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Time to start putting my s2 (79070782g) back together!


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Hi Giorgio,

 

originally when I bought the car (7 years ago..) I had no knowledge of engines etc.. Didn't even have a licence at the time.. So I took care of all the interior and other areas and left the mechanical bits to my mechanic.

In fact he disassembled the engine and suspension, so he knows how it all goes back together.

If one day I get round to doing the Alfa Giulia project, I'll try and do most of it myself :)

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Vin Taylor

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Ok Vin, I understand, if he will assemble the gearbox to the engine please tell him to:

do not forget the FUNDAMENTAL Nylotron washer in the gearbox main shaft

if he's doing you box also, put the new type Circlip  (Harry Martens have them) on the shaft

Ciao

Giorgio

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Ok Giorgio,

The second he opens the gearbox I'll be in touch with you for guidance .. Did you get all the gearbox bits from Harry?

I'd be relieved if I can finally buy parts in euros, as the exchange rate is a killer right now..

Vin Taylor

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No, I have bought some parts from Harry and many others from the 2007 Factory Sale and here in my FIAT town from specialist, Harry stock all you need and if you need advices he's a very kind of person, he's a Citroen C35 guru.

 

Giorgio

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Yep, I had bought a replacement starter motor and some other bits from that sale.

Ok I'll get in touch with him once my mechanic opens the gearbox.  

Just need the oil pump rebuild kit and replacement pickup gauze and should be good to go with the engine

Vin Taylor

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On 29 June 2015 at 20:30, jonroberts said:

 

Thats a good point. I filled mine with kettle de-scaler a number of times and flushed through before pressure testing it and happy that it was good to go back in. It made a big difference to the flow of water through the matrix. If there's one job on the Esprit you NEVER EVER want to do is attend to a leaking heater matrix once all the interior is back in place.  

Paul just reminded me this evening of my post from last year.  I was explaining that my heater matrix has just developed a leak.  NO NO NOOOOOOO......  

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Hi Guys,


It's been a while since I've posted an update.


As some of you guys know, progress has been slowed down drastically as we've just had a baby girl :)  also just moved house this year.

 

I'm progressing my way to clearing out our garage so I can trailer my lotus over to finish off the build.  Hoping to move it in a couple of months hopefully.

 

In the meantime.. still chasing my mechanic to rebuild the engine!!  - lesson learned - Always try and do as much as possible yourself!

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  • 3 months later...

Believe it or not, I've got most of the bits done (interior is all redone), suspension refurbished.. It's my mechanic who's holding everything back.

So hopefully once things are rectified, we'll be back on track :)

Vin Taylor

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