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Re: My GTX

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:53 pm
by caprixpack
Didn't get chance to start the sump job at the weekend, ended up having to visit family :roll:

Anyway had a spare hour this morning so got things rolling.
All the crap out of the way, bit annoying that you have to take the tensioner off but there we go.

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Aircon pump tied up out of the way.

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Sum pins out and in the corresponding holes on the new sump.

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I'll remove the old sump tomorrow if I get time.

Re: My GTX

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:29 pm
by caprixpack
I had some spare time this afternoon so I carried on with the sump swap.
New sump cleaned and ready for sealer.
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Old sump removed.
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New sump fitted, did take a while to remove all the old sealer and clean up the surface though.
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I'll give it overnight to set then refit all the other bits tomorrow.

Re: My GTX

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:36 pm
by caprixpack
Well I couldn't wait and while it's still warm out I carried on, and fitted the air con compressor, boost pipe and other bits.
Hmm must sort that rust out.
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Also while under the thing I noticed the lower engine mount has started to let go. And for the time being I can't be arsed to take the drive shaft out to replace it so filled it with some sikaflex in the hope it will buy some time until it does let go. The socket is there to keep everything central while the stuff sets.
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Re: My GTX

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:06 pm
by caprixpack
Well I think the 600 mile trip over the weekend has finished off the noisy rear wheel bearing, where it used to rumble under heavy cornering and at around 70 mph it now rumbling constantly.
A quick search and phone around found that ECP would get me one for £ 77, and a few if the local motor factors wanted from £80 to over a £100.
Anyway had a search on ebay and came across this.
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£25 with free postage. I've used BRT bearings before and not had a problem even though I believe they are like first-line and just redistribute other brands, just hope it has the correct number of teeth.