xantia_v6 wrote:When your V6 coil failed, did it misfire before the engine management light came on? My Mk1 has developed an intermittant misfire without many clues.
No, straight from running perfectly to running on four with the engine management light on as soon as the coil got hot. Almost like throwing a switch. The ECU recorded a coil short on 1/5 coil. Is you engine management light coming on during the misfire?
I'm happy to report feeling a lot better today. Up and cleaned the house from top to bottom and then playtime
In celebration (?) of the end of BST today for another year and the prospect of dark evenings, I replaced all the duff instrument bulbs int he V6 today. To guard against (hopefull) not having to do the job again any time soon, I replaced them wholesale (12 bulbs in all) and tested each before it went in.
I had a dark heater panel too so whilst it was all apart I thought I'd replace those bulbs too. No such luck
They're special and although they look like the dash bulbs, they won;t pull out of their holders as they're welded to the contacts. I did try to work a normal R286 capless bulb in but they're too tall and won't go home. I must now source some replacements.
I also replaced the dip beam headlamp bulbs with some Ring jobs from our local factor that claim to be 90% brighter than a standard H1 halogen. Darkness will tell
Continuing the electrical theme for today, I have just repaired John Plum's blower speed regulator and tested it. All good. before I do any more I must replenish stocks of both the MJ11015 transistors and the small nuts and screws I use to replace the rivets. I've done a few just recently.
John, I'll pop it back in the post on Monday, sorry for the delay but I did not feel up to the job until today.
Tomorrow, back to the EPIC pump, a start (hopefully) on the ML5 gearbox ex Gareth's Activa and the hunt for a car for Robyn. Dad has now decided to keep his Pixo so the goal-posts have now changed yet again...