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Old 03 April 2019, 08:42 PM
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How on earth can you split a liner during machining??
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I have no idea and at the time I was to annoyed to ask but I can only assume it happened during the honing process?
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Old 04 April 2019, 09:05 AM
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we must do something "wrong" then as there is no way for us to split a liner in this way and even less chance of not seeing it afterwards???
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Old 05 April 2019, 10:18 AM
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Sorry to hear about the unfortunate crack but I'm really liking the new route this project is going! Thumbs up for the CDB!

Looking forwards to the updates =)


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Old 03 May 2019, 04:08 PM
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Ok so had all machine work done on the CDB and had all the forged bits fitted, along with arp head bolts, cometic 1.3mom gasket, baffled sump along with a host of new bolts, gaskets oil/water pump, silicone hoses and Evans waterless coolant
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Old 03 May 2019, 04:14 PM
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Loads of new parts and hard work so far has gone into the engine





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Old 03 May 2019, 04:16 PM
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The rebuild and refit was well on course






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Old 03 May 2019, 04:21 PM
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Then came the instillation, after a long 6 months of collecting parts and getting it all sorted, but she’s back in and up and running

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Old 03 May 2019, 08:37 PM
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Good work mate!
Think I've seen this car about in high Wycombe before?
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Old 03 May 2019, 10:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Smithys STI View Post
Good work mate!
Think I've seen this car about in high Wycombe before?
Itís rarely out to be honest mate, but Iíll be putting some miles on it now, where abouts are you?
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Old 03 May 2019, 11:04 PM
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Originally Posted by b16jonc View Post
Itís rarely out to be honest mate, but Iíll be putting some miles on it now, where abouts are you?
I'm in Loudwater mate... mine hardly comes out the garage aswell!
She will be out soon tho
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Old 04 May 2019, 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Smithys STI View Post
I'm in Loudwater mate... mine hardly comes out the garage aswell!
She will be out soon tho
Just around the corner then, Iím sure our paths will cross soon then mate
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Old 04 May 2019, 11:54 AM
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personally take the Evans "waterless coolant" out and flush / replace with something else.................

its 'snake oil' (allegedley) IMO and does nothing but increase engine temps and ultimately will cause damage
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Old 14 May 2019, 04:49 PM
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I'll be honest mate, I did loads of research and spoke to a lot of people about the coolant and as my car isn't a daily it can sometimes be sat in the garage for weeks on end so a water based coolant isn't really suitable for my requirements

people will always have different views and opinions on products but rest assured if I have any issues with it I'll be putting it on here , but I appreciate the feedback anyway
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So gave the old girl her first clean after 6 months



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Old 15 May 2019, 08:28 AM
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Picked this lovely genuine Nardi dished steering wheel a few weeks ago, and it looks and feels spot on




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Old 15 May 2019, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by b16jonc View Post
I'll be honest mate, I did loads of research and spoke to a lot of people about the coolant and as my car isn't a daily it can sometimes be sat in the garage for weeks on end so a water based coolant isn't really suitable for my requirements

people will always have different views and opinions on products but rest assured if I have any issues with it I'll be putting it on here , but I appreciate the feedback anyway

you obviously swallowed the salesman's "guff" hook line and sinker.............why do you think a water based mix would cause any issues with long term storage as long as its done correctly??

in basic terms all you have done is fill your car with neat anti-freeze and whilst still not correct you would have achieved the same thing far cheaper!!

what most of these "waterless" set-ups lack is any actual cooling ability!!!
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