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481  Extreme Kits / Extreme ChitChat / Help please MR2 Turbo troubles on: May 09, 2015, 10:56:25 PM
I need advice please as I have had alittle troubles with Cerberus.
This afternoon I decided to take Cerberus out for a nice Saturday afternoon drive.
The sun was out so some poseing was required. I drove through Windsor, Maidenhead, cookham, Bourne end, Marlow and to finish off Henley. A nice big 40 mile round trip.
The car performed totally faultless.
On the way home I decided to join the M4 for a quick get home.
As I was coming down the slip road I decided to drop down a gear and floored it.
I took the revs right up to the red line.
Suddenly there was a real loud pop and I lost power.
The car was still driving smoothly but it was like my turbo had fallen off.
It now drives like a gutless 2 litre without the turbo. The engine sounds sweet. It's still very smooth. No smoke. And it starts and ticks over as normal. But there's no boost. None what so ever. No hissing nothing. It's like the turbo isn't there.
I have removed the inter cooler pipes to check for a burst pipe. There all ok.
I've checked the inter cooler itself for a leak. That's fine as well.
Checked the actuator pipes and there ok.
I've felt the turbo intake to make sure the turbo spins freely. It's fine.
I've taken a few photos as I was taking the inter cooler off.

Now I'm scratching my head on this one.
Any ideas???

482  Extreme Kits / Extreme Murcie / Re: Engine bay on: May 09, 2015, 10:36:59 PM
How did you get the Lambo lettering? 
483  Extreme Kits / Extreme Murcie / Engine bay on: May 09, 2015, 01:46:21 PM
Looki what I managed to pick up?
How I found it I have no idea. Talk about rare as rocking horse sh**.
I was looking around on Google at all the Photos. And I found this somewhere.
It's a replica engine top for the Murcielago V12.
I started emailing people all over the world and one replied somewhere in Romania I think.
The person had made a few but said he had one left at the bottom of his shed. I immediately made him a offer he couldn't refuse. Sent him money via PayPal and 2 weeks later here it is.
I'm well chuffed.
I've got the 2 rocker covers, 4 throttle bodies, spark leads cover and even the black sides to the throttle bodies.
It's bare glass fibre at the mo. But I will be getting it painted and have Lamborghini logos on the rocker covers and it should look like the last photo when fitted.  Shocked
484  Extreme Kits / Extreme Murcie / Mirrors removal. on: May 08, 2015, 07:42:15 PM
The mirrors are bonded to the doors on Cerberus does anybody know how to remove them?
They don't even fold in as there all in one. But they are electric adjusting.
I need to take them off to fit Cerberus in my single garage. It's going be tight with half an inch each side to spare.
Cerberus has a very fat arse  Shocked LOL
485  Extreme Kits / Extreme Murcie / Re: Cerberus here we go. on: May 07, 2015, 09:26:45 AM
Thankyou for your comments.
I must admit it was a difficult decision deciding between a DNA 5CUDO and this one. I picked this beast mostly because I myself feel that this MR2 has the edge on the cougar. It's a lot more powerful and it makes a hell of a lot more noise.
The selling factor for me was during my first test drive. We drove down the long Heathrow tunnel. Windows down and the owner told me to floor it.  The next few seconds was the deciding factor.
The way it pulled as the turbo spooled up and the noise it made me shout out
((((WOW I've got to get myself one of these)))) it was so loud other drivers were winding windows down to hear the beast roar.
I was so gob smacked that drive still makes me smile everytime I think about it now. I knew this car was the one.
But now I still can't beleave that I own it. It still hasn't sunk in yet. I own a Lamborghini Murcielago. My second faveroute car of all time. Ok I know it's a replica but to me it's my Lambo.
So on the way home driving back from London where did I go? Heathrow tunnel. To do it again LOL. It was the second time I drove her and it still blew me away.  Shocked

My plans for her are quite simple. I plan to keep the interior as it is because the quality of the workmanship is very nice. It just needs a good clean.
There's various bits and bobs that need repairing on the bodywork. A couple of small cracks. Stone chips marks etc. looks like a friend from chips away will be a regular visitor as I work around the car.  
The engine needs a good service. I'm defiantly going to get the cam belt changed etc etc.
Most of my attention will be on the electrics. It needs attention on the electrical system. I'm going to give it a partial rewire. A walk in the park for me as I'm a electrical engineer by trade.
I hope the weather will by dry this weekend as I'm eager to get cracking on her. Along with a trip to Halfords in it. Via the high street. LOL.
486  Extreme Kits / Extreme Murcie / Re: Cerberus here we go. on: May 06, 2015, 11:08:02 PM
Here's the interior. It's had a lot of work done inside. The dash is covered in suede leather with orange stitching.  The seats are in matching leather with the large centre arm rest. The headlining is suede leather as well. The seat belts are in the correct places. I guess the inside is quite old now so it needs a good clean.
The clocks are in orange with Lamborghini written on them. It's got a polished chrome gear knob and gate.
The steering wheel is a quick release Sparco wheel which is a great immobiliser. It's not going far without a steering wheel.

