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 Post subject: Re: Back in the game! Project "Monster"
PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:40 am 
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Thanks mate, the encouragement is always welcome. I cannot wait to be done, but need to be a grown up first ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Back in the game! Project "Monster"
PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:36 pm 
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Tassie_mk1 wrote:
Thanks mate, the encouragement is always welcome. I cannot wait to be done, but need to be a grown up first ;)


I hear ya. I'm been working in the middle east for 2.5 years now, while my car sits in the garage back at home. The sacrifices we make.


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 Post subject: Re: Back in the game! Project "Monster"
PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:41 pm 
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Yeah that will do it. I have been renovating then selling oir house, now trying to buy another lol so money goes to all that first wjen you have a family to look after

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 Post subject: Re: Back in the game! Project "Monster"
PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:30 am 
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94RHDMetro wrote:
Tassie_mk1 wrote:
Thanks mate, the encouragement is always welcome. I cannot wait to be done, but need to be a grown up first ;)


I hear ya. I'm been working in the middle east for 2.5 years now, while my car sits in the garage back at home. The sacrifices we make.


what part of the middle east?

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 Post subject: Re: Back in the game! Project "Monster"
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gtpswift wrote:
94RHDMetro wrote:
Tassie_mk1 wrote:
Thanks mate, the encouragement is always welcome. I cannot wait to be done, but need to be a grown up first ;)


I hear ya. I'm been working in the middle east for 2.5 years now, while my car sits in the garage back at home. The sacrifices we make.


what part of the middle east?

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2015 I was in Afghanistan. 2016 in Bahrain, and this year I'm in Qatar.


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 Post subject: Re: Back in the game! Project "Monster"
PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 2:58 pm 
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So apparently my car's not in storage any more... wonder what's happening here?


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 Post subject: Re: Back in the game! Project "Monster"
PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 3:01 pm 
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Pulling the gearbox out again. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Back in the game! Project "Monster"
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Yes!!! Its going to be back.

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 Post subject: Re: Back in the game! Project "Monster"
PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 5:57 pm 
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Pulling the gearbox out again. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Almost... going back in again. The reason the box was locked up straight after the "rebuild" was that a "selector rod was loose" so it had to come off AGAIN and this picture was taken by my mechanic who has the box mostly back in now... watch this space as there is more to come soon I hope!

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 Post subject: Re: Back in the game! Project "Monster"
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 Post subject: Re: Back in the game! Project "Monster"
PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:02 pm 
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Well small progress, which is better than no progress i guess.

Here she sits having had the gearbox removed again, as noted above, as it turned out there was a loose selector rod in the box after its rebuild causing it to lock up!

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After the repaired box was installed it was found that i had misplaced the special 20mm spacer that the custom shafts i have use to fit! Having moved house ansd stashed away most things i had no idea where they were so i ended up having another shaft made up that doesn't need the spacer. This setup is Liana on one end and another suzuki (i forget which) outer to fit up proply with my box etc the driveshaft place is confident this is a better setup so i guess we'll see.

I also got stuck into the rest tonight to try and get it started. Everything is now and and ready but i am getting no power to the starter motor so it appears that i have a blown fuse or something similar but it was too cold to keep working on it, and no fuses spare to check.

So its a roller now and stupidly close to a runner, but another thing to sort first... progress is progress though

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 Post subject: Re: Back in the game! Project "Monster"
PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:22 am 
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Progress is progress no matter how small. Good to hear things are coming along.

The weather is what is stopping me at the moment too, car is under a carport so it gets too cold and windy to do any work currently. And it is dark by 530pm too.

Keep it up!

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 Post subject: Re: Back in the game! Project "Monster"
PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:52 pm 
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Thanks mate, i have a similar issue with darkness and cold right now as i have no shed to work from. Though at this point the plan is trailer the car to a sparky and have them relocate the battery to the boot while also sorting out the issue with the starter

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 Post subject: Re: Back in the game! Project "Monster"
PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:30 am 
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Hmmm... where are you off to now?
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 Post subject: Re: Back in the game! Project "Monster"
PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:17 am 
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Well more progress this week... car is now running again! First time in 2.5 years! :D she was pretty smokey but managed to make it the 5km home without annoying too many people. To start with the smoke was just coming from the heat wrap on the manifold but after a while it was obvious the turbo seals were shot from lack of use and oil :( and the shocks are shot as well :cry:

Mostly these come back to being from lack of use, which is hard to take, but is what it is... now to get the car to the panel beater to adjust the cross member adjusted so it doesn't hit the dump pipe. Once that is done i have a new set of suspension on order from a mates race car which, while not being coilovers, will do just fine.

Once that is all sorted it'll be time to see if the turbo can be fixed easily or of it will need replacing with a new unit.
The extra spend will put a big dent in my already battered budget but its still progress.

The car is now sporting a relocated battery to a box in the boot and a reduction gear starter (thanks to B*Witched)

So its had some mods as well as some repairs. Hopefully i can win lotto and get this thing done lol

Little pic of her sitting in the driveway this morning...

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 Post subject: Re: Back in the game! Project "Monster"
PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:19 pm 
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For all of the turbo Gurus reading this i have a question for you... my turbo is leaking oil from the intske side of things and i am wonderinf there maybe an issue with with oil return setup or the breather setup... can anyone comment? I have no idea on this stuff but the more i read on turbo websites the more i think it could be this causing my turbo to leak... for your reference here is a picture of my engine bay srtup with my breather and oil catch can...

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 Post subject: Re: Back in the game! Project "Monster"
PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:42 pm 
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Disconnect the PCV line running from the rocker cover to the inlet manifold. Route a hose from the rocker cover outlet to the catch can and plug the port on the inlet mani.

This has nothing to do with why your turbo is leaking oil, but will prevent any oil-laden blowby from getting into the intake.

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 Post subject: Re: Back in the game! Project "Monster"
PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:03 pm 
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Sure, that is something i can do for sure. Easy as. Just need to sort this leak if i can :(

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 Post subject: Re: Back in the game! Project "Monster"
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my set up might be wrong as well , i have the pcv valve connected straight to the inlet manifold and have the other outlet off the cam cover going to the catch can the other catch line goes to air box for a vacuum . :? its a big learning curve for me as well ,so what YLD80Y suggests on a turbo set up there is no connection from the inlet manifold to the cam cover or the catch can, is that right? :? i have no issue with turbo oil leak yet but then i have only started it up with an idle and and a couple of revs up to 5000rpm [no load] . take it to dyno soon and tell you results on my set up. theres a couple of photos of my catch can set up before and after turbo.


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 Post subject: Re: Back in the game! Project "Monster"
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What YLD8OY is saying is more to stop the potential blow by going into the intake and just diverting it to the catch can fully, so that shouldn't effect the pressure in the oil lines. It could be a number of things but what I really need is a turbo guru to look at it (so more $) to see if it's just the turbo no liking the lack of use or there's a pressure build up causing the seals to open and release the oil.

So you're should be fine, but it's something to watch out for. :)

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