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Old 02-10-2014   #16
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Should be on the inlet manifold if it's the same as the 1.1.

When they really die, you get a EML but when they are starting to go you get unexplained issues with no warning lights.
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Thanks for that. I will order one immediately, that must be the last sensor I have had to replace on this bleeding car! No I've not replaced the timing sensor thingy.

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Replaced Coolant Temperature Sensor today, £8.17. ECU did a lot of too-ing and fro-ing and then settled. Running temperature is now 120C from 80C before and fan now comes on at 130C not 90C as before.

Was optimistic when I went for a drive but b...er me it's the same.

Next step I reckon is give the TB a good clean and inspect the Injector.

Could there be a fault in the ECU?
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I'm confused.... Coolant temp sensor won't affect running temp, it merely picks up what the temp is. Sounds like the fan switch is faulty. (plugged into the radiator)

It's also possible that you have air in the system from replacing the sensor, i'd recommend a bleed. although that doesn't explain the fan, the switch does.

130 is way, way, WAY too hot. I'd be compression testing if ever i had a car get up to that to rule out head damage after that.
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Where did you get the sensor from? (Dont say ebay, dont say ebay, dont say ebay)
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It was from ebay but I checked the manufacture's website and it was manufactured by "Cambiare". Looked OK unless you can tell me different.
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As long as its a reputable make, ive seen cheapie sensors available on there that make the problem worse than a broken genuine sensor.
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I am slowly loosing my marbles. This car will have me certified.
Since last post I have replaced the temperature sensor which is linked to the ECU...nobody told me there were two temperature sensors anyhow they have now both been replaced. Still hesitation on hard acceleration. Checked and cleaned TB and visually inspected injector which looked OK. Still felt like an electrical fault so changed both coils today.Still the same. I'm running out of parts to change!

Could it be the injector or a faulty ECU?

I miss read the figures on the car temperature gauge on last post. On longish runs settles at 90/100, rises to 110 and fan cuts in. Probably worth changing the rad stat but at the moment that's the least of my worries.

Any advice will be gratefully received, first one to come up with the solution will be bought pints in Edinburgh.
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Redex, Redex, Redex that's what solved the problem. Don't know if the crud was in the fuel lines or the injector but now running well. With all the new parts on it bleedin well should.

Past MOT last week with one advisory, slight weep from N/S inner drive shaft can't be bad for a Cinque in her 21st year.
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Quote Originally Posted by ivanmcameron
Redex, Redex, Redex that's what solved the problem. Don't know if the crud was in the fuel lines or the injector but now running well. With all the new parts on it bleedin well should.

Past MOT last week with one advisory, slight weep from N/S inner drive shaft can't be bad for a Cinque in her 21st year.
Get that weep sorted, the inners hold all the gearbox oil in!

Good news though
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Good to hear.

For a 21 yr old Cinq to only have 1 Advisory on an MOT, that's bloody brilliant.
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Hope you all enjoyed your Christmas Bash. Did any naughties take place?

Any plans for next year?

Cinque running cool. Thought I would change stat. Do I have to buy a body or can I buy a conventional stat to fit my existing body.

Standard headlamps are cr*p is there a quick fix by changing lamps?

Have a good Hogmanay and a peaceful New Year.

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If it's like the sporting stat, they come all in one body. Which i prefer after the debacle i had with my Suzuki's stat housing.

Headlamps, no. They are just crap. The best way to upgrade is just better bulbs. You can run higher wattage ones but they melt the wiring, so you'd need to upgrade that. I find Osram nightbreakers work well at standard wattage.
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Thanks for the info Mrcento, Have you got a part number for the correct headlamp bulb. I looked at Osram Nightbreakers web site and was not sure which bulb was correct.

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