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    OpelAus Owner hazrd's Avatar
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    The second one you bought looks nice and tidy for its age. Nice work
    Sure, we dont have to worry about viking raids or scurvy anymore, but instead we make a daily routine of sitting in flimsy, fibreglass (or metal) boxes full of gasoline which are propelled in opposing directions on the freeway at velocities matching that of low flying aircraft.

    This is a roundabout way of saying that cars are dangerous....

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by hazrd Click here to enlarge
    The second one you bought looks nice and tidy for its age. Nice work
    It had a few minor issues that needed attention, but with only 80,000 Km on it, I thought it has potential...

    I did the following 'Engine Work' on it during the week...

    Check List:
    Lower Manifold - Upgraded
    Fuel Injectors Serviced - Fitted
    Metal Cam Covers - Upgraded
    Spark Plugs Denso Twin Electrode - Fitted
    Upper Manifold - All Components Fully Serviced
    Replaced Old Gaskets and various Coolant Hoses
    Header Tank Coolant Reservoir Cleaned Up

    I was so relieved, when it started up first go!!!
    The Engine Work for 'The Stocky' is now complete...

    Today, I clocked up 85,000Km...

    I'm really enjoying driving this car, after doing the recent Engine Work...
    Over the last few days, I've been observing for oil leaks, and can gladly say 'not a drop' in sight...

    Being that I'm still motivated, I sorted out the issue with the bonnet not opening, every time...
    The clip that secures bonnet release cable, wasn't holding too well...

    I went to the Wreckers and got clips off an Astra, and a Barina...
    I fitted the replacement clip, adjusted the cable, and all seems to be working well so far...

    I replaced the Side Indicator Gaskets, as they were old and crusty, and causing stains on the guards...
    I also fitted a Battery Jacket, to give the Engine Bay back some of the 'Original Factory' look...

    Next focus will be on getting the 16" Alloys, cleaned up...
    Then fitting them with the Brand New tyres I bought back in January!!!
    'The Ghost' V6 - Calibra with Style

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    Thats awesome mate. That's pretty much what I did to my v6 cali when I bought it. it gave me 2.5yrs of trouble free motoring!
    Sure, we dont have to worry about viking raids or scurvy anymore, but instead we make a daily routine of sitting in flimsy, fibreglass (or metal) boxes full of gasoline which are propelled in opposing directions on the freeway at velocities matching that of low flying aircraft.

    This is a roundabout way of saying that cars are dangerous....

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by hazrd Click here to enlarge
    Thats awesome mate. That's pretty much what I did to my v6 cali when I bought it. it gave me 2.5yrs of trouble free motoring!
    The Stocky drove rather nicely when I first got it, but it's heaps smoother NOW after the recent Upgrades...

    At times it used to faint and feel like it was about to stall, so I think this was one of the reasons why the previous owner, Sold it...
    I heard the ticking sounds coming from near the right foot panel, and knew straight away what needed to be replaced...

    The Fuel Pump Relay!!! Click here to enlarge
    'The Ghost' V6 - Calibra with Style

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