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481  Extreme Kits / Extreme Murcie / Re: Cerberus here we go. on: May 17, 2015, 12:16:07 AM
I managed to take some compression tests on Cerberus today.
I don't know what the actual targets are for a MR2 Turbo.
Hopefully you can tell me.
My compression results were.
Cylinder 1= 140psi. 2= 145psi 3= 140psi 4= 145psi.
Are these tests to spec?
My compression tester is very old. I've had it since the late 70s but it does still work well.
482  Extreme Kits / Extreme ChitChat / Re: Help please MR2 Turbo troubles on: May 17, 2015, 12:14:08 AM
I managed to take some compression tests on Cerberus today.
I don't know what the actual targets are for a MR2 Turbo.
Hopefully you can tell me.
My compression results were.
Cylinder 1= 140psi. 2= 145psi 3= 140psi 4= 145psi.
Are these tests to spec?
My compression tester is very old. I've had it since the late 70s but it does still work well.
483  Extreme Kits / Extreme Murcie / Re: Cerberus here we go. on: May 17, 2015, 12:01:56 AM
I managed to get alittle work done on Cerberus today and the Sun was out.
I'm in the process of ripping out all the old wiring that has been fitted by its previous owners.
Returning it back to standard MR2 spec as much as possible.
I've really opened a can of worms by doing this strip down but it's urgently required.
Now through out my electrical career I've seen some bad wiring but I think the wiring in Cerberus is the worse I have ever seen.
It's amazing the car works at all and has not caught fire. Talk about twist and tape wires. No solider or heat shrink.
There's years of stereo changes, old alarms, under car lights. Etc etc.  every previous owner had there own ideas and its all aload of junk and it needs to go.
I'm not sure what's under the front bonnet in photo 2.. That white thing sticking up looks like a washer bottle. Hopefully you can enlighten me.
I have no idea why anybody would screw a fuse panel to a washer bottle.
Hopefully I can work out what's what and get it all sorted out. I've got my work cut out for sure.
A few piccies of the wiring mess that lurks under the covers.


484  Extreme Kits / Extreme ChitChat / Re: Help please MR2 Turbo troubles on: May 14, 2015, 10:03:30 PM
Well I had fun today. I mush have phoned 20 turbo companies to source a replacement turbo.
It's amazing how many company's told me that they won't touch this turbo.  Can't imagine why. It's only a Toyota.
Anyway the best and most sensible option is to send my broken turbo away for reconditioning.
Prices range between £400 - £500.
At least they told me that the turbo shaft was made of ceramic which is why it failed. When they recon my turbo they will fit a steel shaft.
I think the funniest quote I got as from my local Toyota main dealer.
Photo of the new turbo quote below.
Somebody's sniffing glue. LOL

485  Extreme Kits / Extreme Murcie / Re: Cerberus here we go. on: May 13, 2015, 09:31:58 PM
The one thing about any kit car is everybody does there car up to sell it. It sort of drives me crazy.
Why would you spend all your time and money for somebody else to enjoy.
You never make your money back so why do it.
I myself have loved Lamborghinis since birth. Posters of them on my bedroom walls right through my life.
But now I own one.  Yea ok it's a replica. Who cares. It's still my Lamborghini.
I will never sell it ever. The only time it gets sold is if I'm 6ft under.

486  Extreme Kits / Extreme Murcie / Re: Cerberus here we go. on: May 13, 2015, 07:25:07 PM
Well it's off the road now. Now turbo as its in bits. No seats etc. so it's not going anywhere for a while.
I know where the leaks are. The door seals. Or lack of them more like. If you run the hose down them the water pours in  Shocked. Time for some new rubbers.
I'm going for a full service to include a cam belt. Lots of cleaning up to do. I'm going through the whole car. If there's anything I'm not happy with I'm going to change it.
What I need is a reliable car. If I want to drive it to Brighton and not worry about a break down.
The Previous owner ran out of money hence why it's wet and broken. I'm going to change that.

487  Extreme Kits / Extreme Murcie / Re: Cerberus here we go. on: May 13, 2015, 06:08:15 PM
Before I started to strip down the turbo I decided to start stripping out the floor of the interior.
I'm glad I did because under the mats it was a swimming pool.
The sound deadening was saturated with water. Uuurrrccckkk.
The passenger seat was well fitted. It was held in place by one bolt. LOL Shocked
I'm going to refit new sound deadening and wash the carpets and mats.  
Piccies so far.

