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 Post subject: Re: Engine cutting out
PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:24 pm 
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any news on the 0-60 app?

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 Post subject: Re: Engine cutting out
PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:46 pm 
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Yeah i got it and went out but it said over 14 seconds so not sure what that's all about. Need to use it and get used to it.

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 Post subject: Re: Engine cutting out
PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:50 am 
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When i bought the new crank sensor i tested the magnet and it was stronger than the old one, after i fitted it i noticed the tone of the exhaust change, it now sounds slightly rougher. Could a new sensor change even minutely the timing?

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 Post subject: Re: Engine cutting out
PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:34 pm 
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A good sensor can make the injection and ignition timing more consistent and accurate, it can easily change the exhaust note.

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 Post subject: Re: Engine cutting out
PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:41 pm 
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Well having fitted the other icv i drove to London and back, she cut out 3 times while in London. A lot better than she was but no cigar. I've read in the Haynes fault finding section that it could be:
Vacuum leak
Fuel filter
Fuel pump
A blockage somewhere in the fuel system.

Not sure which of those applies to when you're coming off the throttle deccelerating! I've had enough for one week, glad im back at work tomorrow evening, give my brain something else to do!

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 Post subject: Re: Engine cutting out
PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:51 pm 
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Erm. She was still cutting out but I noticed a few weeks ago when I had her jacked up that even though she was out of gear the front wheel was spinning! I had noticed this before but thought that maybe the clutch needed adjusting as the bite was almost immediate when I lifted off. I adjusted her so it was about half way and it hasn't happened since!

I'm hoping for two things here:

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I'm making sense

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 Post subject: Re: Engine cutting out
PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:39 pm 
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so you are saying it hasn't cut out since you adjusted the cable?

yes that makes sense, stationary with the clutch brushing will try to slow the engine.

In other news my clutch cable snapped today. I was in the middle of the countryside near dunstable downs having a run-about. Was the usual dogleg hook piece inside the car.

So, had to drive clutchless all the way back to MK and managed to not stall it till about 2 miles from home...was VERY lucky with traffic holes and gaps on roundabouts etc :)

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 Post subject: Re: Engine cutting out
PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:58 pm 
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Mytheroo wrote:
so you are saying it hasn't cut out since you adjusted the cable?


Yes mate. Haven't driven her a huge amount but how much i have she would have cut out by now.

There is an upgrade clutch cable available which doesn't have the weak dog leg bit.

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