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  1. Could it be from the oil pump itself? That would probably transit to the oil lines.
  2. Hi Alan, There is a top bleed on the main coolant rad. The chargecooler rad is a twin-pass feeding from the bottom, but there is no other bleed on that unit.
  3. Is the buzzing associated with a particular rev band or also present at idle?
  4. Sorting out the decals for GT1 #22. Looking forward to getting the paintwork done and matching up the new cf bodywork
  5. There are different BOV designs from Forge. Is it a piston or diaphragm version? They can be fitted with difference strength springs. I would recommend that you have them apart to check the seals and also which colour springs are fitted.
  6. Hmmmm sounds like those BOVs are not working. In comparison, this is a chargecooled car running 1.2 bar boost. IMG_0773.MOV
  7. I don't hear any BOVs.....😇
  8. As it has been said before, peak boost of 0.75 bar not high and the T25s are really small and responsive. Unless you are somehow addicted to the noise, you can probably remove the BOVs and still observe no detrimental effect on in-gear acceleration.
  9. Merry Christmas John. My membership had lapsed - back again now. The moulds are for the genuine GT1 arch set. This is the first part produced with the moulds in cf. More to follow:
  10. Moulds for the genuine GT1 bodykit are now produced and the first part has been taken. In the past, some folks expressed interest in the arch kits. If anyone is still interested in getting a set, please PM me and I will create a list and get some pricing. The parts would by default be in GRP. In carbon would of course be at extra cost. Thanks, Mike S
  11. Sorry for the misunderstanding. I would try to match the rod ends -> wastegate lever to ensure good response to capsule pressure changes.
  12. It should not make any practical difference, although it will allow moisture and potential muck into the spring housing.
  13. If anyone else would like the S350 high torque or any other standard or custom flash, please PM me.
  14. Nice to hear that you are satisfied
  15. Do you have access to another ECU so that you can discount that as an issue?
  16. It is a bit tricky, but easier than pulling out the whole engine/transmission. Did you have a chance to check the BE shells yet?
  17. It can only happen if you have a failure in the 4 securing bolts (2x front cover and 2x in the main bearing cap. These are basically at each end of the pipe, so if you lose one end, vibration will eventually take it's toll on the other end. That can sometimes happen if the bolts have been over torqued. Also it is not unheard of for the weld on the oil pickup pipe strainer fails. That does not automatically mean catastrophe, but means that the potential for loss of suction is present.
  18. I have two new geniune A918E0060F turbos available of you need them. I do not think that they are available anymore. If your turbos are no too bad, then you could probably get an aftermarket CHRA. PM me if you are need the new units. Mike S
  19. It is always difficult to tell when you cannot be sure if it is top-end (could be a failed tappet) or bottom-end (a rod bearing). As the others have already mentioned, running the engine further is only going to do potential further damaged. If you believe it's top-end, then you could be lucky and just need to replace one of the hydraulic tappets or one of the valve collets gone astray. That's a good place to start.
  20. I finally got some images of the cf steering cowl that I commissioned back in the Summer. The owner of the company and some of the workforce contracted covid. The parts should be heading back to me very soon.
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