Well we all love a good bit of suspense
... No in all seriousness its just I wanted to check it was indeed all fixed and starting well etc before coming on here playing magician/master mechanic
The electrical short originally mentioned of 1.42v was infact the well documented electric window/mirror control unit in the drivers door, just the usually found 0.6-0.7v drain was in my case nearly double, I discounted this option as I had such a big draw and more oddly everything worked but upon draw hunting nothing was dropping the figure untill that is I unplugged the drivers door, so I removed the drivers control unit and plugged the door back in and the draw was down to 0.47 which is acceptable IME
The starting fix?.... well that I can only put down to the superb help and encouragement of you helpful lot and telling me to do a leak back test, I believe the fuel system was in some way air locked despite the system being apparently self bleeding. I did a leak back test but results were crap, after watching his video I realised id done it wrong
So I went back and did it properly, using a special attachment in the return feed etc. Fook that I used a trusty posi drive in there same as in the video
and now doing it properly I got a couple of drops/spots off each injector, put all back together and went inside confident I had yet again achieved fuk all
10 minutes before setting off for work I went back in garage and just before closing up garage looked at car longingly wondering whether to fetch a jerry can of petrol on my way home and get it all out my way
, I reached in turned it over and just as I released the key from turning it spluttered... Its never done that since all this started... so I switched it totally off, back on, wait for glow plug light then after the longest 10 seconds ever of cranking it fired into life and ticked over
I then had to go work, on friday it didn't start straight away but did start, treated it to a new set of quality Beru plugs and it starts sweet as a nut every time now and is smoother than its ever been, pulls smoothly and cleanly, if I'm honest here I'm slightly dissapointed, its not as quick as the zafira, just not feeling as strong on boost or heavyness of it, I honestly thought id of got all this back while it was apart as I have, I think made everything the best it can.
Thankyou to all that helped. Sussexa especially, you don't know how close I was to giving up, if it was a customers car I almost certainly would have if for nothing else but time constraints, your all damn genius.