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Re: The Green Slinky Machine

Postby irishkeet » 20 Oct 2018, 07:33

bene wrote:Nice work as always dude....
I like the name slinky.
I can't write the name of our van as offensive words are not allowed on the forum! Ha ha!
Sorry to hear about the engine... Hope it gets fixed!


Cheers mate, been following your travels with interest, looks like your all having a ball..... looking forward to catching up for a beer in the future 8)
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Re: The Green Slinky Machine

Postby irishkeet » 20 Oct 2018, 15:25

well we got the engine out today, beautiful sunny day and lots of laughs, MASSIVE thanks to Torsen for all his help and knowledge in doing this, I'd have been lost without it. Its off to the engine guru on Nov 10th, it will be interesting to see what the cause of the oil usage is.

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Re: The Green Slinky Machine

Postby irishkeet » 10 Dec 2018, 09:49

Not the most exciting update but while the engine is out I had the engine bar & tinware blasted and hot zinc sprayed beofre giving them a quick coat of black. I'm collecting the engine next Saturday :mrgreen: I went for a complete rebuild so really looking forward to getting this back in the van over christmas.
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Re: The Green Slinky Machine

Postby irishkeet » 12 Dec 2018, 14:16

Gearbox oil done today in preparation for the return of the engine on Saturday. I'm hoping myself and Torsen will get it in over xmas :mrgreen:

I used the oil suggested by Aidan in this thread plus some Molyslip GM6RA. The job was made easy by using this oil fluid extractor, £6 off fleabay. The red hose that came with it was kinked and fluid did not pass through it easily but I just replaced this with 10mm clear hose, much better too as you can see what going on :mrgreen:
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Drain plug looks good, the box (rebuilt by Aidan) had very few miles when I bought it and got a full inspection and upgrade (again by Aidan) before it was fitted.
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Re: The Green Slinky Machine

Postby irishkeet » 17 Dec 2018, 16:50

Engine is back :mrgreen: a few photos of the work, unfortunately some are a bit low res

A nice new block. The week after I dropped the engine off I got a call to say the engine cleaning guy's machine is broken, I was offered the option to wait or to take this block as it was ready to go. I had seen this when we visited and I was happy to have this one, its also got upgraded / heavier pistons as used in a turbo engine.
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Re: The Green Slinky Machine

Postby syncroandy » 17 Dec 2018, 16:55

What was the verdict on the cause of the previous high oil consumption ? Was the work done itemised ? It'd be interesting to know what was needed, as I've a couple of 2.5's here in pieces that I may use to build up a spare longblock.
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Re: The Green Slinky Machine

Postby irishkeet » 17 Dec 2018, 17:06

My old block looking a little gunky to say the least....
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One head was replaced, whichever numpty worked on the engine in the past put the bolts in the wrong place and forced it together. The red bolts are for the corners (smaller washer) while the silver bolts are for the centre (larger washer) as you can see from the photo they must have been colour blind :shock:
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So it went in because it was using a lot of oil (1l per 200 miles) with no visible signs of oil burning etc etc. I was told this could be dealt with and also the advantages of a full rebuild but with no hard sell. It was good having Torsen with me when we dropped the engine off and I'm very glad I went for the full rebuild, I was shown the bearings and they were also pretty worn plus a ton of other things. Lets hope this is the last big thing i pay for on the bloody van 8)
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Re: The Green Slinky Machine

Postby irishkeet » 17 Dec 2018, 17:20

syncroandy wrote:What was the verdict on the cause of the previous high oil consumption ? Was the work done itemised ? It'd be interesting to know what was needed, as I've a couple of 2.5's here in pieces that I may use to build up a spare longblock.


Hi Andy I was told that valve stem seals and worn piston rings were the culprit.
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Re: The Green Slinky Machine

Postby syncroandy » 17 Dec 2018, 17:59

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Re: The Green Slinky Machine

Postby irishkeet » 21 Dec 2018, 18:39

Been building up the engine again over the past couple of days. Another example of crap workmanship in the past, on the left are the (four different!!) coolant intake bolts I removed, compared with what should be fitted on the right :roll:
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Just the flywheel, clutch and some odds & ends to go and its more or less ready for the 27th :mrgreen:
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Re: The Green Slinky Machine

Postby silverbullet » 22 Dec 2018, 08:32

There's nothing like good attention to detail. Very satisfying.

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Re: The Green Slinky Machine

Postby silverbullet » 22 Dec 2018, 19:36

PS I spy an Islamic rug (abstract pattern, depictions of natural forms such as plants or animals are not allowed)
I bought an Iranian one years ago for about £70...its worth rather more now!

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Re: The Green Slinky Machine

Postby irishkeet » 23 Dec 2018, 11:00

silverbullet wrote:PS I spy an Islamic rug (abstract pattern, depictions of natural forms such as plants or animals are not allowed)
I bought an Iranian one years ago for about £70...its worth rather more now!

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lol yes old damaged rug now used in the garage under the wife's car :mrgreen:
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Re: The Green Slinky Machine

Postby Cobra88 » 31 Dec 2018, 17:23

Torsen & Irishkeet popped round to make me Very Envious
Gits :lol:

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Re: The Green Slinky Machine

Postby irishkeet » 31 Dec 2018, 18:12

:rollin and a new MOT :mrgreen:
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