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Title: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 20:04, Wed 10 June 2009
Ok guys, after much thinking and contemplation i have decided to bolt a scooby turbo on the 5.

(http://img31.picoodle.com/img/img31/2/6/10/sparkysparks/f_moto0370m_3a6eec2.jpg) (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/2/6/10/sparkysparks/f_moto0370m_3a6eec2.jpg&srv=img31)

My problem if any will be that the engine wont spool the turbo, but after a  chat with the starlet boys with slightly smaller engines they seem to have no bother with it, although they do have 16 valves.

I already have a spare scooby exhaust that i can cut up as the rear flange is alot bigger than the standard turbo, that will be used as a sandwich plate between the exhaust and turbo, aswell as these for the manifold outlet.

(http://img31.picoodle.com/img/img31/2/6/10/sparkysparks/f_moto0407m_496dcf9.jpg) (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/2/6/10/sparkysparks/f_moto0407m_496dcf9.jpg&srv=img31)
(http://img30.picoodle.com/img/img30/2/6/10/sparkysparks/f_moto0408m_de68185.jpg) (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/2/6/10/sparkysparks/f_moto0408m_de68185.jpg&srv=img30)
(http://img30.picoodle.com/img/img30/2/6/10/sparkysparks/f_moto0414m_ca2ac63.jpg) (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/2/6/10/sparkysparks/f_moto0414m_ca2ac63.jpg&srv=img30)

I think its 6mm thick.

Will start to manufacture the plates this weekend and hopefully get it going also.

Sorry for the dark pics, im doing it in the garage :D

Will keep you updated.
Mark
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Post by: ross_jsy on 20:44, Wed 10 June 2009
gonna be a bit of a lag monster. think you would be far better off going for a t25, maybe even t3
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Post by: sparkysparks on 20:48, Wed 10 June 2009
I would gladly have a t25 hybrid over this one, but its a spare and free :D
If it doesnt really work i can always remove it and search for another
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Post by: GTTboost on 21:58, Wed 10 June 2009
You need some crazy stuff like this in the 5 world to keep it inteersting! lol..  quality..  laggy but different is always good (well nearlly always) lol
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Post by: sparkysparks on 22:12, Wed 10 June 2009
Theres only one way to find out :D
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Post by: GTTboost on 22:16, Wed 10 June 2009
Quote from: "sparkysparks"
Theres only one way to find out :D



haha!  cool!   8)   keeps it fun to play around with, to try it and find out  :wink:
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Post by: r5gttraider on 03:06, Thu 11 June 2009
ill be glad to see this work, will be fun no dought, nothing......nothing ......nothing .....nothing ......nothing........................whao boost........bang..........ooops...........tears..........kicking car............swearing alot..............ringing brakedown recovery........rebuild

lol
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Post by: r5matt on 11:13, Thu 11 June 2009
lol.. funny poo mate
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Post by: GTTboost on 23:22, Thu 11 June 2009
Like to see new ideas... if they work its all good... if not ...  its only a day to put it back again..  no worries... chill and enjoy ;)
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Post by: NaylsGTT on 10:06, Fri 12 June 2009
it should spool ok! im pretty sure there are 5's with bigger blowers than a tdo4.
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Post by: sparkysparks on 12:18, Fri 12 June 2009
the starlet guys said they hit full boost about 4500 revs, ive never taken my car past 5500 anyway so i hope it works
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Post by: r5matt on 12:21, Fri 12 June 2009
any had a t34 cosworth turbo bolted on???
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Post by: NaylsGTT on 22:12, Fri 12 June 2009
Quote from: "sparkysparks"
the starlet guys said they hit full boost about 4500 revs, ive never taken my car past 5500 anyway so i hope it works


if that's all you rev to then you are wasting your time fitting that blower!! it would have barely woken up!!!
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Post by: sparkysparks on 10:14, Sat 13 June 2009
well thats what im saying i still have plenty more to play with.
Should be starting to make up the adapter plates today.
plumbing tomorrow (or today if all goes smooth)
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Post by: sparkysparks on 19:03, Sat 13 June 2009
(http://img35.picoodle.com/img/img35/2/6/13/sparkysparks/f_moto0417m_25fed2d.jpg) (http://www.picoodle.com/)

(http://img31.picoodle.com/img/img31/2/6/13/sparkysparks/f_moto0419m_adb4b2b.jpg) (http://www.picoodle.com/)

(http://img31.picoodle.com/img/img31/2/6/13/sparkysparks/f_moto0420m_4faa5b5.jpg) (http://www.picoodle.com/)

(http://img35.picoodle.com/img/img35/2/6/13/sparkysparks/f_moto0422m_2569e61.jpg) (http://www.picoodle.com/)

Adapter plates cut out and shaped.
Putting the appropriate holes and studs on these tomorrow then fit it, and sort out the plumbing.
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Post by: sparkysparks on 18:14, Sun 14 June 2009
(http://img36.picoodle.com/img/img36/2/6/14/sparkysparks/f_moto0424m_a1fdeb0.jpg) (http://www.picoodle.com/)
(http://img36.picoodle.com/img/img36/2/6/14/sparkysparks/f_moto0425m_155290a.jpg) (http://www.picoodle.com/)

Finished making up the adapter plate today with the studding and relevant holes.

(http://img28.picoodle.com/img/img28/2/6/14/sparkysparks/f_moto0427m_86f3b19.jpg) (http://www.picoodle.com/)

As you can see the exhaust is well out, so instead of just making up another adapter plate, were going to use the spare scooby downpipe.

(http://img32.picoodle.com/img/img32/2/6/14/sparkysparks/f_moto0428m_75b0638.jpg) (http://www.picoodle.com/)
(http://img32.picoodle.com/img/img32/2/6/14/sparkysparks/f_moto0430m_85b86da.jpg) (http://www.picoodle.com/)

The bit still needs adapting for my exhaust.

(http://img40.picoodle.com/img/img40/2/6/14/sparkysparks/f_moto0432m_d6dfbc2.jpg) (http://www.picoodle.com/)

had to rotate the housing so we took the turbo apart, all the pipes will fit snug now axcept the oil feed, but we have the scooby banjo bolt to adapt for that.
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Post by: owe on 18:28, Sun 14 June 2009
looking good so far, fair bit of good old honest engineering lol. wot gona do with ur old downpipe??
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Post by: RICHIE on 18:35, Sun 14 June 2009
what size are the exhaust housing and compressor housing i personally wouldnt be happy reaching full boost at 4500 rpm its worth a go by all means try it i personnaly think it will be laggy are you running this with a std cam or a piper 285 or simlar
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Post by: sparkysparks on 18:49, Sun 14 June 2009
As far as i know its a standard cam, ive not had that apart. And i dont know about the sizing, i can have a look on the turbo tomorrow.
I expect it to be laggy but have good gains when it does kick in.

My exhaust is a big bore 2 piece system, its a sidey but im not sure its standard at the turbo end.
The elbow you get with the turbo is obselete, its 1 piece welded down, Im gonna have to cut that last bit off to accomodate for the scooby part
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Post by: RICHIE on 18:57, Sun 14 June 2009
if you get the specs i can do some calculation as to how good te turbo would be mate. a way to tell if the cam is uprated is by measureing the lift
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 23:05, Sun 14 June 2009
looking good mate cant wait to see what gains your gettin keep us posted mate  8)
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Post by: sparkysparks on 23:32, Sun 14 June 2009
Ill get the measurements tomorrow, it would be goor to see estimates, as i doubt it will be going before next weekend :D
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Post by: sparkysparks on 17:40, Mon 22 June 2009
Done my mirrors also.
From this carbon copy nastyness

(http://img38.picoodle.com/img/img38/2/6/22/sparkysparks/f_moto0436m_12047e7.jpg) (http://www.picoodle.com/)
(http://img28.picoodle.com/img/img28/2/6/22/sparkysparks/f_moto0438m_6589bbb.jpg) (http://www.picoodle.com/)

To this
(http://img26.picoodle.com/img/img26/2/6/22/sparkysparks/f_moto0449m_ba99bd8.jpg) (http://www.picoodle.com/)

Not the best job as i rushed it but it was more a test to see if the paint was the correct shade for when i start tidying up the rough edges on the bodywork
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Post by: sparkysparks on 17:51, Mon 22 June 2009
Ok the turbo is now fully plumbed in.
Water lines lined up fine and the oil feed just needed bending and adapting to fit.
(http://img26.picoodle.com/img/img26/2/6/22/sparkysparks/f_moto0453m_86b3b75.jpg) (http://www.picoodle.com/)

