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  • Nick Mann's Avatar
    21-10-2020, 06:43 PM
    Nice diagrams Garry - it might be worth labelling the "air intake hose" as the pre-turbo hose or something similar? For a second I was reading the diagram back to front as I saw air intake hose and assumed it was the boost reference point rather than the solenoid waste outlet point. Also worth mentioning is that if you have a facelift auto you will almost certainly need to refer to the manual diagrams, not the auto with tcl. (Unless your name is Nev.) Diagram 3 for me! :D
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  • elnevio's Avatar
    20-10-2020, 11:16 AM
    Dave, would you be able to do a complete How To guide on testing the VR-4 for boost leaks - i.e. tools needed and how to do it? This would be a useful guide for so many people (including me!) as it is indeed a common issue.
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  • Davezj's Avatar
    20-10-2020, 12:22 AM
    The reason i have posted this information is because at every dyno day i have attended there is always 2 or 3 people that have trouble with boost control on the dyno. and it is either a faulty boost solenoid or the solenoid is plumbed in wrong. with the info provided able there is no reason why anyone should turn up to a dyno for a tuning session or a power run with a boost control issue. it is embarrassing to be honest, how frequently this happens.
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  • Atik's Avatar
    19-10-2020, 10:05 AM
    Its a cracking little beast! So much fun to drive.
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  • elnevio's Avatar
    18-10-2020, 08:56 AM
    Fair play Ian, that's no mean feat!! :thumbsup:
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  • elnevio's Avatar
    16-10-2020, 07:46 AM
    elnevio replied to a thread The Replacement in General Chat
    Nice to hear from you again Robert! Hope you are otherwise well and that not having a JDM isn't a sign of mental instability!! /lol Possibly actually a sign of mental clarity /Hmmm Looks nice. :thumbsup: Crazy how quick 'normal' cars are becoming these days!
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  • Davezj's Avatar
    14-10-2020, 11:29 PM
    this info is a copy and paste but there are so many questions about boost control i thought i would post it up as it sensible info. there is a link to a video at the bottom. Today we're talking about something that is as important as boost itself, and that something is control and we will cover all the boost control setups, starting with the most basic level 1 setup and proceeding to the most complex and performance oriented level. LEVEL 1 BOOST CONTROL - wastegate + wastegate...
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  • elnevio's Avatar
    12-10-2020, 02:22 PM
    What Nick HASN'T mentioned is that his Jaaaag is the XJ L version (so maybe that should be Jaaaaaaaaaag!). It is very long. And it is very fast. And to quote, "Unnecessary"!! /haz What a car! Still miss it and the absolute daft funfest that it is! /lol Good work Paul, glad to see you've stuck with it! My facelift VR-4 is in the progress of being LPGed as we speak :thumbsup:
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  • MPBVr4's Avatar
    12-10-2020, 01:41 PM
    Like the V8 Jaaag Nick. I was sorely tempted by a Lexus IS-F recently.... as a good alternative to an Audi RS4.
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  • MPBVr4's Avatar
    12-10-2020, 12:24 PM
    I'm still lurking after 15 years. Daily is an Audi S3 but still have the 3000GT
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  • elnevio's Avatar
    10-10-2020, 09:12 AM
    foxdie On both my early PFL and late FL, the wire colour from OBD pin 1 to ECU pin 56 (pin 6 of third connector), is grey with a red trace. Not green with a red trace. I've checked at both ends of the wire, to be sure! Also, pin 26 is black on the diagram, but the white writing says 'white' instead of 'black'! /lol
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  • Atik's Avatar
    09-10-2020, 05:30 PM
    /haz
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  • elnevio's Avatar
    08-10-2020, 08:02 PM
    Yay for Mike! :2thumbsup
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  • Atik's Avatar
    08-10-2020, 10:11 AM
    Still here, still lurking. Since the silver Legnum and the red Legnum, I've had a Nissan Stagea (fun but not quite as fun as the VR4), Volvo V70, slightly less fun but more interior equipment and WAY easier to live with. Currently have the wife's 2009 Mondeo 2.2TDCi. Super smooth, very comfortable, not exactly a slouch and a lovely car to be in. And for myself, I now have The Fridge which is my fun and practical family car! Mitsubishi RVR Hyper Sports Gear R.
