The signum number 3

evocarlos

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#1
had a mate message me about a signum forsale as a not drive able 2.2 direct 6speed 2007
went over and had a look at the car the engine started and was by far the noisiest ive ever hurd
limp mode and only firing on 3 that didnt stop me driving it back 20miles lol

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plugs show the problem
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oil filter was muffed
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and removing the squashed bug from the ecu socket stopped the elm code for the swirl flaps
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evocarlos

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#3
got to change the crank measured up today and its 48.02mm and its supposed to be 49.00mm cant make that up with a new shell and oil film lol

so ive been out and bought an engine crane so i can lift it out on the drive soon be back up and running going to do the rings and seals at the same time give the whole engine a freshen up
 

evocarlos

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#6
with the sump off and the head off (now at the machine shop getting skimmed) pulled the #1 piston :confused:
the extra play had let it go up enough to touch the head cracking the piston ring lands
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build the new hoist up this morning me and dad had some fun with the big kids meccano set lol
it was very useful for getting the engine out
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its right dirty in there going to take ages getting it all sorted
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evocarlos

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#7
heads back from skimming and acid dip even supplyed me with an elring yh gasket
now to strip the valves out and change the seals clean the valves and lap them in

crank came up just a little better after a wash in the tank
after and before
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block was left in the tank to soak over night its cleaner thats for sure :)
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bores have been honed surface cleaned just need to soak the bottom side then get all the little bits clean
 

evocarlos

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#9
finished alot of the cleaning today not bad for a 138k block
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no paint just bear alloy
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front took a bit more work but the sand blaster sorted it
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inside spotless new shells in
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dad got to work cleaning the engine bay if you compare the state of the gearbox in the pics above you can see how clean its come up
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much better :)
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sump clean had to do some sand blasting to get the furr off it
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lower cradle clean and new shells
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ive got all the bolts ready to clamp the cradle on cleaned them in the parts washer and wire brushed the heads
had to stop and come inside it went bitter cold and dark more tomorrow :)
 
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evocarlos

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#11
lower cradle with the 30 bolts with far to many torque steps..
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new rear crank seal
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balance chain installed after cleaning all the gunk out the tensioner
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nice crosshatch on all the bores
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new rings
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sump on
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flywheel on
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soon to get it back in the car and then strip the head for the new seals
 

evocarlos

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#14
amazing work! wish I had the time :( its a brand new engine! did it set your mate back a lot for parts and stuff?
not having a real job anymore gives me alot more time than im used to :)
i should of put i bought the car after my friend saw it forsale and messaged me to say it was online
so far its cost me head gasket, head bolts, piston rings, valve seals, crank seals, can of gunk foam, spark plugs, oil filter and a 5l tub of 5/30 everything else was off the shelf and scrubbing by hand lol
 
#15
nice! saw it on YouTube didn't I. one of these days im going to strip it all down like that.

on another note the oil filter squashing is easily done. I've done it myself before:facepalm:

I'll drop in if im coming over your way and you can show me how it's done! ;)
 

evocarlos

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#16
nice! saw it on YouTube didn't I. one of these days im going to strip it all down like that.

on another note the oil filter squashing is easily done. I've done it myself before:facepalm:

I'll drop in if im coming over your way and you can show me how it's done! ;)
it is on youtube :)
the filter is squished from being full of gunk and the oil pressure has collapsed it
lessons are now charged at an hourly rate lol
 

evocarlos

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#18
the final bits to the engine (Not)
chain on
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water and lube also this is just after priming the engine the oil is on the chain
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and it runs

all parts fitted
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no lights on the swirl flap error is gone and no more missfire on #1
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went for a quick spin and met an another car i once had :)
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couple of things to sort the hp fuel pump is leaking and the gearbox has floppy stick syndrome (£28) fix
 

evocarlos

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#19
high pressure fuel pump was leaking so stripped it down
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pressure relief needed a slot cut to remove the pig ring
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after cleaning new ATF oil inside
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some people drill holes in the pump just flip the pump and use vacuum to fill it simples the small syringes for making vape juice came in handy after all :)
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fuel pressure requested 5000kpa actual 5000kpa
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after a test drive it's now not leaking oil on top of the gearbox
 
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