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  • Great thread.

    Forgive the silly question.

    Why are you messing about with cosmetics when it doesn't run yet?

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    • Originally posted by richardsheil View Post
      Great thread.

      Forgive the silly question.

      Why are you messing about with cosmetics when it doesn't run yet?
      A very good question. I'm a mechanical novice on a budget so a lot of reading/ research going into each process. Painting the cam cover is an easy, relatively cheap process and I don't have to wait on obscure parts/ take half a day, a good dose of instant gratification logic too. Just trying to maintain some sort of progress on it, plus I like having something to do, I always need a project!

      Right now to get it further down the "why isn't it running checklist," I'm waiting on a fuel line support bracket and vacuum valves/ lines I've ordered. What I'm figuring out is the earlier turbos are subject to major parts hoarding, requiring almost constant monitoring of the forums/ facebook groups and ebay to find missing bits. The kjet/cis stuff is very thin on the ground, finding a second warm up regulator was a major win! But yeah same trap I fell into with the Benz coupe, relatively mainstream but the two door/configuration makes things more complicated with lead times/ backlisted parts.

      It'll get there eventually but God help me, when it runs I'll figure out it needs a whole dose more time and money! I'm working my main full time and 2-3 part time gigs on the side at present to rebuild our savings after the move stateside so I'm hoping the remaining bits aren't too expensive in time/ money! The Volvo is meant to be cheap therapy
      Last edited by admredux; 17-01-2021, 04:23 PM.
      2005 toyota sequoia, 1993 300d, 2009 prius, 1984 Volvo 242 turbo intercooler

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      • Good lucl

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        • Apparently, this is where the oil filter lives - tried a bunch of different tools on it and it won't budge - soaking in pb blaster before I get the heat at it! A thorough of a design if you ask me - a 10th of an inch from the actuator, same from the engine mount - unreal. Ordered a remote filter kit and will break the thing off eventually!

          20210118_171138 by V G, Flickr에서

          This bracket that carries the injection leads was missing on mine so ebay to the rescue!

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          Then the last of the parts for a while came in

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          A lot of Kjet stuff off an N/a - some crossover stuff I'll be keeping, should have some n/a kjet stuff up for grabs eventually!

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          Last edited by admredux; 20-01-2021, 02:10 AM.
          2005 toyota sequoia, 1993 300d, 2009 prius, 1984 Volvo 242 turbo intercooler

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          • 20210120_155256 by V G, Flickr에서

            Got my shiny bracket on today - two m8 x1.25 20mm bolts from home depot and assorted nuts and washers later and it's bet onto the block. the bottom bolt was a tough one to go on and the bracket wasn't too happy with the manifold - didn't seem like a factory fit.

            20210120_155502 by V G, Flickr에서

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            Pcv hose goes through it - had to route it without the protective sheath first - then broke the shagging thing, a litte jb welb later it's all set to go on again. Waiting on my rocker cover gasket to come first.

            20210120_162329 by V G, Flickr에서

            Next I had to figure out how to arrange the injector lines.

            20210120_162431 by V G, Flickr에서

            Cleaned up the copper washers - hopefully this will be enough to ensure no leaks!

            20210120_173206 by V G, Flickr에서

            The banjo bolts were looking a little dirty so cleaned them up, then I polished them because I wanted to stay away from the screens after 10hrs on the laptop!

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            Looks prettier than it did at least.

            Eventually got all the injector lines in their respective places - would probably be a good idea to do that pressure test when everything is accessible!

            20210120_183654 by V G, Flickr에서

            And that's it until the rocker gasket arrives!

            I'm putting off the vacuum system procrastination is strong!
            2005 toyota sequoia, 1993 300d, 2009 prius, 1984 Volvo 242 turbo intercooler

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            • 20210120_131938 by V G, Flickr에서

              Daytime shot
              2005 toyota sequoia, 1993 300d, 2009 prius, 1984 Volvo 242 turbo intercooler

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              • 20210121_202611 by V G, on Flickr

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                Couldn't stand looking at the metal

                Rebadging has commenced, not sure if the sides are right for the year but what I got.

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                20210121_192516 by V G, on Flickr

                New gasket - rtv a must apparently - took me some facebook ripping to figure it out - my old one had a full on rtv gasket in the roundy bit

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                Aliexpress's finest came through - ordered 3 months ago !

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                Ten centuries of dremel action and filing later
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                Oh and I think I've figured out how to remove the plasti-dip hood

                20210121_155731 by V G, on Flickr
                2005 toyota sequoia, 1993 300d, 2009 prius, 1984 Volvo 242 turbo intercooler

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                • 20210123_150407 by V G, on Flickr

                  Threw the new wur in there - had to add the vacuum stuff - single strip vs the dual bimetallic version

                  Gave it a quick pressure check by cycling the pumps - seems to be okay it was heading for 70psi before it started pissing out the fittings again so Fingers crossed we're goo d there.

