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Postby Doc Fizzix » Tue 01.11.2005, 04:57

I just got off the phone with Robbie, he has informed me that the 1.8L cams do not have the same lift or duration as the Elan, the Elan cams have the greatest lift height and the longest duration. The Elan cams are the best and should NOT be swapped out with the 1.8L

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Postby stevo » Fri 04.11.2005, 18:14

hi all, im trying to put missy back together now and im worried about the cam belt. i had it done last year so its in good nick but i dont want to put it on wrong and f**k the engine.

1. how do i get the 3rd engine mount bolt off(you know the one i mean)
2. do i take the alloy plate with the allen bolts off.
3. do i set the crankshaft pulley to 0 degrees and the cam pulleys to the timming marks face each other then slip the belt on?
4. am i in over my head?
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Postby Monty » Fri 04.11.2005, 19:18

Stevo i believe u take the centre bolt out of the engine mount and then take the whole bracket of were those allen head bolts are.

Have u not got the manual?
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Postby stevo » Fri 04.11.2005, 20:24

thanks monty but i just got off the phone to andrew ennis who has changed his not long ago, he has been talking me through it. :D
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Postby Monty » Fri 04.11.2005, 22:49

Good luck stevo, need to see missy on the road to know what the stiffy is like :roll:
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Postby Doug » Fri 04.11.2005, 22:54

isn't there a write-up by Pantz with pix on changing the belt :?:
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Postby Doc Fizzix » Sat 05.11.2005, 05:33

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Postby Doc Fizzix » Sat 05.11.2005, 05:34

I think you will like the first line of the write-up:

"Hi there. So your brave enough to attempt to change your Elan M100 cambelt.Its quite a frustrating job..."


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Re: pulling my head

Postby stevo » Sat 30.09.2017, 14:48

Hi all, 10 years ago I had a go at nodding my cylinder head and I was surprised with the power gain. I bought a book on the subject back then but today I've came across this YouTube video that exactly describes the work I done. He's working on a turbo 1600cc 16v head off of a hyundi so it's a similar set up to ours. The guy drones on a bit but it's a very instructional video if you are thinking of giving it a go. https://youtu.be/iejDWSQEsqI
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Re: pulling my head

Postby lotusflasherman » Sat 30.09.2017, 17:10

Youtube link didn't work for me - think the '.' between u & b shouldn't be there... this works https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iejDWSQEsqI

Interesting video ... but don't agree with his terminology at 1:53 "ignites .. before TDC will melt parts and destroy rotating assembly" - all ignition timing is BTDC, it's how far before TDC that ignition takes place that's important.
Surprised to see him do all that work with guides still in place, I've only ever done that sort of work on ports on a bare casting with guides removed - and then modified the guides before refitting them.
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