Car was running fine.
Installed a new boost controller and went from 7.2 to 10.8 psi over a couple clicks - wasn't expecting that. Recently installed 610cc and have not really fine tuned them, so car was running RICH.
Car started struggling once i hit 10 psi.
Within 2km she was running on 3 cylinders /misfiring.
I limped home and pulled plugs.
Next baffles me. Same plug is cylinder 1. It's squished, resulting in the misfires.
Will jump on the laptop and post log / car details.
Checked the Tb already. All In one piece. Bloody house inspection. Waiting for potential buyers to leave grrrr.
Have the belts and timing belt plates off. Need to Mark the cams and then I should be ready to pull.
Time to have a big long think about the future of this motor..
Possibly time to upgrade to a vvt.
Learnt alot today.
1. One of rear studs was hand tight /loose. Very minor headgasket leak. That cylinder has perfect compression...
2. Cylinder one is dead. The cylinder walls look perfect.... But FOD.
3. Turbo is unharmed. No sign of object...
So now I need help. I'm assuming the head is unrecoverable with the damage? No chance of those seats resealing / loss of meat changing compression?
Piston is fine, bit of a spit shine and shes good to go....
Last edited by adryargument; 07-23-2016 at 04:22 AM.
Just looked under its skirt. I'll crack it in half tomorrow and do a thorough look.
I have looked at alot of options today for building a new motor etc. Its not really fitting my current budget. I have 15x9's + tyres arriving in 2 weeks outstanding.
The piston is sure beat up. But she slides well with no marks on the cylinder walls. I'll have a grind at the valves tomorrow and see if I can get them seating better - since that's where I'm losing compression. Then I'll put her back together and have some fun and improve my tuning while I work on a vvt replacement engine.
Happy that there's no real sign of det. At least it's not caused through rubbish tuning.
Main issue is Australia.
I have not seen a replacement head by itself for sale yet, unless i pull one from a wreckers. Considering last time they wanted $65 for a single COP....
Once i remove the crank, open her up and replace the piston / rod, seals...
Its probably just cheaper to drop in a new engine. Looking at a VVT engine now that's available. Will get compression numbers on Monday.
May as well put this back together and get her running however she sees fit until that happens. Even if its limp mode.
And its a bad time to have her open. If the house sells then i need her running in 4 weeks anyhow.
Looks like I missed a piece of weld splatter in my intake pipe. Going to remove them and rebuild.
Found the little ****** lodged in the intake valve. Probably causing the loss of compression. Lucky she wasn't in the turbo.
Going to lap the seats. Grind away the hammered flaky bits on the head and piston and call it a job well done.
Being a sphere probably allowed it to miss the cylinder walls.