but I have no idea how atmospheric pressure gives 0.84 and 2.24 equates to 1.1bar. My actual problem is that ,ignition on, engine stopped,first thing in the morning when the map and baro should both be recording the same atmospheric pressure .According to various EMH manual sources when reading the same pressure, the baro volts should read twice the map volts.My baro reads 2.25 volts and my map 2.35 volts from the Freescan diagnostics screen.Have I a problem or is that screen information incorrect in Freescan.Thanks for any help.
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