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Discussion in 'Cylinder Head/Block' started by vocky, September 22, 2017.
the Piper cams have quietened down after a few miles on the engine
I notice you've removed the mention of smoke when revved from above post - false alarm?
never that post what day was that
It seems the new piston rings were either the wrong ones or are faulty.
The oil scraper rings are 86.0mm fully extended, not ideal for a 86.0mm bore.
When compared to Saab B207 rings they are all smaller in diameter, damn annoying but hopefully the supplier is going to refund the additional costs involved.
What a pain, after all that great work.
new set of rings arrived today, I measured the oil rings and they are 86.6mm, so hopefully the issue will be resolved.The compression rings are the same outer diameter as the saab rings.
I am replacing the full set of rings, fitting another new set of genuine head bolts and a genuine z22se head gasket
finally finished the rebuilt engine today
it's much easier the second time around, you remember how to access the awkward bolts
just needs a sc now
I would love one but it's all about cash
Ive got the sc i just need the engine
Vocky any grp buys going on vx220 site for new saab engines?
there was earlier in the year, from Neo Bros in Essex.
i picked up a spare. makes 2 spare engines in the shed now and a spare sc kit
almost enough parts to build a 3rd Corsa z22se now in stock
Really great work.
Why use the b207 engine, and is the ECU remapped?
What is the expected output?
the B207 can be brought very cheap as a new unused engine.
It also has better valves, under piston oil squirters and other items better than the Z22SE
thanks, for the info.
Where I'm from, nothing is cheap
just got back alternator yesterday still doesn't fit the main cable will not reach so if I just run another one straight to battery and insulate the old one would that be ok
the alternator cable goes direct to the starter motor
use one of these, they are perfect http://www.halfords.com/workshop-to...rters/halfords-positive-battery-cable-60cm-24
cheers mate alternator going back to have terminal moved so it should go straight in without spacers haven't even put any miles on engine something seems to be dragging down the battery if I drive it it shuts off we start again drive for 3mins then shut off again p**sed