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 Post subject: Re: Before and after pic of engine
PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:01 pm 
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i was going to powdercoat the manifold and dump pipe but had some heat wrap laying around at work so used that instead. what is this coating you speak of papa? i would imagine that it would only rust if they car was sitting there for periods of time and somhow the exhaust got wet. would evaporate whilst engine is running would it not? and i dont see how the manifold can get wet unless the car is moving...


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 Post subject: Re: Before and after pic of engine
PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:53 pm 
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Mate Thermo Tec do a spray.

Check it out a few people i know have used it and not had any issues where as others who have not had found that the wrapping can cause rust and the biggest problem is that thermal wrap will cause rust or moisture retention but if there isn't a uniform wrap and creates hot spots on the exhuast which can cause hot spots that can crack from what I have been told the coating helps this, worth looking into.

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 Post subject: Re: Before and after pic of engine
PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:56 pm 
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cheers bro. will definately source some


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 Post subject: Re: Before and after pic of engine
PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:20 am 
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wrap stops the head escaping the pipes after the pipes have been heated up.
Ceramic coating is done more on the inside of the pipe then outside, so the heat is more likely to maintained in the exhaust. you can do both.

Think of this as a prevention and cure.

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 Post subject: Re: Before and after pic of engine
PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:21 pm 
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I would also go for HPC coating.

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 Post subject: Re: Before and after pic of engine
PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 9:45 pm 
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hopefully be running tomorrow


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 Post subject: Re: Before and after pic of engine
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:40 am 
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looking good mate. can't wait to see it in the flesh and running.

you still need to come and have a look at my car??

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 Post subject: Re: Before and after pic of engine
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:06 pm 
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yeah maybe bro. on the fuse relay box in the engine bay. i only got one of the fuses connected but not the other. do you know what they are both for? i got it cranking atm but no spark, didnt have much time to work on it today i actually had raaf work to do haha


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 Post subject: Re: Before and after pic of engine
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:16 pm 
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yeah maybe bro. on the fuse relay box in the engine bay. i only got one of the fuses connected but not the other. do you know what they are both for? i got it cranking atm but no spark, didnt have much time to work on it today i actually had raaf work to do haha


Take a picture ill tell you what is missing.

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 Post subject: Re: Before and after pic of engine
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yeah il take a pic tomorrow as the car is at work mate


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 Post subject: Re: Before and after pic of engine
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:48 pm 
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look at that pretty paint job, awwww :P


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 Post subject: Re: Before and after pic of engine
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hahah if i cant get it going this week im give it to you to do with carton of piss in the back. worst part is that it will be something simple always is


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 Post subject: Re: Before and after pic of engine
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im at work now. stil gettin no spark. not getting a ignition signal from the ecu. checked all the inputs (afm, tps, cas etc) which seem to be fine. im almost ready to put it down to the ecu which i havent seen running in a car before...


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 Post subject: Re: Before and after pic of engine
PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:43 pm 
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phat_gti guess what your doin on saturday?? i think you want to come to my work and have a look haha

marky it was the A/C fuse..


another pic for the sake of it..


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 Post subject: Re: Before and after pic of engine
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did brake conversion on friday. just got to sort out the handbrake. any tips? il do a bit of a search anyway


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 Post subject: Re: Before and after pic of engine
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looking good patskies

That colour is soo nice

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 Post subject: Re: Before and after pic of engine
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paint would b nice the same colour with out the glitter


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 Post subject: Re: Before and after pic of engine
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Sparkle sparkle. :lol:

Any particualr reason for modding the intercooler that way it would reduce efficence of the end take design a much better options would have been to use a xr6 intercooler for low boost set ups?

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 Post subject: Re: Before and after pic of engine
PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:20 pm 
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bought it that way mate as a kit


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 Post subject: Re: Before and after pic of engine
PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:07 pm 
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What is the rest of the kit like?

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