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Re: Manny's SS1 1800 Ti

Post by manny » Sat Aug 13, 2016 5:58 pm

td99 wrote:You may find that you can rotate the inlet housing a little to gain clearance (with quite some leverage of course!) . It's only fixed to the central bearing housing (the bit with the water cooling) by a circlip on these turbos.
dude..that sounds scary!!!..but will have a go next week


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Post by CNHSS1 » Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:17 pm

You may be able to 'clock' the compressor housing by slackening all the bolts such as the one in the way, rotate the compressor housing so the offending bolt head is out of the way, fit the hard pipe banjo then rotate back. If it's merely the head of the bolt that the problem, using a washer and cap head (allen) bolt may cure it


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Post by manny » Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:42 am

CNHSS1 wrote:You may be able to 'clock' the compressor housing by slackening all the bolts such as the one in the way, rotate the compressor housing so the offending bolt head is out of the way, fit the hard pipe banjo then rotate back. If it's merely the head of the bolt that the problem, using a washer and cap head (allen) bolt may cure it

Good day,

yes- i did think of removing the bolt- fitting the banjo and then figure out a replacement for the waste gate bolt.
Will tackle it next weekend..
Thank you sir

Ta Manny


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Post by manny » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:19 pm

Good day all,

its been a while- but since i have i bought another Reliant - thought id better make some progress on this one.
So today was to trial fit the turbo, associated pipes and manifold ( without gaskets)- the cooling pipes went on well along with the oil feed and outlet- but my god the turbo mating to the manifold was not to be... i managed to to get three of the nuts on but the fourth- near the oil inlet pipe - it defeated me....so will tackle it next week.
I had to cut a 14mm ring spanner in half for one of the manifold bolts - the lower single at the rear of the engine.
But i think bolting the turbo pipes and turbo exhaust outlet first followed by the manifold was not the best sequence...
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Manifold first
Turbo exhaust
Then swear at the water\oil pipes...

to be continued..


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Post by manny » Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:26 pm

so..today was work on the Ti day.. after around three hours - i bolted the the turbo gubbins back together- no gaskets yet - my aim to get the car started and check for liquid leaks.

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the problem with the waste gate bolt- i was too scared to rotate the housing
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what is this plug for? on the nearside inner wing close to the coil..i probably unplugged it but cant recall..

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some wiring to repair..missing suspension bolt..oiled throttle body!
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what is the best method to clean up the TB? white spirit ( my preferred vinegar will probably eat the alloy!) - i assume the oil will no doubt be coated inside the whole of the TB runners etc...

i am hoping that once i have checked the oil, coolant, found a house for that grey plug above- i can turn the engine over- or do folks suggest hand turn....getting excited now!!!

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Manny
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Post by CNHSS1 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:47 pm

Distrib loom plugs into that grey plug iirc


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Post by manny » Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:23 pm

CNHSS1 wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:47 pm
Distrib loom plugs into that grey plug iirc

ahh yes thanks....i think it's the black wire running along the cam cover that i placed out the way :roll:


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Post by CNHSS1 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:00 pm

Yep it looks like the plug is by the lifting eye towards the rear of the head


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Post by manny » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:05 pm

Thank you CNHSS1...what would you recommend for the cleaning the EFI components...i have never dealt with injected engines to this depth..would carb cleaner and soda blasting be suitable?
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Post by manny » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:49 pm

Sorry CNHSS1!!1 - did not mean to refer to you as Corky :oops: have corrected the previous post...


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Post by CNHSS1 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:57 pm

Dunno whos more offended me or Corky :lol:

Personally I wouldn't bother, there will always be annoil.mist on internals, mainly from idling when the turbo seals aren't as fully pressurised as they could be, when giving it the beans it will disappear anyway.

If it's to make the outside of the engine loom prettier, I'm definitely not your guy, but Corky or one of the other Cheshire Polishing Brigade will be ;-)


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Post by manny » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:02 pm

CNHSS1 wrote:
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Dunno whos more offended me or Corky :lol:

Personally I wouldn't bother, there will always be annoil.mist on internals, mainly from idling when the turbo seals aren't as fully pressurised as they could be, when giving it the beans it will disappear anyway.

If it's to make the outside of the engine loom prettier, I'm definitely not your guy, but Corky or one of the other Cheshire Polishing Brigade will be ;-)
good man... "look prettier" :D ...have you seen my other cars!...okay will leave it as is ...thanks once again...going to fill the coolant in an hour or so - then use my battery charger to see if ECU\gauges etc show life!!...


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Post by CNHSS1 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:16 pm

Don't connect the charger without a battery fitted as the pulse from the charger may cause the ecu problems! Connect any old 12v car battery up, to the car, then attach the charger as Well, the battery will effectively smooth out any wayward pulses from the charger and safeguard the ecu :-)


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Post by manny » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:19 pm

CNHSS1 wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:16 pm
Don't connect the charger without a battery fitted as the pulse from the charger may cause the ecu problems! Connect any old 12v car battery up, to the car, then attach the charger as Well, the battery will effectively smooth out any wayward pulses from the charger and safeguard the ecu :-)

once again...massive thanks!!...i think i will post first and get a response before i have any more bright ideas!!..thank you :)


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Post by manny » Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:33 pm

Good day all,
so..back in the garage at 7am...

bolted the turbo oil outlet to the turbo, filled the cooling system, added 5L of fuel, changed the oil, detached the coil feed lead and attached battery( and charger)

turned to ignition point 1....clock came on.. Good
turned to ignition point 2......fuel pressurised ..... Good
turned to start posistion
oil spurting from the turbo.. :) cool
attached a make shift pipe to the oil\sump...

re-attached coil.....turned over...but did not start...i did get some back fire when i opened the TB butterfly-- so we do have fuel and spark..
will check the timing\valves tomorrow....

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