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Old 05 April 2018, 04:20 PM   #631  
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Hmmmm. Not sure if I should feel happy for you or not really. Gutted that you've got to fork out yet again for this.


Still can't see this being your fault at all.
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Old 11 April 2018, 04:22 PM   #632  
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Should have the engine back in about 3 weeks apparently.
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Old 15 May 2018, 05:18 PM   #633  
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Should have the engine back in about 3 weeks apparently.
any updates on this matey?
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Old 16 May 2018, 02:47 PM   #634  
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I am going to post this as its relevant experience with WMS .

I had a short engine ( tight budget build Jan 2015 ) using S/H sti pistons which was well documented photo'd by Andy , see below pictures.
" Hi, The block has been cleaned and honed, the clearances are set to 0.05mm. Regards Andy "


Never the less it failed on all 4 cylinders thru piston expansion with the pistons scuffing the walls after 5k miles, This occured on a high speed run after just 10 min warm up period from -5 deg C , clearly this is something that I have to learn not to do as well, however I wrote to him mentioning this , looking for another replacement (not requesting a discount ) however received no reply. I decided not to pursue it.

I personally think that he does a fair job for the money, but needs to consider that we may be able to help on the next build and he can learn from our experience. I open for his critic if when he answers and wishes.

I have subsequently ordered and fitted a short block with WRX pistons from Ashley Wilks. And I am very happy with that short block.
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Old 16 May 2018, 02:59 PM   #635  
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Still haven't got the engine back. His response is he's "snowed under with work", so he's essentially prioritising new customers over existing basically. He has everything to put it back together as far as I know, new 100mm JE Pistons have arrived etc.
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Old 16 May 2018, 03:17 PM   #636  
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Still haven't got the engine back. His response is he's "snowed under with work", so he's essentially prioritising new customers over existing basically. He has everything to put it back together as far as I know, new 100mm JE Pistons have arrived etc.
Have you gone down there or just dealing over the phone/email?
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Have you gone down there or just dealing over the phone/email?
Email mostly, he's over 200 miles from me so can't really just go over there.
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Email mostly, he's over 200 miles from me so can't really just go over there.
Did you have any guarantee in place on the parts and labour down in writing?
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Did you have any guarantee in place on the parts and labour down in writing?
Had an update yesterday, short block is built, just heads to go on and I should have it next week apparently.
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Progress.
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Had an update yesterday, short block is built, just heads to go on and I should have it next week apparently.
Excellent. Progress at least.
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Considering the bore diameter involved here
I'd be asking for a feeler gauge check on the Ring gaps as well.
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Considering the bore diameter involved here
I'd be asking for a feeler gauge check on the Ring gaps as well.


Surely you wouldn't build an engine without checking and adjusting the ring gaps anyhow?
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Surely you wouldn't build an engine without checking and adjusting the ring gaps anyhow?

after my experience I'd want a photo with a feeler gauge for my peace of mind.
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