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96 VS Senator #690

Discussion in 'VR - VS' started by spud_22, Mar 22, 2017.

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    Picked up this 96 Series 2 VS Senator #690 on 20/3/2017, 204XXX km on the clock for $7k. Spent the best part of 5 years looking for decent one, would have preferred a 215i but sadly had to settle for the 185i because of the price tags on the good ones. Anyway I'm not looking to go fast in it so it was no deal breaker in the end. This thing is pretty much stock as a rock apart from, the head unit, a 3in catback and some bedders springs and shocks in the rear. Very clean outside apart from a little rust around the boot seal. very clean inside, passenger seat and rear seats have hardly been used. At the moment I'm just working on getting it on the road then I'm going to worry about getting it back up to mint. A few thing around the dash need fixing hopefully get to that soon. rushing again to get something up here lol. Sorry the car is very dirty and it will be getting cleaned asap.

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    Boot rust. Iv used rust converter and I'm going to bog over just for the rwc this week. Next weeks job is to cut that section out and weld a new piece in.
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    More photos, it does look really nice
     
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    Will have more this weekend, had pretty crappy weather here so haven't had a good chance to get some.
     
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    First post updated.
    Spent today on the breaks, new rotors, pad and bleed the system. Also got under and degreased everything followed by a gerni, while it was on the stands. Air filter changed as well.

    Tomorrow it gets the cooling system flushed and toped up with new coolant, followed by a was and vac.
     
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    How does it drive spud ?
     
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    Yeah she drives great, bit of a slug hahaha.
     
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    Spent today flushing the coolant and refilling, bogged and painted the rust, adjusted the handbrake and added some stop leak to the power steering. Just waiting on some new clear side indercators and hopefully rwc on Wednesday.
     
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    To be expected compared to your wagon.
     
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    Did you really look for one for all those years to just bog over that rust and not fix it properly? Looks like it really needed cutting and plating dude..
     
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    To be honest the wagon begins to feel like one too after driving it everyday.
    I have only bogged it for a week maybe two. Need to get it registered so I can drive it to my father in-laws and he is going to give me a hand with it. I really didn't want to bog it but i needed the holes filled in because they were above the exhaust and it was a danger of leaking fumes into the cabin.
     
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    Yeah rogie makes sense. Was just a bit dissapointed after your search to hear bog as most people who bog use it as a permanent solution and not temporary glad to see you're going to go about it properly. I need to cut some out from near my boot seal on passengers side as the idiot I bought it off removed the spoiler and though sticky tape over the bolt holes was a decent solution. Unfortunately its on three different curves, I'm excited....
     
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    God no it's not staying there, it killed me a little while doing it too. I'm going to head down to the wreckers with a cordless grinder and cut what I need out of another car. Prob a bit to hard trying to make it out of new steel.
     
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    Thats my plan good luck english wheeling all those press bends and curves even if it were done by a peo itd never be identical definitely donor sections. Boot seal lines are always difficult a pro did mine in my datsun as donor wasnt available but when you know its there its pretty easy to tell.
     
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    Clear side indicators came today, now time to get the rwc booked in. Fingers crossed.
     
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    Yep. Typical. Check the base timing and crank it up to 12 - 14° BTDC (poor mans tune) just make sure you use good fuel :)
     
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    I've heard of this before.

    So you set it at 12 - 14 in diagnostic mode instead of 10 ?

    And by good fuel do you mean 98 ?
     
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    Yep. that about covers it :)

    When I bought my Senator the dizzy was set at 12°BTDC and seemed to run fine on 95. Left it there cause I was to lazy to pull the PCM out and change the memcal to something more decent.
     
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    Good to know, thanks mate I'll look into it.
     

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