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    Where should this earth lead go to?

    Hi. Ive got a chopped earth lead on my engine but i have no idea where it should go to or if it should even be there.
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    Thanks in advance.

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    I've nothing like that on my zlet engine
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    Same here. Not wires there at all.

    I think the 1.8 has one there to the slam panel though

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    Thanks for the speedy reply and help.
    I did look through a lot of engine bay pics on here but i couldn't see that wire in any of the pics.
    Must be another one of the previous owners bodges.

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    Youre also missing the ring washer on your turbo :P

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    looks like it's been a dodgy install, or someones tried to use an earth cable to lift the engine !


    Remove it and dont worry

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattjk View Post
    Youre also missing the ring washer on your turbo :P
    Do you mean the washers on the manifold studs? surely there should be washers there? Ive never noticed that.
    Quote Originally Posted by Coo View Post
    looks like it's been a dodgy install, or someones tried to use an earth cable to lift the engine !


    Remove it and dont worry
    I did think it might have been fitted to lift the engine but wanted to be sure.
    Ive got a dodgy temp gauge at the moment, it works for a sec and then stops working. only sometimes gives a reading.
    The car will only rev to 4.500-5.000rpm and is smokey on idle. i was thinking the CTS might be dodgy causing the car to run rich and then lamda sensors are picking up the fault putting the car in to limp mode.
    or maybe the CTS itself being faulty is causing limp mode.
    i was also thinking it could be a dodgy earth causing the gauge not to work, that's why i wanted to make sure that earth lead wasn't cut.

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    looks like the turbos been off before as the wrong manifold bolts are fitted
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    Easy one the Z20LET dont have on
    you have a earth on the ECU but thats just a small with into the loom

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    should have posted a pic of the wire.

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