I'm going to bed now to have sweat dreams about it.

I will post my progress on this thread once I'm started. With loads of piccies.
487  Extreme Kits / Extreme Murcie / Cerberus here we go. on: May 06, 2015, 10:51:42 PM
Well today has probably been one of the best days of my life.
Today I collected my Cerberus. Yes I've done it. I've finally brought her.
I had to do a lot of homework on the car before I purchased it and nearly pulled out twice due to lack of knowledge.
My fault on that.  
Firstly I thought the car was a ringer but how wrong I was. There's a fake Lamborghini plate in the engine bay which I thought was the chassis number. It's not but it's one from a real Lambo.
I finally found the real chassis number hidden right back under the windscreen on the scuttle panel and it matches the V5. Thankyou to the persons who told me where to find it.
The engine number is also correct but it's a real pain to see it.
At the moment it's registered as a Orange MR2.  But I will one day register it correctly once the work is all done.
There's quite a few bugs that require attention but will get sorted during its rebuild. Things like: passenger window not working. Engine cover release cable snapped. Small things but lots of them.
I do love the interior. It's had a lot of money spent on it to get it upholstered to such a high standard. But it does need a good clean.
I haven't done a lot of miles in it yet but boy it's fast. No way is it a standard MR2. And that noise. Dam it's loud when I give it some welly.
There's no silencers on it. It goes straight from the turbo to the twin exit pipes.  Shocked
It's not a v12 but sounds more like a modified skyline or supra.
If you redline it standing still it pops and bangs throwing flames out the back.  Shocked
As you work your way up through the grave box she whistles chuffs and hisses at you like a angry dog
I never thought such a small engine can give so much power and noise.
I wonder what engine mods it has had. What would you need do to a MR2 Turbo to make it so extreme?
I have driven a standard MR2 turbo but Cerberus is something else. It would eat a standard one for breakfast lunch and dinner. LOL
It will bite you if you push it. I gave her a blast in 2nd gear and the rear end started to snake on a wet road  Grin.
Must have some serious torque to spin those road roller tires.
My only way to describe driving her is like walking a pit bull terrier. Looks friendly,cute band beautiful but it's got lot of bite and anger LOL.
so in between the rain showers today I managed to take some photos of her for you chaps.
I can't wait to get started on the rebuild.
I've blanked out the number plate as its a private plate that the seller wants to keep.
I'm going to put a private plate on it. With a few numbers on it and it will end with BYE  Shocked something like 666BYE.
perfect for such a vehicle as its a Cerberus hell hound.
I love the way when you flick a switch the huge rear air vents come up and flick another switch and the little rear spoiler right at the back pops up.
It's got a flashy stereo unit fitted but I haven't even switched it on yet. The exhaust sounds are music enough.
The imitation break discs front and back are massive and made from steel. They look the part and you can't tell if there real or not.
I love the rear tires. There as wide as a garden roller. I could use it to roll a few cricket pitches. LOL
I don't think there's anything I don't like about the car yet.  
488  Extreme Kits / Extreme Murcie / Club membership for insurance on: May 05, 2015, 09:37:59 PM
As I'm in the process of buying a extreme Murcie. One thing Adrian Flux insurance ask for is details and membership number of this extreme owners club.
It's part of the kit car insurance policy. To be a member of a owners club.
What does one need to do to get a official membership to this club and how to get the details to put on the insurance policy?

