I have a couple of good spare ones for sale.Thanks Martin, fair point.
It does occur to me that this TB did have a *moment* in the past with me pressure washing the engine. It had a hissy fit then but fixed itself.
Fair to assume that water may have got in and be causing havoc now perhaps.
On that note, anyone have a known good tb for sale?
Coolant temp only got to 72C?I haven't buddy. Do you think the 50-72 value from torque (if correct) is a bit amiss?
I've seen people who had a blocked Cat saying they are lacking power. Not sure if that's the problem you're having as ya say , higher revs and its ok.would the car still go alright with a collapsed/blocked cat though? low down it is pish but when you get up the revs its away
Have you ever thought of selling this car and buying a working replacement.Eugh, thought I was on to a different line of possibility................noted the coolant dropping and was starting to lean towards a dying hg.
Smelt coolant in the car and front carpets damp and sticky (good old Type D). Bright green traces under the interior fan housing.
Jesus. Actual. Holy. Bible.Christ.
Someone tell me this is not a complete bell end to do.
I don't think the comment was meant in a nasty way, sometimes when you have a lot of issues with a car, you can end up cutting your losses and drawing the line and getting rid.sorry, maybe that seemed like a harsh reply but the comment annoyed me tbh
I have had this car for over 10 years now and have learnt most things inside and out (not the gearbox, no.....not that) and continue to do so and very much enjoy working on it
why on earth would I swap it for a car that could need the same if not more done when I know exactly what has been done to this car?
said it before, not a comment for an enthusiasts forum. maybe if an owner was not hands on like me then perhaps yes......but you can see that over years over ownership I have done a lot......including buying genuine timing tools and learning how to fix "specialists" mistakes with timing which is a huge problem on these.
all with the help of this forum and asking questions
surely, that is how this works?
OK so i won't lie, i haven't read the entire thread so apologies if i repeat advise that has been said before. Do you have a code reader or access to one that can show you live data?
If so, plug it in and look at the o2 sensor readings. If the rear one is jumping all over the place and not at a steady low voltage reading then bin it. The primary should move and read higher, but confirm it's within spec. If you have an infrared temp gauge, point it at the front of the CAT and rear of the CAT to compare temp readings, if the rear is significantly cooler, then it might not be doing it's job. The exhaust gaskets for the CAT are notoriously rubbish and will leak, so buy a genuine gasket set, they are about £20 on eBay last time i checked. While its off look inside the CAT to see if it has come apart or blocked.
If you have replaced the injectors then that's good, but its not unheard of for the wiring to the injectors to go back so worth a check.
You have checked timing and VAC leaks, but i would also be checking the readings of the other sensors with the code reader. I had issues with the crank sensor on mine.
Realistically you wont find the issue without live data and some logs unless there is blatant error codes.
its not an ink jet printer