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MPETT

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856 posts

93 months

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Wednesday 19th September 2012 quote quote all
I asked Dom the same question. His answer was that this was not necessary. As per the changes he's made to the design of the head, he's fairly tight lipped about them, so I can't comment. Suffice to say he's using correctly spec'd cams and followers materials. In fact he uses correctly spec'd materials everywhere. (See the crank end float earlier in this thread: Turns out it was from an Indian supplier)

At the end of the day, I could have worried about all the details and what maerials are used where, but then I thought.....there is a 100k warranty. Dom's obviously 100% confident that the engine is solid and reliable. Then I thought, who else offers those power figures with that level of confidence/backed up by a warranty? (and at a fixed/upfront publicised price).... It was a no brainer!

Zippee

10,170 posts

121 months

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Wednesday 19th September 2012 quote quote all
MPETT said:
At the end of the day, I could have worried about all the details and what maerials are used where, but then I thought.....there is a 100k warranty. Dom's obviously 100% confident that the engine is solid and reliable. Then I thought, who else offers those power figures with that level of confidence/backed up by a warranty? (and at a fixed/upfront publicised price).... It was a no brainer!
They were pretty much the exact thoughts that went through my head when I had mine done.
You'll notice the difference straight away, I really thought the running in period would be tedious but the low torque still allowed plenty of fun and I managed the 1k in 4 weeks (not bad for a Saturday only toy)

sidpinup

988 posts

142 months

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Wednesday 19th September 2012 quote quote all
Zippee said:
MPETT said:
At the end of the day, I could have worried about all the details and what maerials are used where, but then I thought.....there is a 100k warranty. Dom's obviously 100% confident that the engine is solid and reliable. Then I thought, who else offers those power figures with that level of confidence/backed up by a warranty? (and at a fixed/upfront publicised price).... It was a no brainer!
They were pretty much the exact thoughts that went through my head when I had mine done.
You'll notice the difference straight away, I really thought the running in period would be tedious but the low torque still allowed plenty of fun and I managed the 1k in 4 weeks (not bad for a Saturday only toy)
I totally agree with Zippee, I think you will like it. There must be quite a few Power 4.3 Tivs around now?

Tvr Power

933 posts

93 months

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Wednesday 19th September 2012 quote quote all
YRRunner said:
There is talk elsewhere about improved oil galleries to S6 head rebuilds. I know STR8SIX do this. Do Power?
Number One rule never "T" into a main oil galleries always use quality parts, such a simple Fix smile

Dom


Toady1

1,561 posts

111 months

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Friday 28th September 2012 quote quote all
Tvr Power said:
Number One rule never "T" into a main oil galleries always use quality parts, such a simple Fix smile

Dom
I'm assuming you mean due to the oil starvation that will be caused from dropping the oil pressure to that oil gallery?
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coetzeeh

1,335 posts

123 months

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Friday 28th September 2012 quote quote all
Toady1 said:
Tvr Power said:
Number One rule never "T" into a main oil galleries always use quality parts, such a simple Fix smile

Dom
I'm assuming you mean due to the oil starvation that will be caused from dropping the oil pressure to that oil gallery?
Not sure if you will be getting an answer soon...smile

Toady1

1,561 posts

111 months

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Friday 28th September 2012 quote quote all
I think that's what he means, pretty obvious really.

dpd3047

235 posts

53 months

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Saturday 29th September 2012 quote quote all
As a point of note where do you think the tuning companies who fit after market turbo`s take there oil feeds from for the turbo`s, answer they T off the oil pressure sender switch !!

Tvr Power

933 posts

93 months

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Monday 1st October 2012 quote quote all
dpd3047 said:
As a point of note where do you think the tuning companies who fit after market turbo`s take there oil feeds from for the turbo`s, answer they T off the oil pressure sender switch !!
Point is the oil mods that are offered don't make the finger followers last any longer it's all down to quality parts, has for your statement regarding installation of turbos yes they do "T" off to feed the turbos but the oil feeds are restricted , if your serious about the turbo lasting longer install a remote oil tank and pump....

Dom

MPETT

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856 posts

93 months

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Wednesday 3rd October 2012 quote quote all
Delivered and ready for gearbox assembly! Well pleased with the finished product, and i hasnt even run yet!!



cliffords

562 posts

54 months

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Wednesday 3rd October 2012 quote quote all
Did that engine come out from the top or out the bottom, and what way is it going back in?
With or without gearbox.
Thanks

MPETT

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Sunday 21st October 2012 quote quote all
I've been told that it is possible to get the engine and gear box in from the top. The car needs to be on tall axle stands. I think what ill end up doing is to place the gearbox into the tunnel, then using a crane, lower the engine into the bay and rest on the floor. Then connect the gearbox and raise the lot up and connect to the mounts. Lifting the whole engine and gearboxe into a car can be emotional if space is tight.

Anyone have any personal experience to lend to this discussion??

Toady1

1,561 posts

111 months

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Monday 29th October 2012 quote quote all
I've not removed a sp6 engine (yet) but have done a clutch change on a friends tuscan, and would say that what you've said sounds good, it's most likely what I'd do. Did you not remove the engine then? Looks nice and clean now!

crypto

165 posts

128 months

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Thursday 1st November 2012 quote quote all
I own a Cerb and believe its harder to get the engine out than on the tuscans. I took mine out at the bottom (incl. exhaust manifold & gearbox). This is easy but you need to remove the drivers side engine mount and tilt the engine to get it out. Watch out for the fuel and brake pipes !

Toady1

1,561 posts

111 months

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Friday 9th November 2012 quote quote all
How are you getting on with this then?

MPETT

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856 posts

93 months

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Friday 9th November 2012 quote quote all
Due to my car being such an early example, its been throw together with odd parts. The bulkhead block between the pedal box and the brake/clutch that I bought doesn't fit the pipes I had made, so I've had to order adaptors from the US. They might be here tomorrow.

Seems stupid really, but I don't want to fit the engine till the pipes are properly plumbed in. I know I'll have some access issue if I fit it and then try and plumb them in afterwards!

I've got plenty of other bit that need doing in the meantime though.

See my other thread "Disassembly of my Tuscan, what now...."

MPETT

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856 posts

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Tuesday 20th November 2012 quote quote all
Over the top, a small tilt and its in. Didn't even need to put the car on axle stands! Just had to drill a new hole for the adjustable arm on the crane to give me an extra 8cm to get the engine onto the engine mounts without the crane clashing with the front of the body structure/glass fibre.








Sagi Badger

194 posts

80 months

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Tuesday 20th November 2012 quote quote all
Thanks for posting. I have an engine out soon, maybe this weekend on a Tuscan. The pics of the fragments in the oil cooler and tank, OK we will clean that for sure now.

The owner has commented he wished he had gone to Powers for the last rebuild, 10K ago.... arrrggghh. Still labour is on me for this one.

I note the comments regarding TVR Power, Dom will do well, and as a result, be around to support any claim if he ever has one, as Dom is certainly commercial and by this I mean he is taking buisness because he is selling a simple product with a simple benefit. The rebuilds he does are just what I would want, and most people I chat to say the same. Peace of mind goes a long way right now when pennies are tight.

Thanks again for sharing your pics,

J

Toady1

1,561 posts

111 months

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Thursday 20th December 2012 quote quote all
That is a huge oil filter!!

MPETT

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Thursday 20th December 2012 quote quote all
Toady1 said:
That is a huge oil filter!!
That's the one Power gave me. I said it seemed a bit large at the time, but I was assured it was the correct one. What harm could it do??
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