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nigxl

New XT Turbo Coupe owner

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Hi all

Just about to become an XT Turbo coupe owner for the second time after owning one in the early nineties.

Back then parts were scarce and I'm guessing it hasn't got much better 30 yrs on 😎.

Wondering if there are any other XT owners on here?

Car should be arriving tomorrow hopefully so it will be over the pit and given a full assessment then.

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Wotcha and welcome - very rare, I dont think I have ever seen one on the road

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Thanks 

They are pretty rare, how many left are showing 3 registered on the UK roads.

Hopefully this will be number 4

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welcome, as said rare as hens teeth these things. keep us updated with how your getting on, a and update the thread with lots of pics 😄

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Not a great start unfortunately.

car didn’t want to leave the transporter as the osf brake was locked up.

Once I’d removed the caliper and found the dust boot mullered I could roll it over the pit to drop the oil as it was way over the upper mark.

Thats when it got worse.

So I went for a pint 

 

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I'm guessing it's heads off, sump off if it's do able, turbo out and check for damage?

Guessed that's why it hasn't run in 2 years and why there was no battery with it.

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tbh i suspect you will need to give the whole engine a strip down, new bearings etc etc

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8 hours ago, Tidgy said:

tbh i suspect you will need to give the whole engine a strip down, new bearings etc etc

Thanks I was thinking that would be the most sensible thing to do.

Might give Subaru a ring and price a full gasket set up.

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4 hours ago, nigxl said:

Thanks I was thinking that would be the most sensible thing to do.

Might give Subaru a ring and price a full gasket set up.

Speak to import car parts. Subaru dealer network will prob be useless.

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Thanks I'll look them up.

Went to pressure test the cooling system today and was a complete fail.

I put 5 litres of water in the rad and it ended up straight in the sump,

Guessing this is hopefully a gasket failure rather than a cracked head.

Will hopefully begin the strip down tomorrow

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On 10/9/2020 at 5:58 PM, nigxl said:

Once I’d removed the caliper and found the dust boot mullered I could roll it over the pit to drop the oil as it was way over the upper mark.

Thats when it got worse.

So I went for a pint

A sound move 😄😄😄

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So I've decided to pull the engine out to give it a good check over,

Am considering just replacing the whole thing In one hit, but unsure what would go back in its place with the minimum of fettling.

Any ideas ???

 

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Second hand engine is just that, you may get a good one or you may get a bad one, if your planning on keeping the car I'd just bite the bullet and get it properly rebuilt, initial strip and assess will tell you what the current situation is and what's salvageable.

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You’re right I was thinking the same.

A lift out and strip will be minimal cost.

Thanks

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