holds a gearbox oil line that he took off the JLP car. The
fitting was a little to large and as you can see there was
a little friction on it. This was replaced with something
a little bit more suitable in size.
the cockpit of the JLP car. The panel that covers the battery
and shift rod hasn't been on for quite some time now. With
the larger modern size battery the panel didn't fit, so Rene
has done some modifications.
see that everything has been covered up nicely by the panel
and now is back to FIA rules.
has been pulled out of the Swap Shop car, here are some shots.
You can see that everything pretty much comes off in one piece.
shows the turbochargers and plumbing a bit better.
can see the large openings to the intake manifolds. Normally
the intercoolers would be mounted just in front of them.
has been broken down to the pistons.
the problems was a broken head stud. This is quite common
after many hours. We'll trade all of the old ones for new
a better picture of the broken stud.
problem however, was that one of the exhaust guides broke.
The guide keeps the valve in place while traveling up and
down. Guides and valves on the exhaust side are the most common
ones that go because of the heat they are subjected to. The
arrows are pointing to the large gap where the valve should
is already back together here. We were lucky that no real
damage was done to the engine due to quickly noticing that
there was a problem. Normally when something goes like a valve
guide the piston will dance on the bottom of the valve and
leave some very bad marks, like what happened to our 2 Liter
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