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Another thing i forgot to mention, on the dyno we had another play with the IACV setup, we got it functioning reasonably well but was still hunting a bit, however the noise coming off it was horrendous, it was almost howling!, not sure if this was the way its plumbed or the fact its a crap aftermarket item, so after trying all sorts of frequency settings for the valve we gave up and went without. Starts ok and just needs a tickle of throttle on start then it idles fine.

 

Its been bugging me though so I bought a used bosch iacv off ebay to play around with. Took some measurements of the open and closed positions and then gave it a go, so, the howling has gone which proves the initial valve was crap. However whether at the smaller and larger openings its causing hunting rpms. It just seems to be exceptionally sensitive on airflow at idle. I will leave it without for now and will let the dyno bloke have another bash when i take it back.

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Well after 8 months with no westy in the garage I'm now the proud (Well ish) owner of  a lot of parts that may well, one day, end up drivable  A cheeky eBay bid later (not expecting to win mind) a

Not sure it would make much difference. The pwm bosch valve has very small increments of movement. A 1 percentage point of movement is almost impossible to see by eye.   Got back on to inter

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9 hours ago, Steve (sdh2903) said:

 

Not sure it would make much difference. The pwm bosch valve has very small increments of movement. A 1 percentage point of movement is almost impossible to see by eye.

 

I doubt the valve really control on 0-100, but rather a very small part of the range and it's probably not linear either. I have no experience on valves for this applications but on industrial chemical scale, a good bit, and we often have to find make do solution like that when we dont have the perfect valve for a given application. Not sure it would work but doesnt cost much to try.

Do you know current valve output at idle and range of variation?

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3 hours ago, ludo said:

 

I doubt the valve really control on 0-100, but rather a very small part of the range and it's probably not linear either. I have no experience on valves for this applications but on industrial chemical scale, a good bit, and we often have to find make do solution like that when we dont have the perfect valve for a given application. Not sure it would work but doesnt cost much to try.

Do you know current valve output at idle and range of variation?

 

No your right. It's not as straight fwd as 1-100 but it does look linear. I've hooked the valve up to see what the input does to the valve position with regards to ECU position. The ECU operates a 1-100 scale. But on this valve at 20 its fully closed and 80 is fully open. The steps between these points the valve operates linearly.

 

I will have another go at some point but probably after IVA now. 

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15 hours ago, Steve (sdh2903) said:

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Perfect timing for the spring/summer hopefully!

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Slowly but surely ticking items off the to-do list. After check tightening everything at the back the boot box finally going together. Ignore the odd shiny stainless bolt I've ran out of black.

 

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Bit disappointed the finishing strip wasnt quite full width but I suppose wont be seen behind the seats.

 

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The bootlid needed a bit of strengthening as the cabinet hinges are quite strong, so have bonded on some alu angle.

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I had also realised I'd omitted the arch-body filler pieces so made some up, probably ended up a bit overkill.

 

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I'd been keeping an eye open for a set of golf rear uprights to swap for the sierra ones since I started the build. Finally got some and have now swapped them over. From my rudimentary measuring it hasn't thrown the geo off by too much. It will be going back to have the geo re checked once on the road anyways.

 

 

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Now on the 7 day countdown to IVA, most big jobs done just a million little ones to do! 

 

Got the boot finished. Hinged and locks fitted.

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And then carpets finished and lower belts in.

 

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Then a lot of niff naff jobs. Borrowed the daddy torque wrench from work to torque the rear hub nuts after the upright swap, Quick re-bleed of the brakes, wheels on and nuts torqued up, Few bits of loom clipped and a spanner check of underneath. 

 

Also have had an annoying seep from the sump plug, so drained the oil and fitted a new washer which will hopefully cure it. 

 

The only problem is once I tick a job off the list I seem to add 2 more!

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Did you use cabinet hinges on the boot panel?

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24 minutes ago, KugaWestie said:

Did you use cabinet hinges on the boot panel?

 

Yes the very ones you linked to gary :yes:

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50 minutes ago, Steve (sdh2903) said:

 

Yes the very ones you linked to gary :yes:


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Rest of interior in and seats final fitted.

 

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I haven't fitted the crash pad or final fitted the steering wheel as I found a 50p sized puddle under the dash so have nipped up the heater hoses and will double check tomorrow.

 

List's getting smaller.

 

 

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Love the minimal dash, and buttons hiding behind the gear lever, very smart. 

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Looking good, like the gear and handbrake surrounds did you have your carpets from Westfield, the tunnel one looks different to the norm.

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