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UrQ Start probs... SOLVED!!!
Thanks everyone for giving me some helpful tips on the starting problems
on my coupe. (bob, Nick, Scott...etc)
It seems that after a little bit of testing, from the ignition switch
down, the problem was right at the starter. The solenoid hot lead is a
plug in spade type connector. It was completely off and just laying next
to its terminal. Which made sense that when I rocked it in gear it would
sometime work. I love easy **CHEAP** fixes like that. I rewired it a bit
to prevent it from happening again. If it werent for the heat wrap on the
starter, it probably would have NEVER started. (it was keeping it close
to the terminal)
For those with inquring minds... I was seeing 11.6V at the starter...!
Better than expected. And also the Bently books wiring for the coupe is
not accurate, it shows the charging circuit off the alternator past the
starter, it is before the starter. The starter is actually fed off the
alternator post. (??!!)
Also, if y ou're going to advance your cam one tooth on the UrQ, adjust
your ignition timing as well. It makes BIG difference!! When I got the
car, it had the cam advanced, but stock ignition timing. I was
complaining it was flat and powerless with a lot of pedal, but now its great!
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