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Today I changed the cracked header tank on my 309. It's the infamous "black square" type that is, as expected, discontinued.

The original tank cracked in 2012 after 22 years and 270000 km and I barely found one at the scrap yard.

The "new" one was only 2 years younger but managed to hold for 8 years and 215000 km before cracking at the exact same spot.

In 2012 not knowing how long this used tank would last I also brought a brand new one from Peugeot and looking at the prices for a NOS or aluminium one today that was indeed a pretty good idea.

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This past weekend I was busy with my customers car a 1999 C43 AMG and she’s getting heart transplants! Engine is running great but he wants 5.4L power so he found low milage engine from 2001 E55 AMG.We are still waiting on seals, gaskets and service parts but I was able to replace V/C and intake manifold gaskets. I managed to clean up most of it and I’m hopping to have oil pan switched and cleaned the rest of the engine by Thursday.

Engine bay will be cleaned up this Saturday before we install engine back in.

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This has been the last 6 weeks - 2 weeks Vacation and a whack of evenings and weekend work.

Just need to do some final leveling, and then it’s polymeric sand time to fill gaps.

Hoping after this I can return to garage and car projects!

Rabin

 

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Savo, around me i have a bunch of merc people. They are worse to talk to then subaru folks, they swear that the C36 amg is better and faster then the C43 amg, is there any truth in that. In my opinion there cars are only good for making tire smoke, i've watched them get bit in a straight line by fiesta ST, haha. Is the 1 liter bigger engine worthy upgrade.

 

Rabin, Around the house there is always work to be done, pavers are looking great. I have the opposite problem, i've been working on cars many and need to do some house work, my lower floor bathroom needs new water pipes and fittings, from the looks i'll just end up knocking everything down and starting fresh.

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I was at the track before work with my buddy Derek yesterday and he hit 9’s right of the trailer. New engine/turbo and first run with A/T swap. He needs to learn the car all over now and once power is turned up with 60’ at 1.2’s he will be in eights easily.

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On 7/10/2020 at 1:39 AM, Goce said:

Savo, around me i have a bunch of merc people. They are worse to talk to then subaru folks, they swear that the C36 amg is better and faster then the C43 amg, is there any truth in that. In my opinion there cars are only good for making tire smoke, i've watched them get bit in a straight line by fiesta ST, haha. Is the 1 liter bigger engine worthy upgrade.

 

Rabin, Around the house there is always work to be done, pavers are looking great. I have the opposite problem, i've been working on cars many and need to do some house work, my lower floor bathroom needs new water pipes and fittings, from the looks i'll just end up knocking everything down and starting fresh.

😂 at Subaru comment 🙂

In my opinion C43 is better, it has nicer interior, better electrical components, nicer running engine, better fuel injection and so on... yeah 5.4 makes these cars in to a beast! Perfect power to weight ratio.

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What do you do about traction, factory diff seams to be very loose, i've welded one, that helped but still 1st and 2 gears are useless, no traction.

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