Q: how much for a set of ITBs on their own?
A: Price for a set of ITBs, loom and ECU supplied, fitted and mapped is around £2500-3000 depending on spec and options 🙂
Q: how did you time the cams?
A: Dialling the cams in was done to peak lift at a given timing figure, i.e 110 degrees Before Top Dead Centre & I used the Dial Test Indicator to ensure the cam lobe was exactly at its highest point there 🙂
Right – quick update with a few randomly snapped pics!
Rather serious mods to the back of the engine bay:
And this section of guttering will form the basis of a nice new recessed panel at the rear!
Throttle linkage built up (re-using the OE cable!)
Oil breather fitted:
Everything at the top of this picture was de-pinned from the connector to leave just the oil pressure warning wire!
Wiring loom modification to get the VVT solenoid working again:
And then some wiring to put relays and fuses in to keep everything safe:
Unfortunately when we went to crank for oil pressure we were met with a click from the starter motor 🙁
When i tried to turn the engine over by hand with a socket and bar, it was rock solid…
Soooo – it appears that somewhere along the line, since the engine came off the stand (where i turned it over by hand!), something is stopping it turning!
We quickly whipped the starter motor off and that made no difference – suspicion currently lies with the flywheel/clutch so on Monday i’ll whip the box off and get to the bottom of that.
Very annoying but hey!
Once the engine is rotating again we’re 100% ready for a fire up 🙂