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Next job, the engine bay - guidance required fellow LECs

Postby C3LOS » Wed 25.01.2017, 22:51

Having sorted the engine, fuel tank, wheels, exterior, carpet, alarm, sounds system, and all the trim, now is the turn of the engine bay.
I am looking to change all the coolant hoses, air intake, ancillary hoses and turbo hoses, plus potentially a more sporty air filter (KN kit?). The ultimate aim is to make it look the business, so any guidance on these would be a huge help...
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Re: Next job, the engine bay - guidance required fellow LECs

Postby simonbuk » Wed 25.01.2017, 23:48

You should find complete Samco hose kits available on Ebay - I think, have seen them before.
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Re: Next job, the engine bay - guidance required fellow LECs

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Wed 25.01.2017, 23:49

Samco hoses are still available from Amber Performance directly and they still offer LEC members a slight discount which makes them less than the eBay prices.
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Re: Next job, the engine bay - guidance required fellow LECs

Postby simonbuk » Wed 25.01.2017, 23:50

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Re: Next job, the engine bay - guidance required fellow LECs

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Wed 25.01.2017, 23:53

This is the Amber Performance web section. You will need to call them but they will give a better price over the phone.

http://www.amber-performance.co.uk/sect ... 88&xPage=1
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Re: Next job, the engine bay - guidance required fellow LECs

Postby C3LOS » Fri 27.01.2017, 20:57

Thanks. The Samco coolant hoses look good..next purchase. Any thoughts on an air induction kit...are they worth it?
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Re: Next job, the engine bay - guidance required fellow LECs

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Fri 27.01.2017, 22:19

I would skip the induction hoses. The first generation had delaminating issues and supposedly have been corrected but they only come in the orange colour, so pretty gaudy. The Turbo hoses might be a thought, but make sure they come in your colour of choice and not the prison orange.
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Re: Next job, the engine bay - guidance required fellow LECs

Postby C3LOS » Sat 28.01.2017, 17:41

Thanks for the info on the induction delam....noted!
Orange won't go with my car to be honest (black and gold)!
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Re: Next job, the engine bay - guidance required fellow LECs

Postby Artaban » Sat 28.01.2017, 18:18

If you need to upgrade the air filter I'd go with the K&N air filter element here: http://www.knfilters.com/search/product ... rod=E-2360 £40.79 incl VAT.
I wouldn't be tempted with an induction kit which takes the air from within the engine bay as it gets mighty hot under the bonnet and you'll be drawing in hot air to the engine with a corresponding drop in power as a result.
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Re: Next job, the engine bay - guidance required fellow LECs

Postby lotusflasherman » Sat 28.01.2017, 19:23

Artaban wrote:If you need to upgrade the air filter I'd go with the K&N air filter element here: http://www.knfilters.com/search/product ... rod=E-2360 £40.79 incl VAT.
I wouldn't be tempted with an induction kit which takes the air from within the engine bay as it gets mighty hot under the bonnet and you'll be drawing in hot air to the engine with a corresponding drop in power as a result.
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:agree: with draw cold air from outside but would recommend ITG Racespec oiled foam filter. Mine was fitted by Kelsport as part of a major service when I first bought the car. ITG foam filter
It works very well and I have a cleaning and re-oiling kit which I haven't used yet (Only done 9k miles).

Keeping the OE filter drum also allows for fitting a recirculating dump valve that takes the strain off the turbo and reduces turbo lag silently... can't stand the popping and banging of open dump valves, but some love it.
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Re: Next job, the engine bay - guidance required fellow LECs

Postby Saltire » Sun 29.01.2017, 09:38

lotusflasherman wrote:Keeping the OE filter drum also allows for fitting a recirculating dump valve that takes the strain off the turbo and reduces turbo lag silently... can't stand the popping and banging of open dump valves, but some love it.


If only the recirc dump valves were easier to come by; I haven't seen a DV30 for ages now.
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Re: Next job, the engine bay - guidance required fellow LECs

Postby lotusflasherman » Sun 29.01.2017, 11:26

Saltire wrote:
lotusflasherman wrote:Keeping the OE filter drum also allows for fitting a recirculating dump valve that takes the strain off the turbo and reduces turbo lag silently... can't stand the popping and banging of open dump valves, but some love it.


If only the recirc dump valves were easier to come by; I haven't seen a DV30 for ages now.


I see one every time I lift the bonnet ... :lol:

Serious now ... quite a few owners are running Forge RDV's. I believe Dave Pink has one and has expertise in them. There's a thread or three on here somewhere..
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Re: Next job, the engine bay - guidance required fellow LECs

Postby Artaban » Sun 29.01.2017, 14:16

Here's a thread that may be of interest: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=24654&p=320262&hilit=forge+008#p320262
Dave was using a green spring but last post was that he was going to try the yellow one.

Is this the Forge dump valve or is it another model?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORGE-MOTORSP ... 9h0NwVsQ1w

I'd be interested in something new and shiny under the bonnet.
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Re: Next job, the engine bay - guidance required fellow LECs

Postby dapinky » Sun 29.01.2017, 16:11

Andy,

yep, that is the valve I use - (still haven't got round to swapping the springs, so can't update it at the moment :oops: ).

When i got it, it was cheaper to go direct to Forge on their website (only a couple of quid, but it all helps!).
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Re: Next job, the engine bay - guidance required fellow LECs

Postby Saltire » Sun 29.01.2017, 21:08

Thanks all, off to the Forge website now :D
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Re: Next job, the engine bay - guidance required fellow LECs

Postby C3LOS » Sun 29.01.2017, 22:08

Thanks all, and glad the conversation stimulated discussions on dump valves....

So, will start with some Samco hoses, then change the filter..will probably go for the K&N.
Then check out a Forge valve....

Thanks once again for the help and guidance LEC
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