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Re: Rescued Schumacher Edition Sei

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... I guess you still got current MOT?
Yeah it's is MOT'd until next May.
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Re: Rescued Schumacher Edition Sei

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Correct..!!

I read this month of moves to scrap the VIC checks..they have something like a 0.01 success rate..

brought in to stop "ringers" - but stolen vehicles just get exported

speak to the DVLA.. could well have been sent out in error.. plenty of that around unfortunately..!!,
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Just my luck VICs will be scrapped the day after I go through all this hassle. Called the DVLA today, no error
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Re: Rescued Schumacher Edition Sei

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....some idiot ran seriously heavy wiring straight from the positive of the battery, over the A-pillar, under the door seal to a pull-switch on the column shroud lower, then back out of the cabin to the otterstat on the radiator and to the fan....
There has also been a very amateurish attempt at fitting an immobiliser....
WOT THE FRAGGLE!
The fan is ECU controlled & the Sei is factory fitted with a (Thatcham cat2) immobiliser - Thank God this car has been rescued from these muppets by someone with a working brain.
BTW: the side skirts are held in place by adhesive. People generally recommend Tigerseal, used it on mine & it works damned well. *A word of warning -don't let any local moggies rub up against the car till the Tigerseal has gone off completely or you might find you have a strange howling noise as you drive along*
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Re: Rescued Schumacher Edition Sei

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BTW: the side skirts are held in place by adhesive. People generally recommend Tigerseal, used it on mine & it works damned well. *A word of warning -don't let any local moggies rub up against the car till the Tigerseal has gone off completely or you might find you have a strange howling noise as you drive along*
Best way to remove (or blend) TigerSeal and other PUs while wet is panel wipe. Acetone works as well, but tends to take off the paint.

I'd not advise the use of either on our feline friends.
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WOT THE FRAGGLE!
BTW: the side skirts are held in place by adhesive. People generally recommend Tigerseal, used it on mine & it works damned well. *A word of warning -don't let any local moggies rub up against the car till the Tigerseal has gone off completely or you might find you have a strange howling noise as you drive along*
Thanks for the advice - I will check it out. Maybe that's how it got its name in the first place.. just not with regular cats but with BIG cats?

I have regular RTV silicone but I think it's probably too soft to use in this application.
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Best way to remove (or blend) TigerSeal and other PUs while wet is panel wipe. Acetone works as well, but tends to take off the paint.

I'd not advise the use of either on our feline friends.
Aw, poor kitties - I will be careful. Thanks for the advice on blending the TigerSeal. I'll mask above the join line just in case and also mask the skirt; in the event of overflow, the tape can be peeled off with the excess.
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Re: Rescued Schumacher Edition Sei

Chances are if the skirt had been flapping around for some time it will have deformed slightly -mine had. Use some decent non-stretchy elephant tape to hold it in place whilst the PU adhesive sealant goes off. I just wiped off any excess before it completely cured with some white spirit & a small fluffy kitten.
SORRY -white spirit & a RAG, definitely a rag.
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Re: Rescued Schumacher Edition Sei

Good luck with the project Jamie. I always wanted a yellow schumi.

In case its of any interest I have a full engine and gearbox from a 60k schumi I broke for parts many years ago, you are welcome to it if its of any use. Im in Central Scotland too
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Good luck with the project Jamie. I always wanted a yellow schumi.

In case its of any interest I have a full engine and gearbox from a 60k schumi I broke for parts many years ago, you are welcome to it if its of any use. Im in Central Scotland too
Hi Donna, I just this moment saw this message, for some reason I wasn't notified of it by email and I have been occupied with work and baby since I last posted, so I haven't been on. It's a real pity too, as I was down visiting the folks for Christmas.

In any case, thank you for the generous offer - I will most likely be down the road again in a month or so if it still stands!

Regards and all my best for 2015
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Re: Rescued Schumacher Edition Sei

I now have the car in my garage and work has begun in earnest. After getting a new battery (the old unit was dead) and attempting to start the car, the starter cranked really slowly.

I recharged the new battery, stripped and cleaned all live feeds and earths, and finally got the car to start. Unfortunately, it turns out that the alternator is seized since the garage was filled with smoke and the sound of screeching. The drag from the alternator was presumably causing the starter to struggle.

I liberated the alternator today, but in doing so, I noticed that the engine mount was sagging and clearly in poor condition, so off it came. Found some more cowboy work. Some moron has (badly) tack-welded the captive nut, but it parted company during it being tightened and they just left it hanging. Also, the lower front nut was missing entirely.
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Re: Rescued Schumacher Edition Sei

Replaced the engine mount - the new one has bits the old one must have lost. Also replaced the engine mount..... mount. The sagging was indeed due to the (poorly) re-welded captive nut breaking at some point during a bodge-a-rama. There was even a weird-looking bracket which was used a repair washer.
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Re: Rescued Schumacher Edition Sei

I have just taken delivery of a whole set of parts for the Sei. I'm replacing the front wishbones, throttle cable, clutch cable as well as the radiator and several other parts, all with new bolts, washers and nuts.

I ordered the parts from Euro-Forin which featured many parts that I couldn't find elsewhere. They only accept bank transfer, but I found that TransferWise was the best service to handle that and charged a measly 2 for the privilege (compared to the 40 my bank wanted).

The agents who work for Euro-Forin were very professional, had great communication, packaged the parts well (especially the radiator) and dispatched quickly. The parts are also OEM and new. I would highly recommend them, and I will use this site again.

Update on part fitment coming soon.
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Re: Rescued Schumacher Edition Sei

Best of luck Jamie....it looks way too good to scrap and I think your assessment if the said 'mechanic' and the garage as a whole is spot on...

Keep us posted...
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Thank you, I appreciate that. Yes, the person responsible for working on it should be banned from working on cars.

I now have a whole array of parts to fit and unfortunately not enough free time to do so

Are you working on your car at present too?
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Re: Rescued Schumacher Edition Sei

After getting a persistent "random/multiple misfire" error with my reader, a little forum search revealed that this is possibly down to a cam to crank phase issue.

I have removed the cambelt upper and lower covers and firstly, using a crank datum photo from the forum, I did my best to align the pulley with correct point on the casting:



The new engine mount can also be seen here (I forgot to get a picture last time).


The resultant cam pulley marking with the head datum looks bang-on:




As I found the crank position to be a bit ambiguous (and I was constantly checking the cam pulley for confirmation), I decided to use the flywheel timing mark to get a second opinion on this:



The cam pulley, depending on viewing position, could be 1-tooth out? Is this a parallax viewing error or does it look correct?







Perhaps the easiest way of checking is to advance the cam pulley by 1 tooth and retest!
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