thanks for that, but i have just started looking at this and already it looks as if the ecu connections will be u/s because of water damage, as i said, the scuttle panel is full of leaves which block the drains, leading to flooding of the ecu!!!!!!
just before i left tonight, i plugged in again, intermittent loss of comms and spurious readings,i.e battery volts 103.3etc
so i think it is a safe bet that the ecu is ill !
can a virgin ecu be purchased for these or is it a dealer only part, 2nd hand any possibility with the ignition key and barrel?