Jump to content
dome

Domes shonky autos-Kangoo 182 exhaust fabrication begins

Recommended Posts

Started trying to get the stink of fags out of this thing. Knackered drivers side regulator and a chain smoker=filth.

 

 

It'll need done again. And again. Still stinks inside. Any tips for getting rid of the smell of fags?

 

Will try and get the inlet manifold gasket changed this weekend and give it a coolant flush and proper bleed if I get the chance, the Locost is the priority though if I get the head back for it...

This will get rid and not mask it. Tip is to spray it on and keep it damp, it works by breaking down the stuff that causes the smell and the longer its damp the better it works.

 

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/interior/carpet-fabric-cleaners/valet-pro-enzyme-odour-eater-1-litre-/prod_1054.html

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good shout, I've just ordered some of that enzyme stuff, it'll get used on the rest of the fleet so I can justify such a purchase.

 

I do have a steam cleaner somewhere too so should be able to make it less disgusting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Despite a fearsome hangover today some progress has been made.

 

First mission-inlet manifold gasket

 

Engine bay seems relatively unmessed with.

 

DSC_0052_zps0krk3jmo.jpg

 

Manifold came off pretty easily.

 

Old vs new gaskets-the old one was, to use a technical term, pumped

 

DSC_0055_zpsoqngsaph.jpg

 

Cleaned up the manifold

 

DSC_0054_zpsvxvl1n7z.jpg

 

and fitted the new gasket

 

DSC_0056_zpsb4zwqqet.jpg

 

Back together and bled it up-however the thermostat seemed suspect. At this point the hangover was in full swing so I stopped taking photos and started concentrating on more important things like staying upright. Thermostat was removed-it has the later thermostat at the front of the engine bay which is a good thing. The spring clips on the hoses were a complete arse to get to.

 

Removed it and tested it-not opening. Arses. Luckily Eurocarparts near me had one in stock so I went and got a new one. Also popped into a srcappy and got a few other bits-new aerial to replace the broken one, new rear wiper to replace the broken one(there's a pattern here...) a set of genuine Land Rover rubber mats too-all for £9.60! The on to Halfords for some wiper blades(pound shop didn't have them and my trade card saved me a bit). Big spender.

 

Fitted the new thermostat and other gubbins but still struggled to get it to bleed or the radiator warm all the way through.

After a fair bit of fucking about including taking it for a drive I eventually got it to work and the fan was kicking in as it should. The coolant hoses are getting a bit hard though, although the expansion bottle was overfilled which may have contributed. I'll need to keep an eye on it.

 

I'm not convinced that I've got it in time to avoid OMGHGF yet but as it stands I'm still under £100 all in so if it needs the gasket done it'll get it.

 

Have some pics. It's only had a quick clean, it really needs a good clay/polish but it's not too bad an example.

 

DSC_0058_zpsfs2rbmkq.jpg
DSC_0059_zps2w79jcr2.jpg
DSC_0062_zps8chutrm8.jpg
DSC_0060_zpsw8jkmec7.jpg

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, Schrodingers Freelander (Until I open the bonnet the head gasket is both dead and alive) has completed the giddy heights of 100 miles since new thermostat/inlet gasket/bleed.

 

Highlights include a trip to the Scotoshite meeting where it was viewed with awe* It also got taken onto the motorway and everything at speeds of up to 70*mph.

 

The temperature gauge hasn't moved above just under halfway and it hasn't used any water. To celebrate, I'm going to spend this weekend driving an Iveco. Oh yes.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've bought one of those coolant block testers to try to establish if my P6 is HGF. You're welcome to borrow it if you want to know.

I think I'll stick with the excitement* of driving it for a bit longer to see if it grenades.

 

In other news, it's leaked oil on the driveway. What does it think it is, a proper Land Rover?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, now that the Locost is functioning (mostly) I suppose I'd better pay this thing some attention.

 

Today I fitted the new drivers window regulator which was pretty straightforward. I then cleaned out the idle control valve as it was idling fairly shit. It's a lot better now.

 

I then gave it it's first proper was in my charge.

 

It's Saturday night, treat yourselves to this beauty...

 

 

 

post-7629-0-94661700-1466885545_thumb.jpgpost-7629-0-04737100-1466885586_thumb.jpgpost-7629-0-64651800-1466885619_thumb.jpgpost-7629-0-47020100-1466885654_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Any tips for getting rid of the smell of fags?

 

Small bottle of UL and some matches?

 

Might be an idea to lob on a genuwine original coolant cap for the hell of it as they can be a weak spot.