489  Off Topic / General Chitchat / How was stoneleigh? on: May 05, 2015, 05:53:08 PM
Unfortunatly I wasn't able to make it to stoneleigh this year due to work commitments.
Somebody told me that it was like Glastonbury. Really muddy and cars in the public car parking area were getting stuck.
Not sure about the show cars tho.
490  Extreme Kits / Extreme Murcie / Re: Another one bites the dust on: May 01, 2015, 10:19:47 PM
 I'm coming to the same conclusion. It's a lovely car but yes there's lots of problems with it. The main problem is that it's a Extreme Lamborghini Murcielago built from a Toyota MR2 Turbo. Firstly the engine is not the one on the log book. On the V5 it says 2.0I and the engine number is different. Looking deeper the chassis number is also incorrect. I'm still baffled how the owner got a fresh MOT on the car last week. If it's registered as a MR2 injection. Sounds like a hooki MOT to me. The only thing that's correct is the colour.
I'm not sure if it would be a investment or a grave yard.
Yes I'm going to stoneleigh Monday. Maybe there might be something there.
Many thanks
491  Extreme Kits / Extreme Murcie / Another one bites the dust on: May 01, 2015, 05:54:40 PM
It looks like I will have to pull out from purchasing the Extreme Lambo.
There are far to many hidden skeletons hidden in the closet for this one to risk.
Ok where do I start.
Firstly the V5 document. It's registered as a Toyota MR2 injection in Orange.
The colour is correct. It's orange.
But there's a MR2 turbo engine sitting in there.  Shocked and on the V5 it's an injection.
So the engine numbers are completely different.
Worse still. The chassis number is completely different as well.
On the V5. It's a completely different chassis number.
The owner does not have a single receipt on the car.
No history. Nothing.
When I dig deeper I dig up more skeletons.
So for 20k I get a orange Mr2 what ever you call it.
But how come it passed its MOT with flying colours. Sounds like a hooki MOT to me.
It passed its MOT as a orange registered MR2. According to my local test station it should have not even made it to the ramp.
So I'm running a mile of this one.

Anybody else got a Murci for sale.
I'm off to Stoneleigh to see what I can buy. Cash in my pocket LOL.  Shocked

What would you do when faced with these facts?  Buy or run?

492  Extreme Forums / Owners Chat / Extreme records on: May 01, 2015, 09:24:31 AM
Is there anybody at Extreme that can check there records for my Lambo by using its reg no.
I would like to get a copy of the original kit receipt sold to whoever built it plus any other history.
It would be nice to find out if it was a turn key by extreme or home built.
My Lambo has had a few owners since it was built so whoever built it is long gone off the V5.
I would like to get a build receipt ready for my IVA once I have rebuilt the car myself.
493  Extreme Kits / Extreme Murcie / Re: DVLA TROUBLE on: April 30, 2015, 04:55:52 PM
No worries really.
Fortunately I have spoken to Adrian flux insurance and they have confirmed that I can insure the car as a kit car.
I will have full cover regardless of what's on the V5.
I'm very glad about this as I need it insured sitting on my driveway and in my garage. What if it got nicked or decided to spontaneously combust in my garage.
I would have lost the whole lot.
My plans with the car is to get it home. Maybe take a few of the neighbours kids around the block for a quick ride in it. Then!
I'm going to gut it inside and out. Yes. Completely strip it down to the bare shell. Engine out. Everything.
I want to Completely rewire and rebuild whole car and slowely put everything back replacing parts with new parts as I go along to my specification.
At the moment the wiring is a complete mess things don't work. Some things do work. Loads of bugs.
When I've finished the car then will it go for a IVA. Because I know everything will be perfect.
I'm buying it as a project kit car and I will show my progress with the work.
Why am I so interested in is one? Firstly a Murcie is seriously rare. Secondly all the hard body work has been done.
So I just need to rebuild the rest of the car.
When finished. I will be a proud owner of a seriously beautiful Murcielago.
494  Extreme Kits / Extreme Murcie / Re: DVLA TROUBLE on: April 30, 2015, 05:46:50 AM
im really gutted that all this has cropped up.
I was hoping that it was straight forward.
Because it's incorrectly registered the car is also uninsurable as I've just found out.
No insurance company will insure a car that is registered as a MR2 but has a Lamborghini body.
You don't spend 20k on a car to have all these nightmares.
I might have to pull out of the purchase because if this.
I'm really gutted and I'm going to put my head down the toilet now.
495  Extreme Kits / Extreme Murcie / Re: DVLA TROUBLE on: April 29, 2015, 10:31:07 PM
Ok. Sounds straight forward.
I won't get it de registered yet as I need to move it about until I get some of the bugs sorted.
A couple of garages I need to get it to. Once I'm ready I will go for the IVA test.
Only local garages tho. Just down the road stuff.
If given a Q plate. Can you put a dateless private reg on it rather then having the Q of shame plate fitted.
A Q plate is like putting a cone coller on your dog. Cone of shame. 
Oh sorry to anybody who has a q plate. No offence. It's just my opinion.
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