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David_Thame last won the day on November 10 2016

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About David_Thame

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    Building 1.6 Ecoboost
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    Nr Oxford

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  1. 1.6 Ecoboost Build

    Right....need some thoughts. A - Nose baffling. Considering some cooling challenges ive seen recently by you chaps, what do you think about some balffles in the nose to "encourage" air into the rad? Just thinking about a flat piece of Carbon or ally blocking off the area around the outside of the rad/ intercooler...anyone done this before? B - Bigheads. This may sound lazy, but I'm thinking about not fibreglassing over the bigheads after "testing" the bonding capability of this stuff. http://www.easycomposites.co.uk/#!/resin-gel-silicone-adhesive/structural-adhesives/vm100-black-methyl-methacrylate-adhesive.html It is quite frankly ridiculously strong. Test samples (on CF and Fibreglass) were destroyed with the adhesive / bigheads not budging at all.....thoughts?
  2. Upset neighbour

    I have an M4 issue, problem is its mine and you cant start it without sounding like your trying to wake people up! Interested to hear if you can turn off the "look at me" engine start procedure!
  3. 1.6 Ecoboost Build

    Tonights job, speed sensors.....one down 3 to go SCS guys say these badboys are the way to go.....however they are a little "tight" compare to the normal threaded doo-daas. https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/magnetic-pickups/2355706/?searchTerm=1GT101DC&relevancy-data=636F3D3126696E3D4931384E53656172636847656E65726963266C753D656E266D6D3D6D61746368616C6C7061727469616C26706D3D5E2E2A2426706F3D31333326736E3D592673743D43415443485F414C4C5F44454641554C542673633D592677633D4E4F4E45267573743D3147543130314443267374613D314754313031444326 Doing this for traction control BTW.
  4. 1.6 Ecoboost Build

    Video of silly engine noises hopefully tomorrow "working from home permitting"
  5. 1.6 Ecoboost Build

    last pics is of nose on, intercooler pipes close to nose, but no issue. AND it looks like a car.....! Almost.
  6. 1.6 Ecoboost Build

    Got the nose on tonight as well as the C******m lights. Heat shield is a little rough around the edges but the effect is quite dramatic, cant feel any heat off the exhaust at all. That said have at least 2 inches between master cylinder and downpipe.
  7. Favour req. Polo/coolex rad dimensions

    Got the nose off on mine, so if you want any more let me know. That said, just had a glass of fizz, so all dimensions are + / - 30mm
  8. Favour req. Polo/coolex rad dimensions

    Hey Steve, Cant measure the rad as i'm radtech, however just measured the lower mounting bracket and its 151mm above the bottom rail's lowest surface...minus the ally sheet.
  9. 1.6 Ecoboost Build

    Thanks! I actually tried to look in the manual and realised i havent see it for about 2 years ....cars been built by the advice on here!
  10. 1.6 Ecoboost Build

    Question: How did everyone position their cycle wings to keep Mr IVA happy? What angle of dangle / coverage do i need to achieve?
  11. 1.6 Ecoboost Build

    Thanks Chris, Boost pipes so far have remained intact (1.5 bar max), however they will be re-made after IVA. I think that maybe lower pressure than yours, but higher mass flow rate. PS: We sorting the bell-housing out?
  12. Big Head nut/ fixing

    I used Hysol 9462...not sure thats a polyurethane adhesive though. Awesome stuff mind!
  13. FW bonnet fit

    I had the same problem and i ended up hanging the body with the bonnet attached to the garage roof with some heath robinson pulley affair :-)
  14. 1.6 Ecoboost Build

    Interesting....nice solution which gets round a few installation issues. Think i'm going to stick with how it is for the time being...however i may need a subtler turbo moving forward as the 2860 doesnt seem to start spooling until 2500 rpm, could be a case of boost, more boost, too much power, brown trousers, hedge....Need some map tweaking from the SCS chaps i think!
  15. 1.6 Ecoboost Build

    2 inch Stainless, same diameter as the intercooler and turbo outlet (GT28). I had real quandaries about how / where to route the charge pipes and i almost went for the new jenvey inlet manifold to make it super easy but it meant moving the alternator. Its tight under the inlet manifold but its worked out quite nicely especially as i also have the coolant feed and return down there (hate the long exposed westfield "normal" sigma radiator pipe setup). I almost went carbon, but these dont weigh very much at all to be honest. Also be fair the angles arent perfect as Ryan was working from a pattern (as the car isnt road legal yet) ...however they are good enough for now and i'll drop the car over to him to re-make them once on the road.

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