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mike_sekinger

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  1. Either way, engine out?

     

    1. mike_sekinger

      mike_sekinger

      It would be an engine out for the rod bearings.

      But I would really suggest to drop the sump to confirm.

      If it is a tappet, then you can keep the engine in.

      One will be a lot cheaper to resolve.

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  2. Either way, engine out?

     

    1. mike_sekinger

      mike_sekinger

      Has he removed the sump to confirm the rod bearing failure?

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  3. Either way, engine out?

     

    1. mike_sekinger

      mike_sekinger

      No.  You don't need to remove the engine for the top-end check.  

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  4. I recall you mentioning somewhere you have or planning to get a sequential 6 speed that bolted up to the un1 bellhousing?

     

    1. mike_sekinger

      mike_sekinger

      Indeed.  That is still the route, but it will take a while.   My engine will not be built before mid- to late next year.

  5. hey Mike, v8 Camshaft question. I'm reassembling the engine and after a year I may have mixed up the Left side cams. 

    Mine dont have color markings white,blue,tan,green.   They are stamped B,A,C,D   

    I want to say that I mixed up B & A and should be A,B,C,D from Left exhaust to right Exhaust?

    1. mike_sekinger

      mike_sekinger

       

      Easy one:

      A - LH IN

      B- LH EX

      C- RH IN

      D- RH EX

      Good luck with the rebuild and ask if you have any other questions.

      Cheers,

      Mike S

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  6. Mike I have a question on the Cobra Alarm.

    Last time you taught me how to bypass & to start my Cobra alarm by putting pins at the end of the cobra alarm plug. I was able to start it, my question is -- by leaving the jumper is there a battery drain when the car is off?

    My other question, I had  time to check the Alarm fuses under the dash (yellow plugs) and the fuses are not blown. Why my  car won't start? Do you think I need the reset procedure using my emergency touch key?  Do you think my cobra alarm is dead?

    Thank you CHE

    1. mike_sekinger

      mike_sekinger

      Sorry for being so bad in answering.  There should be no drain because of the bypass.  I think that your immobiliser is dead

  7. Mike,

     

    Could you tell me please what was your final HP and TQ of your GT1 replica?

     

    Thanks

    John

    1. mike_sekinger

      mike_sekinger

      Anything over 700bhp is starting to get CRAZY.  Over 1000bhp is INSANE.

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  8. Mike,

     

    Could you tell me please what was your final HP and TQ of your GT1 replica?

     

    Thanks

    John

    1. mike_sekinger

      mike_sekinger

      If I had the car back, I would put one of my 500+ engines in it - that would add some drama.  If you've ever driven an Esprit with more than 500bhp, you will know what I mean :-)

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  9. Mike,

     

    Could you tell me please what was your final HP and TQ of your GT1 replica?

     

    Thanks

    John

    1. mike_sekinger

      mike_sekinger

      That is exactly what I mean.  When I had the car, we had the engine producing 430bhp with 0.8 bar boost - the chargecooling was just to create dependable power, not a big outpuit. After I sold the car, they remapped the M800 and squeezed 485 but made no further enhancement to the engine itself.  The engine has done very low miles  - less than 4000 since the engine refresh.

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  10. Mike,

     

    Could you tell me please what was your final HP and TQ of your GT1 replica?

     

    Thanks

    John

    1. mike_sekinger

      mike_sekinger

      Hi John,

      The GT1 replica is built around a completely standard engine/internals and fitted with hybrid turbos - last mapping with the Motec yielded 485bhp / 420lb/ft.

      The ex-5th gear car engine was built with forged pistons, ported cylinder head, special BE bearings and hybrid turbos. With a custom EFI calibration it made 508bhp / 436lb/ft.

      The asking price for the GT1 replica is excessive.  I sold the car in 2009 for 30K€ - he is asking 65K GBP.  It is a lovely car with some really nice features, but not worth 65K !

      Kind regards,

      Mike Sekinger

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