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by philhoward
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Compression test
Replies: 17
Views: 447

Compression test

I’d totally agree - some running on decent petrol like V-Power should improve things even more - it certainly seems to be improving based on the readings.

Might be worth seeing inside the bores with a small USB camera and see if there’s any scoring?
by philhoward
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Compression test
Replies: 17
Views: 447

Compression test

From a random site: Interpreting the readings. Normal: Compression builds up quickly and evenly to the specified compression for each cylinder. Piston Rings Leaking: Compression is low on the first stroke. Compression builds up with the following strokes but does not reach normal. Compression improv...
by philhoward
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Two Scimitars and a Calibra
Replies: 19
Views: 336

Two Scimitars and a Calibra

That's where the service book lives, Chris..

The whole panel needs to come off. Is that a screw hole or a clip lever top right (by the door seal)?
by philhoward
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Two Scimitars and a Calibra
Replies: 19
Views: 336

Two Scimitars and a Calibra

Just had a quick google and the ECU (and combined injection/fuel pump relay) live in the RHS A-post, behind the trim panel. Looks like it's a square, tall black relay on those. Has 6 pins by the looks of it.
by philhoward
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Two Scimitars and a Calibra
Replies: 19
Views: 336

Two Scimitars and a Calibra

The 90069864 relay is for the wash-wiper interval, so that's not it.

The Lucas one could be anything.

Normally, the EFi relays are next to the ECU...
by philhoward
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: GTE in Chichester area
Replies: 2
Views: 66

GTE in Chichester area

Steve Jenkins' old 6a?
by philhoward
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Compression test
Replies: 17
Views: 447

Compression test

I hope the rattle behind the drivers' seat isn't the roll bar ends... No.2 may be a tappet not quite right or a valve not sealing 100% - not too bad but if the heads are coming off anyway, I guess all will be revealed. It shouldn't be anything "bad" as it's only just out of spec compared to the rest...
by philhoward
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: If you're an RSSOC Member...
Replies: 20
Views: 3455

If you're an RSSOC Member...

BigBobPilot wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:11 pm
Hi Phil, mines dropped off, probably my fault, as I didn't renew my membership straight away. I'm 6216

Thanks
Sorted :D
by philhoward
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Two Scimitars and a Calibra
Replies: 19
Views: 336

Two Scimitars and a Calibra

I’m not sure exactly what that wiring diagram is for but it isn’t an 8v Calibra as that has a coil for each of its 6 cylinders (I think that only came in on the V6 after they stopped making the Calibra)?

Back to first principles - do you have a spark?
by philhoward
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: If you're an RSSOC Member...
Replies: 20
Views: 3455

If you're an RSSOC Member...

Spen wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:27 pm
Hello, I joined in the week any chance of you letting me in?

My membership number is 4199, thanls.
Done :D
by philhoward
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Two Scimitars and a Calibra
Replies: 19
Views: 336

Two Scimitars and a Calibra

If it’s Motronic, then it’s one relay for the fuel pump and one for everything else to do with the injection (namely my V6).
by philhoward
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Two Scimitars and a Calibra
Replies: 19
Views: 336

Two Scimitars and a Calibra

If it’s a GM product and won’t start, first port of call if normally the crank sensor?
by philhoward
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex broken pushrod guide
Replies: 11
Views: 249

Essex broken pushrod guide

I know Jim (scimjim) has some spares..
by philhoward
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: And so it begins.
Replies: 15
Views: 330

And so it begins.

That’s a standard steering wheel except for the interesting brackets holding the rim to the hub. It should be rivets (with some nylon wedge spacers).

Sounds like someone has been tweaking the battery tray to take a larger battery?
by philhoward
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Correct Braided Clutch Hose Girling?
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Correct Braided Clutch Hose Girling?

Roger Pennington wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:42 pm
Maybe the copper washer is only on that end to stop it getting lost, due to the nut?
Good thinking...

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