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  1. Fuel Tank

    Picked up the new fuel tank Today (well most of it). Its just tacked toether to see if it is possible to get it in and out ok, before the final welding.
    It went in easy, so it is now marked for brackets & can be completed once I take it back to ARF tomorrow.

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  2. Mechanical water pump

    As I said before (I think) I will be using a mechanical pump again, so I have the new GTA pump, complete with metal impeller, thought I would check that it fits to be sure it is the right pump, It fits ok, but when fitting the pulley , it dosent line up with the crank pulley.......

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    Of course this is due to me using a 164 24V crank pulley, as this has the crank trigger wheel, I did think of ordering a 164 pump, but that probably woyldnt fit to ...
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  3. Cooling my Turbo Engine

    One of the things that came up in convevrsation was coolant flow which in an ideal world, needs to be in the region of 1L/min/kw to stop localised boiling - well as i Have over 350Kw it is doubtfull that i will find a pump with 350L/min flow, but my DC pumps are rated max 115l/min.
    The figures I was quoted were of course for an ideal world for a turbo engine, but the basic idea is the higher flow the better. A second problem with the DC pumps is that i was running their controller, so at times ...

    Updated 21-11-2013 at 15:35 by turbonutter

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  4. Blown Engine - Turbo is OK

    On the plus side of things I got to inspect the turbo charger Turbine wheel & that looks to be in good condition, so no worries about running lean like i had with the last car.

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  5. Blown Engine - The damage

    The Reason for the tow truck home from Blyton was a blown head gasket....

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    You can see above the result of detonation - my mistake for not realizing what i was hearing
    But ok my hearing shouldnt make the engine blow up should it! Having Had a few discussions regarding the blow up with people with more knowledge than me, i think i now know the cause, which will be addressed during the rebuild.

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