Doing a bit of tidying up in the garage today, I had taken a spark plug out of the C4 engine for doing some work on measuring chamber volumes. I had thought when I took the plug out that it wasn't in very tight. On refitting it to the engine sure enough the threads are stripped. So it looks like the engine wont' be going back in until one of the heads has been off and this plug thread has been helicoiled. I'll check the others whilst I'm at it but hopefully only one head off for the job.
Alex Le Mans
Joined: 06 Mar 2014 Posts: 17054 Location: The Ribble Valley, Lancashire
I really don't like the idea of doing it in situ, you don't need much swarf to be in the cylinder to mess things up. I'd rather pull the head since the engine is out and it isn't a big job. Not like I need the engine back up and running in a couple of days by the looks of the bodywork.....
In the meantime, I've stripped both doors so that they can be painted. The plan is to run two standard doors for when not using the front cage, and have a pair of fibreglass lightweight doors ready for when the front cage is used and it is on the track. I have bought a pair of 986 Boxster doors to strip for the spare set of internals. This is what is involved in stripping a door. WARNING, if you don't want to strip a door this video is not for you.....
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