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NissanSteves Fiat BravA 20v turbo, comments thread #1527860
01/03/2015 15:08
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Feel free to comment here.

Re: NissanSteves Fiat BravA 20v turbo, comments thread [Re: ] #1530356
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Nice going Steve, but... I think your engine is upside down!


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Re: NissanSteves Fiat BravA 20v turbo, comments thread [Re: ] #1530360
18/03/2015 11:51
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I thought there was something odd going on when I took the cam cover off and found just one very large camshaft with roddy things connected to it smile

Re: NissanSteves Fiat BravA 20v turbo, comments thread [Re: ] #1530368
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Re: NissanSteves Fiat BravA 20v turbo, project thread [Re: ] #1530400
18/03/2015 17:56
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Originally Posted By: nissansteve
Turned my attention to my coupe and removed the complete wiring looms, there's not one wire left in the car now.
I plan to get the engine into a position where it will run on a custom jig on the floor in the workshop.
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For now I'm just taping up excessive bits of loom till I work out what is essential and what's not.
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Meanwhile...
In other news I got my second engine back to the garage at home and got it on a temporary surface.
The 20vt is incredibly heavy even without a head on. Took some outside the box thinking to get it out the boot of the marea to where it is.
Luckily I have a nice RSJ in the garage roof and some straps and ratchets soon lifted it into position.
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hope you've got a good memory laugh

Re: NissanSteves Fiat BravA 20v turbo, project thread [Re: ] #1530405
18/03/2015 18:53
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Yeah about that........hmmm
I took the dash out over a week ago, I labelled absolutely nothing eek.
But I do have the full 88 page wiring manual so that will have to do.

Re: NissanSteves Fiat BravA 20v turbo, project thread [Re: ] #1531279
24/03/2015 22:02
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Interesting thread Steve, keep up the good work.

Re: NissanSteves Fiat BravA 20v turbo, project thread [Re: ] #1532162
30/03/2015 16:08
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Quote:
The battery is going in the boot, as will the engine bay fuses (to stay with the battery)
The OE power steering is going to be replaced with an electric pump from peugeot. Which will go in the boot too.

Wouldn't you be better moving the engine bay fuses inside the car, rather than running approx 5m worth of cable to the boot?
You also do realise that an electric power steering pump, still needs to connect to the steering rack to pump oil through it.

Something worth bearing in mind.


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Your car is Usain Bolt with wellies
Re: NissanSteves Fiat BravA 20v turbo, project thread [Re: ] #1532215
31/03/2015 02:26
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Yeah It's just that the fuses are inches away from the battery for a reason.
And yes I know about the hydraulics to the rack lol. It's something I've seen done on a few pug gti track cars.

Re: NissanSteves Fiat BravA 20v turbo, project thread [Re: ] #1532221
31/03/2015 06:30
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The main fuses are close to the battery to protect the car against fire; a fuse blows if there is a short circuit upstream to prevent the wires in the circuit overheating.

The closer they are to the battery, the less wire is unprotected, so usually a good idea.

Though on my kit, the battery is in the back but the fuses are in the front. Two 3/4 inch thick cables run fore and aft.. unfused, but very unlikely to be damaged unless something destroys the car to get to them.


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Re: NissanSteves Fiat BravA 20v turbo, project thread [Re: ] #1535836
29/04/2015 08:22
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The project's going the right way.

Well done.

How's the Marea going? There's a clip of the guy putting the 2.4 diesel in his Coupe and the engine does sound good.

Re: NissanSteves Fiat BravA 20v turbo, comments thread [Re: ] #1535945
29/04/2015 20:20
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Thanks, marea is going great smile
It's now wearing a coupe front roll bar and alloys, two new cv joints and bottom arms. I cleaned the mat, repaired a leaky inlet pipe, replaced the oe fuel line clips with new hose clips.
The biggest improvement came from binning the halfords floor mats and finding another inch of throttle travel, now it pulls like it was meant to. It did belch out the biggest cloud of black you ever saw but I guess it had not seen full power for so long.
It's cleared up nicely now and I've fitted an egr blanking plate which has eradicated smoke almost completely.

The handling is so much improved going from an 18mm front roll bar to the coupe 24mm job. The coupe wheels look awesome on it and also help the handling.
Just needs springs and dampers doing and perhaps a decent rear roll bar, but I'm so pleased with it now.
I think it needs a remap next and the inter cooler replacing with a coupe one instead of the stock double pass oe one.
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Re: NissanSteves Fiat BravA 20v turbo, project thread [Re: ] #1544253
09/07/2015 21:57
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Been a while since I was on the forum and was great to catch this thread. Love how you can do all this stuff. I'll be trying an oil and filter change this month and hope to expand my skills from there.

Re: NissanSteves Fiat BravA 20v turbo, project thread [Re: ] #1544272
10/07/2015 09:50
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Thanks Linton, I wish I had the balls to do your job. Some of us were born to shine and some of us were born to lay under fiats in a dark garage grazing knuckles and swearing at inanimate objects. smile


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