488  Extreme Kits / Extreme Murcie / Re: Cerberus here we go. on: May 13, 2015, 06:02:34 PM
Well I have had time today to strip down the engine to find out what's going on.
I've found the fault .  Shocked
On the MR2 owners club forum I had a few replies to this problem and one of the mentioned the that shaft between the compressed and exhaust turbines in the turbo had snapped.
This gave me the idea that I need to strip it down.
So after a few hours taking the car apart I was amazed by my findings.
The exhaust turbine has completely gone. It's been blown apart. Oblitrated completely.
There just isn't any turbine left in there.
You can see a flat area where the turbine joined to the shaft and that rotates as you spin the compressor wheel.
I did find abit of turbine in the exhaust. The rest must be on the motorway when it went bang.
I'm amazed that this can happen with such force but when you consider the speeds that the turbine spin at.
Time to buy a new turbo.
I've attached a few photos of my findings
489  Extreme Kits / Extreme ChitChat / Re: Help please MR2 Turbo troubles on: May 13, 2015, 05:57:54 PM
Well I have had time today to strip down the engine to find out what's going on.
I've found the fault  Shocked
On the MR2 owners club forum I had a few replies to this problem and one of the mentioned the that shaft between the compressed and exhaust turbines in the turbo had snapped.
This gave me the idea that I need to strip it down.
So after a few hours taking the car apart I was amazed by my findings.
The exhaust turbine has completely gone. It's been blown apart. Oblitrated completely.
There just isn't any turbine left in there.
You can see a flat area where the turbine joined to the shaft and that rotates as you spin the compressor wheel.
I did find abit of turbine in the exhaust. The rest must be on the motorway when it went bang.
I'm amazed that this can happen with such force but when you consider the speeds that the turbine spin at.
Time to buy a new turbo.
I've attached a few photos of my findings
490  Extreme Kits / Extreme Murcie / Re: Engine bay on: May 11, 2015, 10:27:56 PM
That would be totally awesome.
491  Extreme Kits / Extreme ChitChat / Re: Help please MR2 Turbo troubles on: May 10, 2015, 08:11:24 PM
This is the sound I would like to achieve.
Ok it's a long shot but it's just an idea. (A real Cerberus)  Shocked
Turn up volume. LOL

492  Extreme Kits / Extreme Murcie / Re: Cerberus here we go. on: May 10, 2015, 06:59:31 PM
Hi Tony.
Thankyou for your comment.
Yes your right about the modifications.
I defently don't want to touch anything behind the seats to include the firewall.
All the back of the interior is covered in leather and it's got a tiny little window.
It's been really nicely done and would be a shame to change any of it. So I'm leaving well alone.
From what I have read today for others either a rebuilt 2.0 turbo engine or a V6 is the way forward.
The V6 would sound awesome with straight through pipes and with the pipes being so short. It would wake the dead.
But a rebuilt modified turbo engine would also wake the dead.
When I come to the decision either will be a good choice at the end of the day.
What's most important is when people hear you coming the effect must leave the impression that they have just seen and heard a Lambo go past.
I can't let the side down. LOL.
493  Extreme Kits / Extreme ChitChat / Re: Help please MR2 Turbo troubles on: May 10, 2015, 02:57:48 PM
That's a good point.
I'm not to worried about the brakes as the MR2 ones are a good spec. But I know what you mean about the spacers. The torque will twist the spacers like ringing a wet flannel. I would need to go for split rim wheels so that the hub fits directly to the disc to take the torque. Split rim wheels are on the list.
I'm actually not interested in massive bhp and speed. If I was I would had brought a BMW M3. That's not what owning a replica is about. But to have a real V12 in there gives the ultimate appeal and sound.
I wouldn't dream taking it over 80mph. I'm not a lunatic. As you sit so close to the floor 60mph feels like 100 anyway.  
The car looks like it will do 200mph plus. That's all that matters. Looks and sound.

Alittle story. I used to be involved in stage effects and I built a burn out effect kit for my old Sierra cosworth back then. I could do some amazing burn outs without even spinning my wheels.
How? Firstly the sound. A cosworth hitting the rev limiter is loud enough.  Then the effect. In the boot I had 2 high power stage effect smoke machines piped into the wheel arches. Now I know your thinking about those rubbish ones you can buy in Maplin. Err no I'm talking about the big professional ones. When I pressed the smoke dump button you couldn't see a thing as there was so much smoke. I used to get massive cheers at the cruises.  Ever seen a burnout where the smoke stinks of strawberry.  I tried every flavour. Neutral was best.


494  Extreme Kits / Extreme ChitChat / Re: Help please MR2 Turbo troubles on: May 10, 2015, 02:19:37 PM
Hi.
Yes the car does stink of petrol when you Rev it. It did when I first picked it up. Unfortunatly my lack of knowledge of engines made me assume that it was just very rich due to the high power tuning.
Now the oil light stays on. It does run and tick over but the turbo does nothing. You used to hear the turbo when reving.
One thing I do know is that the engine has been well fiddled with.
I'm not to worried as I am starting the major strip this week. Engine coming out and goes back in later in the summer. I have not yet decided yet what engine goes back. I would love a v12 but might have to settle for a v6 or v8.
As I brought is as a project I've got some wild ideas lol.
I'm treating the car like a old house project. Best thing is to gut it and start again.
495  Extreme Kits / Extreme ChitChat / Re: Help please MR2 Turbo troubles on: May 10, 2015, 12:52:42 PM

I think it's terminal.
Oil light won't go out this morning.v Cry Cry Cry Cry

Looks live I've blown it up. Oh well.
Time to source a new engine.
I've been reading about a Woodsport V6 conversion. 
Might get rid of the 2 litre junk. I had a feeling that the turbo would be a pain. I've never like turbos because of this.
Looks like Woodsport are trying a V12. Now that really interests me.   Shocked

http://www.woodsport.org/joomla/
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