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  1. #91
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    Default Re: The refit of Vern (the WirralSmart car)

    As you already know IF that map that I applied has been wiped , I would re apply the map FREE of charge

  2. #92
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    Default Re: The refit of Vern (the WirralSmart car)

    Fair enough, thanks. As talked about at Gaydon, still plenty to do.

    Changed the top three spark plugs this evening (ran out of time before I could get to the bottom three) and they were in an appalling state. Denso K20TXR plugs were fitted and all three were just disgusting, especially the one closest to the oil filler cap which is wet with oil on the electrode and just... everywhere. All three also had manky connectors to the HT leads.

    Behold!

    Plug closest to the oil filler cap (#1)


    Middle plug (#2)


    Plug closest to the airbox (#3)


    I dread to think what the bottom three are like, let alone the state of the rings + valves (especially the valve guides).
    Last edited by Ocracoke; 5th August 2017 at 00:32.

  3. #93
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    Default Re: The refit of Vern (the WirralSmart car)

    Compression test next?
    Steve

  4. #94
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    Default Re: The refit of Vern (the WirralSmart car)

    Looks increasingly like that would be the next step but I don't have the equipment to do a compression test with. I need to finish doing the plugs first.

  5. #95
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    Default Re: The refit of Vern (the WirralSmart car)

    Any progress?
    Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool....

  6. #96
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    Default Re: The refit of Vern (the WirralSmart car)

    Some genius (not me I hasten to add) decided to use some weird and rusty screws on the hangers so I can't get the back panel off to do the bottom plugs just yet - been busy with the diesel city-coupe and one or two other things.

    The battery has also gone flat as well, which doesn't help.

    I do know, however, that I still have the original turbocharger in the shed and I recall why I changed it in the first place - to avoid the manifold cracking issue! Obviously not. The original is crack free so I think what might be prudent is to wait until the funds are available, get the car out of storage to the MOT station (once the bottom plugs are done), see if it'll pass then (unlikely) and then get the garage to replace the turbo (and retest if required).

    As for compression testing, I don't have the equipment to do so. However, I recall the top plugs felt... not as tight as they should have been. The new NGK ones are in at 27.5nm of torque.
    Last edited by Ocracoke; 23rd August 2017 at 13:32.

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