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    Black Corsa SXI 1.2 Petrol

    Sellers Images/First day home








    Planned Work
    * = Completed

    Maintenance/Repair
    * Air filter
    * Fuel Filter
    * Spark Plugs
    * Oil Filter & Change after I've done 1000 in current fresh but "town driven" oil
    * Magnetic Sump plug if it doesnt have one as standard
    - Check Gearbox oil
    * Replace spring
    * Replace Aux Belt
    - Repair Outside temp sensor/loom
    * Replace Droplinks
    * Replace Track Rod Ends
    - Fix Exhaust Blow
    - Derust Exhaust
    - derust springs, mounts and track rods then spray/paint.
    - derust and paint brakes
    * Tracking
    * Wheel balance
    * Coolant leak - K Seal



    Interior:
    * Add missing coin holder in Centre Console AshTray
    - Repair Passenger side storage tray missing (Although actually shown in pictures).
    * Replace parcel shelf pin (one damaged)
    * Full Interior Valet (Polish, fabric cleaner etc)
    * Aftermarket Stereo from other car
    * LED Interior conversion - Half done
    * REMOVE GOD AWFUL SMELL OF DOG
    * New OEM pedal rubbers
    * Tailored black carpets
    * Tax disc holder

    Exterior:
    - Clean,Clay,Polish,Wax
    - Odd scratch repair
    - Remove white paint flakes
    * Tighten rear bumper, has a bit of flex
    * Wind deflectors
    - Clean Alloys, some bubble on alloys and some scratches but no deep marks.
    * Reg Plate LED's/Reg Plate surround
    * Pressed plates (non GB)

    Currently
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    Now to go through all that hassle of stereo swapping again :P
    [CENTER][FONT=arial black][URL="https://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-builds/340-my-white-x10xe-corsa-b-project.html"][COLOR=#0000ff]My Corsa B X10XE Project[/COLOR][/URL][/FONT][/CENTER]

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    lol dont remind me. Its not that bad but I dont want to rush and damage interior- only reason I have not done it is due to time - Im at work.

    Im hoping the whole kit will fit albiet the facia will not be silver.

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    Using the ad photos for now. Added some plans - nothing exciting, love how it looks as it is. Most of what I wanted to do with last car comes as standard with this.

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    Guess what broke down already.

    My cover doesn't kick in until tomorrow when I was going to make this my main car on my policy. Because of that im 160 lighter, the only good thing is that it got fixed.

    The jubilee clip on the fuel filter had snapped.

    I was driving and suddenly started losing power, around 8pm. Got stuck on A19. Thanks to above jubilee clip which we worked out with recovery guy when I get it home, I was losing fuel from the filter and this was the cause.

    Safe to say I'm wounded, but I feel better than when sat by the road side for near enough 2 hours thinking I'd be ****ed over. The "service" this car has had doesn't fill me with confidence.

    Going to use my Haynes and check it all over, needs an oil change as its tappy (comes and goes).


    Need to sell my old car, been offered 500 and I think I will take it.
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    Hopefully selling old car today and done a shift swap as I'm still quite ill and got insurance/car to sort. Just got old one ready for sale. And now doing a few LEDs in new car and hopefully get my stereo fitted.

    Will be taking my brand new filter out the old and swap them over.

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    Better be coming Trax
    [CENTER]Understeer: when you hit the wall with the front of the car.
    Oversteer: when you hit the wall with the back of the car.
    Horsepower: how fast you hit the wall.
    Torque: how far you take the wall with you.[/CENTER]

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    No Trax for me

    - Offside front tyre replaced as mine was damaged.
    - Service Done , oil wasn't done as part of last service and the filter was falling to bits.
    - Cleaned top end of throttle body.

    Is sounding a lot better, but emissions light came on for a bit but I think that's because I got some WD40 in the throttle body. Its gone now and seems to run fine.

    A corroded spring shows up as an advisory on pre-sale MOT which will need doing and I sometimes get a knock in the steering when I turn but not always, coolant tank breather pipe lets out steam a little and exhaust has a slight blow between the two sections. So few minor things to do service wise and a few weeks on the road before I'll be happy/confident its in tip top shape again.

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    - Stereo / Mic Fitted also with old Facia, Black/Silver is a bit weird but its in and its nice.
    - MFD LED Changed to Blue
    - Boot/Plate/Interior Light to White LED
    - Plate surrounds from old car swapped over (More sturdy as new car just had rear plate stuck on).
    -flat BOSCH wiper blades fitted
    -replaced airbox /filter new Bosch filter.

    Actually think air con doesn't work , don't need it but will look into it once rest is done.
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    Sometimes I don't think accelerating is as smooth as it should, but Its only had a mile or so put through it since cleaning throttle body and service.

    - Concerned I may be losing gearbox oil as saw a bit of grease underneath there (So check Gear Box oil to do).
    - Now I have my sense of smell back I can smell dog with the windows shut and it makes me bork - (Dog Smell to remove)
    - Tracking (For the hell of it)
    - Coolant breather replacement
    - Corroded Spring replacement
    - Investigate steering "knock"
    - Investigate wheel squeak

    Want some OEM pedal rubbers also.
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    Nothing from that list stops you driving it

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    Nice car shaggy like the fact you have no ABS too, as it's a pain in the ass with rear drums

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    That is one tidy engine bay.

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    Im working so that stops me from driving it to trax (was meant to be off this weekend but had to swap shifts due to illness).

    Aye they are just minor things to sort now, the breakdown although a pain for fuel leak at least was a minor fail of a jubilee clip.

    I thought I had ABS in the last car & this? But what makes you think it doesnt have ABS or not?

    Bay is nice and clean yes, has a dodgy breather on coolant so losing some via steam but should be easy enough to fix, and a spring to sort. ** Edited previous list to contain these **
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy View Post
    Im working so that stops me from driving it to trax (was meant to be off this weekend but had to swap shifts due to illness).

    Aye they are just minor things to sort now, the breakdown although a pain for fuel leak at least was a minor fail of a jubilee clip.

    I thought I had ABS in the last car & this? But what makes you think it doesn't have ABS or not?Bay is nice and clean yes, has a dodgy breather on coolant so losing some via steam but should be easy enough to fix, and a spring to sort. ** Edited previous list to contain these **
    Where your coolant bottle is...., the green painted pipes (Brake pipes) go into that small brake chamber it would be something like this if ABS:

    Black Corsa SXI 1.2 Petrol-corsaabs.jpg

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    Ah, still think it came up as included with car specs in manual though.

    Maybe I am thinking of Anti Lock Braking, which I did have when I slammed brakes on, thought that was ABS when it shudders on/off to prevent skid?

    Had that in last corsa and still didnt have that box?
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    Nice night drive from York. No problems. Odd judder I think from a dodgy spring and coolant looks a bit lower. Need to replace that breather asap if that's where it's losing it. Only hisses when flexed but will probably be losing it while in motion I would have thought.

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    Thought I would post up the condition of the alloys - they need a bit of work and unsure what/how to do with them to get them like new!



    Most of the black is muck to be fair.

    Some of the bubble shown below and isnt on every wheel/arch.




    Any tips of restoration of these?

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    Finally sorted LEDs for interior today. Anyone know what's going on with the Speedo ... Weird green mark or shadow ?

    Was a bulb extra in there labeled 4 not sure what's it's for.









    And my converted switch to save buying another
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    Looks good mate, I found same issue turned out on mine there was manufacturer's tape over a none used bulb slot so fitted extra bulb and sorted it.

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