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 Posted: Thu Mar 20th, 2014 08:53 pm
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Hello Mike,

Have same question, how to unlock the clock and preventing to block the tester from working.
Have the tester for DIY purpose, so also in private use

Hope to hear from you

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Arjan

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 Posted: Thu Nov 21st, 2013 10:43 am
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Thanks Garage-tools for your response. I already send you a personal message but so for no reaction. But getting to the point I would like to get the addres for calibrating the Sun MGA 1200.

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Mike

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 Posted: Fri Nov 15th, 2013 11:16 pm
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Hi Mike,

I have the same SUN MGA 1200, code free and unrestricted use, has been working for two years perfectly without problems.
The only thing that needs to be renewed every year (by intensive use) is the oxygen cell, cost about € 100.
I visit each year a SUN Specialist in the North of the Netherlands, still the only SUN Specialist in the Netherlands for repair, service, calibration and sales of all used SUN Equipment.
I can give you the information (name, address, telephone number) by email.
Maybe he is also willing to service/repair/calibration to the SUN products used in the UK.

Garage-tools
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 Posted: Tue Oct 15th, 2013 08:10 pm
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I bought also a SUN MGA 1200.
Of course with the MOT counter, who generate the HCR code in the Sun display.

Read already a lot of forums on the internet but no answer on the code.

Have someone contact details to come in contact with a person or company to get rite of the MOT counter?

Thanks/regards
Mike
(From Holland)

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 Posted: Tue Jan 22nd, 2013 07:32 am
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I brought also a SUN MGA 1200

can someone tell me how to unlock this unit?

all screens say HCR and one CC

is there a code?

(a'm from holland)

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 Posted: Wed Mar 21st, 2012 04:28 am
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hi chris

 sorry, cant help you. the engineer i mentioned on here is no longer in the business.

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 Posted: Tue Mar 20th, 2012 11:45 pm
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chrisbeeching wrote: Hi. I have a similar problem with a Sun 1200. Did you manage to find the guy's contact details?

Thanks in advance,

Chris




Hi Chris,

With what i can remember about a Sun MGA1200, the sun engineer that used to do "bimmers" vts, and also used to do "off the clock work", was called "Noah"??..:?;)

Hope This Helps.;)

ps; i`m pretty sure "bimmer"will be coming along shortly to Up date you.;)


Last edited on Wed Mar 21st, 2012 12:11 am by Wesley

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 Posted: Mon Mar 19th, 2012 11:28 am
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Hi. I have a similar problem with a Sun 1200. Did you manage to find the guy's contact details?

Thanks in advance,

Chris

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 Posted: Thu Jul 14th, 2011 04:25 pm
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hi, i will get you his contact number as soon as i can and send you a PM.

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 Posted: Thu Jul 14th, 2011 12:23 pm
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Hi Bimmer, I've just acquired a pair of DGA1800s from a defunct dealership and want to get in touch with a Sun engineer able to test, re-calibrate and repair these machines.  Can you pass on details if he is in the South East? I've been told that Snap-On also offer this service.

I am a small indy, restoring and servicing older Citroen and Peugeot cars. I need to test to MOT standard, but do not need the machines to be locked into the MOT system.

Handyman

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 Posted: Wed Apr 14th, 2010 01:36 pm
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hi brunty
if you dont have any luck finding spares let me know. i know the sun engineer who does our vts and he does " off the clock work " if you get my drift and can get spare parts.

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Hi Wes,

I've already tried removing the filters and probe hose just for the auto cal to see if it makes any difference, but it didn't.

The guy I got it from said that it could have something to do with this "valve" that sticks out the back. Ali block with a hose passing through it and a cylinder above with an electrical connection.

If it is this, I haven't found anywhere yet that does spares...


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 Posted: Tue Apr 13th, 2010 10:43 pm
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Hello Brunty,

Have a look behind the machine for any filters or water traps, they sometimes need a clean out or replacement.

Hope this helps,

wes.

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 Posted: Tue Apr 13th, 2010 11:55 am
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Hello,

I've just got myself an old Sun MGA 1200 gas analyser. It's for private use rather than an MOT test station.

Unfortunately it comes up with HC residue error after warming up and doing a self cal.

Is there anyone that can point me in the right direction with fixing this unit up?

Thanks

Brunty

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