Limit is 0.08 The fiat coupe vt6 must be near that limit I have to wait up to 3 months as I asked fiat for a certificate of Conformity
Unfortunately the CoC will not give you that breakdown between NOx and HC figures. The requirement to do so only came in on the Euro 3 standard. Euro 1 and 2 lumped the HC and NOx in together, Coupes being Euro 2 vehicles I doubt you will ever find the info short of getting it tested yourself (which no doubt they would accept even if it met the standard!!)
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Absolutely Jim. Our new house has a smart meter and we've now become more aware of our energy spends. Nothing is left on standby except key appliances, dishwasher only used a couple of times per week, low energy clothes washes etc. I've calculated that our yearly savings will equate to 10 x tins of Scottish craft lager so a bit of a result
We are quite fortunate that the house is exclusively hot water under floor via LPG which in the current climate is cheap to run. The downside is my feet smell like the finest blue cheese ..
Quick update - garage checked the car and all good on suspension etc and my insurance company asked me how I intended to repair the bumper damage. Told them £350 for primed bumper and paint so they said crack on and case closed Goes down as a non-claim accident so retain my NCB.
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My daily a wee 1.0 litre Corsa has started to blow in the exhaust, luckily it wasn’t picked up at MOT time, it would’ve cost a fortune. It’s blowing slightly from the rear, so it’s either a new rear box or a repair to the connection pipe. Not a big job but weather is not playing the game at the moment, it will even wait until next year if need be, hopefully a break in the weather will come.
Just for interest, here is a photo of a steel workbench that I made.
Before I did any work on the car I needed some kind of workbench. I do still need to make some wood workbenches and storage shelving units. I decided that I steel one on wheels would be best to start with.
It has turned out to be great. I use it most days and it's been invaluable getting the car sorted as well as stuff around the house and garden. Being on lockable wheels has made it very versatile too.
The other cylinders are outputting close enough to 150 each so in theory we won't need to do much - our mate will no doubt take the opportunity to clean up anything he spots.
Cause? Difficult to say, but considering the scenario of its past (for the sake of those that can't be bothered to trawl through here, it was 13 years under a bush then 18 months in PJM's driveway until we
Originally Posted by Edinburgh
an apparently "famous fiat four" (thanks HiraethHuw )
took it on.
It had belonged to the couple's son until, we understand, he parked it up underneath this large bush in their garden and then detoured into a Porsche which his folks gave him
My feeling is he probably ragged it and pot 5 didn't take kindly to it.
Another eighteen months have passed and now that our project has been mercifully transferred to a lockup belonging to a friend of one of us amidst a tiny country hamlet, the opportunity to keep it dry and away from the elements has renewed enthusiasm, but more importantly the occasional Friday morning availability of yet another mate, a mobile mechanic, "G", has supplied us with the skills needed and the essential safety of moving the engine.
With the fortune of the only half-sunny morning in ages we turned up today hoping to get closer to our goal of diagnosing the cause of the half-power cylinder. Previous visits had gone a fair way with gradual dissembly, with parts bagged and marked; the head bolts had been loosened a quarter-turn too but the presence of G's ingenuity and 3-ton jack - he has owned a 16v coupé even - made short work of disconnecting everything else appropriate, and within 90 minutes off came the head
Of the three likely suspect problems, viz.
1. Leaky valve 2. Piston ring failure 3. Head gasket failure
no 3 was the least likely, it being a rare occurrence in coupés, and on removing the head it was immediately apparent from the dark patches around cylinder 5 that we were getting closer.
Filling pot 5 in the head with WD40, it almost immediately started to leak down and exit through the exhaust side. It was exciting and a great relief to think that the poor performance mystery over the years was hopefully now solved, the dismantling and proper view of the area revealing what is basically a straightforward mechanical fault.
G is taking away the head to attend to this along with general tlc, skimming etc. and new parts - head gasket set (including manifold gaskets and valve stem oil seals) and 12 "stretch" head bolts - being ordered.
We're now over 5 years into this project, surviving all sorts of setbacks - and then covid - but there is a glint in our eyes...
Sorry to hear it's not running right - I also made the mistake of going for forged pistons and standard rods - in the end I bent a rod, so had to go for forged rods anyway....
I also killed a set of forged pistons - they were well over 100,000 miles old and I ran 2 bar on race fuel and melted the rings into the ring lands
At that point, I rebuilt with Accralite pistons, with a slightly raised CR for better off-boost response
Why not just buy my car instead? You know it makes sense..... ;-)
Hi! You bent the factory connecting rod! What is the torque and horsepower? Which turbine is installed and what is the boost?
The standard rods are very good, but their capability is limited. Torque is what kills them. Anything above about 350 lb-ft is asking for trouble, depending on how it is delivered. I bent mine on a remapping session on a dyno - the mapper got the car to about 375 lb-ft. I asked him to reduce the torque, but the damage was already done. I was running a GT2871RS at about 1.6 bar
In my Fiat Coupe 20vt 466 hp 560 nm, gtx3071r boost 1.6 bar! The engine is standard! I think he's still alive because the boost is 1.6 bar at 4,500 thousand rpm.
Catching a 6am train from Colchester, I was able to get a lift from Joe at the other end and got to his unit at 10am before hopping in the Coupé for a trip over to Hereford to pick up a set of arch liners and water meth tank that had been left at the roll cage fitter unit some months before. After heading back to Joe’s we set about refitting the Aquamist tank and making the car fit for the long drive home. I’d also arranged to collect a few items from Joe’s parts department, highlights including a complete dash an undertray and a cup holder, as well as boxes of all the old parts that had been removed during recent works. After a couple of near starts and a false start, I was able to get underway and spent the next 4 hours in a mixture of stop start traffic or motorway speed driving, neither of which was much fun in a car full of loose rattling parts and no sound deadening. The final list of work carried out at this latest major milestone then:
Fix vibrating EGT probe port 20v Turbo late model front water rail coolant T piece FCSS custom 63mm stainless turbo to intercooler pipe FCSS custom 75mm stainless charge pipe NGK plugs (8s) Nylon gear selector base and 2x roller bearings Battery in the boot mod 2nd hand steering rack Power steering fluid Eye bolt mounts (for harness lap belts) welded to centre tunnel Protection applied underneath seat mounts and eye bolt mounts Replacement rear arch liners Replace failed Vibra Technics rear gearbox mount with ‘competition’ version Fit new 20vTurbo Facet thermostat (to address water temp gauge issue) New wishbones and drop links Supply new wishbone pinch bolts and ARB Nyloc nuts FCSS tank straps Re-wire dash lights Aquamist system refitted
Parts / consumables collected for later: Tin of Zinc spray (for roll cage welds) Undertray (and spares to reinforce after cutting it to fit) Rear brake bias spring New dash Millers CFS 10w60 oil 3D Printed cup holder New centre console (I have plans to modify two of these in order to move the head unit position. More to come later)
I can confirm that initial impressions of the steering feel and handling post roll cage are that incredible gains have been made. However, due to inclement weather conditions becoming the norm rather than the exception now, I have taken the car off the road already and started work on the interior in earnest. There's also the small matter of it sounding like a WW2 battle tank with no interior or sound deadening to speak of. The interior rennovation work has now started and will be complete well in time for the spring when it will be released back into the wild. More on the progress of this to follow...