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Old 20-12-14, 11:47 AM   #11
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I've just noticed the sheddist reservoir on the 180, strange location for it.
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Old 20-12-14, 12:29 PM   #12
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I've just noticed the sheddist reservoir on the 180, strange location for it.
I may move mine there!
It would stop the tube being so convoluted and kinking.
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Old 21-12-14, 06:47 PM   #13
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small update, I actually got both the front wings off today even though you can still see one in the photo. You'll also noticed ive already made a start on detailing the engine bay, inner wings so far.



But, I also discovered that the engine requires A&E.




I'm thinking oil cooler. But there's also evidence of oil around the front bank head gaskets. I'm actually considering saving the diesel and breaking the 180. I can cope with the work I need to sort the body but if its the engine and body its going to be too much for me at the moment.
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Old 21-12-14, 07:12 PM   #14
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Crank seal maybe, oil cooler pipes, or it could be cam cover gaskets, it looks like its been seeping for a long time
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Old 21-12-14, 07:33 PM   #15
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yes, could be numerous places. Im going to continue the engine bay degrease and clean up the area as much as possible. that will hopefully make it a bit easy to track down.
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Clean up the oil, fit an airfilter and run it to see where the oil is coming from, it may only require a simple fix.
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Just for those wondering what it looked like when I owned it here are some photos. Think this was around 2007ish roughly.



















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Old 31-01-15, 12:20 PM   #18
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My God that car went downhill in someone's hands - shame.
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My God that car went downhill in someone's hands - shame.
Yeah I've owned a few cars - most recently an M5 E60 and two scoobies and this is by far the car I've enjoyed owning the most. I transformed it from completely stock to almost an x-power demo car. I fitted the rear spoiler, full x-power exhaust system including manifolds, itg maxogen, dastek unichip, replaced the fabric interior with full alcantara, iPod stereo, x-power gear knob, genuine x-power mats, yellow stuff front and rear pads, replacement badges, full paintwork correction, michelin pilot sports all round, piper cams, cam belt service, and then replaced the cam and crank sensors just before sale. I got 5.5k for it at a time most were selling for 2.5k but I think the owner between me and the current one had recent baby meaning no funds to maintain anything. I'm heartbroken to see what it looks like now. Even the disgusting state of the engine bay - it would take half hour every few months to keep it clean. No excuse for the half-inch layer of dirt on it.

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Old 31-01-15, 04:52 PM   #20
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Thanks for the photos, makes me more eager to get stuck in. In convinced the main oil leak will be oil cooler pipe but im going to change the oil and filter once I've finished cleaning the engine. If its the pipe I can change that without much hassle. Then I need to change the thermostat. When that's done im considering fitting the LPG kit i recently acquired so I'll have performance and economy.
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