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    Smile Time me think for my under the bonnet make over

    FROM THIS



    Shot with Canon DIGITAL IXUS 750 at 2007-07-09

    TO NOW THIS



    Shot with Canon DIGITAL IXUS 750 at 2007-07-09

    Couple of pic's of the state of pistons



    Shot with Canon DIGITAL IXUS 750 at 2007-07-09


    Shot with Canon DIGITAL IXUS 750 at 2007-07-09

    So now it's time for the major heart surgery to begin

    All started of by a approximately 5 months ago with symptoms of drastic oil loss every 400-500 miles kept losing oil kept going from max to min on dip stick.
    Slowly getting worse & in the end from 200-100 miles same loss on dip stick.
    At time loads of thing going through the mind turbo seals / valve stem seals who knows.
    Been slowly through this period picking up parts to do my next upgrade too.
    Next problem within the past month or 2 started getting bad miss fire.

    Next stage got it booked into Mark at Phoenix to do my next stage of upgrades & hopefully get misfire & oil problem sorted out at same time.

    Told Mark of oil & misfire problems. So before starting my Hybrid conversion mark wanted to do a couple of test to see what's happening inside the block. Cut long story short done leak down test & showed that No. 5 cylinder was only 50%.
    So before hybrid conversion starts off with Head to have look what's going on. On removal found that couple of valve guides badly damaged & looking at block there has been quiet a lot of detonation going on.
    To cut long story short while at this stage did no longer want my new hybrids going on with state of engine & head that it is.

    So now this is what i have gone for & deciding to do a complete make over to my engine bay.

    01. Brand new Toyota Short block
    02. Brand new oil pump
    03. Brand new water pump.
    04. New head bolts.
    05. Complete new engine gasket set.
    06. Head fully overhauled complete with new stem seals / guides where needed & fully re shimmed & what ever else need doing to the head to make it like brand new.
    07. Brand new Envy stage 3 Hybrids
    08. HKS 264 cam's for intake & exhaust
    09. Uk 550 injectors.
    10. Resistor pack.
    11. Aeromotive fuel pressure regulator kit with liquid filled gauge.
    12. E-Manage Ultimate & harnesses
    13. Aem air fuel ratio gauge
    14. Aem water temp gauge
    15. Carbon pillar pod for gauges
    16. Denso Iridiums IK24 plugs
    17. The new HFS-5 Water Injection System by Aquamist
    18. New o2 sensor
    19. New tensioner

    Some of my spec to compliment above:

    Blitz SBC I Colour Boost controller
    Blitz oil pressure sensor
    Blitz oil temp sensor
    Blitz BL Series EGT Gauge
    Blitz LM V Spec Front mounted Inter cooler with polished hard pipe kit
    Mikalor clamps for Inter cooler Hard pipes and all other places in place of jubilee clips
    Greddy chrome oil filter sandwich plate to take oil sensors
    New Apexi Power Intake filter
    Denso IK24 Iridium Spark plugs
    Blitz NUR Spec R Full stainless exhaust system
    Envy Performance Double DE-CAT 3” pipes
    1.2 Bar restrictor ring
    Walbro Up rated Fuel Pump
    HKS SSQV BOV / Dump valve
    Running on Fully Synthetic Oil (Silkoline Pro S)
    TRD (Jap spec) Oil filter

    All mechanical work carried out by Mark at Phoenix.
    All electrical work carried out by Matt Harwood.
    Mapping to be carried out by IanC.


    By tomorrow hopefully old engine fully out , picking up engine & major engine parts from Steve Manley Wednesday Morning.

    All ready for the weekend & hopefully all going back in & up & running by end of next week ready for JAE but no promises

    So end result brand new engine running on Envy Stage 3 Hybrids & hopefully right fuel set up for it too.

    See link below for complete web album / slideshow of my rebuild:

    http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/lui196...aEngineRebuild
    Last edited by lui; 06-09-07 at 15:15.

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    Question

    Quick question with the fuel set up will the Apexi Neo be fine for controling the fuel set up ?????????????

    Or should I be looking for somthing like a E-manage ???????

    See link below for specs of the Apexi Neo:

    http://www.apexi-usa.com/product_ele...=260&pageNum=1

    It's the newer version of the Apexi SAFC II
    Last edited by lui; 10-07-07 at 01:09.

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    What a state. Surpised it took you 5 months Lui with oil loss like that! You're in safe hands with Phoenix tho, and a nice project to get to grips with too, best of luck to you.

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    Good luck Lui, sounds nice spec

    Id prefer to use something like an E-manage rather than a Neo.
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    Lui, I wonder if yours is the car that Mark phoned me about today, as my car was supposed to be booked in for tomorrow for some parts fitted, but as they havent arrived yet, he called asking if I would need my slot still as he was just about to strip a Supra completely.

    Also interesting to read about your oil usage, as I too use a lot of oil and mark originally thought oil rings, CW is adament (sp?) its valve stem seals........but interesting that you are getting a short block in , as thats what Mark suggested to me should my problems be oil rings......
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    Crikey, what a mess! Looks like it's had some det issues in the past and some serious oil leakage. Not surprised after the last time we met, it sounded rough as hell

    As mentioned on the phone, I have some opinions as to the cause of these, but best we not discuss right now

    No5 is the piston most susceptible to heat issues so is normally the one that suffers det on an engine pushed past fuelling/cooling limits.

    Regarding the ECU, Ryan G knows the Apexi units very well so it would be worth a chat with him before making a decision which to go for. As I've mentioned before - choose your mapper - then choose your ECU
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    Quote Originally Posted by Homer View Post
    As mentioned on the phone, I have some opinions as to the cause of these
    Fancy having a crack at mine then, as Im getting conflicting reasons from Phoenix and CW........

    PM us......

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    Best o luck lui, hope all goes well mate, i'll pop over and see you when my car comes back from michel lane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suprash View Post
    Lui, I wonder if yours is the car that Mark phoned me about today, as my car was supposed to be booked in for tomorrow for some parts fitted, but as they ha vent arrived yet, he called asking if I would need my slot still as he was just about to strip a Supra completely.

    Also interesting to read about your oil usage, as I too use a lot of oil and mark originally thought oil rings, CW is adament (sp?) its valve stem seals........but interesting that you are getting a short block in , as that's what Mark suggested to me should my problems be oil rings......
    Well to cancel out all things i just wanted everything new & that way will cure all problems just did no want at this stage skipping anything & when all back & running still problems so at this stage just went for new everything
    When all work done hopefully will be like a brand new power transplant under the hood.
    Last edited by lui; 10-07-07 at 01:53.

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    Unlucky lui - are you considering a forged engine for when/if you go single?
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    well done mate she will be worth it when she is finished
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    Nice one Lui....for a moment I thoght you were going to do the work yourself and I was going to say hats off that will be an even nicer car once finished

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    AFAIK the Neo still features the same range of adjustment in the fueling, and this isn't going to be as useful as an e-manage.

    The nice thing about an e-manage is that it's hidden out of the way so no dashboard clutter...

    Its your choice, you're not going too mad with the injectors so you'll probably get fair results with the NEO.....but I'd rather have the e-manage.
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    Out of interest, something caused your det...

    Was the Apexi NEO already installed and "configured" by someone?

    I see you have an FSE Fuel Regulator. I'm delighted that you're replacing it with a proper FPR.

    I would suspect the NEO (incorrectly configured) or the FSE (prone to failure) are your most likely candidates for the cause. Unless the something else breaking up caused a hot spot (like the valve guide?)
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    A hot spot would only affect one cylinder I reckon. Nasty, nasty FSE gets my vote

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