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But half the fun of an S1 Exige is running an engine that sounds like a bag of spanners and might give up at a moments notice smile.png

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Jon, looks excellent. That bottom left corner is where you get corrosion if any. I presume you are fitting a PRT? If you are, in the joining pipe where the rad return hose exits the sill, fit a drain off. It will make draining the coolant a lot easier in future. Its a PITA to keep disconnecting the pipes.

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Yes I will and that's a great idea Martin, thanks buddy.

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But half the fun of an S1 Exige is running an engine that sounds like a bag of spanners and might give up at a moments notice smile.png

So true! Every journey starts with planning a route where I can pop into a mates for a brew, WHEN the inevitable happens. Mines only done 40k Jonny...

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So true! Every journey starts with planning a route where I can pop into a mates for a brew, WHEN the inevitable happens. Mines only done 40k Jonny...

 

It's the piston slap when cold and the grumpy idle that makes it sound dodgy. But you have to admit Kurt, when they are on song they sound ace!

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When rebuilt properly there is a lot less piston slap when cold. I expect it gets worse as the mileage and wear on the sides of the pistons increases. The crap rod angle on a 1.8K does not help as well. Mine sounds a treat now    smile.png

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Agreed Martin. Mines actually been tweaked by Scholar to Evo II spec, 1.9 with a theoretical 220bhp.

It's lost a lot of its VHPDness...

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And now available as a musical

https://vimeo.com/134940490

So fuel tank out. Some more cleaning up, shot blasting, Zinc and POR 15 coating...

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DJ Fox that is brilliant. Love it !

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Cheers buddy

 

So far just cleaning the back down 10-12 hours. Sanding and painting still to do.....

 

I may have been out with the total hours from the earlier post lol

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Hi q quick question, when cleaning the tub, you mention, tooth paste a dremel etc.

 

Can you go in to more detail, I have tried the magic sponges and some very mild polish but some staining remains, toothpast may be the answer?

 

Can you go through exactly how you cleaning it (step by step)

 

Cheers

 

Den

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Depends, the front was worse then the back Dennis.

 

Colegate toothpaste and a toothbrush.

 

Brake & clutch cleaner with a green scouring pad and toothbrush.

 

Sponge & water Stanley blade window scraper.

 

Colegate toothpaste and a green scouring followed by a toothbrush.

 

Magic sponge and water.

 

Repeat if necessary

 

The green scouring pads were from a pack of three from Morrisons. Obviously try on an area you can't see first. Dremmel with a fine wire brush wheel on a low speed as a last resort. If you see any sign of a darker silver STOP.

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