Category Archives: Engine Work

Exhaust tech drawing

Plan for the updated exhaust – straight pipes shown full length and relative spacing is not correct.

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Some new exhaust bits

Planning an update to the exhaust, starting early in the morning or coming back late is a bit of an issue. Dispite the sound passing SVA it’s a tad disruptive. Also on long trips at 50mph you get quite a … Continue reading

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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 I’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 😉 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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