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R reg 3 door tdi 300

Discussion in 'Members Vehicles/Projects' started by Slammedorion, Mar 8, 2016.

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  1. Slammedorion

    Slammedorion Member

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    Purchased this a few weeks back

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    It's been off the road since the end of 2010
    Since getting it back to mine it's just been a case of cleaning bits up and sorting little jobs
    It's now Mot'd, I've got a few bits to sort in the advisories which are in progress

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    Started hoovering the interior out

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    New battery was left to die, so a slow trickle charge sorted that

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    Our little helper likes it, the misses doesn't

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    Interior came up ok
    But the seat covers still looked grubby in areas

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    It's now a much nicer place to be
    Roof lining retrim planned soon

    A little detailing session next

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    Still undecided on the bumpers
    May treat them with some bumper gel, or may paint them with textured bumper paint and re satin black metal parts

    This was a friends car so I know it's a genuine 85k'er

    Alittle history

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    Fitted a new thermostat, and bleed screw

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    Also done a Egr delete

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    Looks good, better than both of my 200tdi 3door Discos :(

    Not jealous :p

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  3. Slammedorion

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    on the faded bumpers, try a heatgun.. careful not to melt it.

    if that fails then boot polish, forever black or repaint :)
     
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    that's just the oil in the peanuts isn't it. it'll lick off

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    If yu are into that sort of thing :eek:
     
  8. Slammedorion

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    Nearly back together today
    Another 20 mins in the morning should have it running again

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    Looks like the p gasket was leaking
    Water pump bearing were shot
    Spent a good hour cleaning gasket faces up
    Even blocked them flat with 2000 grit just to make sure ( sorry no pics )

    Water pump etc back on

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    Just pulleys, belt, hoses and coolant to do
     
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    that looks a really clean 3 door ..
     
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    just one word for it WOW
     
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    All running again and fluid tight with warm heaters

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    Another job well done and to tick off my to do list
     
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    Taxed and insured this evening
    Been to see the parents tonight in it
    Wow!!!
    It drives so well, it has heaters now... I thought the headlights would be awful coming from a newer car
    But they seem surprising good for the era of the car
    Really can't wait to sort the headlining
    I may have to put a auxiliary belt on it, as its perished and alittle squeaky which is acceptable for this old bus but it'll be much nicer without the squeaking
    I'll try grab one tomorrow from our local parts place
     
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    Put 85 miles on it today...
    All seems well considering the amount of time it's been off the road...
    Picked a belt up today
    Tensioner seems seized, can't get the belt over...
    So will pick a replacement up next week
     
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    Today's job after work was remove rear bumper and refurb it
    Only a quick job but looks a lot better
    Rear bumper caps have been heat gun'd and treated with a few coats of bumper gel

    Metal centre piece has been hammered straight, a skim of filler, primed and satin black'd

    I've just bolted the bumper back on without end caps
    Will fit them plus lights tomorrow and grab some pics

    2 out of 6 bolts snapped which delayed finishing this evening
     
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    Pics uploading
     
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    Fitted rebuilt rear bumper back on today
    End caps all treated
    Still front metal bumper to repaint but it's looking a lot better
    Really freshened it up

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    Front end looking a lot better

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    Nice, very nice :)
     
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    Picked up a new auxiliary belt earlier on aswell, the belt tensioner won't budge so old belt put back on for a few more days. New tensioner on its way...
     
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    Tensioner arrived today
    Also visited our local trim shop for replacement material for my headlining

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    This will really finish the interior off nicely
     
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    Very nice motor :)
     
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