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30 minutes ago
Hello, I'm mrsjuliet williams of Queensland Australia i am widow suffering from cancer leukemia and
i have a short life to live. I have decided to entrust in your hand my inheritance for a charitable
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Technical Issues
1 hour ago
It could be detonation due to a failing injector, if it overheats the ring it'll drag down the cylinder as shown in your underside picture.
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Coupé Parts for Sale
2 hours ago
Thinking that prospective buyers might like to know what power you ran it at for the 10k miles and perhaps what you think it would engineered to take?
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Technical Issues
3 hours ago
Originally Posted by mli
b) loose pin (cyl#3) -> piston slap
. I can NOT feel any vertical play when pushing/pulling (any) rod from below...
. but I can tilt the piston(s) sideways ('quite a bit') perpendicular to pin axis...
(they move nicely along pin axis as they should)
. I can see a bit of scoring in cyl#3:
click to enlarge
. but I would have expected this was a 'broader area' at lowest end of cyl?


There is obvious heat colouring on the piston that corresponds with the scoring of the bore. That piston should come out to determine the cause. Broken ring is my call.
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Technical Issues
Yesterday at 23:17
Hi all

My contribution here havent been the best - sorry.
I hope you might still want to join thread anyway.
Old story of my sprint that has been standing still a lot due to this issue (luckily inside my moms big garage).

Short recap:
first I had engine halt after overheating (bad temp switch?) - which gave a blown head gasket (& head slightly bent).
Head was replaced (used) with new head gasket.

Issue:
Running ok w good power but the issue is a (metallic) clacking noise (Audio files above).

Observations:
Frequency of noise is corresponding to half engine RPM (determined from PC audio analysis).
Clacking is not present when warm and running above 1500rpm - Reappearing 2-3sec after returning to idle.
Audible but vauge when accelerating modestly.
Noise gets vague if cyl 3 ignition coil is disconnected.
Seems to come mostly from center (around cyl #3) at top end - but can be heard from below.
Oil pressure 1.9-2.0bar hot idle acc to dash gauge - 3bar at 1500rpm+.

...
Actions done:
Oil system cleaning - rechanging oil a couple of times afterwards (and filter).
All 20 valve tappets were disassembled, cleaned and oiled - all are hard now.
Compression test showed its fairly equal on all cyls (within ~5% variation).

Latest:
I removed the sump (d*** what a bitch - not least because of A/C piping :-/ )
And then removed rod caps & bearings - carefully noting position and orientation.
BTW: (plastic) bushing for oil dipstick was damaged - seems hard to get a new one...

...
Theories:

a) Bent rod (cyl#3) -> piston slap
. I guess there would be bad compression on the relevant cyl?

b) loose pin (cyl#3) -> piston slap
. I can NOT feel any vertical play when pushing/pulling (any) rod from below...
. but I can tilt the piston(s) sideways ('quite a bit') perpendicular to pin axis...
(they move nicely along pin axis as they should)
. I can see a bit of scoring in cyl#3:
click to enlarge
. but I would have expected this was a 'broader area' at lowest end of cyl?

c) Exhaust leak - eg from poorly assembled ex-manifold?
. I guess this wont change with temp? (nor dissappear with higher rpm?)

d) Bad (con) rod bearings?
. I dont think they look totally bad:
click to enlarge
although there are signs of dirt in oil + one withoil starvation? + one with strange 'middle wear'.
. Maybe one of them (eg cyl#3) could be smashed from water in chamber?
but I forgot to check vertical play of pistons before removing all rod bearings :-/

e) Bad main (crank) bearings
. ? - I have not taken these off yet...

f) Loose valvepin (cyl#3)? (lazy?) -> knocked by tappets (cam)
. maybe - I did not disassemble the head before mounting :-/
. but I guess this would NOT change with RPM/oil pressure?

g) Bad sparkplug (cyl#3) - giving unwanted detonation
. I guess this would NOT change with RPM/oil pressure?
. I do have carbon build up in cyl#3 - quite a bit compared to when head was changed
click to enlarge
click to enlarge

h) bad injector? giving unwanted detonation
. this would also affect power, idle etc?
. I guess this would NOT change with RPM/oil pressure?

i) a tappet that can tilt slightly in 'housing'-> clacking on sidewall when hit by cam
. I could try to exhange tappets btw cylinders...

