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A.B

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About A.B

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    Wheely good builder!

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    Gloucestershire

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    Robin Hood s7
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    Aaron Beddoes
  1. A.B

    C20Xe Ecu Swap Out

    That's my view but it's finding someone to sort it. It's also balancing the resell price of a roadgoing car against the work required to get it back on the road. I purchased it as a project 3 years ago now and it I haven't got it going. It now needs the wiring sorted along with the brakes going over, new carb linkage fitted along with other jobs.
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    Another update, after a bit of searching and talking through the car with them I asked if the ignition / fuel relay was in place which it was not... there was no issue with the ecu. When they put the ignition module back in the car went to fire up but the fuse box again began to smoke. The garage has now said no more. So now as it stands the car still requires a partial rewire to sort out whatever is causing the smoking issue. Sadly I do not have the time at the moment to really get into it, my father where the car is kept, is now in the process of moving house and in a state it's currently in can't really be stored as it's not mobile at the new house. So I now have a bit of an issue, I either pay to get the car sorted and roadworthy or sell. Any advice would be great or suggestions of anyone who could undertake the work. Happy to pay the going rate for work carried out be it a garage or just someone who has experience with these sort of cars.
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    A known good ecu has been tried on my car and did not rectify the issue, so it's been taken as the ecu isn't the issue. I'm from Cheltenham but the car is currently in a garage in Gloucestershire. Trailering the car isn't a problem.
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    The car has now been in and out of said garage for almost a year. Although it's been partially rewired they cannot seem to sort the loss of spark issue. If anyone could recommend another garage to send the car into that would be great. If not I'm going to have to result in putting it on eBay as is, which i really don't want to do as I hoped to keep it and use it. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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    He swapped between the two configurations shown that aren't interchangeable.
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    So today I have received the news that they have tried another ECU but still no good after spending some time on it. So in short even the garage is stumped. I have gone through everything knights templar has suggested with them to no avail... They are suggesting a full rewire of the car and a new ecu which makes me doubt they know what's truely going on. So I guess there's three options: do as the garage say and pay for a full rewire. Sent the car to someone else. Sell the car as is and take the hit. I would really like to have the car back up and running, I'm waiting to hear what the bill currently sits at, I don't know what they'll charge me for if the problem hasn't been fixed. Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
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    I believe the fault diagnostics is in with the £460 bill the £125 is just for the ecu repair itself. I gather they think they've checked the bases and believe the ecu at fault. I'm also far away back at uni so just have to keep faith that it's going down the correct path. I will try and relay the information to the garage, thanks for your help. When you say tester is it a special device or a multimeter? If so I will try and find out the ecu pin layout for my engine. Thanks again
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    C20Xe Ecu Swap Out

    That's where the problem is. It was running before my father switched some relays. Didn't check to see if it would start up before sending it off foolishly. It's now been rewired and everything works as it should except the engine won't start as there's no spark getting to it apparently. They changed the coil pack which they then realised wasn't the issue so put fault with the ecu.
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    I tried every travelling automotive electrician in the area and either got no response or weren't interested. I don't think many places want to take on something like this! I even tried on the midlands Westfield group as a few of those guys run c20xe engines all of their garage recommendations wouldn't touch it. I even asked if any of them would do it in their spare time and pay as they go or some cash upfront but nobody was interested.
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    The garage have done a few pinto engined 7 style cars but not a c20xe. I was recommended the garage because of this and the chaps knowledge of carbs. The car has had a partial rewire of relays on the lighting system after I had a good look at it after my father switched some relays over and it smoked. When I took the dash off to inspect the whole wiring wasn't safe. I had thought I'd be better off financially working the summer and sending it in to the garage than doing it myself. The ecu is being sent off to be repaired and I will see how it goes from there, if no progress is made I'll move it to another garage as my first choice was too busy over the start of the summer. I'm not too bothered about the current bill so long as it's done right. I will ask for further input once the ecu is repaired. Can any of you suggest a garage in the Cheltenham / glos area?
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    C20Xe Ecu Swap Out

    They've changed the coil pack could that cause the loss of spark if it's not correct for the ecu
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    The bill is currently at £460 plus another £125 to get the ecu repair. The garage is being pretty vague on what's wrong just saying that it's lost spark. I'm away at uni and can't really get back to see what's going on. the garage have had it in now for 2 months working intermittently on it and it's becoming frustrating.
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    I believe they are planning on sending it away and have had a quote
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    Partial rewrite of lights, relays ect. I haven't touched the ecu but I believe it was damaged before hand went trying to sort the lights out fusing or something like that the ecu. Can I just swap out the ecu with other codes or does it have to be exactly the same as I'm struggling to find the same code or do I just pay up the £125? Really appreciate the advice
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    The car is currently in the garage and they are quoting £125 to repair it. So my question is are they interchangeable for less or is it worth going aftermarket considering the repair cost?
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