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krede
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« Reply #45 on: August 15, 2007, 08:46:33 pm »

That's SUCH a cool project mate!!!...  Cool
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« Reply #46 on: August 16, 2007, 06:55:06 am »

I'm expecting the fuel pump today, and the map air temp and oxygen sensor by next weekend.
I'll try to have it build/run in the 27'th... or sometime that week.

Héé Krede, What are you doing?
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« Reply #47 on: August 16, 2007, 03:41:59 pm »

Nothing as exciting as you Smiley.. Just swapping my dellortos for throttle bodies and injection.
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« Reply #48 on: August 16, 2007, 04:10:55 pm »

Nothing as exciting as you Smiley.. Just swapping my dellortos for throttle bodies and injection.

Just? Huh
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« Reply #49 on: August 16, 2007, 04:32:06 pm »

Well... To be honest it hasn't proved as simple... and much more expensive then I expected ! Smiley
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« Reply #50 on: August 18, 2007, 09:10:10 pm »

Very small video:
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« Reply #51 on: August 19, 2007, 03:20:05 pm »

Very small video:
That's very cool, as the revcounter is known to read 10-20% too low.
Take care not to bend that needle ! :-)

/Lennart
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« Reply #52 on: August 19, 2007, 08:28:31 pm »

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as the revcounter is known to read 10-20% too low
It is?..
I had mine checked, adn it was pretty much spot on.. Huh
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« Reply #53 on: August 22, 2007, 06:57:15 pm »

What makes me mad is your battery status  gauge is mid way! Mine sits on the low end most of the time!
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« Reply #54 on: August 22, 2007, 08:01:17 pm »

What makes me mad is your battery status  gauge is mid way! Mine sits on the low end most of the time!
Mine too
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« Reply #55 on: August 22, 2007, 08:46:54 pm »

My old silver 2,2 had the same problem...  Wink
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« Reply #56 on: August 22, 2007, 10:34:27 pm »

Well that's quite easy to fix if you remove the voltmeter from the instrument assembly and adjust the bi-metal strip in the voltmeter as I have described last year in this thread:
http://www.matrasport.dk/forum/index.php?topic=269.0
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« Reply #57 on: August 22, 2007, 11:24:26 pm »

I solved the problem easily - I simply moved the arm of the voltmeter by hand using a little force without demounting the voltmeter Cheesy
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« Reply #58 on: August 24, 2007, 01:12:11 am »

What makes me mad is your battery status gauge is mid way! Mine sits on the low end most of the time!

That's because there is usually a loss of voltage between the battery and the gauge, owing to numerous poor connections.  If you check at the gauge with a good voltmeter, it can be as much as 2 volts lower than true!  I cleaned all my connections and earths and my gauge sits slightly right of the middle when charging (without bending any gauge needles).  This is the correct way to correct the fault.

Roy
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« Reply #59 on: August 24, 2007, 10:37:04 am »

What makes me mad is your battery status gauge is mid way! Mine sits on the low end most of the time!

That's because there is usually a loss of voltage between the battery and the gauge, owing to numerous poor connections.  If you check at the gauge with a good voltmeter, it can be as much as 2 volts lower than true!  I cleaned all my connections and earths and my gauge sits slightly right of the middle when charging (without bending any gauge needles).  This is the correct way to correct the fault.

Roy

I did just that on my car, and measured the voltage, but the misreading was still greater than it should have been. That's why I corrected it. It's possible however, that some of the windings on the meter have been lost, if you check my photo of the instrument in the other thread, there's some coiled wire sitting loose. That would have resulted in less heat generated, i.e. less bend on the bi-metal strip.

But your point is correct, Roy. Don't just fix the reading, fix the problem Smiley
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