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    Rebuild update - Luky me!

    When i foolishly disclosed my plans for my ACT, there were a lot of people and suposadly reputable tuners who said "Why bother rebuilding your engine when you a re only going to stage 4?"

    Well here's the answer - How lucky am i?

    This is a pic of the lower centre carrier shell for the crank. And as you can see, there is chunck's of bearing material missing from the main running face, and the shoulders have deep wear marks on both sides. Im so glad i stuck to my guns and didnt go for the cheaper less hassle method because this could have spelt the end of my engine.




    Fortunatly there is no scoring on the crank so i have been lucky in that respect as well.

    Now i've got to build the dam thing again! Doh!! Anyone wanna help? lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary_Lawton View Post
    Now i've got to build the dam thing again! Doh!! Anyone wanna help? lol
    i'll stand a few feet away and say, oooh are you sure you want to do it like that? a couple of times
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    I hope im just reading your posts wrong, because i've read a couple of yours on the NORTH EAST forum, and you sound a bit lippy!

    If im wrong then i apologise.
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    no need chaps !

    Have you asked, or sussed out WHY the shell was damaged in that way ??
    I'd be worried about that.

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    Like i said, i appologise if im wrong.

    As for the shell, I've got no idea. All the others are in perfect condition and i cant see any damage anywhere else. I noticed the bottom end was a little noisey, which is why i chose to rebuild it in the first place. Everything seemed to be over tourqed as well, i needed to use a lot more force than normal to get the bottom end apart. To my knowledge its never had a rebuild in the past, although i have found a lot of silicone sealer on most joints to sugest that it might have had one done badly in the past. It had done 96k tho, and ive had it since 39k so hopfully it was just a weak one. I'll just tripple check enerything when i get all the parts cleaned up.
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    good work mate, strange one with the shell tho hope you dont fine anyother damage tho.

    keep us posted. Are you coming over to the rr for a look?

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