Peter EmpsonIt's cylinder #3, the headgasket was ok apparently. You can see it better in the picture below. The list to do everything I want is near endless, so I'm going to have to split it into stages. So the initial tasks are the engine rebuild and a new (uprated) clutch. The engine mounts will be done too. Some mods will be made to improve cooling (always been an issue on track), and hopefully the few bits of rust that have reappeared will be dealt with (mainly around one rear wheel arch, but you can see some under the headlights). The front spoiler is also in need of repair, EMC has a rather steep driveway, and I'm a wazzock Some new seats are going in as the drivers one had a crack in it and was looking rather threadbare, I got a good deal on some kevlar Cobra Suzuka buckets, not sure they suit me as well as the Imolas which I really liked, but time will tell. There are other things involving spacers, brakes, mapping and so on, but I'll perhaps cover those another time, and more, if there's any interest?
Peter EmpsonThe last time I drove the car properly (at Silverstone I think) I had curious issues which to my mind pointed to a weeping headgasket. I knew that I had run the top end dry (a mis communication with the garage I was using meant they used too thin an oil which had been burnt off within minutes during one session) and that it was not at all happy...
Peter EmpsonBest of luck today, Daniel, do let us know how you get on. EMC are doing a rebuild similar to their race car engines which are obviously very well tried and tested - they've got so much experience with these cars that I've gone with whatever they've suggested. The brief spec is: Steel linered block, steel I section con rods, JE pistons at 104mm bore, all new bearings and seals, competition head gasket, valves and seats and cylinder head faced, new cam chain and pads, new water pump, timing belts and tension rollers, rebuilt oil pump.
924Srr27lPeter EmpsonThe last time I drove the car properly (at Silverstone I think) I had curious issues which to my mind pointed to a weeping headgasket. I knew that I had run the top end dry (a mis communication with the garage I was using meant they used too thin an oil which had been burnt off within minutes during one session) and that it was not at all happy... Hi, out of interest what was the thin Oil used Fully Synth? and 10W40? and the thicker stuff Semi snyth 20W50?Do you know why it was Running too HOT on track? Do you run the 944T OE external Oil cooler or an aftermarket?,also do you have an Oil temp gauge too? R
Dan944tThis sounds good! let us know how it turns out. ive been up to EMC and there nice guys extremely busy 👍
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