                  20210123_155138 by V G, on Flickr

                  Then I went to the dollar store

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                  It took about 4 hrs total but it looks like a different car now, the plastic surgery before and afters:

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                  I bought this car because of the lack of rust - the interior was toast and the engine an unknown (still is) but man I had no idea the paint under the plastidip was this good!
                  Last edited by admredux; 24-01-2021, 06:39 AM.
                  2005 toyota sequoia, 1993 300d, 2009 prius, 1984 Volvo 242 turbo intercooler

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                  • It looks so much better with the silver BONNET.
                    I don't like the spots on the 124 though !
                    Deadly Dave

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                    • Originally posted by Deadly Dave View Post
                      It looks so much better with the silver BONNET.
                      I don't like the spots on the 124 though !
                      It's gas I'm usually meticulous with the upkeep on the paint on all the cars but I've not touched the pressure washer in about a month. Trying really hard to put the work into the Volvo when it's pleasant to be outside i.e. cold enough to actually work without 25-35 degree heat. The Benz has only been brought out on dry days until yesterday!!!
                      2005 toyota sequoia, 1993 300d, 2009 prius, 1984 Volvo 242 turbo intercooler

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                      • Fair play. That is quite a transformation.

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                        • That makes such a difference. Looks so much better now.
                          https://www.picfair.com/users/MarkT128/

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                          • 20210124_122045 by V G, on Flickr

                            Thanks lads she's looking great in the day time - it''ll look proper once I replace the side trim and repaint all the window trims/mirrors!

                            A lot of little details to be taken care of. Really hoping I can get some time with it this week and hear it run!
                            2005 toyota sequoia, 1993 300d, 2009 prius, 1984 Volvo 242 turbo intercooler

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                            • 20210129_135912 by V G, on Flickr

                              I cleaned up the old plastidip covered headlamps - they were really clean underneath so happy to have some spares - they have a plain black piece instead of the reflector - presumably off a DL?

                              I realised that I had to lacquer the various bits to keep the grease off them - handy having a basketball hoop - perfect spray rig!

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                              Got my oil filter relocation kit - still haven't re-tried removing the old one yet - Was thinking I'd like to get the car started and up to temp with some oil/ engine cleaner in there first, then dump it out and then attach my new fancy remote oil filter kit!

                              20210129_154620 by V G, on Flickr

                              And yes I'm getting it because the stock location sucks ikea meat balls, I'm used to a w124 and it's a piece of cake by comparison.


                              The tedious little bits I'm enjoying a lot - Cheap therapy after burning my eyes out on a laptop all day !

                              20210124_150116 by V G, on Flickr

                              I'm trying to think of waht to do with the wheels - two are black and two silver original, I'm thinking of a few different things.

                              1. Gunmetal - but it's a bit dark on the grey car

                              Screenshot_20210129-164955_Gallery by V G, on Flickr

                              2. Darker centre - reminds me of what people did with amg pentas in the 80's

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                              Nice wheels to whoever threw those images online btw!

                              Failing that I'd love a set of mesh something or others but I'm not cutting the body/fenders for fitment - benz is done like that and it's not for me!

                              If anyone wants some 5x5 rims hit me up just pay ridiculous international shipping! They're et 14 and I do not have adapters but they sure look pretty! With adapters they'll be 1-1.5 inches outside the arches unfortunately.

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                              2005 toyota sequoia, 1993 300d, 2009 prius, 1984 Volvo 242 turbo intercooler

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                              • 20210130_193309 by V G, on Flickr

                                Re-did the pressure test - got to 75 psi then the gas started hissing past the old crush washers - supposed to have a set coming from Mk1 AutoHaus but I'm pretty confident my pressures are ok, hopefully, they arrive soon.

                                So in the meantime, I started looking at the intercooler charge pipes and I didn't like the look of them!

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                                Let's just say it was a pain in the rear, I didn't go mad into the polishing - just a test of concept - I'll eventually go to town once I have a bench grinder I can put a polishing wheel on, this was all done with a harbor freight dremel, a brass wirewheeling, some 600 grit and polish.

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                                A good 10 foot job, don't look too close!

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                                Tomorrow, Oil I got for free from a neighour - great as I'll be dumping it shortly after I start it up and run some engine cleaner through.
                                2005 toyota sequoia, 1993 300d, 2009 prius, 1984 Volvo 242 turbo intercooler

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