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91MR2

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  1. Applied the chassis saver over the last couple days to all areas needing treated, specifically the bottoms and insides of the drivers side doors and the driver's front door sill area. For whatever reason, there were some areas of bubbled paint, but after scraping/grinding it all away, the metal was still solid (no holes). After applying the chassis saver, I then went another step and sprayed a rustoleum inhibitor over the top. I think this should keep the rust away for the rest of my life at least, given the use these cars all see now (nice weather only, and about 500 miles a year)...

     

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  2. Hey guys, been a bit...

    Re. the red car, got the injectors out and cleaned them, re-installed them, fired right up and nothing leaking now, so that's a good start. Still need to install the new driver's side front brake hose and want to service the rear calipers, but that's for another day...

    Re. the SW, finally getting ready to have a little paintwork done. Started today by scraping some rusty scale of the bottom of the hatch, as well as the driver's side doors. Fortunately the car is very solid, so this is a very basic cleanup and respray of the damaged areas, unlike the red car which needed some more invasive surgery...

    Stay tuned...

  3. Boy, I hope someone still reads this forum, it seems pretty dead these days...

    Got the coolant topped back up finally today, after doing the timing belt and water pump over a month ago. When I had to move the car for the first time in a long time today, I remembered that the car didn't take all the coolant back down when I went to refill after those jobs, so was a good excuse to pick up one of these fill kits today. Took about 15 minutes total, glad I bought the kit after all these years of struggling with just long funnels...

    In other news, while monitoring the coolant going down, I noticed that one of the injectors started leaking, but I planned to pull them all for ultrasonic cleaning anyways, so more fun to come...

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  4. Happy Holidays gentlemen. Started on the tune up stuff on the red car before the holidays, hoping to get back on it in the new year once I'm back in town. Work included is new VCG, plugs/cap/rotor/wires. Also rebuilding the front calipers (had to really heat up the bleeder and hose screw big time to get them to break free) with new brake hoses and fresh bleed throughout. Will update once done...

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  5. Hey guys, work resumed on the red car today, found a few issues...

    For starters, the cap and rotor don't look too great, so likely going to order those, although might just clean them up a little first and see how they look/work. New plugs will be going in for sure. Wires look fine/newer.

    Next up, upon pulling out the plugs, we found them to be a little wet, so off came the valve cover to clean all that up and prepare to reseal. The gasket looks good, just some bad/wrong sealant was used.

    Finally, an effort to un-stick the front passenger caliper led to another fun finding, an ever so slightly leaking brake hose. So I just order 2 new front brake hoses, as well as 2 front caliper rebuild kits to be safe.

    Let the fun continue... 

  6. Happy thanksgiving to everyone. We got the timing belt and water pump done, and now everything else is buttoned up. Car fired right up, so that’s encouraging. Found a few other little things that will need tending to, one example being that the breather hose looks pretty perished, also going to pull the plugs cap and wires and refresh all that as well. Little things can go along way…

  7. SRDT, thanks for posting that, but I had fortunately found that link years ago. It kind of helped, but with the engine still in the car, it obviously changes the scope, ha. Either way, we got the job done, made some square pins for the tensioners, but they proved to be useless due to space constraints. Breaker bars turned out to be the best tool to move the tensioners appropriately. Serpentine belt goes back on tomorrow, as well as the buttoning up of everything else...

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  8. Hey guys, now that summer has come and went and we are settling into fall, it's back to more Peugeot stuff for a bit. Had a nice driving season, especially with the new Esprit acquisition, but we are about to get cracking on some much needed attention to the mechanicals of the red car. To do list items are the timing belt / tensioner / water pump, and whatever else we run into, which I'm sure will be a lot. While much attention has/had been given to the car's cosmetics, I haven't done too deep of a dive on anything mechanical, save for changing the oil and gear oil. The car will be going on the lift next week, so updates will follow...

  9. Hey guys, have had a bit of a break from the Peugeots this summer, as I picked up another Lotus recently. Very nice conditioned 1994 Esprit S4, purchased from a friend. I had considered another Esprit back in the fall, but thankfully it didn't work out or else this one would have been a tough acquisition. This is also a much better car than that one was. Very pleased with it so far...

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  10. Thanks guys, it was a lot of effort to get it to this point, but well worth it. A friend of mine joked that it was a labor of love, and I quickly replied that he should also consider the amount of hate involved as well…

    Jokes aside, as you all know, bringing a car from the state it was in to where it is now can be very consuming, especially when you’re trying to do everything correctly. Now onto some of the deferred maintenance items…

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