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The fuel pump is fine, only smell the fuel through the vents when the car starts from cold. Don't smell it at any other time.
I'm going to prime the pump a few times to increase pressure and check for leaks in the whole system.
I get about 200 max from a full tank in my hybrid, but I only drive on local roads, with speed humps, width restrictions, speed cams and sh*t loads of traffic, so there is a lot of slowing down and speeding up.
I do have a minor fuel leak though, which I still can't find, but can sure smell it!!
I attached the spring to the ratchet and fitted onto the bar. I then used fishing braid (very strong, but will cut your finger off, use gloves) to bring the spring down to the clip on the back of the pedal.
Very fiddly to do.
I did put a feed on the Viper from the standard air intake and it was a lot better, but due to the size of the filter and the route the tubing had to take, the tubing just ended up splitting.
It wasn't too bad on the open road, but I was commuting into London a lot when I had it on and...
Done all mine in a day with no problems. As said above, soak strut tops with WD-40 or Plus Gas, also spray the ends of your torsion bars with WD-40 everyday for a week. Mine came out no problems after doing this.
Just make sure you have every part and tools that you will need.
Might even be able to get a bit more off than that due to the rear arches. The rusty area needs to be cut out and new metal welded in etc, otherwise the rust will come back.
Once it starts going a little, it will get very bad very quickly. Mine had a little spot of rust on about 6 months ago...
Have a word on Retro-Renault.com about the immobiliser, they always seem to be wripping out old alarm systems on their project cars.
They also have a number of pics on engine fitting. Have a look through the project cars section.
You can keep the power steering, the 16v comes with it.
Had the same thing on mine. Used to run the fuel quite low and it must have sucked up some of the sediment in the tank.
Ran injector cleaner through it and new fuel filter and its fine.
One other thing and this probably doesnt apply, my 16v runs terrible on Texaco fuel, everything else its...