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update on my 1998 MPI (4 replies)

minicooperman
6 years ago
minicooperman 6 years ago

i had enough of the old girl letting me down,as i manufacture Classic motorcycle wiring harness,i took the bull by the horn's.took the complete Engine harness

minicooperman
6 years ago
minicooperman 6 years ago

i had enough of the old girl letting me down,as i manufacture Classic motorcycle wiring harness,i took the bull by the horn's.took the complete Engine harness out,bought all new connectors even the ECU sockets.Junior timer connectors etc,Screed wire to certain sensors,timing etc,in line fuse Diode to Alternator in fact the lot.What a difference all old problems gone,got minisport to check the ECU and wipe of any faults,she now has a new lease of life,I have seen these harness for sale at about £430 no way was i paying this,overall took me 2 days but well worth it,JOB DONE,many thanks to everyone for there ideas,regards Bill

Peter Laidler
6 years ago
Peter Laidler 6 years ago

I was very interested in your findings Minicooperman and you are a grave man! As I always suspected, it wouldn't be the actual wiring that gave up the ghost - but the bits at the end of the wiring such as the connectors and joints. Is this a correct assumption?

The next question is do you have a list of all the new connectors you bought/used? Part numbers and where you got them? This'll be valuable info later in the life of the cars. In fact I might invest in a set of the bits. Like you say/imply. The harnes to the rear of the car is a doddle

minicooperman
6 years ago
minicooperman 6 years ago

Hello Peter sorry for late reply,very busy with the old bike harness,yes i have found that after 16 years of use and knowing the way Rover tried to save money .everything was at a price not quality.your find the wires are either brittle or black causing a high resistance,(,not good ).The EARTH connector on the R/H side behind the expansion tank i found the wires were black a build up of carbon?,I must say the difference when i took the old girl out all jips jerks etc had gone,i will list all the junior timer connectors ,ECU,plus all the other bits and pieces like cable diode and inline fuse latter.when i am not so busy..all the best to everyone,Bill

Peter Laidler
6 years ago
Peter Laidler 6 years ago

MANY thanks Cooperman. In line 1, I meant to say BRAVE man and not GRAVE man. It's an age thing. Even on my 2000 RCS some of the loom wires, especially the earthing wires have gone brittle and the sheathing has gone hard..... Looking forwards to your follow-up. So much easier converting my Commando Interpol harness to bog standard Roadster!

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