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Post by hermeticist » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:02 pm

Thank you Pete (and Jim), although for some reason (I've had this a few times) I don't have permission to view that thread?
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The above is the offending article. The car seems to be overfuelling and, after talking to Nigel at QRG (very helpful), it seems that I might need both sensors as I'm not getting a readout on the temperature gauge, although the fan is coming on at around the right time and it seems to be getting to temperature...



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Post by scimjim » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:31 pm

The fan is fed from a third sensor (in the rad), so it sounds like that’s working okay. Overfuelling could be a few things but you can interrogate the ECU to see if it’s stored any faults.

The thread you were trying to view is in the Club members technical archive.


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Post by hermeticist » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:37 pm

Thanks Jim, I've updated my profile with my membership number but I suspect it takes a while to sort.

The ECU is my next port of call...



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Post by scimjim » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:08 pm

Membership update is a manual task - I’m sure philhoward will be along soon :D


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Post by philhoward » Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:43 pm

scimjim wrote:
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Membership update is a manual task - I’m sure philhoward will be along soon :D
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Post by hermeticist » Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:18 pm

Thank you! Now I know it's manual I'm imagining Phil having to update things by means of levers and some sort of huge steaming pressure vessel, sadly it probably isn't that exciting...



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Post by PeteMac » Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:49 pm

Apologies for the link - I keep forgetting not all users will have access to all threads.

Funny, I replaced my gauge temp sender as the gauge wasn't giving any reading (or so I thought). Fitted the new one and it still doesn't move much. It does rise a little, but not as much as I'd expect. Wonder if I'm missing that resistor.


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Post by philhoward » Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:04 pm

The resistor stops the gauge over-reading, PeteMac.

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Post by PeteMac » Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:54 pm

Thanks Phil - so I assume my gauge behaviour is normal.


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Post by hermeticist » Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:19 am

Pete, this thread has more info. On the gauge and resistor, if it's of use:

http://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/view ... hm#p456045



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Post by hermeticist » Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:21 am

Thanks for the reply Phil and for updating my privileges!



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Post by hermeticist » Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:29 am

Pete, apologies for the plethora of posts but I've just read :D that thread and it's really useful, thank you! That plug (the yellow one) is the one that is damaged on my engine... Doesn't explain the lack of gauge though but at least I can follow the other advice now :D



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Post by PeteMac » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:46 am

No problem Dom, the more the merrier. Thanks for the link re the resistor - I'll check again, but I'm pretty sure I don't have anything between the gauge temp sender and the loom. Perhaps been fitted at the gauge end? Unsure where the 'normal' location for it is.


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Post by hermeticist » Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:43 am

I don't think I've seen a picture, it's just stated as "in-line". When I looked for a resistor to buy I was a little confused because you seem to be able to get 5w, 3w etc. But all 33 ohm. I'm sure Jim can put us straight! Well, I hope so...



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Post by hermeticist » Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:27 pm

Sorry guys, anyone know whether a standard Bluebird/Silvia ancillary belt is correct? I remember having one fitted years ago and I drove down the road with all the gauges slowly descending... I suspect it's different because of the lack of power steering.



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