Just finished putting engine back after a gearbox recon. At the same time the cylinder head was reconditioned and a few other bits replaced such as water pump, dizzy cap, breather pipe, breather, hoses, thermostat, radiator (I could go on...). I also replaced the TPC as it was broken (rattling), a new Temp sensor on inlet manifold and a new lambda sensor (bosch), cleaned up the throttle housing and inlet etc.
So, car started (after I put the old Coil back on as new one was dead). I took it to the guy that did my cylinder head as he has diagnostics. It ran ok getting to him other than sounding a little throaty but afterwards it ran like a dog (I can confirm he didn't do anything other than diags. The diags showed no signal from Lambda and temperature was 50' (I think it was the air intake)
On way home it kept stalling and having tried again it was the same (ran ok for 20 mins then kept stalling).
So, here's my questions if anyone can help.
1. I stupidly didn't change the vacuums - seems I replaced everything but! I just checked and the fuel trap to ECU had a big hole in the elbow. I've tried a temp fix with tape but the car started, ran for a min then stopped - perhaps my fix wasn't sufficient but I also noticed the pipe was very easy to slide on so maybe not so much of a vacuum? I have ordered new vacuum leads and fuel trap. So, the question here is, do you think this could have caused the incorrect reading on the Lambda at all? It was basically stuck on high - 900v. I have read a lot of posts on here saying the vacuum leads can cause all sorts of issues. I did also notice some tape (not me this time) around the fuel trap to manifold vacuum when cleaning up the inlet but it seemed ok but now I'm thinking it could be damaged too.
2. I have bought the 3 pin diag cable but I cannot get it working. I'm using the cable guys website (rovermems.com) but just can't get it to connect. I know the ECU works as the garage guy got diags. The cable guy sent me a new cable and was very helpful with drivers, settings etc but I am now at a loss. Anyone had this issue? Laptop/Chome/Rovermems.com/Windows10.
3. I just noticed the rocker cover is still hot to touch a good 2 hours after putting the car back in the garage. It is a polished silver one from Minispares. Is that normal? It felt real hot. The car temp gauge was all good when driving.
Desperately need the diags to work else I'm troubeshooting a little blind. Will report back when I've changed all the vacuums (should arrive Tuesday).
Thanks in advance!