Join Date: May 2012
Car: R75 Mk2 1.8t, Mazda6 (Gen 2) TS2- 2.2TD
Spare time? whats that? I own a Rover
Well in the last few weeks Ive been very busy, going through and sorting my new 75 out. I really want to get this finished so I cant start driving it. Problem is Ive also had work to do on my other car, engine stabilizer bar was shot, brakes need work and its service time again for it.
All seems well, just a few little niggly things.
So far done
1) simple engine service, just cheap plugs until I get her up to where I want, then throw in some NGK's. Leads, still need to do the coils. Cheap oil for a 1000 mile or so as a flush. New coolant.
2) new back box and fixed two blows. Tightened up the exhaust studs, as they were only finger tight.
3) lower engine bar
4) both lower arm bushes. What a pain that was, manged to snap one of the locking wheel nuts, so spent an hour getting that out. Then it only took half hour to change the bushes over.
5) front brakes replaced, new discs and pads. Cleaned up and serviced the rears as well, nothing need replacing as like new. Flushed the fluid as well. New pad sensors, as the dash warning wouldnt go out.
6) new tyres
Things to do
1) Still need to sort the non functioning fan out
2) I have a problem in the column for the Air-bag, light comes and goes if it gets moved.
3) both front drop links, there not to bad but came in the kit for the arm bushes. Top engine bar bush has started to tare, so that will need doing soon.
4) a few door/trim seals need putting on correctly
5) grab a inlet pipe to throttle body seal, the one on is ripped and wont seal fully.
6) sort out the milky head lights and a few screen scratches
7) clean up the body work, few scabby patches. Full valet and sort the trims out
8) Finishs service fully, fuel filter and coil packs
And finally 9) sort out the service light.
So hopefully wont be long now. Just getting a little impatient now and want to use it.
Any tips on the to do list, will be gratefully appreciated.