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Re: Misfiring

Postby epipete » Fri 12.06.2015, 21:43

Well done Pascal, it does appear that you are getting to the heart of the problem, I look forward to you recieving and installing the new CTS to see if this resolves the problems.
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Re: Misfiring

Postby Simon_P » Fri 12.06.2015, 22:21

Be careful not to over tighten the new CTS - It is a tapered thread - The housing will crack!
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Re: Misfiring

Postby HJ2 » Fri 12.06.2015, 22:22

Top Tip!
If you always do what you always did, you always get what you always got
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Re: Misfiring

Postby Pascal » Sat 13.06.2015, 16:34

Ok for 'not overtightening, thank you.

1° CTS not yet arrived, so I decided to put a fix resistance in the cts plug. A 220 ohms, it gives 93 °C on the ElanScan (maybe a 330 ohms is better).
Was a bit difficult to start (garage at 22°C) but it did with some throttle help.
After some minutes, I had the pleasure to see water out of the exhaust instead of smoke. I waited for the engine properly hot and I had a 15 km drive to clean my engine.
The car ran perfectly with this cheat signal. Generaly speaking all seems to be back to normal operation and maybe better that ever.

2° This for HJ2 ... yes I must do base timing now :wink: as I removed the CAS for acess.

3° I have received a Denso (or Mazda equivalent) fan switch sensor according to wiki controversial suggestion and I confirm that thread doesn't fit, please write the proper note in the wiki (I wouldn't make a cr*p in the wiki ... ).

Next with a new CTS ... Pascal
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Re: Misfiring

Postby Pascal » Wed 14.10.2015, 21:18

closing this topic now,
after driving some time with a fix resistor in place of the CTS.
Yes I changed the CTS (I used the cross reference you suggested, it works perfectly.) , and also the 'calorstat' (thermostat).

--> Changing this cheap component (advice of my mechanics) has stabilised the engine temperature and it is now smoother (and a bit higher according to the jauge : 1st quarter, stable).
Old faded pink is at its best now ...

Thank you friends, See you,
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