Grand Turismo - Aussie ST185 - track day found the weakness

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Postby redGT4 » Sat Sep 26, 2009 7:44 am

:cry: :cry: :cry:

trying to get my oil cooler off for a service, did it budge hell no did my extension bar twist and slip and send my hand into a manifold stud yes. Luckily i was wearing my gloves with knuckle protection because i've only got mad bruising under my little finger knuckle and not penetration. Still i thought i had broken a bone.

1. Taking that bar back for a refund.
2. No working on the car till i can grip properly. :cry:
3. Still have to service the cooler. :doh:

Oh well, shit happens.
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Postby aus jd 2703 » Sun Sep 27, 2009 12:38 pm

u wear gloves? hmm soft or smart im not real sure lol :D
na man it wont be the last trust me. howd u go with the main turbo bolt? the one under neath and round the back?
that was the bane of my existence and also led to a nice set of sidchrome tools for Christmas lol (broke all dads 14mm spanners so he bought me my own)
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Postby redGT4 » Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:26 am

Soft or Smart? about a 50/50 mix i reckon. I work in hospital so with patient contact i have to wash my hands about thirty times a day plus barrier creams and antiseptic gel. After ten years of that i have soft hands :(. I was wearing Sidchrome gloves actually from Sprint Auto, recommended!

All my turbo bolts came off easily, i didn't have many probs, a uni knuckle, breaker bar and freeze spray and some deep sockets (i just bought individualy from Total Tools Industrial (i can't recommend them enough. Great service at lonsdale, adelaide) work wonders. I either put the nuts back on or in sandwich bags and label em.
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Postby redGT4 » Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:40 am

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Postby aus jd 2703 » Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:28 am

love the first aid kit
what gauges did u get?
also what adapters for the oil filter relocation?
ive heard good things bout turbo smart gear so that dual stage boost control should be sweet
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Postby redGT4 » Wed Sep 30, 2009 1:33 am

Autometer guages, the oil kit is Perma-Cool universal single filter. Fits perfectly. Grab thread tape when you get it as well. The hoses that came with are too short to where i want to fit it (next to trans cooler). The turbosmart controller i'm going to fit on the charcoal cylinder bracket. Black and blends in away from prying eyes. The old central locking switch on the dash will be used to switch between fun and more fun.
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Postby aus jd 2703 » Wed Sep 30, 2009 1:58 am

haha i can tell their auto metre but did ya get oil boost water temp what?
luck bastard im still getting parts together for the motor lol. fully forged for extra fun :D
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Postby redGT4 » Thu Oct 01, 2009 2:19 pm

:doh: sorry water temp, boost and volts; oil temp gauge i'm still to buy.

so your looking for something like this:

http://www.lewisengines.com.au/prod28.htm

I'm not trying to spend to much on the engine, as i want a new interior in the car. As well i'm looking to start my own business next year (IT - databases) and a mortgage, so moneys tight.
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Postby aus jd 2703 » Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:38 pm

yeh but cheaper :P
i can get eagle rods and wiseco pistons landed for $950aus and mate reckons $600 to machine and nitride the crank.plus boring and honing ill have my bullet proof bottom end. head is still in the air could go full blown 1mm ova ferrea gear or may stay stock.
i never got to drive me gt four bought it not running and decided i wanna go big and be different so decided to do a killer rebuild
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Postby redGT4 » Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:54 am

De-greasing De-greasing De-greasing.

:( not much fun.
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Postby aus jd 2703 » Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:58 am

buy it in bulk 5l from repco and use a dish brush or toilet brush and a high pressure hose helps. but yeh it sucks at best
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Postby redGT4 » Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:11 am

Hit it right on the money there. Dish brush and lots of degreaser from repco - great minds think alike! I use a little gardeners pressure sprayer to get it on. Nice clean under body hidden away. Its the little things that count :)

Good news too - noticed a local workshops ad in the paper - awd chassis dyno, about ten minutes walk from my house - :D

Now its time to put shit together. Today the Oil cooler went on, manifold is back on; tomorrow will be more degreasing though :(
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Postby MWP » Sun Oct 11, 2009 2:10 am

I installed the exact same dump pipe a few weeks ago.
Quite a well made item for an ebay cheapie.

I heat wrapped and hi-temp painted mine as well:

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Postby MWP » Sun Oct 11, 2009 2:11 am

aus jd 2703 wrote:buy it in bulk 5l from repco and use a dish brush or toilet brush and a high pressure hose helps. but yeh it sucks at best


Using it in a high-pressure paint spray gun works well too.
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Postby redGT4 » Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:28 am

took my oil and coolant lines for the turb to be acid cleaned, from thickly coated with oil and dirt and crap after 19 years to pristine. 10 bucks well spent.

f**k! the simplest things always go wrong....now i know why people still stick to carbie v8's. much simpler to work on...
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