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Old 11-10-2021, 01:23 PM   #1601
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Finished the engine bay last night. Put on a 2mm spacer behind the water pump pulley (and scratched the paint, as I’m wont to do). Swapped in some Yoshifab timing gears, and replaced the idler pulley, as there was some noise coming out of that area. Hoping that solves that.

One of the captive nuts on the firewall was stripped, so I also spent an entire hour installing a helicoil and some studs to limit wear in those areas.

That reminds me the rear control arm captive nuts need to be replaced. I really don’t want to think about that right now. Crap.

Anyway, pictures. Bonus mouse turd content at the end. Yum.



















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Old 11-10-2021, 02:36 PM   #1602
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One of my favorites. Thanks for the mouse turd! My first 242 was this color and I've always regretted selling that car.
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Old 11-10-2021, 02:40 PM   #1603
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I'm up to five cars registered now and nowhere to commute to... mouse turds have become a huge part of my car "maintenance".

Our XC60 was putting out a burnt popcorn smell and I'm pretty sure something was putting acorns in the muffler.
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Old 11-11-2021, 03:39 AM   #1604
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uh.. so nice !
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Old 11-11-2021, 07:17 AM   #1605
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Looks sharp
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Old 11-12-2021, 09:22 AM   #1606
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Gosh this is cool.
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Old 11-15-2021, 06:55 PM   #1607
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One of my favorites. Thanks for the mouse turd! My first 242 was this color and I've always regretted selling that car.
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Our XC60 was putting out a burnt popcorn smell and I'm pretty sure something was putting acorns in the muffler.
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Thank you all for the kind words!

Managed to accidentally get some work done on Sunday. Got the seat brackets re-did and the seats installed. Should have probably painted them, but that will be a job for future Harald to do...once they are nice and covered with surface rust. The seats are temporary until I get around to fixing a set of LSCs that have been languishing for (quite) a few years.

So yeah, started it, adjusted base ignition timing, crossed items off list. I think it's ready for its first test drive.

BTW I'm really starting to itch for MIG wire and shielding gas. Cleaning slag and spatter is getting old.








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Old 11-15-2021, 07:52 PM   #1608
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I look forward to racing you at PIR this spring.
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Old 11-15-2021, 07:52 PM   #1609
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Which would be ****ing hilarious because my car is ****ing stupid.
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Old 11-15-2021, 07:54 PM   #1610
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how many hrsprs do you think you'll have? I'll have around 330
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Old 11-15-2021, 07:57 PM   #1611
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Which would be ****ing hilarious because my car is ****ing stupid.
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how many hrsprs do you think you'll have? I'll have around 330
Pie in the sky would be 400whp on 92 and 500 on E85 with this setup. Probably not, on account of the exhaust manifold though.
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Old 11-18-2021, 01:16 PM   #1612
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Sometimes (read:very often) I do things that are detrimental to my own mental wellbeing. This is one of them. My new crankcase ventilation system works too well at ventilating and resulted in a whole lot of oil getting sucked into the intake manifold, resulting in copious amounts of smoke and many dirty looks around the neighborhood. It was bad. Like, worse than Seafoam smoke bad. Like fogged an entire street block bad.

I have talked to Tom (The Full Banana), who has one working successfully. I will be reducing the hose diameter from the intake manifold from 19mm to 10mm, and will experiment with using a check valve and a proper PCV valve. I'm also tossing the fibrous filter element in favor of a stainless steel basket and adding a drain check valve.


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Old 11-18-2021, 05:08 PM   #1613
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Good idea on that vid, I'm uploading my smokeyboy now.
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Old 11-19-2021, 06:14 PM   #1614
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Old 11-20-2021, 01:37 PM   #1615
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Ostensibly found the error in the way I set up the system. Plan is to run an old Corolla PCV valve (all stainless, 10mm barbs on both ends) to restrict flow to the intake manifold. Additionally, a drain check valve will be added.

If anyone knows a Mann+Hummel distributor in North America, please let me know. I can only find them in Australia and the UK.




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Old 11-20-2021, 04:28 PM   #1616
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I like this visual. Is the drain to the block connected with 2 90s? Also I still think you should cut the drain hose and get a bigger hose on there for this to work you want as little bends and as much fall as possible and based on where everything is sitting it doesn't look like it's going to work right unless you put a scavenger pump (which I think is better anyway) inline
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Old 11-20-2021, 05:16 PM   #1617
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The actual flow path is actually pretty direct. I drew it that way to make the graphic as clear as possible.

The next oil pan is getting a boss welded on to help things.
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Old 11-20-2021, 08:02 PM   #1618
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I take it youve never done a leach field.
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