The turbo has its own pressure system so ive blocked the connection on the carb off.
(http://img26.picoodle.com/img/img26/2/6/22/sparkysparks/f_moto0448m_15f4767.jpg) (http://www.picoodle.com/)

And because it would get cooked ive put the AEI behind the bulkhead.
(http://img40.picoodle.com/img/img40/2/6/22/sparkysparks/f_moto0454m_9bc36bb.jpg) (http://www.picoodle.com/)

Also is my wiper supposed to be like this?
(http://img28.picoodle.com/img/img28/2/6/22/sparkysparks/f_moto0452m_c322ca7.jpg) (http://www.picoodle.com/)
Mark
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Post by: scratcher on 17:13, Tue 23 June 2009
Come take me out when its going dude!
And the wiper shouldn't be like that, you wanna get ones 18 inches, unless its the wiper arm thats too big. In that case you'll have to ''borrow' your brother's.
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Post by: sparkysparks on 17:34, Tue 23 June 2009
Your gonna have to get in line, i got a list of people to take out :D
I never thought about taking his wipers, he would never ever know either
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Post by: owains on 07:14, Wed 24 June 2009
Quote from: "sparkysparks"
Also is my wiper supposed to be like this?


You adjust the angle of the wiper arm so that the blade rests above the seal.
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Post by: sparkysparks on 09:34, Wed 24 June 2009
Ah rights, ok thanks, ill have a look at that today
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Post by: LEE on 11:16, Wed 24 June 2009
Have you run it yet ?? Looking forward to hearing the result !!
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Post by: sparkysparks on 13:02, Wed 24 June 2009
Ha, im not allowed, with no exhaust its gonna be ear piercingly loud, i dont want to upset next door. This saturday ill have it running :D
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Post by: Ash-Lee on 17:17, Wed 24 June 2009
Wiper blade looks the same length as mine, just needs the arm removing and moving up a notch or two.
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Post by: sparkysparks on 17:41, Wed 24 June 2009
Ha, just tried moving the wiper, the problem is def that it just needs moving, but the spline on it is smoothed off, i think thats why its been put that low, its either to low or to high :D
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Post by: Ash-Lee on 20:08, Wed 24 June 2009
Quote from: "sparkysparks"
Ha, im not allowed, with no exhaust its gonna be ear piercingly loud, i dont want to upset next door. This saturday ill have it running :D


You will be surprised, it's not that loud.

I've run my R5 engine with just the manifold when i was trying to diagnose an issue with blue smoke.

I've even driven the best part of 100 mile with no exhaust (well just a stump attached to the downpipe) to collect a new exhaust after mine fell off and that was reasonably quiet aswell.

I once drove a 950cc Fiesta with a broken exhaust and that sounded like a tank coming down the road!!  :shock:
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Post by: sparkysparks on 20:12, Wed 24 June 2009
I might have a go tomorrow then :D
Ive taken the exhaust of my beemer and turned it on, it sounded like a rail dragster! thats only 1.8.

Ill jus realised, ill get all the exhaust fumes in the bay, dont know if i want that, if i have an oil problem ill have a filthy bay AGAIN.
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Post by: BriC on 12:28, Thu 25 June 2009
Yeh, it won't be too loud. The turbo acts as a silencer :)
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Post by: sparkysparks on 21:09, Sun 28 June 2009
Ok guys, project complete :D:D
It runs, and it runs well.
I get full boost (1Bar) at 5000
spool at just before 4000.
Its not the off lights rocket it was, but now it can actualy pull through the higher gears :D
And the best thing is, if i blow the turbo, you can get them real cheap on ebay.
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Post by: scratcher on 21:56, Sun 28 June 2009
Marky, take me out tomorrow 8)
I well wanna see this!
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Post by: sparkysparks on 21:58, Sun 28 June 2009
Lemme know when your done with work n stuff n ill come get you
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Post by: scratcher on 21:59, Sun 28 June 2009
Saaafe :) I'll text you when I'm in.
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Post by: cavsri130 on 06:53, Mon 29 June 2009
so when will all the adaptor plates your making for this conversion be for sale  :lol:
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Post by: sparkysparks on 14:42, Mon 29 June 2009
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so when will all the adaptor plates your making for this conversion be for sale  :lol:


Haha, my dad said everyone would want them.
Ill have a word ;)
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Post by: Ash-Lee on 21:59, Mon 29 June 2009
Quote from: "sparkysparks"
Ok guys, project complete :D:D
It runs, and it runs well.
I get full boost (1Bar) at 5000
spool at just before 4000.
Its not the off lights rocket it was, but now it can actualy pull through the higher gears :D
And the best thing is, if i blow the turbo, you can get them real cheap on ebay.


Sounds just that little bit more laggy then a T25, you might find it feels better with more boost.
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Post by: sparkysparks on 22:17, Mon 29 June 2009
I cant get anymore boost out of it, somethings not right, it doesnt seem to be working the wastegate atall, its venting to air so i assume it should be giving imense boost, but it isnt
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Post by: RICHIE on 22:39, Mon 29 June 2009
is the actuator spring strong enough.
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Post by: sparkysparks on 22:40, Mon 29 June 2009
I dont know, its the standard actuator, but we had to bend it out of position so it may not be performing properly now, even though its attatched to the wastegate fine
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Post by: sparkysparks on 19:38, Sun 12 July 2009
Its not running full crazy boost and going up to 1.5bar which is plenty fast enough.
But now my breathing system is pressurising so much it filled my catch tank with oil and mayo in about a mile.
Ive blocked it off at the sump now so that oil shouldnt pour out, but its runnin extremely rough now and i darent take it out.
Any ideas guys?
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Post by: RICHIE on 21:49, Sun 12 July 2009
Quote from: "sparkysparks"
Its not running full crazy boost and going up to 1.5bar which is plenty fast enough.
But now my breathing system is pressurising so much it filled my catch tank with oil and mayo in about a mile.
Ive blocked it off at the sump now so that oil shouldnt pour out, but its runnin extremely rough now and i darent take it out.
Any ideas guys?


i would be doing a compression check. possible head gasket failure. are you loosing water
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Post by: sparkysparks on 21:54, Sun 12 July 2009
I do keep topping it up, but i keep asuming its leaking, so i put some rad seal in it, ill have to check tomorrow,
when i got the car it was a big end damaged one, it sounded very similar when i started it up earlier :s
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Post by: RICHIE on 21:58, Sun 12 July 2009
Quote from: "sparkysparks"
I do keep topping it up, but i keep asuming its leaking, so i put some rad seal in it, ill have to check tomorrow,
when i got the car it was a big end damaged one, it sounded very similar when i started it up earlier :s


i think you have detotonated the gasket mate due to poor fueling
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Post by: sparkysparks on 22:06, Sun 12 July 2009
OK, thanks for the advice. At least i can give the head a good clean when its off :D
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Post by: RICHIE on 22:14, Sun 12 July 2009
Quote from: "sparkysparks"
OK, thanks for the advice. At least i can give the head a good clean when its off :D


be sure to do a compression check before removing the head. my guess is the gasket has failed on number 2 cylinder complete guess though
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Post by: sparkysparks on 22:15, Sun 12 July 2009
On number 2, how come,
Is that the weak one.
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Post by: RICHIE on 22:20, Sun 12 July 2009
Quote from: "sparkysparks"
On number 2, how come,
Is that the weak one.


it seems to be a very common one to go first i may be wrong though mate
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Post by: sparkysparks on 22:29, Sun 12 July 2009
ok, well comp test tomorrow then go from there i think.
Am i right in saying no matter what boost im running, it shouldnt have much affect on the breathing, or water circulation?
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Post by: RICHIE on 22:34, Sun 12 July 2009
Quote from: "sparkysparks"
ok, well comp test tomorrow then go from there i think.
Am i right in saying no matter what boost im running, it shouldnt have much affect on the breathing, or water circulation?


turbo doesnt affect breathing or water flow. if its breathing it could be head gasket which is most likely but at its worst case scenario melted piston/rings or cracked liner.
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Post by: sparkysparks on 22:38, Sun 12 July 2009
its been running fine though, i dont get it, its always been running a bit rich for the boost.
A friend of mine has cracked a liner, and im not getting the same symptoms.
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Post by: JRP - SAT DIVISION on 23:21, Sun 12 July 2009
when you say a bit rich for boost elaberate?? is this right through the rev range? whats your AFR's?

if you going mad on boost high up the rev range, have you got sufficiant fueling, or is the fuleling dropping off as boost picks up? thus giving you problems like your having....

mind you has that gone over your head?
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Post by: sparkysparks on 23:25, Sun 12 July 2009
No it hasnt gone over my head.
Ive never had the fueling checked, but it has always run rich. My mixture screw seems to have no affect whether i turn it in or out, and i was told that it was a group A carb when i got it. I dont know what jets i have either.
How cam i check if im running a decent fueling set up without gettin it on the RR
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Post by: JRP - SAT DIVISION on 23:31, Sun 12 July 2009
A few ways, Buy an LM1 or the like and plumb it in.

