Have now completed the first 300 miles of running the new engine in, everything seems alright so far but I have had a few little hick ups!
1- The boost guage reads from -1bar not 0 like most peoples do? I have plumped it in to the line going to the ecu, might not be important but I can't keep an eye on what the boost is, the boost climbs to 0 bar under throttle and It feels as if its not going to climb any more into the + figures, but I don't want to boot it just yet to find out! any ideas? surely it shouldn't boost this much anyway on standard ecu, should it?
2- Alternator light takes a while to go out, alternator is making quite a bit of noise and I keep getting a flat battery although when i jump it, it will run with the lights on for hours without a problem?! The car still has the mis on idle which I think is either a bad earth or something to do with the alternator, tested the battery when running and it read around 12.5 volts, although my Stack Dash is only reading 7.5? whats going on there?!
3- Poxy ball joint on my gear linkage keeps coming off and has caused me to burn my arm 3 times! whilst fixing the bloody thing on the side of the road.
I've got a rally design qs, anyone had similar problems?
I need to still wire a ecu light so i can test for any faults, what is the colour of the ecu light wire on a LET loom? I'm hoping this might tell me a few things, will it pick up on the alternator? or the miss its got?
All interesting questions, hopefully someone has some good suggestions
Besides all that the car runs great, the exhaust is a little noisy, and the gearbox sounds a bit cranky already but that might be low fluid level (to be checked tommorrow) The Competition red bushes are rock hard but give a very positive ride, some proper coilovers wouldn't go a miss as were running G Max shocks and 20mmTD springs at the front, 60mm at the back and its far to low at the front for my liking
Cant't wait to go and give it some right foot, still got the chips to fit yet!
1 more question- can I use a brand new xe alternator as the engine is in a nova?
Thanks once again