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    Started my Project 855r

    Well been runing her about, and im loving her, unfortunately the Valve stem seals are leaking so this will be address very soon, Until then ive decide to prep the engine bay.

    Started out like this

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    Started cleaning with wd40, then waited for it to despearse, then wiped it over, and aplied a polish.

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    Then took the polish off and refitted the air box and ecu box after id gave them a clean.

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    Sorry about the poor quality, camera phone and bad light but you get the idea, Going to crack on with scuttle and the rocker cover tomorrow

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    Nice of you to sort out its little issues........means i won't have to do much when you sell it to me in 10 months
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiamT4 View Post
    Nice of you to sort out its little issues........means i won't have to do much when you sell it to me in 10 months
    lol, but i didnt think you liked estates?? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by merc85 View Post
    lol, but i didnt think you liked estates?? lol
    The chances of me finding a grey auto 854R is virtually zero, so an 855 would have to do
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    lol fair enough

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    Liam, you might want to keep looking, 1st dibs right here

    Great start Gav, looking 100 times better already


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    Quote Originally Posted by AndysR View Post
    Liam, you might want to keep looking, 1st dibs right here

    Great start Gav, looking 100 times better already
    I don't know, some people just don't want anyone else have to have the nice ones lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndysR View Post
    Liam, you might want to keep looking, 1st dibs right here

    Great start Gav, looking 100 times better already
    Thanks bud, i thought the Engine bay was gonna be a Grey Area to start with, Turns out I was right lmfao

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    This is going to be a good one! I will be watching this thread with interest.

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    Even with the quality of the photos you can see it's cleaned right up

    Looking good!

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    Looks loads better, this car is better and better every time!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiamT4 View Post
    Nice of you to sort out its little issues........means i won't have to do much when you sell it to me in 10 months
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    Liam, you might want to keep looking, 1st dibs right here

    Great start Gav, looking 100 times better already
    You'll both be out of luck, as Gav will break it.

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    Cool My 855r, Front Replacement Bumper top!

    One thing thats been buggin me about "Roundy" is her Front bumper top. Some numpty in the past had painted it badly, and this was peeling off! why oh why peeps paint there top bumper top's with cheap spray is beyond me.

    Anyway i had a Spare Bumper top, so set about changing it over onto the R

    Jacked her up Removed the undertray which was partially hanging off as one on the side mounts was splitting, x2 10mm held this tray on. Then took the Surrounds off from under the headlights.

    Set about removing the various t25 torx screws which retain the bumper top to the alloy crash bar beneath. Whilst the bumper was off i cleaned behind the bumper, and the crash bar /headlights, there painted trim and intercooler, also polished the bottom of the wings which the bumper mounts to via to 10mm bolts with captive nuts.

    Then i pushed the tab clips down which fit the bumper to to the R Bumper to remove the top. Then re fitted the new bumper top aplied plenty of Old engine oil to bring it back to a nice fresh Bumper look. Im soo pleased she looks so much better and the Engine bay is also getting there too.

    Anyway heres some pic's, Poor quality as usuall lol

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    Now to finish cleaning the bay at the wkend
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    looking good buddy


    full respray..plenty of body mods..comets..ray cat back noise pipe..decat and wrapped downpipe..me7 exhaust manifold..3" throttle body with ported inlet manifold..blue injectors..adjustable fuel reg..reverse intercooler pipework..19t..open cone air filter..255 fuel pump..m-r-p short shift..boost gauge..unknown remap..adjustable suspension..lightweight crank pulley..n/a cams..stripped out interior..and a heavy right foot

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    Nice work Gav


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    She's looking good Gav

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    Thanks Peeps, She is booked in 2nd Week of April to have the Head Overhauled

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    My 855r, Engine Strip part 1, Here we go again lol

    Well this isn't a Detailing thread so dont panic, no shiny car here, My Mechanic friend is coming round tomorrow to hopefully remove the head and take it to the machine shop, so i thought i'd give him a head start.

    Exhaust manifold and turbo are still atm, my back is been given me grief but still got abit done. Anyway here's Roundys Engine,

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    More updates will follow as work progresses lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by merc85 View Post
    Well this isn't a Detailing thread so dont panic, no shiny car here, My Mechanic friend is coming round tomorrow to hopefully remove the head and take it to the machine shop, so i thought i'd give him a 'head start'.
    Ahhh, I see what you did there . Good work.

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    Makes for a Project thread!

    Well my luck continues with Volvo's, looky what we have here! for any numpty who wants to, this is why you dont re-use head bolts!

    This is what happened to one of my Headbolts coming out, The machine shop Guy is coming round tomorrow fingers crossed he can remove the rest of the bolt. If not there will be same very nice Grey Panels up for grabs.

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