Failing great expenditure, take your carb off... all this talk of group A is bollox nothing more than bigger jets, flaps removed blah blah blah... waste of money.

get a standard carb and start from scratch with a rebuild kit.

carb 10 quid ebay
rebuild kit 25 quid
carb cleaner gadiver.

re jet it your self so you know exactly what your limits are.

No sense just assuming you have sufficiant fueling to run big boost, melt down will ensue if you do.

PM me if you like, maybe talk to james from horsham, he is extremly good with carbs as is a chap called tony aka fish head ;)
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Post by: sparkysparks on 23:41, Sun 12 July 2009
Well i think its got a bigger venturi but i dont have a standard one to compare to, i do actually have one coming to me soon, so ill be putting that on with a working mixture screw and bigger jets.
Thanks
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Post by: JRP - SAT DIVISION on 23:43, Sun 12 July 2009
really make sure you know whats in your carb and fueling set up, dont go mad and over fuel etc.. try work from as near to a standard base as you can dude. hope ive helped in some way, i just dont wanna see you melt your car
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Post by: sparkysparks on 23:57, Sun 12 July 2009
Id like to keep it unmelted aswell :D
Advice taken, Cheers.
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Post by: RICHIE on 17:45, Mon 13 July 2009
have you done a test yet
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Post by: sparkysparks on 20:41, Mon 13 July 2009
Compressions are as follows (from flywheel side first)
120psi
120psi
120psi
50psi :S
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Post by: RICHIE on 20:59, Mon 13 July 2009
Quote from: "sparkysparks"
Compressions are as follows (from flywheel side first)
120psi
120psi
120psi
50psi :S


so you have a failure on piston 1 then looks like head of and see what damage has been caused
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Post by: sparkysparks on 21:02, Mon 13 July 2009
hold up, i gott load my pictures up
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Post by: sparkysparks on 21:05, Mon 13 July 2009
(http://img35.picoodle.com/img/img35/2/7/13/sparkysparks/f_moto0476m_2c6d94e.jpg) (http://www.picoodle.com/)
(http://img35.picoodle.com/img/img35/2/7/13/sparkysparks/f_moto0481m_05ed165.jpg) (http://www.picoodle.com/)
This is how rich it was running even after that boost increase. I know it could have been there already but i had a small leak from the manifold and that was blowing onto a white conduit which instantly turned black. The sparks were also sooty
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Post by: sparkysparks on 21:09, Mon 13 July 2009
(http://img35.picoodle.com/img/img35/2/7/13/sparkysparks/f_moto0478m_e183328.jpg) (http://www.picoodle.com/)

This was the offending cylinder, we thought the exhaust valve may have broken up, but we put some petrol in it to see if it would drain away, it didnt lose a drop.

On the block i can see pitting from where it digested parts of turbine blades before :D

The head gasket seems to be the only thing wrong here. it had silicone sealer all over it, (previous owner) and when we took the head bolts out there was so much copper grease, we think it was compressing that so not making a perfect fit.
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Post by: scratcher on 23:45, Mon 13 July 2009
Smooth, you can have that ready for the weekend  :wink:
Don't forget to turn the boost down a bit though dude.
I was too scared to drive mine today, seems there's a curse set on the 5's round here. But bad news comes in 3's so I might've escaped (fingers crossed :lol: ).
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Post by: sparkysparks on 00:06, Tue 14 July 2009
As if were ever gonna get all 4 5's together at the same time :D
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Post by: Ash-Lee on 01:13, Tue 14 July 2009
Quote from: "sparkysparks"
(http://img35.picoodle.com/img/img35/2/7/13/sparkysparks/f_moto0478m_e183328.jpg) (http://www.picoodle.com/)

This was the offending cylinder, we thought the exhaust valve may have broken up, but we put some petrol in it to see if it would drain away, it didnt lose a drop.

On the block i can see pitting from where it digested parts of turbine blades before :D

The head gasket seems to be the only thing wrong here. it had silicone sealer all over it, (previous owner) and when we took the head bolts out there was so much copper grease, we think it was compressing that so not making a perfect fit.


What a familiar sight, i hope i never see that side of my cylinder head ever again!

Good luck with the rebuild.
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Post by: scratcher on 13:52, Fri 17 July 2009
Quote from: "sparkysparks"
As if were ever gonna get all 4 5's together at the same time :D


Haha, true that. Me and Nathan had two out last friday, then he broke his 10 minutes later  :roll:  Just driving casually he said. Ha.
You still coming Aylesbury sunday?
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Post by: sparkysparks on 18:07, Fri 17 July 2009
Ok, i have rebuilt the head with a brand spankin new gasket and did a quick compression test.
50PSI  :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:
So we did a wet compression test
120psi :D then.........
80psi
60psi
50psi

so, its back to the drawing board, either piston or piston rings.
Im starting to really hate this car, its spent more time in bits that it has on the road.

Doubt ill come aylesbury mate, moral is way down :(
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Post by: Ash-Lee on 00:44, Sat 18 July 2009
Did you check the liners for cracks?

Were all the cylinders 50psi after changing the H/G? If you added oil and the compression rose then thats usually a sign of worn rings.

I know how you feel about the car being off the road all the time, when i first had mine it was plagued with problem after problem, i could of stuck a match under it.
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Post by: sparkysparks on 10:30, Sat 18 July 2009
a friend of mine had a cracked liner and i saw what happened when it went, smoke ooured out the exhaust and water pressure shot through the roof, mine didnt do that, just ran on 3 cylinders.

it was just the 1 cylinder getting 50psi

thing is, it would be ok if we didnt put the turbo on it, but it had to be done :D

Still need to find out why the speedo doesnt work aswell.
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Post by: dave r5 on 11:34, Sat 18 July 2009
shame its broke  i like a rat look lol

im in yr boat tho mate
i had an injector go down in my 5 ran lean at 1.3 bar  an blew it to shit  

still a new engine is in now  an my management is neerly finnished

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h175/daver5/Photo0047.jpg)

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h175/daver5/Photo0049.jpg)

shit happems lol
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Post by: sparkysparks on 17:52, Sat 18 July 2009
What pistons are those, are they the dished ones i hear about?
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Post by: sparkysparks on 17:57, Sat 18 July 2009
So i found the problem

(http://img28.picoodle.com/img/img28/2/7/18/sparkysparks/f_moto0488m_7de24ea.jpg) (http://www.picoodle.com/)



lovely aint it.
at least now i have the block out i can paint it :D
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Post by: Ash-Lee on 01:56, Sun 19 July 2009
Ouch!
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Post by: RICHIE on 16:00, Sun 19 July 2009
dave are you running efi as i notice in the thread you said you had an injector go down on you or is that a 5th injector setup. as for the pistons i would say they are std compression its abit hard to tell as the shadow in the photo is throwing lines.
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Post by: Ash-Lee on 16:08, Sun 19 July 2009
Quote from: "RICHIE"
dave are you running efi as i notice in the thread you said you had an injector go down on you or is that a 5th injector setup. as for the pistons i would say they are std compression its abit hard to tell as the shadow in the photo is throwing lines.


It's a Volvo engine AFAIK.
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Post by: RICHIE on 16:10, Sun 19 July 2009
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
Quote from: "RICHIE"
dave are you running efi as i notice in the thread you said you had an injector go down on you or is that a 5th injector setup. as for the pistons i would say they are std compression its abit hard to tell as the shadow in the photo is throwing lines.

It's a Volvo engine AFAIK.


ah the b18ft i thought as much was hoping it was efi on the c1j never mind.
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Post by: sparkysparks on 23:36, Mon 20 July 2009
i thought it was a c1j with efi aswell :D

Update, ive painted the block and manifolds aswell as some parts to make the bay look a bit more fresh....

