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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:26 pm 
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Fitted passenger seat and harness ready for some do in about 3 weeks time.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:40 pm 
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Almost achieved an MOT on the turbo yesterday! All I have to do is replace a tie rod end boot, and get it tuned to meet emissions. Amazingly it seems to be the most structurally solid car I own!


Doesn’t need tuning. Just lean off the fuel at the metering head screw. Will reduce the CO2 at the tailpipe

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Finally hat a chance to investigate and get rid of the leak from the power steering reservoir. The strange type of clip on the hose going to the pump was loose and it was slowly leaking. I hat to cut the clip off with dremmel as the screw was solid. Replaced it with 1 euro jubilee clip, and bob's your uncle.

If only all repairs were so easy.

Also - had reasonably free weekend and decent weather so I could run few errands in the 924.

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It's a common cause of leaks on the S with power steering, had to do this on both of mine, the OE pipe clips are rubbish, replaced with jubilee clips.

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Hope to get the windscreen and rear seats this weekend and maybe do the headliner and hatch installation.
Maybe clean the carpets and install them as well.


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I've been waylaid onto repairing a caravan that seems to have a serial death wish at this time of year. I've got a ridiculous backlog of work needed on my cars which is not getting a look-in, I sure you have less time available when you are retired, I've been retired about 15 years and its been non-stop ever since.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:16 pm 
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Over the last 3 weekends ( and a couple of days in between) :grin:
It actually started as a quick adjustment to the power steering & alternator belts (I was getting an occasional squeal on startup).
It didn't stop with that though :shock:
Once the belly pan was off I noted that the steering rods were rusty, so they got cleaned and painted and the ends sealed with denzo tape.
The anti roll bar was taken off and painted, new bushes and housings / brackets obtained and fitted.
The drive belts were off so I thought it a good time to inspect the timing and balance belts.
Noted a slight oil leak from around the oil filter area so cleaned that up and managed to get a bit up on a few mounting bolts and also the filter.
Noted some surface rust around the jacking points and rear suspension mounting points, cleaned up, rust killer, primed and painted.
Repaired a deformation of the bottom of the drivers wing trailing edge by some basic panel beating, then carried on and repaired some "buckles / deformations along the bottom edge of the cills.
Found some rust developing in the bottom of the passenger front wheel arch to the rear of the charcoal canister. Cleaned all that up, treated with rust killer then primed and painted.
Primed and painted all repaired areas, then repainted the cills with satin black.
Refitted the alternator & power steering belts and the belly pan.
Jacked the car up and removed all wheels.
Drained the gearbox and refilled with new oil (replaced the drain & fill plugs with new ones).
Pulled the pads, checked and cleaned the callipers, fitted new pads, then renewed the hydraulic fluid with fresh DOT 4.
Did the clutch hydraulics at the same time.
Took it for a test drive....gearchange much smoother, and a noticeable difference in the handling in corners with the new bushings on the ARB at the front.

It'll get a good shakedown run up to Skye next week, then off down South at the end of the month (some place called Wigan) :grin:

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:45 am 
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Bought a clay wax kit to try out at the weekend


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Bought a clay wax kit to try out at the weekend


I keep meaning to try one of those, never seemed to get the time though.
I'm slowly getting into the detailing thing, so I'll probably get one to try later this year.

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Portdon wrote:
Over the last 3 weekends ( and a couple of days in between) :grin:
It actually started as a quick adjustment to the power steering & alternator belts (I was getting an occasional squeal on startup).
It didn't stop with that though :shock:
Once the belly pan was off I noted that the steering rods were rusty, so they got cleaned and painted and the ends sealed with denzo tape.
The anti roll bar was taken off and painted, new bushes and housings / brackets obtained and fitted.
The drive belts were off so I thought it a good time to inspect the timing and balance belts.
Noted a slight oil leak from around the oil filter area so cleaned that up and managed to get a bit up on a few mounting bolts and also the filter.
Noted some surface rust around the jacking points and rear suspension mounting points, cleaned up, rust killer, primed and painted.
Repaired a deformation of the bottom of the drivers wing trailing edge by some basic panel beating, then carried on and repaired some "buckles / deformations along the bottom edge of the cills.
Found some rust developing in the bottom of the passenger front wheel arch to the rear of the charcoal canister. Cleaned all that up, treated with rust killer then primed and painted.
Primed and painted all repaired areas, then repainted the cills with satin black.
Refitted the alternator & power steering belts and the belly pan.
Jacked the car up and removed all wheels.
Drained the gearbox and refilled with new oil (replaced the drain & fill plugs with new ones).
Pulled the pads, checked and cleaned the callipers, fitted new pads, then renewed the hydraulic fluid with fresh DOT 4.
Did the clutch hydraulics at the same time.
Took it for a test drive....gearchange much smoother, and a noticeable difference in the handling in corners with the new bushings on the ARB at the front.

It'll get a good shakedown run up to Skye next week, then off down South at the end of the month (some place called Wigan) :grin:


Top effort sir! That's proper care and attention.

I still can't imagine Wigan as being "down South".

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