ER5 Engine Swap / Build

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Re: ER5 Engine Swap / Build

#106 Post by fastbob » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:23 pm

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Good fortune for tomorrows weather Bob.

Hope to pop out to the garage myself tomorrow (Friday) find my old zinc anodes and pick up some fresh white vinegar / Epson salts with shopping and try some plating. this time i have plenty of old phone chargers.

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Re: ER5 Engine Swap / Build

#107 Post by fastbob » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:26 pm

I still haven't fired up this new engine. Instead I've been tidying up the bodywork . I bought a scabby mud guard off eBay complete with a fender extender and set about prepping it for paint . The fender extender was a dull grey so I sanded it with 2500 grade wet and dry then polished it with G3 . It came up surprisingly well I think. I paid £25 which isn't bad considering that a new fender extender costs that much on its own . We'll I don't want shit flung all over my new engine.
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Re: ER5 Engine Swap / Build

#108 Post by linuxrob » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:35 pm

Nice work Bob, have used a heatgun on some grey plastic in the past, also never though of using the Gtechnic G3 glass sealer.

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Re: ER5 Engine Swap / Build

#109 Post by goat » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:38 pm

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Nice work Bob, have used a heatgun on some grey plastic in the past, also never though of using the Gtechnic G3 glass sealer.

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Re: ER5 Engine Swap / Build

#110 Post by megawatt » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:13 pm

GET ON WITH IT BOB!!!
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Re: ER5 Engine Swap / Build

#111 Post by fastbob » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:48 pm

goat wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:38 pm
linuxrob wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:35 pm
Nice work Bob, have used a heatgun on some grey plastic in the past, also never though of using the Gtechnic G3 glass sealer.

Rob
Might be farecla G3 compound?
No, just G3 colour restorer , the same stuff I use to polish lacquered surfaces after flatting with 2500 w&d paper.

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Re: ER5 Engine Swap / Build

#112 Post by fastbob » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:50 pm

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GET ON WITH IT BOB!!!
Ok, this Saturday definitely, unless its raining .

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Re: ER5 Engine Swap / Build

#113 Post by megawatt » Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:54 pm

Did you spin the oil pump over to check oil feed to cams
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Re: ER5 Engine Swap / Build

#114 Post by linuxrob » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:01 am

goat wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:38 pm
linuxrob wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:35 pm
Nice work Bob, have used a heatgun on some grey plastic in the past, also never though of using the Gtechnic G3 glass sealer.

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Might be farecla G3 compound?
I did hope it was that, but with Bob you never know.

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Re: ER5 Engine Swap / Build

#115 Post by fastbob » Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:27 pm

megawatt wrote:
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Did you spin the oil pump over to check oil feed to cams
I didn't, in fact I've been trying to work out what you mean by this . The oil pump is deep within the engine and will not turn independently of the crank shaft . I dont think you can get near it unless you remove the sump plate .Do you mean spin the engine with the plugs out ? I did give the cam shafts a good squirt with the oil can during assembly.

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Re: ER5 Engine Swap / Build

#116 Post by megawatt » Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:35 pm

My oil pump is driven by the clutch, so I removed the clutch and spun the oil pump gear using a drum sander arbor on a battery drill. This spun the oil pump gear and pumped oil to the cams and crank. Handy to confirm before running the engine.
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Re: ER5 Engine Swap / Build

#117 Post by Stu » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:35 pm

@fastbob you need to get that motor started before it seizes :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: ER5 Engine Swap / Build

#118 Post by Via » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:41 pm

Stu wrote:
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@fastbob you need to get that motor started before it seizes :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: ER5 Engine Swap / Build

#119 Post by fastbob » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:47 pm

Alright, alright. Saturday then , rain or no rain .

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Re: ER5 Engine Swap / Build

#120 Post by fastbob » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:57 pm

megawatt wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:35 pm
My oil pump is driven by the clutch, so I removed the clutch and spun the oil pump gear using a drum sander arbor on a battery drill. This spun the oil pump gear and pumped oil to the cams and crank. Handy to confirm before running the engine.
Ok , I've had another look and my oil pump is also driven off the clutch. I think I'll give it a miss and just start it . The feed to the camshafts is by external tubes on an ER5 and I know that they ate clean and clear .