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Sadly the NS2Rs weren't available when I ordered. Only other option was the Eagle F1s. I have another set of VTS alloys that I'm going to refurb, if I can get hold of the Rs I will fit those, if not the Eagles. Car is dry use only and not going to be spanked around within a inch of it's life, they will be sufficient for the time being. I'm not mega happy, not going to deny that as all my other cars run PS3s, PSS, and PS4S but it is what it is.
Finally coming together! Few bits left to do. Tomorrow I will be bleeding the brakes, fluid is brown lol. Also will be changing the fuel filter and removing the side skirts to clean sills and wax oil.
Monday alloys will be balance, inner plastics refitted, arch trims refitted and but back on the ground. Than it's off for MOT and than I will be fitting the nice bits.
- Full cambelt and waterpump kit *done
- Oil and filter *done
- Air filter *done
- Fuel filter *to be fitted
- Thermostat *done
- Coolant *done
- Upper engine mount *done
- Spark Plugs *done
- Wishbones *done
- Drop links *done
- Rack ends *done
- Shocks springs, topmounts *done
- Driveshafts + seals * done
- Fresh gearbox oil * done
- Wiper blades *done
- paint callipers
- Discs and pads *done
- strip inner arches, treat common areas even though not needed and seal with Dintorl stone chop *done
- Strip and clean boot floor and protect * done
- Alloy refurb *done
- Tyres *done
- Remove side skirts, clean and protect * Sunday
- New door pillar stickers *to be fitted
- New spare wheel hook *to be fitted
- Battery clamp *to be fitted
- Powersteering res cap *to be fitted
- Water bottle cap *to be fitted
- Gear knob *to be fitted
- VTS badges *to be fitted
- Manifold cover *to be fitted
Bit of a c**t tho morning trying to do this on the floor, here goes.
So it’s fairly obvious that that side skirt design is s**t. Yes it’s great that they remove a piece of the side skirt so you can jack from the correct points without damaging the side skirts however. As you can see from the pic below there is a open gap which allows all the road s**t flicked up from the front wheels to travel down the inner skirt and sit up against the sill.
Not good, I got away with it but many won’t even know how bad this can get.
Pic of front jacking points before work.
Onto the grinding and applying the rust eater to leave until tomorrow.
Sorted a few bits today, swapped over the boot central locking box from the VTR, fitted the new fuel filter strap, removed and cleaned up the pump float as fuel gauge was not working. Gave her a quick bath and treated all plastics.