 

I wonder how many of these things are still 4WD?

 

It looks pretty sound actually. Good on you for sorting it with not much pound.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The E46 is still my daily, this is a diversion that will be getting an mot on it in a few weeks and then punted on. It's not used any water since replacing the inlet manifold gasket...

 

Good shout on the coolant cap, someone else told me the same thing. Will get one purchased.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Those K series were unnecessarily complicated weren't they? If it had been me, I'd have launched straight into HGF repair and missed the manifold issue.

Meant to say after following you back from Armadale that it smelled okay, didn't seem to be stuff coming out of the exhaust that shouldn't have.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Aagaadoo go grind some coffee. Presumably you put the stuff in plastic containers so it doesn't stain the damp carpets. Seem to recall reading an odd use for dog food once, but that might have been totally unrelated to a minging car interior

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Obvs. you need to stick it on Gumtree with no mention what so ever of the shortage of driven wheels. That's what everyone does isn't it?

 

 

The usual one is 'prop shaft disconnected to make it more economical'!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

New gin-yoo-ine coolant cap is winging its way to me now. Got 5 tyres to replace the frankly shocking ones that are on it  and will have a prod about underneath it with a view to it's MOT in 3-4 weeks time. There is a random clunk, possibly the rear diff mount which is apparently cracked according to old MOTs

 

 

Those K series were unnecessarily complicated weren't they? If it had been me, I'd have launched straight into HGF repair and missed the manifold issue.
Meant to say after following you back from Armadale that it smelled okay, didn't seem to be stuff coming out of the exhaust that shouldn't have.

 

Aye that was it's first decent drive and I pushed it as hard as I dared on hard shite tyres. It went well and didn't use any water and hasn't since.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The usual one is 'prop shaft disconnected to make it more economical'!

 

That's exactly what it said on the ad from when it was sold to the chap I got it from. It also said good tyres which is a blatant lie...

 

It does have traction control though. In reality I'm sure 95% of people who drive these things would never notice if the prop was disconnected...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, some progress has been made here. I've put a few more miles on it and it was behaving itself so the dreaded MOT was undertaken.

 

And... Fail

 

Emmisions way to high, somwhere about the level of a 1960s Russian airliner. And the handbrake was sticking.

 

I bit the bullet and bought a new cat for £70 from ECP after guessing which of the two fitted it would be. Cat swapped over, new oil and filters fitted

 

I also flushed out the coolant after running a dishwasher tab through it to flush out the K Seal I'd put in when collecting it and bled it up with the correct antifreeze. These things are a collosal arse to get coolant circulating properly in and it took a while before the rad was getting hot and the fan kicking in.

 

Back in for it's test and it passed with no advisories! I got them to fit the 5 new tyres I'd accumulated at the same time so it actually goes round corners now, Nearly....

 

Its now up on Gumtree for sale or swaps. The swap ad reads

 

"May swap for other 4x4, 1980s/90s Merc or something interesting?"

 

So far I've been offered

 

A Megane Convertible

An MGF

A BMW e46 compact

An Astra Convertible

An e39 528

A Rover 25 1.4

A Citroen Picasso

AND A SPEEDBOAT!!1!!1!!!

 

 

Some of those stretch the bounds of what I deem interesting...

 

And no, I'm not going for the speedboat. What do you think this is, Bullseye? I was tempted though, for about a second.

 

Got 3 people lined up to view it over the weekend. Will they turn up? Place bets now....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, some progress has been made here. I've put a few more miles on it and it was behaving itself so the dreaded MOT was undertaken.

 

And... Fail

 

Emmisions way to high, somwhere about the level of a 1960s Russian airliner. And the handbrake was sticking.

 

I bit the bullet and bought a new cat for £70 from ECP after guessing which of the two fitted it would be. Cat swapped over, new oil and filters fitted

 

I also flushed out the coolant after running a dishwasher tab through it to flush out the K Seal I'd put in when collecting it and bled it up with the correct antifreeze. These things are a collosal arse to get coolant circulating properly in and it took a while before the rad was getting hot and the fan kicking in.

 

Back in for it's test and it passed with no advisories! I got them to fit the 5 new tyres I'd accumulated at the same time so it actually goes round corners now, Nearly....

 

Its now up on Gumtree for sale or swaps. The swap ad reads

 

"May swap for other 4x4, 1980s/90s Merc or something interesting?"

 

So far I've been offered

 

A Megane Convertible

An MGF

A BMW e46 compact

An Astra Convertible

An e39 528

A Rover 25 1.4

A Citroen Picasso

AND A SPEEDBOAT!!1!!1!!!

