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  • Had a mate of mine who used to race Turbo's in the 1980-90s look at the car awhile ago and he couldn't find the running problem. Had another look at it today, removed the carb yet again, cleaned, reset, checked timing, checked everything I know and still the same so for the first time ever I'm having to send the car away to get running properly and it's going to Retro Sports so sort as I've now no idea what's wrong with it. On another note, it's been 10 years since I bought this car for my son, where did it all go
    Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 22nd February 2021, 17:03.
    1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
    1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
    1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
    1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
    2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
    2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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    • That's the car on it's way and the transport driver has a barn with various Maestro/Montego parts and cars in so will follow up on that
      1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
      1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
      1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
      1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
      2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
      2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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      • Just a little update. Carb was found to have a fault somewhere as petrol went into it but nothing came out even after another strip down so I delivered my spare, got the car running but won't tick over and the crank sensor is also faulty giving off unstable readings so sent off one of my spare ones. Chris didn't know what the problem was with the original carb, just that it had a fault. So getting there slowly
        1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
        1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
        1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
        1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
        2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
        2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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        • Little update. Chris couldn't find anything wrong with the car after replacing the carb and crank sensor as it didn't improve anything so between us it was agreed that fuel must be completely off, so removed the petrol tank and drained it of all old fuel including the fuel lines, apparently lots of gunge came out of the tank, fresh fuel in and starts on the button. Just needs a carb tweak then hopefully done by next week. I knew the fuel was old but didn't know it caused this problem, will be using a fuel stabiliser in future for the winter.
          1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
          1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
          1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
          1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
          2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
          2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

          Comment


          • Another update on the car. Dropped by as I was passing, once warm it runs sweet and goes very well but is a pig to start when cold. Stepper motor wasn't stepping out so that was removed again and stripped down. One of the cogs inside was jammed against the body and had broken off, Chris tried to glue it back on but that didn't work. Luckily I have two spare steppers so will drop those off Saturday when passing. Taking awhile but getting there
            1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
            1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
            1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
            1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
            2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
            2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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            • The car was delivered a couple of weeks ago so back working on the car today, door cards finished, other little things all in, tidied up what Chris didn't do in the engine bay, changed the fuel ecu, starts on the button and doesn't show overheating on the temp guage now. But found a leak in the heaterwater pipes connecting to the matrix. Remove two of the bolts but the last one just spins round. 20 mins later the dash is out and the matrix removed
              Attached Files
              1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
              1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
              1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
              1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
              2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
              2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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              • Pipes separated from the matrix and had to snap the existing once I'd found my last spare. In the process of de-rusting and painting the pipes atm, they are in good condition though with only surface rust. Found two replacement gaskets but Rimmers only had one 0 ring left and one earlier type which is the same as a Rover SD1, so I bought both. Hoping to put back together over the weekend and carry on.
                Attached Files
                1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
                1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
                1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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                • Well lucky me, managed to find another pair of seals after looking at this parts list, arrived this morning so happy days as know doubt my sons other project will need new heater seals and I now have spares
                  1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                  1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
                  1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
                  1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                  2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                  2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

                  Comment


                  • Dash back in, couple more things then we can book it for an mot, after a major clean though
                    Attached Files
                    1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                    1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
                    1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
                    1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                    2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                    2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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                    • Well that's rather unfortunate, compression tests done and mighty low on all cylinders and even lower on piston 3. Took the head back off in under an hour to test the bores and two don't hold the diesel I put down them. So engine rebuild it is then. Dry test 1 94, 2 95, 3 80, 4 96. Wet test 1 98, 2 110, 3 100, 4 100. All far too low.
                      1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                      1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
                      1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
                      1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                      2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                      2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

                      Comment


                      • Engine and gearbox out, gearbox separated all in just over 3 hours. Clutch looks new so might keep that. Its off to the rebuilders tomorrow so see how that goes.
                        The gearbox will have new seals etc in it. Will be checking on the turbo aswell while it's out
                        1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                        1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
                        1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
                        1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                        2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                        2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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                        • And pics. Turbo will also be recored
                          Attached Files
                          1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                          1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
                          1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
                          1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                          2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                          2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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                          • Turbo core ordered off this company https://www.turborebuild.co.uk/websh...rger-Core.html and also replacement clutch from ebay
                            Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 12th July 2021, 13:18.
                            1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                            1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
                            1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
                            1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                            2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                            2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

                            Comment


                            • Clutch and this lovely thing turned up today
                              Attached Files
                              1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                              1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
                              1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
                              1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                              2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                              2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

                              Comment


                              • Tomorrow's fun is teaching Chris about turbos and rebuilding this. Now soaking in plus gas
                                Attached Files
                                1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                                1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
                                1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
                                1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                                2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                                2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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