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Re: High CO / Poor hot starting

Postby Steve A » Wed 12.07.2017, 21:31

:D Thanks for your help and suggestions John and Simon :smt023
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Re: High CO / Poor hot starting

Postby Simon_P » Wed 12.07.2017, 21:48

Hi John,
Lotus spec. is 1.8 to 2.2 ohms. Outside that is rejected.
So 2.5 is a 12% to 30% error depending on how you look at it.

They are always in parallel so the effect is always 100%
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Re: High CO / Poor hot starting

Postby Steve A » Thu 13.07.2017, 12:18

As suggested I have reset the ECU.
I was going to set the base timing but discovered my strobe light leads are to short :roll: so I need to make up some extensions
I then went for a spirited drive :burnout: and then rechecked the plugs (the gap is 0.8 ).
The pronounced popping has now gone and the car seems to be running smoother.
I could check the mixture at my local garage.
Time will tell whether the hot starting problem has gone or if it would be beneficial to go closed loop?

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Re: High CO / Poor hot starting

Postby lotustonybassplayer » Thu 13.07.2017, 19:39

I have recently gone closed loop with a mountain chip, and i am getting at least 5 more mpg, and no longer do i get the smell of fumes as i drive along in the car nor do i smell of them either after a journey :D and only .5% co at mot time :wink:
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Re: High CO / Poor hot starting

Postby Steve A » Thu 13.07.2017, 20:37

lotustonybassplayer wrote:I have recently gone closed loop with a mountain chip, and i am getting at least 5 more mpg, and no longer do i get the smell of fumes as i drive along in the car nor do i smell of them either after a journey :D and only .5% co at mot time :wink:

That's good to know, my wife always say's my car sticks the house out when I put it in the garage :lol:
Where did you get all the parts numbers etc, wiki?
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Re: High CO / Poor hot starting

Postby lotustonybassplayer » Thu 13.07.2017, 22:47

Yep used the bosch sensor as listed on the wiki. got it from rockauto. I used loads of penetrating fluid over a couple of weeks before I attempted to remove the bung.
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