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  1. A couple of years ago I bought a project. Its a mk1f with a Mk2f GT engine conversion. I say conversion, but barely anything was installed (in the engine bay and to the inside of the car lol), just boxes of engine and interior parts, and a hacked loom. Anyway, I’ve mechanically completed the engine install, with cam and crank timing aligned with markers, and the rotor arm pointing at the cylinder 1 marker on the dizzy. Next thing was the wiring. It has numerous cuts and joins. I’ve used the mk2f Haynes manual and made all the connections. I can get the car to turn over but not start. I get a spark, the fuel pump primes on the key, and when I rotate the dizzy (so hall sensor seem ok). I’ve got fuel at the fuel rail, but it appears that the injectors are not firing. It ran (badly) when I sprayed carb cleaner into the throttle body. I removed a spark plug and placed a thin length of paper into the plug hole and turned the engine over and there was no fuel on the paper. I unplugged the connector to the fuel rail, and got 10.5v at the feed wire to the injectors? Anyone have any ideas why no fuel to injectors? Could it be the ECU relay (is there a way of testing them)? Could it be the ECU (again, can this be tested)? Any help appreciated. Thanks
  2. Hi I've recently charged my battery just to pep it up for the cold weather ahead. Yesterday, after using the car on and off through the day, I went to start it and it was just turned over very slowly, like the battery was dead. No way it was going to start. Then, when I disengaged the starter there was a funny noise that sounded like it was coming from behind the dash ? As though some component was not enjoying a lack of power. I checked the battery and it was reading 12.65 V. I recharged the battery over night. All cells full and bubbling. This morning, battery back on, double checked all connections but it was the same ? Very slow turn over. The car is an automatic 1.4 6N . Ever since I've had it, the starter sometimes makes a loud squeek as the engine fires. Like the car is sneezing. But it has never been slow. Quite normal except for the loud squeeky sneeze noise. After the first battery charge, when starting the car, the starter motor would momentarily cut out and then go again and the car would start normally. This happened so quickly that it was barely noticeable, but power loss must have been complete as the clock on the dash was at 00:00 and the trip meter was also at 0.0. This is why I double checked all connections after the second charge. But its still resetting the clocks when I try to turn it over, even though it wont turn over properly. Not even one rev. I was going to check the alternator output once the car was started, but it seems that that is not the problem. I'm pretty sure the engine isnt seized, but I'll check, just to tick it off the list of possibles. It seems as though there is no juice in the battery, but it's fully charged and pretty healthy. Any help, ideas, suggestions very gratefully received.
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