ProZac

Zac's questionable life decisions (Legnum VR4)

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1 hour ago, ProZac said:

They're tiny TD03's... With some larger internals fitted to them I bet they would go really well. Not going down that path though!

Quoted for future "going down that path"-ness :D

Sweet daily TBH! Hopefully not too many dramas getting it sorted.

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If you're going through the hassle of replacing the seals in the turbos you may as well embiggen them too

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I wrecked one of these out years ago

Can confirm the engine bay is a cunthole of a place to spin a spanner

 

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Lol, looks like a bit of fun.

Will do the valve stem seals first Anton, then if its still a smoke machine I'll think about rekitting the turbos. If I highflowed them I'd need to do other things like fuel pumps and ECU's... It spirals, not keen :-).

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That engine cover is a bit different too, modified or fancy aftermarket one?

This was mine many moons ago. Probably still bits of it floating around down there since i bet its been stripped

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8 hours ago, ProZac said:

Alas the little lady is sick today, so am home with her. Took the opportunity to snap a couple more pics. I spent about three hours cleaning it on Sunday, and I'm not even 10% of the way there, hah. Booked in for a warrent on Friday. Probably less of a warrent, more of a plan of what to sort. I've replaced the blown bulbs and everything seems to be working. I'll have a diddle with the drivers side seatbelt as its pretty slow to retract and hard to buckle. I'm hoping the low, the exhaust and the wheels wont cause me any issues. The place I'm taking it to purports to be a mitsy / evo specialist, so hopefully they'll like it.

Once the other half is home to take over care of wee miss I'll shoot into pick-a-part and get a couple of things. Needs windscreen squirters. One of the trims that goes up the side of the windscreen and over the roof flew off on the motorway, so will see if there is a tidy pair of those there, and if its possible to get them off without fucking them too badly...

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Need to pull the tape 'eyelids' off the headlights too, but I think I'll just get another set, give them a polish and chuck them in. It's _weird_ having a car you can just buy parts for easily.

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The interior is pretty nice really. Would have had the tan leather from factory, but has had black carpets put in which I quite like. When the manual was put in it the cluster was swapped aswell, so it's a pretty seamless conversion, no sign that it was an auto basically.

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The headunit is super dated and wont talk to my phone, so I'll replace that at some stage. I've been wanting to play with a double din android based one, so will likely head that route.

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Apparently its a thing to swap to evo flywheels and clutches in these? I wonder if its just a parts availability thing. Its got a heavy duty evo clutch in it apparently, and it certainly feels like it on your leg. Getting the muscle memory in place to drive it smoothly and efficiently is taking a bit of time, as the turbo's respond so quickly you're in boost before you know it. I suppose that's a good thing though. They're tiny TD03's... With some larger internals fitted to them I bet they would go really well. Not going down that path though!

The FMIC kit looks pretty decent really. Nice welding on the BOV flange. I suspect the BOV causes a couple of issues though, venting to atmosphere on an air flow metered car is a bit of a no-no.

Fun Fun.

That engine bay just gives me excitement for a degrease and water blast 

can confirm satisfaction levels are high when finished doing it. 

also paint looks in good condition for its age. someone must of cared for it at some point   

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11 hours ago, piazzanoob said:

That engine bay just gives me excitement for a degrease and water blast 

can confirm satisfaction levels are high when finished doing it. 

also paint looks in good condition for its age. someone must of cared for it at some point   

Alas, its all photo magic. The bonnet, passengers front guard and front bumper have all been repainted and its not the best job. Almost like its just the basecoat with no clear. I'll attack them with the buffer at some stage and see what they come up like.

Managed to find a facelift front gill (it's had a facelift front bumper put on it, but not the grill) in the right colour, so that'd on the way. Really I'd like a non-face-lift bumper for it, as I reckon they look better. If one pops up cheap in the right colour I'll grab it.

Agree on cleaning up the engine bay. Once it's warranted and I know it'll be a going thing for atleast 6 months I'll give it some more love. Will do the valve stem seals and lifters, replace the valve cover gaskets, etc, so will give it a good clean while I'm in there.

The amount of smoke it generates is truly hilarious :-).

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14 hours ago, kws said:

That engine cover is a bit different too, modified or fancy aftermarket one?

This was mine many moons ago. Probably still bits of it floating around down there since i bet its been stripped

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Lovely! The saloons are cool, great colour too.

Yeah, the engine cover on mine is an aftermarket one. Apparently the factory ones are all broken / really hard to find.

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Just now, ProZac said:

The amount of smoke it generates is truly hilarious :-).

Its good you think if it that way, I went the other way and thought of it as bloody embarrassing lol :shock:

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Just now, kws said:

Its good you think if it that way, I went the other way and thought of it as bloody embarrassing lol :shock:

Well, that too, but I'm too old to be embarrassed easily these days ;-).

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Bit late to the party on this one mate..

But i have noticed that you really struggle to buy a good running car....and justvhave to get the one with issues..

 

I get it tho......sold my mk5 and wanted a newish daily ...then  I seen a mk1 focus st170 3dr for sale (always wanted one......almost bought one brand new in the uk).

It had check engine light on for all sorts of shit so I bought it......love it as well.

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Spotted this in Auckland on FB, if anyone also wishes to make exciting life choices. Manual with a seized handbrake. $1500.

This thread does make me want to go for the opportunity to get my fat hands in far too tiny a spot with a Mitsi.

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