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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2007, 05:08 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By Les, slight limp
The 230e was fitted in my 89/90 gle so it looks...

The 230e was fitted in my 89/90 gle so it looks like it was really a 230f with a 230e sticker on the cam belt cover, it was k-jet so def pre facelift, so what's the actual C/R on my engine at the mo,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2007, 12:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,204
Posted By Les, slight limp
The pistons on my fb 9.3:1 actually protrude 8...

The pistons on my fb 9.3:1 actually protrude 8 thou above the deck surface, i thought they would be down the bore slightly as well, the pistons have an identical dish depth to the b230e but a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2007, 03:35 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By Les, slight limp
Yes it fits and at that price it's worth it, do i...

Yes it fits and at that price it's worth it, do i think an old b23e is superior to the fb you've got, no i don't but as a rebuild project and a base for a high boost nutter lump that will impress the...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-03-2007, 12:34 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 332,367
Posted By Les, slight limp
LOL, i'm the one who wrecks perfectly good heads,...

LOL, i'm the one who wrecks perfectly good heads, i don't expect anyone else to LOL, the center groove is classic singh and we know from experience that it works, everything else is your call, my...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-03-2007, 05:48 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 332,367
Posted By Les, slight limp
I think AB has had a go at the same type of head,...

I think AB has had a go at the same type of head, the way it's laid out would work fine but i'm a fan of trying to create circulation so would not do the left groove and would try to make the right...
Forum: showroom 09-30-2007, 02:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,574
Posted By Les, slight limp
Great stuff, i hope it flies.

Great stuff, i hope it flies.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-28-2007, 07:41 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 332,367
Posted By Les, slight limp
I bought a 760 turbo for bits and as it was a 90...

I bought a 760 turbo for bits and as it was a 90 it had a 530 head on, i had no use for it and just thought i'd try something different, i'd actually took it back off and refitted the 4 groove 531...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-27-2007, 10:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,466
Posted By Les, slight limp
If it was that bad the heads probably badly...

If it was that bad the heads probably badly warped ie scrap and the bottom end knock sounds like it was a worn engine anyway, it will be a lot cheaper to fit another engine.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-27-2007, 10:41 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 332,367
Posted By Les, slight limp
Icecold, could you post that again in old person...

Icecold, could you post that again in old person non turbo expert speak, it sounds really interesting but i hadn't got a clue lol, or pm me if you don't want to bore everyone else.

BDKR i'm...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-27-2007, 07:35 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 332,367
Posted By Les, slight limp
When i was researching a couple of years ago i...

When i was researching a couple of years ago i noticed 1 of the guys doing grooves, MPG Mike i think it was did his on a milling machine which gave the same result, i don't remember him reporting any...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-27-2007, 05:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,466
Posted By Les, slight limp
Sounds more like a sheared cam sprocket pin than...

Sounds more like a sheared cam sprocket pin than a head gasket, i've never known a head gasket give no compression at all on all 4 pistons.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-27-2007, 04:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,684
Posted By Les, slight limp
A fb on 5psi is fine.

A fb on 5psi is fine.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-27-2007, 04:42 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 332,367
Posted By Les, slight limp
I personally don't think the incline makes any...

I personally don't think the incline makes any difference as far as scrapping the head is concerned, the way i see it (i could be wrong) the grooves collect squish wave all down the groove so it...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-12-2007, 04:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,661
Posted By Les, slight limp
I have rebuilt both and the metal used in the...

I have rebuilt both and the metal used in the mitsu's is way softer than the garrett's, i'm not going to comment on the "which makes more power" debate but for build quality the garretts win hands...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-12-2007, 04:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,514
Posted By Les, slight limp
M14 x 1.5 pitch, get an adapter so the oil sensor...

M14 x 1.5 pitch, get an adapter so the oil sensor fits in the end with a side take of for your turbo oil feed, mines m14 male and female and a 1/4 bsp side fitting, obviously you'll use a different...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2007, 04:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,363
Posted By Les, slight limp
When i converted my K-JET 740 to carbs i just...

