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  1. Your compression figures are horrific, no real need to test it any further.
  2. Nice truck, love a 109 pick up. I expect it would be a lot quieter with a proper air box on it as well.
  3. I'd still be putting the engine on the floor.
  4. I think they are around 350kg. Personally I wouldn't trust that bench, 500kg will be static load, not humping an engine about. The chipboard will deform if under a constant load as well. Cover it with 3mm steel and fix securely to the wall and then maybe If you want to rebuild an engine, buy an engine stand
  5. If it happened after brake swap, then it is possible you have a warped disc and a sticking caliper. The wheel judder is as a result of the pads grabbing the disc every rotation. The fact you mention having to remove the caliper to get the pistons back in tells you that, they were seized.
  6. I opened an engine up once, and found similar, except it was one of the butterfly screws embedded in the top of no4 piston.
  7. I'm fairly certain I have an 8mm socket rattling around in one of the sumps of my V8s...
  8. Yeah as above, Jack under the axle end to get it in, lever bars and a podger(the pointy piece of steel to line up holes) are great too.
  9. A ratchet strap or two are your friend on this one, and remove only one at a time if possible. Chassis end first, then wriggle it in place with the ratchet strap and a big hammer.
  10. Ironically the F1 had a BMW engine in it, then later they tied up with Mercedes to make the SLR.... I prefer the F1, beautiful car, but for a new one, the Senna is something else.
  11. Yes those electric turbo's should be termed superchargers, just like the centrifugal superchargers put there. There's no turbine, so no 'turbo' part to them. The McLaren F1 was normally aspirated, suspect you may mean the McLaren Mercedes, which was supercharged, and yes, they do take a lot of oomph to run, so in effect a 500hp supercharged engine with a supercharger taking 100hp to run it will be producing 600hp at the crank..... Some modern cars ( I forget which for examples) do run electric superchargers to fill in the boost gaps before the engine picks up speed/while the turbo is spooling. F1 engine have the electric motor driving the turbo turbine spindle, so that really is an electric turbo, and it also harvests electrical energy from the turbo by slowing the turbine with the electric motor instead of using a waste gate to control boost. All very clever but you never want it to go wrong.
  12. You have two plugs not firing and the other pig rich. Check your coil packs for spark and wiring to them.
  13. Looks great, be impressed if you got away with charging, at cost, less than £100, if you included your labour at even a modest rate. Is one of those ali rings where you got your stalk clamp for your 109 from?!
  14. The S is just for the copper core plug, likely make no difference at all.
  15. Cheers @Peaklander, cut my own teeth on 6502 assembler and even machine code for a while, now quite heavily into Web stuff, like you though, arduino has passed me by.
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