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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. Away for the winter
    1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
    1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearly finished
    1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. New cruiser
    2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
    2004 MGZT V8. Love this car
    2004 MGZT V8, project for the winter nearly done.

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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. Away for the winter
      1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
      1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearly finished
      1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. New cruiser
      2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
      2004 MGZT V8. Love this car
      2004 MGZT V8, project for the winter nearly done.

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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. Away for the winter
        1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
        1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearly finished
        1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. New cruiser
        2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
        2004 MGZT V8. Love this car
        2004 MGZT V8, project for the winter nearly done.

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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. Away for the winter
          1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
          1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearly finished
          1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. New cruiser
          2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
          2004 MGZT V8. Love this car
          2004 MGZT V8, project for the winter nearly done.

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          • 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. Away for the winter
            1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
            1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearly finished
            1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. New cruiser
            2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
            2004 MGZT V8. Love this car
            2004 MGZT V8, project for the winter nearly done.

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