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No luck but bad luck, James5 gtt the story

Discussion in 'Renault 5 GT Turbo' started by James5, Jul 19, 2014.

Discuss No luck but bad luck, James5 gtt the story in the Renault 5 GT Turbo area at TurboRenault.co.uk.

  1. James5

    James5 Well-Known Member

    Suppose do I keep looking for an F7p block thats crack free or sell my pistons on and get a set of f7r forged pistons?
  2. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    Three little words for the 6mm.

    Flat Bed Sander

    ;) :p
  3. SP33DY

    SP33DY Well-Known Member

    Will the 1.8 crank not go in?
  4. James5

    James5 Well-Known Member

    Yeah the f7p crank fits in perfect it's just the fact this is a meg f7r block so the oil oump is chain driven if it was a Williams f7r be no problem.
    I have actually been down he machine shop this morning and dropped my block and the f7r crank and f7p crank off. So things are moving forward I am having my f7p crank modified to accept the meg oil pump cog:)
    So the block is having some work done honing, slight skim to make sure 100% flat, oil drain taped into block.
    So I will have f7r meg 2.0 block with a 1.8 crank in it with machined cog onto the 1.8

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  5. James5

    James5 Well-Known Member

    F7r meg cog on f7r crank

    F7p crank(this is my spare one)

    Meg piston and rod on f7p crank


    I'll get some pics up once works done

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  6. James5

    James5 Well-Known Member

    Picked up the block and modified crank today just awaiting new ACL racing shells to come now

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  7. James5

    James5 Well-Known Member

    Decided to take the day off work and built the R5 engine back up few thing's still to do before it goes back in.

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  8. R5turbo2

    R5turbo2 Well-Known Member

    What set up do you use to dial your cams in
  9. James5

    James5 Well-Known Member

    Slowly going back together still got downpipe to fit and I found a coolant leak from front of block so need to look into that.
    So new vibratechnics engine mounts fitted, and I decided to fit a clear header tank so I can see what's going on

    Car needs a bloody good wash.



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    Last edited: Aug 22, 2016
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  10. James5

    James5 Well-Known Member

    It's back up and running covered a massive 2 miles issue free lol

    Started working on the 2 step
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  11. Brigsy

    Brigsy Media Manager

    Good to see it back up and running. Whats the expected power out of the new setup?
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  12. James5

    James5 Well-Known Member

    Cheers, hoping for around 400bhp my exhaust manifold and and downpipe will be the restrictions turbo might be out of puff around 420 as it's only a gt2871r with .86 rear

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  13. Big Steve - Raider

    Big Steve - Raider Staff Member

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  14. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Its a new record :)
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  15. Spooky

    Spooky Well-Known Member

    A casual 400hp, love it!
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  16. James5

    James5 Well-Known Member

    Well managed to cover 178miles fault free so far, thought I would pull over from this eve's drive and video the 2step (launch ocntrol / antilag) at the local tesco car park. (I apologise for my leg's).

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  17. James5

    James5 Well-Known Member

    Few updates,
    Fitted a 3" Hayward & Scott downpipe,
    Got the gtt speedo working off a custom ring for the valver driveshaft

    Oh and last night the tesco delivery man reversed into my gtt :-( Unfortunately I didn't see it but I was working on car 9pm finishing the speedo cable setup off, tesco turned up @ 9:30pm heard the reverse beeping down the side of the house for about 10mins before a knock at the door but no mention of damaging my car :-(

    Call to Tesco this morning and they are looking into it and will contact me in 72hours

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  18. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    @James5@James5 when is it enough to give up ?
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  19. James5

    James5 Well-Known Member

    Think this is it I will sort this and get it mapped and it will be up for sale. To old for all this now

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  20. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    Give you 3 months before your back ..
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