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/Ramón Fernández

About Ramón Fernández

Ingeniero industrial mecánico con una pasión enfermiza por el mundo del motor. Su familia y amigos ya le han dado por perdido. Creador, administrador, editor y esquizofrénico de PetrolHeadGarage.com
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Mini SPI, unstable idling #2. What is the oxygen sensor and how does it work?

Mini SPI. Ralentí inestable #2. ¿Qué es y cómo mide la sonda lambda? Second episode about the diagnosis of the unstable idling problem on this f*cking Mini SPI. This time we will check the oxygen sensor. This beloved (just kidding) sensor is our suspect number 1 after the checks from previous episode. But [...]

By | 2017-06-05T19:49:59+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Engine, Proyecto Mini 1275cc|0 Comments

Mini SPI, unstable idling #1. Accelerator cable and diagnosis

Mini SPI, unstable idling #1. Accelerator cable and diagnosis We have rebuilt completely the 1275 cc engine, it has a brand new wiring harness, new coolant, fuel and vacuum hoses. We made it with love. But this damn Mini is still not happy. He is moaning in the form of unstable idle. Another [...]

By | 2017-06-05T19:32:52+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Engine, Proyecto Mini 1275cc|0 Comments

First drive with the Mini SPI

First drive with the Mini SPI After many episodes talking about the problem with the gears and the starter of this little bastard, we get to the end. The engine starts, this is true but… Will the gears engage properly? Have we solved the problem with the Verto clutch at last? We will [...]

By | 2017-06-05T19:14:41+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Proyecto Mini 1275cc, Transmission|0 Comments

Mini SPI, the ECU does not read rpm signal from CKP. Diagnosis & solution

Mini SPI, the ECU does not read rpm signal from CKP. Diagnosis & solution In the previous episode we thought we solved the problem with the gears in this little Mini 1275 cc SPI but, how can we check it properly? Going for a ride. However, first thing is to start the engine [...]

By | 2017-06-05T19:21:47+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Electronic, Proyecto Mini 1275cc|0 Comments

Mini SPI, cannot engage any gear. What is the root cause?

Mini SPI, cannot engage any gear. What is the root cause? In previous episodes we showed you we could not engage properly any gear while the engine was running. In seems the clutch is not doing its job. We have already seen how to disassemble the Verto type clutch and even how to [...]

By | 2017-04-20T18:56:31+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Proyecto Mini 1275cc, Transmission|0 Comments

Mini SPI, how to make a special tool to block the engine

Mini SPI, how to make a special tool to block the engine What happens if you want to disassemble the clutch? How do you block the engine so it cannot turn to loosen or to tighten the crankshaft bolt? The workshop manual of this Mini says you must use an special tool; the [...]

By | 2017-04-20T18:48:15+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Proyecto Mini 1275cc, Transmission|0 Comments

Mini SPI, how to disassemble the clutch (Verto type)

Mini SPI, how to disassemble the clutch (Verto type) The gears do not engage? Even not a single one? Damn it, f*cking Mini! We will need to disassemble the clutch even though it is completely new. Flywheel, clutch disc, bearing, even the part to center it and the crankshaft bolt… Everything is new! [...]

By | 2017-04-20T18:39:18+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Proyecto Mini 1275cc, Transmission|0 Comments

Mini SPI, Why cannot engage gears? Problems with the Verto clutch

Mini SPI, Why cannot engage gears? Problems with the Verto clutch We already got the SPI 1275cc engine running (Hallelujah, damn it!). And now that the engine is running, what do we want to do? Right, we DO want to go for a ride. But before that, we should make sure it we [...]

By | 2017-03-17T20:39:44+00:00 March 17th, 2017|Proyecto Mini 1275cc, Transmission|0 Comments

Mini SPI, how to replace the crankshaft seal

Mini SPI, how to replace the crankshaft seal Oh my God! Why have we disassembled the clutch? My friend, this bloody Mini SPI has got some hidden tricks, and we are going to tell you all in the following episodes… Now we'll show you a little piece: how to replace the crankshaft seal. [...]

By | 2017-03-17T20:31:56+00:00 March 17th, 2017|Engine, Proyecto Mini 1275cc|0 Comments

Mini SPI, how to adjust the ignition system in the Mini 1275cc?

Mini SPI, how to adjust the ignition system in the Mini 1275cc? Do you remember the last episode, where we couldn’t start the engine of the Mini? We tried everything, anything was suspicious of being guilty and, as usually happens, the simplest solution was the right one. After seeing flames in the intake [...]

By | 2017-03-17T20:31:22+00:00 March 17th, 2017|Electrical, Proyecto Mini 1275cc|0 Comments