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#1622567 - 02/07/2018 12:35 Blitz 16v ongoing project
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So I bought a 16v NA on a bit of whim for £700, back in January 2017
(rather than continue with my 20v NA project, which is on hold until I am brave enough to lift out the engine and cut out the rot)

He was MOT'd and had tonnes of paperwork with a recent cambelt change too.

Quite a looker I thought and increasingly rare.
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There was a long list of things to do though, even on the face of it.

- Sunroof did not open (clunk clunk noises)
- Drivers door did not shut properly (noisy when driving)
- Clutch pedal needed pumping now and again to keep up from floor
- Brakes a little spongy
- Cloth seats faded and green on tops
- Temp gauge VERY cold all the time
- Sticky disgusting centre console

So what did I do first - yep that is right connect up startrek of course

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#1622574 - 02/07/2018 13:25 Re: Blitz 16v ongoing project [Re: BBR]
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What happened next was really annoying

Parked up in a quiet side street whilst I caught the train into london for work.

This...
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Which will have to wait until sometime in the future when I get the car resprayed.


Edited by BBR (02/07/2018 20:31)
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#1622590 - 02/07/2018 20:45 Re: Blitz 16v ongoing project [Re: BBR]
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That aside it was time to have a look at the obvious engine work required.

There was tape holding pipes together
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Missing hose clips and general mess
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Oil in the plug chambers
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The customary leaky rocker gasket
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#1622591 - 02/07/2018 20:55 Re: Blitz 16v ongoing project [Re: BBR]
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So that thermostat - they are like hens teeth on a 16v

Check out my HowTo Guide for fitting an inline stat.
A machine shop in Wymondham was doing lots of engine prep and had been selling a Rover retro fit option - which we adapted for the Coupe.

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clicky clicky url for How To guide
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#1622600 - 03/07/2018 11:12 Re: Blitz 16v ongoing project [Re: BBR]
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Something easy is to do a full service just to get a base line at least.
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Whilst I am there I can refresh all fixings and have a general clean up in the engine bay.
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#1622601 - 03/07/2018 11:16 Re: Blitz 16v ongoing project [Re: BBR]
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So next the brakes - but first the wide back tool smile

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Then to get them rear brakes replaced
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#1622602 - 03/07/2018 11:28 Re: Blitz 16v ongoing project [Re: BBR]
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My youngest found a sticky console which needed attention lol
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The MOT also flagged up a hole in the floor on the passenger side
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Which meant a complete strip out of the interior
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