(http://img28.picoodle.com/img/img28/2/7/20/sparkysparks/f_moto0492m_6d9d67b.jpg) (http://www.picoodle.com/)
(http://img28.picoodle.com/img/img28/2/7/20/sparkysparks/f_moto0494m_372fd60.jpg) (http://www.picoodle.com/)
(http://img29.picoodle.com/img/img29/2/7/20/sparkysparks/f_moto0496m_a2de152.jpg) (http://www.picoodle.com/)
(http://img30.picoodle.com/img/img30/2/7/20/sparkysparks/f_moto0501m_cf03a91.jpg) (http://www.picoodle.com/)
(http://img30.picoodle.com/img/img30/2/7/20/sparkysparks/f_moto0500m_b91730f.jpg) (http://www.picoodle.com/)
(http://img29.picoodle.com/img/img29/2/7/20/sparkysparks/f_moto0493m_ef47577.jpg) (http://www.picoodle.com/)

The colour i chose for the block said luminous flourescent red, it is glowing slightly in the garage atm :D
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Post by: Ash-Lee on 00:29, Tue 21 July 2009
Glow in the dark!

Are you not concerned about not covering the crankshaft or the oil ways where the oil filter fit's onto?
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Post by: sparkysparks on 00:30, Tue 21 July 2009
Ive scraped the paint off where it shouldnt be now, and taken thinners to the crank n bearings n whatnot.
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Post by: sparkysparks on 19:30, Fri 24 July 2009
Before

(http://img26.imagefra.me/img/img26/2/7/24/sparkysparks/f_17780482200m_69f66f5.jpg) (http://imagefra.me/)

After

(http://img39.imagefra.me/img/img39/2/7/24/sparkysparks/f_17780482225m_1e01eaf.jpg) (http://imagefra.me/)

To match the engine ofcourse.
Just gotta get rid of the steering wheel now :D
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Post by: RICHIE on 23:00, Fri 24 July 2009
why didnt you tank the crank out. if any of that paint enters the block it may cause oil contamination that could lead to several problems scored bearings turbo failure ect. also remember thinner break down seals so if that has come into contacl withe the crank seal ect it may now fail.
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Post by: sparkysparks on 10:56, Sat 25 July 2009
it was only a lil overspray, nothing thick, so i only had to use a bit of thinners on a cloth, didnt go anywhere near the seals either, All the oilways and free dust has been blasted out, should be ok.
With that issue and the pistons this car may go bang again :D
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Post by: sparkysparks on 22:59, Wed 05 August 2009
(http://img37.imagefra.me/img/img37/2/8/5/sparkysparks/f_rm8grgs9m_eef5b1d.jpg) (http://imagefra.me/)

(http://img34.imagefra.me/img/img34/2/8/5/sparkysparks/f_rm8grgt2m_91c2e5e.jpg) (http://imagefra.me/)

(http://img33.imagefra.me/img/img33/2/8/5/sparkysparks/f_rm8grgt3m_ce17fd6.jpg) (http://imagefra.me/)

My exhaust fell off earlier today and shorted against the rear engine mount, set fire to my battery earth :D ah well, its a 5 isnt it
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Post by: scratcher on 23:04, Wed 05 August 2009
The manifold and turbo look well cool in that red.
It was amazing to get 2 of them back out again as well, haha.
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Post by: sparkysparks on 23:22, Wed 05 August 2009
I know man, 2 down, 2 to go,
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Post by: dave r5 on 09:39, Thu 06 August 2009
looks mint now.

yeah its a volvo engine in my 5

suposed to be bullet proof  
sum 1 was wrong oops lol
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Post by: sonic-jdm on 14:04, Thu 06 August 2009
8)  liking the turbo colour
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Post by: Ash-Lee on 21:50, Thu 06 August 2009
(http://img33.imagefra.me/img/img33/2/8/5/sparkysparks/f_rm8grgt3m_ce17fd6.jpg)

I love this picture, looks like the engine has been on one of those test beds and everything is glowing red hot!  :lol:
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Post by: sparkysparks on 21:27, Fri 07 August 2009
Im wondering what will happen when it all glows anyway, i cant see it staying on even though its good for 600 degrees.
We will see, in a few months it'll probably flake and look even worse than when it started :D
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Post by: r5matt on 01:14, Sat 08 August 2009
love his optomisim lol
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 01:29, Mon 22 March 2010
Ok guys, its been a while. Ive been a bit lazy on posting and helping out on the site. Thought id give you all an update on the lil beasty

The girlfriend hates me car with a vengance! She has no real reason other than its too fast and ugly.
She is wrong!
But, shes a goodun so i got a bonnet that wasn't rusty, so she can stand it a bit more, nice aint I ;)
Also got a campus grill (i prefer it to the turbo anyway, looks smoother and more discreet).

Before
(http://img40.imagefra.me/img/img40/2/3/21/sparkysparks/f_v2ggwhanm_cc8a0c1.jpg) (http://imagefra.me/)

After
(http://img38.imagefra.me/img/img38/2/3/21/sparkysparks/f_v2ggwiblm_a603dc0.jpg) (http://imagefra.me/)

Ive still got some rat in me though so i added this as my personal touch.(http://img38.imagefra.me/img/img38/2/3/21/sparkysparks/f_v2ggwiaom_839779e.jpg) (http://imagefra.me/)

I did have another engine problem a while back and its not been on the road since. (fixed but not had the funds to get it OTR)

My headgasket had gone. When i had the last problem of the piston falling apart i stupidly re-used the HG as we only did a compression test on it. That was the root of my problems i think. From then on it was using coolant every now and then.
It got really bad and i had to limp it home 70 miles from uni.
That didn't go to plan...
It popped on the M1 and i was left waiting for recovery on the side of the motorway where another motorway had just joined. (yes a very dangerous spot :D)

Found this when i took it all apart.
(http://img40.imagefra.me/img/img40/2/3/21/sparkysparks/f_v2ggwhdmm_0400cce.jpg) (http://imagefra.me/)
(http://img37.imagefra.me/img/img37/2/3/21/sparkysparks/f_v2ggwhenm_fc22ade.jpg) (http://imagefra.me/)

Very conveniently for me, SCRATCHER was replacing his pistons at the time and i bought his used pistons, liners and rings off him.

Engine all back together. I bought another carb, took it all apart, cleaned it all up, put it on.
Car would start but die straight after.
Turned out i had some goo in the main jet.
All cleaned up AGAIN, she purrs like a kitten now :D and not a drop of smoke from the exhaust.

More to come...
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 01:52, Mon 22 March 2010
Ive turned my attention to the bodywork now that its running properly, Only thing left to do is set the fueling and i cant do that till its on the road.

So i had a nasty scrape in the passenger side arch
As seen here.
(http://img37.imagefra.me/img/img37/2/3/21/sparkysparks/f_v2ggwibim_1936301.jpg) (http://imagefra.me/)

I filled it and sprayed it.
(http://img38.imagefra.me/img/img38/2/3/21/sparkysparks/f_rm8grj0dm_30a70f3.jpg) (http://imagefra.me/)

(http://img37.imagefra.me/img/img37/2/3/21/sparkysparks/f_rm8grj1am_9d7303d.jpg) (http://imagefra.me/)

After compounding it and making it look all nice. I decided i wasnt happy with it, So thats gonna get another coat in the near future.

Also put some standard lights on. I like the tints but they were badly done, plus im looking for a more standard look.

Took the rear bumper off to see what kind of rust i had, i had got the usual bits where the brackets go. So that is awaiting some attention aswell now.

While the bumpers off im going to do something with that dirty mesh (front aswell). Probably just spray it black :D

Thats all for now.
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: scratcher on 07:18, Mon 22 March 2010
The white bonnet looks cool on there  8)  I'd be tempted to do the wing mirrors too.

