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Booming heck Paul did you have alot of the purple filament left haha
yes as with all tools, they're only worth hiring/purchasing when you need them to resolve a problem plus willing to invest time/effort/money in learning how to use em.Always been tempted to get a 3d printer, but assumed i'd probably not use it much. But i suppose its the same as a welder, it's only after you have it handy that you get all these ideas / solutions to the problem at hand.
a very K11 specific mobile mechanic with rapid deployment just for Alex during rallys ehIf you're still struggling to find a job.... Just set up a mobile mechanic service! I know I could do with it haha
had a fab time Edward. btw I dunno if it's just ur haircut but you initially remind me of Ed from Fusion Motorsports who tuned my carAwesome to finally meet you Paul, great to see the car and hope to see you again soon!
thx for the fab encouragement George, helps alot.Bright minds and multitalented people like you sometimes dont realise what they can achieve. You must capitalise on your skills and capabilities. Have a look on CV library and reed under the automotive and Motorsport sections.
Prepare a portfolio with the things that you have designed and the solutions that you found even if it is on the Micra..
3D printing and additive manufacturing are areas that will only get bigger.... Just do it
totally.Collets... God I hate Collets. Literally everyone I work on, everything goes well, then it gets to putting in the collets! Frustrating or what
Best tip I got was to use a tiny dab of thick grease in a non-magnetic screwdriver... Holds the collet nicely, but it's easier to get the collets to drop in with grease give it a shot next timetotally.
always nervous doing the collets in the bay thinking any moment now, the collets could either pop out and never found or I drop one down the sump drain holes :/
using a tiny magnet tip makes it abit easier but still nerve racking
Do you mean with the turbo still fitted and without the cat? None!just realised my MOT is due next week, eek so better get on with sorting the burning oil.
plugs look alright
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removed cover, the tape I wrapped around the spark plug tubes got abit loose from oil and seeping tiny amounts. reapply it later
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timing cover sealed good
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still good n clean. noting the timing marks
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tensioner still good
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cams off. valve buckets look ok
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then realised I was only replacing the inlet stem seals so put the exhaust cams back on
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got the rope to stuff inside the cylinders for holding the valves, and a pipe with same diameter as the rope to guide it smoothly inside
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removed the stem seals. initial impression most appear fine and rubber still flexible. most stem guides still snug with tiny fraction of play
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pushed the new seals in with 10mm socket. working on the tiny collets is back breaking work. just have to reassemble the cams & reseal the covers and test drive it tomorrow
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once engines sorted I'll have to try patch up the crossmember hole.
wonder what the chances are of the turbo passing emission
Its got the stock cat on. Would a high flow cat or racing cat work any better at lowering emissions? Considering the 2nd cat doesnt get much hot being so far away and MOT tester only holds rev for limited period?Do you mean with the turbo still fitted and without the cat? None!
Why don't you just fit a racing cat and be done with it so you don't have to swap exhausts every year.
Sorry Paul I didn't realise you had one cat on. You have to remember though that the standard cat may not be able to keep up with the gas flow. Doesn't lowrider use a racing one. Temperature is a big thing though with the cat make sure its nice and hot before the emission test.Its got the stock cat on. Would a high flow cat or racing cat work any better at lowering emissions? Considering the 2nd cat doesnt get much hot being so far away and MOT tester only holds rev for limited period?
gas flow or performance ain't an issue. with/without cat ain't very noticable with upto 162hpSorry Paul I didn't realise you had one cat on. You have to remember though that the standard cat may not be able to keep up with the gas flow. Doesn't lowrider use a racing one. Temperature is a big thing though with the cat make sure its nice and hot before the immission test.
the stem seals were replaced back in 2013 but tis in recent months that I notice she really smokes oil only after prolonged coasting or idling which usually points to inlet seals, hence replacing em again to see if it fixes it.you,ve already renewed the valveseals twice iirc paul ? and it had no effect on the oil consumption surely ?
after everything I've tried to throw at it, yup it seems the oil rings are still dufflow throttle/high inlet mani vacuum = high cylinder vacuum on a petrol engine eh paul
so the oil is being sucked past the oil control rings
it always passes MOT emissions in stock NA no prob.mot it n/a, and hope that some thick engine oil will help it pass the hc emissions eh paul (15/40 and gearoil mix)
only if they fix it at their branch within a day.Anyway you normally get a free retest if you take it back within 7 days don't you. So even if it fails you get to know the results, and take it back n/a for it to pass.