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  1. I had similar before. Check your pulley measurements and see what speed the alternator is turning at. Mine was too slow at idle, changed the pulley and all was good again. Off the top of my head; the alternator should max out at 18k rpm when the engine reaches its max rpm. The faster it turns the more current you will get out, and it’s current that the headlights are eating, not voltage. R
  2. If it helps, the pulley cover on the front of my c20xe only has a few mm clearance from the bonnet in my narrow. I’m sure it sits level in the car. I hope the pictures I’ve attached of my engine help. I can’t find any on my phone of the mounts. R
  3. I was a bit disappointed that he has now gone as I had set my mind on one of his units. Ill have a look at First Motion too (thanks @RussH).
  4. I have been saving for a new gearbox and I was going to go for a MKF Engineering box as it looked great value for money with good reports of reliability. I wanted a project for this New Year and now that I’m no longer traveling with work, I thought i would treat myself!.... I couldn’t get hold of MKF just before Christmas and their sales on eBay are gone. So I did some digging and found this!... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-england-sussex-45271874 They had been manufacturing illegal guns!! (Court case still pending). So I am now going to invest in a BGH E6, unless anyone can convince me not to or they tempt me with something else? I’m not after a straight cut box as the car is mosty used for fast road driving and I would like the quieter option. I assume MKF will be liquidated and any warranties will be lost.
  5. I went spinning and had a healthy diet for 4 months and lost 13kg. Saved some money in food and I feel better for it too! Easiest and cheapest weight saving in my Westy!
  6. Just do a continuity test of the diodes to see if the diode bridge needs replacing. Loads of videos on YouTube of how to test diodes within an alternator.
  7. Take the alternator regulator off takes less than 5mins. Check the part number, should be ARE6028T, About £20 inc p&p. Very easy fix, much easier than sorting your charge light. 3 screws for the rear cover, 4 screws to the rectifier terminals. Job done. Try it, you were only going to bin it!!
  8. Just order the new one and show the MOT examiner the receipt if he gets funny about it. So long as you show him good intentions it will be fine. At worst you will just get a re-test for free where they will only check the light, if that’s all that failed.
  9. GuyH@omextechnology.com He replied within 24Hrs when I last sent an email.
  10. Need more info. What engine do you have? Does it have a baffled sump? Randy
  11. When I first got my car it used to pop a lot on the over run! This isn’t normal so I checked my timing and the crank was out by 1 tooth. Check your timing. The pops and crackles also indicates unburnt fuel... Your car is struggling under load and starting so do the very basic test- a compression test of the engine. Then check your fuel pump pressure both pre and post the regulator. Do these three basic checks and then turn to wiring and sensors as they will take a little longer. Good luck! Randy.
  12. Pro alloys in Wiltshire fixed mine for me a couple of years ago. I hit a big pothole in the dark and bent the rim. I think it was about £30, a single replacement alloy from Audi is about 10 times that! Never had any issues with the wheel since and it’s got another 20k miles on it now.
  13. So OMEX have sent me a map that is close to my engine spec. The ZETEC map limiting factor would of been the timing. The rest is adjustable. Big thumbs up for OMEX customer support! Once fitted the car will get a RR session. Cheers all!
  14. This is why I made the post, to seek help from fellow Westy owners who may have a C20XE base map? The sensors I have are OMEX TPS, air and coolent sensors. The coil pack is wasted spark and can be fittted to both ZETEC and Vx engines. The only difference is the timing pick up. So if anyone could help with a map that would be fantastic! Cheers.
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