Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Final Engine Testing

Here's a vid of the engine back in after painting the engine bay and fitting a straight through exhaust. The noise was immense, the muffler will have to go back on I think haha. The jet unit was connected up at this point to check the whole drivetrain. A splitter from the hose is sending coolant to the engine and also to the impellers to help the impellers bed into the ABS wear rings in the jet unit.

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Painting the Engine Bay

With the engine restored and repainted, the engine bay now looked very tired in comparison, so following a good attacking with the degreaser and a wire wheel, it was painted with POR-15 which sets rock hard and provides a waterproof, fuel-proof barrier.  


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