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Author My C20XE Corsa Sport rebuild becoming a C20LET
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2nd May 15 at 16:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Cracking on
Col004
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Looking good mate. Mad how you've been fitting the cooler the same day I have
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Can't wait to see this done, bay looks great

Decided not gonna get new front flaps, my one have broken my arches from scraping need new arches now
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3rd May 15 at 09:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Nearly there George!
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3rd May 15 at 16:11   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Thanks guys

Great minds Col

How've you managed that Jason

If all goes well next week I'm hoping that this will be going to pvs !
Granted not on the corsasport stand or any other stand but I will be taking it down the strip I hope
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Got some bits from the mailman today

Boss for the air/fuel ratio gauge

And the oil pressure fitting kit



And another bay shot ..



[Edited on 07-05-2015 by gidged500]
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Looking spot on mate &#128512;
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Thanks guys
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16/05/15


So it was all going well , car was running on Wednesday and running well! Thursday came and it wouldn't start at all.
Changed the crank sensor did some wiring checks none fixed it. Checked the timing that was ok
So a compression test was carried out with some worrying results

1- 125psi
2- 115psi
3- 45psi
4- 25psi

The head gasket has blown between cylinder 3 and 4



That wasn't all either



Some scoring on the bores and also the crank has some float
That would explain the scored bores.

Gutted is an understatement

Blocks going away today as is the crank to be assesed I await the results as we speak

[Edited on 27-05-2015 by gidged500]
Col004
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How's this happened matey. I thought you'd rebuilt the motor with rod etc.


Shit times. Hope you sort it buddy.

[Edited on 16-05-2015 by Col004]
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17th May 15 at 21:36   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

No I bought it rebuilt (apparently)

Can trust some people
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Shit news mate, you must be gutted
Col004
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Ooooo I did that and found normal washers under the rod bolts
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Tell me about it Jason , proper kick in the nuts !

I remember reading about that col can't trust other people can you. Best doing it yourself
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Gutted for you mate. Who "rebuilt" it? Do you know?
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Not sure that's what I got told though kick in the nuts I was so close
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Shit news this pal! was looking forward to seeing it around!
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yeah its a real blow cant see these things sometimes though
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19/05/15

Got some good news today the block can be re used so it will be getting built back up soon all being well
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That's good. Hurry up and get it done.
Col004
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Great news that matey
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27/05/15

All the parts have been ordered, block has be re bored head has been pressure tested and skimmed so it will be going back together this week all being well.

Brief list of whats being done

All Valves Decocked
New Valve Stem Oil Seals
New Rings
New Big End Shells
New Main Shells/ New Crank Cap Bolts
New Head Gasket (Z20LET)
New Oil and Filter
Full New Gasket Set For The Top End ( Inlet, Exhaust, Thermostat ETC

Will upload pictures once it starts to go back together
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Peoples idea of a rebuild are vastly different imo.

Guy on corrado forum paid 3k for his and hardly any miles later it has the same issues as before, piston slap and a tappy head.

After doing mine and spending 3k on just parts i can't see how a garage can do a proper job for 3k, which involves removing the engine as well.

I reckon some people just take them apart, clean a few bits and put them together again
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Sorry to hear your troubles George!, the good news is it now will be done right and out last the shell
if looked after properly

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