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  1. #211
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    Re: What have you done to your Rex today (2018)

    What aboot the bricks? Once or twice?
    Birdie num num........

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    Re: What have you done to your Rex today (2018)

    So the barrels are off and sadly (or goodly) there is nothing conclusive


    More digging me thinks
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    Re: What have you done to your Rex today (2018)

    Quote Originally Posted by ZRXNige View Post
    So the barrels are off and sadly (or goodly) there is nothing conclusive


    More digging me thinks
    Nige

    If she's a high mileage motor, it might be worth removing the cylinder head valves on the affected cylinders and checking the valve guides for wear & tear.

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    Re: What have you done to your Rex today (2018)

    Its just turned 40 thousand miles and i rebuilt the top year before last (and fitted Viton stem seals etc etc) so all is known good there (albeit i am going to re-lap the valves before refitting etc etc).

    I guess i should of done a compression test before tearing it down (but i was going to fit the 1109 anyway) but the bores on 1 & 2 are a shiny as chrome and the rings seem "slack" if that makes any sense.

    Mind, the pistons are ZZR items from an unknown engine so maybe there lies a tale.

    It had been gradually using more and more oil tho so maybe its just tired but the amount of oil coming out of the headers and left in the pistons on Sunday was surprising to say the least.
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    Re: What have you done to your Rex today (2018)

    Nige,

    Was it "visibly" burning oil ?

    Pete
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    Re: What have you done to your Rex today (2018)

    I say yes as others have told me so but it was only when giving it some

    It was using a bit but not a silly amount (last top up was 1.25l after 1100 hard miles) and it certainly wasn't smoking so you could see it from the mirrors
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    Re: What have you done to your Rex today (2018)

    I found it smerking quite a bit when you overtook me down at The Bol, never mentioned it til now.............
    Birdie num num........

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    Re: What have you done to your Rex today (2018)

    Quote Originally Posted by drrnjns View Post
    I found it smerking quite a bit when you overtook me down at The Bol, never mentioned it til now.............
    Its ok sir as Al did
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    Re: What have you done to your Rex today (2018)

    Quote Originally Posted by ZRXNige View Post
    So the barrels are off and sadly (or goodly) there is nothing conclusive


    More digging me thinks

    Do you have tooling to mesure cylinder to piston clearance ? Micrometer and dial indicator bore gauge?
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    Re: What have you done to your Rex today (2018)

    I do sir yes and believe all it can be now is either a super glazed bore or very fucked rings

    I did a compression test on it last year tho and whilst it wasn't booming, was well within service limits (and if anything 3 and 4 were the lower but none came up by any real stretch on a wet test).
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