Started by MrChris, March 20, 2022, 19:52
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Quote from: MrChris on March 20, 2022, 19:52Welcome to my reader's ride thread.Having had a silver 2 a few years back - and having been through a few other cars since - the 2 is the car I come back to now for a fun/track car. Also a bonus: because of my antics buying cars over the years, my long-suffering wife did not bat an eyelid when I mentioned I would be buying a car I'd never seen off "a guy I met on an internet forum".Said "internet guy" is of course @shnazzle who has been a delight throughout and a top bloke at that. I am very grateful to him. I'm also very pleased to be in a sable 2. I had of course read his reader's ride thread detailing all of his ups and downs with it, in particular his tuning adventures - what could go wrong! So here it is, offloaded by the Shiply driver at just after midnight.You cannot view this attachment.I gave it a wash... scrubs up decently enough!You cannot view this attachment.I compiled a list of things I need to be getting on with (for now):ImmediateCheck tyres hold pressure - sort/replace if necessary.Treat rusty bits.Check handbrake and free/sort out.Run Cataclean through the car and get it through MOT.SoonIf fail MOT: sort it out.Full service + belts.Chain tensioner o-ring if needed.Check if pre-cats are gutted and if not: gut them.Refit centre brace.Track day.Replace weird metal thingy that's rusted through (in the engine bay, it's definitely not structural though).Sort out headlight with bad condensation.LaterNew brake dust covers.New ARBs.See to heated seat button.Check aircon/regas it.Wheel refurb.Figure out what some other bits do (pictured below).What is this?You cannot view this attachment.I think this is an oil breather...?You cannot view this attachment.
Quote from: shnazzle on March 20, 2022, 20:09Yay! It does clean up nice I'll answer a few questions...
Quote from: MrChris on March 22, 2022, 12:21Seems to me like the subframes would be better without those grommets? I'm guessing it's trapped in a fair bit of water over time.
Quote from: Gaz mr-s on March 22, 2022, 12:38Yeah, it's puzzled me too. Toyota could have treated it inside & made it a sealed unit. The addition of bungs afterwards is strange to my thinking.Unlucky. Get a couple of tins of your favourite release agent & hopefully you have access to heat.
Quote from: J88TEO on March 22, 2022, 15:26Good luck with the nuts and bolts!One of mine was rusted solid and no amount of heat and penetrating agent would shift it!
Quote from: MrChris on March 22, 2022, 11:45Okay here we go.Final shot after I stuck my finger in there (a big old chunk fell out).You cannot view this attachment.
Quote from: shnazzle on March 21, 2022, 19:38Looks about right. Couple surprises... Hole in the subframe??? That frame has done less than 50k miles! If that. Sure it isn't just surface rust and a drain hole?
Quote from: 1979scotte on March 23, 2022, 09:34You could be right but I had an 06 55k miles that had a holy subframe.And tbh where you live in the country won't have don't it any favours.And you actually drove it places.