Saying that, the next bit was me, SO....
When Richard went home the car was purring like a monster truck, next morning I was back with new drill bits and cutting discs for the grinder.
I had 1 stud to remove on the offside and three on the nearside.
As soon as I looked underneath I new it was going to be a night mare, it took an hour to get the first stud out as it laughed at my drill bits, when it was out it was on with the gasket and new M8 bolts.
The other side i soon realised was impossible with the drill bits I had remaining so I clamped it up to an acceptable standard.
So i started it up and headed off to screwfix for some cobalt bits.
A mile later there was a slight spluttering, then two, then an obvious problem with fuel that was bringing me to a stop, I only just avoided breaking down in a busy junction.
Now parked up it was time to ring Richard where we did lots of checks but it wouldn't run, it would start for a second or two then die.
It then occurred to me I didn't know if all the gauges worked as technically I had only driven it a few days and it had sounded like it was out of fuel even though the tank said half full.
So off I went to get a can of petrol, the next few hours is filled with me trying to find a petrol container as no had any in stock and ended with me buying the personal one off the original garages owner who hadn't told me he had one.
Back to the car and I put in the petrol and it starts first time......I ring Richard to update him and I decide to head home.
Once at home I realise I have only put five litres in the car so it will need more until I can confirm if its a gauge issue.
So I head to the local petrol station, put in £50 start the car.....Now the battery is dead and it wont start.
I call out my breakdown service and wait two hours for him to arrive where he confirms the alternator on the newly fitted engine is knacked.
He puts his power pack under my bonnet and I manage to get home draining all its power.
Next morning I am up first thing, bus to my mums, pick up the old alternator, bus home and old alternator fitted, Battery on charge.
Later that night I go out side, fit the battery and start her up and it roars into life.
My wife comes home from work and I ask her if she wants to come to the shop so I can show off my car with its slightly louder exhaust.
Off we go to the shops, on our return there is that familiar judder for fuel, splutter splutter and its dead again......
Luckily we were only one road from home so I left it overnight, maybe it was a temperature issue?
Next morning i returned to the car but nothing had changed, it would run for more than a second like it needed fuel again, but it had £57 in it, and even if it had a leak and a broken gauge that was still a lot to lose overnight....but as it had fixed it before off i went again on a journey to fetch more fuel.
On my return i put it in but it made no difference. I slowly started to turn up the throttle ring so for the seconds it ran it would run more powerful.
Eventually it was at the max and after a few turns hit the limiter and stayed running, i tried to turn the throttle adjuster down but this had now broken!
I disconnected the throttle and then tied it together with string, got in and managed to get it home again.
Turned the car off, started it again and it wouldn't run, did the throttle max trick and it did, turned it off and the next time nothing, it wouldnt start.
I made a phone call to Richard and told him my new tail of woe and we agreed to meet the next day with his PC and try to diagnose the issue.
I will stop the story here as Richard will best explain the technical parts of the next stage.
As I said, I need to see a therapist and I have NO money left but I will not give up on it. 40 days owned, 3 days driven.
I on the other hand am waiting to see a therapist.
Hi all i am the lucky owner of this beautiful money pit. I will let Richard continue the story as he does it so well. All i will say for now is he is a legend, it would be in the breakers if not for him. The story does continue and it only gets better, sort of!
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Replaced my throttle cable yesterday, in the process i managed to dislodge my kick down switch and im buggered if I can figure out where it goes.
Obviously its near the accelerator arm, but where exactly?
Anyone got a diagram or a picture.
Thanks in advance.
Hi Richard, hope your well fella.
Its not a kick down switch, my mistake its connected to the break pedal, refitted it now.
When this is all, over i will pop up to do the gas.
Take it easy