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    No worrie mate and had me panicing something chronic

    Got it all packaged up on a pallet and will be leaving today



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    Quote Originally Posted by StaceyS3 View Post
    No worrie mate and had me panicing something chronic

    Got it all packaged up on a pallet and will be leaving today




    It was a proper ball ache lol.looking good mate :-)


    dud you do that sensor you said about ?

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    Yes mate bolted it on and rewrapped yhe upper part of the engine
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    Stace is a good lad ain't he
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    Awesome build thread :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by @udi A3 View Post
    Awesome build thread :D

    What was the drama with paypal? I recovered some money from a guy not long ago who ordered an engine and payed by paypal but paypal gave the buyer the money back! Buyer tried to keep it too
    PayPal just held the money and wouldn't release it but all is good now :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Westy View Post
    Stace is a good lad ain't he
    Cheers mate
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    PayPal always do that. They love making a bit of interest on cash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam_ View Post
    PayPal always do that. They love making a bit of interest on cash.
    they are total twats

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    Got a text from Stacey saying the engine has been picked up so a step closer to getting back on the road :-)

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    Went down to my mates garage there the old engine is out and tomorrow night will be swapping over the parts and hopefully put the engine in in Saturday afternoon/night :-)

    never had my phone with me to get some pictures :-(

    My mate was giving Stacey plenty of credit on how the engine looks and how well everything was coverd up and protected so thanks Stacey :-)
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    Bit of a update on the car been in the garage for a few hours helping my mate(passing stuff lol)

    Old engine after removal



    At the start of the swap over



    New engine with new mtm manifold and recently refurbed k26 turbo and wastegate good job I got the manifold from Stacey as mine had a few cracks nothing serious but would have only got worse,we also has to swap the hot sides of the turbos as the egt port on mine had welded up as my ecu doesn't have egt but the k26 from Stacey's had a open port for the egt so we just swapped the hot sides over



    Where we got to before we had enough for the night



    We found a few hoses that had perished mainly under the inlet manifold and due to this everything was a oily mess.back at it tomorrow so hoping to get it back in the car and running providing everything goes ok fingers crossed

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    Gettin there fella.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by cecilthesausage View Post
    Gettin there fella.....
    slowly but surly lol,back at it in 20 mins again lol wish I was still away at work haha
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    Doing a great job there Robert, keep us updated. I hope to see your car parked up outside your own house soon. x
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    Getting there mate. Bet you feel sore and tired today?!
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    Looking good mate should be up and running in no time

    Meant to let you know I never got round to putting a sealing washer on the sump plug (put one in my wallet to fit at work but never got round to it)

    Hope it all keeps going well and smoothly
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    Sandra,hopefully should be back outside the house late tonight :-)

    westy,sore tired and back on the fags lol

    stacey,no worries mate cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goubo1 View Post
    Sandra,hopefully should be back outside the house late tonight :-)

    westy,sore tired and back on the fags lol

    stacey,no worries mate cheers
    I should be over that way tomorrow, so will look out for it Robert, good luck with the build and get of the cigarettes ans save your money for the other mods, lol. x
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    All the best with this buddy.

    Haha, that second picture, thats me every flippin weekend, scratchin my head

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra View Post
    I should be over that way tomorrow, so will look out for it Robert, good luck with the build and get of the cigarettes ans save your money for the other mods, lol. x
    no fags are the only thing stopping me crying lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by superkarl View Post
    All the best with this buddy.

    Haha, that second picture, thats me every flippin weekend, scratchin my head
    cheers mate

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    See the small rubber hose that comes off the fuel pressure regulater where dose that connect to ?is it the inlet manifold or the valve near the dipstick ??

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    Nipple on inlet manifold

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    Quote Originally Posted by superkarl View Post
    Nipple on inlet manifold
    cheers Karl just wasn't 100% sure

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    Was back at it for most of the day today and opened up the old engine to see the damage and looks like it been a proper job





    After finishing swapping bits over it was ready to go in the car



    Engine in the car



    The downpipe from Stacey seems to be a lot better fit clearance wise as before it was lucky if it was 1mm from the prop but now it's about 5mm




    Also wondering if anyone can tell me if the n75 is plumbed in correctly..left is the turbo intake pipe,right is the wastegate and bottom is the turbo


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    Blimey you've made a mess of that piston!

