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Checked in with the mechanic who will be doing the CV boot in a couple of weeks..... He will also be replacing the unbranded cam belt with a cosworth item, replacing the water pump with a cast non cavitation wheel item and installing an uprated RCM oil pump. 

Just too many unknowns for me - paranoia was too much, when I do hit the track ill be happier in myself 😀

Some used but working bits will be for sale in 3 weeks time 👍 

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I've had the wagon a few months now, and hit the 3000 mile mark.

I've changed the oil filter, fuel filter, air filter, cleaned the MAF sensor, and changed the oil. 

Tomorrow is gearbox oil, rear diff oil, and coolant swap.

 

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Gearbox oil is changed, rear differential oil is changed, I got zero swarf from the gearbox which I was surprised about, and very minimal tiny fillings from the rear diff.

No time for coolant today. I'm attacking that tomorrow.

I'm on a roll with the fluids so I may as well do the clutch, brakes, and power steering.

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I've drained the coolant today, I used the radiator drain *****, took off the top hose, filled the rad with clean water and flushed it through a few times.

I've removed the thermostat housing and removed the stat to get the coolant out, and disconnected the heater core hose and flushed that through a few times.

I've removed the header tank and want to get it to look as new as possible.

Has anyone any tips on cleaning and restoring cast aluminium?

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Coolant added today, I found lots of info about difficulty bleeding the system of air. But being a plumber helped.

I just filled the heater core and block through a funnel after disconnecting from the engine.

Filled the radiator through the top hose, topped the expansion tank to minimum, and filled the header tank a few times.

I decided to bleed the clutch cylinders too, and it got rid of my squeaky clutch pedal, and it feels much smoother.

Brakes tomorrow 

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Today in an effort to get more access to the top of the block to remove oil I poured this from my reservoir tank - not happy

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And dropped the fluid from the radiator

 

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Brakes bled, and new fluid added.

I decided to tackle my sloppy gearbox, I removed the UJ joint and looked for the bushings online.

I cant find any at a reasonable price, so I'm looking into fabricating something.

 

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Removed the headlights on the Legacy and polished them up. Some sanding then compound followed by few coats of wax.

Gave this and the missus motor a good scrub up. Excuse the colour differences as taken on two different cameras. Need to get the front grill altered/painted and see if I cant do something with that paint scuff, been on there since I bought the motor.

 

 

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easy done with a DA polisher. not too difficult to remove the headlights once the scuff is gone and the grill has the chrome gone should be looking not too bad.

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I wasnt happy with my rusty discs showing after putting on new wheels.

So I soaked them in a citric acid bath for 4 hours and painted the centre sections gloss black.

 

 

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9 hours ago, Jay762 said:

good idea - will do that to mine I think 🙂

The Mrs makes bath bombs and bubble bars, she had a 5kg tub. Its brilliant stuff

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21 hours ago, Newman2213 said:

The Mrs makes bath bombs and bubble bars, she had a 5kg tub. Its brilliant stuff

A word of warning though. If you use citric acid make sure you paint or rust protect any surfaces that will be on show as they will immediately rust again, if the come into contact with conditions to create rust.

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