And it looks like you've done a good job on the arch. I hope its changed your mind from selling it again!
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 11:27, Mon 22 March 2010
Thanks bud. The arch still needs work but its looking better than it did.
Ive still not made my mind completely, but i am swaying more towards keeping it and selling the beemer :D
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: Steve! on 21:02, Mon 22 March 2010
Some huge ass pictures there mate.... I like it!
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Post by: sparkysparks on 22:18, Mon 22 March 2010
They shrunk when i put them on, but i think they kept their quality
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Post by: Steve! on 22:22, Mon 22 March 2010
They do srink after they load lol
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Post by: scratcher on 23:12, Mon 22 March 2010
Ah man, you can't sell either. You've had the Beemer for years now  :lol:
Remember the doughnuts in Milton Keynes, and then finding out the bike rack wasn't tied down  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 23:18, Mon 22 March 2010
TBH mate i dont want to sell either. But ive got my heart set on a jap car, and i cant have 3 x-rated cars while at uni, thats just stupid, i'll have no money for food :D

Yeah i do remember, still got the scars on the spoiler to prove it!!
Those were the days.
BTW im rebuilding a bike at home, makin a rusty :p
Gonna get back into BMX in the summer. you better join in!
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Post by: scratcher on 23:40, Mon 22 March 2010
I'm on that  8) My bike still has blood on the top tube from the face plant incident  :(  :roll:
Maybe we can get a few people out at Easter time too.

I might have a Jap wagon soon if the KA sells. What are you looking at getting, still a 300ZX?
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 23:49, Mon 22 March 2010
Haha, nice, i just remember the cuts.

Yeah still pretty set on a zx, but i keep gettin swayed by cheap mr2's, s13's and celica gt4's

How come youve still not sold that thing. You had alot of messers?
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: Steve! on 23:52, Mon 22 March 2010
Whats for sale here?
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Post by: sparkysparks on 00:03, Tue 23 March 2010
Uh, well scratchers got his KA up for sale and im still deciding what to sell :D
PM me if your interested bud
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: scratcher on 01:51, Tue 23 March 2010
Don't PM him, just buy my KA  :wink: I can put a Phase 1 boot on it  :lol:

I've had a few people messing about, and a few scam artists. Plus I'm very attached to it and found it very hard to put it up for sale in the first place.

Give me a shout when you're back at Easter Dude  8)
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 08:16, Tue 23 March 2010
Well im back this weekend.
You coming up for friday?
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: scratcher on 08:30, Tue 23 March 2010
Na, I spent millions taking Rach to Alton Towers for her birthday the weekend gone so I cann'e afford to go up. Sounds like it'd be a good night.

Hows the maniflod paint work looking now? Mine burned off within twenty minutes :(
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 08:42, Tue 23 March 2010
fair enough. Yeah it doesnt look pretty anymore.
The turbo looks pretty shoddy now. I might blast it all back off at some point. Just looks messy.
600degrees my ass.
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: Steve! on 19:23, Tue 23 March 2010
Quote from: "sparkysparks"
Uh, well scratchers got his KA up for sale and im still deciding what to sell :D
PM me if your interested bud

Well I just sold my E30 and I'm after a Renault 5 gt turbo  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 21:12, Tue 23 March 2010
Is that a cabby youve just sold?

Well, what better place to look at images of my car than my thread :D

Ive just bought some standard indicators and repeaters aswell, so imagine it with them ;)
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: Steve! on 21:56, Tue 23 March 2010
Tell me more....


Price?
Mot?
Tax?
History?
Miles?
Where you at?
Etc, etc....

Sell the idea of buying it, to me mate!!
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 22:23, Tue 23 March 2010
Ok, well i was going to price it at 1500
Its got MOT till may i think. Ill have to check that though. When i took it for an mot it needed a little bit of welding and lots electrical issues that i fudged sorting. Thats all done now.
No tax ATM, i was gonna re insure it over easter and get it on the road again.
History wise it came with a folder full of stuff. Not exactly organised, but it has had a fair bit spend on it over the years. I was shocked to find it has had 17 owners though :D
Ive had it since september 08 and i bet im the only one thats looked after it properly.
It had a respray at some point, not the best job in my eyes, but i made it shine.
Miles are at around 70K, but i dont know how genuine that is.
Its at home in Kensworth near Luton.
Anything else? :D
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: Steve! on 22:35, Tue 23 March 2010
More pics....  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 23:02, Tue 23 March 2010
Well ive posted all the photos ive got worth looking at on here already.
Im going back for easter on saturday, Ill get some for you then if you like. Any specific areas you want me to address?
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: Steve! on 23:10, Tue 23 March 2010
Just go mad mate..... Photograph everything, would be rude not to!!!

Seats, dash, rust lol, wheels.... do it as if I was really there. I have a good feeling about this car.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 23:21, Tue 23 March 2010
Ok, will do. Just remember the rusty part holding the bumper on may not be done by then :D Im no good with the welder, it'll get done when Dad can be bothered, He should be ontop of it though as he'll be glad im home for easter :D
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: Steve! on 23:36, Tue 23 March 2010
What year is it?
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 23:38, Tue 23 March 2010
Um, its either 88 or 89.
The log book says 88 and the insurance says 89. Or the other way round.
Im told its an unofficial Phase 1.5, when they used bit of both.
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 19:07, Sat 27 March 2010
Ok, i had a productive day today.
First off i changed the indicators and repeaters over.

Before
(http://img38.imagefra.me/img/img38/2/3/27/sparkysparks/f_rm8grj4im_c6919a9.jpg) (http://imagefra.me/)

After
(http://img37.imagefra.me/img/img37/2/3/27/sparkysparks/f_rm8grj5am_5fab896.jpg) (http://imagefra.me/)

I think the orange works well against some colours. Black being one of them :D

I also got to work on the nasty rusted out part behind the rear bumper.

Drivers
(http://img40.imagefra.me/img/img40/2/3/27/sparkysparks/f_rm8grj5cm_708071a.jpg) (http://imagefra.me/)

Passengers
(http://img40.imagefra.me/img/img40/2/3/27/sparkysparks/f_rm8grj5dm_694517f.jpg) (http://imagefra.me/)

Ground
(http://img38.imagefra.me/img/img38/2/3/27/sparkysparks/f_rm8grj5em_f609974.jpg) (http://imagefra.me/)

Cut
(http://img38.imagefra.me/img/img38/2/3/27/sparkysparks/f_rm8grj5fm_14c7438.jpg) (http://imagefra.me/)

Weld
(http://img37.imagefra.me/img/img37/2/3/27/sparkysparks/f_rm8grj5hm_361cfd2.jpg) (http://imagefra.me/)

Reinforce
(http://img37.imagefra.me/img/img37/2/3/27/sparkysparks/f_rm8grjx3m_cd4cfc2.jpg) (http://imagefra.me/)

Drill
(http://img37.imagefra.me/img/img37/2/3/27/sparkysparks/f_rm8grjx8m_00d6aa6.jpg) (http://imagefra.me/)

Ive given it a coat of underseal also, but it got to dark to take a photo. Ready for the bumper tomorrow
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: Steve! on 19:08, Sat 27 March 2010
Keep at it... Should be mint for when I buy it lol
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 19:10, Sat 27 March 2010
:lol:
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: scratcher on 22:18, Sat 27 March 2010
Ah, didn't know you were back this weekend. I was round Steve's last night stripping his carb. We could've had a cuppa.

Its good to see you got the rust sorted, its a right pain back there  :(  
Is it all back on the road again?
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 00:50, Sun 28 March 2010
Yeah im back for easter now, 3 weeks.
I dunno if im putting it back on the road, i need to be able to insure it, Still owe dad for the campus insurance :S
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: Steve! on 20:48, Sun 28 March 2010
Where are you located?
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 20:53, Sun 28 March 2010
Im in a village near Dunstable, near Luton
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: Steve! on 22:05, Tue 30 March 2010
Hopefully mine soon....  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 17:50, Wed 14 April 2010
Went to take the car for the MOT, to which it failed on front shocks and rear brakes.
Thought the place i take my cars looked very derelict, so i slapped the rat hood back on for some photos ;)

(http://img37.imagefra.me/img/img37/6/4/14/sparkysparks/f_jqf2kvaeam_2e9ed46.jpg) (http://imagefra.me/)

(http://img38.imagefra.me/img/img38/6/4/14/sparkysparks/f_jqf2kvaebm_40cdf39.jpg) (http://imagefra.me/)

Even the haters have to admit that rat look has its days :D

Oh, and it blew up again. This car is a bit of a joke. Think its the HG again, took it apart and found this tiny little hole.

