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Sparts Adventures in 106 Diesel-land, more fixing, now for sale! Maybe roffle.

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#31 OFFLINE   spartacus

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Posted 24 June 2017 - 11:07 AM

And done.

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Posted 24 June 2017 - 11:41 AM

What is the extra cut-out for?

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#33 OFFLINE   spartacus

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Posted 24 June 2017 - 12:15 PM

Dunno Eddie, it may just be that that's how the metalwork was behind the crusty bit, so that's the shape I cut the new panel.

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Posted 24 June 2017 - 02:02 PM

Done for the day. It's had a new back box and, despite it not failing on the condition of the discs, (very bad), I've replaced them and the pads, as I'm sure the disc wear and corrosion was the cause of the brake issues.
I've also lubed up the drivers window mech, re-fitted the drivers door trim and associated bits and re-fitted the pipe from the air box to the grill.
We'll see how it fares on the re-test next week! Wish me luck.
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#35 OFFLINE   spartacus

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Posted 24 June 2017 - 03:07 PM

Also fitted the spare wing mirror for the drivers side, the original was damaged, and the two new front indicators. The originals passed the test but were very clouded over.

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Posted 24 June 2017 - 03:45 PM

The aforementioned rot, cut out, a little more cleaning up and it'll be ready to weld.
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CAD in practice.

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Nearly there.

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Ah, you're done. I'm too late then to add a caveat about the "notch" - that's actually a fairly vital bit of it as that forms a hinge mechanism when there's not enough strength in it. See my thread on it here: http://autoshite.com...fuckstix-fixed/

 

and have a few photos from it:

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 07:41 AM

Look what I've just seen:

 

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Good man yourself, Spart. Nice work.


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#38 OFFLINE   spartacus

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 01:49 PM

I missed that Joe! Yep, it wasn't too bad really, discs and pads sorted the brakes and a rear box for the exhaust, and of course the welding as outlined above.

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 02:08 PM

Apologies to Vulg if this isn't up to his standard, I can't get the phrase out of my head though when thinking of cleaning a car well, particularly if it hasn't been cleaned for a while.
Today seemed as good a day as any do I decided to give the ex Krujoe 106 a good clean. As you can see from the pictures it's suffering from a fair amount of lacquer peel on its once fine light metallic blue.
It was also filthy.
I reasoned that if I gave it a good clean then polished it all at least the good panels would shine and rain would bead up on the whole car, so off I went.
I'm only just shy of being a TBW, but had to reign myself in due to time constraints.
I sprayed the whole thing with Fenwick's, a caravan cleaner that's good at shifting long standing mould spots, moss, etc. Then I sponged, rinsed and leathered it off. I cleaned the glass using Rain X and put some life back into the black trim and bumpers with boiled linseed oil. Then I polished it with Autosmart Mirror Finish.
It would be nice if all the panels came up as well as the side you can see, but they don't I'm afraid. I do think though it wears it's paint issues well and would probably get away with being described as 'patina', were I to sell it from a gravel drive in front of a borrowed stately home or a white room.
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#40 OFFLINE   KruJoe

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 07:46 PM

That's looking super, Spart, better than it ever did with me already.

 

Thanks for the update, it's a brilliant little car, and we do miss it.



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Posted 02 August 2017 - 10:47 PM

I achieved this today...
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Or rather the car did.
Here's another shot of it parked in a very small space on a trip to 'Curry Mile' in Manchester.
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#42 OFFLINE   Ghosty

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 11:01 PM

Bloody hell, a not-white, not-German car on the Curry Mile!

Hope you understood not to walk in the cycle lanes, the locals don't.


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Posted 03 August 2017 - 07:11 AM

Ha ha, no we were careful not to do that, it's pretty annoying. It's a special place all right.

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 08:27 PM

A couple of weeks ago I noticed the handbrake on the Peugeot wasn't holding on the nearside, in addition the pedal travel had increased very slightly. It felt very much like a non functioning automatic adjusters on the rear, so I put it to the back of my mind and promised myself I would fix it soon*.
Driving back from Manchester earlier in the week there was a definite noise from the N/S, and when I tried to reverse into my parking space at home the wheel locked up when reversing!
I pulled it apart this morning...

