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  • S1 Rescue, M641RGS.

    Hey people, I thought it was about time I kept a record of my cars' progress.

    I bought it in Aug 07, exactly 13 years old to the day, from 'Ral' in Brid.
    Described as 'well looked after.'
    Hmmm, what do you think?



    List of faults,
    Heater matrix disconnected, by cutting the pipes.
    Oil pissing out of every seal/joint.
    Water pouring through the sunroof seal.
    Clutch absolutely fuct.
    Crunching into 1st and 5th.
    Won't idle.
    Speedo Inop.
    Rust on roof.
    Crease in tailgate.
    Scuff on front bumper.
    Decal missing from N/S/R 1/4 panel.
    Radio aerial missing and base broken.
    Heated rear window completely shagged.
    Steelies in kinda poor health.
    O/S engine mounting sheared off.
    Rear seats not fastened in.
    Rear seatbelt buckles smashed.
    Centre belt missing.
    Front discs very close to min.
    Black smoke over 5,000rpm.
    Cream bodywork.

    I've probably forgotten something/s

    Anyway a clutch, a damn good polish with AG paint renovator, and some different wheels later and we have.




    Then just before AVR, the oil pressure light came on.
    So I rolled it home, downhill all the way, took the sump off to find the pump drive chain broken. Shit.

    Out came the engine, on the drive at home with only my Mrs to help me.






    So in the house I replaced all the seals, gaskets, bearing shells, oil pump and drive chain, synchro's and bearings and g'box seals.







    As you can see, turns out the No1 big end bearing had been failing.
    So I had to have the crank reground. I also replaced the piston rings whilst it was out.
    I also decided to clean and repaint the engine bay.
    I know its a rough job but I'm no painter.






    Time to put the engine back in.
    Getting excited, nearly running again.


    Crank oiled and in place with new seals and chain.

    Bottom end and g'box back in.

    Whilst I had the engine out I put a heater matrix in. Sorry no pics.

    And I forgot to take pics of the engine fully back in and rebuilt. I'll take some and post them up later.

    Got it taxed and MOT'd at the end of Jan.

    Slowly running the engine in now.
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    I sorted the speedo inop, the drive was too worn, 4 and 10 mins to do.

    This weekend I decided the front hubs were looking a bit rough and the back drums too, one silver, one faded black.

    So I got jiggy with the paint again, I hate hammerite, its like painting with PVA glue.



    Sorry no pics of the rear as yet. Tasteful black tho.

    I also put my new slag flaps on.





    Just need to sort the decals, too high up and a bit missing.
    Sort the rust on the n/s door and roof.
    Change the tailgate.
    And sort the scuff on the front bumper. Needs filling and painting.
    Oh and sort the water coming through the sunroof seal. Gaffer taped for now.

    Getting there now, needs a good polish and wax and some glass cleaning.
    Oh and to paint the wheels, white I think.

    I'll update when it changes. It's turned into quite a long post this.
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    • #3
      mammouth effort! brilliant work and well done mate

      looks like your sunroof is a britax simplified one, so will just need a new seal, about £5 i think. No drains or anything to worry about.
      Last edited by dynofiend; 10-02-2008, 10:26 PM.

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      • #4
        ta dyno, was worth the effort.

        Bloody K light came on today tho. Think the oxy probe's had it. Sodding french cars.

        You don't know the part no. do you? It is the britax one, put retro fit so its not listed for the car, and our parts man at work could only find the later type one thats 40.
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        • #5
          nice work mate, how long has all of this taken?

          im planning on having my engine and the bay done end of this year!
          [center][img]http://img39.picoodle.com/img/img39/8/6/28/f_keiransigm_b7be7ca.jpg[/img][/center]
          [B][U][SIZE="2"][COLOR="Red"][CENTER]Stupidly Sold My Rallye :( and now my Type R
          Harrogate/Leeds Posse.....Look out for M768WKD
          Now co owner of a jp4 160+bhp L272TBG [/CENTER][/COLOR][/SIZE][/U][/B][CENTER][IMG]http://www.106rallye.co.uk/members/dynofiend/bronze.jpg[/IMG][FONT="Arial Black"]2 meets attended[/FONT][/CENTER]

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          • #6
            awsome looks a million times better good job mate
            The Car In Front's A 16v.

