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 Post subject: Re: Danman's TE sedan, Diesel 1.8L - Petrol 2L EFI Turbo
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:29 pm 
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Quality pics there :D

Give it a wash a bring it out tonight will do a few.

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 Post subject: Re: Danman's TE sedan, Diesel 1.8L - Petrol 2L EFI Turbo
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:54 pm 
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Yeah! :D
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 Post subject: Re: Danman's TE sedan, Diesel 1.8L - Petrol 2L EFI Turbo
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 2:06 pm 
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This is what was broken on the geminats cruise
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This got the gem luv flowing. I took the rubber boot off and the rest was fixed by everyone around me!


This is another slight mishap that happened in December 2014
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Checking the car in Sydney on a trip from Melbourne to Sydney to Canberra or something. I was ready to close the bonnet, Heather said "is that supposed to be there?" I hadn't spotted the air filter nestled comfortably on the intercooler piping.
Occy straps and cable ties to the rescue!

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 Post subject: Re: Danman's TE sedan, Diesel 1.8L - Petrol 2L EFI Turbo
PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:47 pm 
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The car has been off the road for a while with the latest round of upgrades.
Before coming off the road the car was breathing a fair bit of oily smoke, I figured the rings were probably tired. I had routed the oil breather with filter over to near the air filter in an attempt to suck the oily air back in a bit. This placed the breather over the lower radiator hose. It had so much "blowby" that the breather was dripping oil onto the radiator hose. I found out after the lower radiator hose broke that water pipes don't like oil being dripped on them.
Broke down on the side of the road with a wife and small baby I was glad I had helpful friends to shuttle me home to collect parts and the Yaris. Then the wife could take the baby home while my mates gave me moral support while I put the new lower radiator hose on, filled the car with water and drove it home.
Figured it would have damaged something I decided it was time to pull the engine apart and refresh it. Pistons 1, 2 and 3 were ok, cylinder 4's ring landings fell off in my hands. The head is also cracked. The inlet plenum was also cracked and probably had been like that for years.

Decided to do lots of upgrades.

Bought a new G200 with gearbox, was hoping for a fairly standard engine but it has a double row chain and a 1.6L head and flywheel. Came from a running car so fingers crossed!
New clutch, found the new gearbox had a much longer clutch pivot ball thing, which explained all the clutch issues I have had! Ended up needing to use the old gearbox as my custom tailshaft spline did not suit the new gearbox, so swapped the pivot setup over.

Upgraded brakes. JB1466 Isuzu truck master cylinder 1inch bore, bolts straight to diesel brake booster. VT commodore front brakes (keeping 4x100 stud pattern). Piazza rear disks, bit of added fiddling but *almost* bolt straight onto diesel diff. Wilwood adjustable brake bias controller replacing standard diesel gemini bias module. That's all together and bled up nicely now.

Decided I wanted a bigger exhaust from the end of the dump pipe back, asked the place that built the old exhaust, they try not to do custom stuff any more. Basically they buy commodore upgrade exhausts (probably from China) and bolt those exhausts onto commodores... If they did mine it would be at a minimum $1200. Thanks! I'll build it myself! It was so much fun! Ebay 2.5inch mild steel mandrel bent exhaust all made by me! One hotdog muffler before the diff, will see if I need a muffler at the back depending on volume (initial testing suggests I might need the added muffler)
After welding the exhaust went so well I decided to fix the cracked plenum. fingers crossed again! The base plate is much thinner metal than the side walls so I probably should ditch it and build a whole new one. Still, cutting it up and welding it back together was fun!

Bought some fancy SPAX shocks from the UK, loads of adjustment, total overkill/wank factor.

The big one; a new computer! Ecumaster emu classic. Super fancy, great software, great facebook support group! Even has bluetooth so that I can use any android device as gauges!
Rewiring everything was fun, I tried to make it as neat as possible, it's not bad! Got rid of loads of excess diesel wiring that I'd been carrying around for years. Three magic diesel electronics boxes and miles of wires.

Upgraded to four LS1 coils, built a mount for them to sit on the rocker cover, it went so well am considering making more for selling. A sonic injection 36-1 toothed wheel on the crank, running wasted spark.

Have had it running, so I know it all works. Now back to tidying up everything and putting the car back together, hopefully back on the road soon!

Can't wait! It is killing me not driving it for so long, once back on the road we will be racking up the miles! I need to crack 400,000! I believe it is at 384,000 or something at the moment.

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 Post subject: Re: Danman's TE sedan, Diesel 1.8L - Petrol 2L EFI Turbo
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:13 am 
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Good update. I remember the break down on the side of the road.
Lol show them your 'catch can'.

Should be good to cruise again soon. I've even started fixing my sedan again.

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