The Green Goddess

Started by H1GRM, October 18, 2018, 08:36

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H1GRM

So another nice day in the flat country...

Time to fit the Christmas shiny bits.

Definitely a candidate for rear of the year now!!!  :D
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Ardent

Now we're cooking.

Liking that.

MisterK

Looks good with all the shiny bits added.  Personally I think it's a shame that the Zunsport Centre section is in 2 parts - it might look better as one unit with the number plate on top of it, but they must have made it that way for a reason.

I fitted the top grille to mine years ago but left the bottom ones as standard with a standard number plate. (photo taken a few years ago - rear spats have been added since!)

Have you also got the front grille and air intakes from Zunsport?

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H1GRM

Quote from: MisterK on December 30, 2018, 17:16
Looks good with all the shiny bits added.  Personally I think it's a shame that the Zunsport Centre section is in 2 parts - it might look better as one unit with the number plate on top of it, but they must have made it that way for a reason.

I fitted the top grille to mine years ago but left the bottom ones as standard with a standard number plate. (photo taken a few years ago - rear spats have been added since!)

Have you also got the front grille and air intakes from Zunsport?



Yep I agree about the centre section it would be better as one bit. I have a stainless centre section behind the number plate to which it attaches.

The front grille was already on the car as were the engine cover air intakes. I think they do something for the side vents but I am not sure about those.

Your car looks great so even better now.

Greg
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Carolyn

I've got the black ones. 

You guys are doing it wrong.  What you need is a square, Jap style, plate.

Then it all works.

I'll post a pic tomorrow.
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Bernie

Quote from: Carolyn on December 30, 2018, 18:21
I've got the black ones. 

You guys are doing it wrong.  What you need is a square, Jap style, plate.

Then it all works.

I'll post a pic tomorrow.

Correct :-)

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Carolyn

Like Bernie, only a bit less bling - but you get the idea.
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H1GRM

Quote from: Carolyn on December 31, 2018, 09:31
Like Bernie, only a bit less bling - but you get the idea.

Looks better Carolyn so I had another go....
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H1GRM

Had another go at tidying the rear end and as it was crisp and dry had a "top down" run out for the first time this year.

Passed a garage offering MOT's for £35 so stopped and ended up chatting 2's for 20 minutes, owner used to have one. Her's is due next month so checked the number plate would pass, yep says he. What about the handbrake? takes about 5 clicks to start to bite, should be ok says he, so as Arnie says "I'll be back".

On the run home we celebrated turning 40k miles so must get round to a mini service, already got 5 litres of Millers Nanodrive 5W40 NT from Opie (15% off over Christmas) and 4 new Iridium plugs.

Happy New Year to all.
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MisterK

Quote from: H1GRM on January  5, 2019, 01:41
Quote from: Carolyn on December 31, 2018, 09:31
Like Bernie, only a bit less bling - but you get the idea.

Looks better Carolyn so I had another go....

That looks a lot better  :)
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s12vea

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H1GRM

Thought i'd get the MOT done early and then do it again at the end of the summer which would seem a more sensible time to ensure decent weather.

Failed on Emissions. Evidently the CO is meant to be 0.3 or less and she was 0.4.

MOT guy was helpful, nice guy with a motor-sport background, used to work on race engines etc. He asked if the cat had been removed so a quick call to Steve (s12veav) confirmed this.

I can only think of two options:

1) buy and insert the cat.

2) modify the ECU - not sure about this. Did a bit of research and as it is the piggy back onto Mr T's ECU now understand that this cannot be reworked.

Replacing the ECU and a different map might work but is likely to prove costly.

Any ideas oh knowledgeable people?
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Chilli Girl

Sorry to hear this Greg and judging by those figures only just failed too.  Sadly, I can't help with the knowledge but I'm sure someone will be able to answer soon.
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jonbill

A cat is about £140 and an hour to fit. Seems an easy decision.

ogayford

Rag in the exhaust for next time :)

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shnazzle

Another option; one might, while replacing the pcv valve, forget to reconnect the hose.
And in disconnecting the pcv hose, one might have put the back of a spark plug in the end of said hose to prevent debris from going into the engine....

This inadvertently would lead to one having a car where oil fumes were venting to air without knowing...
And one would not have known that said oil fumes would not then be going back through the cycle to get burned and come out the back as HC
...neutiquam erro.

Carolyn

As it's Carbon Monoxide, it's almost certainly a cat issue. 

And it's pretty close to almost OK!!  Although, with a really good cat, it would be WELL below .2. 

I think a bottle of Cataclean in 1/4 tank of petrol and a very spirited drive on the way to getting the emission re-checked, and she'll get through.
I'd give the tester a call and see if he'll do an of-the-record emission test for a tenner, just to check.... Run her at over 3,000 rpm for a minute or two in the testing bay, to get the cat good and hot.

If that fails (I'd be surprised), I'll help you put a replacement cat on.  (That's just an excuse to get a close look at a great car!!)
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shnazzle

Quote from: Carolyn on January 19, 2019, 08:41
As it's Carbon Monoxide, it's almost certainly a cat issue. 

And it's pretty close to almost OK!!  Although, with a really good cat, it would be WELL below .2. 

I think a bottle of Cataclean in 1/4 tank of petrol and a very spirited drive on the way to getting the emission re-checked, and she'll get through.
I'd give the tester a call and see if he'll do an of-the-record emission test for a tenner, just to check.... Run her at over 3,000 rpm for a minute or two in the testing bay, to get the cat good and hot.

If that fails (I'd be surprised), I'll help you put a replacement cat on.  (That's just an excuse to get a close look at a great car!!)
I suppose for catclean to work, he'd need to have a cat.

Fitting one would definitely be the way forward.
On a side note, I'm very impressed it got 0.3 without one
...neutiquam erro.

s12vea

I was gonna say it would need a cat first lol. Very good result without cat.

As said mate either get a cat fitted for mot or a friendly mot tester.
I sure you will resolve asap.
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Carolyn

AH!  That's what you get for missing part of the thread....

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Carolyn

I HAVE to ask, why no cat?

Anyway, still happy to assist.
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s12vea

The turbo kit came to me with a SP decat pipe and it works well for me.
Greg will get it sorted  :)
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shnazzle

The fact that it has 0.3 without cat is a testament to its previous owner and maintenance regime.
...neutiquam erro.

jonbill

Quote from: shnazzle on January 19, 2019, 10:50
The fact that it has 0.3 without cat is a testament to its previous owner and maintenance regime.
It was 0.4

shnazzle

Quote from: jonbill on January 19, 2019, 10:58
Quote from: shnazzle on January 19, 2019, 10:50
The fact that it has 0.3 without cat is a testament to its previous owner and maintenance regime.
It was 0.4
Sorry. That's less impressive hahaha
...neutiquam erro.