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Old 17-01-2009, 20:18
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hi there and welcome

i'm an english guy living over here near Groningen with my dutch girlfriend

sorry it is in english but my dutch is not this good yet LOL

it was bought as i needed a car for winter as i only had my ZXR750L1

but i changed my mind as i liked it so much

so here we go , this is the day i picked it up

it was seen on marktplaats , listed as good general condition but oil light coming on

these are the pictures i took the day we looked at it








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Old 17-01-2009, 20:23
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then i got it home and gave it a dam good clean up and service







The oil light was coming on when the engine was hot , and more when i was cornering

so i changed the oil and filter with a genuine filter and good quality 10w40 oil

and i also saw this







so i removed the sump and with a few tap's with a LARGE hammer and we were sorted
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Old 17-01-2009, 20:26
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then the clutch went

so i changed it with an LUK item , changed the oil again as it was really bad

i fitted the weighted arm from a MK3 and all new bushes and links

BUT THEN

disaster hit ,

the earth wire to the gearbox had snapped inside the shrouding

this then fried the ECU , but it took me about a week to find this

thanks to every one on here who helped me with this problem .

a new one was sourced from the USA as my car has a lambda probe

fitted and we were off again

i also fitted some new front tyres as they were getting low

but i have had a wheel wobble ever since i have owned the car , but i've not been able to trace it as of yet
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Welcome !
Nice ED1.
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well i've sort of got out of sync with all the work i've done so here is what i've got up too

changed the rear light's to red/clear with supercharged Range Rover indicator bulbs (blue but flash orange)

fitted the black/red ones to the Mrs' 1.3




then i changed all the front lights to crystal ones and matching indicators ,and made an uprated wiring loom with 2relay's( this will be transfered to the Mrs' little 1.3 when i upgrade to HID)




the indicators were fitted with supercharged Range Rover indicator bulbs (i love these , better than silvertec poop)


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have you tried putting the rears on the front? (concerning the wheel wobble)
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happy motoring for a couple of months

then disaster again

when the car got warm it was stuttering coughing and was soo rich

i was down to 200 km per tank of fuel

so changed the blue cooling sensor , airflow meter , coil , lead's, dissy cap , rotor arm , ign amplifier

but still nothing sorted

so i started proper diagnosis with a multimeter and all

i stupidly left the ECU to the last as it was new !!!!!

but it turned out the plastic cover above it had a nice little crack in it letting water drip onto the connector !!

green wires , so i stripped the connector cleaned every pin , and refitted with a fixed cover

but the problem was still there i little bit

i had a 4 branch manifold to fit with a new (quieter) exhaust as the one on the car was a single box LOUD one !!

as i was fitting the 4 branch i noticed the lambda probe was rattling

problem found , new lambda fitted and oooooh yeah we off again







but i have now got problems with the backbox rattling on the rear beam

it appears the back box is for a 16v modded to fit the rest of the system (not well)

so i think i will upgrade to a stainless system from a 16v as i love the look of the 2 square tailpipes
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Old 17-01-2009, 20:33
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well we went to the nurburgring over a weekend in november as i was visiting a friend in a german hospital after a serious sidecar racing crash which lead to the death of my good friend Steve Norbury R.I.P mate

but this uncovered a few problems with the brakes ................... they are poop


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just a couple of nice pictures i have taken in the winter








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well after the trip to the nurburgring i decided to upgrade the brakes and after a little bit of digging and reading on here i decided that i would buy some 280mm G60 front brakes (bedankt Alberto)

old poop little 239mm ones (will be fitted to the Mrs' 1.3)



shiney new G60 280mm front set up with painted calipers



old V new



i had a problem fitting these as the left drive shaft was stuck in the hub

so i removed it and pressed it out , as i was at work and had all i needed



this also lead me to find the problem with the wheel wobble

the inner joint's grease was like tar and it didn't move nicely if at all so i stripped it claened it and added some new grease , wobble gone PHEW

painted the rear calipers too



i checked before i fitted it all that the wheels would clear the calipers but i didn't realise how close it was till i saw this



but they look cool behind the wheels



i just need a 22mm master cylinder as the peddle seems to move a long way now

brakes are fantastic though
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Nice E.O.
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I'm sorry for your buddy, nice car anyhow!
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next on the list

suspension then VR6 conversion

BUT it is a 1989 car so i understand it is harder
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Cars looking good. Are you going for coilovers or a shock/spring set up?
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Old 18-01-2009, 14:13
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this car wil be mint, keep up the good work
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i cant decide on suspension at the moment

budget wont alloy a 1000 euro coilovers

but i would love a set , i have heard bad things about the hottuning ones

but i think for 200 euro i cant go wrong

wheels will be the lenso BSX 16" but i will wait till i have decided on engine/ gearbox / 5 stud hub's

dont want to buy wheels for my 4 stud only to have to buy some more wheels if i use VR6 hubs and brakes
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Seems like a bit of a problemcar, it also seems to be in good hands!
Goodluck with it.

Greetings
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hey fabian

you have a 20v ??

is it turbo one ??

did you do the conversion yourself ??

info please
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Seems like a bit of a problemcar, it also seems to be in good hands!
Goodluck with it.

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what can you expect.... mark 2's have an avarage of 20 years old..
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