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  • [Corsa B 1993-2000] Corsa B 1.5 TD

    Well I've had this Corsa for a month give or take.

    I knew it needed some work, at first I thought it was just the brakes that needed attention. Then my mate found a a big hole in the rear beam, not good! And it needs a alternator and battery.

    Just going to stick the battery from the cav on the it when it get scrapped at the end of the month.

    Bought a good beam and got that on today along with some braided rear hoses and power flex rear bushes. The brakes still need bleeding but that should be done tomorrow after work.

    Did a little scrappy run last weekend got a dark parcel shelf, tigra scuttle and a sport airbox as mine is broken.
    The weekend before I bought some lowering shocks and springs, the rears were put on when the beam was changed.

    that's pretty much it for now, will get some up to date photos tomorrow if I remember, but for now here's the images from when the car was advertised.










  • #2
    I sometimes miss mines. When i had it, i always wanted a black 3 door as well.
    Is that the 1.7TD cav you're scrapping?

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    • #3
      no its a 1.8 hatch, its a really shed...
      its a half arsed rat look. the car wasn't in a very good state when i got it, but it was free. I've given it hell pretty much everyday and it doesn't miss a beat.
      only done 198,500 miles haha
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      • #4
        beams on, brakes bled, new alternator on 'what a tw*t of a job!'

        the wiper linkage was goosed so thats been changed, heater motor was stuck but it seems to be working fine now.

        so its booked in for its mot tomorrow, so fingers crossed all goes well!

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        • #5
          had its mot and its...... failed. ha.

          not on much considering its been stood a while. needs tyres are there all different sizes for some reason. front calliper is seized and theres a brake fluid leak.
          hopefully for the brakes the pipes just need tightening up as they were done before the mot.

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          • #6
            Great to see another 1.5 TD around. The interior looks rather nice. Any plans for it?

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            • #7
              thanks, interior is mint bar the steering wheel. inside im happy with, as for the out side lowering, wheels tidy it up and maybe some splitters skirts ect... see what happens.

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              • #8
                Those wheel look like 15"? How is the Corsa behaving with big wheels and low profile tires?

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                • #9
                  yeah there 15", but I dunno yet not driven it far with them on. but ive had 15's on my old corsa with 195 45 or 50 tyres and it was fine didnt feel any different

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                  • #10
                    We are similar you know, I also had a Cavalier, sold it 2 years ago when I bought a Golf MK4. My Cavy was in mint condition though, I really loved that car, it was so very reliable and simple to maintain.

                    I am driving my Corsa on the factory recomended: 165/70/13. I have found out in the past that going to bigger dimensions will cause your car perform like....the same way you would perform if you run wearing sneakers 3 sizes larger than usual ) The steering wheel will become very heavy and the car will understeer stupendously and whole car will feel heavy and will want to go only in a straight line.

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                    • #11
                      Why, the battery on your car is located on a different location. Mine is located at upper left corner. See this picture (not my car on the picture)

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                      • #12
                        strange never seen a corsa b with the battery there. Nova's had them there, unless its a really early model?

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                        • #13
                          Dieselpower is your car left hand drive? It looks like the one in the picture above is left hand drive because the brake servo is on the opposite side of where mines used to be and that's why the battery is in a different location.

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                          • #14
                            Yap, I am a lefty

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                            • #15
                              Lowering springs and shocks are on and the front braided hoses.
                              Cars going in for its retest tomorrow, fingers crossed!

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