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#301 OFFLINE   sierraman

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 08:57 PM

The fitting kits are as you say horrendously expensive, I'd try the breakers, they'll be pence there. That's assuming they are holed, I'd doubt it, but you never know. Working the calipers in when you change the pads might help as well.

If the calipers are sticking, it'll stink of burnt pads and it will pull to one side.

Have you checked the wheel bearings for any undue play?

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 09:13 PM

No advisories for that at MOT a month ago and the noise had started before that. No smell as such but the wheel trims are lukewarm after a short journey.

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 09:47 PM

I think when i did disks and pads i removed these bolts instead of undoing the calliper bolts and left the sliders well alone. I did need the garage to retap one of the holes afterwoods so it may not be the best method in the world...

Owning a rover r3 did mean i now lube the slide bolts when ever i can...
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#304 OFFLINE   IainL

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 02:14 AM

Cheers chap 🙂

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 05:38 AM

You won't need to replace any bolts . Put a dab of loctite on the threads if you are worried.
Don't use copperslip or normal grease on the sliders . Use red rubber grease , silicone grease or black cv grease
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Posted 05 April 2017 - 06:27 AM

Ok cheers I have some silicone grease in the garage. I've not worked on floating caliper brakes before!

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Posted 29 April 2017 - 03:35 PM

3 part worns for the Megane for £30 from a scrappy in Muirhead. I'll get these fitted next Friday when it goes into the shop to have a brake pipe replaced and the front calipers freed off.

Seems to be hard to get a decent donor Corsa now too. They're either complete duffers or far too dear. Considering a top end rebuild as cams and lifters aren't too dear from eBay, plus I know that other than this knock, the engine hasn't got any other problems. I'll do it a slowly consider.

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 10:40 PM

First off, the Megane will visit my trusty local garage for some caliper fettlage and a brake pipe replacement. I'll also get them to fit the new* tyres I bought last weekend. All good and cool.

However, my mind is a touch in turmoil about the Corsa right now.

A friend of mine bought a near mint Corsa Flair 1.4 last year from n old chap in London, drove it up north and changed/ added all of the necessary bits to make it into an SRi. He kept the funky blue dials and knobs from the Flair. So now, apart from 3 less injectors, this car is identical to an SRi, super desirable and I have always loved it.

And it is now for sale.

I am now torn between finishing my Corsa, which I have spent a not inconsiderable sum on over the past few years getting the chassis and body mint, and buying this for roughly the same money it will cost to finish mine.

I really am torn between the satisfaction of finishing my example off to how I want it and saying 'I did that', or buying this one and saying 'I love this!'. Here is the challenger:IMG_4838.JPG
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Posted 04 May 2017 - 11:19 PM

First off, the Megane will visit my trusty local garage for some caliper fettlage and a brake pipe replacement. I'll also get them to fit the new* tyres I bought last weekend. All good and cool.

However, my mind is a touch in turmoil about the Corsa right now.

A friend of mine bought a near mint Corsa Flair 1.4 last year from n old chap in London, drove it up north and changed/ added all of the necessary bits to make it into an SRi. He kept the funky blue dials and knobs from the Flair. So now, apart from 3 less injectors, this car is identical to an SRi, super desirable and I have always loved it.

And it is now for sale.

I am now torn between finishing my Corsa, which I have spent a not inconsiderable sum on over the past few years getting the chassis and body mint, and buying this for roughly the same money it will cost to finish mine.

I really am torn between the satisfaction of finishing my example off to how I want it and saying 'I did that', or buying this one and saying 'I love this!'. Here is the challenger: IMG_4838.JPG


That looks cracking!! Not keen on the wheels, the speed lines from your Corsa would suit it to a tee, but other than that it's bang on! Tough dilemma I agree though. Personally if it was me I'd finish your one, but only because no matter how much the white one looks like an SRi it will never be a real one, if it was the real McCoy it'd be different though.
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Posted 04 May 2017 - 11:22 PM

I think this is a case of 'better the devil you know' tbh
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Posted 05 May 2017 - 01:28 AM

Both excellent points. The owner did jest that he got a little stick from his other pals for it being an S "P" Ri.
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Posted 05 May 2017 - 06:52 AM

Iain, finish your own unless you would get a reasonable amount of cash from yours to offset the deal (man maths)

You will never be able to buy what your own car means to you but there will always be a Corsa for sale that you can buy.

Only you know what your car means to you, I have had a few that if the opportunity came along for something different I would have happily torched my own at the time!


