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Old 16-03-2012, 12:54 PM   #1
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Hi All,

A bit about me and the car. Always loved racing, and I as near my 30's I thought it was time I stopped wasting money, grow some balls and go-racing...

Ended up with "Zippy" after plenty of saving:

Mk3.5, RS1800, Welded in cage, Coilovers (LEDA) etc.

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Bought it not working; needed a new ECU. Eventually found the right one, and its not starting yet- seems not to want to fire up. Looking into it.

Anyway, heres what I dont/didnt have:

1) Storage space- so rented a garage.
2)A trailer- got it transported over via flat bed. Need to buy one when I can.
3) I can not tow on my licence- so need to do a B+E test.
4) Dont have much mechanical knowledge so been asking around for help- getting there.
5) A national B MSA race licence- to do.
6) Get welds on roll cage re-sprayed.
7) Get body work sorted after a few track days.
8) Rust proof underside with hammerite.
9) Cambelt
10) Brakes
11) Full fluid service.

Bought:

1) ECUs. Eventually got a 2FBC.
2) Some 15 inch steel rims- hopefully get some cheaper tyres.
3) Some list 1b tyres- got some R888s off eBay cheap (ish!).


Lets see if I can enter a race before the years end; will do a few track days before hand.

Enjoy- will try to keep the project updated when I get chance!

Kam
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Old 16-03-2012, 03:40 PM   #2
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Is the ecu coded to your car ie does it have a transponder ring? If its has one and the ecu is not coded then you'll never get it going. Im sure you can buy ecu's that have this function deleted. Or even better go for aftermarket management
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Old 16-03-2012, 03:47 PM   #3
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Hmmm...

My key has a little red transponder in it? I thought EDIS was managed outside of the ECU?

The guy I bought it off had an ECU that he was swapping between all of his 1.8.

I thought my engine/ECU combo was pre PATs and external EDIS?

(O and the ECU I bought of eBay the 2FBC came with no transponder- I using the original key).

I have the blown original ECU (which is also a 2FBC code).

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Old 17-03-2012, 11:12 AM   #4
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Must be a thing about being nearly 30 mate, I'm considering the same! Lol
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Old 26-03-2012, 11:47 AM   #5
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Updated from 25/03/2012.

He is all started up thanks to Churtz (aka Matt).

Turns out the fuel regulator (FSE) was tightly shut.

A few tweaks to the adjustment nipple and he started up!

Next up a full service, and may be a lick of cosmetics and then track time.

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