Pleased with this first success I decided to look at the speedo to try and solve why it didn't show any speed. First I checked the sensor, it was slightly too close so I set it to 3mm with is the middle of the tolerance band, testing will have to wait until Saturday.
Now on to the emissions, I'd emailed Mark at WF with a scanned copy of the test results over night so called for his advice. He believes that the engine is running too lean and suggested that I go through the set up routine again to confirm nothing had moved. Whilst the hot idle was now reasonable okay the cold idle is very rough and still cuts out unless the engine is rev'd. Mark suggested I set the overall idle higher to give the Omex more room to make it's idle adjustments. I went through the routine again but I wasn't confident that I was making any difference and without a synchrometer that I can trust I can't give accurate feedback to Mark. My synchrometer is now packed up ready to be posted to Mark for him to compare it with the ones in the factory and remark the 4 and 5 kg/hr which is the range that the TBs should be set at.
|How not to wire the speedo sensor!|
While I had the dash removed I attempted to tidy up the wiring loom ready to ty-wrap it to the dash support tube once I'm happy everything is working.
Mark also confirmed that my replacement alternator was being shipped today and he'd include a replacement head light bulb, so no need for me to trek down to Halfords tonight. Hopefully Adrian will also include the front grill and then the car will be fully complete.
2.5 hrs today - total build time now 225 hrs
Note: see post dated 18 Sep 12 for the correct speedo sensor wiring