Hi, I'm still looking to buy a p38 thor.
Viewed one today, owned by a very friendly/helpful guy in Wales.
Two problems that are new to me.
Car is not obviously overheating and temp gauge looks normal. Diagnostics shows silly high temperatures (150 cel?). Has new temperature sensor, same 'error' as old sensor.
I'm worried this could be rot in a ecu connector or loom.
The car has a problematic crank sensor. Runs for a few minutes, then obd shows dead crank sensor.
This is being replaced.
Dash displayed "gearbox fault", vehicle then feels sluggish (as if in too high a gear). Seller feels this is related to crank sensor - but engine was running well (maybe just a single misfire 10 seconds before the gearbox error).
Many years ago, I was developing OBD systems and I cant think of a link (other than rotten loom) between these errors (gearbox, cranksensor, temp sender).
The seller feels all three issues are linked and should resolve when the crank sensor is changed.
I don't share the sellers view.
Am I being overly sceptical?
I don't expect to find a p38 without faults, but I am looking at expensive ones - hoping for something that is running well at the point of purchase.
All info greatfuly received.