Engine Inspection

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Engine Inspection

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Being one of the three cars who have had engines sealed in Mono 2000 , prior to an inspection, and not being very mechanically minded to say the least :oops: could somebody kindly advise how an engine can be inspected without being completely taken apart. Obviously with access , components can be measured in dimension , but how can internal lightweight components ( F3 ) or the legality of other materials be determined ?

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The engine will have to be stripped whilst the scruitineer watches, during which they will record and measure things.
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Fair enough , got that , but how would a lightweight F3 component be identified from a std component if they are identical in appearance ?

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They're usually lighter because they're either made of a different material, or a different construction technique, or are optimised for weight saving - wall thicknesses, different dimensions. The latter is usually fairly easy to spot as they look quite different to standard production items.
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