(http://img38.imagefra.me/img/img38/6/4/14/sparkysparks/f_vxixefv5vm_aa6f679.jpg) (http://imagefra.me/)

(http://img37.imagefra.me/img/img37/6/4/14/sparkysparks/f_vxixefw1pm_28197b7.jpg) (http://imagefra.me/)

It was puffing water vapor out of the exhaust and getting very hot.
Compressions were (from flywheel) 9.5 bar 9 bar 8.5 bar and 8 bar, and the failed part of the HG was at the highest compression. Strange eh. Anyway, its all coming out again for a checkup and clean up and going back in with a new clutch :D and to think i was going to sell it  :lol:
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 18:07, Tue 18 May 2010
Its all back together and fixed up, running beautifully with an unskimmed original head i got from jay. Apart from a slight water leak from the water blanking plate on the head all is good. Im gonna take it off and use plenty of sealant. Looks like its still on the original paper gasket.

Also got the speedo working, so happy :D it was a dodgy unit in the end, put this new one (that  big steve kindly gave to me (not the big steve on this forum :D)) and it worked straight away.
Gonna set the fan up later tonight with a multimeter, then its spot on.
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: scratcher on 18:33, Tue 18 May 2010
Nice work man, good job. Will you be bringing it to Pod on friday?

I might have a spare gasket for that plate. I'll go have a look.
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 17:09, Wed 19 May 2010
Looking at that gasket mate looks like its still been detting alittle, may need to fit the det cans to that and here if its still doing it.
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 00:26, Thu 20 May 2010
Its not going to pod :D not risking blowing it up again, might come in the campus though.

Whats a det can, something to diagnose det obviously, but what is it, i went to change that wire by the way, it hadnt burnt through the cable, just the sleeve, so i dont know why it was doing it,

The only way i thought of retarding the ignition would be to slot the hole on the distributor bracket, and slide it round. That would work right?
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: jayy.cfg on 23:07, Fri 21 May 2010
do you need some shocks at all mate to get it tho the mot ?
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 13:34, Sat 22 May 2010
Quote from: "sparkysparks"
Its not going to pod :D not risking blowing it up again, might come in the campus though.

Whats a det can, something to diagnose det obviously, but what is it, i went to change that wire by the way, it hadnt burnt through the cable, just the sleeve, so i dont know why it was doing it,

The only way i thought of retarding the ignition would be to slot the hole on the distributor bracket, and slide it round. That would work right?

I've got a stephascope which i use to here det, we could use those.

To retard the ignition timing abit not the timing sensor towards the front of the car abit, that will retard the ignition.
Just thinking of it have you tried another AEI unit on there, could be that playing up
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 16:34, Sun 23 May 2010
I saw that stethoscope at the pod, i realised thats what my dads been using to listen to our various engine woes. Might hook that up like you did for a bit. Its missing quite a bit on tick-over now though, so i'm looking towards the AEI like you said.
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 16:57, Sun 23 May 2010
If its missing on tickover then don't think it'll be AEI unit mate, something else will be wrong with it.
Do a comp test and see what they say them go from there.
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 17:32, Sun 23 May 2010
Quote from: "markey mark (bd)"
If its missing on tickover then don't think it'll be AEI unit mate, something else will be wrong with it.
Do a comp test and see what they say them go from there.

Would a coolant leak from the head water plate have anything to do with it?
If its blown something again!!! Wont be happy
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: Ash-Lee on 19:47, Sun 23 May 2010
The leak from that plate shouldn't affect anything, apart from the obvious coolant loss.
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 19:51, Sun 23 May 2010
I posted my results in another thread :D i done a compression test and got 125 psi accross all cylinders. Could it just be the carb needs tweaking again. ive set up the idle before, given it some boost and needed to set it up all over again.

I was hoping that plate wouldnt have anything to do with it.
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: Ash-Lee on 21:19, Sun 23 May 2010
125psi seems a little on the low side, i've always seen ~150psi.

But at least the compression is the same across the 4, is it low compression?
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 21:38, Sun 23 May 2010
I thought cus its a low compression engine it would be low, but not that low. Its an unskimmed head, so it will be at its lowest compression. But like you said, its the same accross them all and the car still runs, its a strange one. I think it might just need adjustment somewhere
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 17:16, Wed 26 May 2010
If the compression readings are all the same across the cylinders them i'll be looking at spark plugs, cap and HT leads mate.
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 23:15, Wed 26 May 2010
I started it up today and it run sweet as a nut. I dont know whats going on. at the moment the car is near perfect, all i need to do is fix the water plate leak :D
I was told the spark plugs were newish, the lead looks ok, i trimmed it a few months ago so its on a new contact. It might have just been cleaning the pipes.
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 16:03, Thu 27 May 2010
Wonder if rotor arm and cap had crap in it

Least its running sweet now
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 17:07, Thu 27 May 2010
:lol:  losing the will with this car now. Just turned it round on the drive to spray the arch (which by the way came out great) and heard a scraping whilst turning, had a look under to see what it was, couldnt see anything scraping but i did see milk coming out of my bloody sump!! Got loads of mayo in the oil cap aswell. Still running perfectly though.
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 18:30, Thu 27 May 2010
Did you disturb any of the liners when you had the head off mate?
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 18:33, Thu 27 May 2010
Not atall, i was considering putting new liner seals in whilst the engine was out, but didnt in the end. My dads just pointed out to me, its barely been run since its been fixed, so its probably just residue in the oil still waiting to be boiled out. i hope thats the case, still need to re glue the sump on though :D
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 18:52, Thu 27 May 2010
Was there water in the oil before you took the head off?

I would drop all the oil now and then re-fill it and run it for abit, see if it re-appers
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 18:58, Thu 27 May 2010
I think so, i cant really remember, its been apart so many times.
The headgasket had a hole in it. and all of a sudden whilst driving i had plumes of white smoke coming out.
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 19:07, Thu 27 May 2010
Best drop the oil mate and clean it out.

Could do a quick test too while the oil is dropped, leave sump plug out and pressure test the water system, see if any water comes from the sump this will say if its liner seals or not.
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 20:01, Thu 27 May 2010
Gonna make up a pressure tester for the water system. I just remembered that it was new oil in there from when the head was off :(
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: scratcher on 18:16, Fri 28 May 2010
Ahhhh, rubish man :(

I've got a cap with a valve in if you wanna use it to pressurise the system?
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 18:35, Fri 28 May 2010
Yeah that would be wicked, was gonna try and make one up but if you already have one thats even better.
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 17:42, Sun 30 May 2010
Check this out.
(http://img37.imagefra.me/img/img37/6/5/30/sparkysparks/f_vxixefw1pm_e690bee.jpg) (http://imagefra.me/)
Not 1, not 2, but 3 snapped studs. nice eh, still, my dad is a lifesaver and he welded new bolts onto then and tried to get them out, only having success with one if them. The other 2 just sheered off even more thread. So we had to drill them out and re-tap the holes.

Its all working now, well for the 15 seconds it was running on fuel vapour :D

Also sprayed my arch as it needed finishing.
(http://img38.imagefra.me/img/img38/6/5/30/sparkysparks/f_vxixefvxmm_5f85ad8.jpg) (http://imagefra.me/)
(http://img38.imagefra.me/img/img38/6/5/30/sparkysparks/f_vxixefvynm_7c0ea19.jpg) (http://imagefra.me/)
I was so pleased with how well it came out i decided to do the front aswell, as it looked like the previous owner had messed up the clear coat on it.
(http://img37.imagefra.me/img/img37/6/5/30/sparkysparks/f_v2ggwicsm_c70e9d2.jpg) (http://imagefra.me/)
(http://img40.imagefra.me/img/img40/6/5/30/sparkysparks/f_vxixefw0om_4427776.jpg) (http://imagefra.me/)

As of now, i need to pressure test the coolant system to see if i have popped a liner seal again or whether im just being paranoid and its just residue from last time.
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: Ash-Lee on 21:59, Sun 30 May 2010
Those little bolts are a nightmare, even more so for the water pump.

When i remove them i usually run a tap through the head and a die over the bolts just to clean them up and a blob of copper slip to stop them sticking so much.

Alloy and fine threads = Disaster!
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 12:43, Mon 31 May 2010
I know rite, who cuts threads that small into aluminium, stupid renault designers
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 21:40, Wed 23 June 2010
I thought i'd update this thread.

I now own the car, i've just bought it off the bloke Mark sold it to.
The engine is very unhealthy, pretty much dead to be honest so it'll be coming out this weekend and stripped, more than likely replaced with another. I'll be checking everything else too to see why its blown so many times in the past.

