OK I now have a reconditioned head a polished rocker cover and schrick cam all other bit's and pieces are ready to go on. Going on a little trip first with the Corrado to the Nürburgring for the 20th Anniversary of the Corrado but when I get back out will come the old engine!
Are you running both an oil to water oil cooler and an air cooled unit?
Yes that is correct. Some people say dump the water one but I'm told it will get your oil up to temperature sooner for short journeys. Thinking of running without the air to oil cooler initially so I don't have to detach it and drain it before going semi synth or synth.
Got all the mounts lined up and bolted down today, the exhaust sealed up and attached, the headbolts tightened, PAS pump on and tensioned along with pulley belt, starter motor in, driveshafts attached, rocker cover done, fuel pipes attached and engine filled with oil.
Tried to prime the engine with oil but wasn't convinced anything was happening with regards to the oil pump pumping oil but I'll look at that again later.
Raining a lot today but.......
I got the wiring all plugged back in, plumbing done bar the Rad, torqued up the pulley bolt to 90nm but flucked if I could get another 1/2 turn on it, need to take it to a garage with a ramp.
Blocked off the engine breather with a cir-clip and 1/4" -1/2" ratchet adapter in the reducer hose
as I couldn't be bothered figuring out the plumbing of in the rain.
Battery is attached (nice to hear the central locking again) and best thing is I very quickly got the EGT hooked up off the battery on a manual switch and it said 11˚C, checked it's reading against my multimeter and it was spot on, well 12˚C on the meter.
Gearbox linkages are now on and clutch slave attached but still needs bleeding. Bloody hell it's a fair old job putting an engine back together and into a car, lots to worry about etc.
Rain stopped play and don't have any pictures of real interest but here is two anyway.
I don't know why I doubted it.
Well tonight I finally got oil pressure and the engine fired up and idling quietly. It wasn't a pleasant experience and didn't get much sleep last night as my mind wouldn't turn off.
But I now have a new problem. Any attempt to open the throttle results in the engine dying or over reving dropping revs and the reving again with the odd backfire thrown in for good measure.
Not to bothered about this problem I'm sure I'll be able to sort it with forum help, so should get some sleep tonight.
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