When i converted my K-JET 740 to carbs i just removed the main pump and fitted a mechanical pump, works perfectly.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-06-2007, 05:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,372
Posted By Les, slight limp
Put a couple of magnets (the ones out of a...

Put a couple of magnets (the ones out of a knackered hard drive are good) on the outside of your stock oil filter and it'll pick any ferrous bits up, the oil filter itself will filter any debris be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-05-2007, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,171
Posted By Les, slight limp
It's shown well on this. ...

It's shown well on this.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130138874345&indexURL=0#ebayphotohosting
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2007, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,146
Posted By Les, slight limp
it got posted twice.

it got posted twice.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2007, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,146
Posted By Les, slight limp
Fill the bearing/bushing with grease and use a...

Fill the bearing/bushing with grease and use a snug fitting socket and extension bar, hitting the bar will force the bearing out by the force being transferred through the grease to the underside of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2007, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,795
Posted By Les, slight limp
It sounds like the idle mixture setting is...

It sounds like the idle mixture setting is borderline for your car, as above check the size of the idle jet and rejet accordingly.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2007, 08:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 17,313
Posted By Les, slight limp
I use stainless steel flange nuts, i find the...

I use stainless steel flange nuts, i find the copper plated steel locking nuts pull the studs out with them when you remove them, obviously not every one but enough that it becomes not worth using...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-01-2007, 04:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,218
Posted By Les, slight limp
spot on

spot on
Forum: performance & modifications 07-25-2007, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,662
Posted By Les, slight limp
You could try giving foggyjames or bbq a pm as...

You could try giving foggyjames or bbq a pm as they both send stuff to order from the uk to the states.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-24-2007, 06:33 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 332,367
Posted By Les, slight limp
Sorry guys, i'm at a slight advantage because...

Sorry guys, i'm at a slight advantage because cooks has emailed a photo of the pistons and they mate with those 2 slopes fairly well from what i can tell from the photo, i suppose honda have created...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-23-2007, 07:16 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 332,367
Posted By Les, slight limp
Personally i have yet to see a combustion chamber...

Personally i have yet to see a combustion chamber with a consistant burn pattern, even with 16v heads you would expect to see a gradual colour change from spark plug to fire ring but it's usually a...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-23-2007, 03:12 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 332,367
Posted By Les, slight limp
How much of a slope does that bottom piece have?,...

How much of a slope does that bottom piece have?, don't forget that our volvo pistons were considered "less than ideal" LOL due to the dishes in the pistons, having 4 valves per cylinder works but...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-21-2007, 11:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,402
Posted By Les, slight limp
If your turbo is water cooled you have to drain...

If your turbo is water cooled you have to drain down the coolant or clamp the hose's as soon as you take them off, no need to worry about the oil.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-19-2007, 04:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,058
Posted By Les, slight limp
Pressurise the system to around 10psi with an air...

Pressurise the system to around 10psi with an air line, if there's a leak it will be easy to find.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2007, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,224
Posted By Les, slight limp
How much lip is there at the top of the bore. ...

How much lip is there at the top of the bore.

You can't really tell with a head until you've cleaned it up a bit, best of luck if it needs rebuilding.

The pistons are supposed to be a bit...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-15-2007, 04:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,875
Posted By Les, slight limp
I wondered when the UK arm of JVAB would pipe up...

I wondered when the UK arm of JVAB would pipe up LOL, sorry mark i'm not apologizing to that man cause i've got nothing to apologize for, i notice unlike jv's post yours is constructive.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-15-2007, 02:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,875
Posted By Les, slight limp
John, i come from cosworth land, you seem to...

John, i come from cosworth land, you seem to believe that they are great engines, that may be the case but long lived they are not, yes the redblock is a bit old fashioned but after 100'000 miles it...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-15-2007, 12:39 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,875
Posted By Les, slight limp
That's very useful information john, i'm sure if...