Once its running the engine bay will be having a freshen up and another black bonnet and bumper will be going on.
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 01:36, Thu 24 June 2010
Awesome, cant wait to see it again all fixed up.

Me and my dad will be very interested into why it had broken so many times,
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 16:39, Thu 24 June 2010
Right just pulled it apart and have found a few things with the engine, firstly the head has signs thats its been detting for a while pistons have a few marks on them too but nothing serious. The head will be ok with a skim, it shouldn't go too low since this is a stadard thickness head anyway.

I've removed the aei unit, this is going to be replaced along with the TDC. Extending it with 4-core household cable!  :lol:  :wink:

The real suprise for me was when i looked at number 1 piston, sat right down the bottom even wheni moved it.
Removed the piston and liner and the conrod has smashed to piece's as has the piston bottom and liner.  :(
Cranks scrap too but block is ok to keep as spare.

Another engine has been sourced so that will be going in soon too.
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: scratcher on 17:15, Thu 24 June 2010
I couldn't believe the rod and liner in the picture you sent mate. That thing was a mess!

Well glad its being fixed up again. Its a really nice car.
Can you fit behind the wheel yet?  :lol:
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 17:19, Thu 24 June 2010
Quote from: "scratcher"
I couldn't believe the rod and liner in the picture you sent mate. That thing was a mess!

Well glad its being fixed up again. Its a really nice car.
Can you fit behind the wheel yet?  :lol:

Stick the pic up on here mate if you can, i'm still not able to put pic's up.

No not yet!  :lol:  A set of runners will be fitted soon so at least i can get in there.
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 17:57, Thu 24 June 2010
Yeah put the pic up, i wanna see what he done in the 10 miles home.
It was fine when it left my house, i told him not to rag it, i heard him leave the village, i knew it wouldnt last long
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 18:04, Thu 24 June 2010
Quote from: "sparkysparks"
Yeah put the pic up, i wanna see what he done in the 10 miles home.
It was fine when it left my house, i told him not to rag it, i heard him leave the village, i knew it wouldnt last long

All i can say is i haven't seen a rod and piston like that in a while.
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 18:44, Thu 24 June 2010
Damn!
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: scratcher on 19:08, Thu 24 June 2010
I'll load it up in a sec. It looked bad on my phone, but on the bigger screen its so much better  :lol:
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: scratcher on 19:10, Thu 24 June 2010
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g319/pimpscratcher/Renault/IMG_0075.jpg)
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 19:17, Thu 24 June 2010
OH MY GOD!!!
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: Ash-Lee on 20:00, Thu 24 June 2010
Well done!  8)

Makes my breakages seem rather pathetic.  :lol:
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: H150GTT on 20:32, Thu 24 June 2010
:lol:   :lol:   :lol:
Thats tidy!!
When you do a job you do it right lol  :wink:
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: andybond on 22:03, Thu 24 June 2010
For Sale. Lightly used piston . Some minor superficial damage. 10.
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: Ash-Lee on 22:29, Thu 24 June 2010
Quote from: "andybond"
For Sale. Lightly used piston . Some minor superficial damage. 10.

 :mrgreen:

Apart from the conrod actually being snapped it also looks bent!

Big ends to tight/loose?
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 22:42, Thu 24 June 2010
Quote from: "scratcher"
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g319/pimpscratcher/Renault/IMG_0075.jpg)

And thats the good side of the piston, over side is even worse!
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 17:44, Fri 25 June 2010
Done little more to it today, i checked the turbo over as the crappy creamy oil has been through it, little bit of play but nothing to major so will refit it and see how it goes. I also painted the rear housing as i wasnt liking the red, gone silver now.  :)

The head has been stripped of all the manifolds and they have been given a lick of paint too, they'll be fitted to the new engine when i pick it up. Block will be coming out tomorrow and then i can clean the engine bay up.

Also if anyone has a set of red ot yellow boost hose's without a DV outlet let me know, i've chucked the worn originals so need some replacements.
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 18:50, Fri 25 June 2010
Well done bud, my dad has a theory that the block was the problem all along though, i had a mushed liner seal once, thought it may have been squashing against the block, although, i dont see how cast iron would break.
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 14:51, Sun 27 June 2010
Update again today.

Engine is out of the car, cleaned the engine bay as there was a load of oil all over it. I'll be removing all the bits off the old block to either keep as spare or use on new engine (few nice clean brackets), rest though is being scraped as its totally knackered.

Can't do much to it now till next weekend when i will have the new engine, bonnet and bumper.
Will try get some seat runners too so i can move the drivers seat back so i can actually drive the thing!  :lol:
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 16:30, Sun 04 July 2010
Well its running!!  :D

Yesterday i fitted the new engine to the car, fitted alot of new gaskets and service parts just to make sure its all sweet also treated it to a set of yellow boost pipes. Once it fired up it ran lovely just need to adjust the tappets and sort a few little probs and the fuel pump relay, once thats done its time to set the boost to 16psi and sell it on.

I will see if i can get Scratcher to kindly put some pics up for us.  :wink:
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 17:20, Sun 04 July 2010
Awesome, good job buddy
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: scratcher on 00:06, Mon 05 July 2010
I'll put them up after work tomorrow for you  :wink:

Looks like another cracking job  8)
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: scratcher on 15:09, Mon 05 July 2010
Le engine......... IN  :D

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g319/pimpscratcher/Renault/IMG_0093.jpg)
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g319/pimpscratcher/Renault/IMG_0091.jpg)
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: James5 on 15:29, Mon 05 July 2010
Top work Mark as always, out of interest what is the pubaru turbo like on the ickle gtt lump?
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 16:45, Mon 05 July 2010
Quote from: "James5"
Top work Mark as always, out of interest what is the pubaru turbo like on the ickle gtt lump?

I'll let you know mate once i've fitted a new actuator and bracket, it'll be set to 16psi.
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 16:50, Mon 05 July 2010
We were wondering, if the actuator wasnt weak, but the bracket was moving about, as it was only on one bolt.
Whats with the yellow water pump :D
I spent hours getting all yellow off that car, it was everywhere :D
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 22:32, Mon 05 July 2010
Quote from: "sparkysparks"
Whats with the yellow water pump :D
I spent hours getting all yellow off that car, it was everywhere :D

I had abit of yellow paint left so thought sod it, brighten the engine bay up abit. I still got few little bits i want to tidy up but so far thats how its staying now.

I went for yellow as it was the only boost pipes i could get, also goes with the radioactive fuel filler cap!  :lol:  :D
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: DanielSon-gtt on 22:38, Mon 05 July 2010
Get some fresh jubilies on them boost pipes that's the only thing letting it down good work
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 03:25, Tue 06 July 2010
Glad you kept that on :D
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: James5 on 23:00, Fri 09 July 2010
Quote from: "sparkysparks"
Ok guys, its been a while. Ive been a bit lazy on posting and helping out on the site. Thought id give you all an update on the lil beasty

The girlfriend hates me car with a vengance! She has no real reason other than its too fast and ugly.
She is wrong!
But, shes a goodun so i got a bonnet that wasn't rusty, so she can stand it a bit more, nice aint I ;)
Also got a campus grill (i prefer it to the turbo anyway, looks smoother and more discreet).

Before
(http://img40.imagefra.me/img/img40/2/3/21/sparkysparks/f_v2ggwhanm_cc8a0c1.jpg) (http://imagefra.me/)

After
(http://img38.imagefra.me/img/img38/2/3/21/sparkysparks/f_v2ggwiblm_a603dc0.jpg) (http://imagefra.me/)

Ive still got some rat in me though so i added this as my personal touch.(http://img38.imagefra.me/img/img38/2/3/21/sparkysparks/f_v2ggwiaom_839779e.jpg) (http://imagefra.me/)

I did have another engine problem a while back and its not been on the road since. (fixed but not had the funds to get it OTR)

My headgasket had gone. When i had the last problem of the piston falling apart i stupidly re-used the HG as we only did a compression test on it. That was the root of my problems i think. From then on it was using coolant every now and then.
It got really bad and i had to limp it home 70 miles from uni.
That didn't go to plan...
It popped on the M1 and i was left waiting for recovery on the side of the motorway where another motorway had just joined. (yes a very dangerous spot :D)

Found this when i took it all apart.
(http://img40.imagefra.me/img/img40/2/3/21/sparkysparks/f_v2ggwhdmm_0400cce.jpg) (http://imagefra.me/)
(http://img37.imagefra.me/img/img37/2/3/21/sparkysparks/f_v2ggwhenm_fc22ade.jpg) (http://imagefra.me/)

Very conveniently for me, SCRATCHER was replacing his pistons at the time and i bought his used pistons, liners and rings off him.

