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If you find yourself with a spare pair of black insert xenons give me a shout pal. When you swap engines in the 172 what you going to do with the empty one? Is it not worth picking a cheap motor up and punting it on?
The shell on it ain’t the best. I could sell it on for £500 but not many people sell engines for less than £300. But if anyone needs parts then I’m going to offer them on here first. I’ve already sold parts on the basis I’m breaking it and I can break it down in less than a day anyway.
I’ve already sold the Xenons, Interior, wheels and dead engine which has paid for the car
Any update on the dci as my missus has one which I'm sure the turbo don't work like it did last year. I cleaned out the egr valve this weekend and it has made it slightly better. I'm going to take the pipe off and clean it out. How did you work the actuator?
-Clean up engine bay
-Pull out rest of AC pipes and SMI rack
-Polybush bottom arms and put on new ball joints
-EPAS Column and controller
-Rear 10mm stub spacers
-braided lines front and rear
-heat wrap manifold
-197 steering wheel
-install seats and get some harnesses
-polybushed rear beam
-Fit exhaust and make a slip joint for after cat
-Clean up brakes and get some DS2500
-Fit new rear discs and front discs with rear spacer
-Remove engine from my 172
-Get belts done by @bloke, I’ll pm you to speak to you properly beforehand mate
-Cup alternator setup for PAS & AC delete
-Fit new wheels
-Cup shocks and Cooksports (that I got from @OssPoop)
-Full engine service, plugs, oil antifreeze flush etc
-Misc stuff - Magnecor leads, solid engine mounts, Black dogbone, Polybush exhaust mounts
-Polybush arb inner and outer
-Full decon of the car, machine polish, clean carpets and basically fully detail the car to within an inch of its life!
All of that and probably loads more has to be done, not in that order but yeah. Got my hands full I think
And then after all that’s done I have to break my other 172 and send it to the scrapyard in the sky. I will make a proper post when I’m ready to strip it but keep your eyes peeled for a shed load of parts!
He’s a top bloke, lovely and stuck to his word. Can’t wait to get my car all sorted now! Comfiest buckets I’ve sat in!
Working nights Monday-Thursday this week so won’t have any chance to work on any of the cars Might book 2 weeks off work soon to give me 20 straight days to get it ready. Kinda want it on the road before my birthday on August 14th
Anyone got any tips for installing EPAS or a thread link?
I’ve also got to add Cup spoiler to be painted and fitted, grilles to be painted, fog light brake ducts and put together my fatty induction, make a battery cover and Fabia splitter
Started today by stripping down my spare rear beam with black series bushes
Wire brushed the whole thing by hand as my drill has shat itself, tried to buzz out the bolts but they just span then I rounded out the torx so I got funky with the hack saw (grinder is down at my dads ffs!)
I was just gonna install the 10mm hub spacers and have done but thought it would be easiest to just hammerite the sod now while I’m there
So now I’m technically back down to 2 Clio’s again as this happened
I found a f**k ton of bodges while pulling it apart and also found a tiny bit of rust in the back arches too.
The engine will live on in my other Monaco of which I will be getting the belts done on this week. Then it’s just a case of cleaning up the bay, bolting a few parts on and then slapping the engine in!
I’m going to leave Polybushing certain bits for later like the lower arms as I can do them in my own time and I also need some solid top mounts of which I’m waiting on to be made
Every mount will be polybushed on the car now as I received my rear shocker mounts the other day! Can’t wait to get it back together and detail it!
Managed to get the dCi detailed while at work this morning too. Doesn’t look bad to say it’s done a quarter of a million miles
My wheels are kerbed up to f**k (was the previous owner not me) but I only paid £40 for them with good tyres
Paint now feels like glass again and it’s like it’s allergic to water
I’ve been getting into MTB a lot more lately too so I’ve been spending more time buying bike parts than car parts If anyone needs any small parts that they can spot on the shell then let me know as the rest of the car will more than likely be cut up into 10 pieces with the Stihl saw this week
Took my engine to @bloke yesterday for belts etc doing, found a good sign it’s been looked after before as there was Megane bottom pulley on already. Engine already ran sweet but was good to see someone gave a s**t before me
Cleaned all of the grease from the block as my drivers CV had completely gone and caked all the way from the sump to the rocker cover in grease!
