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This forum is small but mighty #1652780
03/09/2021 10:38
03/09/2021 10:38
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 604
Westcliff-on-sea,essex
aust_powers Offline OP
club member 1889
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club member 1889
Enjoying the ride

Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 604
Westcliff-on-sea,essex
When I had my first coop back in 2006 this forum was second to none with the help it provided, after I sold up I wasn't sure I would have come back to ownership if it hadn't have been for this forum still being active.

The car I bought in January was pretty good on the face of it, but within a month issues starting showing up, the main one being a random cutting out and non starting issue.

Joe very kindly helped me through some fault finding issues via YouTube videos I sent him of the car and helped Identify the battery in the boot being a big issue with Voltage drops and slow cranking.

Rog Relocated the battery to the front when I had it in with him but the issue persisted. Nigel had experienced a similar issue which pointed at the Chip possibly being at fault which he helped speak to me offline about and offered to lend me a spare ECU.

I believe the intermittent battery had caused the chip issues. So with suggestion of Joe he lent me a spare GTEC chip and the car was functional again (enough to move it about) and contacted Flea who managed to dig around on his old laptops get hold of the original Map for the car which was done around 2010 and he burned me a new chip which is now in place and the car is back to good running order smile

Without this forum, the car would probably be laid up somewhere knackered with not much of a clue what to do.

So thanks Thanks Joe, Nigel and Flea and the Forum ! smile

Austin


GT28rs,Pro alloy FMIC,Blueflame exhaust,SIP, Bosch 440cc,Helix organic clutch,Stage 3,331bhp,295lbft
Re: This forum is small but mighty [Re: aust_powers] #1652782
03/09/2021 11:33
03/09/2021 11:33
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 13,186
Auld Reekie
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Great post and result Austin, that's why, though modest in size these days due to dwindling numbers/ownership, we keep the club running and encourage new (and old) owners to join and take advantage of the irreplaceable knowledge that's available - also to be aware of club events and meets for coupé owners to meet, drive and swap stories smile


BumbleBee back:)
Re: This forum is small but mighty [Re: aust_powers] #1652785
03/09/2021 13:37
03/09/2021 13:37
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,106
Kent, South East
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Enjoying the ride

Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,106
Kent, South East
Great to hear you got that result and can enjoy your Coupe again.
It’s posts like this that reinforce the benefit of being involved on the forum and the knowledge base it brings when we have the inevitable issues with running 25 year old cars smile


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Re: This forum is small but mighty [Re: aust_powers] #1652787
03/09/2021 13:48
03/09/2021 13:48
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 454
France
french_coupe Offline
Club member 773
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Enjoying the ride

Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 454
France
Great result and a very nice story. Helps keep the faith.


lost in space
Re: This forum is small but mighty [Re: aust_powers] #1652797
03/09/2021 16:38
03/09/2021 16:38
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 15,769
FCSS 01684 593187
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Great you're back up and running with the correct mapped chip, now you can "send it" with confidence laugh thumb

Re: This forum is small but mighty [Re: aust_powers] #1652800
03/09/2021 19:14
03/09/2021 19:14
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 5,284
Essex
Trappy Offline
Club Member 1834
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Forum is my life

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Posts: 5,284
Essex
Originally Posted by aust_powers
When I had my first coop back in 2006 this forum was second to none with the help it provided, after I sold up I wasn't sure I would have come back to ownership if it hadn't have been for this forum still being active.

The car I bought in January was pretty good on the face of it, but within a month issues starting showing up, the main one being a random cutting out and non starting issue.

Joe very kindly helped me through some fault finding issues via YouTube videos I sent him of the car and helped Identify the battery in the boot being a big issue with Voltage drops and slow cranking.

Rog Relocated the battery to the front when I had it in with him but the issue persisted. Nigel had experienced a similar issue which pointed at the Chip possibly being at fault which he helped speak to me offline about and offered to lend me a spare ECU.

I believe the intermittent battery had caused the chip issues. So with suggestion of Joe he lent me a spare GTEC chip and the car was functional again (enough to move it about) and contacted Flea who managed to dig around on his old laptops get hold of the original Map for the car which was done around 2010 and he burned me a new chip which is now in place and the car is back to good running order smile

Without this forum, the car would probably be laid up somewhere knackered with not much of a clue what to do.

So thanks Thanks Joe, Nigel and Flea and the Forum ! smile

Austin



On the flip side, it shows you just how long it can take and how many people can sometimes need to get involved to solve niggling issues with these cars! Try doing a rolling resto while also heavily modifying a Coupé and it soon goes all sorts of crazy! silly

Every silver lining and all that laugh



Last edited by Trappy; 04/09/2021 09:13.

F****** b****** thing...
Re: This forum is small but mighty [Re: Trappy] #1652802
03/09/2021 21:49
03/09/2021 21:49
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 13,186
Auld Reekie
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Joined: Mar 2007
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Auld Reekie
Originally Posted by Trappy


On the flip side, it shows you just how long it can and how many people can sometimes need to get involved to solve niggling issues with these cars! Try doing a rolling resto while also heavily modifying a Coupé and it soon goes all sorts of crazy! silly

Every silver lining and all that laugh


To be fair it sounded as if it had been mucked about with extensively possibly by more than one person!


BumbleBee back:)
Re: This forum is small but mighty [Re: aust_powers] #1652861
10/09/2021 14:54
10/09/2021 14:54
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,785
In the driving seat!
Guzbod Offline
My life on the forum
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My life on the forum

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,785
In the driving seat!
Had my coupe since 2006 and whilst not a regular visitor, value the forum greatly. Once the UK is easier to travel to, I will be visiting Joe for a replacement seat. I hope its is before 2024 when I will need my cambelts replacing !


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