Comments / suggestions welcome:-)
Thx M
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Coupé Related Chat
Yesterday at 22:28
I got confused by the video.... Assume it is in 3rd gear..



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Technical Issues
Yesterday at 22:20
Cheers, found it
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Technical Issues
Yesterday at 21:55
eBay item number 230676808926
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Technical Issues
Yesterday at 21:47
Anyone know where one might obtain one?

Not forthcoming on my internet trawl....
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Coupé Related Chat
Yesterday at 20:31
Cheers, onward and upwards.
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Coupé Related Chat
Yesterday at 19:12
No need to apologise, I thought you asked because you had been considering your own trip. Anyway that might give you some idea of costs and possible routes.

For the future I think a group coupe tour to Italy would be a great great adventure and certainly something I'd be up for.
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Handling
Yesterday at 18:15
I’m 5 bolts away from being able to tell you how good the new ones are lol
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Handling
Yesterday at 17:20
Originally Posted by Master_Mariner
Originally Posted by Countrycruising
New Toyo TR1's delivered today and I'm very impressed with the tread pattern, cam skills £68.75 each.






Joe,

Will you get the chance to feed back how they feel on a coupe compared to the older style - if you get the chance to take a car on a drive through your fave "test circuit"?

Looking on with interest!

MM



This one will be test driven before it goes back to its owner so I'll let you know Rob thumb
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Coupé Related Chat
Yesterday at 17:16
I feel I need to apologise to Rosso, at start of thread I thought the tour was a club tour and asked a couple of inappropriate questions. Now of course realise it’s a personal tour, apologies. Newbi error.
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Handling
Yesterday at 16:16
Sorry - and looking forward to your feedback comments Alan K,

The more feedback the better!
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Handling
Yesterday at 15:25
Originally Posted by Countrycruising
New Toyo TR1's delivered today and I'm very impressed with the tread pattern, cam skills £68.75 each.






Joe,

Will you get the chance to feed back how they feel on a coupe compared to the older style - if you get the chance to take a car on a drive through your fave "test circuit"?

Looking on with interest!

MM
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Handling
Yesterday at 14:32
Originally Posted by Countrycruising
New Toyo TR1's delivered today and I'm very impressed with the tread pattern, cam skills £68.75 each.




That is definitely a different tread pattern to the previous TR1, will be interested to find out how they perform.
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Styling
Yesterday at 13:27
Dark red Metallic (Code 180). Here's the chart to prove it:

https://carpaintcode.vernicispray.co.uk/4-en-276-32-fiat-coupe-red.jsp
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Technical Issues
Yesterday at 13:03
Will follow your advice - thanks again laugh
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Technical Issues
Yesterday at 12:54
Oil can leak from the cam cover gasket, run down onto the hose and eat it away, which looks to be the case with yours. So I'd replace with a good quality silicone hose and also consider replacing cam cover gasket.
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Technical Issues
Yesterday at 12:35
Thanks!
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Technical Issues
Yesterday at 12:17
Turbo to water rail hose, common failure.
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Technical Issues
Yesterday at 11:15
Coolant is leaking from this pipe, so much so that my actual Coolant box is completely empty!

Anyone know what this pipe is called so that I can get a replacement?

This is from a Fiat Coupe Plus btw.
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Handling
Yesterday at 02:29
I went for Michelin Pilot Sport 4 in 205/55-16 on mine. Standard springs, no rubbing even when pressing on. At least with only me in the car.
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Coupé Related Chat
Yesterday at 00:07
Should be okay this time the turbo coupe that we went in 2018 is now been replaced with an n/a so no squeal brakes now.

Oh yeh same elevation but definitely a more gradual incline from the south than when compared withthe approach from North. The approach from the south I think might have allowed me to take a more sweeping hairpin oh and the overall lack of traffic meant no 3 point turns.
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