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Post by melboy on Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:03 pm

just parked up and next door noticed a braided wire hanging down.ive had a look and its fixed to the rail under igniter and coil (under passenger seat) i cant see where it was fixed to because its disintegrated after about 6inches.im assuming it would of been fixed to the engine somewhere as a earth strap.
hope somebody could put me right.Sad 
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Post by PFM on Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:08 pm

Sounds like an earth strap - if you look around you'll probably see the other end still attached. Best to replace it completely, cleaning the contact areas first. I used some 6mm copper wire to replace one on mine.

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Post by melboy on Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:13 pm

can you remember where it attached on your hijet pfm.
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Post by PFM on Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:17 pm

No, one of the bolts on the engine I think. If you stretch the braided wire and move the broken end towards the engine you'll probably find the other end still attached somewhere though any suitable bolt would do.

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Post by melboy on Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:19 pm

ok sounds like a plan.cheers pfm:face: 
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Post by PFM on Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:25 pm

Face???????

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Post by melboy on Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:35 pm

pressed wrong key im rubbish on computers
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Post by Logi on Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:38 pm

Be aware if your engine earth breaks it will continue to earth through all other metal earthing points, throttle cable, clutch cable. As they are smaller they will heat up with the current, not good(melty affraid )
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Post by melboy on Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:45 pm

i will have a good luck in daylight tomo,wonder how long it was when in one piece,might of contributed to my last problem?
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Post by PFM on Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:52 pm

Logi wrote:Be aware if your engine earth breaks it will continue to earth through all other metal earthing points, throttle cable, clutch cable. As they are smaller they will heat up with the current, not good(melty affraid )
I made a Marina choke cable smoke when fittiing a radio once - but was only 15! I guess you were removing them then, Logi?

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Post by eddie0303 on Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:14 pm

Know what you mean about other problems cropping up , I am going through the same with my own project . I was hoping to get the MOT last week and then that was moved to this weekend and now its been moved to next week due to putting it on the back burner due to other other commitments .

O well it will get done sometime soon ( I hope Very Happy )

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Post by Logi on Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:22 pm

PFM wrote:
I made a Marina choke cable smoke when fittiing a radio once - but was only 15! I guess you  were removing them then, Logi?
Marina radios were shite, and didn't fit owt else due to the odd dash shape. Actually the wee Honda brought back memories as the keys were missing, long time since I modded a fork to make a bump key Smile
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Post by PFM on Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:43 pm

This was a Mk 1 - standard fitting as far as I recall. Had an area manager once who had a 1.3 2-door, must have thrashed it from new because it went like sh** of a sho***

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