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Richie's VT Exec - VX SS Kitted - A tidy 6 banger

Discussion in 'VT - VX - VU - WH - V2' started by rch-13z, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. devilly

    devilly Well-Known Member

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    Trust me better to grab brand new lines as i only just changed mine out. the new line is 3x smaller then the replacement line. as over time and heat they expand themselves and then you don't have proper pressure and the radiator level will be low all the time as it will not fill up properly. then you have air in your system and problems later on.yeah they are a bitch to undo on the firewall, after doing the trans line they seem like heaven to me now.

    surging vacuum sounds like under the throttle body to back of engine is leaking. when it's idling just move your hand around you'll find it easy that way. hope it all goes well and you find it. check around the egr as well
     
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  2. uniacidz

    uniacidz Harden the Frak Up

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    Im getting this sent to me mid week and next weekend Heater Tap will be off and replaced.
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/24-Flexible-Wire-Plier-Hose-Clamp-Flat-Car-Brake-Fuel-Oil-Water-Garage-20003063/182043763895?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

    Its designed for spring clips, fits on the tabs and ya squeeze handles and locks in place so can easily remove
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    And yes the spring clips are a real **** and so decided on this tool as i was not winning by hand or my small long nose pliers
    And i see you have same heater tap also, Gates i got.

    I had a look at mine and looks like the plastics are ok but near the vacuum solenoid area is leaking and dont trust it to last
     
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  3. rch-13z

    rch-13z Former Photoshop Whore

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    Rattle-can all the things lol - looks a ton better than the black bracket..
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    Next thing I want to colour-code is my radiator cover...

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    Color coding the rad cover should look really good. Love it, your car just looks so right
     
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    rch-13z Former Photoshop Whore

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    Pulleys & Belts replaced, general service done, bunch of vac leaks fixed.... still have an issue with something like a miss at a particular rpm - possible tps?

    O yeah, and new plenum cover on - just needs a polish and shiny bonnet latch on.
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    Nice, I love this car, it looks sooo good
     
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    showbags SENIOR EL'BAGO

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    Holy ****. You still have This?
     
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  8. rch-13z

    rch-13z Former Photoshop Whore

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    Lol 13 years this coming February

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    Cruise for Charity done for another year
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    Painted and smoothed radiator cover needs revision but it’s getting there - was all painted and cracked in one spot so some chopping is required
     
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    rch-13z Former Photoshop Whore

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    More cruise for Charity 14

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    rch-13z Former Photoshop Whore

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    Sooooo not much happening either than maintenance and painting bits.

    Front Rotors & pads done, this also revealed that my drivers calliper might be starting to fail so Im just waiting for a rebuild kit to arrive.

    Nightshaded a bonnet protector I got given a while back.... If it looks good then mad - if not I just bin it, no loss either way.

    LS1 radiator cover I smoothed & repainted cracked around the filler neck (didn't measure the height of the refill spot for the aircon properly) so I'm re-bogging & primering a majority of it to get it to as best I can...

    Other than that, just dailying as per usual.
     
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    uniacidz Harden the Frak Up

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    Mate if you gonna bin the bonnet protector, let me know and can take off ya hands and some cash your way
     
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    rch-13z Former Photoshop Whore

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    Didn't turn out too bad, going to attempt to fit it up tonight
     
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    rch-13z Former Photoshop Whore

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    Fitted the new/old bonnet protector.... I actually like it - and it’s actually useful with all the driving I do.

    Went for a drive to the Gong to catch up with Brok from this forum - he snapped some purdy pics

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    Also, sourced all the bits to rebuild my spare calipers.... will feel better when it’s sorted.

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