 

 

Some of those stretch the bounds of what I deem interesting...

 

And no, I'm not going for the speedboat. What do you think this is, Bullseye? I was tempted though, for about a second.

 

Got 3 people lined up to view it over the weekend. Will they turn up? Place bets now....

Yes, so there are Bullesye winners still trying to move on their prizes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Similar Content

    • By strangeangel
      I thought I'd start a thread for this as I'll probably end up asking all sorts of questions, given that this is my first 'proper' Citroën.
       
      So... the ground clearance lever won't go all the way to the highest setting (all others work), which is bad 'cos the book says I need it to do that in order to check the LHM level. It feels like something's seized, so I don't want to force it. Any ideas for a plan of attack would be much appreciated.
       
      Next up are the wheels. I now have a set of 205 pepperpots that have just gone off for powder coating & I need to get some tyres for them. The handbook says the car should have 165/70R14s on, the wheels came with 185/65R14 on. Any thoughts about what size I should get please? Cheers.
       
    • By TripleRich
      Hi all, new to the forum.  Thought you might be interested in what I've got myself into
      I'd been after my first classic car for a while.  If it's big and made in the 70s I'm interested.  Looked at few things like P6s, Zodiacs, Victors, SD1s and various other things.  Problem was I didn't want to spend a boatload of money on something that looked alright but underneath was actually a total heap.  The solution was to buy a complete heap in the first place and spend the money fixing it.
      So in January I went ahead and bought this from a colleague at work who was moving away and needed to get shot of it.

      It's a part finished restoration (I prefer not started) and it needs a whole load of help if it's going to stand any chance of using a road again.
      Pros
      It's right up my street.  Granada Coupes are quite odd and certainly stand out from the norm.
      It still has the original engine, box, interior and most trim.
      It came with loads of panels I need to repair it (mostly original Ford stock).
      It came with so many spares I could probably build a few Granadas and still have stuff left over.
      It was cheap.
      Cons
      Most of the front end has been cut off.
      Most of the body structure is quite rotten.
      It's going to take me ages.
      I work at a restoration company and my boss kindly allows me to keep the car there.  So I've got access to all the gear I need to restore it.  I've been busy on the car for a while now so will post more pics over the coming days.
      Cheers 
    • By davidfowler2000
      Edit: This is longer than initially anticipated.
      As some will have noticed, Mr cms206 of this parish reckons the death knell for the SVM is close with his recent purchase of a Saab. Going with the fact I still have a 100% Volvo fleet, as does Mr rml2345 of this parish I would personally say it's just diversification. Especially considering the amount of non Volvos cms206 has had these days.
      This aforementioned diversification continues a pace. Although the paperwork still needs to be done, I have some non Volvo incoming.

      Background:
      My aunt got the above pictured 205 back in about 2002 and ran it for about 3 years. By her accounts she put it in the lockup, got a Nissan Almera for whatever reason and basically put the 205 in to the long term deal with pile. It was initially SORN on the blue log book. Back when there was a theft of blue V5s at Swansea and everyone in the country got sent one of the new red ones, one never arrived for the 205 and after that it was properly forgetten about. Well she did. I've been keeping it in my mind every day since then. During a discussion over my birthday dinner a few weeks ago, she mentioned that she was going to pay the gardener she gets in to trim the trees to break in to the lockup because the padlock had rusted solid and she was desperate to use the space in the lockup. I said I'd do it free if I could assess the car. If it was completely fucked, it would have to get dragged out and put on a truck to go to the scrap heap. If I could get it moving, I would make it a project.
      Next day - 18th January:


      Time to break open the padlock then. Big screwdriver through the hasp and burst it within 3 seconds. Now to have a look at the car. It's dirty, 3 tyres are flat, one of them creased and the 4th is still at about 10psi. After FIFTEEN YEARS! A gentle rock confirms suspicions that all the wheels are locked so time to get all the wheels off and set about the brakes with a big swing press.
      The back wheels moved eventually. Judicious use the big hammer, two wheel bolts reinserted and a breaker bar as a lever got the back wheels turning. While the wheels were off I thought I'd see if they held air.
        
