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  • Thank you Clive and Roger ... usually i use Autoglym ultra deep shine which is for darker colours but on this occasion I thought I would try the Poorboys my neighbour was happy to let me sample and i got to admit it did make the paint work sparkle, btw i also bought some Autobrite products at the Vboa show so i will be giving them a try in the near future.

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    • Time to update before i forget, Mot was due last month safe to say the Champ passed a clean bill of health for another year, only covered 472 miles last year in total need to really start to use her a bit more.


      My nephew got married over the weekend he had requested to me a few days before i come in the Champ i didn't really want to go in the Champ because it had a very slight leak from the exhaust down pipe and i couldn't be bothered to fix it but at the same time i couldn't really let him down so i manned it up and had to sort it out!! I headed to my cousin Ash's garage and asked if i could use the ramp, up in the air after i removed the front Zender splitter.


      The exhaust was blowing from the turbo to down pipe the gasket had got ever so slightly damaged at the very bottom the 2 bottom bolts had work themselves loose and under pressure the gasket had split in 2 and had started to blow, the 2 bottom 11mm bolts were not playing nicely access was tight, the top 4 bolts were easy to undo after a bit of swearing twisting the arm and flicking the wrist all the bolts were undone thank-f**k


      Unfortunately i didn't have a spare gasket so i rang Mark Dobson and was advised to go to Halfords and buy a tube of Loctite SI5990 Silicone Gasket Maker for a temporary fix until i can source and order a couple of new gaskets,


      After i had removed the gasket i opened it up and cleaned that up from the center i then added some Loctite SI5990 on the inside of one of the layers of the gasket evenly then placed the other side on top and sandwiched the SI5990 in between both parts of the gasket left that to set for a short while then put a smear of SI5990 on both outer surface's got it into position and tightened everything up started the car up and left it on tick-over whilst i checked for any leaks, well pleased with the result i switched her off and let it cool off i put away the tools i borrowed and got cleaned up then set off home to clean the Champ for the evening function.

      Champ at home with the front Zender back on after a very quick clean,


      Looking a bit lost between the Mercedes S-Class & the Audi Q7,


      And a random pic i had taken a couple of weeks ago,

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      • Congratulations on a clear pass and no advisories with the MOT Terie.
        Great to see the car making a star appearance at a family wedding too.

        I remember recently seeing an original mini parked next to a range rover in a car park and the roof of the mini was in line with the door mirror of the Range Rover. Looked crazy but looking at your GTE in the picture between the Merc and Q7 it just goes to show how much cars have grown in size over the last 25 years. Almost crazy proportions now. No wonder people cant park these days!!. In terms of nose to tail dimensions the new Corsa is actually longer than the Mk2 Astra !!!!

        Your car is stunning mate great update.

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        • Thanks for the compliments Clive

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          • why are there two different headlight levelling switches.

            WHY! ?

            i like the boss grills in the bumper !

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            • Originally posted by DarrenH View Post
              why are there two different headlight levelling switches.

              WHY! ?

              i like the boss grills in the bumper !
              Darren there are 2 different headlight leveling switch's because the 1st one i bought with the letters DN was a ebay impulse buy i never checked the epc to see which switch i would need i actually thought any early type headlight switch would work all the way throughout the earlier Vauxhall range until i fitted it and realized that it was not functioning correctly maybe it was faulty im not sure but one thing for sure it did't work on my set up so after doing a search i found the DN switch was for the Calibra; part number 90356586, http://ecat24.com/opel/catalog/part/...826,4824,4829/,
              i remembered Gary Malia had also fitted the leveling kit so i rang him and after speaking with him he advised to go for the switch with DF ident part number 90270514 used on the Corsa B, he sent me a picture of the part numbers on the side of the switch and i found that this DF switch also had the part number 90346276 stamped on the side along with some others, part number
              90346276 is the actual part required for the Kadett e/ astra mk2 but is NLS (no longer serviced) http://ecat24.com/opel/catalog/part/...95/2298/22990/, i did a search on ebay and found a NOS (new old stock) DF
              90270514 and bought it fitted it and it works a treat everything works as it should.

              The boss grills are my 2nd set!! the 1st set i had back in 2011 my original painter wouldn't fit them for me because they were fiber glass copies and needed some work to get them fitted so a chap in a silk violet gte16v said he wanted them so a deal was struck,, last year 2 sets of boss grills came up for sale with the brake ducts from SA so i bought a pair btw these weren't cheap.





              brake ducts not fitted i will get round to them at some point though.

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              • lovely motor mate , what inter cooler you running ?

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                • Originally posted by brooner22 View Post
                  lovely motor mate , what inter cooler you running ?
                  Cheers mate... the intercooler is from a td5 fits very very well and is equivalent to a frontera intercooler, I'm going to be changing the whole set up very soon so c20let engine and all boost pipes and intercooler set up will be up for grabs.

                  EBay link to intercooler currently fitted..

                  https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F322354521633

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                  • cheers for that Information mate , Yeah the inter cooler i have is to Big for my liking as had to cut the cross member a little bit which i don`t like . Why you changing the whole set up ? can easily sell me the whole car ha ha ha

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                    • Originally posted by brooner22 View Post
                      cheers for that Information mate , Yeah the inter cooler i have is to Big for my liking as had to cut the cross member a little bit which i don`t like . Why you changing the whole set up ? can easily sell me the whole car ha ha ha
                      20k it' yours lol....

                      Its running eds ph2 atm and would like to add a bit more power hence forged upgrade and Emerald k6 ecu.

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