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  • [Corsa B 1993-2000] Arden Blue Corsa B Sport

    My project build thread:
    https://www.thecorsa.co.uk/forum/gen...-corsa-b-sport
    Upper class valeting - valeting + detailing services:
    https://www.thecorsa.co.uk/forum/vxr...ailing-sevices

  • #2
    Started to lay down down some primer on the car after I rubbed down with wet and dry 800, here's how it's looking:



    Had a look this morning and its cracked over night on the side any suggestions?


    And here's the paint I'm using:



    Re-rubbed down the splitter and applied 4 coats of primer here's how it looks, crack has gone now .


    Test fitted it earlier just to have a Ganda at how it looks an I love it .



    Got a head light out at the moment the earth spade has snapped off my angel eyes so got to get that sorted tomorrow.

    Second coat on and it decide to rain so put it on hold for now



    I've used 300mil 2x Tin of primer equaling to 6 coats. And 2x 300 mill Tins of blue paint equaling 6 coats

    Previous pics were of 2 coats now its had 6 and Here's how it's looking now:


    Just needs to have a clear coat now and hopefully be on by next week then .

    Headlight has also been fixed, the terminal had snapped (spade connection) so that's been replaced and its all working sweet again .

    Quick update again, applied 5 coats of clear this morning so leave that for 24 hours now and get it polished and on by Monday



    Here's a sneak peak .



    Done oil change on her today, she had like a litre and a half of oil... That's it! So dropped it and changed it and she's running a lot better now.

    Only down thing is the oil cap on the rocker cover is lose and it's slowly leaking oil.... So need to replace that now.

    Little update guys.

    Have had to order front camber bolts due to the person who originally lowered the car not putting in camber bolts resulting in the inside edge of my tires looking like racing slicks...

    So ordered these:
    http://www.lmfvauxhall.co.uk/Camber-Adjustment-Corsa-B/

    So wait for these now, get them fitted get the car tracked and get some new tread put on.

    Receives the camber adjust bolts and got them fitted, knew my tyres couldn't take much more... And I was rite...


    So the car now sits on a steel wheel with the outside wall slightly warn down...


    So Monday I'm having two new tyres put on an tracking done and alignment done.

    Put the bolts on as it says to put them in to adjust the camber.

    My project build thread:
    https://www.thecorsa.co.uk/forum/gen...-corsa-b-sport
    Upper class valeting - valeting + detailing services:
    https://www.thecorsa.co.uk/forum/vxr...ailing-sevices

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    • #3
      I've established that the Car park camera can't read my reg its to low....lol



      Spent yesterday afternoon giving the car a once over, was filthy covered in tar along the bottom. Sadly my bumper care and tyre slick has run out so that let's it down but never the less she's gleaning.


      Give my mrs civic a once over while I was at it to, can see it hiding behind mine lol.....Going to attempt to put my splitter on today chaps so will keep you guys updated .

      Ok so yesterday I discovered oil seal stem valves are out I put in 4 litres of oil last week an it's gone. Took out the plugs and they had oil on them to...



      Now the car has been fine all day until I took the plugs out... Since then it's like a miss-fire has began all though its fine through the rev range, but when your driving it its got a serious lack of power and acts like its missing. So off to the garage for a diagnostics it went..

      picked her up about an hour or so ago and as follows:

      Cracked spark plug in cylinder 3
      wrong plugs, they're out of a golf
      One of my Ignition leads is split
      oil seal rings have gone
      piston rings need doing

      So i put 4 new plugs in, will sort leads Thursday and the rest will hafta wait util i come back from Ibiza end of the month, and the head gasket is fine as is the coil pack .

      And here's the culprit:


      On a more positive note I've fitted my splitter.

      Weathers lovely decided to take some pics of the car with the splitter on while I was on my way home.


      And the ground clearance is fine even though its lowered 80+ mil



      Here's a few more . Gelled the plastics and slicked the tyres plus a little polish to .



      I'm well happy with the splitter and I've had some great feedback on it tonight. Here's a pic or two from tonight's meet with my car club



      So yesterday I found I was loosing water and my engine bay was covered in muck my Engine looks like this:

      Engine temp was rite up and had steam coming out my bonnet from it on the rocker cover from where its hot... I also Found my fuel tank vent valve hanging lose:


      My coolant is empty to so obviously I've got a leak...so after a bit of inspecting i Found the problem,The pipe on the left on the inlet was split, that's where I was loosing coolant from, it had split rite on the kink. Let her run to get hot and it started spraying out of it.

      Here's the broken bit:

      So chopped it down and put it back on:

      Now she's running ok again, not losing water and the temperature is fine an the fans kicking in fine.

      Then on to the washer jets not working, popped the passenger side one off and pulled the leaver... No water... So blew down the pipe and tried again... Success it worked so obviously got a bit or muck in there blocking it so at some point and sort it out, but there working for now .

      Little update, not everyone's cup of tea...how ever... I received some bonnet raisers today to raise the rear end of my bonnet .


      So get these sprayed Arden blue and fitted now .

      Not updated this in a while, not done much as I've been really busy but the weather has been good today so got set to rubbing down the bumper ready for a re-spray.

      First of all I removed my splitter, I've caught it a few times on speed bumps no matter how slow I've gone, up on removal it's worse than I first though:


      Then I got set to rubbing down the bumper, I'm doing the grey mouldings gloss black and the the bumper is staying the same (arden blue)


      This was around 11am got half way through and decided it was to hot so it put a stop to it. Set about washing the car then was fed up of looking at my dirty wheels. After that I decided to take some wire wool to my rocker cover after that state it was left in after a coolant leak. Not perfect but a lot better than what it was.


