Project 338

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  1. dablk

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    Nice colour.

    Can rem how bad the inner ones where.. I can just remember the steering rack ones are worse. With with the subframe in the car.



    Just make sure you get the correct ones. Lots of miss information out there as the cup/trophy arm was thicker.
     
  2. dablk

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    Ahh I think the issue is compressing te clamp around the new inner bush enough to be able to get the bolt in.
     
  3. DaveS

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    2018 UPDATE

    Evening all. Well we’ve been busy with a bit of a winter refresh under bonnet. Started by removing all the alloy parts - upper inlet, engine mount, alternator bracket and brace bar and fuel rail protector and sent them off to be vapour blasted. Whilst they were away we’ve cleaned up everything as best we could and given the block a coat of hammerite. We also fitted a new sent of genuine plugs.

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    We then finally fitted an new front grill. Unfortunately I have only been able to track down the battery decal and not the one on the left. My graphics lady can reproduce but at around £300 I think I will struggle to break even - there can’t be that many people who want to buy one now they are NLA from Renault. Scanning an original is a possibility if anyone would lend me one?

    All finished for now and back on the road with a fresh MOT - only done 3025 miles in the year.

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  4. Greatwhyte

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    Awesome work.

    I can recommend a sticker guy called pukkar design he has done some BMW stickers for me and is excellent.


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  5. Trophy77

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    Looks great, really nice job. Giving the engine block a clean and coat of paint is also on our list of things to do.
     
  6. DaveS

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    Decided it was time to upgrade the exhaust - not a cheap job. Unless that is you come across someone selling one second hand. Came across this Milltek resonated (quieter) cat back system for £75.....

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    Aside from the centre box being a little dented all looks good with no repairs and all welds look good.

    After setting to with a metal polishing wheel, power drill and a tube of Autosol, and a fair amount of blood, sweat and skin I have now got this..

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    Still a little bit of work to finish it off but not too bad I think.

    I’ve bought some new Milltek clamps, front hanger and cat to system bracket.

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    Question is what rear hangers should I go for, Stick with what I have, Renew to standard, upgraded, or put a set of Powerflex poly inserts in? Also when fitting should I use a little exhaust assembly paste between the cat and the new pipe?

    Advice would be welcome.

    Dave
     
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    I have would got with the power flex mounts
     
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    Not cheap, much stronger, look like this..........

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  9. DaveS

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    Well that went well......

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    Really enjoyable read, hats off for the work done so far! Excellent detail.

    One question, apologies if I missed it, how/what did you use to clean the seatbelt? Product and method?
     
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    Thanks - it’s been a labour of love.

    There are various methods. The one I used was to fully extend the seat belt and then put a peg on it so it can’t recoil back. I then got a bucket of hot water with a household pre- wash powder in it. Depending on your situation you can put this on the front seat or on box outside.I put the set belt in it over night. The following day I then gently scrubbed it wth a soft nail brush. For any hard to remove stains ( you will be surprised how much the pre- wash brings out) I used a car interior shampoo. Once I was happy I then rinsed them and let them dry. As you will have read I was lucky to have access to a dehumidifier and so they were dry in under 1 hour.

    Another method is to pull the seat belt out fully, take it outside the car and close the door trapping it to stop it recoiling. Then use a jet wash.
     
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    Thanks for the reply, I'll give one of those methods a go, thanks!
     

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