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  1. Turbo upgrade

    I've recently fitted one of these to my 110, but as I haven't driven it yet, I can't say how it performs!
  2. Electrical Component Under R/H Front Wing?

    Sorry - only just seen this... I will be custom making the loom using my own format as it's so radically different from the stock item that there's little point in attempting to follow the originals - also - and probably more to the point, I don't have spools of all the correct colours (and as the damned thing has cleared out all my cash, I can't afford to buy them...). So long as I properly document the result, it shouldn't be an issue!
  3. Electrical Component Under R/H Front Wing?

    Thanks, but as I'm constructing a loom from scratch I don't have the aforementioned blue/red wires!
  4. Electrical Component Under R/H Front Wing?

    Yes - that's the blighter - at last I can be sure what it is; many thanks for taking the time to post the photo!
  5. Electrical Component Under R/H Front Wing?

    Ah, thank you, Gentlemen - that is an excellent suggestion! I looked at the dim dip resistor on the parts list, but as it didn't look anything like it, I assumed it must be something else. Luckily I won't need such a thing with my new LED lights.
  6. As per the thread title, I'd be most grateful if someone would be kind enough to let me know what the electrical component under the r/h front wing is. Mine (a '93 110) is so corroded that I can't work out what it is, and there appears to be no reference to it on the official parts list. It looks a bit like a ballast resistor, but since I pulled the vehicle apart some ten years ago, I don't have much to go on!
  7. Alternator Wiring Issue...

    Sorry Chaps - been busy - thanks for your input... Anyway - I've finally solved the mystery. In desperation at not being able to get any sense out of it, I removed the alternator and buzzed through all the diodes. One was open circuit in both directions, so it was a dud unit after all. Having expended much effort (I had to machine up a new stay bracket as the mountings were different), I've now fitted a Ford Escort 70A alternator. And guess what - the warning light now works! My mate who I bought the original alternator off (for next to nothing) was good as gold and replaced it with this one for free.
  8. Alternator Wiring Issue...

    Many thanks - that backs up the info I'd found elsewhere - as a matter of interest, what cross-reference did you use to find that link, as it doesn't show any of the part numbers marked on it, and yet it looks identical!? Wired up either way (L or S to battery) it still doesn't work though...:(
  9. Alternator Wiring Issue...

    Hmm, many thanks for the suggestion - it's an interesting point; I'll have to see if I can find out - most of the websites that list it don't say anything as useful as that!
  10. As part of the total rebuild of my 200Tdi 110, I've fitted a new alternator. This is an unused item with the part numbers GXE2598 / LR170-502 - a 70 amp unit which I got for a small sum from a mate who has a wholesale auto parts business. It took ages to make it fit, as the pulley was wrong, it didn't line up properly, and the main bracket had to be remade, so as I spent so much time on it and my mate doesn't have another I can try, I'm anxious to use it if at all possible. All appeared well until I tried wiring it up - as it has the same terminals as the original, I wasn't expecting any issues... The main post is connected to the battery via the starter with massive cables and shows full voltage. The earth side is spot-on. The other two terminals are shown as 'L' and 'S' on the various websites which list this model of alternator (one goes to the warning light, the other to the ignition switch). Both give open circuits when tested at the alternator with the engine off. When I start the engine, they both produce mid-12 volts - but I cannot for the life of me get either to activate the warning lamp when the engine is off. I haven't built the wiring harness yet, so the set up is currently composed of two wires directly from the alternator to the battery/warning light, so there's nothing else to go wrong. I've been banging my head against the wall about it - what on earth am I missing?
  11. Door Hinge Numbers?

    Many thanks for the links - I still remain confused, however, as none of the parts shown have 'BEF' codes?
  12. Door Hinge Numbers?

    Many thanks - unfortunately, the link you gave won't allow me in! Since posting my request I've altered the part numbers slightly as I realised the ones I gave were actually on the frame side, not the door side (i.e. I put 'BEF 050' when it should have been 'BEF 030'). A quick question - are the numbers on the parts themselves the same as those listed in the parts catalogues? I ask this because the original '93 hinges don't tally with the '93 LR parts list.
  13. Head gasket blown? - odd symptoms

    I had this exact same problem with my 300Tdi - as it wasn't giving blown head gasket symptoms, I posted on here asking for help. After about 10 replies saying it was my head gasket, a very helpful fellow suggested that it might be a blocked anti-siphon valve (near the header tank). I replaced it and the associated tubing for just over twenty quid. That was the best part of ten years ago now, and it's not troubled me ever again!
  14. Door Hinge Numbers?

    I've got to replace the hinges on my '93 110 SW - I want to use the later ones as they're much more substantially built. I've got four, but need another four - they have 'BEF 030' (I need one) and 'BEF 020' (I need three) on the door halves of the hinge. The problem I have is that I don't know what models these cover, so would very much appreciate it if someone would be kind enough to let me know!
  15. Fuel Tank Connections, 110

    Many thanks - that's most useful!