Nightfall Blue S2

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andyzim
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lotuslee wrote: Thu Jan 28, 2021 5:15 pm Wjen you engage the system does the radiator fans start ? Revs slightly rise ?
It did both those things when it was gassed this morning but doesn't now.
lotuslee
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Very good chance its lost its gas but i would speak to the engineer who gased it to check it for pressure before you do anything else
andyzim
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Yes, gave him a call and he couldn't believe what I was telling him. Unfortunately he now can't come back out to me for a couple of weeks.
HOON
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I hope your luck changes soon Andy! 🤞👍
andyzim
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HOON wrote: Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:20 pm I hope your luck changes soon Andy! 🤞👍
Thanks, at least the exhaust still sounds good!
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Fonzey
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My AC system is on its last warning. You can see why so many systems get ripped out...
andyzim
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Thankfully I can report some wins from today. I have now replaced the radiator hoses with the elise parts ones which have a schrader valve for bleeding instead of a screw/bolt. Bleeding the coolant this time was a real challenge, had a bad air lock somewhere which took an age to clear.

After that was sorted I went over the ac system with a uv torch but found nothing. Did some research online and went hunting. One of the spade connectors had come off, one of the two pink wires on top of the hvac unit? As soon as that was reconnected I had a working air con system again which was a big relief.

Now the work is done I'm putting the car back together. I got the rear wheel arch liner in, rear diffuser on, interior (dash end trims speakers etc) refitted, front undertray on, radiator air deflector panel on (required some dremel finesse around the new ac pipe). Just leaves repairing a little damage on the front clam under the headlight fitting and putting it back on the car.
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Fonzey
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Sounds like it could be the trinary switch that disables the compressor if it detects too much (or too little) pressure. Great result of that's the only problem you had!
lotuslee
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Good result alway nice to go to bed with no car issues :lolno:
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thommo
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Relief all round! Sleep well!
Exige S1 No: 139
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