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  2. sleag40

    Vauxhall Cavalier

    Finished cleaning, then reassembled the inlet manifold stuff. It looks a bit nicer than it did last week! I also got the cam belt covers cleaned up ready to put back on - still on the hunt for the missing lower outer part. I had a bit of a trial with petrol/diesel mix for cleaning the head/block. Its no better than neat petrol, but there's a free supply of it available to me at the moment. Before I left, I cobbled up a blanking plate to stop crud falling into the engine now the dipstick/breather has been removed. There's gonna be a fair bit of muck flying about when I get stuck in to cleaning this thing!
  3. kiran_182

    2020 Calendar Entries

  4. kiran_182

    Mk2f polo GT breaking

    Ive got a bag in my garage full of loom parts, think i have gt nz and scirocco sections
  5. Samvw

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  6. Samvw

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  7. Samvw

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  8. ctothey

    Mk2f polo GT breaking

    Hi mate, would you still have the gearbox for sale for this vehicle? Thanks.
  9. Bezzo89

    MK2 breadvan Formel E with SSA

    @Jim1500 I was thinking to keep it quite standard but update a few bits on it. I have done the cambelt on it with water pump. I have service bits to do and have done some undersealing on it as well. @Yetii am hoping to get it working if I do I will video it! Glad I done the belt! Would like to paint timing covers and rocker cover etc
  10. Matimcfetridge

    Mk2f polo GT breaking

    I also need a gt engine loom + ecu if available
  11. prankstar2003

    Mk2f polo GT breaking

    Parts. Or more specifically plugs. Need the 4 pin socket at the end of the fuel rail
  12. kiran_182

    Mk2f polo GT breaking

    Full loom or just parts?
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  14. prankstar2003

    Mk2f polo GT breaking

    Looking for engine loom parts. Are they available?
  15. sleag40

    Vauxhall Cavalier

    Way colder than is bearable for long down at the shed this afternoon - an hour or so was enough for me. Inlet manifold relieved of 99% of its coating of muck. I'll finish it off with some alloy wheel cleaner another time.
  16. Yeti

    Draining Battery

    Draining over a couple of weeks isn't too bad to be fair. If you're leaving the car sitting for that long, either stick a trickle charge on it or disconnect the battery. Try not to run it for less than about 20 minutes if you're not using it much, to make sure the battery gets chance to recharge.
  17. MelHiggins

    2020 Calendar Entries

    Or this one!
  18. MelHiggins

    2020 Calendar Entries

    Not sure which to submit!
  19. steveo3002

    Draining Battery

    bad move pulling wires on a car when its running...yes it most likely will stall as it needs to be earthed, very good chance of killing something use the meter as youve been told no need to replace old looking fuses , wont be that probably a combo of low charge and slightly tired battery
  20. zob

    Draining Battery

    I'd rather just use a multimeter! Removing earths like that when running doesn't sound like a good idea! Much easier ways to assess alternator health with a meter.
  21. zob

    Breadvan engine leak

    Never done any myself but it looks straightforward enough. caretaker's tips are always worth following though! Did you get those spark plugs out?
  22. D.y.93

    Draining Battery

    Cheers everyone. The batteries running flat every 2 weeks or so. Will fully charge the battery, then 2 weeks later.. nowt! Happened 3 times in the last month or so. It's not dying whilst I'm driving it, only after its been sat for a few days. Only use it here and there during the week but tend to cover a fair distance at the weekend. I've read you can run the engine, disconnect your negative terminal and see if it stalls? Apparently this is a sign of a bad alternator. Any ideas? I'll get a multimeter come the weekend and try what yous have suggested. Will test the battery and see if that holds charge first, then play with the fuses. Might even replace all the fuses, cheap enough and current ones look like Sh*t. Was only going to Halfords with them being open weekends. Bloody useless. Was in recently looking at coolant and was handed screen wash. Will update the thread once I've tried this
  23. Looking for Polo 86c parts I stumbled across a water-cooled intercooler that looks similar size to the G40 air-cooled - but larger 70mm pipes... https://www.stwtuning.de/tuning/performance/ladeluftkuehler/wassergekuehlter-ladeluftkuehler-universell-76mm-3-zoll-310x310x115mm/a-44389/ I don't have a G but thought someone might be interested. Water/coolant at 84c absorbs more heat than air at 20C and it might plumb in more easily and subtly than a FMIC?
  24. sleag40

    Vauxhall Cavalier

    Finally got some paint on the horn. As you'd expect after being so rusted, it's severely pitted - but does look a lot better than it did. The alternator bits have been blasted, painted and put back together. Looks pretty reasonable now. Made a start on the inlet manifold + associated gubbins. Got it all stripped down, now just need to pretty it up a bit. 🙂
  25. Eviljohn

    Breadvan engine leak

    Magical stuff. Thank you very much for that. Was toying with takin it back to local garage but that seems straight forward enough so i'll give it a go.
  26. Hi I recently bought a 1998 1.6 8v polo open air as a project car I want to put a 1.6 16v engine from the 6n2 polo and I have a few questions can I keep my 6n dashboard for this conversion? is there a step by step guide for this conversion ? (I already searched on this forum and didn't find any) I can get a complete donor car even dough its a 3 door model an mine 5 door
  27. Yeti

    Draining Battery

    Fuses are under the bonnet in the scuttle tray (near the radio aerial). They're old-style "ceramic" ones, so look a bit different to normal cars. Is going flat as you drive, or running out overnight? If it's draining overnight, disconnect the battery, and put the multimeter in line set to DC Amps, if it's more than about 0.5A, something's probably wrong. Pull the fuses one at a time until you find the one that's making the current drop. Grab a cheap multimeter and get to work, better to spend a tenner and learn something than have someone giving you the wrong diagnosis for free. I can tell you what they're going to say already, you need a new battery, I quoted it up for you and decided that as you parked in the car park.
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