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markturner1960
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is messy as I mentioned, but pretty safe to use on most things, although it does dull paint finish and will go through eventually, but its great getting gunge and caked on crap off, especially in those areas you cant reach into. Buts shedloads of fine white dust EVERYWHERE.....

Cunno, I took BaT platinum membership this year and have 25 track days booked, so this clean will probably have to last all year.....First one this weekend at donnington.....although not in the GT3...( I am using a Caterham for this season......The GT3 will be doing the italian trip this year though with BaT)
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, this looks amazing Mark! Did you manage to access everything in situ - if so the results are even more amazing!

I ‘was’ intending to share some pictures of my exhaust replacement, which has turned into a mini clean up. I’ve replaced the drop links, arb bushes and heat shields. I have also painted the cross-braces whilst generally cleaneing everything with degreaser, brushes and elbow work. I’m limited to what I can access under axle stands however

I was quite proud of my efforts until I read this ha!

Nice work Smile

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark, which soda blaster do you use dude?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, it was this blaster I purchased: http://www.millarsodablasting.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=64

Yes, it was all done in situ, which is easy using the blaster as it can get into all the nooks and crannies, although I imagine its not so easy with just axle stands......
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great!
Cheers Mark, will have a look at that.
I've got a lift too so it should make light work of getting things properly clean on the Turbo.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I couldn't see the original photos in the OP, but I've gone to the MSB link and it looks impressive.

However it looks like it remove the surface coating (e.g. paint) as well as contaminants. Is this correct, or is there a way you can moderate it so it takes off only the dirt/oil?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, it's pretty easy to regulate the flow rate and its also not really very fierce, so its no problem ....I did not damage one bit of paintwork on mine.....
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another useful product I use is 'ALTRANS'.

Product Description
ALT60W Deb Altrans Janitol 5L

Product Features
Powerful, dissolves rust stains, limescale and helps prevent corrosion
Contains a blend of phosphoric and citric acids for optimum performance
Improves the look of stainless steel surfaces
Can be used for cleaning concrete and descaling pressure washers
Easy rinsing formulation helps ensure no residue is left on the surface
Supplied in 5 litre.

It removes oxidisation in such an effective way from Aluminum and light rust form steel.

Put it pin with a paint brush and leave it or agitate it with either a brass brush depending on oxidisation.

Rinse off and your done.

For F***s sake don't get it in your eyes and wear gloves.

Brilliant stuff and saves years of hard work.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, so the old girl is up at Fearnsport, first drive of the year on a lovely sunny Saturday early morning, and I left her in Matt's capable hands......

Fast forward a week or so and the engine is out, while my soda blasting has made a lovely job of the underneath, not so much the upper side, which sheltered from the rinsing, has layers of caked on soda and dirt. Matt has his work cut out getting all the crap off......



























So enough of the nastiness and dirt, onwards to the result of the clean up........





















Apologies for the picture whoring, but I happen to think you cant get enough of pictures of a Mezger GT3 engine being worked on .......

All the hose connections are now welded, new hoses fitted, water pump replaced, new heat exchanger and oil temp sensor ( parts lifed and replaced for sense while engine out)

Decision time tomorrow as to which clutch and flywheel gets put back in....options are the lightweight single mass version and the 4.0 l RS clutch....or standard. also need to look at the LSD.....
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

markturner1960 wrote:
Matt has his work cut out getting all the crap off......


I saw you car yesterday Mark. Matt said that eye wash would be a line item on your invoice Floor
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gotta go for the pukka Lwfw and clutch surely Question
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, its "only" another £300 over standard I think for the clutch.....I am relying on what others say re the flywheel, not having driven a car so equipped, and that's another £650......Matt says it's better so I am sure it is, but wondered what others thought and if anyone has had back to back experience? How does it effect the driving experience etc?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the best mods you can do. There’s slightly more noise within the cabin but you quickly get used to it and it’s well worth it for the feel.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The more noise in the cabin the better for me!! Love listening to that engine doing its thing!!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sharpens up the throttle response due to reduction in inertia. It can sometimes cause a stall when coming to a stop at a T junction when the engine is warming up. The cabin noise only happens at tickover & low revs in gear so it's not really a problem.

I've had a LWFW in mine for 9 years. Wouldn't go back, especially on a track car.
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I have instructed Matt!
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