JIMBOfred-Cheeky little black number.



  • Just had to take a pic of her on my way in.



  • This was definitely the reason for the puddles of oil wherever i parked creating a very awkward moment pulling off my girlfriends parents driveway whilst they watched and ever since having to put a plastic tub under the incontinent car whenever i parked for the past month or so.

    Thought it might be an hour of a job but had to remove the exhaust down pipe by cutting off the seized nuts and re threading the bolts. The little bolts on the sump itself weren't much better so had to be super careful as i have a nack for rounding and/or snapping things. One of the reasons i left the profession.
    New sump is now firmly on and after 200+miles this weekend still contains all the oil it started off with. Result.
    Could somebody possibly post a pic of what the 1.6 engine covers should look like as i have a sneaky suspicion that mine has been cut around the sump and exhaust. Possibly as the screws will likely be rusted on.



  • There should be 2 plastic covers under there to deflect debris away from the sump but they dont completely cover it



  • yeh, mine has two but they don't cover it at all (i managed to change sumps and drop the exhaust without touching it). I'm pretty sure its just been cut around them.



  • Just had a look at mine Jim and its cut to the contour infront of the downpipe basically, can grab you a pic if you like?



  • don't worry bout it. Not gunna make much difference. Might be wrong about it being cut then. If it has then its a very neat cut. was thinking of bolting something to the cover to cover the sump but with 127,000 miles on the clock i doubt its got enough life left to wear through another sump.



  • wouldnt hurt to do that whilst you there, I nearly did the full undertray thing, still might if I go any lower!
    127K shes just broken in :wink:



  • @a4738da8ea=youdirtyfox:

    127K shes just broken in :wink:

    Nice optimism. Although i have noticed the severity of the problems lessening.



  • have just ordered my flyeye for the front lights and bought the red piping to do a black and red version of youdirtyfox's front grill.



  • excellent look forward to seeing your version in black with the red detailing.



  • Me neither, was feeling flamboyant so have gone for this fancy mesh. Just hope it is flexible enough. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250837190545&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT#ht_1366wt_1141



  • Oh noice! I nearly went for that thought it too expensive at the time, might of well of done as the first piece of metal mesh I bough I cut too short!
    as I was trying to make it fit in the hole as opposed to behind it.

    wont lie to you getting the mesh to sit right along the bottom edge was a **** of a job! The bumper support pins it in at the top, but you'll need some clips of somekind to get it to come back in at the bottom.

    Look forward to seeing any progress pics you put up :)




  • New grill done. Didn't have quite the effect i wanted. Not sure if i'll keep it red. Possibly a bit too much.
    Need to sand down the body filler again and repaint. Didn't realize how difficult it'd be to get smooth. Will try with some rougher sand paper.




  • was tempted to put the number plate on't side but opted to put it back central.
    Could do to de-badge the front now methinks.



  • ps, rusty's old splitter. Nice tribute.



  • looking good, need to sand it again then spary some primer on and the sand it again, the primer will show up imperfections

    Also ditch the number plate and get a stick on one like they have on the E type jag and put that over the sanded part :wink:



  • @121b28a0d4=JIMBOfred:

    ps, rusty's old splitter. Nice tribute.

    :D Yey, looking good there bud, you just need a cupra splitter under that splitter to make it look even awesomer.

    Was it easy to fix up? Have you got the HT leads on too?



  • Looking good 8) Nice work!



  • @5ad4eabbbf=djmarcopolo:

    the primer will show up imperfections

    Did see the imperfections before i primed it but was against the clock. I'm guessin it'll just take some serious elbow grease.
    @5ad4eabbbf=djmarcopolo:

    ditch the number plate and get a stick on one like they have on the E type jag and put that over the sanded part :wink:

    Had considered the stick on number plate but doesn't seem like it'd be very legal. Probably gunna get a square plate to go on the side like on youdirtyfox's.

    @5ad4eabbbf=RustyMx3:

    you just need a cupra splitter under that splitter to make it look even awesomer.

    Was it easy to fix up? Have you got the HT leads on too?

    Cupra splitter would be good yeh. Will have to wait for some more money to throw at it lookin at the prices on ebay. Was quite easy to fix up with some fibre glass and plenty of glue. HT leads are on but not sure if they're a benifit or hinderance.



  • Plus i think i should've used 3mm hose instead of 5mm to go round the grill. Might have another go at some point during the summer hols.


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