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Old 13-02-2018, 09:08 PM
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Very tidy indeed.

Did you source a clock spring for the wheel swap?
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Old 14-02-2018, 05:21 AM
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Yep, had a clock spring sitting in the shed from a couple of years ago. Clock spring bolts up to the white indicator stalk bracket perfectly so over the moon about that, thanks for making it available! Just need to try it all in the car now.
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Old 16-02-2018, 05:22 PM
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Fixed the front page - woo!
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Old 25-05-2018, 08:31 PM
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Haven't checked in for a while...






My car made it on Speedhunters!



Racewars came and went, was great to finally be on the competitor side of the fence. Well, at least for the first half of Saturday.


https://youtu.be/bzScT53bkYA


https://youtu.be/fjwqo1D0MNQ

Yikes. Rod bearing #2 is now an oily, glittery paste. Started after an 800m run once I had dropped back to 60 km/h, first signs were as loud as it is in the video.







Had a niggling feeling something wasn't right with the car but wasn't expecting bottom end. Oh well

That's the 207 done and dusted. Headstud threads weren't spectacular going back together and I don't think they'll take another round of torquing. Something something forged & closed decked 257, TD06... I'll post more when the time comes
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Old 28-05-2018, 06:53 PM
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Such effort and detail put into the engine, how does the bearing turn to mush? Would it be an oil problem? Oil pick up? Oil pump? Or just an 800m run with foot flat to the floor too much for it??
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Old 28-05-2018, 08:13 PM
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Oil was fresh 10W-60 Nulon, haven't thought to have a good look at the oil pick up but I will next time I have the chance. Would be nice to find out why, that's for sure! Oil pump will be investigated when the timing belt comes off, will look pretty terrible regardless with the amount of metal its mushed up but some clues there would be nice.

The way it went is what got me, absolutely nothing audible until I was coasting along. And once it started, it was like the bearing just fell apart completely. Only thing unusual about the run was I (supposedly) hit 170 km/h over 800m, and I had been doing that over 400m.

Didn't have the bottom end apart when I had the heads redone, would have paid to then. Lesson learned I guess
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Have to remember Matt, it's a pre oil phased 207 open deck 207 block
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That and bearing failure is pretty common failure point for subarus.

(That is when the pistons dont blow first, or when the head gasket doesnt blow first, or when the cylinders dont split first, or when the con rod doesnt bump into the bottom of the power steering pump first, or when the cylinder head doesnt crack first, or when the timing belt doesnt fall off first, amd lastly when the gearbox doesnt explode first. So excluding all of that, then yes its pretty common.)
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Old 29-05-2018, 08:35 PM
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Well played Bram.

Multiple 400 & 800m wot runs will be tough on any engine.

Not sure what the OP's plans are but I would just slap a new 207 short block in it and get back out there mate. All these fancy closeddick.oilphased.polished.pressed.sleeved14mm. billetforgedwankfest builds break just as often as stockers if you are pushing them hard at the track...

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