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  1. In other news, i made a quick enquiry on the Uk Rover SD1 forum about how i could find more info of my car from its couple of years in the UK before it was imported. This is what one of the members came back with. Now im going to contact the UK DVLA as apparently they can provide details on previous owners. Would be awesome to know where it was originally sold, and to whom. Ill be looking at making some display plates up of the original rego too, just for the hell of it.
  2. Banter here, Finally, i have a car worth actually posting on here! So, about 10 years ago I had an SD1, an 85 Vanden Plas EFI in Cashmere Gold. Sadly i sold it because i couldnt afford to run it as my daily back then, and have regretted selling it since. Anyway, yesterday i picked the new toy up. Its a 1985 Rover SD1 Vanden Plas EFI (again), but in Zircon Blue. It needs some love, but its got good bones. It runs and drives, and actually drives really well. The powerhouse So the plan is to give it a really good tidy up, get it in as good condition as i can, but also build a new engine wiring harness and install my Speeduino ECU. Early next year i intend to use the car as my wedding car, so the clock is ticking! Theres more info on the car on my website too.
  3. Did some cruising today, what a bloody stunning day it was too. Went and helped a fellow Rover club member with his SD1. Unfortunately it looks like his ECU may have issues, will have to do some more digging and make a plan of action. Mine is running bloody spot on, still some work to be done on the acceleration enrichment though, it just seems to be a constant sore point where i cant seem to get it right. At the moment it would cruise great but when you gave it a whack of throttle it would bog slightly and blow a puff of black smoke. It goes very rich for a split second in the logs. Im going to try disabling AE and see what it drives like then, and maybe slowly add it in bit by bit if it needs it. I have done about 150km since i started tuning, and about 1/4 a tank of gas used.
  4. It was a great idea at the time.... how bad can it be?
  5. Speeduino can do upto 4 cylinder sequential, but im running it in batch mode
  6. A quick update for today She's thirsty!
  7. Took Rover for a decent drive, and did some tuning.
  8. Not for a long time. Theres some really good stuff on that site, Will have a read of the tuning stuff. Also currently having a good read of the megasquirt manual tuning guides. Its amazing just how much fuel this engine needs, its bit of a thirsty dinosaur. Plan is to get the map as solid as possible, on the rich side, and then use VEAL to auto tune it down to cleaner running.
  9. Progress. Car now runs and kinda drives. Four weeks to the day since i took it off the road.
  10. Heard from the previous owner, apparently the restrictor plate in the exhaust was removed a couple of years ago. Ill still check just in case. Shame I can prove the myth myself, but it sounds like this one was restricted by Suzuki NZ.
  11. I picked this up yesterday, a 2007 Suzuki SJ50QT. At the moment its a non-runner, mostly, and smokes like buggery. It had the wrong oil in it, and there appears to be some issues with the carb and not supplying enough fuel. Should be some fun when i get it running. It also has this interesting little tag....
  12. Reconditioned the carb today. Sure enough, the pilot jet was the culprit. Completely blocked.
  13. I dropped my horrible one piece exhaust yesterday so i can fit the wideband
  14. I did some more work on the car this evening. Radiator is back in, as is the modified intake.
  15. I was really hoping to get a couple of tanks of gas on the old setup so i could compare, but i just ran out of time to go through 120 odd liters of gas. It cant be worse than the Lucas tune, surely.
  16. #speeduino
  17. Woah, whats this, an update?! Much progress has been made.
  18. Haha, so many feels for having a British car thats been "barried". Looks good, i like the minilite style wheels on it. Will follow.
  19. haha yes, those little bastards will cut deep if you dont!
  20. Didnt have one on hand tbh. The wire will be sleeved, and will have a section of corrugated tubing on that section and then firmly ziptied to the bracket. I can change it at a later date if needed. That bolts a fun one though as its into a coolant gallery and when you remove it a nice jet of coolant shoots out.
  21. I tidied the mounts and brackets i made up and gave them a paint.
  22. The new loom is coming together nicely.
  23. I get the feeling they went for about 5 hundy for the set. Was thinking of grabbing them as spares for my car, but dont have the space to store them.
  24. There was a set on TM a couple of months ago. Dont come up often though, but if your wallet is too heavy then Rimmer Bros sell brand new replicas.
  25. I also did the rocker cover gaskets