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Post by Turborevival » 17/10/19 19:01

Hello fellow members

I've just joined the club, i'm based in sunny Cardiff. I have a 96 turbo, owned it for about 7 years, it hasnt moved from my parents drive for about 18 months, shame on me. I parked it up almost 5 years ago, as i was working away i would only drive it about once a month. About 18 months ago it wouldn't start and it has sat there deteriorating ever since. Shocking, as i loved this car.
A professional mechanic and myself have spent a couple of days trying to get it running but to no avail, this was over a year ago now. I am here for help, i need to get her back on the road. Im going to spend some time on her this weekend, refresh my memory as to what has been tested, i will then start a new thread and hopefully with your help get her running. Talk to you soon!

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Post by benckj » 17/10/19 19:15

One of the evolving faults with these cars is the ECU deteriorating caps. It has stumped many owners as symptoms can be very erratic.

Keep it mind as a possibility when investigating the fault. Start with the basics; compression, ignition & fuel.


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Post by Turborevival » 17/10/19 23:08

Hello Benckj

Thank you for your input. I have done a visual check on the ecu and the caps look fine. Maybe a professional test of the ecu is required? If i remember correctly there was no spark or fuel. I removed the aftermarket immobiliser but still wouldn't start! I need to find out how the factory ecu functions. cheers

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Post by jimi » 17/10/19 23:10

Welcome to the club and good luck with getting it running :th:
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Post by martin42006 » 18/10/19 9:10

Welcome to the club, Usually the caps are fine unless they are physically leaking or expanded.
Id start by working out what is and isnt getting the signal it should. Wouldnt be uncommon for the aftermarket immobiliser to have damaged the wiring in other places.
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Post by Turborevival » 18/10/19 11:18

Thank you for yoiur comments. Weather permitting I'll be working on the car this weekend. Please look out for the thread I will start, lots of oquestions to be answered!

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Post by ayresyboy » 18/10/19 13:42

best of luck!
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Post by Tallboy » 25/10/19 9:23

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Post by andyroo » 27/10/19 12:47

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