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I am having problems with my 94 classic it was converted in 1999 and has the tpi engine with coil packs and a crankshaft pickup. Following a recent head gasket replacement it wouldn't start only coughed and spat untill it went off with an almighty bang and blew out the dipstick and the breather pipes after that it started and ran perfectly. However it burst the plastic timing cover and i had to replace it, i removed the front pully and the crank pickup, replaced the timing cover and put it all back together it won't start again! I have tried to set the gap on the crank sensor but I am not sure what it should be, it is approx 1.5mm now.
Who's ecu does it have Chevy, LR or Overfinch who should i take it to where i can plug it in and check the sensors?
Or does any one have any better ideas?

Thanks Paul

Land Rover series 1,2,3, defender 110 and a 94 overfinch RR.

How come I seem to own the 25% of landrovers that are no longer on the road.
 

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Liking the signature file.

I know there are a few people on here who have chevy v8 knowledge, I think someone has one in a boat.
I'd also think about pulling the passenger seat back and looking to see if I could figure out if it has a non-LR ecu, possibly photographing it and asking on a chevy v8 forum.
Not trying to send you away though.
 

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Tim (Scotland) said:
I know there are a few people on here who have chevy v8 knowledge, I think someone has one in a boat.
Heh Tim, you may be thinking of me. I've got a Chev small-block in a boat, but mines on a distributor - no ECU there. No idea re the electronic pickup, sorry.
 

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G'day Paul,

I am no Overfinch expert, however i wouldn't have thought it has a LR ECU, much more likely a modified Chev ECU. Possibly both, with the Chev piggy backing the LR.

Crank sensors are normally pretty basic magnetic sensor, that if you get back to about the same position as before it should be fine, 1.5mm sounds ok. I'm ready to be corrected by someone whop actually knows these engines though :wink:

If you are handy with a multimeter you can check that there is a signal coming from the sensor.

I would do some basic checks anyway, are you getting a spark, at the right time? Can you feel/hear the injectors clicking?

Just recheck everything you did, not electronic connector undone and not done back up? It's so often the simple things.

A few photos wouldn''t go amiss, of the engine so we can see exactly what it is, the timing area you've been working on and the ECU.

If you draw some blanks here i'm sure someone can guide you to the right forum when they see exactly what engine it is.
 

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Thanks I'll take some pictures when it stops snowing and see if anyone out there can recognize the parts.

Thanks Paullrnut
 
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