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Post by mark.evs on Sat 28 Nov 2009, 01:42

no-way! never in a million years! especially the way u drive. lol

It will rev (when the turbo kicks in) but i do agree with the sound part, petrol is nicer, the derv sounds like a tank with a bust exhaust.
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Post by welsh_ben on Sat 28 Nov 2009, 02:22

600miles plus when taking it easy and 550 when thrashing it Very Happy would like the extra rev range of a petrol so i aint changing gear every second lol
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Post by Simon on Sat 28 Nov 2009, 02:28

mark.evs wrote:Ben, arch liners went b4 i saw your wanted post, sorry.

Ollie, i can get (and have had) 523miles out of a full tank. diesel 1 - petrol 0

yes but petrols get more smiles to a tank than diesel

p.s i've had 435 out of my xsi-6 so not that far behind a diesel

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Post by mark.evs on Sat 28 Nov 2009, 02:47

Head work.

First i sat the head in a tub of diesel for a few days to help get some crap out of it, then removed the valves and sent the head to be skimmed.


easyway to keep valves in the right order;


With the head back from south wales pistons, the next job was to lap the valves, I've rushed this so many times in the past buy using a drill etc but i did it all by hand this time, took me ages!! This was the point i thought of just scrapping everything and just giving up on cars altogether. But i powered through and after what felt like months(probily an hour) it was done.



next was fit the new valve stem oil seals and re-fit the valves


Then fit the head to the block! and refit the cam, now it was starting to look like an engine and i felt alot happier :-)


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Post by mark.evs on Sat 28 Nov 2009, 02:48

I'm thinking of getting an XSi now! do they have bigger tanks or are they just good on juice?
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Post by Ollie on Sat 28 Nov 2009, 02:56

65litre tank, if you're gentle with them they'll get very good mpg, if you floor it that goes out of the window tho. can drink a tank in just under 200 miles Smile

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Post by Simon on Sat 28 Nov 2009, 03:06

mines only xsi from the factory its got a 6 engine/box in it and shite loads of weight after the engine swap from xsi i saved on fuel, 15 going to FSC and back and fuel had gone up 30p a litter since the previous 12 months

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Post by mark.evs on Sat 28 Nov 2009, 03:21

The engine build, i started painting up a few things but i ran out of time and in the end i just had to slam it together, i'll probily paint them up soon tho.







I didnt get any pics of the other side as i was in a rush, the engine was then re-fit the gear box and put it in the car, reconnect the wireing and water pipes, no pics of this either sorry.
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Post by mark.evs on Sat 28 Nov 2009, 03:53

The Front mount, i did get some pics of this, i used a diahatsu (is that how u spell it?) fourtrack intercooler as it was a perfect size and the pipes bend round the side of the rad.









hopefully i'll get more pics up of it all together soon, it needs a clean first.
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Post by mark.evs on Wed 03 Mar 2010, 22:37

This bucket of shite is dead again, suspect a cracked block, will tick over all day but when you try to drive it it blows all the water out. so, this engine and rad (cos thats faulty too) were pulled out last night in record time and dumped in the scrap bin. I'm picking up a 67k engine tonight for 150 and the engine is going back to standard for now. The front mount is for sale! pipes, manifold, cooler, modified fan,slam panel, the lot.
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Post by mark.evs on Wed 03 Mar 2010, 22:41

Good news tho i got a mint condition laguna splitter of a laguna my mate was scrapping. free of charge too!
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Post by mark.evs on Fri 26 Mar 2010, 03:05

back on the road! changed the water pump too cos the fins were different, think this might of been killing my engines. all running cool now and not getting hot or even pressurizing. so far so good lets hope it stays that way.
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Post by _Mike_ on Fri 26 Mar 2010, 04:37

Great stuff Smile

Hope it stays as good as it is now

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Post by curl666 on Fri 26 Mar 2010, 04:54

Some good progress being made, shame it keeps killing it self Smile
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