Artermis' Phase 1 Rescue Project
posted about some advice on a phase 1 recently as I'm looking to take on a new project after I've finished up with the wife's 147.
Well I've taken the plunge on a phase 1 TS - and man she is a dog... haha
She is verging on an MOT failure and rather than see her go to a scrap heap or breakers yard I thought I'd try give her another shot at life, so I'm setting off into the unknown with this one and hoping I can provide CPR.
As a rough guide - she needs.....
new exhaust system - current one is shot to bits
Engine tray is hanging on by a thread
a dam good service is wanted
Something suspension like is knocking on OSF
The idle can be a bit all over the place - she's a hunter
First can be a bit firm to select
The centre console is all beat up - the soft touch stuff has well and truly gone bad.
The windscreen wiper variable function, varies between working and not.
The stereo does not function
the drivers seat is U/S
interior overall is grubby
the windows don't quite seal up right
gas lifter on both bonnet and boot are creamed
Brakes need attention (read replacing and new fluid)
Power steering fluid looks like she wants changing
Wipers need replacing
The cam variator has signs of wear
One of the front wheels is out of balance
The interior headlining is sagging and has been stapled (yes, it really is)
Oh and the A/C either doesn't work or doesn't exist.
But, on the plus side the engine is a pearl.
I'm thinking she wants more time, effort and love than she does money really so time to give her what she needs.
MOT due in a month (eek) so she'll be getting a thorough going over the next couple of days to see what's needed and chucked in for an MOT ASAP to see what else crops up.
Will keep updated but wish me luck.
Oh and if anyone knows any friendly breakers and cheap part shops, I'm willing to be I'll be their new best friend.
Alfaholic syndrome never was a cheap condition to suffer from :-)
1999 156 1.8TS Sport Pack 3
2001 166 3.0 V6 24V Super
2003 156 GTA 3.2 V6 24V
2005 156 1.9 JTDM-Jet Sport
2008 159 1.9 JTDM Lusso
1997 GTV 2.0TS Lusso
2001 147 1.6TS Lusso
Last edited by Artermis; 25-05-15 at 03:28.