    Will you be firing it up tomorrow?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westy View Post
    Blimey you've made a mess of that piston!

    Will you be firing it up tomorrow?
    yeah it's a right state mate,yes we are hoping to :-)

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    The head on the new engine is large port and I have a small port manifold.i was told about a transition gasket but bill had sold out and was ment to order one but slipped my mind as been really busy at work of late.now what do I do do I bolt the manifold on with out a gasket or do I use the small port gasket till I get a transition gasket ?

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    Yeh use small port gasket for now.

    You could port the mani to largeport if you wanted, couple hours work

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    Quote Originally Posted by superkarl View Post
    Yeh use small port gasket for now.

    You could port the mani to largeport if you wanted, couple hours work
    will the gasket be ok at full chat tho as not wanting it breaking where it over hangs the large port ?,as I'm hoping that if all goes well I can maybe do some logs on Monday to see the score with fuelling and see if I have gained any g/s with a turbo with less mileage on it or is this a bad idea as the new engine has a slightly different compression ratio and a large port head

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    The small gasket should be ok on the large port. If you look in the contents page on page one of my thread I think there's a link to where I ported out my Badger 5 phenolic gasket.
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    I ran a small port mani on a largeport head with no transition for a few montgs with no issues

    Remember to crank it lots to get oil flowing before you run it

    Glad to see its coming together
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    Quote Originally Posted by StaceyS3 View Post
    I ran a small port mani on a largeport head with no transition for a few montgs with no issues

    Remember to crank it lots to get oil flowing before you run it

    Glad to see its coming together
    did you just use the small port gasket Stacey ?

    oh it was well cranked today my mate had me there for ages doing it lol.

    thanks mate I am to just can't wait to get out for a drive,and thanks again stacey everything came exactly as you said it would

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goubo1 View Post
    did you just use the small port gasket Stacey ?

    oh it was well cranked today my mate had me there for ages doing it lol.

    thanks mate I am to just can't wait to get out for a drive,and thanks again stacey everything came exactly as you said it would
    No worries mate

    Either gasket should be fine to be honest mate although I would preferably go with a largeport one as wouldnt have any have any excess gasket over the ports

    Although everything is in effect run in I would still not go mad at first and drop the oil after a few miles
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    Quote Originally Posted by StaceyS3 View Post
    No worries mate

    Either gasket should be fine to be honest mate although I would preferably go with a largeport one as wouldnt have any have any excess gasket over the ports

    Although everything is in effect run in I would still not go mad at first and drop the oil after a few miles
    its just the excess gasket that's worrying me as if it brakes I'm up **** creak again.

    yeah sound mate,if we can get the subframe on again and engine fired up today I will be happy and get some mileage done threw the week
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    Started up sounds a bit noisy but my mates hoping its because the lifters have been empty so letting it idle for 10 mins and see how it goes

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    Well the noise never went away after leaving it to idle for a bit it sounds like this

    http://i712.photobucket.com/albums/w...833a0c5440.mp4

    we took the rocker cover off and checked the cam chain tensioner and cam timing and all was spot on,dropped the sump and everything looked good as well.started to have a check around the top end and came across this

    http://i712.photobucket.com/albums/w...1325099389.mp4

    My mate says this lifter needs changed but could this be causing this noise ??

    fairplay to stacey he's been very helpfull with this and my mate says that the work that he can see that Stacey's done is bang on and also says that there is no real way to test the lifters until its in the car and pressure built up so can't fault stacey for this

    im pretty gutted as I thought the car would have been running now but I suppose these things are part and parcel with this sort of stuff

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    May have a sticky lifter... have see that before when an engine has been left a while... normally goes once warm or once its had a chance to heatsoak and get oiled

    Lifters on these engines are pretty robust...

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    get a gauge on the oil pressure.. Confirm its got decent pressure...
    Thats the first thing I would be doing.

    hydro followers need pressure to pump up..
    not to say the follower has gone wrong, it can happen, but never yet seen it on a 20v come thru here tho.
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