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23 Jul 2013 22:22 #19018

What condition is your distributor in? I had a lot of weird problems with my beat when the ecu lead on the dizzy was corroded and damaged... just a thought.
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25 Jul 2013 12:39 #19045

fxdlidon wrote:

In my opinion (although I'm sure a few people will disagree) the red line on a Beat is a target not a warning (the warning is the rev limiter cutting in!)

Definitely! There's no power till you're past 4.5k anyway. Someone on the main beat forums has the rev-limiter at 10k albeit with uprated valve springs. (I'm tempted to go down that route myself although you'd want a new camshaft to do it properly and then you'd lose some low-down drivability.)

All that said, you have to wonder why all the piston rings seem to be going. :lol:

Welcome to the club Paul!

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30 Jul 2013 14:52 #19119

I've just spent lunchtime with the Beat and the work Mechanic. It's running a bit rich and that seems to be because of a weak/erratic spark. I'll pull the ECU and give it a new set of Electrolytics (preventative action if nothing else), but it might be a coil or distributor problem.

If anyone has spares I could borrow for diagnosis, I'd be very grateful.

Still not able to post on the Beat Forum :(

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30 Jul 2013 19:55 #19123

Paul, where are you based?
If you're fairly local to me (Bristol or Shropshire some weekends) then I could bring round my Beat and we could try swapping bits :)

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30 Jul 2013 21:39 #19124

mine was spluttering slightly on tickover, new dizzy cap sorted it, the old one s centre pin was worse for wear. forget the one on ebay, cheaper from the dealer , just remember to take your chassis no. in so they can access the system

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31 Jul 2013 11:13 #19135

fxdlidon wrote:

Paul, where are you based?
If you're fairly local to me (Bristol or Shropshire some weekends) then I could bring round my Beat and we could try swapping bits :)

Not really close enough to Luton :lol:

Pulled the ECU last night, but no visible signs of distress to the caps.
I've had the distributor cap off before, all looks goo there too.

I think I'll have to drag the Osciloscope out and start looking at the signals. If anyone has an old wiring loom available, then I could make up some tap in connectors.

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16 Sep 2013 09:26 #19838

The Beat is fixed!

Poor repair to failed cap in ECU. Damaged track repaired and poor soldering re-done and everything is perfect.

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16 Sep 2013 10:16 #19841

Glad to hear its sorted dude (^_^)

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