      Thats about it for now, the exhaust is going on tomorrow or Saturday so will update with pics and a cheeky video once on .
      My project build thread:
      https://www.thecorsa.co.uk/forum/gen...-corsa-b-sport
      Upper class valeting - valeting + detailing services:
      https://www.thecorsa.co.uk/forum/vxr...ailing-sevices

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      • #4
        http://youtu.be/bNu11boAsy8
        My project build thread:
        https://www.thecorsa.co.uk/forum/gen...-corsa-b-sport
        Upper class valeting - valeting + detailing services:
        https://www.thecorsa.co.uk/forum/vxr...ailing-sevices

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        • #5
          Looking good! Looks much cleaner at the rear minus the wiper

          Have you got a link to those sump plugs? Might invest in one for my X10XE as mines due an oil change anyway
          [CENTER][FONT=arial black][URL="http://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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          • #6
            Cheers for the comments pal appreciate it :.

            On eBay pal . eBay
            My project build thread:
            https://www.thecorsa.co.uk/forum/gen...-corsa-b-sport
            Upper class valeting - valeting + detailing services:
            https://www.thecorsa.co.uk/forum/vxr...ailing-sevices

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            • #7
              Not much of an update how ever....Today I discovered a slight water leak... from what I can figure out its coming from the bottom of my radiator... So going to strip the front end down tomorrow and have a Ganda. I'm hoping its the pipe on the bottom and not the radiator it's self..

              This happened twice to me today .

              My project build thread:
              https://www.thecorsa.co.uk/forum/gen...-corsa-b-sport
              Upper class valeting - valeting + detailing services:
              https://www.thecorsa.co.uk/forum/vxr...ailing-sevices

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              • #8
                My project build thread:
                https://www.thecorsa.co.uk/forum/gen...-corsa-b-sport
                Upper class valeting - valeting + detailing services:
                https://www.thecorsa.co.uk/forum/vxr...ailing-sevices

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                • #9
                  Ok so went to Halfrods this afternoon and bought some flush and rad seal:



                  Ok as your all aware I'm not a mechanic I'm just the Valeter, so popped to see my mate who works in a local garage by me and two opinions later I was told not to flush the system because it can make the leak worse (not really sure how as your clearing it out) and to put the seal strait in.

                  So I did as advised and put it in the tank, let it run for 15 minutes on tick over, turned it off for 5 minutes then took it for a drive. Touch wood it's cured the leak as i can't find any water and the expansion tank is still full ,
                  My project build thread:
                  https://www.thecorsa.co.uk/forum/gen...-corsa-b-sport
                  Upper class valeting - valeting + detailing services:
                  https://www.thecorsa.co.uk/forum/vxr...ailing-sevices

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                  • #10
                    The way it leaked in that pic I wouldn't of thought a pour in product would sort it. Or very well.. it's probably a cheaper alternative to buying a new one but see how it goes. Hope it sorts it. I gotb really slow leak. Loose about CM over 6 weeks but hasn't changed in a while.
                    Vauxhall Vectra 1.9 CDTi SRi - New Car
                    Black 1.2 Corsa SXI Project - Sold
                    Aruba Blue 1.0 Corsa Project - Sold

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                    • #11
                      It's cured it for now but she'll be having a new radiator end of month
                      My project build thread:
                      https://www.thecorsa.co.uk/forum/gen...-corsa-b-sport
                      Upper class valeting - valeting + detailing services:
                      https://www.thecorsa.co.uk/forum/vxr...ailing-sevices

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                      • #12
                        Is they any adverse effects to using stuff like this then?
                        Vauxhall Vectra 1.9 CDTi SRi - New Car
                        Black 1.2 Corsa SXI Project - Sold
                        Aruba Blue 1.0 Corsa Project - Sold

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                        • #13
                          Not that I know of pal I've read nothing but good reports and been recommend it by others.
                          My project build thread:
                          https://www.thecorsa.co.uk/forum/gen...-corsa-b-sport
                          Upper class valeting - valeting + detailing services:
                          https://www.thecorsa.co.uk/forum/vxr...ailing-sevices

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                          • #14
                            So as of the moment a lot of people know I've been having some running issues so after some advice I decided to have a little inspection of the throttle body and induction, it had been bodged on with black insulation tape and duck tape, so took it all off to find a blue hose that was split, so a bit of sealant and some insulation tape got it back on and clamped down.

                            Found a plug unplugged, the one on the bottom (green one) I believe it's been the cause of all my running issue at the moment beings it's the ICV sensor, so Plugged it back In and the revs seems ok be ok now... At the moment...







                            Also had a diagnostics run today by a mate, it came back with the following:

                            EGR
                            Idle control valve
                            Air intake sensor

                            So wipes them clean as I unplugged them when sorting the induction, so I've cleared the codes in the hope that when it throws something up I can go strait to the sauce of the problem. Obviously the EGR needs doing so at that oft at some point clean it and get it back on.
                            My project build thread:
                            https://www.thecorsa.co.uk/forum/gen...-corsa-b-sport
                            Upper class valeting - valeting + detailing services:
                            https://www.thecorsa.co.uk/forum/vxr...ailing-sevices

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                            • #15
                              Might aswell blank it off.
                              It's not a job you want to chance doing twice!

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