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Domes shonky autos-Farewell to Mason, down to 1 V8...


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#31 ONLINE   Heritage motor centre

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Posted 18 May 2016 - 06:40 PM

My money is on a " bubble" 200 series, presumably also with bubbles in the expansion tank.
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Posted 18 May 2016 - 06:55 PM

Collection equipment ready.

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Jus waiting for my lift to arrive, quick spot of dinner then we're off...

That's not a proper collection kit, there is no hip flask or packet of fags



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Posted 18 May 2016 - 07:17 PM

Have you bought a V6 Laguna off Dugong?

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Posted 18 May 2016 - 07:24 PM

mark 1 825's, up to 1988? used a 2.5 honda v-6.

Moar learnings! Thanks for the info.

I can't even think what Honda that engine would have been fitted to.

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Posted 18 May 2016 - 07:35 PM

according to wikipedia (so it must be true....) the only other application of the 2.5 version of the honda v6 was the first generation honda legend.

 

this engine would later be reworked to be the 2.7 v6.


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Posted 18 May 2016 - 09:13 PM

Is it being 10:15 at night and no news a bad sign or just a better story?


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Posted 18 May 2016 - 09:18 PM

It all started with a message from a mate last week. Want a free car? A friend of his was needing rid.  

 

You can guess what my answer was.

 

I was sent this photo and told it had early stages of head gasket failure.

 

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At least I new this one was broken. Whether or not it would make it home or not was a different matter...

 

Fast forward to tonight. Supplies collected and off we went.

 

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Transport of choice. My mate is a shiter, he just doesn't know it yet...

 

On to the beast in question.

 

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A 1.8 (it would be wouldn't it?) Freelander Serengeti. Phwoooar.

 

Initial thoughts under the bonnet-no obvious signs of being fucked about with, however no coolant in the expansion bottle and the dipstick was dry. No signs of Mayo anywhere.

 

Topped up fluids and fired it up. It was a bit tappy which is to be expected with no oil but quietened down. Let it warm up, bled it a bit and added some K Seal. I had a 25 mile drive home so better safe than sorry. I also left the expansion cap off and set the heater to max and off we set. Brakes were stuck on but soon freed off.

 

It only bloody made it! I babied it, not taking it above 3000rpm but when I got home it hadn't used any coolant. Gauge stayed bang in the middle and the heater was blowing red hot all the way.

 

I put the expansion cap on and let it run for a bit and it behaved itself. 

 

Back home. Apologies for the pics, it was getting dark. Probably for the best.

 

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It's a bit rough, stinks of fags and only one electric window works. It's had the prop disconnected so is 2wd. It drives OK, think there may be an engine mount gone and there something knocking front end wise. But it was free...

 

Plans? Clean it and work out what's wrong with the engine. The boy I got it from reckoned it had had the modified head gasket done before he got it, there are no receipts though...

 

Then smoke about for a bit and flog it. Probably to buy something equally broken. I don't get out much.

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Posted 18 May 2016 - 09:21 PM

Obvs. you need to stick it on Gumtree with no mention what so ever of the shortage of driven wheels. That's what everyone does isn't it?


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Posted 18 May 2016 - 09:25 PM

best news of evar as I'll no be the saddest lookin basturt in the scotoshite carpark this month!
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Posted 18 May 2016 - 09:29 PM

Free - lander? !!!

 

We have a winner! You win the chance to watch me swear at this shonky piece of crap!


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Posted 18 May 2016 - 09:32 PM

best news of evar as I'll no be the saddest lookin basturt in the scotoshite carpark this month!

 

Aye, we'll see! Locost to put back together before this gets any attention...


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Posted 18 May 2016 - 09:37 PM

I think you should ask for your money back.

 

Nice use of 'Jumanji' font just about redeems it.

 

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Posted 18 May 2016 - 09:45 PM

Spooky that, was round my mates earlier and he's just decided to get shot of his freelander, which is also 2WD..

To be fair though, yours looks like a minter compared to his heap of shit, although it does have an LPG conversion for maximum mingebaggery
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Posted 18 May 2016 - 09:45 PM

What a miserable heap of shit.

Well done!
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Posted 18 May 2016 - 10:08 PM

We have a winner! You win the chance to watch me swear at this shonky piece of crap!


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Posted 19 May 2016 - 07:00 AM

It 'looks' quite good in the pictures, however there is no pictures of the passenger side at all is this on purpose?

 

Look forward to the pictures of it in pieces :)


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Posted 19 May 2016 - 07:07 AM

I actually quite like these. Also, unlike modern fake 4x4, aren't these actually half decent off-road? (When all 4 wheels are able to be driven)
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Posted 19 May 2016 - 09:43 AM

Well, so confident* was I in my new steed that I decided to brave the commute in it today-also becauee it's only insured til tonight and it gives me a chance to put some more miles on it and hoover it/check tyre pressures etc. I gave it a quick wash and it came up not too bad. I even refitted the expansion cap after checking the coolant-no loss in the 25 miles last night. Quick wash this morning as it was manky and here's the passenger side for the doubters ;)

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Posted 19 May 2016 - 09:51 AM

Well, so confident* was I in my new steed that I decided to brave the commute in it today-also becauee it's only insured til tonight and it gives me a chance to put some more miles on it and hoover it/check tyre pressures etc. I gave it a quick wash and it came up not too bad. I even refitted the expansion cap after checking the coolant-no loss in the 25 miles last night. Quick wash this morning as it was manky and here's the passenger side for the doubters ;)
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Posted 19 May 2016 - 10:07 AM

These are nice, does it have leather? Sure there was one in scb the other month if you need bits.


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Posted 19 May 2016 - 10:13 AM

Presume water loss is water pipe/rad/pump related ? Bargain buy !!

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Posted 19 May 2016 - 11:46 AM

Result, of sort. Refitting the expansion cap caused a slight drop in the level. A quick prod around at lunchtime revealed a leak from the inlet manifold gasket. New gasket ordered, an investment of £5. This is getting expensive...
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Posted 19 May 2016 - 12:44 PM

Green laning at the weekend ??

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Posted 19 May 2016 - 12:46 PM

MONEYPIT!

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Posted 19 May 2016 - 12:53 PM

When you say the modified head gasket has been fitted, which one? there were a lot of revisions. I think the final one included a new stiffer ladder which fits in the sump for the head bolts to lock into.



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Posted 19 May 2016 - 01:02 PM

When you say the modified head gasket has been fitted, which one? there were a lot of revisions. I think the final one included a new stiffer ladder which fits in the sump for the head bolts to lock into.

 

I have no idea and no bills or history for the car so your guess is as good as mine...


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Posted 20 May 2016 - 06:30 AM

Started trying to get the stink of fags out of this thing. Knackered drivers side regulator and a chain smoker=filth.



It'll need done again. And again. Still stinks inside. Any tips for getting rid of the smell of fags?

Will try and get the inlet manifold gasket changed this weekend and give it a coolant flush and proper bleed if I get the chance, the Locost is the priority though if I get the head back for it...

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 06:50 AM

Have you tried Febreeze fabric cleaner thingy, spray on a let it dry ? Presume you have cleaned all glass and plastic trim ?

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 06:56 AM

Get the front seats out and have a good hoover underneath. Headlining takes a lot of stink too.

I've found steam cleaners to be pretty effective. Just watch out / becareful on stuff like headliners.
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Posted 20 May 2016 - 07:54 AM

Take up smoking 40 woodbines a day. You soon wont notice the smell.  :-P


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