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Re: progress thread

Post by samueljon » 16 May 2011 10:14 pm

after having the car running and starting first time now, the starter motor dies i think (go to turn the car over and the it just clicks)

any suggestions? a good whack with a hammer didnt seem to do alot, then unbolted it and run power through it still nothing :(

and thanks VND

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Re: progress thread

Post by volvosneverdie » 16 May 2011 10:26 pm

samueljon wrote:after having the car running and starting first time now, the starter motor dies i think (go to turn the car over and the it just clicks)

any suggestions? a good whack with a hammer didnt seem to do alot, then unbolted it and run power through it still nothing :(

and thanks VND
More hammer.

Or a new starter.

Might be the solenoid.
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Re: progress thread

Post by jon-ovlov » 16 May 2011 10:29 pm

That'd either be a sticky starter, or most likely a bad earth on the engine block. Did you try the thing I suggest by putting the braided strap from the neggy side of the battery to the front side of the block beneath the rocker cover? I had EXACTLY the same problem with mine. Started once then just clicked. Changed the earthing point and it starts every time now :D

Try that, failing it I'll grab a pick tomorrow where mine is mounted. Got interwebz now.

Otherwise, try putting the car in 5th gear, and rock it back and forth a good few times with nothing running. It should free up the starter in theory. Apparently the starters are very picky about earthing points though :evil:
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Post by samueljon » 16 May 2011 10:53 pm

Hammer is always the best way to deal with any problem...

Jon the earth for the engine is on the inlet manifold and I've got it running round to meet the battery negative on the body. It has started every time before :( it just doesn't want to get finished!

Will do what you said and role it in 5th tomorrow will hopefully just be a little sticky where it hasn't run

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Re: progress thread

Post by jon-ovlov » 16 May 2011 10:55 pm

Guh, that does suck. Fingers crossed lad! Let me know how you get on.
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Re: progress thread

Post by samueljon » 16 May 2011 10:59 pm

Hopefully all the parts turn up, I've got a hydraulic hand brake to plumb in at some point!

Also shit loads of rust to weld up :( under the car seems fine its just the arches and 1 jacking point :(

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Re: progress thread

Post by samueljon » 17 May 2011 08:33 pm

think the started motor is dead :( LAME!!

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Re: progress thread

Post by 340GLT » 18 May 2011 11:15 am

Where does the main earth from the battery go, it should go to the block. The earth on my loom should go to the back of the head. Your using the engine bay loom from the new car aren't you??
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Re: progress thread

Post by samueljon » 18 May 2011 11:56 am

ye i have the main engine earth coming from the inlet manifold and earthing with the negative from the battery (take it thats right otherwise car didnt turn over)

then i have your loom earthing at the back of the engine

so what your saying is the negative from the battery should go on the engine?

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Post by jon-ovlov » 18 May 2011 03:10 pm

Yeah thats right. The braided neg lead goes from the battery, bolts to the chassis at the bottom of the battery tray, and rest of the braided lead bolts to the block.
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Re: progress thread

Post by samueljon » 18 May 2011 05:32 pm

Aaa I see, so off the negative to the tray and the engine?
With out sounding stupid doesn't that then pass a current through the engine?

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Re: progress thread

Post by Speedy88 » 18 May 2011 06:14 pm

Yes. The engine is earthed.
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Re: progress thread

Post by jon-ovlov » 19 May 2011 02:50 pm

Speedy88 wrote:Yes. The engine is earthed.
If there was a like button, I would "Like" that comment :lol:

Anyway Sam, Ive put a few pics on face book of the earthing lead. Tagged you in them, have a gander. (photobucket doesnt work at the mo)
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Re: progress thread

Post by samueljon » 22 May 2011 06:40 pm

brakes are all bleed, the amount of shit that come out of them was scarry :\

just waiting on a starter motor now as mine is dead :(

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Re: progress thread

Post by samueljon » 24 May 2011 09:53 pm

car is finished :D

no money to tax it till next month :( damn!!

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