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Wedge List / Re: RE: 1980 FI TR8 will not run
« Last post by Randy Tess on October 21, 2017, 09:35:17 AM »
Thanks David.



I am pretty sure the one that came out was not a DLB110.  Bit have no real way

to tell as notes in my other post



Ibll check fuel pressure shortly, but the pump and filter are three years

old. I can hear it run and have checked ot see if it was indeed operational

after the car was warm and not a starting.  it was.



It seems to be running very rich (or air starved).  So the pump seems ot be

fine.



If I open up the hose to the extra air valve, air is being pulled into the

plenum at a pretty impressive rate, the car will run at high idle like this

until warm (my previously posted video).  Reconnecting the hose while running

kills the car.



Gah.



Thanks for all the help guys. Webll get it right soon enough.  But it is 75

degrees and sunny today.



Randy
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Wedge List / Re: TR7/8 Digest V1 #8739
« Last post by Randy Tess on October 21, 2017, 09:29:35 AM »
How can I test the coils internal resistance? B I have the coil that came out
of the car sitting here.



It is black with no manufacturer name on it. Just this:



12V

USE WITH

ELECTRONIC IGNITION



901



Thatbs it.B  No other markings, data or information.



If I could test the resistance, then I would at least know what came out that
was, at one point, working.



Randy









From: James Tencate
Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 1:04 AM
To:
Cc: Randy Tess
Subject: Re: TR7/8 Digest V1 #8739



depends on the coil's internal resistance and the electronic ignition you
have, they all seem to want something ever so slightly different and a coil
that works well with one might not work well with another (Crane vs
123ignition for example).



I can send you a spare stock coil I have in my stash but youbre not running
stock anymore right? I also donbt think itbs the coil though.



Jim



On Oct 21, 2017, at 12:00 AM, TR7/8 Digest
wrote:



David did send me an e-mail and the coil I purchased and installed was a Lucas
Sport DLB110.  Is that correct?
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Wedge List / RE: 1980 FI TR8 will not run
« Last post by "David Huddleson" on October 21, 2017, 09:21:25 AM »
Randy,

Yes, the Lucas coil is the correct one as we discussed earlier.  As
for the current issues, have you monitored the fuel pressure? I wonder
if the fuel pump is having problems when warm.... and when was the
filter last changed?

David
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Wedge List / Re: TR7/8 Digest V1 #8739
« Last post by tencate on October 21, 2017, 02:05:34 AM »
depends on the coil's internal resistance and the electronic ignition you

have, they all seem to want something ever so slightly different and a coil

that works well with one might not work well with another (Crane vs

123ignition for example).



I can send you a spare stock coil I have in my stash but youbre not running

stock anymore right? I also donbt think itbs the coil though.



Jim



> On Oct 21, 2017, at 12:00 AM, TR7/8 Digest

<owner-tr8-digest@mercury.lcs.mit.edu> wrote:

>

> David did send me an e-mail and the coil I purchased and installed was a

Lucas Sport DLB110.  Is that correct?

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Wedge List / Re: 1980 FI TR8 will not run
« Last post by Randy Tess on October 20, 2017, 04:23:41 PM »
David did send me an e-mail and the coil I purchased and installed was a Lucas Sport DLB110.  Is that correct?





Randy
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Wedge List / Re: 1980 FI TR8 will not run
« Last post by Trevor Norris on October 20, 2017, 03:39:45 PM »
Cold start injector jammed open? Try disconnecting the fuel hose to it ..

block off the hose of course



Trevor
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Wedge List / Re: 1980 FI TR8 will not run
« Last post by Bob Thomas on October 20, 2017, 03:03:02 PM »
David Huddleson had similar problems to what you've described with his FI

TR8 DHC, and like you, changed out many electrical parts including the

coil.  I believe he found the FI cars require a different coil than the

Carb cars and that the correct coil solved all the starting and running

issues.



The cause of your problem may be different than David's, but at this point

you don't have anything to lose by contacting him to see if he can help

with a solution.



Bob Thomas



North Augusta,
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Wedge List / Re: 1980 FI TR8 will not run
« Last post by "Jim Altman" on October 20, 2017, 12:53:10 PM »
In front of the air filter, passenger side, inside the engine bay, there is

a knot of wires which includes wires to the ballast resistor, check and

clean contacts.  I have had failures in that location.  Check integrity of

connections on the ballast resistor, near above coil.  Check integrity of

connections at the injector ballast resistor pack, firewall, passenger side.

Check resistance value of injection engine temp sensor, engine top near

hi-speed fan switch.  If that's bad it can cause a lot of problems. I had

one of those go bad and car ran cold and not hot unless I unplugged it after

warm up.



That ought to keep you busy a while.





Jim Altman

jaltman636@gmail.com
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Wedge List / 1980 FI TR8 will not run
« Last post by Randy Tess on October 20, 2017, 12:27:40 PM »
As discussed earlier, my TR8 has just decided to be done for the year.  It

will not run.



Some video evidence:  http://www.tessfamily.com/TR8/



History:

Car ran fine all summer with over 2,000 miles on it so far

Developed a squeal in the radio tied to engine RPM last fall

Took out Delco 8215-C130 alternator to have it rebuilt in hopes of stopping

squeal.

Installed rebuilt  alternator

Car will now not run.



Symptoms:

Will start when cold but idle horrible as if missing one or more cylinders.

Need to feather throttle to keep it running.

Blows lots of blue smoke and smells as if running very rich.

Once warm it will not fire or start at all.

Car will run at very high idle (cold) with the hose to the extra air valve

disconnected, until warm. Then dies.  No smoke though



Repairs / Changes:

Initial rebuilt alternator has now been replaced with a second, new,

alternator.

New Lumenition PMA50 power amp. Tested and passed

Tested Lumenition optical sensor in distributor - passed

New Lucas coil

Cleaned all connectors on ballast resistor.

New combination relay

Swapped ECU with a Tencate rebuilt one

New NGK BPR5ES spark plugs

Cleaned AFM contacts

Added additional premium gas



I am out of ideas.



Anyone care to play internet mechanic?  I am taking notes.



Randy

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Wedge List / FW: A/C compressor bracket
« Last post by "Paul MacDonald" on October 18, 2017, 10:01:41 AM »
Mark at D&D makes one.

 

http://aluminumv8.com/

 

Paul

 

 

 

From: Aluminum V8 [mailto:mark@aluminumv8.com]
Sent: October 18, 2017 9:39 AM
To: 'Paul MacDonald'
Subject: RE: A/C compressor bracket

 

Hello Paul-

Yes, I make an A/C bracket kit for the Sanden to the Rover.  Give me a call
to talk about the pulley alignment and the such.  There are pictures in the
"Image Gallery" on my site.

Regards-

Mark

 

 

From: Paul MacDonald [mailto:macdonaldp@rogers.com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 8:50 PM
To: mark@aluminumv8.com
Subject: A/C compressor bracket

 

Hi Mark

 

Do you have a bracket to fit a sanden 508 A/C compressor to a rover V8?

 

Thanks

Paul MacDonald
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