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    Quote Originally Posted by dan_evans View Post
    Thank you :-)

    the body work is next years project now, I will be going wide arch and I am thinking Nardo grey or AMG satin grey..
    AMG Satin grey Nardo is overused these days


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    Do love this car. Is that a new turbo blanket? Did the Forge one fall apart or was it just a bit sh!t?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLAKTOOTH View Post
    Do love this car. Is that a new turbo blanket? Did the Forge one fall apart or was it just a bit sh!t?
    Yes gone with the Funk Motorsport one. The Forge one was good but because my manifold is abit awkward it wasnít the best fitting and I had heard really good reviews with the Funk one so thought Iíd try it and to be fair it fits perfect now.


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    Could under bonnet temps be a result of the map as well, if it's not running as efficiently as it could that could be having an impact on things?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evilchap View Post
    Could under bonnet temps be a result of the map as well, if it's not running as efficiently as it could that could be having an impact on things?
    Yeah that's a possibility, in fairness its not as bad now since the new turbo jacket and cutting out the centre of the bonnet seal seems to have helped abit, but I can imagine not being fully mapped is having an effect.

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    My E30SR project...

    Long overdue update!

    Car is still on a base map and if Iím honest I lost the love for it for the last 6 months. Been to busy with everything else.

    I finally decided to get my arse in gear and get this car finished!

    I did a compression test and found all 4 cylinders reached 175 on 5 rotations but then started dropping down on all cylinders, found to be a faulty compression tester so will get a new one and test again .

    Iv just bought new Rocker arms, new lifters & 264 HKS cams 12mm lift. When the car was running on the base map it was quite tappey on the top end so while I was ripping it apart I thought I may as well just get the cams etc.

    Anyway removed it all and trying to measure the Shims with the tool I made is turning out to be a huge pain in the ass! Anyone have any other way of doing this to make sure my rocker arm is flat to the cam?

    You can see my tool was Zeroíd on the guide, moved to the shim, then moved back to the guide and itís out so itís not very accurate.

    Once this is done itís off to Tom Hudson

    Hereís some pics




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    I had a similar problem with my redtop sr20det , the head was rebuilt with new valve guides the valves all lapped in but the engine sounded tappey like . I also decided to change the rocker arms lifters and get them fitted by a reputable mechanic and fit a set of Tomei poncams , after all this it still sounds tappey at the top , would also like to know if poss my noise might have been shims .

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    I find indicator arms in that orientation a pain at the best of times perhaps try to cross them more like in the FSM?



    The errors could be in the arms itself but my bet would be the pivot when swinging the arm left to right. Does the vertical post rotate or the bottom piece within the hole? Also the piece that's inserted into the hole is that perfectly round, this could lead to the vertical post not being quite vertical?

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    Quote Originally Posted by qrty View Post
    I find indicator arms in that orientation a pain at the best of times perhaps try to cross them more like in the FSM?



    The errors could be in the arms itself but my bet would be the pivot when swinging the arm left to right. Does the vertical post rotate or the bottom piece within the hole? Also the piece that's inserted into the hole is that perfectly round, this could lead to the vertical post not being quite vertical?
    Going to try that tonight and see about different ways of making it work.

    if that still doesn't work then im just going to try and use a magnetised flat dial gauge stand and see what happens

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    Right so finally managed to get the tool to work properly after many attempts....

    All shims & guides measure to be exactly at 0.01 +or- which Iím happy with

    Got the new cams fitted and all put back together & managed to do a compression test with a proper working gauge and these are the results...

    Cylinder 1-


    Cylinder 2-


    Cylinder 3-


    Cylinder 4-


    And this is how the engine bay looks



    Now time to get booked in with Tom Hudson


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    Looking very nice!!

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    What sort of figures you looking for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MEL View Post
    What sort of figures you looking for?
    id like to see around 400-450 and maybe get a switchable map for higher if possible.

    I want it safe & reliable so im able to put the power down.

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    Awesome news!!! Top end sound any better?

    My friend had his fruity Almera mapped by Hudson, would quite like him to map mine.

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    Yeah mate much quieter now, still taps but reading up on these engines they tend to all do that up close.

    Yeah iv heard good things about him and he respects everyoneís property so will make sure itís safe rather than chasing numbers.




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