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 Post subject: Re: The EF is sick . . . AGAIN!!!!!
Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:28 pm 
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Is there any strength differences in the blocks?

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:44 pm 
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Might look for an S1 xr8. S3 xr8's are probably expensive and rare and I want more than a 10kw increase . . . Would get a S3 if I found one at the right price and condition but I doubt it . . . Thanks for that info SWC . . .
And sorry braad someone else will have to answer that for ya :) but im fairly sure they are the same blocks . . . Don't quote me tho . . .
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Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:53 pm 
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None, they are all the same when i comes to the block, basically a late model roller block rated to about 500fwhp.

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 Post subject: Re: The EF is sick . . . AGAIN!!!!!
Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:57 pm 
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are the fans kicking in?

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:51 pm 
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Sure are mate :)
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Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:25 pm 
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i6_demon wrote:
Oh and I forgot to say I didn't take the thermo fans off but I had a quick feel of the radiator and it seemed quite cool so perhaps it is blocked - so along with all that my timing gasket is shot so f**k this s**t to f**k high heaven . . . Gimme an AU weezer . . . Lol


my best bet would be to pull the radiator out and take it to your local radiator joint and get it professionally flushed. your garden hose will never get it out

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:34 pm 
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Ill give it a shot but if that doesnt fix things it will be an excuse for a transplant :twisted:
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Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:49 pm 
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it may not help though. just cook your new engine

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:50 pm 
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If I were to do it I think id do the lot - engine, radiator, heater core, header tank, hoses, air intake ect . . .
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sounds expensive lol

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:54 pm 
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just buy a new radiator.
The fact the car is overheating while idling points towards a blocked radiator
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Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:57 pm 
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Thanks mate . . . But what about my timing chain cover gasket . . . does that nessarcerily need to be completly sealed? And if so why? I dont really want to have to do it coz it will be a pain in the a** - rather spend time on other things. If its not a nessecity for it to be completly sealed I wont worry about it and just get a new radiator but if it is ill just swap everything lol
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Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:59 pm 
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And yeah proably will be expensive wildeb but I dont want to let go of it and give up on it - everything Ive done to it and spent on it I cant just give up . . . its become a family member if you will lol
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Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:31 pm 
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If the gasket is leaking im afraid to say it will most likely need to be replaced.
You have to remember that coolant is thinner than water.
I would change the radiator first then re pressure test again
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Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:01 pm 
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Ah K yeah that sucks. May be a stupid question but why does it need to be sealed? Just to keep water and dirt out?
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