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[rally_prep] My 205 Constantly Evolving 205 Xs Road Rally Car Project


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#241
tdr_1976

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Thanks mate - fairly happy with it so far.

 

I'm looking forward to getting the new electrics fitted and getting it on the road, so I can see what difference it makes to the handling.

 

I'll let you know how it goes, but will need to run in the new engine first! 



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Really like that looks very tidy/factory 



#243
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Thanks mate  :)



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A small update on the project;

 

My DTA S40pro ECU, wiring loom, and comms lead have all arrived this morning from mefmotorsport  :wub:

The work of connecting it all together and finishing the project continues this evening - I can see the light at the end of the tunnel now :D

 

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Progress photo's to follow.  



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Always watch out for your updates. Look forward to your next.

#246
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Well...... Friday afternoon/evening didn't work out the way I had planned it.

 

The plan was to make a hole in the bulkhead for the new wiring loom connect the ecu to the switched live, permanent live and a good ground connection, upload a base map, check oil and water, and get it started, it all went well until the starting stage, everything was good but it just wouldn't start. So I abandoned it and went in the house for a few beers.

 

Saturday morning - after reading the DTA manual and learning about the diagnostic tests I could carry out off I went back into the garage with laptop in hand.

 

Crankshaft oscilloscope test was good, no issues other than the engine was cranking a little slow, but that was to be expected after a full rebuild. 

 

The coil test was all good - 1&4 and 2&3 were firing in the correct order with good healthy blue sparks.

 

The injector test also proved to be successful, both dry and wet tests - plenty of fuel going in, so there shouldn't be any reason that the engine wouldn't start...... but still, it wouldn't start.

 

In a moment of desperation, I decided to check the coil pack again to check that the plugs were contacting the coil terminals - all good no problem...... or at least until mounting it onto the plugs on the head that was..... the contact springs on the coilpack weren't contacting the plugs. So I removed the rubber insulation boots and all the springs were compressed, so I stretched them all one by one refitted the rubber boots, fitted the plugs back in, put the coil back on and finally the engine started - What a feeling of total elation and accomplishment! Chuffed would be an understatement.

 

A few photos of the wiring work and process with a video of the first start;

 

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Older type xs sensors fitted for instrumentation.

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Chasis - engine wiring connectors

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All good to go - still got to fit air sensor on the inlet system, hence its red on the display!

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Video of the first start!

 

https://www.youtube....eature=youtu.be



#247
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Well done mate! Look forward to seeing more on this. The video on youtube is set to private so can't watch it.



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Thanks mate - was good to meet you the other week  :)

 

I've changed the video settings now, not quite sure what happened there.........  :blink:



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You too! We made it up snowdon in the end :D  

 Still can't see the video mate!



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Haven't done much to the car recently other than drive it around having a lot of fun!

 

Gave it a service on Saturday and made this quick video of the finished conversion - Best viewed in 1080p.

 

As it's now running DTA management I'm tempted to invest in a set of ITB's next year :)

 


Edited by tdr_1976, 12 September 2017 - 04:12 PM.


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Sounds bad ass! F'kin love this car

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still on a base map?

 

 

can hear the classic TU timing belt whine :D



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still on a base map?
 
 
can hear the classic TU timing belt whine :D


It's been on the rollers mate, goes really well, but it has a strange idle straight from cold, it's ok once warmed up a little. Going ITB's and a different tuning center next year!



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