SunnyJim Lowlight Restoration

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by SunnyJim, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Was there an oil leak around the rear main or in that cover area within the engine or even a leak in the gearbox bell-housing?

    Maybe it needs to be machined?

    Dodgy bent clutch?

    Nice gearbox colour - looks like it was inspired by a surf-lifesaver?
     
  2. SunnyJim

    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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    No oil on clutch plate but there is the leak from that common plastic oil separator plate. I will replace with a steel one.

    I will get the flywheel looked at to see if it needs machining
     
  3. SunnyJim

    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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    20170820_171654.jpg The other issue that i had had from day 1 is sometimes the kranky kit starter would not engage correctly with the sherman flywheel. I would hear a huge screeching meshing noise. But i could always just turn the key off and start again ok.
    Have a close look at 5 to 6 o'clock on the flywheel. Some teeth have been gnashed.
     
  4. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Yes I see Paul.

    Nasty.

    My old suby conversion in my syncro had an adapter plate which is why I went for a smallcar bellhousing kit.

    Much better as it uses the suby flywheel, clutch and starter and just a VW clutch disc.

    I had a slight shudder on take off when new but that has passed now so all good.

    Maybe have a word to Mr Sherman to see if there is any warranty on the flywheel?
     
  5. SunnyJim

    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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    Yes i think i will call john to at least understand the issue. I have heard i am not the first one with this problem.
     
  6. SunnyJim

    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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    Another common job on tbe older subie ej22. A slight rear oil leak is not the rear main seal. It is the cracked plastic oil separator plate. Replaced with new improved steel version

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  7. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Worth doing.
    When a clearance issue showed up for prev owner of my bay while fitting the rear disk brake conversion( I was assisting and it was an older version) John immediately said bring it down and modified it on the spot.
    Then did same to his stock.
    The advantage of dealing with an engineer.

    Something not common to suppliers of Chinese parts ;)
     
  8. SunnyJim

    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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    Lil update

    Sunnyjim v2 is ready to be put back together

    * kbs treatment done to fuel tank. So much rust gone.
    * new bigger brass outlet to improve fuel flow
    * new surge tank and lift pump ( but perhaps now not needed?)
    * 091 gearbox with 0.70 albins 4th cruiser gear
    * cv joints cleaned regreased
    * ej22 removed scrubbed clean. New spark plugs . New oil filter.
    * new clutch and pressure plate
    * flywheel machined to remove warp wobble
    * plastic separator plate replaced with metal one
    * new shift rod bushings and couplings dust covers
    * replaced cracked engine mounts
    * replaced knock sensor
    * fixed leaky oil pressure switch
    * cleaned IAC valve
    * oil sump seal replaced

    2 major jobs before engine can go back in
    1. movie ecu and loom from engine bay to behind rear seat
    2. Remount twin 3 core rads in engine bay. New improved version will have nice sheet metal around them to seal and force air only through the rads

    Perhaps xmas?
     
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  9. saabman

    saabman Well-Known Member

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    You’ve got 6 weeks :cool:
     
  10. SunnyJim

    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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    But No pressure;)
     
  11. SunnyJim

    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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    In 6 weeks i have done nothing...
    Well in my defence i did say "no pressure"

    Still..one best pull one's digit out
     
  12. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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  13. SunnyJim

    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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    I did have to google to find out what u meant
     
  14. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Being a polite shy I use "Just Flamin' Do It"!
     

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