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Old 09-11-2017, 07:58 AM   #256
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I had the same thing with my XE. I also cranked it for a bit with same initial results. Then checked the pressure relief valve was not stuck etc. Then with some advice from SBD I went for a start and the pressure was there within a second of starting. Just make sure you got some nice new fresh oil in it etc. And be ready to turn off the ignition if the oil lamp doesn't go out.
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Old 13-11-2017, 11:49 AM   #257
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I got almost the same advice from a friend who rebuilt his xe in Corsa.
He started the almost new engine with used oil pump and oil lamp went off instantly...
It seems that xe needs higher revs then the starter can give to switch the lamp off...
I think we'll all see what's going to happen...well I’ll let you know for sure ;D
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Old 14-11-2017, 08:03 AM   #258
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I got almost the same advice from a friend who rebuilt his xe in Corsa.
He started the almost new engine with used oil pump and oil lamp went off instantly...
It seems that xe needs higher revs then the starter can give to switch the lamp off...
I think we'll all see what's going to happen...well I’ll let you know for sure ;D
Fingers crossed.
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Old 05-12-2017, 06:46 PM   #259
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Almost there...
A bit scared but soon it'll be time to turn the key for the first time in almost 10 years I think...



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Old 06-10-2018, 05:17 AM   #260
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As I wrote on FB I have finally reached my milestone and started the engine for the first time since 2008 when I bought it
First I must thank all of you guys for all the help because I wouldn't have done it without you!
As it appears, the main problem was in trim pots in MS and their setup because I've set them with Stim and not on the car, BUT it took me some time, 4 or 5 complete wiring loom check ups, MS bench tests and don't know what else, just to get to them!
Well, it runs now and I must say it runs pretty well for base map

I was occupied with starting the engine and setting MS for so long that now, when finally that's over I don't know what to do next and where to start...shock probably
Well project can now continue and so will updates


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Old 06-10-2018, 08:24 AM   #261
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Sounds great and runs nice Well done Man.

I'm thinking about VEMS for C20XE for mine possibly soon, which I believe originated from Megasquirt. It's plug and play connecting straight into my Vauxhall loom.

Keep the updates coming on your build.
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Old 21-03-2019, 04:34 PM   #262
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Finally decided to start using Tapatalk...and I must say that it was stupid of me to “avoid” it all this time as it appears that putting pics up is piece of cake which is main reason why I didn’t do any updates since photobucket affair...
After I started the engine I took everything apart, did some minor bodywork, stone chipped and painted the floor and now I’m in a process of assembling...
Here is just one pic to start with and I’ll put more up later since it’s so easy now

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Old 21-03-2019, 05:19 PM   #263
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A lot of things I had to change due to regulations to get it road legal...had to put the battery back in the boot but I wanted to have easier access to rear right Hi Lo, so I made “floor leveled” battery box




















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Old 21-03-2019, 05:31 PM   #264
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Then I had to make some repairs in rear arches and these stiffeners had to be made so I used 2mm sheet metal and made them little longer then OEM ones

















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Old 21-03-2019, 05:38 PM   #265
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I was also looking to get some more room arround the steering rack so I had the plate milled and galvanised...with countersunk bolts I gained almost 12mm





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And lightened flywheel with new clutch is on!

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What radiator is that?

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Old 21-03-2019, 07:42 PM   #268
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I'm not really sure cause I grabbed one in scrapyards with outlets in right places but I think it's from Corsa B
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Old 22-03-2019, 05:51 AM   #269
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Bulkhead is all welded, primed and painted.
Because of the throttle bodies I’ve managed to keep it pretty much standard looking







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Old 22-03-2019, 06:00 AM   #270
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I’ve put a lightened flywheel on facebook so it would be ok to show it here too...

As standard with around 7kg





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