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Old 02-10-2017, 08:07 PM   #81
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Nice updates

For the injectors, I can highly recommend this place:


http://www.injectorcleaning.co.uk/index.htm
Thanks for that, looks very good. Much appreciated.
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Old 02-10-2017, 11:12 PM   #82
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Today I have inspected the throttle body and decided it could do with some sprucing up. Looks like mainly cosmetic things, but a few seals look like they have seen better days.


General side shot - Note its made by Weber!


Internal shot - I probably cleaned this in the past. Looks too clean.





Rear shot. Again very clean. I must have cleaned this out before. I did identify that the breather on the right of this picture was blocked. Managed to clear with a paper clip and plenty carb cleaner. Not sure the effect this would have (if any) as it only has a very small (must by a vacuum hose I guess) that goes to the oil cap.


In bits. It was fairly simple to teardown. Looks mostly serviceable with many parts shared with Weber Carbs. I need to identify some new oil seals and possibly some new bushes for the throttle plate shafts. Springs and a few of the cable holders will need plated. I will get the body vapour blasted.

Should look good when its done.

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Old 03-10-2017, 09:37 PM   #83
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The engine has been largely disconnected for a while now, but in order for me to dress the engine bay, refurb the engine, sort out subframe and address corrosion on the main support rails in the engine bay, the engine has to come out. I don't have an engine crane or a stand but a friend has offered to loan me them. I therefore spent some time today getting the engine more or less ready to come out.


Todays starting position


Removed engine water box


Reasonably clean inside.


Gear linkage removal


Gear linkage off - These look like I would be best just replacing with new. They are reasonably cheap on ebay. These are ok though, a wee bit worn and just really dirty.


Fancied a look under the cam cover


Remarkably clean - This was a refurbished head but I had worried that 8+ years without moving may have resulted in corrosion. I turned the engine over by hand at this point to ensure everything moved ok. It did!


Exhaust Manifold off. I had painted this before it went on the last time but it has not lasted well at all. I probably never cured the paint problem as it nearly run.


Rear water manifold and hoses. These are a bit crusty. I'll try and replace as much as I can. There are a few nice options for the 205 Gti and the 405Mi16 but not for the Sri. I bet I could use hoses from both kits. Will probably give Baker BM a phone at some point.


Engine ready to come out. Only held on by 2 engine mounts and a trolley jack.


Rear engine view - Driveshaft still to come out.


Waterbox


Drivers side wing ready to be stripped.


Strut out - Like the passenger side time has not been kind, even though the car has barely moved.


Inner wing - Drivers side.


Long driveshaft - Bearing is a bit tight but not feeling particularly worn. Shaft and boots could do with a spruce up. Looking at pricesfor parts vs a replacement it looks like a replacement will be cheaper than an overhaul.


Aluminium parts - I have sent these to be vapour blasted. Have never done this before but I have been impressed by the results I have seen from others. Lets see how they go.

That's the lot for now.

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Old 04-10-2017, 08:34 PM   #84
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I have been stripping a lot off the car recently and have not really made any refurbishment progress, so I decided to refurb the exhaust manifold to get my refurb mojo.


Crusty looking manifold as removed from the car.


Part of the fasteners were stuck due to corrosion. Needed to give these a tap out.







Attacked with a wire brush. It did ok but not well enough


Deox C bath made up.


In it goes


I was very impressed by the results of the Deox C. The rust fell off when it came out. You can see the tide mark where the fluid has been up to. Quick finish off with wire brush and its ready for paint.


I made use of Hycote Extreme Heat Balck which I saw on another thread.


Painting in progress


I ended up using the entire tin. Was not going to need it again.


Cured in the wifes oven. She was out - no pics as I don't want her to see the evidence. Luckily she does not read car forums







I am really chuffed how this turned out. Looks really good. Probably would have preferred silver but the shop only had black.

That's all for today.

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Great to see the updates, bud. The results you're getting with deox c are very impressive.

Keep up the good work.

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Old 08-10-2017, 06:24 PM   #86
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I have been poking around the passengers side inner wing. Things are looking a little crusty in places.



I peeled back the very sound looking underseal to reveal the following.


Brake pipe bracket looks nasty


Place where the subframe bolts on. Looks like several panels come together at this point. Things look like they have distorted slightly due to swelling from the corrosion.


I had a poke about the underseal on the suspension turret. Did not take long to find rust. Prior to removal the seam sealer looked absolutely fine. This gets me worried enough to want to remove more to see the extent.


Closer view


From underneath.


Started pulling the stonechip and sealer off to see what I was working with. Looks like the panels themselves are largely sound, but there is corrosion where the panels join.


This was hard work so I enlisted the help of a heat gun. Great bit of kit.


The bits in the corners seemed to be quite localised. They did not extend far before I located clean steel.


Bit more work on the wing. Getting bake to bare metal in a few areas now.


Some horrible looking corrosion on the wing stiffener. Thankfully it looks much worse than it is. Mostly surface pitting only.


I popped some Deox Gel on it. Never used this before but heard good things.




After 24 hrs its turned black which means its finished.


Took the worst of it off.


Sprayed some zinc primer to keep it from rusting again.


More heat gun - Stonechip removal. What was quite interesting here was that it fell off in big chunks. There did not seem to be much panel adhesion. Thankfully this has not resulted in any corrosion. I guess despite the poor adhesion the protection was offered by the surrounding material.


Crustyness in the corner bewteen some panel joins. Again not severe.


Nice and clean at these panel joins for the most part, with the exception of one area in the middle of the photo.


Where the arch is joined to the inner wing there is some corrosion. Not severe.


Getting somewhere now. Its getting more awkward as you go up the arch.


Nice clean steel for the most part.


I used some Hydrate 80 on the seams.


More Hydrate 80


Used a bit more Deox Gel


Into the suspension turret now. This is a pain in the neck!


Some bit I had cleaned at teh front started to show some light surface rust. I cleaned off again and applied some zinc primer. The front of the car gets the weather with the garage door open so this will do for now.


Getting there - Note corrosion on the bottom of the panel i think will need chopped out and welded along with the brake pipe bracket. I cannot weld so I need to either learn or get someone to help me.


Top of the turret. Almost all of the stonechip is removed. There is some light pitting where the strut bolts on. Looks like there may be some more under the remaining paint which is really hard to get off due to the angle I need to get at to reach it. This would have been easier on a ramp or on a spit of which I have neither.


Turret as bare as I can get it. Looks pretty cood condition v=bar the light pitting


Worst of the pitting in the turret.


Deox Gel applied.


A bit more Deox Gel.

I need to let this all go off, wash it off and see if in needs another coat. I think it will do.

That's this thread completely up to date (or the first time ever) with the last of the photos being from the afternoon.

Until next time.
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Old 09-10-2017, 11:46 AM   #87
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Nice progress!

Big fan of DEOX-C myself!

Maybe your solution needs to be stronger, as I found I was able to achieve clean metal with ZERO traces of rust after submersion for 24hrs.
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hat off to you sir ... you're doing a grand job there
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Old 09-10-2017, 10:08 PM   #89
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Nice work. Thats a decent tip on the heat gun....

I found exactly the same with my Rallye. Underseal/stone chip looks fine, different story underneath. Very impressed with just how much youve gotten back to bare metal in what are very difficult.areas.
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Top work there bud
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