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            • #7
              retro fitted eh, um i dont know mate, i only have access to the part numbers as listed for factory items, which is probably going to be the same as your mate.

              I get the britax one as 8402 37 and the webasto tilt/slide one as 8402 35. See if those are the same as the ones you already tried?

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              • #8
                since sept. lol.

                Evenings and weekends only tho. No garage, just on the driveway, so weather permitting as well. + no light cos of the time of year.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by andykemp View Post
                  since sept. lol.

                  Evenings and weekends only tho. No garage, just on the driveway, so weather permitting as well. + no light cos of the time of year.
                  fair play you done a smashing job there. hope you enjoy it!
                  [center][img]http://img39.picoodle.com/img/img39/8/6/28/f_keiransigm_b7be7ca.jpg[/img][/center]
                  [B][U][SIZE="2"][COLOR="Red"][CENTER]Stupidly Sold My Rallye :( and now my Type R
                  Harrogate/Leeds Posse.....Look out for M768WKD
                  Now co owner of a jp4 160+bhp L272TBG [/CENTER][/COLOR][/SIZE][/U][/B][CENTER][IMG]http://www.106rallye.co.uk/members/dynofiend/bronze.jpg[/IMG][FONT="Arial Black"]2 meets attended[/FONT][/CENTER]

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                  • #10
                    thanks very much, I'll have a look see at work tomorrow.

                    Thanks Cyb3r. I'm chuffed with it, now I can drive the bloody thing. Just gotta bed the engine in before I can drive it properly.
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                    • #11
                      Just read this, top work mate, fantastic job

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                      • #12
                        A very supporting missus there, helping you remove the engina and letting you clean the gearbox in the sink!
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                        [CENTER][I][FONT=Tahoma][SIZE=1][B][COLOR=blue]Engine:[/COLOR][/B] 1.6 16v VTS | Raceland Manifold | 57I induction Kit | 3" Pugsport System
                        [/SIZE][/FONT][/I][/CENTER]
                        [CENTER][I][FONT=Tahoma][SIZE=1][B][COLOR=blue]Exterior:[/COLOR][/B] Debadged | Plated sunroof | Polycarbonate windows | Bonnet Pins[/SIZE][/FONT][/I][/CENTER]
                        [CENTER][I][FONT=Tahoma][SIZE=1][B][COLOR=blue]Interior:[/COLOR][/B] Stripped | Fibreglass Bucket Seat | OMP Harness | Rear Roll Cage | Sparco Steering Wheel | Sparco Gear Knob | Autogauge Rev counter | Fire extinguisher[/SIZE][/FONT][/I][/CENTER]
                        [CENTER][I][FONT=Tahoma][SIZE=1][B][COLOR=blue]Chassis:[/COLOR][/B] Lowered 60mm | Gaz rear shocks | Koni front shocks | S2 Rallye Steel Rims / R888's[/SIZE] [/FONT][/I][/CENTER]

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                        • #13
                          well saved matey, good work

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by stugee View Post
                            A very supporting missus there, helping you remove the engina and letting you clean the gearbox in the sink!
                            You should've seen the kitchen, driveway and back room. Bits everywhere.
                            She was pretty good about it, only moaned when she fell over a bit of engine on the kitchen floor!!
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                            • #15
                              just had a look through your thread, very impressed few questions though,

                              why didnt you put the head and cambelt etc on when the engine was out of the car?

                              and when you painted your engine bay, did you use rattle cans or brush? and what paint?
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                              New engine for New year. Cant wait :D

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