Petrol in the spray gun took good care of that
Then did a nice 350 miles in the dCi with this in the back
I’ve also been stupidly busy taking the rest of the breaker apart. Hopefully going in the bin tomorrow if all goes to plan
Might actually get the other 172 on the road this month fingers crossed... I don’t know who I’m kidding I’ve got so much to do
Breaker went in the bin. Price of scrap is at £99 a tonne!! Last time I scrapped one it was only £73. Nice bonus
Currently away for a 3 night break but still couldn’t help getting a nice few pics of the dCi. Even if it’s been battered by over 247,000 miles and done 60 miles of country lane driving today, already itching to clean it
Still need to refurb my wheels as they’re horrible, just really undecided on colour. Any suggestions welcome
Also, if anyone’s looking for a 172 bottom end and top end I have one for sale. Ideal for forging as the valves clipped the pistons ever so slightly. Could probably be used as normal but I’d rather not risk it or want others to
My last day being 21 year old. Can’t wait to wake up tomorrow and be grey, call young lads yobs and take an interest in the guardian
Been really contemplating the idea of getting rid of the dCi...
I've had my head-set on getting something else for the last 3 years but I'm that sentimentally attached to it that my fingerprints will be forever ingrained in the steering wheel. Been looking into Mondeo MK3 ST's as I want something bigger and quicker for daily driving but still as equally chavtastic that I can still straight pipe.
Cambelt/waterpump etc is getting done this week so not sure whether to keep it for a while, enjoy how cheap it is and maybe throw my spare ECU and injectors on it and get it mapped and bang a better exhaust on it as my straight pipe pidgeon s**t welded backbox pipe isn't as chavvy-derv/agri spec as I want.
Just bought some new discs for the front, need something to make me want to keep it. I keep realising that it's done near a quarter of a million miles so is practically worthless in most peoples eyes anyway?
Got the tracking, wheels etc done earlier and the car drives so smooth and the EPAS is so light now!! I can spin the wheel at stupidly low speeds with my pinky. Who would have thought after about 10 different sets of tyres that these make the steering light
But anyway, the issues....
Been having the similar electrical problem where the dCi will idle at about a grand and I won’t get any substantial boost. No variable vane etc, I found that when I pushed down the second plug on top of the ECU it idled normally...
Shame that my ECU has 2 broken brackets and when I pushed down on it (not even hard) the French plastic gave way so now I have 1 original mounting point left
So now I’ve had to do this...
I used white cable ties so I could tell where to cut next time as I don’t wanna cut something black and it be the main body loom You think it would never happen but you never know
It seems that it idles better when the ECU is in a certain position so I’m either guessing my ECU is fucked or my wiring loom is (I know the loom is fucked, I’ve had to retape half of the c**t already)
Either way I think it would be best for me to replace the loom with one I have lying about and then stick my spare ECU, injectors and UCH on as I have 2 keys for the other set too.
Something I’d rather not be doing as the engine bay on a dCi 100 is soooo packed with s**t and hoses and wires all over the shop! It makes working on a Subaru look easy
I’m hoping I can get it sorted because it’s annoying me having about 5psi of boost, I just wanna work on my 172 and not have to worry about fixing a daily driver every 20 seconds
Soooo... been having some major boost and idle issues recently. Looked on the drive and saw this earlier
Looked through the front lower grille and saw that it was a leak from my front mount turbo side boost pipe
So I spent 5 mins tightening all my boost hoses up and now it goes like s**t off of a well polished shovel. The amount of oil seems worrying to some people but to me I really don’t give a s**t No play in the turbo at all even after 249,000 miles, can’t imagine what the inlet looks like now though, may need a @HMS Derv Destroyer special terra-action