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Just curious ( trying to eliminate things ). How long can you run an engine for without tinware , could you drive if for a couple of miles or maybe leave it ticking over for 10 mins ?

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I think for short distance it should be ok ? I often wonder how they get on with bajas ?

I bought a porsche 912 a while ago with no tinware and had to drive it 50 miles home. Kept it to 40mph and it was fine.

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Depends on how much tinware you are removing? All of it??!, what are you trying to eliminate with the tinware off?
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fan shroud is tinware...I wouldnt drive without the fan shroud (and fan)

if your gonna do a few miles without ...lower tinware, strap the engine lid open, it'll be fine

ticking over for 10mins will be fine

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Thanks for the replies. The main reason I ask is I'm trying to eliminate a problem I have with the engine stopping when warm ( got a post on the tech forum ), having said that also thinking of putting it in for the MOT ( probably 3/4 of a mile away ) without it ...because I haven't bought it / got it yet.

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You shouldn't need the engine running for an MOT, as the exhaust gases check is usually fudged as the vehicle is too early to comply.

Can you tow it the 3/4mile?
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Don't you need it to be drivable to get it on & off the ramps / in & out of the brake rollers though?
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Hongkongphooey wrote:Don't you need it to be drivable to get it on & off the ramps / in & out of the brake rollers though?
surely it can pushed...
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It needs to run for a visual check of emissions. Doesn't get plugged into the machine though.

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I was hoping to drive it the 3/4 of a mile to the station, I guess the sensible solution is just to buy the tinware and fit it :)

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I would drive it 3/4 mile...

Ask Brian. Both of us drag race no belt. The engine drives to the strip. Does a burnout (which gets the engine really hot. ) does a banzai flat out run for 1/4 mile. (Again heating it up) then some stop and put a belt back on. But some don't. That's about 3/4 mile total. But mega thrashed. If all you were doing was popping down the road, I'm sure it'd be fine. But then shut it off as soon as you get to the MOT.

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I've bit the bullet and bought all the tinware, hopefully gonna drop the engine today, fit it all and get it back in. I was going to have to fit it at some point so rather than take the risk. I rebuilt the engine myself, never done one before and perhaps a bit concerned as to build quality.....I think I've done it all ok but seemed a bit daft taking the risk :wink:

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