Right, focusing on the positives, half glass is full, etc and before I start with another update I'd like to confirm that the grubby ar5e expansion tank has been replaced with a sparkley new one.
I'm not going to post any pics ATM as I'm still peeved about this. A f*****g selfish c**t has sideswiped the passenger door whilst it was parked up in my work's car park. It now needs a new door. In cosmos blue.
I've elected to ignore that for the time being.
Instead, I had a week off work and spent it on repainting the driver's side door sill - the leading edge was missing paint and was starting to corrode.
I took the plastic sill off to repaint it...
Which was a right pita to do (hours of swearing).
In doing so I had the opportunity to inspect the sills for rot and address the minor issues I did find. I also scrubbed and repainted the driver's side floor pans with zinc primer, Hammerite and rubberised stone chip stuff.
I did the same in the rear wheel well. I think corrosion around the fuel filler next and where it's welded to the rear quarter panel is going to be an issue for Gta's in the future
but (I hope) mine should be ok now that I've repainted it.
The reports (mcsf) of a misfire at idle is getting worse. I'm now convinced the rear bank lambda sensor is at fault but I can't see how I can replace it (it's in effing tight) without major work. I'm still going to replace it with the clutch, which needs doing soon. Bugger. (That's the engine out...)
The rear springs and dampers are looking like they're about to fail. They're bubbling with rust. Ar5e.
I (we) changed the oil and filter this weekend just gone. That was a mission. It's got eq pipes on it and access to the oil filter is awkward. I had to remove the front bank pipe, and the ps / oil cooler pipe brackets to gain access. Typically, the exhaust bolts were seized and I had to spend an hour (or 3) working them backwards and forwards to remove it.
Then I noticed the lower coolant pipe that runs across the base of the radiator has corroded and is now leaking ever so slightly.
*runs out of expletives*
We've got front discs (305's) in stock, which is nice (thanks Dad), but no pads. I need to replace them soon though, as the discs are shagged.
There's an oil leak in between the gearbox and the back end of the engine.
And the front anti roll bar bushes are fubar.
Also, the rear arb bushes squeak.
I suspect Autolusso are going to enjoy the next phone call I have with them...