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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:43 pm 
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Oops double post.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:49 pm 
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Crackin start so far. Keep the updates coming.


Thanks, man. Will do. She's going in to the garage next Tuesday for front and rear lowering springs, new front dampers, lower control arms and drop links. I've only had in her my possession for 4 days and she's already vastly improved :-)


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:02 pm 
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Oops double post.


Really? I can't see the first one?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:09 pm 
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Geoff 9-3 wrote:
Oops double post.


Really? I can't see the first one?


Stupid iPhone.

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Abbot racing exhaust on mine.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:36 pm 
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I did consider one of those, but I wasn't convinced it would mate up with the 3" down pipe I have. Looking at their images, it looked like you need their DP too? Really happy with the Maptun. A slight rumble, but not at all what you'd call "loud".


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:57 pm 
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P.S. Your boot lid needs adjusting. Wind out the two rubber "screws" to get it to line up, It can crack the rear lenses otherwise ;)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:43 am 
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The picture was taken quite awhile back yes you where right about the boot lid. I did adjust it. ;)

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:17 am 
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The picture was taken quite awhile back yes you where right about the boot lid. I did adjust it. ;)


Good stuff. Came very close to buying a Viggen last week, but then the Aero came up. The Viggen was high miles at 206K, which usually wouldn't bother me, but it's been sat for about 2 or 3 years and the history was non existent. Didn't get a good feeling from the dealer that was selling it either, so walked away. Shame really as it was priced pretty keenly.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:12 pm 
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So then, I have a long trip tomorrow from Leeds to Cwmbran, to collect the new wheels for the old girl. As such I decided to give her a quick once over and change the plugs and air filter. The DI cassette looks like it's been changed very recently. Looks pretty much brand new, that was nice. However what I found underneath wasn't so good.

The 4 plugs in there were also looking nice and new and I very nearly just stuck the DI back on top. However something (god knows what, but maybe a hint of intuition, given the errors I had found yesterday re the sump plug, turbo banjos etc) made look a bit deeper. Boy am I glad I did! Not only were the shiny looking plugs the wrong type, all four of them were loose. Like PROPERLY loose! I didn't even need a ratchet to unscrew them. Just shoved the socket on em with an extension and unwound them with my fingers! I thought the car felt a bit "lumpy" and lacking in midrange, but put it down to the fact I'd spent 3 years in a very smooth, almost turbine like V6. Correct plugs fitted and torqued them down and then took her out for an hour to get the ECU to adapt. Midrange is back to where it should be, it runs much smoother and is far more like I remember my old one being. This car just gets better and better! Hopefully she's appreciating all the time and effort I'm putting in.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:55 pm 
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Right then, time for an update! Over the weekend I decided it was time to tackle the oil leak. It was previously assumed that the leak was coming from the bung that closes the gap where the distributor used to live. Now whilst this was weeping slightly (don't they all!) there was oil everywhere under the bonnet, which to me suggested that the leak was from a pressurised feed somewhere. I had a good scout about and tracked it down to this little swine, just underneath said bung.

ImageIMG_5196 by Tristan Kelly, on Flickr

I removed it and discovered that the neoprene on the Dowty seal was hard as rock and just fell apart in my hands. Stuck a copper washer in there and torqued it up. Hurrah, job jobbed, no more oil squirting out!

I then decided to replace the cam cover gasket and the bung, as the previous owner had applied lots of bright orange instant gasket in an attempt to cure the leak. Obviously this hadn't worked and didn't look too nice, so I took the top off the engine. Well I tried to, but it appeared that one of the torx bolts had been handily rounded out! Much swearing, followed by much drilling. Done!

ImageIMG_5190 by Tristan Kelly, on Flickr

Here you can see where some oil has been seeping through,

ImageIMG_5192 by Tristan Kelly, on Flickr

Here you can see where some of the previous bung had been left behind. This was very hard and took some shifting!

ImageIMG_5191 by Tristan Kelly, on Flickr

All surfaces cleaned up. I added a smear of loctite 5980 to the joint and then torqued it down. Let's see you leak through that!

ImageIMG_5195 by Tristan Kelly, on Flickr

I then renewed the gaskets and bung and torqued the top back on. Went for a spin, and all is well :-)

Then yesterday morning I dropped her off at my tame mechanics' for a suspension overhaul and got them to fit the rims and tyres I'd acquired at the weekend. Picked her last night and she's handling so much better. The savage torque steer I was getting before is pretty much solved and visually she looks a lot more purposeful. Absolutely made up with the way she looks now. There are still a few little niggles to sort, but thankfully it's just cosmetics now.

Here she is in her lovely new shoes!

ImageIMG_5202 by Tristan Kelly, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:25 am 
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Those wheels really do suit the car. And I’m not normally a fan on non standard wheels.

Great work of tracking down and (hopefully) resolving the oil issues.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:01 am 
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That's a really nice looking car!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:40 pm 
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wynne71 wrote:
Those wheels really do suit the car. And I’m not normally a fan on non standard wheels.

Great work of tracking down and (hopefully) resolving the oil issues.


Thanks. The wheels are ATS and originally fitted to the NG 900R, but they were more often seen on the phase 1 Vectra GSi


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:41 pm 
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Bigfootisblurry wrote:
That's a really nice looking car!


Thanks much appreciated :-)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:56 am 
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Small update, but a significant one. I now have fully operational aircon! Just needed a re-gas.

Kind of ironic that it's now only 15 degrees outside and threatening to throw it down.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:21 pm 
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Small update, but a significant one. I now have fully operational aircon! Just needed a re-gas.

Kind of ironic that it's now only 15 degrees outside and threatening to throw it down.


Yes typical. :)

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:07 am 
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What's the official name for that colour? I'd love a vert in that shade


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Cosmic Blue, and vert's look great in that colour.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:21 am 
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Update time! And not a very happy one to be honest. Whilst the engine is great, it turns out the brakes ain't so hot!

ImageIMG_5214 by Tristan Kelly, on Flickr

Obviously if I took this anywhere near my insurers they'd write it off. Gutted to say the very least, however after the initial disappointment had passed, I decided to strip the front down and see just how bad it actually is. Turns out it's not that bad at all. Two headlights needed, a bumper bar (the cover can be repaired, but isn't too bad as it is, so will be run like that for a while.

Managed to get the bonnet somewhere close, but the brunt of the damage is to the bumper mounts and these will require a jig. Off to get a quote for that this afternoon. Hopefully it won't be too expensive, but either way she's getting fixed.

ImageIMG_5216 by Tristan Kelly, on Flickr

Bumper, lights etc removed, and bonnet massaged back into correct position

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And the worst of the damage

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:01 am 
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God that’s a shame what did you crash into? Glad your repairing it. Shouldn’t be to difficult to do, heat the out of shape metal up and tap it back into shape.

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