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by eye of ra
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Blinky 51/480
Replies: 330
Views: 25100

Re: Blinky 51/480

My rack has 14/16 ports but my hose connectors are both the same size. This is because of parts 16 and 18 in the parts diagram. https://i969.photobucket.com/albums/ae179/eye-of-ra/127658_zpsw8djk55s.jpg My guess would be the ones being sold as 14/16 are without the adaptors and the ones the same com...
by eye of ra
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Under Bonnet Deadening/Insulation
Replies: 20
Views: 822

Re: Under Bonnet Deadening/Insulation

I believe another reason for the metal is that being plastic the bonnet can become statically charged.
by eye of ra
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Running On
Replies: 15
Views: 789

Re: Running On

Was thinking along the same lines as Robou, how the Multi-Point/Sequential/Batch/Port Injection system actually works is not really relevant to your problem (I’m still curious though). So unless the injectors are leaking Robou is correct they must be getting power to fire and on the Fenix 1 this cou...
by eye of ra
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Running On
Replies: 15
Views: 789

Re: Running On

On Multi-Point the injector fires into the inlet manifold just before the valve, as you say not as far back as Carb or Single-Point but not straight into the cylinder like Direct. I think the early cars with Fenix 1 B18E and later ones fire in different ways. Very good point. So I checked my books a...
by eye of ra
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Running On
Replies: 15
Views: 789

Re: Running On

The injectors spray, properly, individually and directly into each cylinder. That is not actually true. Our cars use Multi-Point Injection not Direct Injection. This is something I have been meaning to look into properly but have not gotten round to ever since finding out that the injectors fire in...
by eye of ra
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: No power to fuel pump
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Re: No power to fuel pump

If you are turning the key to the start position and the engine is turning over and the pump is not working then yes the flywheel sensor will be one possibility.
by eye of ra
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: No power to fuel pump
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Re: No power to fuel pump

I take it when you mean IGNITION ON you are not actually starting the car? If so this maybe normal as my 89 non turbo fuel pump does not start till the engine is actually turning. One relay clicks but the other doesn’t as the ECU waits for a signal from the flywheel sensor before giving the fuel pum...
by eye of ra
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: My 480 journey begins here
Replies: 54
Views: 2560

Re: My 480 journey begins here

The Aux Driving Lights (next to the DRL) are controlled by the CEM. Main Beam and Flash in the Popups are not. Just to confirm operation. Gently pull the lever towards you and letting go Flashes the lights. If you pull a little harder towards you you will hear a click and the Main Beam Lights will s...
by eye of ra
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: 480ES dash electrical problem
Replies: 19
Views: 1169

Re: 480ES dash electrical problem

As ijw101 says it’s the CEM on the passenger side not the ECU but I think knowing what engine you have my help as originally you say 480ES 1994 which would make it a 2.0L however you now mention Bosch ECU for injection/fuel control system which would make it a 1.7 Turbo. The wiring and how the two r...
by eye of ra
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: 480ES dash electrical problem
Replies: 19
Views: 1169

Re: 480ES dash electrical problem

Alan 480 wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:43 pm
both of them are for 'fuel supply', tied together . . . .
As usual with 480 wiring only on some models.

On the Turbo, F and E Fenix 1 they were.
Fenix 3.2, FP/EP and 2.0L they weren’t.
by eye of ra
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: 480ES boot seal leaking
Replies: 8
Views: 635

Re: 480ES boot seal leaking

The seal itself looks ok to me, wet but that will be water dripping on it as you open the tailgate. The more likely problem is the exposed wires, unless the wires are getting trapped under the seal as well. It is as you say a bad design. Do a search and you will find it has been talked about before ...
by eye of ra
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Brakes (50)
Topic: anybody have an ABS pump for sale ???
Replies: 12
Views: 1312

Re: anybody have an ABS pump for sale ???

Actually having re-read your last post the fact that the pump is separate to the master cylinder makes it a Model Year 93. :tomato: If so (chassis letter P to confirm) and doesn’t have TRACS/Anti Slip (being a turbo it might) there is a unit on ebay, search for part number 466071, that is the contro...
by eye of ra
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Brakes (50)
Topic: anybody have an ABS pump for sale ???
Replies: 12
Views: 1312

Re: anybody have an ABS pump for sale ???

K reg means your car was registered in either 1992 or 1993 just around the time the ABS system was changed (assuming 440 changed at the same time as the 480) you need to know the model year of your car which is in the chassis number, it’s the 10th digit.
by eye of ra
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: 1.7 N/A Flywheel Wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 500

Re: 1.7 N/A Flywheel Wanted

No I haven’t found one as yet. My current thinking if I can’t find one before everything goes back together is take the old one to my local garage and have the ring gear rotated as the damage appears to only be on some teeth, the new starter would then use the undamaged teeth. Apparently (good old y...
by eye of ra
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Won't start
Replies: 19
Views: 879

Re: Won't start

According to the Green Books the two speed fan was for cars with Air Con.

Book doesent give off temps but both turn on at "above 92C" and cars with A/C have second speed at "above 98C".
by eye of ra
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: The Current State - A Lotta Hope
Replies: 51
Views: 4602

Re: The Current State - A Lotta Hope

The only other progression is the cylinder head is off and dismantled and valves have been cleaned. Before https://vgy.me/cGWTVq.jpg Arrow is what I hope was causing a sticking valve, it was certainly a b***h to remove. After https://vgy.me/Z9PtaV.jpg The valve clearances are all within spec althoug...
by eye of ra
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: The Current State - A Lotta Hope
Replies: 51
Views: 4602

Re: The Current State - A Lotta Hope

Thought it was about time for another update. Sadly little has progressed due to new job giving me very little time in more ways than one. Engine bay looks good and now has stone chip protection in the area most vulnerable. https://vgy.me/ZaLWWj.jpg I have also decided to take renovation one step fu...
by eye of ra
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: 29th Sept 2018 Hampshire Mobile Mini Meet
Replies: 40
Views: 2684

Re: 29th Sept 2018 Hampshire Mobile Mini Meet

Sadly I was unable to attend this meeting. Looks like a good time was had. Lastly, EyeofRa, greatly anticipating seeing your car(s) back together for next year.‎ Car (s) will not be next year. Not decided yet if second car is even saveable at the moment and if it is it will need a lot of work. As fa...
by eye of ra
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK
Replies: 185
Views: 6617

Re: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK

Very impressive. WOW :eek:

Not been sure what to do with my mounting brackets that fit onto the block as its going to be black like yours. Decision is now made and it’s not black.

Is the gearbox white or is it a trick of the light/camera/my screen?
by eye of ra
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: 480 Wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 574

Re: 480 Wanted

Classic car insurance tends to have other restrictions as well age. Some or all of the following may also apply depending on the company you use and this is certainly not a full list as many things normally covered on a standard policy may not be included. Age restricted (driver and car) Mileage res...