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T3 syncro engine swap

Discussion in 'Performance' started by farquire, Jan 11, 2015.

  1. Wattie

    Wattie Well-Known Member

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    G'day Scott, I just can't imagine how one of these sensors could catch on fire, it can only happen if the units input / output short out or if a voltage spike is induced into the circuit and then it will only go open resulting in the check engine light coming on.
    I modified my own wiring harness and I did use shielded cable on this and other parts of the loom. Maybe Smallcar have changed the spec of the VSS in recent kits, my vehicle has been through every road condition over the years, but I will admit the cluster mounted VSS is a lot better simply from a waterproofing point of view and, how hard is it to carry a spare speedo cable anyway ?
     
  2. farquire

    farquire Active Member

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  3. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    mackaymanx Active Member

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  5. farquire

    farquire Active Member

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    time to give the front end a bit of lovin,pulled down ready for ball joints , powerflex everything,new springs,shocks and a overhaul of the power steering rack which is leaking ,hoping to lose the squeaks , rattles and road wander[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. farquire

    farquire Active Member

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    [​IMG] powerflex bushes ,ball joint,also new radiator and fan along with bearings seals cvs and tie rod ends[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2015
  7. farquire

    farquire Active Member

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  8. farquire

    farquire Active Member

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    [​IMG] back together, aligned and ready for the run up to bus stop,drives like a new one:):):)[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. Kresto

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    Props for all your work, looks great. Looks like it will be a very reliable vehicle for you.
     
  10. farquire

    farquire Active Member

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    thanks thats the aim
     
  11. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    I see you used a mixture of yellow & purple bushs was there a reason for that. Do the different types perform better in specific locations.
     
  12. farquire

    farquire Active Member

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    thats just the colours they came in phil,they do make a premium black but not sure if it comes for a t3
     
  13. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Great to see a T3 syncro getting this much love.

    Brilliant job - cant wait to hear how it rides with all the new gear.

    I remember doing ball joints in my bay to find that I could hardly steer it anymore it was so tight it wouldnt self centre and was an absolute nightmare to drive.

    Went elsewhere and got better ones installed and it was all good again.

    Lasted about 4 years and the rubber boots started to perish again - why dont they make good rubber boots anymore for balljoints?
     

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