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    1. Thread: N/A aba....

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      its each to their own when it comes to motor...

      its each to their own when it comes to motor tuning;)
    2. get a 2.9 block for it while its apart:thumbup:

      get a 2.9 block for it while its apart:thumbup:
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      ^^^agreed

      ^^^agreed
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      good chance the cam timing is out. try a...

      good chance the cam timing is out. try a compression test first.
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      its pretty straight forward. do a google...

      its pretty straight forward. do a google search:thumbup:
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      my filters not that bad to do anyway. there's no...

      my filters not that bad to do anyway. there's no heat exchanger on it and no ac pipes near it. its just a bog standard manual window/non ac and non pas 1990 model.
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      now that would be a nice idea, especially at this...

      now that would be a nice idea, especially at this time of year. think modifying the filter would take a bit of thought though:confused:
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      maybe the valves in cylinder one are to tight in...

      maybe the valves in cylinder one are to tight in the guides. you can't rule things out without going through the proper test procedure.
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      yeah in my opinion there is way too much oil left...

      yeah in my opinion there is way too much oil left in the sump after draining from the plug. and the crap always tends to sink to the bottom and stay there even after an oil change:sly: I like to make...
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      could be a sticky valve. do a compression test...

      could be a sticky valve. do a compression test straight after the light comes on.
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      nice one:thumbup: I was going to suggest a...

      nice one:thumbup: I was going to suggest a 10/50-15/50 oil but be better sticking with the 5/40 now:)
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      yeah I done the first oil/filter change at 250...

      yeah I done the first oil/filter change at 250 miles. even took the sump off to clean it out properly. don't think the second change is as critical, but will be doing that between 1k-1500 miles....
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      its worth a shot. 4.7mm diameter should be...

      its worth a shot. 4.7mm diameter should be plenty. and the oil will get to the turbo quicker with it being a smaller pipe.
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      sorry, but I don't understand what you mean???

      sorry, but I don't understand what you mean???
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      what grade of oil are you using?

      what grade of oil are you using?
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      is it a mk2 or 3 fuel tank?

      is it a mk2 or 3 fuel tank?
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      nowt wrong with a decent 8v:)

      nowt wrong with a decent 8v:)
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      I guess it depends how close to "break in" the...

      I guess it depends how close to "break in" the engine is after it's been built. my engine build was a deglazed block with new rings fitted, so I thought I would err on the side of caution by using...
    19. always the best way while you're in there;)

      always the best way while you're in there;)
    20. Thread: 16v head bolts

      by garryt
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      i have used the same head bolts on an 8v 3 times....

      i have used the same head bolts on an 8v 3 times. no gasket issues to report. as for the rod bolts, I put a tiny centre punch mark on the nut and run it back to the same place when retightening. its...
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