Weird that someone posted on this the exact day it was being worked on.
No boost controller yet BUT!!!! Not sure of exact date but it wouldnt of been 3 weeks after the last post i made that i get a phone call from the owner saying its broke again..... sigh.
While being driven around town one of the belts started to squeak a bit, so owner decided he would go to the closest "closed" road and give it a squirt to just clear out the gunk......what followed was a complete dumping of bodily fluids in a trail behind the car. Something in the cooling system failed. The belt squeak must of been coolant starting to leak out onto them.
Towed car home checked it next day to find as much water as could put in it was running out just as fast from the water pump/head area. At that point the owner said fk it im not fixing it, thing can sit for a while sick of dramas (dont blame him). This week we decided to pull it apart and investigate.....
What we found was the welsh plug in the front of the head had somehow popped out
This is exactly how it was sitting behind the cover waiting nicely for us to remove it
Looking at the ghost marks in the head, the plug was installed crooked in the first place and was only "biting" on the very edge in one spot. We never replaced this plug when we built the engine as the head was reco'd by previous owner......oversight by us.
Fresh brass plug inside (correctly this time)
Video of start up after sitting unmoved for couple of months.....Poor little lifters havent had a drink for a while http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g188/nick81xd/Alans%20rb25%20engine/th_VIDEO0228_zpsd83mgvg1.mp4
Oddly enough when stripping down i found the inlet cam was a tooth forward of mark . We have no idea how that has happened as it was checked few nights before the tune, We have a little bit more work to do before drivable but will have to check the tune AGAIN to see if it was tuned with the cam advanced......May drive like a completely different car and pick up some power somewhere in the map.
On a non engine related news. Owner ordered various front arms, a complete rear arm set and rear hub/knuckle assembly this week from GKTECH. So when those parts all arrive i will be documenting all of the work put into installing that kit. Time to stop messing around, playing games and get the car ready to be given a hard time at the track.