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#1 OFFLINE   sporty-shite

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 05:46 PM

After roffle results from the Jag, the itch for something "a bit more me" was intense. Luckily, a certain little French fancy came up which also cured a logistics problem.

Off I went, and brought this little thing back. Gave it a valet when I got home (baby wipes and pound shop dashboard spray) and a decent wash.

Here it is....

41933101312_ef7a638dd8_b.jpg20180508_145605 by Chris France, on Flickr

41258957354_80ceafe96d_b.jpg20180508_145640 by Chris France, on Flickr

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And a contrast of small French hatchbacks. One smooth and sedate, one bonkers.

41933099932_c33276134a_b.jpg20180508_145703 by Chris France, on Flickr

Next to look at is exhaust and engine mount. It's got a vibration under hard acceleration. I believe there's a "dog bone" engine mount which is prone to wear, and the cat has been cut out, so the pipe may not be perfectly straight.

Also need to fit the proper 172 back seats I've bagged, and asses which bits of trim I need before raiding the local scrappy.

Edited to finally sort photos out!
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#2 OFFLINE   The Moog

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 06:18 PM

Is is a keeper at Sporty Towers? 


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Posted 08 May 2018 - 06:20 PM

This thing is too fast for what it is.

Sounds the tits for a 4banger with too many valves:)

Enjoy!
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Posted 08 May 2018 - 06:22 PM

It is looking very good after its wash and scrub up.


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Posted 08 May 2018 - 06:45 PM

I was hoping for a Renault Alpine - gutted
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Posted 08 May 2018 - 06:46 PM

I was hoping for a Renault Alpine - gutted


Now if I could find one of them with a fucked gearbox to save...
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Posted 08 May 2018 - 07:08 PM

Is is a keeper at Sporty Towers?


For a while, yes. They never stay too long, though!!
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Posted 09 May 2018 - 07:45 AM

Well if you do get bored - vaguely wave it in my direction.

I will then persuade missus Moog that replacing a diesel estate can only be bettered by a smoll french car
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Posted 09 May 2018 - 08:17 AM

Brilliant cars and this is a healthy one. Enjoy it!
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Posted 14 May 2018 - 08:12 PM

Well fucking brilliant. It's done a Renault already. On the way home from work, and the ABS light came on. Followed by the airbag light. And the EML. Then the radio stopped working. Then the speedo stopped working. Then it started misfiring.

Stopped for petrol, because it was on its arse, and when got back to it, turning the key elicited a few clicking relays and a bit of buzzing from the clocks.

Waiting for green flag. And I'm fucking cold and hungry.

Little French bastard.

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 08:16 PM

oops

 

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 08:29 PM

Arses. I'd be checking the alternator is charging first. Mine did all sorts of crazy things when the alternator died.



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Posted 14 May 2018 - 08:34 PM

Arses. I'd be checking the alternator is charging first. Mine did all sorts of crazy things when the alternator died.


Thought about that.w but it did the same on my way to work this morning, then fired straight up when I left to come home.

Hopefully green flag guy can plug it in and give me a clue.

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 09:25 PM

Arses. I'd be checking the alternator is charging first. Mine did all sorts of crazy things when the alternator died.


Top marks for Dome!!! Jump started it, checked charging, and it's kicking out a paltry 9 volts. Checked the back of the alternator, and the main lead looks a bit crusty, so hopefully I can clean that up and get a result, although a new alternator isn't the end of the world. At least I know what it needs.
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Posted 14 May 2018 - 09:25 PM

Arses. I'd be checking the alternator is charging first. Mine did all sorts of crazy things when the alternator died.


Top marks for Dome!!! Jump started it, checked charging, and it's kicking out a paltry 9 volts. Checked the back of the alternator, and the main lead looks a bit crusty, so hopefully I can clean that up and get a result, although a new alternator isn't the end of the world. At least I know what it needs.

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 06:27 AM

Hope it is just the electrical connections as access isn't the best for changing (don't ask Dome or you will find him in the fetal position rocking) 

I only had a lack of electricity after nearly three weeks of not being touched but a jump start and it charged itself back up fine. 


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 07:39 PM

Well, it isn't the connections. Tested it tonight. 10 volts across battery, which was just the charge left on it. Tested from back of alternator and got something like 1.6v. Tested after the connection and got the same 10 volts as I got at battery. Looks like it's skinnned knuckles on my next day off!!

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 10:00 PM

Step 1

Remove the front bumper...

And no, the alternator isn't shared with anything else.

I tried changing the regulator in mine but that didn't work.
Then I bought a cheap used one but that didn't work.
Then I got the used one fixed but that still didn't work.
Then I bought a new one.

Safe yourself the trouble and buy new in the first place!

I love these cars but the type r is like a dream to work on in comparison
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Posted 15 May 2018 - 10:11 PM

At least the alternator is at fault, looks like I need to remove the alternator from my ph1 just to get to the power steering pipe I want to remove..
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:27 AM

This is achievable in possibly 10 minutes.

 

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The auxiliary belt is hard work to get on when replacing the tensioner, this has been done so keep the tensioner tensioned with either a decent jubilee clamp or some of those massive cable ties, 

 

 


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:16 PM

big turd. now. :D



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Posted 17 May 2018 - 07:40 PM

Update. It'sin pieces awaiting the alternator I ordered on a premium next day delivery. Phoned ECP to chase it up, and apparently, it's not in stock and shouldn't be showing in their website.

"Yeah, we can get yu one, it'll be early next week though"

Had to go with it, because it's the cheapest by far. May do some more Internet research tonight, though.
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 11:17 PM

I just adore these things...

And yes... I prefer the 172 to the 182..

Yes it's French and delicate... and you're fixing something silly every fortnight..

You know you're alive when drivig one..
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 11:19 PM

I've posted pics of it many times... but I miss it terribly

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