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  • Nick Mann's Avatar
    Today, 03:24 PM
    Nick Mann replied to a thread Ayc light in Drive Train
    It likely means the pump is not making enough pressure. The first thing to try is an adjustable switch from Malc, MPBVr4
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    27-07-2021, 12:05 PM
    Nick Mann replied to a thread Common tuning FAQ in ECUs / Mapping
    9510 was completed in the third week of October 1996, 10354 was the first week of November. Certainly quite close in birthdays! I'd agree with Tim. If the ECU for 9510 has been played with, it might be very specific for that car and it's supporting mods. To be safe you'd want to be measuring boost levels and air/fuel ratios if you swap it to 10354.
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    26-07-2021, 01:46 PM
    Jay has managed to this in the past IIRC. foxdie
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    26-07-2021, 12:07 PM
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    24-07-2021, 11:40 AM
    Nick Mann replied to a thread Ayc light in Drive Train Very few code readers work properly on the VR4. Almost none. The only thing I trust for diagnostic codes is the flashy dash technique.
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    24-07-2021, 11:37 AM
    I've got Marks address somewhere but from memory in the region of Portsmouth.
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    23-07-2021, 06:43 PM
    Sounds like a good result then!
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    23-07-2021, 06:42 PM
    Nick Mann replied to a thread Ayc light in Drive Train
    No! The green lights should stop working when the red light comes on. The red light indicates a fault with the system - the system then stops shifting power around so no green lights. The red light should have no link to the temperature of the engine either, other than the system can sometimes stop working due to the pump being tired and warm oil not pressurising so easily. However the timing of the red light and the engine temp should be nothing more than coincidental. Have you tried...
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    22-07-2021, 11:53 AM
    10 years ago a bespoke stainless cat back was cheaper than the dealer part from Mitsubishi. I'm out of touch with current prices though.
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    22-07-2021, 11:49 AM
    Nick Mann replied to a thread Rear plugs , in Engine
    Definitely interested. This is an area where a lot of us are starting to have issues. Please let us know!
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    22-07-2021, 11:28 AM
    I suspect there is a system glitch! It was flagged up to the admin guys by another moderator before I got here, so hopefully sorted soon.
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    16-07-2021, 05:30 PM
    I just had a moment reminiscing about Lovejoy. Can't see you in the tweed three piece and beret though!
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    16-07-2021, 05:27 PM
    Not many about 20 years ago! Must be akin to unicorn poo now. Hope you keep enjoying it for a while longer!
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    16-07-2021, 04:06 PM
    2nd column third row was exported. However in the background you can see a certain Fridge that is still alive. Quite amusing that the only car I know is still on the road there is not a VR4!
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    16-07-2021, 04:03 PM
    Not sure where you got 7g from Dave? But yes, changing FWD to 4WD is tricky due to floor changes. I'd also like to disagree with the MPG. Very few owners get 25mpg round town. Most of us get more like 18mpg. Some in the past have quoted 15/16mpg. I'd say expect 16 and be happy with any extra.
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    16-07-2021, 04:00 PM
    It's a tricky question to be honest. Trying to find a specialist that knows a car so rare is not easy! Spongy brakes could be as simple as old fluid or old flexi pipes. If the hard pipes are heavily corroded to the point they are affecting performance then they will be leaking and your brakes will stop working quickly. Speedo could be as simple as a kph/mph converter. The alarm fault is only an insurance worry if the car still works.
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    16-07-2021, 03:41 PM
    Afternoon sir! I hope this doesn't signify the end of tinkering?
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    09-07-2021, 09:26 AM
    I'm not sure I have any photos - will check. I bought one a year ago from Amayama. Not cheap and not quick, but nice to have a new one in there to reduce the chances of dash out again!
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    09-07-2021, 09:21 AM
    Nick Mann replied to a thread Ayc too sensitive?? in Drive Train
    I agree. Tyre pressure/tread wear is most likely the cause.
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    30-06-2021, 03:14 PM
    Nick Mann replied to a thread New Member NZ in Newbies Area
    I'd take that info with a pinch of salt. Not saying they are wrong, but the auto 8th gen VR4 has a W5A51 gearbox, not a W4A. I have never seen a VR4 shred it's torque converter splines, whereas I have seen two damage their wave springs. It is possible the n/a FWD V6 uses the W4A gearbox and some of those do shred t/c splines but the issue was designed out on later cars as I understand. As far as I know the open port 2.0 shoulld connect to all VR4 ECUs, but the earlier ones (yours is very...
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    30-06-2021, 03:07 PM
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    30-06-2021, 03:03 PM
    I think you may be able to if you zip it first. Keep us informed - I've never seen this system on a Galant.
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    30-06-2021, 03:01 PM
    What's your chassis number? EC5A 040xxxx or 050xxxx? To my knowledge, those ages do not have a speedo feed on the gearbox - they use shaft sensors to determine gear ratio and speed to pulse the speed signal. I have never auto converted one that young, so I have not got first hand experience, but I heard that you need to wire in cables to near the ecu. /edit although reading your post again you say the manual box sensor is only two pin? I've never modified the loom where the auto box had...
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    Hello braindG
    I've renewed my membership and asked for vr4 pen, I've now lost my old one so was wondering if the new one was on its way.
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    Hi BraindG still cant pay for tickets, everytime I click checkout the screen just comes back to cart????
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    hey know when you get quote notifications? shouldnt there be a way to click and go straight to the thread you quoted in?
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    Barry,still waiting for a reply regarding my membership renewal,now had an email warning me it's about to expire,as explained,i did send the £20 by Paypal direct,has it been received,please reply.
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    Hi Barry,renewed my membership but the red banner still keeps popping up with a warning that my membership is about to expire,help!!
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    Hiya Barry,just to confirm,i have just sent a payment of £20 for my membership renewal thru Paypal,many thanks,Bill Hardy
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    Hello Barry. I have just re-joined the site and am trying to post a for sale advert for my VR4, but appear to be struggling. Can you help please? Thanks Mike
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    Hi Barry,i am just trying to up date my last post in the for sale section,my daughter has just gone back to uni and i am a caveman when it comes to computers! Regards,Lee.
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    Hi,i,ve got problems posting on adds have i got any of my settings wrong?

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