My GT V6 - Update and questions.
After 7 weekends now I am finally almost back on the road having replaced my clutch and diff all by myself. It also got 2 new front lower wishbones and a good 2nd hand airbox.
First of all, the good news. The Clutch operates perfectly, and it drives fine so the gearbox must be ok. The underbody decat sounds good too.
The bad points:
The brake calipers were removed during the process and I lost a bit more fluid than I realised. Despite bleeding the front brakes and getting a lot of air out of the system, I still seem to have a spongy pedal and only a little braking action if I stand on the pedal. Would I be correct in assuming that all I need to do here is plug in MultiECUscan and run an ABS module bleeding procedure, then re-bleed the brakes?
I left off the rear bank heatsheild and lambda during re-assembly and put them back in after the subframe was attached. Apparently didn't tighten the lambda up properly so fumes are leaking out and my attempt at making up a heatsheild with some insulating wrap failed miserably as the wrap was just as hot on the outside!! I am going to have to buy some flexible, mouldable heatsheild and post it down the back. Sadly there is no way the old sheild is going back in without dropping the subframe again and that is not happening.
The airbox was a slightly different design from the old one in that the outlet port for the maf is slightly smaller and the Maf itself looks completely different, it has a longer body. the element looks the same though. I managed to get it to fit though.
I now have a very poor idle where it struggles to keep going and I have to rev the throttle and then bring the revs slowly down to get it to settle, this also means it starts very poorly. Is this likely to be a result of the 2nd hand Maf being faulty (i can swap over the elements if that is the case) or the exhaust leak at the lambda?
and finally, It seems my aux belt tensioner has seized up. The bearing still turns but it is stuck in 1 tension position. I have tried turning it in both directions and all I seem to do is undo the bolt in the middle of the wheel, it isn't even moving 1mm in any direction, it is completely solid. That will have to be changed and probably explains some of my odd cold start noises.
I am completely exhausted with this car. It has been a lot of work and I have had no spare time and I can't wait to drive it again!
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