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It's started. I removed the wires from the ecu plug for the crank sensor and pushed some copper wires in and manually wired the crank sensor.
it slowly bumbled to life and promptly cut out when I let off the throttle too early. Proper smoked out the garage

I now need a replacement engine loom
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Paul_13 wrote:It's started. I removed the wires from the ecu plug for the crank sensor and pushed some copper wires in and manually wired the crank sensor.
it slowly bumbled to life and promptly cut out when I let off the throttle too early. Proper smoked out the garage

I now need a replacement engine loom
Great news
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Fandabbydozy! Well done mate. Can yoj not just stay with the direct wired ESS as opposed to replacing the whole loom?
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ChrisHolmes wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2024 4:50 pm
Fandabbydozy! Well done mate. Can yoj not just stay with the direct wired ESS as opposed to replacing the whole loom?
It's very very bodge. Vj4 has got a loom I'm picking up tonight for £20
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I feel your pain, I had very similar situation a few years back when I did my 1st engine rebuild , and it would only start on the 1 rotor except when you opened the throttle
turned out to be a broken wire to one of the injectors
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Broken wires are the bain of these cars due to age and apparently RX7 looms can be really brittle.
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well they're all getting on a bit now
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350matt wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2024 6:53 pm
I feel your pain, I had very similar situation a few years back when I did my 1st engine rebuild , and it would only start on the 1 rotor except when you opened the throttle
turned out to be a broken wire to one of the injectors
That's the issue I was having and I'm thinking the same.

Hopefully the new loom sorts everything
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That reminds me of an issue a while back that the owner was convinced was an intake valve solenoid, but was eventually tracked down to corrosion on an injector connector.
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Happy to report that the car started first time with the new loom. Ran it up to temp and turned it off. No leaks.
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YEE HAR EXCELLENT NEWS
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Splendid
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Big thanks to VJ4 for lending me parts until it started. Need to pay him for those rrp coils and loom today.
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Maiden voyage today, drove ok, did a few laps of the block and parked up.
Do it again tomorrow.

Tracking is seriously out
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Fantastic news Paul well done
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Nice to achieve something after being sat indoors post tear duct surgery
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That doesn't sound very pleasant
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Started the car again today and it's struggling to start without throttle. Is this normal?
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no. but it could just need a bit of run time.
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I changed the oil and cleaned the spark plugs today.
Oil smelt strongly of petrol and the spark plugs looked very healthy.
Almost as though it's an injector issue with the cold start problem. Starts fine from warm!
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Paul_13 wrote:I changed the oil and cleaned the spark plugs today.
Oil smelt strongly of petrol and the spark plugs looked very healthy.
Almost as though it's an injector issue with the cold start problem. Starts fine from warm!
Mine was awful starting from cold
It’s a crap set of spark plugs


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your issues getting it started and prolonged crank times could easily explain the fuel in the oil, however if it continues now you have fixed that you should check the injectors, as that is the most likely reason for fuel in the oil.
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You have a PM Paul
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I put fuel injector cleaner in it and It started nicely first turn of key.
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