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    Default Cars and the problems associated with them!

    Bah! Just getting fed up with this! Clutch started to let go and slip in 5th a while ago so got the parts and booked it into the garage for the 21st of this month. It's now so bad it's slipping in every gear, but the thing with this car is when 1 problem surfaces, they ALL do.

    Me thinking that £500 for the clutch + flywheel, £70 for oils & £300 for fitting would be the end of it, but oh no, the car has a silly Active Yaw Contol system that uses g-sesnors, and hyraulic pumps to give a kind of "e-diff" and help you go round corners. Low & behold the pump failed. No probs I though, I'll just take the fuse out and take the lamp out the dash, and run it as a bog standard open diff like any other car until I get £2k for a proper LSD that doesn't rely on silly pumps.

    Now I have ANOTHER problem! The car has a CRAZY misfire out of the blue. Previously the coil packs had been showing signs of getting weak when cold, but fine when warm, so I thought it would be coil packs & leads went and ordered new ones from Camskill for the sum of £160 along with some new plug, and it made BUGGER ALL difference! Now I had to go pick up a mate from Glasgow and help them move back up here yesterday, so was just taking it easy, because the misfire only occurred when planting the foot before, but nonono, it didn't want to play ball! Was getting a REALLY bad miss and on 2 occasions I lost one of the cylinders and the car just kept loosing speed until all of a sudden the cylinder kicked back into life and I was off, but for the whole 3 hours I had to sit at 55-60 MPH otherwise it would spit its dummy out.

    After having been out this morning with my wideband & datalogging equipment it's obvious that it's a fueling issue! However pump was new 6 months ago, as was the fuel filter. So have narrowed it down to injector resistor pack or injectors themselves. My saving grace is that there are guys nearby that have these parts spare, just lying around, so gonna go to one guys tonight to test the injectors and if that don't cure it, the other guys later in the week to try the resistor pack.

    No doubt something else will come up! I LOVE this car when it works like it should, but these niggles coming up here & there are really annoying me.

    Hopefully after the clutch & injectors are sorted that will be that until I can get me new diff and then I can just relax. Since buying it in Oct 2008, shes' not given me a single issue, and then it all comes at once. Clutch is fair enough, because it's running about 100 BHP over stock and I dunno the previous history of the clutch, previous owner could have ridden the clutch for all I know.

    Oh and almost forgot, need new rear drop links too, but that's a 30 min job.

    Right, I'll stop babbling. Wasn't so much of a rant, but just annoyed really.

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    Default Re: Cars and the problems associated with them!

    Quote Originally Posted by HermaN View Post
    Oh and almost forgot, need new rear drop links too, but that's a 30 min job.
    I already know what your next car post will be - bloddy droplinks, supposed to come out in 30 mins but took 3 hrs changing them cos the heads rounded off.

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    I was going to make a post like this. Car has it's MOT coming up and the handbrake doesn't work. See if I can have a go at a quick fix before things start getting expensive with new callipers - hey presto! It now works and doesn't stick.

    However, I knew there was a small amount of rust coming through the paint on the offside sill, and the previous owner had some sorted (on the cheap it looks like, probably a filler job with a quick blow over), so when the wheel is off I tap about a bit with the handle of a screwdriver waiting for the WD40 to penetrate. 'Hmmm" thinks I, as the underseal chips off very easily revealing brownness, "where's that hammer?' So now I have a small hole in my wheel arch. 'Bollocks!' I could have waited until after my MOT to check the extent of the rust.

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    Don't you have a modded Evo mate?

    All of my cars have been flawless until modded... then plain nightmares.

    Two most recent cars I've not modded and never a problem. After several thousands, I learned just to leave the car alone.

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    Default Re: Cars and the problems associated with them!

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris B View Post
    Don't you have a modded Evo mate?
    Yup, modded Evo 5 mate. Bit of an update on this tho. Well I managed to shear the head off a bolt for one of the brackets in the engine bay that goes into the bulk head, but that's a minor issue. It's now held on with 2 bolts instead of 3, gonna get all new ones and swap them later (wait for the "F'ing bolt took xxx hours to drill out" thread)

    Onto my current pressing issue. Went to the lads house tonight, never met him before, but was a really nice guy. Has a 450 BHP Evo 8! Anyway, tried his old (known working) injectors and NOTHING, same old shit, also checked the resistance of the injector pack as stated in the workshop manual, and it came back with 6.2 ohms, which is well within spec, so that's those 2 theories out the water!

    Now, there is 1 last thing I can try. When the CEL has come up previously I have checked for error codes with EvoScan, but it showed up nothing, so did it the old fashioned way and shorted pins 1 & 4 on the OBD port which allowed me to pull off what looked like 2 error codes at the time, because these is a pause between them. At first though it was codes 20 and 3, but there are no such codes, however there IS a code 23!

    What could that be....well code 23 is a faulty Cam Sensor which from reading around would give the symptoms I am getting. So gonna order a new on from Camskill for £68 delivered and hope it fixes it. If not, then I'm out of ideas and it will be getting passed on to the local Evo specialist to look at.

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