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As you may be able to see the friction material had parted company with one of the shoes and was floating around inside the drum causing the noise and locking up problem.

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So £15 later I'd replaced both sides.
The drivers side drum was a bit of a slag to get off but other than that the job went smoothly and wasn't a bad way to spend an hour.
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Posted 06 August 2017 - 08:57 PM

I remember on an old 306 I used to have, I had to take the rear drums off every few months and turn the self adjuster with some needle-nose pliers due to the self adjusters, well, no longer self adjusting.

I'd start to notice increased brake pedal travel too, then drive around it, then eventually sort it and nearly headbutt the windscreen immediately afterwards.
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Posted 06 August 2017 - 09:07 PM

I don't know what it is about 106s that causes the rear shoes to lose their friction material - I've not heard of it happen on anything else, but both my drum brake 106s did it and I've seen it happen on a few others too



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Posted 08 October 2017 - 06:20 PM

Well, here we are again. I'm loving driving this car around when I get the chance, my girls like it and so does Mrs Spart. The only bug bear has been the blowing exhaust. It was on its way out when I collected it, I slurmed some exhaust paste on it but as you can see from the pics there was no way it was going to be a long term fix.
The hole is in a tight bend at the lower end of the down pipe. I'd been dreading taking it off but decided to grow a pair this afternoon and tackle it...
Every bolt came undone first go! Yayyy!
Here is the holey part in all its glory...

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And this is the replacement...

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I forgot to take a pic of the finished article but I'm sure you get the idea, suffice to say, it's a massive improvement and makes driving the little 106 even more enjoyable.
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Posted 08 October 2017 - 06:35 PM

However, having sorted that, as the last real 'fault' on the car I need to move it on. I've got an ex wife baying at me, three other cars, a large camper and two vans, plus the usual shit life throws at you.
All the info you might need is in the thread but for those that can't be bothered, here's the shortened form.
MOT June '18.
New discs and pads. New rear shoes. New rear box. Welding done to n/s rear inner arch. Exhaust downpipe welded.
It passed the MOT reasonably well and in my opinion it'll go through another without much bother. The ends of the sills will want some attention soon but the rest of the underside is pretty good.
It's mercifully free of gizmos, so there's not much to go wrong, the CD player works and the radio picks up stations.
The drivers seat is from a four door Saxo and as a result doesn't tilt to allow access to the rear seats.
The real draw of this car is the economy, I monitor my mpg like a sad bastard and it does a genuine 70mpg!
I want £200 for it. £50 of this will be going to Krujoe, he gave me the car in good faith and I'm sure he'd appreciate a small return.
I'm only advertising it on here, I'd like it go to a shitter, it's more likely to be looked after and used than raped for parts come MOT time.
If there's enough interest then I'll roffle, £3.50 a ticket.
Please don't all rush at once and break the internet, we don't all want to be without Autoshite on a Sunday evening!
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Posted 08 October 2017 - 06:37 PM

Where are you? I'll almost definately take it, if you aren't a million miles away.


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Posted 08 October 2017 - 06:40 PM

Chesterfield. Do you have Fiat Pandas?

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 06:44 PM

Soz, I should say, I'm in the 'Golden* Triangle' made by Chesterfield, Sheffield and Rotherham. Taxed to get you home and all that shizzle, will deliver for train fare home, etc, etc.

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 06:45 PM

Not currently, wish I did.

 

Chesterfield is a fair trek, will do some investigating on transport etc


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Posted 08 October 2017 - 07:48 PM

Megabus and 70mpg on the way home means even a fair old trek shouldn't cost much.

I would buy this if I didn't already have a diesel 106. They are splendid things.
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Posted 10 October 2017 - 05:55 PM

Bargainous! I'd have had this back in a flash at the full asking, if its replacement wasn't being so flipping well behaved.

Bloody reliable old Renaults!

 

 

£50 of this will be going to Krujoe

 

Ooh thank you Spart! Most unexpected - all I wanted was that it was saved, and you've done that and loads more. For which I thank you.

But if you do get your asking price, (well worth it,) then the kind fifty coming my way will be split between my next forum donation, and the current DEC appeal for Burmese refugees, a matter close to my heart.

 

I'm curious to see who this is going to...







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