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Post by alvin.l.ryan » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:18 pm

Hi!

I was directed to your forum by a gentleman called Phillip Andrew... i have an old Nissan Bluebird Turbo ZX which runs a ca18et with a few mods - hope you lot aren't gonna turf me out for not having a scimitar!

Anyway, my bird has not been running well and Phillip correctly diagnosed a burnt out fuel pump circuit in the ECU. I'm really grateful as I've been tearing my hair out trying to work out what's wrong - first it was really hard to start, then cutting out when warm - then it died completely. I'd done everything (or so I thought) plugs, leads, dizzy, coil, fuel pump, filter, immobiliser, relays etc etc etc so just wanted to say a quick thanks. He directed me to this http://scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2013 post, and today i got my car up and running again! I still need to work out how to do a proper repair on the ecu, but I'll get to that later

All the best and thanks for the useful info!

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Post by scimjim » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:22 pm

Welcome Alv :D

Had that happen on my Ti SS1 too!


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Post by alvin.l.ryan » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:06 pm

Thanks! And hello again :)

Interesting - did you repair the ecu Jim?



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Post by CNHSS1 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:35 pm

Glad you found it useful :-)


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Post by scimjim » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:49 pm

alvin.l.ryan wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:06 pm
Thanks! And hello again :)

Interesting - did you repair the ecu Jim?
no, I had a spare luckily :D


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Post by Roger Pennington » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:13 pm

Welcome to the forum! :D


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Post by alvin.l.ryan » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:59 pm

CNHSS1 wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:35 pm
Glad you found it useful :-)
MASSIVELY useful - i have literally been tearing my hair out trying to get the thing to run! Thank you!



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Post by alvin.l.ryan » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:03 pm

So i'm very interested to know, what kind of modifications are people running on their CA18et engines? I have added a t25 running 12psi, 2.75 exhaust, huge fmic, k&n air filter, colder plugs, piper cam, walbro (that killed my ecu!) - I think that's it! Not sure what power it's putting out but it feels much faster than stock. Makes a nice noise too :mrgreen:



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Post by peter freeman » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:12 pm

That's what we called a fusable resistor and is put in the circuit instead of a fuse. Not qutie sure why though - probably just cheaper. Not at home at the moment so I cannot measure the value you need but it will be a low resistance. The ECU switches the earth leg of the pump supply. If yours is intermittant you should be able to meaure the value of the one in you ECU and buy a replacement - from memory you need one about 1/2 watt.



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