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Posted 05 May 2017 - 07:04 AM

Sound advice John, I think I would regret not finishing mine off. When I pick up the Megane from the garage tomorrow I'm going to book the Corsa in for its heart surgery. Nothing like a deadline to get my brain out of neutral!

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 07:50 AM

Finish yours, you have put a lot into it.



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Posted 05 May 2017 - 05:27 PM

Sound advice John, I think I would regret not finishing mine off. When I pick up the Megane from the garage tomorrow I'm going to book the Corsa in for its heart surgery. Nothing like a deadline to get my brain out of neutral!

 

What engine are you going for, another 1.0 3 pot? or are you taking the opportunity to upgrade?


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Posted 05 May 2017 - 07:18 PM

Anything 4 cylinder, ideally a 1.4 16v belt driven x14 but a 1.2 would suffice.

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 07:23 PM

That said, it'll be cheaper to insure as its an original 1.4..

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 07:38 PM

Mine were tickled, although not welded before they got too bad, together with any other bits. However the white one is truly mint chassis wise, being lightly used by an old chap in London all of its life. Not without a giffer scuff on the bumper and one ding on the offside though but it's all the more honest for it.

Anyhow, I think the price of £1500 is a touch salty for a non genuine SRi. Perhaps a bag but either way I'm keeping mine and finishing what I started.
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Posted 05 May 2017 - 07:54 PM

Descision made then:)
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Posted 05 May 2017 - 08:05 PM

£1500!!! Fucking hell thats dear!

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 08:25 PM

Difficult call that, the white on looks very nice indeed. What's the details on it's running gear or were they swapped for Sri bits?

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 08:34 PM

Same early dizzy 8v engine but with single point injection. Looks the business with the metal rocker cover and not the crappy black one that came with later coil pack engines.

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 08:53 PM

Anything 4 cylinder, ideally a 1.4 16v belt driven x14 but a 1.2 would suffice.

 

1.8 Z18XE?  8)  8)

 

Seriously though i knew more than a few people with Corsa B 1.4 Sports and they went well enough, until they either blew up through being ragged and got replaced with 1.6s or were engine swapped to a redtop. Id still love a late Arden Blue 1.4/1.6 Sport at some point. 


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 08:01 PM

Just back from a wee break so not had the chance to update until now.

Got the Megane back last Saturday. There was quite a list of repairs, both pads seized in their carriers as people had suggested, one side more that the others as I also suspected as o/s was howling louder than the n/s. Both calipers freed off, new pads both sides, 2 new brake pipes and also had my part worns fitted. All of that for a price that didn't dent my wallet very much at all too.

Corsa is also booked in for 2nd June so hunt is on for a donor.
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Posted 12 May 2017 - 11:25 AM

Just back from a wee break so not had the chance to update until now.

Got the Megane back last Saturday. There was quite a list of repairs, both pads seized in their carriers as people had suggested, one side more that the others as I also suspected as o/s was howling louder than the n/s. Both calipers freed off, new pads both sides, 2 new brake pipes and also had my part worns fitted. All of that for a price that didn't dent my wallet very much at all too.

Corsa is also booked in for 2nd June so hunt is on for a donor.

 

Buy a running complete 1.4 16v Corsa and engine rape it? break the rest of it to get money back and scrap shell? Just thinking then at least youd have all ancillaries, box, the lot, whereas buying just an engine by itself wee bits and pieces could be missing. 


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97 R Vauxhall Astra 1.6 LS

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05 55 Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 SXi

02 52 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 Comfort

97 P Volkswagen Golf 1.4 SE

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09 59 Renault Clio 1.2 Dynamique

15 15 Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 SRi

09 09 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 CR TDi Sport 140bhp (Current)


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Posted 12 May 2017 - 11:37 AM

WHS. I'd get hold of a running but MOT failure, then take the engine out of that, there will be all sorts of bits you'll probably need over and above the engine and box. You'll also know what it runs like, you could buy an engine on a pallet and it could be a pile of shit when you start it up. I reckon you'd get a mot fail Corsa B for less than £100.

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 01:01 PM

Easier said than done. I've been trying to do that for at least 6 months but they've so far all been Automatic, have over 120k on the clock, at the other end of the world or being sold by a wee ned on the Corsa pages who wants like a million pounds for some shan junk with a shat head gasket.

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 01:46 PM

A relation got £100 lately for a 1.7 diesel one after it failed the test. There's loads down here, might involve you trailering one home.

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 02:45 PM

Hit me up with them man!

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