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#978369 - 14th Apr 2008 12:12am Station: MGF
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We bought this late last year sometime, think it was August, and haven't touched it since.
I have since replaced the alternator, and am currently repairing the front wing, which was dented when we bought it.
It's done over 100k miles, hopefully HGF isn't imminent. Otherwise, I never want to work on that engine!



After much messing about trying to find easier access to the engine, I realised two panels behind the seats.

One was the petrol tank frown :



The other was the engine!





Changed the alt:


And then got to work on this:



Literally had to rip it out as I got a bit pissed off with the corroded bolts holding it on. Need to drill most out at some point. Need to replace the rear lock as I locked the keys in the boot. heheh.
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#978370 - 14th Apr 2008 12:14am Re: Station: MGF [Re: DavidB]
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What engine is that, the 1.8?

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#978371 - 14th Apr 2008 12:26am Re: Station: MGF [Re: MattLFC]
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Ahhh just noticed the reg, will be a 1.8 lol.

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#978372 - 14th Apr 2008 12:52pm Re: Station: MGF [Re: MattLFC]
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Any plans for it?
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#978373 - 14th Apr 2008 8:03pm Re: Station: MGF [Re: BMW Joe]
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It's the 1.8. Loads of receipts, has been well looked after, spare and tool kit have nver been used and fairly unmarked.

Dont' know what I'm going to do yet, want to get it on the road first.
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#978374 - 16th Apr 2008 10:32pm Re: Station: MGF [Re: DavidB]
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think you should keep it, will be a few brit car owners on here then lol
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#978375 - 15th Jan 2009 5:04pm Re: Station: MGF [Re: Johnny Alan]
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I dragged this out of the garage this year as I was bored of not skinning my knuckles on solid metal and getting absolutely filthy.

Had a look at it in in late Summer 2008 and put it in for the MOT, it had stupid things like ball joints and corrosion on brake pipes.

Got under it, and every single bolt had corroded. Nuts just rounded off and even such as move and you'd get a mouth full of rust flakes. crazy I'd say the amount of 'removing bolts' vs 'doing actual work' was 10:1. Ridiculous!!

I spent 30 quid on new nuts/bolts first and then I stopped counting at 700 quid on new parts. I have replaced all the bushes and ball joints, ARB links, and new dampers. The car had a Hydragas pump-up in Wigan:



It felt much better after that, and with the suspension replaced, it's like a new car, the difference is amazing.

So far, I've welded a new sill skin, replaced the hood, the bonnet cable, rear calipers, brakes and pads and also the handbrake cable and brake and clutch pipes along with a new brake master cylinder and clutch master and slave cylinder.

Everything was a barstard to do because of the corrosion. The rear brake discs was the worst. I had to cut them into bits to get them off. Totally rusted solid on the hub!





Softest metal known to man:



Setting these up was a barstard - the reason why it failed over and over again. The Nazi mot tester wouldn't pass it even though it -worked-:



Everything is done now (after a month of getting rotten in the open air). Will MOT it soon. smile


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#978376 - 15th Jan 2009 5:41pm Re: Station: MGF [Re: DavidB]
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yerrr cool Job man good look wink
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#978377 - 15th Jan 2009 6:13pm Re: Station: MGF [Re: Pete_Robbo]
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nice one dude happy
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#978378 - 16th Jan 2009 12:51am Re: Station: MGF [Re: _Ste_]
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great job bud, keep us posted happy

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#978379 - 16th Jan 2009 2:46am Re: Station: MGF [Re: ]
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good luck with them horrible K series engines, bloody night mare !
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#978380 - 16th Jan 2009 2:05pm Re: Station: MGF [Re: Sanchez]
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Thought thy were superb engines, apart from the Head Gaskets that fail on a regular basis?
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#978381 - 16th Jan 2009 2:09pm Re: Station: MGF [Re: MGCraig]
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It does seem quite peppy and suited to the car! I've heard good things about them though.

I think the head gasket has been done recently. If you take it easy and let the engine warm up it -usually- doesn't go. The old engine had plastic dowels to keep the head in line with the block which went soft and the whole thing moves if it's only half warmed up. You can get steel dowels from a Freelander and no-one's since had HGF that I know of. smile
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#978382 - 16th Jan 2009 5:48pm Re: Station: MGF [Re: DavidB]
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You can buy a Lotus headgasket and i think that cures it.

One of my lecturers in college helped design the k-series among other notable engines, and he said the only reason the headgaskets are cack is because that specific design of the head block and headgasket together saved about 12p per engine.
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#978383 - 16th Jan 2009 6:29pm Re: Station: MGF [Re: Dave100e]
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So basically, its a superb engine, let down by cost cutting.

Similar to Aston Martin. The engines in the DB9s decide to let go of Con Rods when they feel like it. Yet Aston wont recall them or redesign them raftl

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