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Offline Kelu

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Re: First circuit in Romania - Opel GT
« Reply #75 on: November 03, 2014, 04:44:11 PM »
the engine give up :D

The surprise:
Calin after changed his clutch, pressure plate and flywheel, suspension and brakes for track, he didn't reached the track, weird noise coming from clutch/gearbox. When the clutch pedal was pressed the noise was gone so we decided to ditch it about 6 miles away from the track.

Me, in the beginning of the first lap I had some misfires when pushing above 3500rpm, i thought to go to the boxes, but after some turns, it started to work correctly and I push it, in the 5th lap, rough engine working in 3 cyl and huge white-blueish smoke, get out of track slow and huge smoke coming from the exhaust with DTCs of Misfire on cyl 1 and coilpack error.

Hopefully Calin already called for a pickup, he called the guy again to come also with a trailer because we were 2 and we split the costs  :D

Here is how I left the track:
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Trailer disconnected to pickup Calin's car from the middle of the nowhere:
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This way we returned from the track:
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Re: First circuit in Romania - Opel GT
« Reply #76 on: November 03, 2014, 05:14:22 PM »
Glad you're fixing it before any of us come break it!
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Re: First circuit in Romania - Opel GT
« Reply #77 on: November 03, 2014, 05:23:43 PM »
blow the engine?
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Re: First circuit in Romania - Opel GT
« Reply #78 on: November 03, 2014, 05:55:00 PM »
afirmative
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Re: First circuit in Romania - Opel GT
« Reply #79 on: November 03, 2014, 08:22:30 PM »
How much is a blow job in Romania?
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Re: First circuit in Romania - Opel GT
« Reply #80 on: November 03, 2014, 08:28:50 PM »
GJ if you have to ask...

Kelu are you going to rebuild it or go for the V8?  Ship it to DDM and let them take care of it?
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Re: First circuit in Romania - Opel GT
« Reply #81 on: November 03, 2014, 09:01:08 PM »
How much is a blow job in Romania?

Apparently 1 OpelGT engine
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Re: First circuit in Romania - Opel GT
« Reply #82 on: November 03, 2014, 10:05:53 PM »
That is a shame you blew your engine, hope you can get it back working OK soon.
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Re: First circuit in Romania - Opel GT
« Reply #83 on: November 04, 2014, 09:40:30 AM »
That stinks.
What are your thoughts for a rebuild?

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Re: First circuit in Romania - Opel GT
« Reply #84 on: November 04, 2014, 12:56:10 PM »
GJ: you have to be there to ask ... in general like any other thing ... it depends

Kelu are you going to rebuild it or go for the V8?  Ship it to DDM and let them take care of it?
My email to Ivy:
PS: Or you can convince David to come to Europe and do a V8 swap? :)))

Her reply:
Dave said if you pay to fly him and the parts over he'll do the V8 install for you  :)

That is a shame you blew your engine, hope you can get it back working OK soon.
It's OK, is a fun car, makes me happy

That stinks.
What are your thoughts for a rebuild?
I had worse, for example the stupid Touareg, no fun driving it, blew the engine in germany for no particular reason. Kappa at least had over 500 runs at the strip and over 30 laps at the track doing a lot more power than stock. Please don't ask how much was to fix the Touareg's engine, you will ruin my day, Kappa will be a small fraction of that if I don't go V8.

My thoughts for the moment are to rebuilt the engine with stock parts and to upgrade only the valve springs which is in the list of possible reasons of the damage.

I have almost complete used engine in parts: block, pistons and rods, crank, full head:
http://www.kappaperformance.com/forum/index.php/topic,4803.msg64076.html#msg64076

I plan to buy brand new gaskets, bolts, rings bearings etc (DDM engine build kit). I hope it will not go above 2000 Euro or I'm thinking to buy a brand new LNF engine (waiting for a quote).

It was planned for clutch swap in a couple of weeks, looks like it will be replaced from front and not from the back  :D

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Re: First circuit in Romania - Opel GT
« Reply #85 on: November 04, 2014, 02:13:35 PM »
Kelu just send Dave some pictures of how pretty Romania is and he'll figure out how to get there on his own dime.

PS don't send Ivy any of those pictures or things may not go as planed.
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