C20XE starter motor power
On my nova 1.4SRi engine the starter motor was powered by the baterey (i.e. directly)
I have now installed a c20xe. Do I have to connect the power/earth to this or is it contained within the loom?
You should have a lead that goes from the battery positive to the alternator + starter motor. You should also have an earth lead, which goes up by the alternator AFAIR.
I'll have to have a nose and see where I can plug this lead then. gonna be awkaward now engine is in.
was only wondering as on loom there is a cable that connects to battery and didnt know whether this was part of starter motor
Nope, thats the power for the ECU. The lead to the alternator + starter motor should be much thicker than that lead.
Sorry, but it's best to put the loom on the engine before it goes in... It's a nightmare to fit afterwards!
I'll figure out a way to do it. Im gonna move my tv and sofa under my car with the amount of time I spend under it.