      All 4 tyres held 35psi. None of them appear to be cracked and the rubber is still "soft" to the scrape of a finger nail. Lack of sunlight attacking them I suppose but it'll get 4 new ones if it becomes roadworthy.
      After doing the back wheels, the front wheels quickly proved they could be a major problem. I took the calipers, pads and discs completely off the car and even with 2 wheel studs inserted and using the 3/4 drive breaker bar with an extra foot of length over the 1/2 bar, neither wheel / shaft would turn. So either the bearings had seized, the CV joints in the driveshafts had seized or something very sinister was happening inside the gearbox. By this time it was getting dark and cold so time to put it all away for another day.
      Another day - 24th January:
      Various discussions were had on the Scotoshite WhatsApp chat and the end result being Mr 320Touring of this parish agreed to come round for a shufty. He was wanting to check up on another car in a lockup only a mile or so away so it was a no brainer.
      As before, front wheels off, bar on the wheel bolts... nothing. What to do next? We need to use the car's own power to try to free off whatever is seized on the front wheels but the car is nose in to the lockup so we can't get jump leads to it. We need to drag it out but we don't have a tow rope however we manage to find what appears to be a self tightening dog collar / leash in the car and decide to cue MAXIMUM SKETCHINESS!!!

      A gentle tug from the ML of doom proved the NSF wheel is tight but not seized however the OSF is not moving. Fuck it... drag it while pushing from the front. If we need to shove it back in there's an old tyre in a pile of rubbish waiting to get uplifted by the council that can act as a cushion and the ML will do the job no bother. We also took the front brake discs off to minimise any drag from those.

      We decided to drag it out just enough to get my jump leads on to the battery. We had already taken the battery out to try it on the leads outside the car. Surprise surprise* it was so dead it had gone open circuit so there was absolutely no magic pixies flowing in to it. Luckily I had an old battery from the 740 that was the same size so that was obtained, inserted and then put to work. Time to leave it to charge for a wee bit.

      Now that we've got some electricity going from the ML in to the 205 it's time to see what will happen. Thanks to Mr Touring for providing the videos...
       
       
       
       
      At one point we were vexed by the daft French screw on battery terminals
      We were getting a bit desperate by this point. We used quite a lot of "easy start" and the amount of electricity was causing problems.
      We took a break at this point for 10 mins or so. Mainly to make sure we didn't get too frustrated but also to make sure the maximum possible amount of electricity was in the actual battery so that the leads were just there as a boost. This was clearly a good idea...
      Learning from all the antics of the last 15 mins or so we left it for another 5 mins. Using a clamp meter we let it get to the point that almost no electricity was flowing in the leads and therefore an almost complete charge and spraying the "easy start" ahead of time, results were finally had...
      YAY! MUCH ELATION! Oh and that old diesel stinks. Time to get the leads off, move the ML and let the 205 tick over for a few minutes to let the engine settle. Next we found out why the front wheels were not for turning...
      So yeah. All the CV Joints were completely solid. But anyways it was mission accomplished for the day. We got it moving and a general once over suggests that it should be easily salvageable therefore if auntie wants the space in the lockup, it's going to have to go somewhere. Time to put it back in and wrap up for the day.

      Thanks to 320 Touring in assistance. The list of work is substantial but not insurmountable. It needs - a battery, front discs, front pads, front calipers, front lower arms, front driveshafts, possibly bearings, rear drums, rear shoes, rear fitting kit, probably handbrake cables, flexi hoses all round, 4 new tyres, 3 of the 4 doors don't work properly, a water leak at the water pump but that can get done with a new cam belt, probably a thermostat, engine oil, filters all round, fresh fuel, a good clean, handbrake light, oil pressure light and a rear screenwash leak inside the tailgate.
      Oh and a sidelight bulb...

      Interim time:
      Lockup secured in Cumbernauld.
      Car transporter trailer booked for Wed 12th Feb to move it. The V70 will do the honours.
      Another bit of tinkering - 4th February
      So it has been agreed the V5 will be transferred in to my name. With an impending trailer move, I thought I'd go back and have another look at things and reassemble the front brakes. I've already installed a new battery so it can be started without the need for leads and it does so quite happily even though the fuel coming from the tank smells like paint. I drove it about in circles for 5 - 10 mins to free up the CV joints and scrape the rust off the brake discs. I also did some straight line tests pulling away in 2nd which seemed to free up the turbo actuator.
      I also found the radio code so I got that working but you'll have to take my word on it 'cos YouTube will just give me a copyright flag.
      I shall leave this one here just now. Not much will happen for a while. There will of course be the drama of the trailer move but once it's in the lockup a plan of action will need to be drawn up. A sensible first course will be, I think, to find someone who will give it a once over for MoT viability before any new parts are obtained. All the obvious stuff should be easily DIYable but I don't know what lurks underneath. Some things like the timing belt and water pump will be paid for but the rest will just get picked away at in due course.
      I also found some period souvenir parking tickets...

      ---ENDS---

×
×
  • Create New...