360 story and engine rebuild

360 story and engine rebuild

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Water Fairy

3,065 posts

106 months

Sunday 16th February
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Good work and roll on the next 105k miles I say!

Cambs_Stuart

769 posts

35 months

Sunday 16th February
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Really interesting read and hats of to the team at AV. Amazing attention to detail from them.

Jex

633 posts

79 months

Sunday 16th February
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In spite of the horror story, really good to see the innards of a car like that. I have a 355 so it was interesting to see that an earlier poster said they were similar. I look forward to hearing more.

Bebs

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2,851 posts

232 months

Sunday 16th February
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Thanks for the comments guys, I hadn’t realised my little inconspicuous thread had made it all the way to the PH news page eek

In case anyone missed it, here is the link to the first engine start up!

https://youtu.be/0Gl4TnsGuik


Zarco

12,986 posts

160 months

Sunday 16th February
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Brilliant thread thumbup

waynecyclist

363 posts

65 months

Sunday 16th February
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Excellent thread and a great read.

ZX10R NIN

16,842 posts

76 months

Sunday 16th February
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Fantastic thread beer here's to the next 105k.

Fast Eddie

181 posts

196 months

Sunday 16th February
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That's now essentially a brand new car - actually probably better than a brand new car. Well done and thanks for posting over such a long period

LordHaveMurci

10,156 posts

120 months

Sunday 16th February
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What a great thread, thanks for sharing the journey with us, lots of luck both good & bad but the end result should be amazing!

Are you planning to dyno it once it's run in?

trackdemon

10,412 posts

212 months

Sunday 16th February
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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?

Bebs

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2,851 posts

232 months

Sunday 16th February
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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

Bebs

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2,851 posts

232 months

Sunday 16th February
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LordHaveMurci said:
What a great thread, thanks for sharing the journey with us, lots of luck both good & bad but the end result should be amazing!

Are you planning to dyno it once it's run in?
We might do that yes. Would be interesting to see what it puts out.

matc

4,685 posts

158 months

Sunday 16th February
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That start up video makes me miss mine more than ever. Thanks for sharing the rebuild journey, it’s been great getting the updates.

Bet you can’t wait to have it back?

RelentlessForwardProgress

842 posts

187 months

Sunday 16th February
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Thanks for a really enjoyable read. While it’s clear that a significant amount of money is being spent on making your 360 just so, it’s great to read a “no effort spared” approach rather than just a “no expense spared” version. Will follow with interest.

By the way, did you show a B5 touring back on the first page? Any chance of a thread for that or some more info. I take it it’s had the correct oil filters through it’s life!

BVB

725 posts

104 months

Monday 17th February
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Brilliant thread. I look forward to the rest. Thanks.

STiG911

983 posts

118 months

Monday 17th February
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I do love me a nice technical like this. Always so interesting to see how the oily bits go together.
That said, it never ceases to amaze me how many high-end sports cars seem to get either next to no love, or worse, bodged by people rather than do the job properly. Honestly.

Bebs

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2,851 posts

232 months

Monday 17th February
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RelentlessForwardProgress said:
By the way, did you show a B5 touring back on the first page? Any chance of a thread for that or some more info. I take it it’s had the correct oil filters through it’s life!
Well spotted, yes that’s my E61 B5 #048.
Funny you should mention oil filter.. no is the answer! It had the e61 550 oil filter in it when I bought it... not the correct 545i filter! I changed the supercharger because of that. Luckily the Alpina supercharger is available at European dealers for £2200. Not the £4500 that BMW UK wanted, for the exact same part. I raised this issue with Alpina themselves and their reply was that BMW UK set their own prices and nothing they could do about it.. what a rip off! It’s ridiculous but sadly it is true for a great deal of high end stuff imported into the UK. Take Miele white goods for example.. we bought all ours in Belgium for close to half the UK price. I tend to refer to it as the ‘island tax’.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to rent a van and pop over the channel and back again the same day.


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HRCM

70 posts

40 months

Monday 17th February
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Brilliant thread - right up my street. All the more so for being an exotic and a favourite one at that.

My thought when i saw the scored crank seal surface was that a Chicago Rawhide Speedi Sleeve might've been a good option. These are made by SKF and are really suited to this sort of application. I've used these several times in the past for repairing crank seal shafts to good effect.

I'm so glad you didn't though - it looks like the other gremlins made it a ticking bomb! In particular, the 'gobbo' on the sump plug threads made me squirm!

Well done you and AV engineering for putting it right.

Edited by HRCM on Monday 17th February 12:53

HRCM

70 posts

40 months

Monday 17th February
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I like this tip :-)

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

Thanks

V8 FOU

2,692 posts

98 months

Monday 17th February
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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.