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    21-09-2023, 04:00 PM
    Yeah, the sensors are almost definitely completely fine still - this is one of the problems with the Innovate controllers - they are still using the same control code that they reverse-engineered in the early 90s, designed for the earlier 4.2 sensor, whereas everyone else is now using Bosch's CJ125 chip for control, which is designed by Bosch specifically for this task, and also fully compatible with the 4.9! The Innovate gets itself into a state with sensors where something goes marginally...
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    21-09-2023, 01:39 PM
    Have either of them failed with an E-8 error? How much did you pay for the new sensor - genuine will be around £100, knock-off will be less than that, and are much more susceptible to premature failure, especially with an Innovate controller. If so, don't throw the sensor itself away, any competent controller will still be able to use the sensor. Unfortunately NTK sensors require a different controller, though yes they can be a bit more robust, they also, I think, respond a bit...
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    11-09-2023, 04:08 PM
    Unfortunately I think RPW are the only place actively making and selling downpipes. Have you factored in sales tax, shipping and import duties into your price - you'll probably find overall the price about doubles... Else, it's off to a local fabricator for a one-off, but probably also at similar price levels...
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    11-09-2023, 04:05 PM
    Yep, avoid Innovate like the plague. Depending on what your long term plans are, whether you think you might do enough mods to the car to justify installing an aftermarket ECU, consider a controller that has CANBUS output, as this will future proof it. If you don't think this is on your radar, then you can skip this as a requirement. You will need something with a separate emulated Narrowband output, as this will need to feed the stock ECU. I'd take a look at the LD Performance...
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    08-09-2023, 09:35 PM
    Confused replied to a thread Why? in General / Questions
    You'll be looking for probably a smallish box, with 4/5 wires coming out of it, that's obviously not from the factory, probably poorly spliced in somewhere...
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    07-09-2023, 10:23 PM
    Confused replied to a thread Why? in General / Questions
    Most common loss of speedo & odometer is probably the KPH to MPH converter fitted during import. It's either going to be on top of the gearbox, under the air box, where it's been subjected to engine bay heat plus potential wet. Else it'll be behind the dash somewhere. This is where I'd look first for this issue. As for the battery drain, try removing one fuse at a time until the drain stops (or get hold of an amperage meter, one of the clamp style ones that'll wrap around the...
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    07-09-2023, 09:17 PM
    Confused replied to a thread Why? in General / Questions
    Because they don't know them, and anything new is scary, and the potential for a ramp/bay to be taken up is too big a risk. However, you're pretty lucky, because it's not a particularly difficult job, and there are a few of us who are more than willing to provide assistance and guidance. We must have done 10 cambelts at my Garage Weekends over the years. It's a shame, but that, unfortunately, is the way it is currently... :(
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    07-09-2023, 02:17 PM
    Hello and welcome! All the PDF manuals that you can find on eBay and the likes are here, behind the "Paid Membership" banner (which is still probably cheaper than the eBay listings?) - it'll also give you access to all the other guides - which, although are primarily VR-4 specific, there is a number of things which are probably also relevant to you.
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