Good little list! What was the reason for being SORN'd for 15 months?
Let me know when you are getting close mine is due a full body respray and engine overhaul in April at NJS.With the sun shining and temperatures on the up, time has come to get my 156 back on the road. She has been SORN'ed for about 15 months, sitting outside and latterly pushed into the new garage.
When she was sorned, she was in fairly good shape having just had quite a major service at NJS Pershore.
So this morning I put a new battery on her, stuck some new petrol in her and she fired up straight away! God I have missed that sound...!
A quick drive down the (private) lane, and everything is working perfectly. Not bad considering the length of time she has sat still.
I have a list of jobs to do on her before taxing and insuring again:
1. replace front lower radiator pipe
2. clean out CDA
3. Repair fog light housing which has fallen apart
4. Repaint front scuttle and wiper arms
5. Leaking rear cam cover gasket replace
6. Clean up manifold inlet pipes and fit my Italian themed rubbers
7. Refit main cats (currently running a decat pipe with silencer which is a bit quiet)
8. Fit new wheel arch liners
9. Sort out rust on front wing and repaint
10. Replace all coolant hoses
11. Renew brake fluid
12. Oil change
13. Check for other rust in floor pan
14. Wheel refurb
15. Seal underneath
16. Repaint calipers
17. Replace door check straps
I'm going to try and do all myself. I'm more used to heavy mechanics on the Defender, but inspired by a certain Resolution on the 159 forum, I'm feeling confident .....
I've got all the bits and pieces I need now for the above.
So, I've given her a quick jet wash off and moved into prime central location in the garage, ready for action....
After 15 months in an XC90, I am so looking forward to getting her back on the road. I'd forgotten how nice sitting low down is....!
I thought yours had recently had engine work I the last couple years? Are NJS doing /organising the respray?Let me know when you are getting close mine is due a full body respray and engine overhaul in April at NJS.
Oh she just needed a rest. I wanted to get these jobs done, but never had the time, and she was starting to look tatty. Now I've got a bit more time and a garage to work in. Also I had a bad back and the sitting upright position in the XC90 was far more comfortable and better for it.Good little list! What was the reason for being SORN'd for 15 months?
I did, in 2012 but somewhere along the way one of my pistons overheated and now it burns oil so its back for new pistons, rings and whilst it's there cambelt etc. Not decided whether to leave it with NJS for a full overhaul, check suspension, clutch and full body respray or have the respray locally. Awaiting confirmation on a delivery date (and price) for a Giulia QV before I make the final decision on the respray.I thought yours had recently had engine work I the last couple years? Are NJS doing /organising the respray?
Oh she just needed a rest. I wanted to get these jobs done, but never had the time, and she was starting to look tatty. Now I've got a bit more time and a garage to work in. Also I had a bad back and the sitting upright position in the XC90 was far more comfortable and better for it.
Oh that's good to know that there isn't a fuel filter to change. Not sure what I was looking at then...!Great progress so far! :thumbup:
I will try and answer some questions: If you use genuine cam cover gaskets you do not need any silicon except a tiny amount in the sharp corners on either side of the curvature where they go over the cam seal carrier.
The fuel injectors just pull out with a bit of gentle wiggling after you removed the fuel rail. There is an o-ring that seals against the base plates which can be replaced as well as the one on top. You can propably find a set from Mr Injector uk.
I don't know what you're referring to regarding the fuel filter but there is none in the engine bay. The fuel filter is integrated into the pump.
Thanks for the info. Is it not possible to do this without getting an aircon fitter out though?Great progress you're making. If your A/C is still holding gas then you'll need to call a mobile fitter who can vacuum the system for you. As you'll see there are just two bolts to undo which hold the high and low pressure pipes in place. One bolt was corroded in place on mine so I drilled it out...no worries of retapping a thread as you'll be using a replacement rad. It's worth sealing the pipes whilst disconnected to avoid introducing moisture into the system. The dryer is part of the rad so where ever you source it from you'll only need the one unit. You may want to replace the o rings...mine were good to go again though.
Unless there's a definite leak and it's all escaped (as it did with mine) then I'd want to get it vacuumed. Regardless of how cold the air is, if you can hear the clutch on the compressor engaging (it 'clicks' on and off when you turn it on) then there's still gas in the system. A fail safe prevents the compressor from switching if the system is exhausted of gas. I don't know how many chemicals are in it, but I wouldn't want it in my face when I disconnected the pipes from the rad.Hmm, how do I know if there is any in there......wouldn't want to get someone out to tell me it was empty...! The aircon was just about working when I laid it up.