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by jrh
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Need some serious help please
Replies: 35
Views: 7114

Re: Need some serious help please

It would be interesting to know if ANYONE in the club is running a Probe with the external coil + igniter system installed ? Anyone, please reply with your experience. That said , mostly we all agree that distributor failure is caused by two situations. 1/ The absurdly small relay contacts in the Bo...
by jrh
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Need some serious help please
Replies: 35
Views: 7114

Re: Need some serious help please

You've got me thinking about the immobiliser now ! This is from the '94 Bosch System Arming/Disarming words. NOTE : Due to the rolling code security feature, the immobiliser will not respond if the remote control button is pressed 255times while out of range of the receiver. To restore the remote co...
by jrh
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Need some serious help please
Replies: 35
Views: 7114

Re: Need some serious help please

When it worked, the old dissy was the right dissy. Is there anything on it which absolutely defines it as 'different' from any of those others you have tried ? I know you are looking elsewhere now, but my 'gut' feeling is still the distributor. The almost unthinkable is the ECU and if worst came to ...
by jrh
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Fried ECU transistor
Replies: 18
Views: 4396

Re: Fried ECU transistor

I would believe the reading of 14 ohms rather than the Haynes figure.
Almost certain it is the old IAC that killed your transistor.
by jrh
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Fried ECU transistor
Replies: 18
Views: 4396

Re: Fried ECU transistor

Best check that has a meaningful resistance and the solenoid is working properly , or else it will happen again.
by jrh
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Advice welcome - 16V resurrection after 10 years.
Replies: 5
Views: 1357

Re: Advice welcome - 16V resurrection after 10 years.

DO NOT put a new battery on and turn the key !
Plugs out, thin oil in, O/S front wheel off the ground ,in gear, turn the wheel for half an hour by hand, try to get the engine to turn clockwise.
Put it all back together, check oil/water /fuel level, new battery, turn the key.
by jrh
Sun May 31, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Need some serious help please
Replies: 35
Views: 7114

Re: Need some serious help please

As you said at the start Bob, you do have the last (third ? ) iteration of Probe distributors.
This is where they really scrambled the alphabet on the connections.
If it cranks, has fuel, times ok, sparks, it has to run !
by jrh
Sat May 30, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Temic immobiliser help
Replies: 14
Views: 4121

Re: Temic immobiliser help

Now it sounds like the 'handshake' between Temic and ECU isn't working like it should.
Someone may know the procedure for resetting the Temic/ECU link.
by jrh
Sat May 30, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Temic immobiliser help
Replies: 14
Views: 4121

Re: Temic immobiliser help

If the Temic wasn't working I don't think the starter would engage, the fuel pump run or the ignition cause a 'spark'.
Just as a test, untape and try it without the Temic key in the car.
by jrh
Fri May 29, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Temic immobiliser help
Replies: 14
Views: 4121

Re: Temic immobiliser help

If the timing is ok, fuel is being injected and it has a spark on all plugs it has to run !
Just double check there are no 'pipes' left disconnected anywhere, behind the MAF box, etc, even the smallest of pipes left off can make it
a 'non-starter'.