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Re: Harry's GL04 MXU Project Banana!

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Wow!
Keep up the good work

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And it roars to life once again! :yeah: :beers:

So, all coolant hoses connected up, oil cooler lines reattached, COFS installed and the line filled with 2T before connecting. I think I have a tiny bubble in the line just at the top of the bend, but should still be ok as it still seems to be passing through. Have premixed heavily on what is left of the tank and will check 2T levels as I drive to check and make sure it's using it since it's only gravity fed! 8-[ makes me nervous for some reason since i'm the one that's made, planned and installed that bit! :oops: :lol:

After connecting the bottom reservoir hose to the thermostat housing, I noticed a crack starting just before the hose clamp... :( so that's preventatively gone into the bin, and a good used hose reinstalled. Didn't know this was a thing, but Mazda changed which hoses go where on the stat housing? They flipped the bottom reservoir hose and the one that goes to the heater matrix in the cabin :-k see difference in hose layout in the first three photos... :scratch: :scratch: dunno why, not bothered, but had two spare hoses to set it up how it should be :D whether it's a later revision thing? R3's all seem to use the 3rd photo's setup.

Lining up the gearbox never seems to get any easier #-o what a pain. Genuinely that's probably the hardest bit of the lot wrestling with it on ya back under the car grunting like a mad man! Neighbours must think (know) that i'm nuts :lol: new release bearing installed, absolute mess the old rear main made inside the bellhousing has been cleaned up and grabbed a spare propshaft since I massacred the original one with an angle grinder so it'd work as a "plug" for the rear of the box when removing it (so not to spill that fresh fluid i'd just put in it not 20 miles earlier :lol:) The new clutch pedal feel is so light! :o that'll take some getting used to when I get to driving.

Got to work with the angle grinder too on the other wing, all cut down now and fitting really well with the hinges - no touching or interference. Took a flap disc to the edges to smooth them off and hit with some rattle can :twisted: not a bad colour match tbh, it's only visible when the door is open and from the inside. Tidied it up nicely and shouldn't rust out. =D>

Still a little more work to go, but black powdercoated PZ wheels with new centre caps are now on wrapped in Cup2's, new spline wheel nuts on.

Last real steps are complete the mesh on the front bumper, re-fit the arch liners, triple check for leaks (haven't found any yet! [-o<) and then stick the front end back together with the carbon bonnet again and give it a test drive! :unibrow:


(and as you may be able to tell, i've been at it all day again as the last photos were in the dark) :rofl: :rofl:


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Re: Harry's GL04 MXU Project Banana!

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Nice work Harry =D>
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cheers Malcolm :D :salut:
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COFS installed and the line filled with 2T before connecting. I think I have a tiny bubble in the line just at the top of the bend, but should still be ok as it still seems to be passing through. Have premixed heavily on what is left of the tank and will check 2T levels as I drive to check and make sure it's using it since it's only gravity fed! 8-[ makes me nervous for some reason since i'm the one that's made, planned and installed that bit! :oops: :lol:

The OMP is only ever "gravity fed", even without the COFS, as oil is dropped into a reservoir behind the OMP, which only a has about 40mm "head" before it overflows back into the sump.

This ensures that the OMP, which is a positive displacement pump, sips from the reservoir and doesn't receive oil at circulation pressure.

Depending on your 2T tank location and level, you might be presenting your COFS-enabled OMP with a greater head of gravity feed than before.

My Sohn arrangement certainly does, which is why I get a puff of smoke from the exhaust on the first start after a long (weeks) parking, as a tiny amount of 2T manages to syphon through the OMP piston clearances.

It's never enough to cause concern or any noticeable drop in the 2T oil tank level, and may even provide some additional protection to the cambers and help seals seal. It hasn't caused any plug fouling, as the plugs are always much cleaner since I fitted the Sohn 12 years ago, than before.
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Fair enough, that makes a bit more sense then! Didn't know it was fed like that at low pressure in stock configuration too without COFS. The more pressure from height, the better in my eyes, and the tank is definitely above the height needed for it [-o<

Can tell i'm not used to S1's :lol: i've been in R3 happy rainbows la la land for a bit too long :unibrow: :unibrow: :p

Shall just have to wait and see, keep my eyes peeled for the levels dropping once i've given it a good drive and hoon about to confirm!
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i had a particularly leaky omp when i had a cofs attached. if i left it parked more than a few days (it was regularly parked for months) it would smoke, a lot, until fully up to temperature.

just ask pip, i smoked my way onto the dyno, then filled his workshop up with smoke for a good 10 mins of warmup, even with all the extractor fans on!
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gotta let people know you own a rotary huh, SMOKE EVERYWHEEEERE ;) :rofl:


when people ask, the answer of "oh, it just does that" becomes all too common :P can't wait for the bridgeport lumpy idle comments as i've not had the pleasure of those yet! :lol:
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Last bits that I got to tick off today:

Diagnose why the speakers weren't working - ended up being a combination of me not having plugged in my passthrough harness into the radio far enough (used that to tap into accessory & illumination power for the dashcam and temp gauges so i'm not chopping up the car's actual harness), and the passenger door amp being knackered. new(used) amp installed and connector pushed home properly - hey presto, some lovely sound! =D>

Door cards on - new bulbs in there too whilst i've got easy access to them, tied back the harness since i'd had it off and adjusted with the hinge kit being done and all closes and opens as it should 8)

Front bumper mesh installed in the oil cooler ducts, originally only had the centre grille done as I ran out of mesh material :lol:

Wheels back on and torqued, arch liners back fastened and off for a test drive!

