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Re: My MV6
« Reply #60 on: 24 August 2015, 08:58:13 »

Brake service was made at March.

I ended up with 245/40 on those ATS wheels but I was a little disappointed with that size, should've bought 235/40.... But we learn from mistakes I guess :) And I will continue with the wheels later ;)

Then at the end of April the water disappearing problem somehow exploded in my hands :D Water broke trough somewhere from the back of the engine and I'll post pictures and tell more of that later.

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« Reply #61 on: 24 August 2015, 13:49:19 »

Sounds good, I'll be watching for updates
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« Reply #62 on: 26 August 2015, 14:47:47 »

So it all started as a little loss of coolant, eventually one morning at April as I drove to work I needed to stop because the coolant level check warning came up. As I went to outside it was steaming and I could hear the coolant tripping to ground even the engine was runnning then I immidiately stopped the engine and got more water from nearby restaurant :D

First we hoped that some old pipe has become brittle... but as we were searching the problem and taking apart the engine we found that the head gasket is leaking from the left hand side head....

It took couple hours to decide what to do with the car and decided to fix it :) And I don't regret it now because it was unsual thing to do and it really helped to understand more of the engine and all other things too.

This picture here is as we were taking the engine apart.




Heads lifted off and after that breather box and oil cooler.




My opinion of the hone(not sure of the word sorry :D) looked pretty good??




Breather box and oil cooler cleaned and glued carefully in place.




Other head in place.




Another.




I think that I used more time to clean everything and searching quality parts for best price than actually taking car apart or assembling :D

All the intake parts were at soda blast and the finished product was absolutely great.

Every O-ring and gasket were changed and cleaned and I also took oil sump off and re-assembled it.
 




Waiting for friend to come assemble the timing belt.




After all the engine is running great only thing that kinda left undone was that the lifter caps wasn't cleaned and I think they're making little noise...

Also bought aluminium cam covers from 2.5 vectra, now I need to take care that the breather box and all the tubes from it stays clean.





Very nice job if you have time, place and patience to do it :)

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-Mika

PS. more to come ;)
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« Reply #63 on: 26 August 2015, 16:09:58 »

Wow, that is a great bit of work you've done there, that has no doubt made a big difference, does it feel better on a run now?
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« Reply #64 on: 26 August 2015, 17:35:52 »

Looking nice  :y Did you use the wonder cleaner on your Plenum .... CIF is what we use that makes it come up whiter than white  :D :D :D
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« Reply #65 on: 26 August 2015, 19:47:31 »

Wow, that is a great bit of work you've done there, that has no doubt made a big difference, does it feel better on a run now?

First I had some starting problems because it tried to run with 500rpm as cold and for couple weeks I already was gonna change the coolant temperature sensor but then suddenly problem solved itself.

It runs smoother and it already ran like super smooth so you can only imagine how smooth the sound is now ;) Can't say really about the power but I think it somehow responses faster to full gas but have to say one more time I can feel how clean the engine is :

Looking nice  :y Did you use the wonder cleaner on your Plenum .... CIF is what we use that makes it come up whiter than white  :D :D :D

Umm I really don't know the specific stuff used because parts were at local company but the finishing job was avesome. OH I forgot to say that I used lacquer to get the plenums surface back to shine as it went matta after the blast.

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« Reply #66 on: 27 August 2015, 16:03:52 »

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« Reply #67 on: 28 August 2015, 01:26:08 »

Your hard work has payed off lovely looking motor :y
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« Reply #68 on: 04 September 2015, 15:58:13 »

More updates! :)

Thanks very much for everyone of the nice feedback and everything!!! <3



Exhaust repaired :D




Sway bar end links and right side outer tie rod changed.

As the car were at local service for the wheel aligment, they needed to heat up the back end rods and they somehow burned right side drive shaft rubber boot, they changed it after :)
(hope I named the parts right as these technical words in english aren't so easy for me :D)



Here's something :)




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« Reply #69 on: 05 September 2015, 00:32:55 »

Very nice , well done :y :y
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« Reply #70 on: 11 September 2015, 16:30:14 »

Hi again!

So I sold those avesome wheels as I got good price out of those and then decided to buy these.
Specs were right but as I got them home and measured the right specs.... wrong ET and wrong bolt split.... Decided to test them and looked nice but couldn't drive as they didn't fit nicely... so luckily I still have those intermediate wheels and tyres :D (You can see them at the last pictures :) )





Some tuning ;) I removed the oem air intake pipe from the back of grill and put second hand much better 80mm pipe from under the headlamp. (RED ARROW)

Then replaced oem plastic grills with aluminium grill :)






Hope you enjoy as always :)

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« Reply #71 on: 12 September 2015, 23:25:52 »

Interesting mod does it make any difference to performance?
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« Reply #72 on: 13 September 2015, 09:22:36 »

Interesting mod does it make any difference to performance?

I think at higher speed better response to gas as the air gets in with pressure and the pipe is larger.
Little more cooling as the original intake pipe was taking some fresh air from the radiator and also radiator has now larger cooling surface area.

Also I have this particular reason for the open grill also at the other side, thinking of getting more air to brakes that way but now it's just a plan :)

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« Reply #73 on: 13 September 2015, 12:21:22 »

Like your thinking about the ram air effect especially at higher speeds and also shorter run direct into air box. Cooling...yes that pipe does obscure some of the rad and condenser air flow should be noticeable in heat of Turkey. :y :y :y jim
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« Reply #74 on: 16 September 2015, 14:22:24 »

Moving air intake to this position would spell the end of your engine in Ireland I fear. Too low for driving in wet. Hit one decent puddle and engine would be full of water.
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