Mk3 8v into Mk2 1.3

Discussion in '8-valve' started by PhilRyder, Jul 31, 2021.

  1. PhilRyder

    PhilRyder Paid Member Paid Member

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    Fuel smell could be any of those, will need to check them all.
    We will give the brakes a bleed at the weekend. Didn't disconnect servo at all. There is a non return valve. Possible perished hose maybe?
     
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    Tidying day today. Fusebox all sorted and back in place, bit of loom securing under the bonnet and I re-routed the speedo cable which has made no difference :thumbd:We will have to re-seat the cable at the binnacle end.
    As mentioned earlier in the thread the ECU is mounted as below. What concerned me was the drain hole right above the business end. I've seen and heard too many stories of ECUs ruined by water ingress so a bit of 3D printing ensued.
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    A four sided box to go over the ECU.
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    Simply attached with velcro.
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    And the original cover cut down to fit for a more standard look.
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    While doing the fusebox we found this. Any ideas? 2 x blue and red wires and 2 x brown but only 2 pin plug.
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    We also bled the brakes which has made a difference for sure.

    Took it for a good drive. It's plenty quick enough and handles great. Ralph thinks clutch is heavy but I think it's fine. Gearchange is lovely.

    Problems to sort.
    Exhaust is blowing like a goodun from where I cobbled the front pipes together. In fact almost all the exhaust noise in the car is this. We will get the proper decat pipe when they come back in stock.
    Speedo flickers like nobody's business up to about 40 and after 45 is steady as a rock.
    Clutch cable definitely needs a steady to keep it vertical at the gearbox and the grommet needs a clamp, it's all waaaayyyyy to wobbly for my liking.
     
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    Headlight range control motors, ignore :)
     
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    Thanks Mate, I knew you would know :thumbup:
     
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    Phil, I might have a clutch cable bracket spare, if you are stuck.
     

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