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    Tomush's Corsa C 1.7 DTi 110Bhp Project

    Here we go, my new car. Finally found one in the spec that I wanted and so, here it is!

    It's a Corsa C 1.7 DTi SXi 5 door

    Haven't got many pictures so far but will most likely upload more later on in the week.





    The car is in pretty good condition mechanically, no real problems there. Just needs the passenger side rear door to be fixed (doesn't remote lock with key, have to manually lock it).

    The exterior has no dents but has lots of little scratches but I will be sorting this soon, got some paste for it.

    Interior is umm.. Quite dirty. Didn't have a CD player but I'm getting one for it soon anyway. The passenger side door handle had broken off but is fixed back on now.

    Short term interior plans:
    Clean upholstery
    Check rear seat lower bench as insecure (mot advisory)
    Sort door handle out
    Date screen bulb out
    Door lock not locking
    Sort out keys

    Short term exterior plans
    Scuttle panel cracked
    Polish and remove scratches
    Astra SRi Alloys
    Different backbox
    Front wheel arch coming off a little
    Side skirt coming off a little too

    Long term plans:
    Sony CD player
    Boot lock
    Angel eye Headlights
    Exhaust
    Decat
    Coilovers?
    Facelift front bumper
    Rear facelift bumper
    Corsa c exclusiv side skirts

    I know it's a dirty diesel but I'll be doing quite a lot of long driving and need the economy

    Thanks for looking and thoughts welcome!

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    Looks a nice clean base! Plans sound good to.

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    Not really a massive update but I got bored so decided to clean the engine bay. Came out pretty well even though I just used wet wipes

    Before:



    After:


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    Will have to bear with me as I am transfering my project over from AllCorsa. So what I say in some posts may seem like I'm talking to someone haha.

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    UPDATE:

    Managed to get my hands on the Astra SRi alloys that I wanted, here is a pic:



    Paid nearly nothing for them, should be fitting them when home from work tonight.

    Just gotta check one of the tyres as it has a piece of rubber that has come off (I presume while kerbing)

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    Alloys fitted, look absolutely lovely on the car. Will upload pics tomorrow when the weather is better.

    Exhaust ordered, hopefully fitting Saturday. Can't seem to get the current backbox off though proving to be a right **** to get off.

    In the near future I will be getting a decat and full stainless exhaust system. Then later on in the summer, depending on funds, I'm looking to getting a torquetronix remap. I've heard they can get up too 110bhp out of these with no mods so should be able to get a few extra with the exhaust system.

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    Here are some pictures of the alloys as promised:





    Front alloy in the second picture is the only one with kurbing and the other front has some bubble on it. Will be repairing one day soon, just couldn't wait to put them on my car :P

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    Right, researching into the remap.

    Emailed the Facebook page for torquetronix and got a quote on my car. 200+VAT so 240 all in for a 35hp increase. Which will bring it up to the 110hp that I was hoping to achieve.

    Not a bad price really? Seen other places which will get it to 97bhp but they cost from 299 so this is cheaper but provides much better figures! Will start saving the pennies for the summer

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    Slight update

    Car threw two fault codes at me yesterday and today.

    P0370 something to do with the camshaft sensor but this turns off when the engine us running so don't think it is anything bad

    P0704 Clutch Switch Input Circuit High Input C-16 - now this is a co fusing one, something to do with the clutch switch? Apparently that's to do with cruise control but I'm pretty sure my car does not have that so a little confused about it and this comes on after driving on a main road or at higher than 40mph speeds and doesn't go off until I turn the engine off and back on again. Don't think it is anything bad but will try to get it sorted soon as just feel weary about it on my dials.

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    Received my boost gauge from madmark on here today, looks nice. Will most likely mounting it in one of the heating vents on the dash soon when I get the 52mm adapter


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    Wind deflectors arrived in the post today, team heko's!


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    Fitted my wind deflectors this evening, here are some pictures with the sun setting in the background







    Thoughts always appreciated

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    UPDATE:

    Fitted new backbox, took over 2 hours to remove the old one as it was basically ceased onto the pipe but yes it is on!

    Got to get an exhaust clamp as its rattling and for some reason the bore of the backbox is slightly bigger than the pipe to the cat. Will be getting one from Halfrauds after work today.

    On the plus side, I'm really impressed with the difference in noise that JUST the backbox was able to achieve, a much deeper hollow sound. Turbo seems to make a tsss noise more at high RPM too which sounds good as well

    I've got videos of the old backbox and the car with no backbox which shows a diesel with no backbox.

    Will be recording the sound of the new backbox once i have the clamp fitted.

    Videos up soon!

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    Video of standard backbox

    Stupid YouTube used image stabilization on this video so it seemes to float, but its the audio that matters and was recorded on my iPad

    - - - Updated - - -

    Video of backbox removed

    YouTube did not mess about with my video but this demonstrates what no backbox sounds like on a diesel. Not much difference really, just a little deeper

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    Made the best of my day off by cleaning the car and sorting the exhaust out.

    Also got my hands on a Sony stereo from Halfords for 59.99 reduced for one day only from 199.99! So I'm pleased, good features and sounds great too with its 4 built in amps.

    Stereo



    Exhaust







    Had to seal the exhaust up as it blew a little bit as the exhaust bore was a little different but easy fix.

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    As for the decat, I'm just looking for a decat pipe and once I get one it'll go straight on.

    Before the remap, couple things to sort:

    Rocker cover gasket needs replacing, very slow oil leak coming out of it but its not fresh so not a massive problem. Just want to sort it before adding an extra 35bhp.

    My mate said something about the engine mount bush has gone and apparently that's a common fault causing the engine to judder when changing gears so want to get that sorted too

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    Decided what I want to do with the front of the car, going to be purchasing a facelift front bumper and smoothing it out e.g. The rubber parts and possible the fog lights but not sure yet as I like front fog lights. In the future will get a facelift rear bumper and smooth that too.

    Saw a corsa c exclusiv the other day and it had different side skirts that looked really nice, going to see if I can get my hands on something similar as the grey/black skirts which are standard don't look too nice

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    Here we have an update (of sorts)

    Carbon wrapped hazard switch







    Thoughts welcome.

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    Quite a big update, after months of traweling through the interwebs trying to find the exact bumper that I wanted to get, I finally got! Lost loads of bids on other bumpers at prices exceeding 200. Found this one which was only 10 miles down the road and paid 100! Okay, it's a bit worse for wear but I'm so chuffed I finally got it. Needs a respray and a clean up but what second hand parts don't need that!?

    Anyway, here are some pictures!







    As always, opinions/thoughts and ideas welcome!

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    Little update, got a K&N panel filter. Considering my old filter was full of **** the car runs smooth now and a little more responsive, turbo spools up faster.

    Comparison between new and old:


    Also, derestricted the airbox too

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