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Old 26 April 2007, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by pslewis View Post
Does anyone on here actually fancy taking their own engine out, stripping it down and rebuilding it??

It's a simple engine, it holds no fears for us who have taken many engines apart in the past .... the feeling of achievement as you run-in your own re-build .... the warm feeling as your Bank Balance is still relatively intact

Of course, engine rebuilding scares some people - but, it shouldn't .... really, it's about as basic as Engineering comes.

Sadly, I reckon I may be too old to do the heavy work now ..... a Micra Gearbox and Clutch was done by me a couple of months ago and it was a thoroughly pleasant activity - if a little wearing at my age.
Mr lewis, I would love to do this and have done it in the past,but this car is my daily driver and I had neither the time nor room to do the work I wanted,I completely agree with you re the sense of achievement you feel when you first get an engine to start after doing all your own work.
I am afraid that in this day and age most of us have more money but less time.
Although While my car was with API,I did get a series III landrover that had been under a tree since 2000 running,rewired and properly MOT'd(lots of bits replaced)
leaving me with a certain contentment,especially when you see how good it looks now.

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Old 26 April 2007, 05:48 PM
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Originally Posted by GazTheHat View Post
What about running on a NewAge STi?
Gaz, Like I said if you've done a few miles I don't think it smart to work a car that hard by using a 321H in middle age.

BUT if the mileage is below say, 20,000, then on a new age STi, it should be OK.

As far as JDM cars go the pistons [ in my opinion ] are better in a bugeye STi than a blob eye. In which case it would be the better result. The hyper-eutectic things in Vers 9 are exactly that ' hype ' and whilst they may be a very effective piston for the manufacturer to use for many reasons, they are most definitely NOT a high performance piston.

The con rods on New age will take it. The cams are Ok, so a good result would be anything above 400 using a front mount and a good exhaust and headers etc. Just bolt the turbo on would not get an appropriate result.

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Old 26 April 2007, 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by APIDavid View Post
I'm not so wee when l stand up straight. It's only me wallet making me round shouldered

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Old 26 April 2007, 06:19 PM
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Pete:
Some of us do do their own spannering, but right now my Sti is at API having some transmission work done at my choice 'cause i just don't have the time and the expertise to fight a gearbox and I'm aging now (55).

My last engine was my 911 2.4 litre on mechanical injection, built by me from the crank up.

Fantastic to hear it run, and gave 180 bhp!

As Burns says, time is so tight today.
One day I will take up your offer on a ride in your car Burns, but only when i am in a position to rebuild the CDB in my garage (and it will be a DIY Pete) to a steel 2.5...but the gearbox will be done by API!

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Old 26 April 2007, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by APIDavid View Post
I'm not so wee when l stand up straight. It's only me wallet making me round shouldered

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Ain`t that the bloody truth? i haven`t even had a bacon butty yet.................
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Old 26 April 2007, 06:38 PM
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I really want mine now
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Old 26 April 2007, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by cookstar View Post
I really want mine now
I thought you were planning to get your work done before mine,come on melt that plastic.

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Ain`t that the bloody truth? i haven`t even had a bacon butty yet.................
just pop in on a saturday and pretend you've come to collect your car
Ps I'm already redesigning my airbox
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Old 26 April 2007, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by burns View Post
I thought you were planning to get your work done before mine,come on melt that plastic.

staffi
Ain`t that the bloody truth? i haven`t even had a bacon butty yet.................
just pop in on a saturday and pretend you've come to collect your car
Ps I'm already redesigning my airbox

I might just do that burns, fingers crossed it might be ready...

Got my wheels today.... Gunmetal in 17`s..

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Old 26 April 2007, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by burns View Post
I thought you were planning to get your work done before mine,come on melt that plastic.

staffi
Ain`t that the bloody truth? i haven`t even had a bacon butty yet.................
just pop in on a saturday and pretend you've come to collect your car
Ps I'm already redesigning my airbox

I have been "placed in a queue"
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Old 26 April 2007, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by cookstar View Post
I have been "placed in a queue"

Like the one when you phone BT you mean
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Old 26 April 2007, 07:18 PM
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If I 'pop by' can I have a cuppa and a Bacon Butty? (just before my lynching that is!)
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Old 26 April 2007, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by cookstar View Post
I have been "placed in a queue"
Press one for short delay

two for long delay

three to be pissed around

four to wait even longer at premium rates

five to complain [ there is no option five you get referred to option six ]

six to complain loudly [There is no option six you get get a ring tone]

seven for customer assistance. ' All lines are busy please call later '

Seven hundred and eighty one for: yawn - you still there sir ?

