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  1. Ok so i spent a couple hours on it last week, Turns out i need to go back to school because the light that was staying on was the YELLOW indicator light. Iv only drove this car once or twice and theres a problem with the circuit because that light stays on continuously and it says "B" on on it. So as you guys obviously know thats the indicator. Now my Diagnosis with the alternator has changed. the battery light in the dash does not come on at all. PROBLEM : Charge indicator light does not come on when ignition switch is on (drive position) SOLUTION: Charge indicator bulb defective, or wiring in D+ circuit defective. Replace charge indicator bulb; check continuity of wiring in D+ circuit (between ignition switch, instrument panel, voltage reg. and alt.) I tried these, im not the best with a volt meter. a) I replaced fan belt. I changed the wiring loom to the back of the alternator, its now nice and tight. c) I changed the voltage regulator d) I checked the wiring and seems ok e) the alternator was reconditioned at a cost of €200 6 months ago ( has not been used yet) f) Changed battery to date my battery will still not hold a charge.
  2. Ok so i spent a couple hours on it last week, Turns out i need to go back to school because the light that was staying on was the YELLOW indicator light. Iv only drove this car once or twice and theres a problem with the circuit because that light stays on continuously and it says "B" on on it. So as you guys obviously know thats the indicator. Now my Diagnosis with the alternator has changed. the battery light in the dash does not come on at all. PROBLEM : Charge indicator light does not come on when ignition switch is on (drive position) SOLUTION: Charge indicator bulb defective, or wiring in D+ circuit defective. Replace charge indicator bulb; check continuity of wiring in D+ circuit (between ignition switch, instrument panel, voltage reg. and alt.) I tried these, im not the best with a volt meter. a) I replaced fan belt. I changed the wiring loom to the back of the alternator, its now nice and tight. i changed the voltage regulator i checked the wiring and seems ok the alternator was reconditioned at a cost of €200 6 months ago ( has not been used yet) Changed battery . to date my battery will still not hold a charge.
  3. yeah i was looking at the harness plug, it looks really bad, i have spliced the one from my touring 02 to use if required. the fan belt from the touring is WAY smaller that the tii. so couldnt fit it to the tii. so plan for today is go to the motorfactors get a smaller belt and electrical connectors. and if new fanbelt doesnt work, Splice the old harness off the alternator with the new harness. if that doesnt work, send the alternator in to be tested..
  4. You may be right Eduardo, I'll take some photos when im working on it this evening (as long as the rain holds off) I have taken the fan belt off my 2002 touring which i only assume is smaller. Thanks
  5. Thanks Eric, Thats perfect im gonna follow that tonight when i get home. i have a spare voltage regulator in the parts car so thats gonna be tried also. I appreciate it Eric thanks. I'll update on how i get on.
  6. Hows it goin Lads, Well after 6 months at various mechanics i picked up the tii on friday, Brendan, the guy who worked on it was a real cool guy, we talked for over an hour about the car, he has about 30 2002's in various states of repair. So he gave me car and said "You need a new battery, and the belt is loose so get them sorted over the weekend." When i picked up the car, the battery light flickered, and when i revved the engine the light would stay on. (but no screeching noise from the belt). by the time i got home the battery light was staying on permanently in the dash. I changed the battery, The belt is pretty loose so i went to tighten it up but theres no more adjustment left, so i guess the fan belt is too long for the tii. and the adjusting bolt is wrecked. i need a new one. I went last night and pulled the fan belt and adjustment bolt from my 2002 touring parts car and tonight im gonna try see if i can tighten the belt. My question is: Is there anything else i should check? Battery : new Alternator: reconditioned Earth wire from alternator to engine renewed. Apart from the battery the car drives really well. Thanks for taking the time to read this guys, any help is much appreciated Steve Below, my 3 cars together for the first time on friday
  7. Just saw this thought some of you might find it interesting. http://cgi.ebay.ie/BMW-501-SALOON-1952-RARE-CLASSIC-TO-RESTORE_W0QQitemZ160334847718QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAutomobiles_UK?hash=item160334847718&_trksid=p3286.m63.l1177 steve
  8. never even thought of it to be honest. that light is staying on and the engine temp was starting to get hot... fast. but i put that down to the radiator i put in. i looked pretty blocked, water pump might have given up on life too.
  9. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzBaEzk-WjE sorry i uploaded the video fully. Thanks for the advice she seems to be going into gear. there are no brake pads on the front. Floor pans rusted to hell and thus the pedal floor mount is busted. im gonna have to be signin up for welding classes soooooon! the 2002 to the rear of this car has tons of parts im just itching to take off! Steve.
  10. http://www.bmw2002faq.com/component/option,com_forum/Itemid,57/page,viewtopic/t,315982/highlight,picked/ I finally got petrol to carb and then got the carb changed and got it to start and idle. basically the engine has 39k miles documented from new its been sitting up for over 4 years outside i think. i didnt change the oil it didnt seem too bad(obviously its not great) but just wanna hear what you guys think, does it sound bad? there seemed to be a grinding noise from top end when it started first for few mins then it quietened down. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzBaEzk-WjE sorry about quality its from camera phone
  11. Just in case anyones in the market for nice mirrors for cheap i was buying some parts online for my 72 mg and came across this page. the talbot style mirrors start at £14 ($19)each. compare that to talbot mirrors which sell for about $300 a set. I know which id go for anyway.
  12. Philv : thanks for the link, i had a quick looky and its full of tips! Jerry : Good stories. got any pics of the cars? FIAT have such a bad name for reliability these days. They have the highest depreciating value of any new car in europe. A 2 year old FIAT will be worth about a 1/3 of its value from new. Im looking forward to picking up the mg in the morning. wish me luck guys! steve!
  13. Thanks john. i like the midget more than the bgt's any day! They're probably better craic to drive! Well i pick it up friday morning so I'll get some pictures up when i can. there are a few rust spots on it but nothing major. I dont know much bout mgs at all, but the guy said its a "harvest gold". He's emigrating back to South Africa and cant keep it here so he had to sell it asap. Very nice gentleman, He lives in a cottage right in the heart of Dublin city centre and he showed me around the house that he spent years renovating. As regard to the MG-BGT,I really cant afford it, iv got too many stupid cars 2x 2002 tourings, 74 tii, 1992 e36, an e39 and now this. I don't even have space for them all but i'll figure something out. I guess the e36 is gonna be the first to go. http://cars.online.ie/usedcars/index.cfm?fuseaction=car&carID=1320949 This is about the price going for these cars in Ireland. They're much cheaper in England but from all the road salting the cars are just pure rust buckets. An Irish classic car is generally in better shape. steve
  14. oh yeah its got that alright! haha. its not too bad though. im not gonna worry about it for while. just gonna drive it until i get my tii back from the shop.


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