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luke gtr

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Ok, knew I had metal throttle body gaskets somewhere. They reared their head on my toolbox at work today. Glad I hadn't put the motor in, or I wouldn't bother, as it's a PITA.

So, removed plenum, throttle bodies and IAC assembly.
Installed metal gaskets(with a hylomar coating) and reassembled.

Will be a good addition if I ever swap to e85 and start trying more boost.


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Washed to carbon bonnet that has been sitting in the garage for about a year.20181012_145844.jpg20181012_155413.jpg20181012_155415.jpg20181012_155708.jpg20181012_160748.jpg20181012_150355.jpg

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Getting closer.
The engine is actually sitting in the bay!!!
Still a LOT to do.
But, can progress through the week now.20181013_121541.jpg20181013_132235.jpg20181013_144420.jpg

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As Sloppy matt says, if you can put in half an hour a day you get a surprising amount done in a week.

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As Sloppy matt says, if you can put in half an hour a day you get a surprising amount done in a week.
Sloppy matt?

Also, will be more than half hour.
Maybe 1 or 2 each night.

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Busy day yesterday.
Connected heater lines, injector harness, coolant and air temp sensors, main earth and alternator wiring.
Also installed clutch, gearbox, tailshaft and front exhaust merge pipe.
Have also connected the ps drive shaft.
And popped bonnet back on.

Getting so close.20181014_161544.jpg20181014_194941.jpg20181014_194923.jpg

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Wasnt going to do anything today, but I ended up doing some work.
2x boost pipes connected
Intake pipes and air box fitted
Bov recirc pipes and hoses fitted
Ac belt on
Reconnect throttle cable20181015_193146.jpg20181015_193153.jpg20181015_193203.jpg20181015_193207.jpg

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Looking good mate good progress 
Keep the pics coming 
 
Cheers mate.
Honestly surprised no one has bagged out the stock air box.
I was curious to see if it would work with the 30 bottom end. Was a little tight, but got there.

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What did I get done today?
Read on to find out....

Purchased some oils and drive belts(also purchased drive belts for the white one while I was there)
Installed said belt(power steer)
Installed radiator
Installed shifter assembly
Installed strut brace cross bar
Installed centre muffler section of exhaust

Finished filling with run in oil(I was 2l short from my last lot)
Filled with coolant

Was going to fill transfer and diff, but couldnt crack the transfer fill plug.
Checked and confirmed i also need gearbox oil(dont know why I drained it)

Painted the exhaust tip black again, as the paint had perished.

Any other questions?
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Eta till skids?
 
 
Depends on blue slip inspection.
Need to find someone a little lenient.
Anyone know anyone?

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On 10/16/2018 at 7:59 PM, luke gtr said:

Depends on blue slip inspection.
Need to find someone a little lenient.
Anyone know anyone?

There is a guy that posts on the facebook pages peter gtr or something like that, says he will do blues.

 

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Holy moly, you didn’t muck around.
Sorry?
What do you mean?

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You put the motor and ancillaries faster than anyone I know!
Doesn't feel that fast.

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Rear muffler on
Starter motor in!(was procrastinating because it's a PITA)
Transfer oil in
Lower bell housing bolts in
Connected fan wiring

Still have to connect the starter wiring, fit clutch slave, fill front diff and gearbox.
Then, should be good to go.

No pics today(sorry)
Called it a little early as my light went flat.

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So........

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Starter motor wiring connected
Clutch slave bolted up
Front tail shaft installed
Gearbox filled
Front diff filled
Battery connected

And started for the first time in over 2 years!
Fark yeah!

Also washed it. Feels so good.

(Unfortunately I have an oil leak. I suspect the front turbo oil feed. Will check it out tomorrow)20181019_185408.jpg

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Tried to upload a vid, but forum says no.

I forgot how good it sounds.
So deep and throaty.

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