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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good work! Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scorchio!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First stage running in just completed. Running sweet as a nut.

Will update further tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent !

One day a long time in the future you will look back at this with pride at what you have acheived !

Probably not atm though Razz
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work on this James. Glad you're already piling on the miles. Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great thread James, I don't mind getting the spanners out but I am not sure I could complete what you have with your car top work, I am glad it's all sorted and you are back behind the wheel. Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one. Now go get it run in.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks everyone.

Just relieved this chapter is almost over!

Great to feel unrestricted about how I use the car and how many miles I rack up as I'm unlikely to sell now. She's mine, I'll do what mods I like and drive the wheels off her (the car before anyone asks)

As per Grants instructions, running in was achieved with minimal idling. I got her on the road asap after start up. Quick check over, then 35 - 40 mins of "spirited" use on a road local to me. Revs kept between 2,000 and 4500. Lots of acceleration on no more than half throttle, then coast down and repeat. So a good load on the rings and bores. Stopped 3 times to check and add about 1 litre of coolant each time and make sure it didn't run dry in the header tank.

Feels tight but strong with it wanting to really pick up at 4,500.

No knocking or tapping on a hot idle at 700 rpm. Cleaning out the idle control valve has seen a 50-100 rpm increase in idle speed anyway.

New stainless manifolds has increased noise. In a good way if you ask me, not my neighbour's!

Greasing the starter motor pinion and gears appears to have cured the hot start sluggish behaviour, and still keen to whirr.

However changing the alternator voltage regulator doesn't appear to have stopped the battery draw overnight ..

Oil and filter changed for new and Shell Helix semi synthetic. Lots of little bits in the oil filter housing but none in sump oil. Didn't look too closely but a fair few shavings left in the oil drain bowl.

I am reassured that is fine and the reason the oil and filter are both changed very soon after initial running in.

Cheers again to everyone you has contributed and helped me with advice and offers of assistance over the last few months. Hopefully it hasn't put anyone off having a go themselves. It's not an easy project, but it is doable.if anyone thinks I can add information in here that will be of use to others doing the same, please let me know.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once you are all sorted then i can bring home some kit and find out what the battery drain is .. a job for the future Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi DeMort, that'd be great DeMort, thanks.

I've done the usual checks by sending the car to 'sleep' and checking across the fuses for a draw, but nothing of note. I've tried deactivating the alarm sensors,which appeared to help a bit. Maybe a rogue tracker.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let me know when your all sorted and which weekends your free and ill drop over...

Actually i think its time you visited me Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely! thumbsup
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You just want an excuse for a run out in the car !

Avoid the coast road .. i nearly cooked the last time lol .

Let me know some dates and ill bring home my meters and amp hound .. nothing like a good electrical fault to get me interested !
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally caught up with the whole thread.

Outstanding and top effort from all those contributed to this thread. Great skillz James Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Y2K.

Have you just sold your C2 aero and replaced with a GT3??? Good skills yourself!! Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks pal, yes GT3 now, a car I always wanted.

I’m loving it. I’ll post something when I have a chance.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent read for those who live their projects life vicariously Thumb

To be fair I would have thrown a large piece of material over the whole engine bay as soon as the first bolt had snapped and I would have then feigned illness until my kids were so convinced out of pity they would have written to Tim Shaw at Car SOS Hand

On hand over I would gladly smile at the work done, shook Fuzz’s hand firmly and then punch Tim hard Grin
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Ha, brilliant, many thanks, There were a few grumpy moments I can tell you!!!

There won't be much more project stuff from this member for a while........ Surprised

Excellent fleet by the way. All the bases covered with a Turbo and an Elise.
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Jamesx19 wrote:
Ha, brilliant, many thanks, There were a few grumpy moments I can tell you!!!

There won't be much more project stuff from this member for a while........ Surprised

Excellent fleet by the way. All the bases covered with a Turbo and an Elise.


Thanks James for the kind words about my ‘collection’ small c Very Happy

It just leaves you drive it like you stole it ( but not like Police Interceptors because that usually doesn’t end well ) Cop
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Small update - Engine now run in and changed the oil over to Millers Nano+ 10W50.

No "bits" in filter or the bowl after doing the oil change. All running well. The only issues I've had are a very small leak from a hose clip that needed an extra nip up and the exhaust manifold to Cats, bolts and nuts loosening off and needed tightening.

Other than that all good and looking forward to a road trip next week up to the land of North Wales for a bimble around..... Smile - Though that now sounds like it may be extended to encompass Scotland. We need to go and look at a car for my Old Man who had his BMW 130i stolen off his driveway 2 nights ago!!

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