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Old 27-03-2015, 22:15   #1 (permalink)
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New build 1.8 vvc

Hi all. Just starting a vvc build. Started stripping engine. Cam ladder and cams out from a mgf. Do I need to check crank end float before taking head off? Was wondering what cranks people use. Is the standard crank good? My plan is to retain vvc and mems 3 and standard injection (don't know if you can upgrade injectors?). This is to keep costs sensible. I am thinking that headwork is the way to increase power but am not sure about crank con rods pistons etc. Any advice or thoughts welcome.
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Old 28-03-2015, 08:53   #2 (permalink)
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If you are keeping the VVC units there is no need for for uprated cranks etc best bet is just to have it all balanced a lot of people say to use a piper exhaust cam tho. End float can be checked either way does matter. I'm doing same as you but running on throttle bodies and Emerald K6 ecu hoping to be finished, mapped and ready for a track day next month. Have a look at my build thread might help you a bit
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Will do thanks. I have to retain the original fuelling on mine due to road rally regs. Where will I find your build thread?
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Ah its okay think I've found some of your posts.
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Will do thanks. I have to retain the original fuelling on mine due to road rally regs. Where will I find your build thread?
Sounds good mate if you can run a fuel pressure regulator 5bar gives best spray pattern. Do you have a build thread?
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No. But have been taking lots of pics. Don't use forums much. Will have to get to grips with it and start a thread. Engine is nearly stripped. Going for cleaning on Tuesday.
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Hope you have a better run than I did everything on my engine was about f**ked ended up costing a bomb to sort out but I have gone for the good parts on the cheap rubbish from Ebay ect so hopefully get a few track sessions out of it before needs anymore work
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