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 Post subject: Project EA Revival comes to a bitter end. hold up, it runs?!
Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:08 am 
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well, the time has come to bring my poor old EA back from the near-dead.

i bought it back on Friday, paying $400 for it.

After driving it to my mates house to use the pit, i proceeded to remove the old exhaust, which wasnt too hard really considering it was in 4 pieces :? the centre section pipe was just sitting in the muffler, so i yanked that out with ease :lol: and had to grind the muffler from the tail pipe cos some prat welded it in place :evil:

the rear tail pipe was easy to remove as it was broken in half at the rear resonator... :lol:

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so i put an old Lukey 2 1/2" system on it, sounds quite nice now, has a good crackle to it.

One thing that was mentioned to me by a mate.... was that the prev owner had one night done a 10 minute long snakie up a long straight gravel road, in 1st gear, holding it at about 5600rpm for the 10 minutes. when they stopped, they opened the bonnet and found the whole exhaust glowing red hot, and the head not too far behind it. surely this would have damaged the motor severely? theres no big-end noise or nothing though... it just wont rev past 3.5k rpm, and it backfires a hell of a lot.

next on the agenda:
- take the stupid diff lock out. should be doing that this week

- find out why it wont rev past 3.5k... and why it wont run at all on petrol.

- give it a f**king good clean, inside and out. previous owner worked at an abalone farm and its f**kin filthy inside, and it sat in the weather for 3 months covered in dirt and mud, after attempting to wash it at the carwash, i gave up. might soak it in truckwash overnight.

- get 2 new rear tyres, because the prev owner used it basically for a thrash/burnout car, hence why the motors f**ked.

- get a new console, as the one in it has busted around the shifter area.

- take all the little dents out of it. theyre freaking everywhere.



this is how it is at the moment next to the EL:

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the pic does it a lot of justice, believe me. see the shiny bit of ground under it? it had dumped all its coolant 30 seconds before that photo was taken :lol:

thats how it sits at the moment. i'll post up some more pics as this little project moves on.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:27 pm 
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it'll be good to see a almost destroyed EA get back on the road. I would have liked to do it to mine if i could have kept it. Unfortunately i think it now scrap metal

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:39 pm 
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Poor old girl. That exhaust was pretty f**k up.

Maybe just do a bbm conv? ;)

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:25 pm 
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Poor old girl. That exhaust was pretty f**k up.

Maybe just do a bbm conv? ;)


i cant be bothered haha, its CFI anyway, and on LPG, and wont run on petrol.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:39 pm 
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if it won't rev above 3500, I'd say the valve springs at the very least are rooted...

Time for another engine, its not worth spending $$$ resurrecting that one!

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:46 pm 
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if it won't rev above 3500, I'd say the valve springs at the very least are rooted...

Time for another engine, its not worth spending $$$ resurrecting that one!


i actually got it to rev above 3500 today.... i had to put my foot down cos i pulled out infront of someone by accident, it took 10 seconds to get from 3500 to 4500.... then surged like a c**t.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:12 pm 
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that engine sounds about as good as an over sized paper weight... :lol: eL or au engine it.... :wink: Has the making of a good before and after story...

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:44 am 
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heres a video of acceleration. it was flat to the floor from 25km/h, yes it was on a highway, and it was DOWNHILL lol. it actually revved above 3500rpm lol.

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Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:47 am 
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oh and hows my gearchanging sound? everyone reckons its s**t but i dont think its too bad LOL

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:09 am 
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That engine is f**k.

Mine wasn't even that bad with a blown headgasket, time for an AU engine methinks.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:34 am 
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is that on lpg or petrol when you did that video?

i would say its a lpg issue?
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Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:01 pm 
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That motor sounds severely ill to me. I think you have a lot work on your hands :) Still good on ya for taking it on.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:24 pm 
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is that on lpg or petrol when you did that video?

i would say its a lpg issue?


its on LPG. if i tried that on petrol, the moment it gets to 2000rpm all power will be gone and it will backfire something chronic.

it does stink of LPG a lot, and i only got 240km out of my last tank, so it might be a tuning issue.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:37 pm 
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heres an idling video. dont mind the exhaust leak, its cracked where it joins to the muffler due to a backfire lol.

and the temp gauge is off the scale, it only sat there for 5 minutes.

when the camera is pointed at the front tyre, what is that noise?

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its hard to say.
it sounds like the exhaust is leaking from everywhere?
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