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SPAZTEC DEVELOPMENTS - MALHEUREUSEMENT DU GASKET - 13/10/17


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#121 OFFLINE   dome

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 03:33 PM

Aye, they do indeed ADTS.
 
In a fit of fuck-knows-what i decided that buying one of these with a fucked head gasket 60 miles from where I lived would be a good idea.
 
I also decided cycling there and driving it home would be "interesting" 
 
In Scotland. 
 
In February.
 
Cycle up was no bother apart from the mild blizzard above Largs (Ayr to Garelochead), stopping to pick up some K-Seal on the way.
 
Arrived to the bemusement of the seller, got changed, handed over some cash and added the K-Seal to the coolant and headed off on my trip home.
 
Fucker boiled up 2 miles later and emptied the coolant system, along with my precious K-Seal. 
 
I lost count of the amount of times I stopped to top it up (not using seawater at all, no siree) until I eventually reached Halfords in Dumbarton.
 
In a shit or bust attempt I bought the angriest sounding block sealer they had (steel Seal or something similar), filled it up, bled it up and headed south with the heater on full to a: thaw me out and b: warn of impending doom.
 
I got all the way to the A77 just outside Ayr when the heater started to blow cold. Limped it back to my lockup and forgot about it for a while. 
 
When I could face the thing again it was one of the easiest head gaskets I'd done, I'm sure I gave it a new timing belt aswell as a skim and it was under £100 all in. Smoked about in it for a while then flogged it on. It was the 3rd 106 I've had, great wee cars. Mostly...
 
Sorry for the hijack, best of luck!

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 08:24 PM

I was thinking more along the lines of a mid-mounted RWD 3.0 TDV6 HDi out of a 407 Coupe with a Nissan GT-R Hybrid turbo and sequential gearbox from Tim Harvey's 1998 BTCC Peugeot 406 but eBay searches have so far proved fruitless.


When eBay fails, Gumtree has the answers

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https://www.gumtree....-v6-/1270361684

(However, not only does this look unfathomably dangerous, it's not worth anywhere near £3.5k)
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Posted 13 October 2017 - 09:00 PM

When eBay fails, Gumtree has the answers

https://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTAyNFg3Njg=/...

https://www.gumtree....-v6-/1270361684

(However, not only does this look unfathomably dangerous, it's not worth anywhere near £3.5k)


Christ, that looks like a right lash up. The shell looks to have been Miami Blue so is an S1 like mine, as is (what remains of) the dash but the front and rear end treatments are S2. The V6 appears to have just been dumped in the boot like a Tesco bag for life.

As an aside does anyone know anything about 2.2 HDi 406’s?
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Posted 13 October 2017 - 09:05 PM

Christ, that looks like a right lash up. The shell looks to have been Miami Blue so is an S1 like mine, as is (what remains of) the dash but the front and rear end treatments are S2. The V6 appears to have just been dumped in the boot like a Tesco bag for life.
As an aside does anyone know anything about 2.2 HDi 406’s?


Agreed. For what should be a huge project, it's terrifying how half arsed it all looks

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 09:38 PM

I asked the man for advice:

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 11:32 PM

Rotten luck that the gasket let go so suddenly but then again looking at the picture of the header tank it did look pretty mayo’d up in there compared to the more usual odd glob of gunk.
I do know the 16vs had the better mls gasket fitted as standard but not sure - I’d say the late 8vs would be the same. At least they are still plentiful and cheap second hand too considering psa kept using them for years in most of their ranges.
Would make for a fun little car on the 1.1 gearbox, even if it was just a 1.4 you used
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Posted 14 October 2017 - 01:55 PM

Rotten luck that the gasket let go so suddenly but then again looking at the picture of the header tank it did look pretty mayo’d up in there compared to the more usual odd glob of gunk.
I do know the 16vs had the better mls gasket fitted as standard but not sure - I’d say the late 8vs would be the same. At least they are still plentiful and cheap second hand too considering psa kept using them for years in most of their ranges.
Would make for a fun little car on the 1.1 gearbox, even if it was just a 1.4 you used


To be honest I was a little concerned about the mayo in the header tank, especially as my last two TU engine’d cars didn’t suffer with it at all. But everyone I spoke to said it was a case of TADTS. Which is fair enough, because they do seem to.

As far as the future of this little car is concerned I will do my best to prevent it from being bridged. The shell is very good and a mate who has a 106 16v he races at Lydden has expressed an interest as his car is getting pretty tired so it may go on to become some kind of WRC Group Z rally championship winner or something.

It was my commuting car though so I will need to replace it..

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 08:16 PM

This might be more of a question for the modern shite section but these cars are getting on a bit now so..

Does anyone have experience of the Mercedes C270 CDI circa 2002-onward? I have been pointed in the direction of a rust free example going for £cheap and a nice derv auto cruiser is quite appealing.

Motherfourspeed had a bit of a tale of woe with a similar age 220 CDI (injector and HP pump issues) but I understand the 220 and 270 lumps are unrelated? Anything to watch out for apart from the normal mid-00s derv drama?

I have attempted a bit of a google this evening but most of the Benz knowledge base seems to be from the US and thus a bit light on tales from the black pump, if you’ll pardon the expression.


EDIT: or is a 180K petrol a better bet? I’m looking at two. The diesel has 145k on, the petrol 107k.

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 08:28 PM

Love the plate on your BMW

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