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AK
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11th Apr 06 at 16:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

after yesterdays crappy news that No2 cly on the corsa was down on compression, it just got worse! Its the bottem end at fault!

Head off time to investigate Hopefully its not damaged bores as i cannot be arsed getting a 3rd block bored out
Best case it a bango'd piston ring that hasnt caused any serious damage :/

Still running a 13.90 at 101mph with a fuckeroonied bottom end not as bad as i thought. PS... that also be why its only putting out 185 limp horses

So.... what next....??

Torch it? Sell it? Fix it? Upgrade it? (this engine has done 2 trackdays and a 1/4mile Kinda suggests something wasnt seated or bedded in right from the engine build at AGRA)

So i stepped up a gear getting the 205 ready as..... well... the corsa is fucked.. AGAIN

pics of 205...







started fitting harnesses! Any suggestions on rear strap placement?









stripped the rear corner a bit to try and see how bad the rust is. Not too bad.












stripped some shite wiring car still works





Mertin
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11th Apr 06 at 16:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

sad to hear about the corsa

lmao at wiring, cut a wire - if engine stops put it back together
Robin
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11th Apr 06 at 16:37   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

how do you know its the bottom end at fault without the head off?
deanmcreynolds26
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11th Apr 06 at 16:40   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

That sucks AK!

hope u get it sorted out, this car has caused quite a bit of aggro!
AK
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11th Apr 06 at 17:04   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

rob - leakdown test
Robin
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11th Apr 06 at 17:05   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ah

not good then

upgrade it, Go 2.2....
deanmcreynolds26
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11th Apr 06 at 17:06   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

sell the tb's and management, buy a LET?
AK
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11th Apr 06 at 17:06   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Compression Test



Cylinder no 1 240lbs

Cylinder no 2 210lbs

Cylinder no 3 240lbs

Cylinder no 4 240lbs



Compression on no 2 is down by 13%



Cylinder leakage test to check on cause of low compression.



Cylinder no 1 22%

Cylinder no 2 72%

Cylinder no 3 24%

Cylinder no 4 24%



Cylinder leakage appears to be passing the piston or rings as no leaks are apparent in the exhaust or inlet manifolds



Fuel pressure 2.6 bar



Fuel delivery 1Litre in 30 seconds



Cylinder head gasket leak test, no faults shown up
AK
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11th Apr 06 at 17:10   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

on a brighter note....

i swept out the corsa garage, and put some shelves up! Yay

check out my spare wheel pile

JadeM
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11th Apr 06 at 17:16   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

That sucks
MarkM
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11th Apr 06 at 17:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Bad news...

Sorry to hear it...
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you could have one of these rear strutbraces and put the harnesses onto that.
big eck
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11th Apr 06 at 17:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I'd cut ma loses adam, youve ploughed some serious cash into the corsa and its given you nothin but grief
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11th Apr 06 at 18:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

get the corsa running. don't leave it as an unfinshed project. you'll regret t
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11th Apr 06 at 18:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

You would loose so much money if you sell the corsa and would probably have to break it

Just fix it
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i agree with vibs here
Jamie
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11th Apr 06 at 18:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

at wiring!
Adam_B
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11th Apr 06 at 18:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Stu_22
Just fix it
N90ATH
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11th Apr 06 at 18:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

oh yer also, i think u and fee should give me the 205 AK and i will give u a shiney penny
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surely if you have paid someone a hell of a lot of money to do the work and it shags up after a few goes you want to do something about it? i wold go ape shit if it was my car, especially after being messed about too (i recall you were)

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unlucky dude, that's bad news.
you should definately percevere with it.
hope you get it sorted soon
AK
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11th Apr 06 at 20:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

cant see the point in selling it, splitting etc... It cost so much to get this far.

It shouldnt cost that much (i've heard that before) if its just a piston out job

(i would do it myself if it was a standard piston etc )

M2RTY - thats all fair and well but things do break! I'm not going to start pointing and blaming when the exact damage/problem isnt really known yet. Wallace never built the bottom end anyway.
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11th Apr 06 at 21:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Was the bottom end all upgraded? I'm assuming it was! Sorry if its an insulting questions!!!
Robbo
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I like to sweep out my garage occasionalyl I also put some shelves up before the GTI arrived as it was always gonn abe a struggle to fit it in (it goes in just!)
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regarding the harnesses, weld some harness points into the floor... dont strap them to a strut brace, silly idea.

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