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by ronw38
Thu Nov 24, 2022 7:58 pm
Forum: Diagnostic discussion
Topic: Exhaust Camshaft Timing Toyota 3SFE
Replies: 9
Views: 1414

Re: Exhaust Camshaft Timing Toyota 3SFE

I was not thinking with my comments on the distributor, its just a simple electronic unit superceding the old contact points system. Most of the 3fse systems I have seen use MAP but with so many changes over all the years of production anything is possible. If not already done check the manifold vac...
by ronw38
Wed Nov 23, 2022 3:42 am
Forum: Diagnostic discussion
Topic: Exhaust Camshaft Timing Toyota 3SFE
Replies: 9
Views: 1414

Re: Exhaust Camshaft Timing Toyota 3SFE

I must stop thinking I should have mentioned this is a MAP controled engine and if the previous is the case engine vacuum will be down causing rich running! Ron W
by ronw38
Wed Nov 23, 2022 3:29 am
Forum: Diagnostic discussion
Topic: Exhaust Camshaft Timing Toyota 3SFE
Replies: 9
Views: 1414

Re: Exhaust Camshaft Timing Toyota 3SFE

Maybe I am thinking to hard, 1996 3sfe switched from distributor ignition with the crank TDC and Cam sensor mounted on the dist shaft; to a distributor less system with the crank sensor fitted at the crank pulley and Cam at the cam. As mentioned earlier the ignition timing looks retarded, if the ex ...
by ronw38
Sun Nov 20, 2022 7:31 am
Forum: Diagnostic discussion
Topic: Exhaust Camshaft Timing Toyota 3SFE
Replies: 9
Views: 1414

Re: Exhaust Camshaft Timing Toyota 3SFE

Hi Seaford
I think your first comment is correct, the pressure waveform I think, indicates an advanced exhaust cam.
Cheers Ron W
by ronw38
Sun Sep 11, 2022 9:19 am
Forum: Help me fix my car
Topic: Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 2010
Replies: 34
Views: 7477

Re: Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 2010

Clear your mind on this one, start again. If the system is sealed including the cap the cold engine started should run for a few minutes with no pressure present when the cap is removed [no gauges]. Carry out a cold cranking system pulse test 10 second crank [cranking cylinder pressure is higher tha...
by ronw38
Mon Jun 06, 2022 8:01 am
Forum: Case studies
Topic: Never forget the basics
Replies: 1
Views: 944

Never forget the basics

Suzuki_20211205-00051.psdata Suzuki_Vitara_Petrol_20220604-0001.psdata Things seem a little quiet on the forum lately so I decided to post this one. A 2015 Suzuki Vitara 2.4 L Petrol. Problem a very very intermittent misfire on start up and sometimes a slightly extended crank with or without the mi...
by ronw38
Thu Dec 30, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: PicoDiagnostics software
Topic: Pico diagnosic comp 100% gauve 0bar
Replies: 4
Views: 4393

Re: Pico diagnosic comp 100% gauve 0bar

Post psdata of your captures Cheers Ron W
by ronw38
Sun Dec 26, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Diagnostic discussion
Topic: 2005 BMW 318i CANBUS problem
Replies: 7
Views: 3522

Re: 2005 BMW 318i CANBUS problem

Check the 5v reference circuit is not pulled to ground; often a cause of no mil lamp display and loss off coms Cheers Ron W
by ronw38
Mon Nov 29, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Help me fix my car
Topic: 2009 BMW x5 E70 CAN bus trouble
Replies: 7
Views: 5939

Re: 2009 BMW x5 E70 CAN bus trouble

Hi Sky chicken You have answered Liviu's question re tools, wiring diagrams and basic diagnostic skills follow, silver bullet fixes are rare. Scan for com codes, pick an accessible module, scope can signals, being a BMW I would start in the trunk [water intrusion] check powers and grounds, activate ...
by ronw38
Thu Aug 19, 2021 3:47 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 3883

Re: Hello

Eddie If you are in the repair game you wont regret it, Start with simple basic testing to get the hang of it measure known good vehicles, use the Automotive guided tests to start, forget triggers and increase the time scales you will soon see how it all works. Cheers Ron W