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zac
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« on: June 06, 2007, 10:06:41 am »

The engine in my car was rebuilt from a Tagora unit and with the engine being out for ages various people that had the engine had managed to loose various bits and pieces, and some of the tagora bits got included in the meccano kit...

The crankcase sensor is missing  - Will can get the adapter that fits into the gearbox but not the sensor.

I found something on this forum saying that the sensor was for diagnostics - does this mean that it's not really required and we could bland it off?

The Murena has been stuck on the garage's ramp for the best part of 2 months - understandable the garage is getting rather hacked off with the car.   
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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2007, 11:43:48 am »

Wow that's a long time to have a car on a ramp.

Fortunately you are right, the crank sensor is only for diagnostics and you can remove it if you want. Most people would want to set the ignition using a stroboscope, so I think it is of very little use. But what about the wires in the diagnostics plug, are they gone too? I don't think there's a connector for the sensor anywhere, so I would expect the sensor to be dangling off the wiring loom. Unless it was cut off long ago of course.

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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2007, 01:57:24 pm »

thanks for that, maybe I'll get the car back this summer then!

Luckily the garage have two ramps and the guy takes lots of holidays (he used to drive steam trains for a living so is somewhat overdue for retirement).

He is only of those very rare people that can fix things rather than just replace them. After the problems I had with my other car (Jensen) and so called specialists he is just the ticket.

I am giving up running the regalia section for another car club so won't need my Volvo estate anymore - hopefully the Murena will be a daily driver  - depending on how much nagging I get from my better half 9ever since being woken up by someone driving into the side of my old Murena she's never been that keen on them  Embarrassed )
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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2007, 02:49:40 pm »

You are just lucky with that mechanic. Just what you need with a classic car. Most mechanics seem to hate anything but straight-forward jobs.

I hope the damage was only mechanic on your old car, i.e. you were all right. Left or right side?

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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2007, 03:10:46 pm »

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Most mechanics seem to hate anything but straight-forward jobs.
YES! we do!
Mostly because there is always somebody breathing down your neck while you are working.
££ wise replacing the parts rather then trying to repair the old ones is often the cheapest in the end, since the wages today are so high.
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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2007, 10:25:24 pm »

The same in Czech rep. We call them not mechanics but exchangers Smiley I understand that it is faster and easier and cheaper to change the spare part than repairing it. Problem is that old good mechanics are leaving and new young boys are ONLY able to change something or plug-in the diagnostic conector, but when there is something different, they are not able to solve the problem. When they see car which is older than 5 years, they are out.
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« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2007, 08:32:34 am »

I hope the damage was only mechanic on your old car, i.e. you were all right. Left or right side?

The right hand side, all it did was to crease the door skin (still not sure how the damage on her corsa was worse than on my fibreglass car!) Sarah was fine, just a bit shocked at being woken up like that!

Just to add insult to injury I had a big bushy plant in the boot, all tied up. Unfortunately the string came loose allowing the plant to expand and press against the boot release cable - it then took about an hour of fiddling to get the boot open  Angry

Moral of the story - take a lady in the car if you have to but never her plants!
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« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2007, 09:05:29 am »

I hope the damage was only mechanic on your old car, i.e. you were all right. Left or right side?

The right hand side, all it did was to crease the door skin (still not sure how the damage on her corsa was worse than on my fibreglass car!) Sarah was fine, just a bit shocked at being woken up like that!

Oh, it wasn't you. Then I certainly understand her skeptism. Getting hit from the side in my Murena is what I fear the most since the doors are only fiber glass, but your comment here actually releives me of some of the worry. I guess the strenght is not so much in the door, more in the bottom and A-pillar, both of which are reasonably strong. I remember one of the things that Lennart praised for me when I first visited him and his Murena/Espace (back in 2003) was the strength of the chassis even after many years, where other cars will suffer from surface rust which reduces the stiffness quite severely.

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Just to add insult to injury I had a big bushy plant in the boot, all tied up. Unfortunately the string came loose allowing the plant to expand and press against the boot release cable - it then took about an hour of fiddling to get the boot open  Angry

I can imagine that! Cheesy

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Moral of the story - take a lady in the car if you have to but never her plants!

LOL!

- Anders
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