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Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
« Reply #2640 on: August 31, 2019, 05:36:22 PM »
Was it someone shouting......

TORRETTO !!!!

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Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
« Reply #2641 on: August 31, 2019, 06:07:14 PM »
Lol dunno...its not pushing any water out either....

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Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
« Reply #2642 on: August 31, 2019, 06:11:08 PM »
Hmmmm has it righted itself ??


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Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
« Reply #2643 on: August 31, 2019, 06:31:10 PM »
Dunno...maybe airlock...i need to go for a long  run...
Was gonna hook up long silicone hose from filler neck to inside car and then i can monitor on the go...its got zero smoke on start up and is not dropping the level when sat...did 20 plus pulls init earlier no coolant push out...
Parking the civic next to it has prob fixed it...plus my drive is on slope so maybe helped.
Im resigned to get it rebuilt...im just unsure which route to take...
Im also thinking supercharger to be different.


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Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
« Reply #2644 on: August 31, 2019, 06:34:05 PM »
Mate that is the strangest thing ever.

It would be a huge pain to rip the engine out to find out there’s nowt wrong with it.

Is it the new “Christine”
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Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
« Reply #2645 on: August 31, 2019, 06:42:25 PM »
Mate that is the strangest thing ever.

It would be a huge pain to rip the engine out to find out there’s nowt wrong with it.

Is it the new “Christine”
I did similar on a 306 hdi engine. Mayo absolutely every where and I was convinced the head gasket had gone. Turned out it was the egr cooler mixing coolant with oil

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Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
« Reply #2646 on: August 31, 2019, 06:48:06 PM »
I’ve on gas monkey programme they use a vacuum jobbie with an air line on the coolant system to check for leaks and remove air locks, would one of those help ?? Dunno


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Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
« Reply #2647 on: August 31, 2019, 07:18:32 PM »
Ive done it all sniff test pass..and vacuum test pass...it lost all coolant on trip to Thruxton with other rad cap...its now got a new 1... but was pushing coolant out now its not...
Long drive required...maybe tomoz.
It got to 125 deg begore i managed to pull over..
Ill prob go for a drive tomoz...

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Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
« Reply #2648 on: August 31, 2019, 07:27:58 PM »
Fingers crossed


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Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
« Reply #2649 on: September 01, 2019, 12:26:37 PM »
Lol..im going round n round in circles ..it seems absolutely fine...
Hooked up pipe from tower to half filled bottle in cabin...
Out for fuel and 45 min run. Few bubbles thats it...im stumped...is it fubar or not...dont know....
After switch off bubbles for 1 min..then stopped..temps 82degc...max 84...switched off upto 93...its all normal......
I really dont know....it was pushing out coolant...would an airlock do that...
Whatya reckon Clive?

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Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
« Reply #2650 on: September 01, 2019, 05:33:17 PM »
Another 1/4 of tank consumed no issues...some random bubbles but thats it no coolant being pushed out.
So if you want to fix a rx7 fd....dont waste your time with vinyl gloves, spanners just buy a honda civic and park it next to the said rx7 and it will fix itself.
In all seriousness its time for rebuild i will do it once Westy sold..chunk of cash and single at same time.

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Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
« Reply #2651 on: October 08, 2019, 06:22:25 PM »
Little blast today....all good apart from the stalling at junctions...no coolant issues....

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Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
« Reply #2652 on: October 08, 2019, 08:11:45 PM »
That's good news Jon,

Any developments on the civic?
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Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
« Reply #2653 on: October 08, 2019, 08:38:12 PM »
Been working on it all day in the rain...
Fighting x3 brake pipes to fit braided hoses.


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Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
« Reply #2654 on: October 08, 2019, 09:31:43 PM »
Is that like an adjustable top arm?
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