[s-cars] New 1.8t Coil Pack Conversion ECU to Coils Connector Possibility?
forgied at ae.ca
Sun Apr 2 14:28:32 EDT 2006
A fellow on the S2 forum (mostly U.K. owners) with an S4 Avant, "Merlin",
discovered my 1.8t coil pack conversion pdf in the fall:
Merlin made a post to the S2 forum alerting them to this alternative. Since
then, several S2 forum members have successfully made the conversion.
Recently Merlin posted that he had found some four-pin Volvo connectors
that work, plug and play, for the connection between the ECU and the
coils. I posted one of Merlin's photos on AW and asked if anyone familiar
with Volvos knew these connectors:
I also asked Merlin on the S2 forum for more information. Merlin
"Pretty sure they were from a petrol (gas) S40 around 1997-1999ish. I
found a few down at the breakers (wreckers) but I seem to remember
that they weren't on the diesel version. I can't remember what the plugs
were for but they were fairly obvious in the engine bay! It is also very
simple to remove the pins from the plugs. I did this so that I could solder
my cables directly to the pins and then push them back into the housing!!"
Danny Brook, the fellow who did the wiring diagram for my pdf write-up,
sent me an email with some photos (tiny ones though) of four-pin Volvo
O2 sensor connectors. They look tantalizingly correct.
I wasn't able to get to a Volvo wrecker yesterday (downpour in
Vancouver) as planned. Any body familiar with Volvos (or O2 sensors)
think there is light at the end of this particular tunnel?
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