Test Engine - Page 2
One of my projects is to build a modular engine control system. This project will be the final test of that system, a working engine. I decided to use the same engine that is in my Hyundai Tiburon turbo project as I'm familiar with it. I will also be able to compare the tune of my system to that of the ECU installed in my car.
I have already put the majority of the engine together and installed it on the test stand. There is a lot of work still to do before I can even think about starting the engine. I have placed the engine block on the stand, next is to attach the transmission. I blasted the outside of the transmission since it was in such dirty condition. I found the old flywheel I used in my daily driver, it used to slip on boost.
I always thought that the flywheel needed to be resurfaced again. I attacked it with some sandpaper which removed most of the blueing, of course the heat spots are still there but it is in far better condition than I thought.
I had previously machined the nose out from 35 to 41mm in order to fit my engine, but this test engine being newer used the smaller 35mm spindle nose. I machined a bush and pressed it in place, I should have no issues with this.
I installed the flywheel with the old clutch, it's only for testing purpose. If I do use this engine then I'll be sure to upgrade the clutch.
The clutch bearing is also pretty worn out, but I'll worry about that at a later date. The transmission was installed on the stand, it actually required me to remove the block. I purchased an engine hoist which made things so much easier, it will also help me in the future.
The timing belt installed and set correctly. I cleaned up an old starter motor and installed that so I could turn over the engine.
The thermostat housing along with the coolant pump intake installed.
I made a huge mistake in that the stand frame is in the way of the stock oil filter. As a side project I machined a part to relocate the oil filter, it also allowed me to use a much larger than stock filter. I filled up the filter with oil before installation and then filled the oil sump with oil. I turned over the engine with a ratchet before installing the oil filter to ensure oil was flowing. Once I was happy I then turned over the engine for ten seconds on the starter motor, this would make sure the whole system is full of oil.
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Clean Head / Paint Valve Cover
Intake Spacer Sealant
Cooling System / Radiator
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