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Project Cobalt Candy #1658059
06/06/2022 20:26
06/06/2022 20:26
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Hi Everyone,
I am starting a new refurbishment project on my Coupe and thought I would post the progress on the forum as it progresses.

I have owned two other Coupes in the past (a metallic blue 16v and a red Trubo plus). Both of these were completely stock, but with my more recent cars being modified (a 600HP Supra and a 550HP SL55 AMG) I was always likely to go for a modified Coupe if I got another one smile

So last year I spotted Nigel's modified moon grey Turbo Plus for sale on the forum, and after an inspection and test drive I bought it and drove it back to sunny Belfast cool

As Nigel has already carried out the performance modifications, my project will be to prepare the car to be my daily driver for the next 20 years.

The main work will be:

1. Eradicating any rust (which is now just starting to appear on the underside and wheel arches).
2. Refurbish the rear subframe.
3. Trace and fix an engine oil leak.
4. Change all the engine fluids, filters, belts etc
5. Replace the worn Vibra Technics gearbox rear mount.
6. Full silicone hose set.
7. High flow catalytic converter (to pass emissions test at the official MOT centres here in Northern ireland frown )
8. Possibly an aftermarket ECU?
9. New rear discs and pads.
10. Fix air con.
11. Double din head unit.
12. Strip and repaint centre console.
13. Front and rear parking sensors.
14. Full respray in a cutom House of Kolor cobalt blue candy paint.

The car was left in with my mechanic on saturday and I have asked him to send me before and after photos as he progresses. So hopefully I will have some photos later this week.

To get things started here are some photos of the car before the works start.

Simon

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Re: Project Cobalt Candy [Re: Golfpro] #1658261
13/06/2022 20:32
13/06/2022 20:32
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Just a quick update on the car.

My Mechanic has finally started - he went off with Covid the day after I dropped the car off with him rolleyes

To date he has fitted the replacement gearbox mount and all the silicone hoses, and has traced the engine oil leak - it seems that the oil cooler is knackered so he has ordered a new one.

He has dropped the rear axle for refurbishment and is also going to replace the brake lines.

I have reminded him to send me photos and I will post them as soon as they come through.


Simon
Re: Project Cobalt Candy [Re: Golfpro] #1658319
17/06/2022 15:07
17/06/2022 15:07
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I took a run over to see the car this morning and things are progressing well smile

Any rust discovered has been treated with rust converter and repainted/undersealed. The eifel towers were a little bit scabby but cleaned up ok.

The rear subframe has been dropped, cleaned up, new mounts fitted, and new brake discs fitted. New brake pipes will be required.

The engine has been checked over and a small oil leak was found at the cam cover. The cover has been stripped and resprayed and is ready to be re-fit with a new gasket.

The silicone hoses have all been fitted.

The replacement gearbox mount has been fitted.

A new cone air filter, cabin filter, fuel filter, oil filter and engine oil has been fitted.

The defective oil cooler has been stripped and a replacement ordered.

The front and rear parking sensors have been fitted, and just need wired up.

My Mechanic hopes to have everything finised by next weekend cool

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Re: Project Cobalt Candy [Re: Golfpro] #1658320
17/06/2022 15:15
17/06/2022 15:15
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The Guys have also been investigating the fuelling issue at idle.

My initial thought was that it was overfuelling, but the have tested the AFR and it is actually substantially underfuelled shocked

So we are planning to fit a piggyback ECU and doing a complete adjustment of the fuelling on their dyno.


Simon

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