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Old 07-05-2019, 07:35 PM   #81
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100000 miles expressed in brush wear:



I decided the put the original brush set back as it`s one unit with the rectifier and the quality of the aftermarket version seems worse than the original. There`s still a lot of meat left in these brushes.



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Old 07-06-2019, 03:35 PM   #82
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Very impressive work. Are you going to "nut and bolt" restore the whole car or just the engine and periphery?
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Very impressive work. Are you going to "nut and bolt" restore the whole car or just the engine and periphery?
Huh, I really hope I don`t have to touch anything else, but probably that`s a very naive assumption The rest of the car seems ok though, apart from the 11 years rest.
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Old 07-07-2019, 10:32 AM   #84
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Hi Markus,

No, I haven`t yet, but I was gonna drop it off at some machine shop to have it checked. Or I`ll just place it down on a glass table and meaure the gaps all around with a feeler gauge. I`m kind of far from that stage yet though.

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Hi Greg,

first step is always to measure all parts, especially the cylinder heads. Because this is an full alloy engine you have to check for flatness, warps and if anything is straight.

You can check the head surface by using a steel ruler. Put the ruler on the head and put a torch behind the ruler so it shines in your direction. If you can see light come through between the head surface and the ruler, in general the head needs to be resurfaced.

Now it depends how much material needs to be machined from the head and if the head is warped in any way. Most time you can compensate with a thicker cylinder head seal, but if not the struggle begins, because than you have to reseat the valves, sometimes adjust the valve length and so on. Good thing on a M96 engine is that you can adjust the cam position / timing.

So before doing anything else first step is to do measurements and check if everything is straight.

Hope this is helpful.

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Old 07-08-2019, 01:32 PM   #85
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Hi Greg,

first step is always to measure all parts, especially the cylinder heads. Because this is an full alloy engine you have to check for flatness, warps and if anything is straight.

You can check the head surface by using a steel ruler. Put the ruler on the head and put a torch behind the ruler so it shines in your direction. If you can see light come through between the head surface and the ruler, in general the head needs to be resurfaced.

Now it depends how much material needs to be machined from the head and if the head is warped in any way. Most time you can compensate with a thicker cylinder head seal, but if not the struggle begins, because than you have to reseat the valves, sometimes adjust the valve length and so on. Good thing on a M96 engine is that you can adjust the cam position / timing.

So before doing anything else first step is to do measurements and check if everything is straight.

Hope this is helpful.

Regards, Markus
Hey Markus, thanks for the useful tips, I`ll do the measurements soon.

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