Give me some frogs.
So glad for you Paul!
or a flame thrower or just:Jeez paul, i've gotta admit i'd have been threatening it with a hammer by now. Maybe even let it watch as i destroyed something, just so it understood where i was coming from. I really do hope you get this sorted one way or another.
just remembered Ed was gonna research into sourcing the best rings for it so I emailed JE to pause the XC7150 ring order for now.Paul just send what you got and get Ed to buy in the appropriate bits. You need this bloody engine boosting... So I can have a go
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I live 30 mins from fusion if you need a place to crash for a night you are more than welcome.just remembered Ed was gonna research into sourcing the best rings for it so I emailed JE to pause the XC7150 ring order for now.
when I have time I'll take out the engine, disassemble n check, then drive down to Ed one weekend with the block, pistons & head
quite a pool eh paul ! you will still be drinking about 1/2 L a week at that rate.this is how oily the cylinders currently look like after driving with the stock exhaust setup and 0w30 synth oil
thats an odd afr. idles quite lean and clearing the self-learn made it worse (cos the o2 ain't there to correct it), low/mid throttle abit rich but at WOT throughout the rev its like +14.7afr till it begins to richen up at the very high end that must be too lean and wrong?
yea the scratches do appear quite deepi doubt if the angle matters much paul, but yours do look very coarse eh ! and i struggle with the damn ratchet clamp too if the ring end matches the inner overlap they stick eh i usually turn the compressor if that happens
gonna have to be a custom made compressorthe bottom of the taper will be the same size as the bore eh paul, and the top will be the same size as the unsprung rings.
but i still think is a tension issue personally mate, the oil rings should have smoothed away some of those scratches by now and shown a load of shine patches like my corsa piston one did, but they are only riding over the surface atm
here,s my new ghetto ring compressor paulbtw anyone know where I can get them tapered ring compressors u see in factories? cos the traditional ratchet clamp type compressors are such a pita to use especially when whacking an oversized ring into the bores and god knows if the numerous times I've whacked the rings in without full insertion has damaged the rings.
the solid tapered compressors make it look easy
looks fab.A rebuild I've just done.
And for reference what a proper diamond honed bore looks like.
thanks, I've lost count of how many times but is part of the continuous R&D when pushing this far.Very impressive your effort on these engines over the last years. Have you kept counting how many times you pulled em apart?
So when I see this, I come to the conclusion that it isn't possible to run the CG13DE(T) lasting/firm at about 160 hp's. Would you agree with that?
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