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  • sworkscooper thanked the user Dadio in the forum post, I finally went and bought one!
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  • Oh well your well on the way to sorting the car out if you have the vac pipes . The pipe under the throttle body is an absolute B....D to fit and your mechanic will have his patience tested .
    Interestingly the engine on later Japan Spec cars went from SPI engine block to MPI , the later having wasted spark ignition and coil pack but still retained the side mounted radiator.
    As this is an MG forum and a very good one , I wouldn't want upset the folk on here with Mini related problems so , if you need any other info , you can always PM me .

    John .
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  • Is your Mini SPI or MPI, single or multi point injection? If it's post 96 it could be an MPI. The MPI has a reset that you can do to try and sort out the idle air control valve / stepper motor. If it's an SPI I'm not so certain as the inlet manifold is different. SPI has two pesky vacuum pipes with stupid rubber elbows that can get broken off by the ECU and under the throttle body and if this is the case the mixture will be screwed, and tick over will be high. If the car is MPI you simply turn on the ignition for a few seconds, then turn it off and with the ignition off press the accelerator pedal to the floor five times. Then turn the ignition back on and start the engine. If the car has been off the road for a while, it may be that the IACV will need a good clean as they can get a bit gunged up. Pscan can help to reset it but please tell your mechanic guy NOT to adjust the idle speed using the throttle body screw as these are set from the factory and should not be moved :nonod: ! Also, worth mentioning is the throttle cable tension on the MPI. The cable should have some slack/free play in it where it goes to the throttle body. The cable is anchored to a bracket by a square nut. If the cable is tight, simply lift the nut off the bracket and back it off till you have no tension and slot the nut back on the bracket.
    If you buy a Pscan you will need to tell Phillip which engine the car is as the diagnostic port is different. The MPI diagnostic port is under the dash and the SPI in in the engine bay and should have a black rubber cover over it. 16 pin vs 3 pin I believe.

    John

    PS Just checked and Japan spec Minis were all SPI so check those stupid vac pipe elbows!
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  • Hello Bill. I own both a Pscan and a Classic MPI Mini ( Not Japan Spec ) . We have owned the Mini from new ( 22 years ) and the Pscan has been an excellent diagnostic tool and I wouldn't hesitate to buy one . There are very few diagnostic tools as good as Pscan apart from the original MG/ Rover Testbook and the Sykes Pickervant ACR4 . Both these are very expensive to buy ,if you can find them !
    :yesnod: :yesnod:
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  • sworkscooper replied to the topic A moan in The T Bar
    Well you are obviously of a similar age to myself and I would agree that some folk buy a " cheap" runaround like the F n TF , find problems with it and then f... off after prying the answer from the good folk on this forum ! It's the way of the world I'm afraid and will probably get worse !
    I find solace in a good GnT helps .
    J
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  • sworkscooper thanked the user minimax in the forum post, A moan
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  • sworkscooper replied to the topic I'm staggered in MGF/TF Pitstop
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  • Yes, as soon as I'd posted and looked again at the posts . Dohh !
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  • Did they replace the inlet manifold gasket ? Just a thought.
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