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Old 17-12-2006   #31
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Thinks I can take off the injector carb and put on a good old 1000s carb..... get rid of those nasty electrickery things lke lambda sensors
oh ****! no Choke lever..... oh well maybe I can fit one
I shouldn't think drilling a hole for a choke mechanism on the plastic facia would require a degree in rocket propulsion...

however finding a '100%-not-gonna-make-it-so-i-can justafiably-nick-the-choke-mechanism' 1000s/Sisley may be a little trickier...
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I know Tony! I'd want to help it back onto the road!
Anyway, just test drove 'Green' and he's driving fine!
Blue smoke has cleared up and no mis-fires.
Coolant levels, clean and good with fresh anti-freeze.
His temp guage is running a tad over 90 so possibly it is the thermostat causing that.......

He drives great though!!!!!
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Green looks fab from the pics Sprox

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The colour is
Malta Green Metallic! is that the same as the Sisleys?
It most definitely is Malta Green, tis identical to this in fact......

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Vin! is that your car?
If that green door is not rusty - I have a not rusty white door spare to swapsies!!!!!!!
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Was mine but tis no more I'm afraid Graham

It became this but I kept everything apart from the rotten shell....



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Right!
First time working on a CAT car.
All the old spark plugs looked fine and normal - even No. 2 which wasn't burning the fuel and had the arcing lead.

Had to remove and put to one side the injector carb (seems a waste of time having one over a normal carb to me!) so I could actually get no.2 spark plug out!!!!!!!!!!

No creamy gunk in the radiator so hoping it's not Head gasket now - loing good! but the rad fluid is a very horrible rusty brown colour so just going to flush it now.
The CAT thing (if you can call it that) is after the lambda sensor - which is on the downpipe leaving the manifold. Are yousure I can discard the CAT?
or is that a Norhtern Ireland thing?

I don't think it's been a long term problem with the arcing ........
haha you had that problem too!!
i raided my socket sets to sort that one out!
it can be done, 1/4" socket , 1/4" wobble coupler 1/4" extension then that gets it past the carb!
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I'm going to look at Gina's Colour to see if the later Injection pandas have this prob! I just took the carb offf. . . . .
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Why do you want to switch to a carburettor? If the fuel injection works fine I would leave it. The car is a 93 so is on the limit of needing a CAT before 92 the only checked for two gases (top of memory hydrocarbons and CO) After 92 the list is large, including oxygen content. You will never pass the emissions with out a cat and a catalytic converter will only work will a fuel injection unit.
The catalytic-sed car has an ECU, which will complicate matters mostly I imagine fuel supply problems.
If you do fit a carburettor though be sure to remove the cat and Lambda sensor as the CAT especially will not take kindly to too much un-burnt fuel
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I'm going to look at Gina's Colour to see if the later Injection pandas have this prob! I just took the carb offf. . . . .
they dont, i had a 1994 L plate that had the leter injection with the cat mounted behind the engine with the cable gearchange, that never had that problem. easy to get the sparks out without removing carb inj unit
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I'm going to look at Gina's Colour to see if the later Injection pandas have this prob! I just took the carb offf. . . . .
Gina changes colour when the Injection Panda has a problem what happens to her when Red goes wrong
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Sorry but you can't miss an opertunity when fed like that
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Well, Red has only broken down in the middle of fields so far. . . . . . . and only when Gina has been in the car!
I've always managed to get him going again about an hour later once I've re-connected his ignition and Gina's re-connected mine!
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