That's very useful information john, i'm sure if thomas ever gets involved with cozzies or "other" makes he'll bear it in mind, right then, back to the redblock question.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2007, 04:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 998
Posted By Les, slight limp
As long as it's a petrol engined t3 they should...

As long as it's a petrol engined t3 they should be the same, diesel engined t3's have a different sized housing.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-09-2007, 04:59 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 332,367
Posted By Les, slight limp
Great, a different layout, keep us posted as to...

Great, a different layout, keep us posted as to your thoughts and findings, i think we all appreciate anyone trying something new regards les.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-07-2007, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,168
Posted By Les, slight limp
I think et's were garrett t3's till 89 and later...

I think et's were garrett t3's till 89 and later ones had the mitsu 13c, the exhaust manifold flange is the same but oil feed and return lines are different as are the water lines if the garrett is...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-07-2007, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,897
Posted By Les, slight limp
2.00mm off the head and a 30 thou gasket, a...

2.00mm off the head and a 30 thou gasket, a couple of people have skimmed 2.5mm with no problems other than an adjustable cam sprocket, stereophile can source cometic gaskets if you have trouble...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-07-2007, 03:15 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 332,367
Posted By Les, slight limp
I cleaned up the mating surface on a 530 prior to...

I cleaned up the mating surface on a 530 prior to grooving and found a hairline crack between 2 & 3, the crack does not reach the fire ring on either piston and luckily it's only for a proof of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2007, 03:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,173
Posted By Les, slight limp
I have one of each for my next project and as far...

I have one of each for my next project and as far as i can tell the complete shifter assembly is the same.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-06-2007, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,173
Posted By Les, slight limp
When i did mine it was only the first section of...

When i did mine it was only the first section of prop/drive shaft i had to change, the gearbox crossmember bolts on in a different place but the holes are there ready, you have to use the m47 gearbox...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-04-2007, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,540
Posted By Les, slight limp
b230e C/R 10:1, b230fb C/R 9.3:1, the pistons are...

b230e C/R 10:1, b230fb C/R 9.3:1, the pistons are exactly the same.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-03-2007, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,540
Posted By Les, slight limp
It depends on what head you've already got on, if...

It depends on what head you've already got on, if it's a 530 you won't raise the compression, a 405? i believe has the same combustion chamber as the 531 so would be 0.7 lower, the compression is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2007, 05:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,080
Posted By Les, slight limp
At 60-70 psi the relief valve should open in the...

At 60-70 psi the relief valve should open in the oil pump preventing over pressure.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2007, 05:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,227
Posted By Les, slight limp
Don't you get different acuators over there you...

Don't you get different acuators over there you can use, fords rs's and cozzies over here come with 10 psi and 14 psi actuators stock, just seems a more reliable solution than a mbc?, they go on ebay...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-29-2007, 02:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,613
Posted By Les, slight limp
John you sell some nice stuff, you probably do...

John you sell some nice stuff, you probably do some nice work so no chip here, i don't care who's pistons and stuff you've had copied as long as it's cheaper and the same quality and nobody has...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-29-2007, 08:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,613
Posted By Les, slight limp
Be nice if jv had mentioned "other peoples work"...

Be nice if jv had mentioned "other peoples work" or don't genius's have to do that.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-29-2007, 02:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,613
Posted By Les, slight limp
WOW, detonation reducing dish shapes, i'm...

WOW, detonation reducing dish shapes, i'm intrigued john, tell us more.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-21-2007, 10:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,506
Posted By Les, slight limp
At least stock 7psi on ordinary fuel so 10 on...

At least stock 7psi on ordinary fuel so 10 on super should be no problem.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2007, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,388
Posted By Les, slight limp
As ravennexus says, i always loosen the cam...

As ravennexus says, i always loosen the cam sprocket bolt first, the earlier 17 mm bolts are better for whacking than the later wimpy ones, normally 1 good tap/hit will undo it, once the new belt is...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-14-2007, 04:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 14,356
Posted By Les, slight limp
In europe it's the 240 that has the grandad...

In europe it's the 240 that has the grandad caravan pulling image.
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