Elizabeth's 2.0 SX

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Re: Elizabeth's 2.0 SX

Post by captainhaddock » Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:29 pm

Thanks Robert!
Well I have changed the wiring loom and motor over. But not before putting a new stainless steel wire from E-croft (£15) in it because the original one was frayed.
It was one of those days that everything needed doing twice but at least that is sorted again. Now on to the next problem.

Exhaust...noisy. So I thought well let's see where it is leaking just one month before the MOT of course. Strangely, it doesn't seem blow but it makes a rumbling noise from the cat area.

I know catalytic converters do rust and can fail, but could this be one of the symptoms? Can they fail internally like an exhaust box? I have to have a good look under the car first but the window regulator took me more time than anitcipated. Mainly due to a non connecting plug which had me taking off the door panel twice again but all good now.

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Re: Elizabeth's 2.0 SX

Post by Dieselman » Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:19 pm

The Cat honeycomb is coming loose in the casing. The risk is it could slide backwards and block the exit tube. One fix is to screw a short self tapper through the casing.
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Re: Elizabeth's 2.0 SX

Post by captainhaddock » Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:43 pm

Thanks but I think I got if fixed for now, it wasn't the cat but the middle damper that I patched up.

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Re: Elizabeth's 2.0 SX

Post by captainhaddock » Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:46 pm

Serviced the car prior to the National Car test next week. Can't find much wrong with this car again.

Whilst checking the camshaft pulley I did however notice cracks in the auxilary belt. That's easy to replace but I do wonder why this Gates belt, perishes quicker than it's predecessor of the same make (even similar numbers on it) that did more miles and shows no cracks whatsoever??? Very odd.
I don't really know how often one should change these belts so I'll have that done on top of the steering rack gaiters. I hope they will outlive the car :)

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Re: Elizabeth's 2.0 SX

Post by captainhaddock » Tue Jan 06, 2015 6:25 pm

Another NCT which this car flew through.....

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Good car, that one!

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Even had the garden hose out to wash her down for the occasion.

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Re: Elizabeth's 2.0 SX

Post by russ92xmsed » Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:16 pm

:D Well done. Good looking car that.
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Re: Elizabeth's 2.0 SX

Post by robert_e_smart » Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:30 pm

Do you go out in the morning Jaap with the key fob to see which lights flash before approaching your identical pair of xms!?😉 congrats on the NCT😃
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Re: Elizabeth's 2.0 SX

Post by captainhaddock » Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:54 pm

Thanks Robert. Don't tell anyone and keep this a secret :) but we never lock any of those cars at home :) Who wants an XM in Mayo and who, dares to challenge our guard dog). Besides, one of the two usually sleeps indoors.

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Re: Elizabeth's 2.0 SX

Post by Dean » Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:57 pm

Lovely looking car and nice result on the nct.

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Re: Elizabeth's 2.0 SX

Post by Dieselman » Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:09 pm

captainhaddock wrote: Don't tell anyone and keep this a secret :) but we never lock any of those cars at home :)
Ok. We won't tell...
92 2.1SED M.RP5740 ECZ Sable Phenicien
92 3.0 V6-24.Rp 5713 EXY Black
92 2.1SD M.RP 5685 ENT Blue Sideral
Prev
90 2.1SD M.RP 5049 EJV Mandarin
92 2.1SD A.RP 5698 EJV Mandarin
94 2.1SD A.RP 6218 ERT Triton Green
91 2.0SI M.RP 5187 EWT White

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