Progress on the 24v 'Leaf small engine dress

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moynesey
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Progress on the 24v 'Leaf small engine dress

Post by moynesey » Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:36 am

Hi all

Just a few pictures of the progress.

I stripped off the entire top of the engine injection rails, manifolds etc and clean them up/paint them, before refitting with all new gaskets etc.

Heres a few pictures one of the spark plug cover before and the engine as it is now.

Ian

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Post by alfisti-164 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:58 pm

That's a nice looking engine bay!

I did mine ones, but doesn't look this good!
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Post by moynesey » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:12 pm

Thanks, i have still got alot to clean up under there, including a quick mask off and respray the slam panel. Might take the coolant bottle out tonight and clean up.

Not bad considering it had stood outside not being used for 18 months until i got hold of it, best part was it even started with a jump start! Run perfect and with the new bearings in all the idlers and tensioners should be even better.
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Post by 164 TD » Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:30 pm

I love these kind of mid life upgrades, I cannot wait to lay the hand on my Q4.
I need to do the belts, polishing, some wiring, rear brakes and cleaning

The temperatures are almost writing two digits; time to do some work in my (unheated) workshop.

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Post by Ladin164QV » Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:07 am

Looking sharp in matt Image

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Post by alfa164superwebmaster » Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:26 pm

Good work!

Just do not forget to mount the timing belt covers back on, you do not want any small parts falling in there :-)

While your at it, I recommend to change the hose-clamps on the inlet (chrome) tubes with the original easy-click versions.
Looks better and prevents overtightening and cracking of rubber boots.

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Post by moynesey » Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:03 am

The timing belt covers are all replaced and i am just waiting for my redesigned aux belt idler pulleys to be completed so that i can fit the aux belt.

Then its an oil and oil filter change, followed by a new clutch slave cylinder and it will be on the road again.

I understand what you mean about the clamps but i think these are fair easier in the long run.
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Post by Fred164 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:56 pm

I understand what you mean about the clamps but i think these are fair easier in the long run.
Why? are you planning to remove those clamps every week? Image

But looks nice, matt-black paint Image
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Post by moynesey » Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:35 pm

I do have a habit of deciding to constantly dismantling things when i get bored!!!Image

Thanks all, looks like the matt black was a huge sucess.
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Post by moynesey » Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:43 pm

Right!

I found the clutch slave cylinder leaking the other day so thought i had better replace that with a new one.

A quick telephone call, new cylinder bought and 15 minutes later the clutch cylinder was replaced and bled but the pedal felt awful.

Take the cylinder off 3 times to check and measure and then investigated abit further. Found the hole on the clutch pedal for the clevis pin was twice the size it should be, so the pedal was moving a long way before it started to move the master cylinder. Removed the pedal, rewelded the hole over again and re drilled new holes in the new metal.

Pedal back together and now no play! Hooray, then thought i would remove the clutch damper. Got 3 out of 4 fittings out but the last one snapped, and yes it was the pipe i wanted to use to connect the inline to the cylinder!!!!! Image

Looks like i will be making a new braided line with new fittings this weekend but the pedal feel should be spot on once this is done!

It should then be ready to go back on the road Image
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Re: Progress on the 24v 'Leaf small engine dress

Post by fasani » Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:53 pm

Edit complete.
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