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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 6:16 pm 
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Can anyone shed some light as to why there's this gold shiny thing under my bonnet? It looks impressive, whatever it is. As long as it gives me more horsepower I'm happy :lol: (wishful thinking!)

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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 6:46 pm 
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DRL resistor is going to be my guess?

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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 6:55 pm 
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it's a resistor. a big un!! sometimes used to create a low speed fan on the radiator

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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 7:38 pm 
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The dim dip headlamp resister

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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 8:58 pm 
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Yep, Dim Dip power resistor on a C900.

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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 11:09 pm 
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If it's a 1990-on 900 Turbo then it's the ballast resistor for the Lucas fuel injectors.

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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 6:27 am 
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BillJ wrote:
If it's a 1990-on 900 Turbo then it's the ballast resistor for the Lucas fuel injectors.


Ohh good spot sir. I forgot about the runout Lucus stuff.
And given the branding on the resistor i think your right.

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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 7:24 am 
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As Bill says

Lucas ballast resistor.

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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 8:42 am 
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Cheers fellas :wink:

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