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  1. cracking bit of work on this, boy has this tested you. Fingers crossed for a clean pass
  2. I might just book a few days off work to follow this thread ๐Ÿ˜… All the best Mr B, always enjoy reading your adventures, welding skillz and collections. P.s: Still makes me laugh, that you swapped me a bag rammed full of Haribo and Lucozade, for a reliant engine
  3. Absolutely love this sort of stuff, well done !! Seeing you turn that bellhousing plate, really grabbed my attention, as i can confirm clocking non round stuff up is a nightmare. Keep the update coming (please)
  4. If the thread dies off, and it's picture heavy - I vote bin. This'll save space on Autoshite HDD, for further allegro pictures ๐Ÿ˜…
  5. Rammed full of shitรจ. To think we got moaned at, for having 3 cars outside. Certainly need a unit / working space again, no good laying on gravel in the pissing rain
  6. Do excuse the potentially stupid question, but why would the firing order be different between both MX5s ? Not owned one of these, yet. But if they're anything like @DavidB AW11 Mr2, then I want IN.
  7. Anyone else having issues with Autodoc ? Twice now, they've emailed me to say my parts will be delayed, that's like 2 or so weeks delay ๐Ÿ˜…
  8. Give it a clean, get some 'as good as you can' pictures, and get it advertised on various Rover forums / pages. If I had room, I'd be sending you a very insulting offer. (Apologies if you've already advertised elsewhere)
  9. In all honesty, what the user above (egg) has linked too, I'd actually be tempted to just buy that. No need to buy products, no need to mess about painting/ sanding / grinding stuff, also no potential pinholes causing HGF, due to loss of coolant.
  10. Is it rusty inside too ? I'd be tempted to try Vactan the exterior, then cover it with some Buzzweld product (they do loads of good quality paint / protection)
  11. Well done for not just slapping a load of filler on this ๐Ÿ‘ Neat looking repairs too
  12. Knew I recalled that garage name ๐Ÿ™ˆ, when the Late Brake Show popped up on my YouTube watch list, I was like 'WHY have I heard of this before' Blooming hell man, awesome stuff.
  13. Obviously I've glossed over parts, and made this appear to be a simple 'Throw on some new bits and MOT' But some diagnostic work and time has gone into this, for instance the vacuum leaks, wasn't a simple case of 'Yeah this pipe', the drivers seat repair and fettling of door locks. So now I'm at a loss, its a fully working car that just does what it needs to do, in comfort and relatively reasonable MPG (even the blooming Aircon works), but it's just not me ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ If anyone wants to literally give me what it owes me, I'll happily try dig out reciepts etc for proof .... but it's open to be purchased.
  14. 'Ooft, must eat juice being a V6' The autobox seems to change up early, meaning you're never stressing the engine, it just wafts, BUT press the sport button and its a different version of events, I can see why they chose a V6 in the mental Clios. A few weeks (month ?) Of wafting around in this, and I won't lie it is THE most comfortable car I've owned, I even lent it to a friend, and even he said 'this floats along similar to my old Bentley, just needs less aggressive tyres to be silent' , genuinely not making that up !!! . Anyway non of this work would have been worth it, if it couldn't pass a MOT MOT WHILE YOU WAIT. ๐Ÿ™ˆ These sort of places never normally end well, but: Yep, advisory free PASS.
  15. This nifty chap turned up (old one pictured) So we've had new plugs, new coils (x2 - Still awaiting others to be in stock) , new injector and a new Airbag plug. Checked everything was plugged in before refitting the inlet manifold, broke open the new gaskets, torqued down to spec, and ... It fired straight into life ๐Ÿฅณ, so decided to treat it to a new air filter, as I wasn't too sure when the last service was (Juley ?) A quick trip around the block, and I could still hear a air leak - Can't be manifold as all gaskets are new here, but peaking beneath the throttle body, I found this Rang up Peugeot/ Citroen dealer, and they basically said 'LOL NO', so unfortunately had to sleeve it, with some pipe. Refitted and no more unmetered air. The idle seemed to be much smoother now too. So the next few days I put some miles on it, as I wanted to make sure all this work (and more) was worth it. 267 miles later, I can confirm it's a good car. So with that in mind, it got MORE NEW STUFF New brakes all round - discs, pads and shoes.
  16. Well, don't be burning yourself out ๐Ÿ‘, take time for yourself, little 'un and good lady. Cracking workmanship too btw
  17. The way you tackle jobs ๐Ÿ‘ Absolutely smashing it
  18. At this point I was waiting for the injector to turn up, so turned my attention to other things. Airbag light was illuminated, thankfully the previous owner @406V6 was spot on with his diagnosis - Drivers seat being the culprit. Didn't grab any pictures of this, as I was kneeling on gravel, and just wanted to get done, but found the offending item: With that snipped out, a new plug and socket was fitted Did it work? Did the injector turn up ? Will it ever see the road again ? *Dramatic music* Stay tuned for updates
  19. So with everything out the way and a compression test done, I had a niggling in the back of my mind - 'Do we actually have good spark, is the injector getting a pulse??' One way to find out Apologies for the poor picture, but with a noid lamp - (Freshly purchased from https://www.sealey.co.uk/product/5637205125/6pc-noid-light-set ) , it was confirmed we had injector pulse. And Halfords spark tester (https://www.halfords.com/tools/hand-tools/electrical-diagnostics/laser-ignition-spark-tester-in-line-208694.html ) , it was also confirmed we had spark, but a rather weak looking one. Tried a new coil and things looked much healthier, result. Old plugs removed and replaced
  20. I actually forgot ! You have to take the inlet manifold off, in order to get to the rear bank - As you can probably see, it covers the back 3 cylinders. Hhmm lovely, lots of instant gasket. Thankfully before pulling anything apart, I thought to order a set of gaskets (Did so too, as I was adamant I could hear a vaccum leak) Also making an appearance is the new coil (No idea why Beru / Behru came in BorgWarner boxes)
  21. Obviously I missed Ceri dropping this off, so he as always, parked and secured this in a Professional manner. Once home I cracked on: Lets try understand what is going on She's certainly unhappy about cylinder 5, but why ? The previous owner told me he'd spent good money on having new coils and plugs fitted, so at first I ruled them out and ordered an injector, so whilst waiting for that to be delivered I cracked on, removed the engine cover and investigated further. Three different makes of coil, now my OCD / finicky head really dislikes mismatched brands, so I hit up euro car parts - Non in stock, tried local factors - no, Autodoc - x2 Behru in stock. Ordered, and add to email list when back in stock. Lets not waste time waiting for parts Checked compression of all cylinders, and all returned satisfactory results.
  22. Centre armrest ? , pfft this has individual armrests. POSH ๐Ÿ˜…
  23. Innocently scrolling through various pages, and a certain V6 406 catches my eye. It has good 'bones', and appears to have been well looked after, but is suffering with a few issues. Before getting giddy the resident shite shifter @worldofceri is contacted for a quote, (as one of its issues means a collection mission is off the cards). A plan with the now previous owner is hatched, all I could do is sit and wait. Before long, I'm greeted with the above WhatsApp picture. Exciting times.
  24. This used to be local. Great to see its still about
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