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Brad's full engine rebuild - Done, in, running MOT passed!

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Well.. after a long old fecking time, its starting lol... Tbf, only took about 2 hours to get to this stage so i could have done it a long time ago! but hey it's started, i'll let the pics do the talking.

 

and also watch this space for updates! It's only an oem build but with a few added goodies like a port and polish, lightened and balance crank (being sent off to match with the new lightened pullies and the flywheel) Got plenum spacer to add, more pullies (lightened) new manifolds, new Dcats, new Y pipe, and a full OEM rebuild from the ground up.

 

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Might need some new arch liners lol

 

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Cables a little freyd!

 

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Snug fit!

 

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Then all back in the garage together now ready to be stripped down this week!

 

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Thats all for now! Keep watching lol i'll add more as we go!

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Well done you. What do you mean it's "only" an OEM build 😱, it's much more ambitious than most of us would attempt ðŸ‘

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...and you are working against a timer Bradders! 4 months 8 days to go!

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So this is your original engine, right? You didn't buy that revup?

 

Yeah it seemed like too much hassle with the other so this is being completely stripped and checked over and rebuilt!

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Well done you. What do you mean it's "only" an OEM build 😱, it's much more ambitious than most of us would attempt 👊
 

As in no fancy forged parts are going in lol, just replace worn parts, new rings, new valves and seals gaskets etc..

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A wise decision.

 

 

 

 

 

Finally! :p:lol:

 

The builder suggested it, i then said surely its better to build this one and know how its been kept in the future then lol

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Hope the build goes smoothly now you have got started.

 

There is no way I would attempt this myself !

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I'm not doing it on my own lol. i just help with the removing and installing, he does all the stripping of it, its his job, what he does for a living. builds perfomance cars. and a merc specialist!

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So i popped round the garage to have a check up, here's how it stood by the time i got there:

 

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Plenum was already off

 

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Can see leaky gaskets!

 

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The builder getting hands on he dont mess about!:

 

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It soon started to look a bit naked lol:

 

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Not sure if you can see in the oil pickup, but there was lots of bits of cardboard gasket in the sump! you can see one lump in the pickup:

 

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Sump off

 

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next just crank pulley off and heads off!

 

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On a quick inspection the valves where very clean, too clean, over fuelling, 2 where very wet, burning oil and the exhaust valves as you can imaging where caked thick in black burnt oil.

 

Watch this space!

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I lose bits and pieces just changing a plug, love seeing these being worked on. Keep the pics coming.

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Glad to serenity finally happening. As been said already keep the pictures coming.

You got to fit a super charger at the same time : )

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Good work Bradders, saw this on FB the other night.

 

Coldel, nowt wrong with pink cars, I had this for 7 years

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Oh its definitely being painted before its going back in! im thinking satin black plenum, shiney silver block red rockers maybe.

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Sounds like a good project Bradders. Think you will have fun and learn a lot too stripping it all out. I know I would.

 

Your comment about over fuelling - that was for sure, when I was behind you in Wales, fan was in re-circulation mode, otherwise I would have passed out from fumes!!! :wacko:

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Sounds like a good project Bradders. Think you will have fun and learn a lot too stripping it all out. I know I would.

 

Your comment about over fuelling - that was for sure, when I was behind you in Wales, fan was in re-circulation mode, otherwise I would have passed out from fumes!!! :wacko:

 

That was the oil burning you could smell lol

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Good work Bradders.

 

Im thinking about having the same work done to my engine but wasnt sure who to take it to or the costs.

 

My cars at 135k at the moment.

 

Will be watching this closely to see how it goes :)

 

 

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Good work Bradders.

 

Im thinking about having the same work done to my engine but wasnt sure who to take it to or the costs.

 

My cars at 135k at the moment.

 

Will be watching this closely to see how it goes :)

 

Mine was exactly 135k too!

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Well... The engine is being rebuilt, F**k it, why not start the gearbox too :lol:

 

Let the fun begin:

 

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