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Elisesport190 last won the day on August 24 2018

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    S1 Sport 190, 340r
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  1. Elisesport190

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    Thanks again everyone!.... think the forum helped just reason everything through and reach the final conclusion. Not sure if the injectors are blocked or seized. Also not sure if its best to have them cleaned or replace with new?
  2. Elisesport190

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    It was the injectors!!! 😁 I swapped over the injectors from my sport 190 and it fired up on the second press of the starter button! To say I’m happy is an understatement. Thanks for your help and suggestions chaps......now I can start putting it back together again
  3. Elisesport190

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    The fuel will have been old. I drained the rail then refitted it. Maybe I should check again to see if it’s refilled? Again this could be old residual fuel left in the hose supplying the rail. Maybe I should pump more fuel through the rail feed to ensure it’s fresh. Ive used the old fuel in my lawnmower so it definitely goes bang. But does smell a bit funny. I will have a go at starting it again and smell the exhaust as you suggested. I have been surprised that when I take the plugs out to inspect them that they are not wet with fuel...??
  4. Elisesport190

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    I’ve bypassed the immobiliser with paper clips and I think I’m getting fuel pump priming noises. This wasn’t happening until I put the new fuel pump on. I haven’t checked compression with a tester but I hand cranked the engine and resistance was felt. Taking a spark plug out reduced the resistance. Could be worth checking properly though.
  5. Elisesport190

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    I might be able to use the injectors off my sport 190, good idea! The old fuel tank was pretty sludgy so perhaps some of it got to the injectors, I would have thought that they all won't be blocked though. The car turns over fine but just won't even try to fire up. So frustrating. Thanks for the info re unit 4....
  6. Elisesport190

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    An update. spent the last two days trying to get the car started! I replaced the fuel pump, new tank, put it all back together but still won’t start. I have checked for spark at the plugs and they seem fine. There is fuel in the injector rail. only thing I can think of is that there is a problem with the immobiliser or the injectors aren’t supplying fuel. The immobiliser has a damaged wire on the meta microwave sensor, not sure if this would stop the car starting after the alarm/immobiliser has been disarmed. I’m at the stage where I might push it onto the trailer and send it to midland lotus to see what their diagnostics say. Happy to hear ideas in the meantime. 😐
  7. Elisesport190

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    Not that one I'm afraid Dr H, theres another ring about 5mm thick below that bolted to the tank that No8 then attaches to with the nuts as per the diagram above. Maybe an auto factors has something.
  8. Elisesport190

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    So a quick update. I have removed the fuel tank and old fuel pump. The pump was seized solid, so I ordered a new one from spitfire engineering. The inside of the original tank is in a bit of a state with loads of debris. I don’t think it can be sorted out. I just happened to have the aluminium tank that came with the 340r upgrade kit. This had never been fitted so I will put the new pump in the ally tank and see how that goes. The ally tank is lower capacity though so I reckon on getting 120 miles max range from the car rather than 180ish. I have removed the deep aluminium ring with the bolts sticking out of it from the steel tank but noticed it was bonded in place with something. Does anyone know what it was bonded in with? Obviously there to create a seal. thanks for your help.
  9. Elisesport190

    340r recommission

    Typically the inspection hole isn’t big enough to get at the wiring connector.
  10. Elisesport190

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    Thanks for the suggestion, but I did check it and it didn’t need resetting. I took it off the car and shook it to trigger the button then clicked it down again. I can borrow the one off my sport 190 as I know it works plus I’ll check the wiring. However, I think that because the gauges are flashing to refill the tank even though I put 19 litres in, the pump might be faulty. I wonder that if the car thinks the tank is empty it cuts out the pump until the level arm raises. I think the level arm has got stuck in the empty position and not floated up with the new fuel 🤷🏻‍♂️ Hope you had a good holiday!
  11. Elisesport190

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    tried the paper clip trick in the immobiliser plug but still no joy.
  12. Elisesport190

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    Thanks, I think the 340r uses S2 immobiliser. I will see if there’s spark at the plugs. Not sure if the fuel pump wiring is accessible but will have a look. It could be that it’s the pump if the starter shouldn’t turnover if the immobiliser is active. Particularly as the dash says refill even though I put 19 litres of fuel in. But on the other hand, if the immobiliser was working correctly then the alarm should sound when I lean into the car as it has intrusion sensors. The alarm hasn’t triggered since I put a new battery on...
  13. Elisesport190

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    Thanks for replying, the cakes and ruxpin. I took the wiring loom with the lid switches off the bodywork and fitted it to the main loom and taped the switches down. This didn’t solve the problem. Im guessing that pressing the button on the key once is enough to deactivate the immobiliser as the red light goes out. Ruxpin, is there a way I can bypass the immobiliser to see if it’s the cause of the problem before I start investigating the fuel pump? Its driving me mad! Was hoping it would fire up so I can put the bodywork back on.
  14. Elisesport190

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    Just wondering if anyone knows the answer to this?? The bodywork is off the car so the engine and 2 front lids sensors are not on the car, therefore not in the closed position.....as this is part of the alarm/immobiliser setup does it disable the car from starting if not closed?
  15. Elisesport190

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    They’re both looking like suspects. I’m going to find out which relays or fuses control the fuel pump firstly. Could also possibly be something to do with the immobiliser.

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