Project Satsuma

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Re: Project Satsuma

Post by series_one » Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:26 pm

I shared the above with my best mate and Engineer Laci, who came with me to visit Clive; where he fell in love with Clives S1 / Robs P3SKY dynorod exige.

His reply today is sooo Lotus / exige right 😊
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Re: Project Satsuma

Post by Rob999 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:35 pm

Eventful day of sorts;

Had a bit of a freshen up of some of the interior courtesy of Steve and Jess at Fulcher Coachtrimmers in Hethersett. Highly recommended and really pleased with their work.

Only small issue was getting there; car kept stalling on start up from cold, required a few revs to keep it alive until it was a little warmer. Fuelled up at Sainsbury’s and you’ve guessed it...turn key and nothing. No fuel pump, lights on the dash on but the dreaded whirrr. Had to do the push of shame away from the pumps and had a root around. Somehow managed to get it to fire and dropped it off to have the trim fitted. Long radio delete panel, top dash panels and binnacle all finished in alcantara; Exige logo embroidered a’la the original.

Car wouldn’t start later that day on pick up despite isolating the battery. Ended up starting it by leaving the trickle charger on it to give it enough crank. Seems the alternator is okay so I best buy another Odyssey 🙄

To give you an idea of the work

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Re: Project Satsuma

Post by jonnyfox » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:53 pm

Ok ok stop copying me :D

You might want to look into both, I had both go in quick time but on the S2.
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Re: Project Satsuma

Post by Rob999 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:14 pm

Any way of knowing it’s definitely the alternator over the battery? Started the car Saturday, turned it off and left it for 20 minutes. In that time it had lost the ability to crank.

Had a multimeter check on Friday evening between the battery and the chassis with the car running and it was holding around 13.9-14v on idle....so hoped the alternator isn’t goosed....
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Re: Project Satsuma

Post by andybond » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:06 pm

What’s the voltage now? 13.9v is quite high for a charge so would suggest battery is on its way out.

You could stick the battery on the family wagon and swap the family battery onto the toy..

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Re: Project Satsuma

Post by Rob999 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:26 pm

After some tinkering and talking to Dan (and having purchased a new battery) it appears it’s come down to a faulty battery isolator. All been well problem solved.
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Re: Project Satsuma

Post by Rob999 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:15 am

Check, wasn’t the isolator; ‘twas a bad earth after finding out the bump start way again.

Fingers crossed things are back to normal....
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Re: Project Satsuma

Post by jonnyfox » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:12 am

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