Category Archives: Engine Work

Adjusting valve clearances and a new rocker gasket

Fix the jump leads – no continuity = useless jump leads. The copper was crimped and cut straight through at the factory. Trimmed and now soldered – much better. Inside the rocker cover still looking very clean. Adjusted all the … Continue reading

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Service

Service time! New oil – fully synthetic ester Managed to avoid spilling anything on the ground for a change! Being able to take the side off the engine bay really makes filter swaps easy! Also done is 6 new spark … Continue reading

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New 6 speed gearbox

The current clutch slave is about to pop, the mechanism for moving the clutch in and out appear to be overly stressing the hydraulic components. As Iā€™ll need to take the gearbox off anyway so it seemed like a good … Continue reading

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New Optima yellow top battery fitted

Bonnet (hood!) off in Roadkill tradition, but to change the battery, not overheating šŸ˜‰ The old bosch has taken too much abuse over the years and doesn’t hold it’s charge that long even after conditioning on the CTEK charger. Pulled … Continue reading

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MTX-L Calibration

Calibrated the sensor today on the bench. Important note – the big plastic plug that you connect to the sensor has a little plastic tab which stops the plug coming undone without pulling it. If you connect the plugs without … Continue reading

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New Toy – Innovate MTX-L wide band lambda sensor and gauge

Arrived today an Innovate MTX-L lambda sensor plus gauge. Also has outputs for after market ECU.. This will allow me to monitor and log via a laptop the air fuel ratios. It’s running rich on idle but need to see … Continue reading

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Exhaust Hanger Mark 2

Mark 2 exhaust hangers, these use the rubber mounts from a BMW 840Ci Sport. There is 3mm steel plate than connects the exhaust boxes to the hangers. A new bolt is welded in on the right side of the hanger, … Continue reading

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ITB’s continue

A bit more progress today in preparation so the manifold can be completed. I couldn’t quite run the pipes at the same angle as the holes in the head due to using the stock manifold. I’ve opted for a shallower … Continue reading

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ITB Idle Control

I’ve been research idle control on these. The GSXR has a manual fast idle lever on the bar. Some people have experimented with a stepper motor to control this, but I think I’ll probably employ the solution that BMW themselves … Continue reading

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ITB’s continue

Two sets of ITB’s give you 4 bolts to screw them together – not long enough for 6 throttles. The solution is to chop the thread off two of them and the head off the other two. Then the 4 … Continue reading

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