What, like that?
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Old 26 April 2007, 08:52 PM
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I hope I'm in the API Que ahead of Cookstar....
I've had bacon butties, nowt else but did get these from David:

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Old 26 April 2007, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by pslewis View Post
If I 'pop by' can I have a cuppa and a Bacon Butty? (just before my lynching that is!)
Mr Lewis I'm sure you'd be treated like the national treasure that you are...
kept locked away in the tower of London with armed guards everywhere.
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Originally Posted by APIDavid View Post
Press one for short delay

two for long delay

three to be pissed around

four to wait even longer at premium rates

five to complain [ there is no option five you get referred to option six ]

six to complain loudly [There is no option six you get get a ring tone]

seven for customer assistance. ' All lines are busy please call later '

Seven hundred and eighty one for: yawn - you still there sir ?

What, like that?

just like that mate


I have been patient
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Old 26 April 2007, 09:21 PM
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Oh dear, that last 2.5 engine never lasted very long did it....Did burn oil right from the start...
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Oh dear, that last 2.5 engine never lasted very long did it....Did burn oil right from the start...
Hi Bob, Between the two of us we have spent an obscene amount of cash on this car,But I think you would be blown away by its performance now though,Time to just enjoy driving it mate.How's that WR1 of yours going?
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Old 27 April 2007, 12:05 AM
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I can see by the power figs...must be awesome. Just been working it out and this motor must have had 35k spent on it in mods..
WR1 is going great as you know I am not modding it...was quiet so fitted a 3" RCMS exhaust and headers..Had to have it mapped then so throw in an induction kit...Will I ever learn..6 scoobs all modded then sold.
Good luck with the Type R and try not to spend any more money on it. Yes I know its hard to do...
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Ok this is what the turbo sounds like under normal accelration,ignore the video I tied it to the steering wheel.


YouTube - no dump valve

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I guess we're lucky that you know how to do tight knots or we'd have been treated to a close up of your crotch

and people might have thought the sound was you shi**ing yourself with all that power
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Originally Posted by APIDavid View Post
I guess we're lucky that you know how to do tight knots or we'd have been treated to a close up of your crotch

and people might have thought the sound was you shi**ing yourself with all that power
man that doesn't bear thinking about.
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Originally Posted by bob View Post
I can see by the power figs...must be awesome. Just been working it out and this motor must have had 35k spent on it in mods..
WR1 is going great as you know I am not modding it...was quiet so fitted a 3" RCMS exhaust and headers..Had to have it mapped then so throw in an induction kit...Will I ever learn..6 scoobs all modded then sold.
Good luck with the Type R and try not to spend any more money on it. Yes I know its hard to do...
Bob, you`re not the only one mate, i`ve lost thousands i spent over 5k on my Tommi Mak in 7 months, Autronic etc, then sold it...



Burns, video clip sounds awesome fella.....
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Sounds the dogs danglies
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Sounds the dogs danglies
that's what I think
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Originally Posted by APIDavid View Post
Wastegate chatter is easier to say and usually brings a sage nod - ' Turbine stall ' creates too many questions.

LOL

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LOL.. and I forgot I had wondered out of Technical

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Originally Posted by staffi View Post
That`s as bad as my roof vent Burns
Oy staffi I've had another go how's this then,


A little better I hope.
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I would not want to be without a "**** link" if you have got that kind of performance, only too easy to hit detonation point during a hot summer. Very expensive outcome with that too!

Is there a specific advantage to have cast pistons as apposed to forged ones?

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Originally Posted by burns View Post
Ok this is what the turbo sounds like under normal accelration,ignore the video I tied it to the steering wheel.


YouTube - no dump valve

David you know what to do
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I would not want to be without a "**** link" if you have got that kind of performance, only too easy to hit detonation point during a hot summer. Very expensive outcome with that too!

Is there a specific advantage to have cast pistons as apposed to forged ones?

Les
Sorry Les, don't follow that where does ' cast pistons' come from ? This engine has the best pistons that money can buy fitted - forged alloy of course.

The A'Pexi has a sensitive knock link system that I am happy for my customers to rely upon. It flashes the CEL when det occurs.

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Oy staffi I've had another go how's this then,


A little better I hope.

I see you managed to polish out the ' Mcvities Hobnobs' logo then
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