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Old 01-05-2012   #31
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Re: John Dragon Man's 4x4 Sisley

Looking at the radiator it does have a leak. you can see the bit were water seeped out of it and dripped down you can also see some radweld around it. so looks like i do need a new one.

got the petrol tank off today. the horrors i found will be in the next video, not this one.

heres video number 4! enjoy!

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i have a bolt extractor dont buy one there crap on thin bolts as you sed weld some sort of rod to it or weld a nut to it
how did you know?? lol

good news though..
I got the bolt out. i needed more room so i took the radiator out and managed to get some stilsons on it and they go it out!

So new thermostat is now fitted!
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im subscribed to your you tube account lol
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That oil filter looks like it'd been in a canal.
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heres a video of the petrol tank, yucky!

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looks rather nasty i would go with another or new one
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heres 2 update videos..
not done much. just looking at options. still need gear box oil :/


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Old school 20/50 for the gearbox oil. Or Comma diesel oil as recommended by them.
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^^ thanks dude, is that for both the diff and the gear box? wish i had a hand book :/

well i have quite a bit of rust around the windscreen under the vents. how easy is it to take the windscreen out? thing is, the rubber is quite perished so i will need to replace that too.. i am guessing they are not easy to get hold of :/

how hard is it to take it out?

Edit: Just looked on ePER.. wow not cheap!
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That's gearbox only oil....

Cut rubber off and buy a new one from window screen fitters...not fiat.

Or read my thread and discover fitting by said window guys charge 36...cheap..

Buy a bloody manual!
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That's gearbox only oil....

Cut rubber off and buy a new one from window screen fitters...not fiat.

Or read my thread and discover fitting by said window guys charge 36...cheap..

Buy a bloody manual!
thats not too bad i guess!

i have the Porter manual as i covers the 4x4. it says nothing about replacing the windscreen or grade of oil the engine/gearbox/rear diff use :/
it only tels you how much oil each item needs to be filled with.

i need to get to bed, im going to the "Auto Italia - Brooklands" event tomorrow with Slugworth from the cento section. got to be ready by 5:30 - 6AM :/

i dont go out often (in terms of enjoyment) so i hope it will be a fun day out and a break of the mold.
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Re: John Dragon Man's 4x4 Sisley

If you try to push the windscreen out it will almost certainly crack so as Kev said cut the rubber seal all the way around and just lift it out.

That petrol tank was rough you certainly are a glutton for punishment.
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you certainly are a glutton for punishment.
i don't spend money where i don't have to. i am fully able to make a whole new tank for the thing so why not just repair the old one lol. got a whole load of tank seal i pour into the tank and swish it around with. should coat everything in the tank and future rust proof it!
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well had a good day on the panda yesterday.

did a engine flush+oil+filter change. found out why the oil had not been changed for a while, the sump plug was SO tight that i had to fully extend the jack handle on allen key to get enough leverage to undo the plug! i thought i was going to round it off or snap the allen key!

well to get the engine running took some doing! there was no spark, then we found out it only sparked when you turned the key on and off. turned out to be the connectors inside the electronic points. (as my ignition system does not have points)
cleaned them up put loads of grease on them now so it should not corrode again.
fuel lines in a 5L petrol can and she ran fine, even with all the dash hanging out LoL

today, more de-rusting! Lets Rock!!
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getting fed up now. electronic points are a nightmare! give me the old style any day.
it explains why the old starter motor was totally fubar.

every time you want it to start you have to take off the small box on the distributer shake it around smack it on the side of the engine keep going back try and start it and just keep doing that till it works.

all terminals are clean and copperslipped up. im getting to the point where i wished i just left the damn engine alone and left it the way it was with all the old stuff still on it! least it ran!

i took the back bumper off and sheared every bolt. so ive got to sort that out now, and when the last one sheared the bumper fell and snapped all the numberplate wires.

i dont know how am i going to weld the back wheel arch up. i want to cut all the bad out, but i dont have small enough tools to get in and cut with.
to be fair i am getting to the point where i am thinking sod it and just plating over it all.

i need a new speedo cable for it as i managed to snap the plastic bit that fits into the clocks.

i think im gonna leave it for a very long time. cos im just sick of it now tbh. its all cost cost cost. i should of waited and bought a fully taxed and tested one.
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All restos go through bad times...I should know. Time away and you will feel better....You will get there in the end.
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