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So front control arms track rod ends and anti roll bar have all been refurbished cornering so flat and just feels more go cart like :)
Well worth it!
Gave her another bath and a much needed cherry glaze :) looking sparkly for the next few weeks!
 
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Hating this car again... I truly believe it's had it.
Need to change an oil seal timing chain end...
Smokes like a bugger on start up (white smoke really thick and lingers for ages... fuel economy is just cack and the cabin stinks of fuel... any ideas on the smoke tho would be great... I'll post up some cold start videos so you can all see what I mean.
 
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thats just the weather conditions if its not drinking coolant tom
I thought that originally frank but it must be an awful lot of condensation to be as thick as this is...
I'll put a video of my coolant expansion tank bubbling as I think that is where I'm losing it from as I rev the engine... when cold the radiator is always low and the expansion tank fit to burst... something not right with it.
No loss in power at all tho.
Any ideas on fuel change? Used to get 320/330 miles to a tank... now 250 ish.
 
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So noticed that I'm only burning coolant when the engine is cold when it's warm I'm guessing the block expands and re seals the head gasket so will take out the cams next days off and re torque down the head and see if that solves it if not It will be new head and new gasket set and then all problems should go away haha.
 

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I thought that originally frank but it must be an awful lot of condensation to be as thick as this is...
I'll put a video of my coolant expansion tank bubbling as I think that is where I'm losing it from as I rev the engine... when cold the radiator is always low and the expansion tank fit to burst... something not right with it.
No loss in power at all tho.
Any ideas on fuel change? Used to get 320/330 miles to a tank... now 250 ish.
sounds like a blown HG fire-ring.
during load (includes blipping the throttle), the combustion forces its way past the HG, into the water jacket, pressurising the coolant system beyond normal, and just like a hydraulic piston immediately forces the remaining coolant past the rad cap and brims up the expansion tank. moments later the gas would bubble upto the rad cap and into the tank.
eventually the gas will fill the cooling system leaving most of the coolant overflowing into the tank and overheats etc etc.

during high vacuum idle, the intake vacuum sucks coolant past the HG to be burnt as a thick hazy white smoke during warm operation.

a quick test on a cold engine, open the rad cap, brim up if empty, start engine for afew secs to settle, then blip the throttle afew times.
normally the water level should just dip slightly with rpm and return back up with no bubbles.
if it bubbles after every blip of the throttle then the HG might be blown.

fit the rad cap and warm the engine round the block to heat up the exhaust pipes (the cold pipes in morning normally causes the exhaust to condense and emit white vapours).
with warm/hot pipes, if the expansion tank is overflowing & bubbling and the exhaust is still smoking white then the HG prob blown.

suggest replace with genuine victor reinz HG, make sure both the head & block surfaces are absolutely clean, dry, straight edge flat, (when installing the head, very easy for any residue oil in the oil return passages to trickle down and re-contaminate the cleaned head surface so also make sure those passages are oil free), and follow the torque procedure to the book.

checking ur o2, hook the laptop datascan up, warm up engine, hold 2k and the O2 should flick up down very quickly twice a sec.
 
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I'm now in the market for a new super s / sr bumper colour does not matter condition... as long as it's in one piece the odd crack etc does not matter.
I've bought new headlights already and a new front frame as the tree I hit has made a real mess of mine...
I would like to add that I'm fine just devastated.
 
Yeah pretty much Tom swerve to avoid the van lost the back end avoided one side of hedges lost control and went into a tree on the other side
 
The worst thing was the complete low life after running him off road just drove off and left him! Luckily it was only a ten minute walk from my parents house xx
 
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