Started by threepot, May 30, 2022, 15:05
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Quote from: threepot on June 23, 2022, 21:26Fitted some engine mount inserts tonight, and some brooks shifter linkage bushes. But on taking the engine mounts off, look at the state of the top bolt in the front engine mount Whoever put the engine in this car needs taking off the tools ASAP. Are they having a few cans on the job? Everything I look at is a bit half arsed or buggered up.Luckily a quality tap sorted the thread out and all came good.Tomorrow I get to collect the freshly painted hard top and bonnet, can't wait to see the car all the same colour.
QuoteDrain and refillw/ Oil filter change 3.7 liters (3.9 US qts, 3.3 Imp. qts)w/o Oil filter change 3.5 liters (3.7 US qts, 3.1 Imp. qts)Dry fill 4.2 liters (4.4 US qts, 3.7 Imp. qts)
Quote from: Alex Knight on July 2, 2022, 07:22Feel free to replace the drilled discs with blanks. Drilled just end up cracking between the holes with the heat, and aren't really needed.
Quote from: AJRFulton on July 2, 2022, 09:06Depends on the quality of the disc, surely? Been around M cars a lot over my life and the quality drilled discs only start to crack when they get quite worn - cheaper replacements start going far, far, far sooner.Tarox - Sport Japans were my go-to road disc (when I liked fast road cars) never had any issues with cracking on the 370Z and a 500bhp M135i I ran them on.Personally would always go grooved on a track car, but a world of difference between discs costing £50, £100, £300, etc.
Quote from: threepot on July 5, 2022, 13:28Didn't touch the tank, just lubed up the stuck brake cable from both ends. And the bushes were done just in situe.I think someone might have started to do the brake cables, but then quit after a few bolts. Thus the new cables included with the car. Seems like lots of half started half finished stuff on this.I've ordered a new clutch and light weight flywheel for it last night. And I have this brand new old stock gearbox in my shed to use too. So that will whisk a few nights away doing a tidy job of that.On a positive note while the car was working, I think I might have been one of the quickest lappers out there. On those warmed up semi slick AR-1 tyres and current suspension components it has more grip than I have ability and balls!And I didn't really get into it fully with the short amount of working time. Some douche in a MK1 MR2 leaked oil all the way round the track so play time stopped for almost an hour. Plus a bit of rain in the morning too. Didn't get much party time before the clutch stopped play. The MK1 looked pretty rough race car type affair, I didn't talk to them though before he left.
Quote from: threepot on July 4, 2022, 17:46I really am starting to think very little of the cars previous keepers indeed.
Quote from: JB21 on July 6, 2022, 08:11Seems this is a mix of shoddy workmanship and just plain bad luck. You'll get there mate.Thought Rogue Motorsport were at bit shoddy in my build but reading some 2zz builds on here and Spyder chat its not really. Just stupid small overlooked things on mine that caused me real pain. Like not spacing the dipstick correctly leading to engine failure, and using a 1zz clutch plate leading to clutch failure. The rest of the build is spot on TBF, and looks like now I have rectified these issues I have a quality build.
Quote from: MattPerformance on July 6, 2022, 19:50This wasn't a Rogue swap.
Quote from: SuperArt on July 2, 2022, 21:37...I'd hate to find out on a track day...
Quote from: threepot on July 7, 2022, 07:53So was the engine put in by Megillian Motorsport ?