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    Quote Originally Posted by craigoodwood View Post
    so this is the 2.5 lpt engine?? youve not still got it kicking bout hve you??
    I have mate, but there is a problem with it. I did the head gasket and a week later it went again, possibly cracked liner, I have yet to autopsy it.
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    another enjoyable thread great stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangerous Dave View Post
    I have mate, but there is a problem with it. I did the head gasket and a week later it went again, possibly cracked liner, I have yet to autopsy it.
    i could be interested in it in the future if youve no other plans for it

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigoodwood View Post
    i could be interested in it in the future if youve no other plans for it
    I'll let you know mate
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    Look what turned up today

    3.25" ID MAF from a BMW, double the flow capacity of the standard Volvo MAF. Think Oblark has one too.



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    Looks interesting

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    So the weather has been crap and various other things have got in the way of progress.

    Over the last few weeks I've fitted all the intake piping, cabling and ancillaries in the engine bay along with making up and fitting the cable for the wideband.

    Today I filled the cooling system up, with then showed a couple of leaks. One was just a weak clamp but the other is at the firewall where the heater hoses go through. Looks like the one of the plastic connectors that pass through the firewall has cracked.

    So another item which needs sorting. I'll probably rip the connectors out and replace them with some hose as the standard setup is too complicated for just a quick release system (too many o-rings).

    Also have set the map up for the larger injectors that are fitted.
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    It lives!!!!!

    Fixed the coolant issue and filled the system, no leaks, yay. Put some petrol in it, stuck a battery on and it was ready.

    Turned it over a for a bit with the plugs out and the injectors disconnected to get some oil around it and then......



    Sorry for the faffing about I do in the video.

    So a bit noisy at first as the lifters were dry, but once oil pressure had come up then the noise died away. Left it idling a while, then stopped it, topped up the oil, water and steering fluids and restarted it.

    Left it to run for an hour whilst messing around with bits and bobs. All seems fine, drove it forward so even the clutch works

    Now to start on cleaning up the interior and getting all the unused parts out of the boot lol

    Oh and currently running the stock MAF.
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    It was MOT time today :-S



    It passed!!!

    Now to give it a good clean inside and take it for a run
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangerous Dave View Post
    It was MOT time today :-S



    It passed!!!

    Now to give it a good clean inside and take it for a run
    you'll be around for a cuppa soon then mate...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoleT-5R View Post
    you'll be around for a cuppa soon then mate...
    Funny you should say that as I'm heading your way next week

    I'll be packing my chip kit
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangerous Dave View Post
    Funny you should say that as I'm heading your way next week

    I'll be packing my chip kit
    we'll I'm off for 2 weeks and going no where, so if you wish to play volvo be my guest..

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    Had a little issue with the battery dying. Turns out the nut was missing off the back of the alternator which holds the power cable on (possibly because I forgot to put it on or it fell off because I didn't tighten it). For some reason the alternator was red hot and smoking :S

    Fortunately I had the alternator off the other engine and fitted that (a right PITA as the AC pump was in the way). No battery issues since

    And I fitted the propshaft with its new cv boot and fresh grease (as it was a bit skittish in 2wd mode)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangerous Dave View Post
    Had a little issue with the battery dying. Turns out the nut was missing off the back of the alternator which holds the power cable on (possibly because I forgot to put it on or it fell off because I didn't tighten it). For some reason the alternator was red hot and smoking :S

    Fortunately I had the alternator off the other engine and fitted that (a right PITA as the AC pump was in the way). No battery issues since

    And I fitted the propshaft with its new cv boot and fresh grease (as it was a bit skittish in 2wd mode)
    I had a similar issue on the olive after the engine was last out, didn't tighten the power connection nut on the alternator, which then in turn vibrated off and then found the car had no power left in it to continue the journey to shakey by the time we got to Telford, limped off the motorway and found the fault, so I pinched a nut from one of the strut top mounts to fix it, then a bump start and off she went again....I do love simple fixes..

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    Wow, been over a year since I updated this!

    As it turns out the alternator of the other engine was completely goosed, the com on the back was worn down to nothing so wasn't charging the battery. This I didn't find out until I bought a new battery which was very quickly drained and lit up the dash like a Christmas tree.

    Then in March it failed the MOT on a couple of minor things. I didn't get round to sorting these until the end of May but all is well now.

    Then with the recent heatwave I realised the air con was not working. A trip down to a local air con company sorted it. The guy said it was holding the pressure perfectly considering it's age. So now the weather has gone cooler I have my aircon working lol.

    Anyway these arrived in the post on Monday



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    Oooh an update

    Will there be supporting mods to go with the ostrich?
    19t, greens, 3" inlet, 3" downpipe with race cat, V70R catback, autotech map...

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    Cheers mate

    I've got a wideband sensor to fit too.
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    So I soldered all the wires onto the ecu and hot glued them to keep the vibrations from damaging them.

    The I tried to mount the ostrich but it just wouldn't fit in properly without fouling on the cable and I didn't like how it was just sitting inside the case without any anchorage.

    So I decided to remove the pcb from it's enclosure and sourced some standoffs and stainless countersunk screws to mount it inside the ecu case (needed to be countersunk to avoid fouling on the ecu locking mechanism). Also got some slightly longer to mount the pressure sensor too.

    All mounted, just need to wire up the sensor and put some thread lock on the screws to stop them coming apart.


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    The latest toy to bodge onto the 850.... an exhaust actuator from a 2017 Focus RS

    The tailpipe fell off the old exhaust (don't ask) and some tips off an RS just happened to be on ebay.

    So now I should be able to control the noise out the back using my arduino and a remote control.



    The technical bit for those that are interested. The actuator is controlled by a 100hz PWM signal and can be opened/closed by sending different duty cycles from about 10% to 90% and also any in between. The Arduino is connected to a MOSFET to control the 12V signal to the actuator.

    More to come
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangerous Dave View Post
    The latest toy to bodge onto the 850.... an exhaust actuator from a 2017 Focus RS

    The tailpipe fell off the old exhaust (don't ask) and some tips off an RS just happened to be on ebay.

    So now I should be able to control the noise out the back using my arduino and a remote control.



    The technical bit for those that are interested. The actuator is controlled by a 100hz PWM signal and can be opened/closed by sending different duty cycles from about 10% to 90% and also any in between. The Arduino is connected to a MOSFET to control the 12V signal to the actuator.

    More to come
    Very interesting. ..come on spill the beans I'm intrigued

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