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You do impressions now Phill? What talent...................:dancer:

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Good luck Phill. Looking forward to the updates 🤞👍🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

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3 hours ago, Type911 said:

You do impressions now Phill? What talent...................:dancer:

Ha, just got that, wasn't deliberate :lol::lol::lol:

Well I'm back, 190 miles to start the running in. First impressions? Quieter at motorway cruising speeds, engine temperature seems to be lower and oil pressure higher. Needs a tune up as was expected and the AIT sensor is not working so that needs fixing. All in all, happy. Tomorrow I shall give it a good inspection and see if there is any oil leaking out.

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38 minutes ago, Phill said:

Tomorrow I shall give it a good inspection and see if there is any oil leaking out.

Fingers crossed on those through bolts Phill 😗

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Managed 42 miles of semi-spirited, low rev, driving this morning - goodness me that's dull! 

Noticed a little bit of weepage overnight (from the car). Lower left valve cover and the case joint to the rear of the sump plate was wet and there were, perhaps 3 drops on the floor. Wiped it all down before drive and on return it still seems dry on the joint. Not fussed about the valve covers as they will be coming off again anyway.

Also noticed that my fuel pipes have been put back wrong so I will need to change them. Bit of a faff but not the end of the world.

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well why only 42 miles you should do non stop at least 500 really i guess way to many opinions to choose from...oh well? i would not really recommend what you are doing no good for the engine..........

Ivan

 

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27 minutes ago, proporsche said:

well why only 42 miles you should do non stop at least 500 really i guess way to many opinions to choose from...oh well? i would not really recommend what you are doing no good for the engine..........

Ivan

 

Ivan, you should come to England and try to do 500 miles non stop! That's probably about 12-15 hours. It took me 3 and a half just to do 190 yesterday on a quiet Saturday. I will do some longer stints but that will have to wait for next weekend. My main aim was to see if there were any oil leaks after what I saw from overnight.

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Sounds good Phill. Plough some good miles on it. Take it to quieter roads if you can and have a weekend of varied driving. The Welsh tourist board in me recommends Wales funnily enough.

What sort of warranty do D9 offer on the build? 

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I was thinking the same, 500 miles is some serious seat time and effort on our roads.  Certainly without sitting in traffic for a few hours.

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Phill in that case don`t drive it until you have the time,really ...i do understand the problem but this way your engine will not be strong enough...then again there should not be any oil leaks period...i did not read up on your build -you did it yourself or some shop?

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well?... come to Czech i arrange the hotel , I do the 1000 miles service,bring the oil and you will be all set;-)

 

Ivan

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if you did the engine yourself ,congrats on a good job done;-)

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51 minutes ago, Busybee said:

 

What sort of warranty do D9 offer on the build? 

2yrs

2 minutes ago, proporsche said:

if you did the engine yourself ,congrats on a good job done;-)

Didn't do it myself unfortunately.

Next weekend I plan to do a trip somewhere with wife. Will aim for 250 miles or so in a day but it won't be non stop. Will have to break for lunch and shopping for SWIMBO.

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Here speaks a man who has never driven in England and has unlimited time. The only alternative is to start off with a dyno run in to bed the rings and bores but you still need road miles with engine braking and loads to complete the job.

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hmm interesting and you see an oil leak can i see the...picture?

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1 hour ago, Phill said:

Ivan, you should come to England and try to do 500 miles non stop! That's probably about 12-15 hours. It took me 3 and a half just to do 190 yesterday on a quiet Saturday. I will do some longer stints but that will have to wait for next weekend. My main aim was to see if there were any oil leaks after what I saw from overnight.

Sadly Ivan this is so true....it's almost impossible to do heavy mileage on the right sort of roads in England; you're soon in a built up area trawling through traffic. And time is a problem - even in France I cheated and used the autoroute for the last 200 miles (I did still look to vary the revs).

Maybe you need to open a garage within 100 miles of Calais!

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21 hours ago, Phill said:

 

My engine builder was 250 miles away so I just drove home and back :lol:

Edited by GaryH

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Hi Bob.. i knew you would not be to far from here;-)

Yes i know now it is hard to put on the miles...but nice trip to Czech will do the trick;-)

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Didn't do it myself unfortunately.
Next weekend I plan to do a trip somewhere with wife. Will aim for 250 miles or so in a day but it won't be non stop. Will have to break for lunch and shopping for SWIMBO.
Sorry Phil. I've missed you're thread. Could have offered a pit stop en route as I'm 15 minutes from D9.
Hope everything goes well with the rebuild running in
Flappa2

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36 minutes ago, flappa2 said:

Sorry Phil. I've missed you're thread. Could have offered a pit stop en route as I'm 15 minutes from D9.
Hope everything goes well with the rebuild running in
Flappa2

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Thanks very much. Next time I will avail myself of your coffee ;)

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Glad you have your car back so soon and hope the leaks get resolved quickly. My last two engine builds at Redtek (no longer around) took 4 months each!  Both builds leaked oil actually but Nick sorted them quickly and then all was good.

Saw a £30K fresh engine build back at an indie workshop on Friday because of oil leaks. It had been sub-contracted to a very well respected engine specialist and the thing was dropping oil quite badly. Poor state of affairs when shelling out that kind of money.

Hope it feels stronger when you get chance to enjoy it properly.

Cheers

FF

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this, i do not understand???         if i rebuild engine it has no leak period...how come so often i read here oil leaks, after well respected rebuilder the engine has an oil leak????????

i am nobody, no shop, i just know it should not be leaking if the job is done right....

 

Ivan

Edited by proporsche

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57 minutes ago, fat fuchs said:

My last two engine builds at Redtek (no longer around) took 4 months each!  Both builds leaked oil actually but Nick sorted them quickly and then all was good.

Where were your leaks?

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oh yaa i forgot to mention ,i do know how to rebuild the 911 engine;-) you know where to find me;-)

 

Ivan

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11 minutes ago, Phill said:

Where were your leaks?

First engine leaked from the nose bearing so he had to split the cases again. 2nd engine leaked from the rocker covers. I agree with Ivan that the professional builders should ideally get these builds right first time. It's a pain to take the car back to the builder to get them corrected.

Your problems/leaks may well be minor Phill so I wouldn't worry until they have been inspected by your builder.

Cheers

FF

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