Engine all back together. I bought another carb, took it all apart, cleaned it all up, put it on.
Car would start but die straight after.
Turned out i had some goo in the main jet.
All cleaned up AGAIN, she purrs like a kitten now :D and not a drop of smoke from the exhaust.

More to come...

Did you find out what cause the piston to do this??
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: Ash-Lee on 23:36, Fri 09 July 2010
Oil starvation?
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 02:31, Sat 10 July 2010
yeah i think it was that the oil had mixed with the water to a point where it wasnt lubricating it. nice eh, ive still got that one
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: James5 on 10:55, Sat 10 July 2010
Quote from: "sparkysparks"
yeah i think it was that the oil had mixed with the water to a point where it wasnt lubricating it. nice eh, ive still got that one

I am not to sure what mine is although I have no oil and coolant mix, I did have some low oil pressure and was running very low on fuel in the tank at the time and was co,ming around a long bend hard in the 5
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 11:26, Sat 10 July 2010
The scoring on the piston will be down to running lean causing the piston to get hot and expand, not lack of lubrication.
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 12:30, Sat 10 July 2010
oh ok fair enough. Still a mess though.
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 16:20, Mon 26 July 2010
So you've had a chance to break it now :), hows it goin?
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 16:36, Mon 26 July 2010
Its driving now got the new -31 actuator mounted on a new bracket, got to get a boost gauge as i can't tell what the boost is but all i can say is it does have abit of poke in it!  :D

Need to reset the tappets as they've got slightly noisy but you expect that from an engine sat around for abit.

Still deciding about bonnet and bumper, should i sort them or leave them.
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 16:43, Mon 26 July 2010
Did he not give you the gauge i gave him, thats a bit harsh.
Glad to hear it.
With regards to the bonnet and bumper, i wont argue that it needs a new bumper, but i liked the contrast, as you've gone a different direction with all the yellow though, howabout a yellow one?
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 17:48, Mon 26 July 2010
Quote from: "sparkysparks"
Did he not give you the gauge i gave him, thats a bit harsh.
Glad to hear it.
With regards to the bonnet and bumper, i wont argue that it needs a new bumper, but i liked the contrast, as you've gone a different direction with all the yellow though, howabout a yellow one?

No he didn't even mention about a boost gauge when i bought it, ah well i've found a new one for it will be buying it later.

If i can't find a black bonnet i may chequer the bottom corner so i sort of blends in abit more, i will be painting over the radio active sign now as i'm keeping the yellow colour to just under the bonnet.
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 18:38, Mon 26 July 2010
Noo, the legacy will be over!!
Still, ive laid my touch on the newen
(http://img37.imagefra.me/img/img37/8/7/26/sparkysparks/f_jbm42ctgou5m_547ce5b.jpg) (http://imagefra.me/)
:D

Chequering is cool, you sure theres not a touch of rat in you mark?
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 20:20, Mon 26 July 2010
Don't worry mate i'm waiting for the right 5 to turn up to do a proper 'rat look' one.  :D
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 16:34, Sat 21 August 2010
Well car didn't sell for the price i want but do have a buyer interested in it at moment.

As i had it sat there i thought i'd use it so its insured for a month and i'll be driving it round for a while.
Car does drive well and the turbo spins up quite nicely for what it is, shame the turbo just died now though.  :(  Think after all that crappy oil went through it it knackered the thrust bearing so i'm on hunt for replacement TDO4 or TDO5 then i'll be setting boost and fueling for it.

Other syuff i've done to it is reset tappets, welded up the downpipe (cracked) and sold rear seats. I'm still on hunt for bonnet and front bumper as it does need a black one to mate look nice.
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 16:48, Mon 23 August 2010
I thought that turbo would never go!
I was gonna say that turbos are cheap enough, but ive just had a quick look on ebay, seems theyre getting around the 100 mark.
Im pissed he threw that rat bonnet away, id rather he just said he didnt want it so i could put it on the campus :D
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 19:23, Mon 23 August 2010
Yeah they have gone up abit, i was looking for a TD05 but managed to get a TD04 for a nice price so thats on its way for it now.

I've also been painting up a new front bumper for it, got an A@J Tuning front bumper for good price so giving it a few coats of black paint and see how it turns out, if all ok it'll go on the car.
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: 5teve L on 20:23, Mon 23 August 2010
I think the TD05 may have been a little big anyway Mark. TD04 is prob about right for the little 1.4  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 21:36, Mon 23 August 2010
Quote from: "5teve L"
I think the TD05 may have been a little big anyway Mark. TD04 is prob about right for the little 1.4  :mrgreen:

You'll be suprised mate, the TD04 spins up very quickly for the size of it. The TDO5 is only bigger on the compressor side so wouldn't add too much lag to it.

As i'm sellinjg it i'm not too fussed but would have been nice to try a TDO5.
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 05:03, Tue 24 August 2010
So the td04 adapter plate was a good mod  :wink:
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 20:03, Sun 05 September 2010
Well 5's now sold, a friend who's 5 i work on is having it just waiting for it to be collected now.

Shame to see it got as its going well now, 17psi is good fun!  :D

Its being treated to a new paint job by the new owner (he's a painter by trade), once its done i'll try get some new pic's of it.
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 03:04, Mon 06 September 2010
Glad to hear its gone to a good home. i would love to see the respray pics
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 14:47, Sat 01 January 2011
Right this may only appeal to Mark (Sparkeysparks) as it was his old car but here's how the old TDO4 project 5 looked once i had finished with it. I've finallymanaged to sort out photobucket account so can put pic's up now.  :D

http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss90 ... bay003.jpg (http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss90/markbd/ebay003.jpg)

http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss90 ... bay004.jpg (http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss90/markbd/ebay004.jpg)

http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss90 ... bay005.jpg (http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss90/markbd/ebay005.jpg)

http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss90 ... bay006.jpg (http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss90/markbd/ebay006.jpg)

http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss90 ... bay007.jpg (http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss90/markbd/ebay007.jpg)

http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss90 ... bay008.jpg (http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss90/markbd/ebay008.jpg)
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 17:10, Sat 01 January 2011
I miss this car so much. The campus just isnt the same.
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 17:21, Sat 01 January 2011
Quote from: "sparkysparks"
I miss this car so much. The campus just isnt the same.

I got another for sale soon that may interest you.
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 17:29, Sat 01 January 2011
Unless you can sell it for around 200 i wont be able to afford it :D
I just had to take the zed off the road as i cant afford it. Ill wait till my student loan comes in and see what i have to play with  :lol:
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: scratcher on 18:04, Sat 01 January 2011
Has the guy given you any photos of the new paint yet man?
Those seats were so nice. Really snug  :lol:
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 16:24, Sun 02 January 2011
Quote from: "scratcher"
Has the guy given you any photos of the new paint yet man?
Those seats were so nice. Really snug  :lol:

Not yet but will see if can get some soon
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: James5 on 18:09, Sun 02 January 2011
Think he has sprayed your old 5 in a pug Onyx black couple of pics on RTOC

http://www.rtoc.org/boards/album.php?al ... reid=14176 (http://www.rtoc.org/boards/album.php?albumid=1089&pictureid=14176)
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 18:12, Sun 02 January 2011
Ah man, i cant get on there.
(also scratcher, they were not comfy, but they didnt have any wiggle room :D)
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: scratcher on 02:10, Mon 03 January 2011
Sign up Mark, put that student loan to good use  :lol:
I thought they were quite nice. Deffo no wriggle room though, Steve can vouch for that!
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 00:16, Tue 04 January 2011
I will when ive got dough to do the campus conversion ;)
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 20:10, Wed 15 February 2012
Thread re opened. Have you got any photos of my old girl in her new paint mark? I want inspiration for the newen :D
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 17:13, Sat 18 February 2012
Quote from: "sparkysparks"
Thread re opened. Have you got any photos of my old girl in her new paint mark? I want inspiration for the newen :D

Not yet mate but its meant to be coming to mine for abit of work soon
Title: Re: Ratlook 5 TD04 Project
Post by: sparkysparks on 18:57, Sun 19 February 2012
Still wanting more power eh.