The new clutch is mega light to push, it's nuts! Not really had the chance to drive on a new clutch much :^o Not helped by the ultralight flywheel dropping revs reeeeeal fast compared to what i'm used to, I managed stalled it out twice but i'm slowly getting used to it :p

Did end up getting a sizeable bubble in the 2T line, don't think I filled the COFS adapter well enough and it rose up into the bend. so much easier to deal with when the engine is warm though, popped off the line, pushed it lower to remove the bend, finger over the end and watched the bubble rise and pop out the tank. Line is back on now with the mess cleaned up and no bubble again yet! \:D/

Only thing I really want to do now is sort the cruise control... But that's for another day :)


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And voila! Now it's properly on the road and driving (just watch out for the banana so you don't slip :P)


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You bringing 'nana to the pond house?
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Most likely! It'll be at most events this year minus one month where i'll bring out the white R3 to make sure it doesn't gain too many cobwebs from storage :lol:
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This project brings back a real mix of emotions for me of pain and joy during gearbox and engine removals and refitting.
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Re: Harry's GL04 MXU Project Banana!

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HarSc wrote:
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Ok, so the car may not have an engine at the mo, but that doesn't stop me :lol:

LAMBO HINGES!:yeah: :yeah: :yeah:

Still need to sort the wiring and extend it, plus cut the wing, but the hinge itself is on and fitted, longer bolts and all nice and snug + aligned. They're a pain to get aligned, but once they're there they work well! :D once I'm happy with it all, then i'll be mirroring it to the driver's side.



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They are 100% not without their downsides, that's mostly on the installation side though. Must admit I do genuinely love em now they're on the car :p a little heavy to lift when in the car trying to open the door up, but not too bad. I've definitely still got more alignment to do though, they fit well to the chassis and rear door, but don't quite line up with the front wings yet. They'll do for now and I'll get round to it :lol:

If ever anyone wants to check them out or give them a whirl then feel free to come say hey at shows or meets. Or just in general if local :thumleft: :lol:
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£1300 Inc shipping/taxes from vertical doors 😬

You've got another job at my house over winter Harry.......if we've sorted the turbo by then 😂
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I probably shouldn’t as there’s a filler job around the passenger side handle so I think the added stress of a lift will be problematic 😂 at least that’s how I’ll rationalise not getting them
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Amazing work Harry, I've not even started Bruce up for weeks 😞
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Just done the first oil change today, Went round to see Darius and set up on his driveway instead for a change ;) :lol: had a bunch of oil with me, ended up doing a triple drop to get it running clean since the rebuild plus a new Mazda filter. Gone through one tank of fuel now, 277 miles! :twisted: =D> most of that was to and from Japfest, but still :P hopefully many more miles to come!

(also, I give up with S1's... I'm just gunna remove the UIM each time I do an oil change, I don't wanna be spilling oil everywhere and making a royal mess :evil: :lol: plus, easier to grab now 8))


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The trick is to fill the new filter with clean oil, then leave it for at least 10 minutes, somewhere warm.

During this time, all the oil will soak into the filter element.

Then only half top-up the cartridge before fitting to the engine, without spilling any.

After finishing the job, spin the engine with the throttle floored (deflood mode) so the system fully primes, without starting.

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I'll admit, i've never pre-filled an oil filter. Never seen the need to personally, especially when you can already prime it with the car turning over like you say. I'll usually use some of the drained oil to rub on the new filter's seal, but other than that stuck em on dry inside and just done the engine turnover on the starter with the throttle down. Works on the 8's and the mazda 2 as a fuel cut (so all the cars i've ever owned so far lol), will send oil into the fresh filter and fill it up better than I can - means I don't mess around spilling clean oil on installation :D

(I know it's a bit of a hot debate between car people online, some swear by doing it, others don't lol)

Even after letting the car sit before starting the oil change, oil still ran everywhere out of the old filter as I was removing it :lol: had a load of rags surrounding the filter pedestal so it was fine in the end :guns:
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Ok, so... Ya know when you've got a bunch of jobs and things to fix on your car, so you go ahead and do those things.... Right?



No - instead, you disassemble, sand, prime and paint a 1/10 scale RC version of your car :twisted: :lol:

Coming soon to a show near you: The RC mini version of the banana =D>


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Ok, so... Ya know when you've got a bunch of jobs and things to fix on your car, so you go ahead and do those things.... Right?



No - instead, you disassemble, sand, prime and paint a 1/10 scale RC version of your car :twisted: :lol:

Coming soon to a show near you: The RC mini version of the banana =D>



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That paintjob is better than most of the "smart repairs" i've seen :D
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thatturborx8 wrote:
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That paintjob is better than most of the "smart repairs" i've seen :D
Thank youuuu! :inlove: :inlove: still time to mess it up though with clear once i've painted the diffuser black :P :lol:
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HarSc wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2024 10:45 pm
Ok, so... Ya know when you've got a bunch of jobs and things to fix on your car, so you go ahead and do those things.... Right?



No - instead, you disassemble, sand, prime and paint a 1/10 scale RC version of your car :twisted: :lol:

Coming soon to a show near you: The RC mini version of the banana =D>

Which reminds me….Only had the kit for two years!!!
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Sep 2005-Aug 2006 EO55 XOL VR 231 New
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Jan 2019-Jun 2020 T200 CAD Orange SC 231
Feb 2020-May 2023 RR54 AJR VR 231 Modified for Track
Oct 2020-Mar 2021 YA56 EUE Copper Red Nemesis
Jun 2022-Apr 2023 TN07 JHD KURO Resurrected
Jun 2023-Jan2024 OV09 BFF Sparkling Black
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