Posted 11 February 2017 - 01:24 PM
Bit of an update. Michael very kindly rebuilt my original prop for CVF the coupe with a new centre bearing. I fitted it a few weeks ago and drove it for the first time with the new gearbox, no crunches now, lovely! Just got to get round to putting the carpet back in and jobs a good 'un. Next job will be to fit some new front brake hoses and change the knackered front tie bar bushes for some nice poly ones- these totally transform the handling too.
In 309 news my GLXDT flew through the MOT. It did however piddle coolant all over Michael's ramp. Over the course of the week it has started using 1.5 litres of coolant per day. Got the wheel off today and had a nose around the water pump area where it was coming from. Water pump itself looked dry (so it should, it was new in June) but there was a steady drip from further up. Had a look from the top and there was a steady stream coming out the side of one of the heater hoses. So does anybody have a top heater hose for an XUD7T 309? No idea if they are the same as anything else, can't find one on eBay and can't keep up with it's coolant appetite now!
In other news I am picking up another 309 next Friday. Apparently it has a rotten rear end but it was local and cheap... It's a 1.9 GLD with 220k on the clock. Has been in the same family for many many years. The guy was going to scrap it but wasn't happy when he discovered they would cube it as is which he thought was a waste of good spares. I haven't seen it yet but as I'm just getting it for spares I'm not too bothered about it!
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