Working on the car every Saturday for about 4-5 hours... not enough space in my garage for all my stuff. Every time its a challenge should I actually do anything on the car or try to organize things around...
Getting more time to work is nearly impossible because my garage is at the property that closes after 3 p.m. on Saturday till Monday and during the week I'm busy..
I managed to figure out couple of issues with ECU and wiring.. Got to figure it out by trial and error, not the best way.. Somehow my IAC valve's "open" and "close" wires ended up being switched over. Can't understand how it happened because these two pins are the same on V2 and V4 ECU.. probably got them wrong while merging engine harness connector.. Anyway - i swapped them over at ECU plug and now car idles fine.
Also it seems that TPS wants to be in some specific range on idle so car can run happy. Trying to figure out all ESL ECU settings, adjust fuel pressure and so on... right now car woks great fully warmed up. Definitely trying to figure out this stuff without any prior experience and on the engine that never worked in this configuration is not the best way to go...
While I was trying to figure out ECU, car started to leak coolant and oil...
Coolant leak was due to a loose clamp on heat exchanger - easy fix, but oil leak seems to be the cover on the back of the engine... So it means the gearbox need to come out. bad news, probably will take the car to a shop for that, because in my garage it will be quite a hard thing to do...
New flywheel bolts and other parts already arrived this week to do all seals and covers on the back of the engine, but I want to do whatever I can myself to limit work scope for the shop to minimum..
And for now there are quite a lot on "to do" list:
- oil pressure sensor wire got burned on the exhaust and shorted;
- brakes need bleeding;
- BC inverted coilovers need to be re-greased and serviced;
- new fuel pump install;
- new 850 cc phase 2 injectors are waiting for adapters to be installed;
- GD bucket seat base needs modification to GC floor;
- clean up wiring mess after troubleshooting;
- wheel alignment;
- ECU tune,
- MOT (road-worthiness test to be able to drive it on the street)
these are major tasks without even touching anything cosmetic and lots of misc stuff... But it's moving forward
On add a bit of positive stuff - I went to a trackday with MR2 and had some proper fun
Trying not to forget how to drive.
There was nice variety of cars there including including this drift GC8 with S62 engine:
And this properly prepared hawkeye: