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Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 12th February 2018, 23:52
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By limpabit
Sorry for the lack of a response. Yes, I...

Sorry for the lack of a response.


Yes, I went the charge cooler route. I went for the cheap mustang chargecooler from ebay which sits just behind the engine on the rear firewall. But in my...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 27th December 2017, 10:10
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By limpabit
Hi and welcome :) One of the decsions you...

Hi and welcome :)

One of the decsions you are going to need to make, going from a non turbo. What type of air induction. Chargecooler or intercooler. After market ECU or recoded VAG.
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 1st July 2017, 06:01
Replies: 4
Views: 773
Posted By limpabit
Well done for passing MOT. In the same...

Well done for passing MOT.

In the same situation. Not using it enough. Can't even blame the weather!!

Will be taxed starting this month.
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 3rd March 2017, 16:38
Replies: 9
Views: 1,708
Posted By limpabit
All the builders know how you feel. Been there,...

All the builders know how you feel. Been there, felt the same joys and pains (wheels hurt when you kick them!!)
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 27th February 2017, 08:24
Replies: 9
Views: 1,708
Posted By limpabit
Hi Edd, Well done. Your nearly there now. ...

Hi Edd,

Well done. Your nearly there now. Until you get to the post IVA modifications you will want to do:laugh:

Tyre pressures and suspension settings look good as a starting point. Afraid...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 26th January 2017, 07:34
Replies: 17
Views: 2,818
Posted By limpabit
Think carefully about ECU. This is the right...

Think carefully about ECU. This is the right time to decide which way before wiring!!

Might add additional costs at this stage from a standard one, but has a whole host of advantages. Like data...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 26th January 2017, 04:39
Replies: 17
Views: 2,818
Posted By limpabit
Yes just the start of the list depending on power...

Yes just the start of the list depending on power your aiming for. 300 ish is about the limit for standard internals.
ECU, turbo, chargecooler, injectors, exhaust to name a few more.....
I also...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 22nd December 2016, 04:49
Replies: 17
Views: 2,818
Posted By limpabit
Think it was around 2010 when Marlin started the...

Think it was around 2010 when Marlin started the design with the VW engine. So sounds like you might have the older chassis. But might be worth giving them a call.
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 21st December 2016, 21:15
Replies: 17
Views: 2,818
Posted By limpabit
Depends on how old the chassis is. May get the 6...

Depends on how old the chassis is. May get the 6 speed in there.

Did think about the 5 speed vw box. But decided to stay with the Rover box, linkages off an MGF, v6 rover 400 equal length shafts....
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 21st December 2016, 18:09
Replies: 4
Views: 1,708
Posted By limpabit
Nice one Rich. Time has gone so quick.

Nice one Rich. Time has gone so quick.
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 21st December 2016, 18:04
Replies: 17
Views: 2,818
Posted By limpabit
Is a good choice of engine. Marlin used this...

Is a good choice of engine. Marlin used this engine with the VW gearbox. But I could not fit the 6 speed gearbox in my older chassis. So rebuilt the PG1 with steel caged bearings. Has put up with...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 17th December 2016, 18:32
Replies: 17
Views: 2,818
Posted By limpabit
What engine is in it and what you swapping it for?

What engine is in it and what you swapping it for?
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 15th November 2016, 06:00
Replies: 70
Views: 8,147
Posted By limpabit
Hi there and welcome to the forum. Did not...

Hi there and welcome to the forum.

Did not realise there were so many kit car builders in the area. From Basildon myself.

Though not a tribute builder, happy to lend a hand, friendly chat over...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 27th April 2016, 07:57
Replies: 2
Views: 1,852
Posted By limpabit
I'm not going this year Rich. Got some small...

I'm not going this year Rich. Got some small little jobs to do on mine but just getting the time at the minute
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 27th April 2016, 07:55
Replies: 3
Views: 1,798
Posted By limpabit
Welcome to the 5exi club Rob

Welcome to the 5exi club Rob
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 28th January 2016, 16:02
Replies: 38
Views: 7,802
Posted By limpabit
Hi Rich, Yes still about. Looking at...

Hi Rich,

Yes still about.

Looking at putting mine up for sale soon. Just not getting time to use it, which is a shame.

Just want to sort out a few niggles (not affecting the running of it).
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 12th June 2015, 17:20
Replies: 11
Views: 3,538
Posted By limpabit
Only way to know for sure, is run a fuel pressure...

Only way to know for sure, is run a fuel pressure gauge to check pressure.

If pump is not up to the job, will cause engine to run lean and cause all sorts.

As for slave, can get a cheap rebuild...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 6th June 2015, 18:13
Replies: 11
Views: 3,538
Posted By limpabit
I problem/challenge, is the fuel pump (on the...

I problem/challenge, is the fuel pump (on the turbo coupe anyway), has a separate sender unit. So needed another hole. Was an easy upgrade as well when I upgraded engine. Was not sure if original...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 26th May 2015, 14:12
Replies: 20
Views: 4,506
Posted By limpabit
Got some investigating to do! Guessing it...

Got some investigating to do!

Guessing it may have been over heating at some point so hence the rad fan on constantly rather than ECU controlled. Also may have removed the thermostat.
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 26th May 2015, 13:56
Replies: 20
Views: 4,506
Posted By limpabit
If it's running very cool, check there is a...

If it's running very cool, check there is a thermostat fitted.

I would for curiosity, set tyres as per bigrich and see what the difference is. What tyres have you got?
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 26th May 2015, 13:18
Replies: 20
Views: 4,506
Posted By limpabit
Hi Martin, Welcome aboard the 5exi bus! ...

Hi Martin,

Welcome aboard the 5exi bus!

38PSI!!!!! Will make a big difference to 18PSI!

I did the lazy/easy route and shipped the car off to track developments. I too had the mark1...
Forum: General Build Chat 11th February 2015, 02:06
Replies: 7
Views: 1,672
Posted By limpabit
If you phone the SVA center or a track, you can...

If you phone the SVA center or a track, you can get it tested for free. Well know definatley track if concerned.

I use the Jetex silencers for track days as won't pass some of the track day noise...
Forum: General Build Chat 12th January 2015, 07:49
Replies: 7
Views: 2,393
Posted By limpabit
Hi Ian, Welcome to the forum. Best if...

Hi Ian,

Welcome to the forum.

Best if you give you local VOSA station a ring. You can speak to one of the testers and ask them. When I did the SVA (now IVA), they were really helpful giving...
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 10th January 2015, 07:40
Replies: 11
Views: 3,081
Posted By limpabit
Have a word with Dave at Track Developments. He...

Have a word with Dave at Track Developments. He might still have my springs and shocks I had from Marlin.
Forum: Show us your Kit Cars 8th January 2015, 07:31
Replies: 8
Views: 3,111
Posted By limpabit
What a cool project. Keep us posted with...

What a cool project. Keep us posted with progress and pictures!
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