360 story and engine rebuild

360 story and engine rebuild

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Bebs

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2,851 posts

233 months

Monday 17th February
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V8 FOU said:
Very interesting thread.
FYI, scored cranks from a bad seal can have a sleeve fitted. There is a company who make these - you glue a very thin sleeve on the crank and the seal will cope with a 1mm increase in diameter easily.
It was certainly an option we considered initially, but given the mileage, we decided to strip the engine. Now, on reflection, I’m glad we did. With the issues found it was clearly a ticking time bomb.

trackdemon

10,418 posts

213 months

Monday 17th February
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Bebs said:
trackdemon said:
Great stuff Brian! good to see old red is still in rude health; I'm just surprised the mileage isn't higher hehe On serious note, would you be interested in doing a magazine feature with her once the weather improves?
Hey mate how are you?
Other cars got in the way of the miles hehe
Yup, happy to participate in spring/summer. She won’t be back with me for some time yet.
PM me for contact details thumbup
Good thanks mate! Haha, I think 170000kms is pretty bloody impressive anyway wink Lets catch up in Spring, maybe bring it out for a Sunday run - I still do that route from time to time in the 911 biggrin We're still connected on fb, know you don't use it much but could just message you there; but let me know if here is easier....

Bebs

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2,851 posts

233 months

Monday 17th February
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Just emailed you Steve thumbup

voicey

2,352 posts

139 months

Monday 17th February
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I have refrained from posting in this thread as I don't want to break any rules. However I think it's worth explaining how we intended to repair the crank if the scoring was too deep. What we would have done would be to machine it down to below the level of the scoring and then hard chrome plate it back up. The plating would then be machined down to the correct diameter. As it's just a sealing surface, the hard chrome plate would have been an ideal surface finish. As it happens it wasn't necessary - one of a few bullets dodged...

trackdemon

10,418 posts

213 months

Monday 17th February
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Bebs said:
Just emailed you Steve thumbup
YHM wink

Girthsham

54 posts

75 months

Monday 17th February
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HRCM said:
I like this tip :-)

'Take Miele white goods for example.. we bought all ours in Belgium for close to half the UK price.'

Thanks
Not pistonhead related but a link to this would be good. Thanks

Bebs

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2,851 posts

233 months

Monday 17th February
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Girthsham said:
Not pistonhead related but a link to this would be good. Thanks
Just do a search for Miele on Belgian websites (.be). Exchange rate not as good now as when we bought at 1.4 but it’s still far cheaper in Belgium/Holland. High end Hans Grohe bathroom taps is another example.. £600 in the UK, £350 in Holland, identical item. Go figure. I could go on and on.

Mr Tidy

10,681 posts

79 months

Monday 17th February
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Thanks to PistonHeads for pointing me in the direction of this thread, but even bigger thanks to Bebs for putting it all together! clap

A bit of a roller-coaster ride, but that video of the 1st start-up must have been quite a thrill!

Here's to the next 105,000 miles. thumbup

Bebs

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2,851 posts

233 months

Monday 17th February
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Thank you guys for all your positive comments. The feedback is much appreciated and it’s great to know the thread is of interest to some PHers at least.

Pro Bono

197 posts

29 months

Monday 17th February
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Bebs said:
Gentlemen, start your engines!!!

https://youtu.be/0Gl4TnsGuik
I was just waiting to hear:

"How much oil did it take Dave?"

"I thought you'd put the oil in ..."

Although I don't have the technical knowledge to understand some of the work it was fascinating to see such dedicated and skilled work, and it's good to know that such businesses exist. Many thanks for the thread.

Tom_bo

21 posts

19 months

Wednesday 19th February
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One of the best threads i have read, this is why Pistonheads is so great being able to see pictures of real engineering like this that you wouldn’t find without it.
This really goes to show that the best cars are the ones that are regularly driven and well serviced, rather than sat in a garage covering a few hundred miles between MOT’s.
Hope you enjoy the rebuilt engine for another 100k miles.👍🏻

Angelis

2,317 posts

188 months

Friday 21st February
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Bebs said:
Whilst we wait for the used cover and oil pipe, to replace the corroded ones, AV engineering have turned their attention to the gearbox and in particular the heat exchanger shown below. It regulates the gearbox oil temperature with coolant:


Unfortunately this part is also rather corroded on the inside and will therefore need to be replaced. If it goes properly then the gearbox fills with coolant resulting in a complete gearbox rebuild:
That's what happened to my 360 a few months ago. Gearbox oil in the coolant and coolant in the gearbox.

All fixed by AV Engineering as well

FezSpider

438 posts

184 months

Friday 21st February
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Angelis said:
That's what happened to my 360 a few months ago. Gearbox oil in the coolant and coolant in the gearbox.

All fixed by AV Engineering as well
Hey si wink

Angelis

2,317 posts

188 months

Friday 21st February
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FezSpider said:
Hey si wink
Mr C wavey

Bebs

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2,851 posts

233 months

Saturday 22nd February
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Angelis said:
That's what happened to my 360 a few months ago. Gearbox oil in the coolant and coolant in the gearbox.

All fixed by AV Engineering as well
Hey Sy wavey

At least you now know why I had to cancel various events last year cry

RoadRunner220

777 posts

145 months

Sunday 23rd February
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Really enjoyed reading this from start to finish, it's fascinating to see what cars like this look like when taken apart and fixed.

LukeBird

17,158 posts

161 months

Tuesday 25th February
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I remember seeing your 360 many moons ago on a variety of threads and was very pleased to see it being so well used; very pleased to see that’s still the case (I think we exchanged some PMs regarding cigars too!).

Excellent thread and info, I really enjoyed it.
Disappointing to see such bodges being done on it - I found similar when I had my Boxster S’ gearbox rebuilt.

Bebs

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2,851 posts

233 months

Wednesday 26th February
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Thanks Luke and Roadrunner. Really nice to know the thread is of interest. We could very well have exchanged thoughts on cigars Luke thumbup

Mr_C

2,359 posts

181 months

Friday 28th February
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Great thread, and a lovely car.

Glad you’re getting it all sorted, and just in time for spring so you can get out there and enjoy it again.

From what I remember, people said your car always pulled really strongly anyway so hopefully now it’s in superb health it’ll be even quicker.

ooid

1,739 posts

52 months

Friday 28th February
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Thanks for sharing the story, great read. If I remember correctly, you also shared your 996 rebuild (hartech) a few years ago here? How was it so far, would you say it behaved well after the rebuild? or similar 996 issues came back?

beer