Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: United Arab Emirates
I am new here, and about to embark on a project which is probably going to cost me some sanity, some knuckle skin and of course some cash.
I bought a 2.5 V6 WB 155 for very little money, but it is going to need some work. Instead of starting a new thread, I did some searching and found this one which seems to be quite well related to what I want to do.
The V6 in question is very noisy on the cams, and from what I have read this seems to be quite normal on the 12V model. The owner has been 'informed' by a so-called specialist, that the camshafts need to be replaced. The car has done 86,000KM in a very warm climate and I am doubtful that low mileage could cause a camshaft to wear to the point of replacement? Or could it?
When I take delivery of the car, I intend to do a cambelt change and thought that while I am at it, I might as well do tha cams. I have found some used camshafts but without inspecting them, I am reluctant to buy them. Also, it probably makes sense to inspect the old ones first I suppose. If they display no obvious wear signs, I will leave them in rather and see if I can adjust the clearances instead.
With regards to the cambelt change, I have thought of the obvious to change, and as mentioned in this list.
Water pump gasket
Rocker cover gaskets (fr & rr)
6 Spark-plug gaskets
I am not sure if it has a hydraulic tensioner or the mech one, but being a '95, assume it will be the hydro one. Is there any point in ordering a mech one anyway if it will fit?
Was thinking of doing the thermostat as well while diggin around in there. In the service manual it does not look that bad a job, but things always look easier from the armchair :-)
While I am going about the above works, I am going to do TRE's, new front wishbones, discs and pads all round, clutch and brake master and slave cylinders, and somewhere along the line, the clutch too.
Is there any ONE place I could possible get all of these parts in the UK? I am hoping to get some discount for a bulk buy, and then slowly bring the parts over to me in Dubai.
If there is a place that I can get all the parts by confirming compatibility through the VIN number, it would make it so much easier for me. In all I would like to get all the parts for around 1000 pounds and it will make the car a worthwhile project and maybe a weekend fun drive. Any suggestions on what else needs replacing while I am at it? Lambda sensors, idle control valves etc?