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  • Nick Mann's Avatar
    08-10-2020, 10:10 AM
    Did you investigate the fault code? A flashing N light means the TCU is putting the box in safe mode because it has seen a problem - that problem should be stored as a code. Do not use a code reader - do the flashy dash method as described a few posts up.
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  • Nick Mann's Avatar
    08-10-2020, 10:05 AM
    Still got mine. It's not been a daily for years - I was using a van for work. It would come out on evenings and weekends and it has been rare that it has hit 5000 miles in a year. However my job changed in February and I started commuting in it - nearly 40 miles a day taking a fair chunk of two hours in total. The turbos started smoking a little and the stiff suspension and lightweight flywheel/stage 3 clutch meant stop start traffic and speedhumps in Birmingham were just not fun. ...
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  • elnevio's Avatar
    07-10-2020, 09:27 AM
    I assume yours doesn't have TCL? Mine does, so is exceptionally unusual for a facelift, let alone a second facelift (mine is 2001), so I had also wondered if it was anything to do with that. Yes, I did think that you could use a wire from the speedo cluster to the white-green wire on the 4th ECU connector as the means of getting the signal there. And you already have a handily placed grey wire and random wire combo that runs between the two points! /yes :D And yes, the speed limiter can...
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  • elnevio's Avatar
    07-10-2020, 08:17 AM
    Has all the fluid been flushed out, or did the contents of the sump just get dropped and replaced? The latter only changes about half the ATF, as the rest remains in the gearbox internals. Did they follow the flushing guide? Which ATF was used? How's the ATF level? Did you have any fault codes? If all the above is good and you've used Amsoil, it might take a little time to clean up the gearbox internals :)
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  • elnevio's Avatar
    07-10-2020, 08:11 AM
    The white-blue wire is the white-green wire, i.e. the signal from the VSS. It's just that the colour changes to white-blue before it heads up to the gauges. You have a plastic-cased ECU - what age is your car? I suspect that the other end of the snipped white-green wire will be taped back into the loom. Incidentally, does your shady wiring elsewhere on the ECU plugs happen to look anything like this?
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  • Nick Mann's Avatar
    05-10-2020, 11:29 PM
    Air horns! Dixie land?
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  • Nick Mann's Avatar
    05-10-2020, 11:22 PM
    Nick Mann replied to a thread Castle nuts in Drive Train
    Glad you are sorted. I found a couple of used ones in my bolts bucket yesterday but new would always be better.
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  • elnevio's Avatar
    02-10-2020, 09:44 PM
    Yeah, I reckon you have to chase where it goes to the ECU. I note that your convertor was equipped with a grey wire to go to the ECU, from looking at your pic. Maybe it goes to the white-green wire in pin 16 of the fourth connector for the ECU, i.e. the one you cut to remove the 180kmh limiter. That way, it would still feed a speed back to the ECU, possibly in mph, so the limiter moves to 180mph instead, and preventing the occurence of a fault code. Most converters it seems have five...
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  • Nick Mann's Avatar
    02-10-2020, 08:01 PM
    You have a second facelift, so your chassis code will likely be 04xxxxx. That means you don't have a vehicle spčed sensor. I think the tcu outputs the speed signal based on gearbox shaft speeds. Try askin elnevio as he has a similar aged car and has been playing with speed converters recently.
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  • Nick Mann's Avatar
    02-10-2020, 07:46 PM
    Is it possible it is a dump valve?
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  • Nick Mann's Avatar
    02-10-2020, 07:39 PM
    Nick Mann replied to a thread Low RPM miss? in Engine
    Small boost leak?
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