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#421 jonny f

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 12:17 PM

That sucks :(

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 05:28 PM

Not good. Only real option now is fully test the loom for continuity to the ecu plug and then replace ecu or loom as required

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 03:08 PM

Last month I replaced the old hefty battery with one from Odyssey so decided to make my own bracket to hold it in position.

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 03:08 PM

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 03:12 PM

And as it sits once fully installed. I still have the standard battery cover to go over the top and this does still fit so will continue to use it as it hides everything away.

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 04:56 PM

And as it sits once fully installed. I still have the standard battery cover to go over the top and this does still fit so will continue to use it as it hides everything away.

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Nice bracket. Have you thought how you're going to stop it coming out in the event of a roll over?



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Posted 20 March 2018 - 01:37 PM

I do have a stainless bracket to clamp it down across the top but I think if the mini is upside down id have bigger concerns!
Also it has moved in two years so there no chance of an accident any time soon

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Posted 20 March 2018 - 01:41 PM

I do have a stainless bracket to clamp it down across the top but I think if the mini is upside down id have bigger concerns!
Also it has moved in two years so there no chance of an accident any time soon

But if it does come out and it shorts and there's fuel in the boot it will be a concern. Been there, done it in a rally car.



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Posted 03 June 2019 - 08:08 AM

After a very quiet period and other commitments I’ve finally got the chance to focus my attention back on the Mini. Moving house last year meant there was going to be an opportunity to bring the car up to me in London. It means the Evo will have to spend the summer on the driveway under a cover while I use the time to try and fix the mini and get it back on the road again before winter.
So today is the day it gets picked up and transported. Came down yesterday to get it read and nows it’s sat outside for the first time in a couple of years awaiting collection

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 07:54 PM

Would highly recommend S D Classics for car transportation. Nice chap to talk to and a real classic car enthusiast. Took care of the mini and got it up here without a fuss so a positive experience.

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Arrived safe and sound

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The group altogether - for the first time I believe

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 05:14 PM

My list of things to do is steadily growing. Aside from the obvious one of getting it running and MOT etc I also feel it needs a light machine polish, not that the condition is bad (it’s only done a few hundred miles) but having spent the winter correcting the paint on the Evo I’ve developed a critical eye for imperfections.
It’s something to be getting on with and something I enjoy doing perhaps in between addressing the starting fault - whatever that may be

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 08:47 PM

Started machine polishing the other day to restore some depth and shine to the paint.
The neighbours cat left a calling card that she’s been in the garage and on the mini

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Quickly polished away with Menzerna 2500
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Posted 14 June 2019 - 08:51 PM

Need to turn the car round at some point so it’s nose into the garage as the light is better that end. So until then I’ve machined everything that’s currently accessible.

Who can resist a tidy rear
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Posted 16 June 2019 - 10:38 AM

What a shame it still wont run - must be very frustrating to have such a lovely car sitting there idle. Perhaps time to get professional auto electricians involved?

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 11:16 AM

I thought I had replied on here a few months back but it seems not. I read your whole thread and was some what impressed with what you had achieved. 

 

Your current fault must be incredibly frustrating. I would have lost it by now and ripped the whole thing out and tried starting again, however that is somewhat cost prohibitive. 

 

Is it not possible to use a system on the R1 engine much like that of VagCom for the Vag range? With that each component can be accessed via a measuring block feature where every sensor can be accessed and its parameters can be measured to check for faults. I'm pretty sure a work colleague has recently purchased a diagnostics machine which is capable of doing such a thing across an array of makes and models, I will ask him tomorrow when I see him, it may prove helpful for you in some way to track this debilitating fault down.  

 

Personally, I am very tempted by a promotive kit myself. Had you driven one prior to ordering the kit? I know they're at a lot of shows, but I haven't been to one for about 5 years now. Did you consider the lynx AE kit prior to this one?






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