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by mercedade
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: 1997 SLK 230 Kompressor
Replies: 20
Views: 501

Re: 1997 SLK 230 Kompressor

Thanks Dave - and don't worry, I think I was overthinking it (as per usual...)

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/40954677847249569/

This will do it. It's only the integreted LED that was throwing me, but that's just a single wire, and an additonal loop on the switch itself
by mercedade
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)
Replies: 535
Views: 49782

Re: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)

Excellent news - sometimes new is just the best way!
by mercedade
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: 1997 SLK 230 Kompressor
Replies: 20
Views: 501

Re: 1997 SLK 230 Kompressor

Mainly because I'm not yet able to confirm that it is indeed the ECU at fault. It could still be the K40 module, it could be...almost anything. I'm happy to replace parts, but only when I know they are the fault. If the MOSFET replacement didn't work, it's hard to justify replacing the whole ECU unl...
by mercedade
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: 1997 SLK 230 Kompressor
Replies: 20
Views: 501

Re: 1997 SLK 230 Kompressor

The car itself has kind of done the rounds - I don't doubt at some point someone has struggled with it, but also it's not the kind of thing you'd sell the car on for. It's annoying, but it's not a "quick, stick some K-Seal in a hope the head gasket holds" kind of thing :)
by mercedade
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: 1997 SLK 230 Kompressor
Replies: 20
Views: 501

Re: 1997 SLK 230 Kompressor

Aha - no, mine's an auto
by mercedade
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: 1997 SLK 230 Kompressor
Replies: 20
Views: 501

Re: 1997 SLK 230 Kompressor

Also worthy of note - it was clear when I opened the ECU, that the MOSFET had already been replaced, so there's been a history of fault finding
by mercedade
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: 1997 SLK 230 Kompressor
Replies: 20
Views: 501

Re: 1997 SLK 230 Kompressor

Hi Dave - yes, I have that exact code - p0806. I've actually already replaced the MOSFET (BUK101) component, and although it had the car running differently (it seems to hang on to the revs for longer, and at full throttle now gives a little 'cough' at the gearchange), it hasn't sprung the superchar...
by mercedade
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: 1997 SLK 230 Kompressor
Replies: 20
Views: 501

Re: 1997 SLK 230 Kompressor

Cheers Dave - the truth is, you've largely answered your own suggestion. I don't have £300 to throw at it, especially when even that wouldn't guarantee operation. https://forums.mercedesclub.org.uk/index.php?threads/slk-170-compressor-clutch-p0806.89215/ https://www.benzworld.org/threads/supercharge...
by mercedade
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 264
Views: 32754

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

Sometimes, I've just got to write stuff down to make sense. Of COURSE it needs a new 'stat, can't even think why I checked.

It was new when I put the replacement head on, but that seems par for the course these days.
by mercedade
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 264
Views: 32754

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

I did notice that about 3 months ago, it used to warm up really fast, and then all of a sudden it took longer.

Not a long time, just long....er
by mercedade
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: 1997 SLK 230 Kompressor
Replies: 20
Views: 501

Re: 1997 SLK 230 Kompressor

Clutch is behaving fine with 12v applied directly (thanks Dave) but no amount of ECU and wiring check can get it operating. So, rather like the Vitesse now has a non-ECU controlled cooling fan, I'm going to try the same with the supercharger clutch. Can anyone knock me up an idiot's wiring diagram p...
by mercedade
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 264
Views: 32754

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

I haven't done my wipers yet...

Anyway - just wanted to check. On a very long decent (no throttle for at least 30 seconds, about 65/70pmh), the Vitesse temp gauge dropped right down and only warm (not hot) air was available.. So it's overcooling.

Suspect knackered stat, right?
by mercedade
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: Free to collector Rover 820 Saloon (could be returned to road or used as parts)
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: Free to collector Rover 820 Saloon (could be returned to road or used as parts)

Ah, thanks Kyle. I'll respond via PM (and thanks for yours), but just wanted to say that I probably can't get involved in an out of town rescue mission. I'd be grabbing someone on their lunch, but almost certainly can't get them for an afternoon, so if anyone else can make use of the whole car, I'll...
by mercedade
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: Free to collector Rover 820 Saloon (could be returned to road or used as parts)
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: Free to collector Rover 820 Saloon (could be returned to road or used as parts)

Hi Kyle - fantastically generous offer. If you've got any photos that'd be great.

I'm only in Stockport and could collect reasonably quickly if I can make things work out
by mercedade
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)
Replies: 535
Views: 49782

Re: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)

I'm a pretty bog-standard 6ft, tbh. Longish arms, average legs. My biggest issue is that over long-distances, leather contributes to back-pain in a way that cloth seats don't! It's the point about grip - too much sliding around in luxurious leather seats. The Vitesse seats were the perfect match of ...