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JimEB
July 19, 2017, 5:37pm Report to Moderator
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Hey all  

As per usual, my PI has thrown up a fault the day after the MoT - it has a wicked sense of humour!

The temperature gauge was working fine up until yesterday afternoon, now it does not move from beneath Cold.

How do I test:

- the temperature sender in the thermostat housing?
- the temperature gauge whilst in situ?

Voltmeter, rev counter and fuel gauge are fine, so I'm assuming it's not the voltage stabiliser.

Thank you  


Now the owner of a very naughty Pimento 1973 PI Saloon   (it's all Nick Jones' fault)

Grew up with a 2000 Estate (OJE196J) and my first car was a 2500TC Saloon (WCA964R) - both no longer with us  
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poppyman
July 19, 2017, 6:16pm Report to Moderator
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to check gauge, put sensor wire to an earth, if temp gauge goes to hot? gauge is fine
if gauge is ok? then its temp sensor
cheers,
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JimEB
July 19, 2017, 6:40pm Report to Moderator
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Earthed and the gauge appears to be fine - thank you  

Sensor shopping now  


Now the owner of a very naughty Pimento 1973 PI Saloon   (it's all Nick Jones' fault)

Grew up with a 2000 Estate (OJE196J) and my first car was a 2500TC Saloon (WCA964R) - both no longer with us  
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Nick Jones
July 19, 2017, 6:44pm Report to Moderator

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Pimento PI with a wicked sense of humour/bad attitude....... surely not!

I fired mine for continual insubordination - you must be more patient than I!

Nick


Nick Jones
Somerset UK

Vitesse Mk 1.5 Convertible EFI, Survivor of RBRR 2008, HCR & 10CR 2009, HCR 2010, 10CR2011, HCR 2012, 10CR2013, 10CR2015, HCR 2016 & HCR 2017.
GT6 Mk3 Roto - project in progress
Spitfire MKIV son's project now on the road as a daily driver
2.5 PI Saloon now EFI (PIe?), Engine rebuilt and running sweet.  Diff howling...... Survivor of HCR 2013 & 2014 Gone to live in Swansea

http://www.tengaston.plus.com
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JimEB
July 19, 2017, 7:35pm Report to Moderator
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It's all your fault Nick  

Mine has been pressed into action as everyday transport...which it appears to be enjoying...700 odd miles on fresh engine  


Now the owner of a very naughty Pimento 1973 PI Saloon   (it's all Nick Jones' fault)

Grew up with a 2000 Estate (OJE196J) and my first car was a 2500TC Saloon (WCA964R) - both no longer with us  
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Nick Jones
July 19, 2017, 8:32pm Report to Moderator

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The last report I had from the new owner (not so new now, if he even still has it) was that it was "bloody brilliant" and "goes like the clappers" (it did).  He'd done quite alot of miles and bought it some presents.  I can only conclude that it was me it didn't like.....  I don't often miss it.

Nick


Nick Jones
Somerset UK

Vitesse Mk 1.5 Convertible EFI, Survivor of RBRR 2008, HCR & 10CR 2009, HCR 2010, 10CR2011, HCR 2012, 10CR2013, 10CR2015, HCR 2016 & HCR 2017.
GT6 Mk3 Roto - project in progress
Spitfire MKIV son's project now on the road as a daily driver
2.5 PI Saloon now EFI (PIe?), Engine rebuilt and running sweet.  Diff howling...... Survivor of HCR 2013 & 2014 Gone to live in Swansea

http://www.tengaston.plus.com
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JimEB
July 19, 2017, 10:05pm Report to Moderator
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It must've been a messy divorce...

My PI is not yet bring revved hard, but it wants to... Lightened flywheel balanced with crankshaft and clutch, TR5 cam, camshaft bearings...


Now the owner of a very naughty Pimento 1973 PI Saloon   (it's all Nick Jones' fault)

Grew up with a 2000 Estate (OJE196J) and my first car was a 2500TC Saloon (WCA964R) - both no longer with us  
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Nick Jones
July 19, 2017, 10:42pm Report to Moderator

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Sounds like a good recipe......  Should go very well as mine made over 160lb/ft from 2000 to 5200 rpm with 146 bhp peak and that with only the std 132 PI cam.

And I get the blame credit in your sig..... sweeet!  

Nick


Nick Jones
Somerset UK

Vitesse Mk 1.5 Convertible EFI, Survivor of RBRR 2008, HCR & 10CR 2009, HCR 2010, 10CR2011, HCR 2012, 10CR2013, 10CR2015, HCR 2016 & HCR 2017.
GT6 Mk3 Roto - project in progress
Spitfire MKIV son's project now on the road as a daily driver
2.5 PI Saloon now EFI (PIe?), Engine rebuilt and running sweet.  Diff howling...... Survivor of HCR 2013 & 2014 Gone to live in Swansea

http://www.tengaston.plus.com
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Nick Jones
July 19, 2017, 10:46pm Report to Moderator

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Not a bad looking old bus.....



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Nick Jones
Somerset UK

Vitesse Mk 1.5 Convertible EFI, Survivor of RBRR 2008, HCR & 10CR 2009, HCR 2010, 10CR2011, HCR 2012, 10CR2013, 10CR2015, HCR 2016 & HCR 2017.
GT6 Mk3 Roto - project in progress
Spitfire MKIV son's project now on the road as a daily driver
2.5 PI Saloon now EFI (PIe?), Engine rebuilt and running sweet.  Diff howling...... Survivor of HCR 2013 & 2014 Gone to live in Swansea

http://www.tengaston.plus.com
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JimEB
July 21, 2017, 12:42pm Report to Moderator
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Pimento PIs are the BEST.

Temperature gauge now working again, having fitted new sensor...


Now the owner of a very naughty Pimento 1973 PI Saloon   (it's all Nick Jones' fault)

Grew up with a 2000 Estate (OJE196J) and my first car was a 2500TC Saloon (WCA964R) - both no longer with us  
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poppyman
July 21, 2017, 1:39pm Report to Moderator
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Quoted from JimEB
Pimento PIs are the BEST.

Temperature gauge now working again, having fitted new sensor...


nice to have an easy job for a change
cheers, tony.
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MDofTW
July 30, 2017, 8:48pm Report to Moderator

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I think that looks very smart. Not sure I've seen one that colour before. Minilites go well with it too.

My parents had a green L reg 2.5pi estate (NPA 633L) - it was not a great success. Injection system was a nightmare, and as a heavily loaded estate it was horribly bouncy at the back.

Steve S
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