Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: Introducing the latest addition to the fleet

  
  1. #1
    Status
    Offline
    DaveDempsey's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    9,365
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Introducing the latest addition to the fleet

    ....this will be fleet number 289.

    Found this for sale on MK3OC and couldnt resist. Its a 1994 L Astra GSi, running a C20LET, F28 6-speed box, Koni suspension, some bling bling chav wheels and a few other engine upgrades etc etc.

    The car was bought knowing it had a few running issues (despite the owners best efforts to hide them). 90% of the time it runs like a XE with a potato up its arse, however the other 10% of the time that it runs properly it goes harder than Ron Jeremy on over time. Looking around its clear to see where a couple of the running issues may have came from, for some unknown reason the lambda sensor has ben chopped and then put back together using 4 spade connectors (good to see Rodger teh Bodger electrical services are alive and well), also suspect the coolant temp sensor is faulty, but generally nothing to drastic.








    After driving it a total of 12 miles I started taking it to bits. The bling bling wheels are now off (in the for sale section if anyone is interested), and have been swapped for some 16" Irmscher softstars.

    As well as that its also had the sump gasket replaced, along with a replacement lamda sensor




    Hopefully once Ive sorted the snapped bolt in the exhaust (taking a break from that at the moment as Im waiting on the ginger one arriving with some added tools), Ill be able to see if the running problems are sorted.

    All being well and back to running correctly it will be time to change the turbo over the a KKK26 Vmax unit, along with Evo5 software, 4bar reg, dawes device bigger FMIC than the one thats currently on & VXR injectors, a new exhaust system will also be required to go with this as who ever carried out the conversion has used the standard XE exhaust. Then it will be upto Wallace Performance for a rolling road set up.
    Ill also need to replace the current F28 with my F28 which has a Quaiffe diff fitted along with a alloy flywheel (car apparently has a 4paddle clutch fitted but it drives to smoothly to have one imo), along with a few otehr things.

  2. #2
    Status
    Offline
    tees2.2's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    5,387
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    Thats really nice that

  3. #3
    Status
    Offline
    jimmy_c's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    3,150
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    You planning on going in to wholesale dave? Stack'em high sell'em cheap??

    Hows the bodywork on this one?

  4. #4
    Status
    Offline
    Andy_888's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    4,465
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    Soo let me get this straight

    you have this white mk3
    the white mk3 - project standard kinda one
    And the sport that the let out the cali is going in?
    The Astra VXR - For erm, the daily driver?
    Omega -rwd fun? (runing out of reasons for cars)





    When do you have time to work / sleep with all these?
    888 Coupe - The original and best!
    For sale - 1x Kidney, Slightly abused by alcohol
    £45,000 or Part Ex for VXR8 Bathurst-S

  5. #5
    Status
    Offline
    moley_2003's Avatar
    AOC Fanatic
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    675
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    nice car mate, hope you get it sorted, just one question, whys there a redbull can in the engine bay???

  6. #6
    Status
    Offline
    mr stu's Avatar
    AOC Regular
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    84
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    i mite of seen it on ebay but i was thinking it looks like a nice tidy motor

  7. #7
    Status
    Offline
    dannysport18's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    35,241
    Mentioned in
    7 Post(s)
    Quoted
    7 Post(s)
    nice one dave so next week we will see fleet number 290 ?

  8. #8
    Status
    Offline
    johnny's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    5,632
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    white, very nice. not so keen on the wheels though

  9. #9
    Status
    Offline
    d dave's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Edinburgh
    Posts
    11,579
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    5 Post(s)
    Add d dave on Facebook
    Nice purchase Dave
    Scottish Member? Have a peep at our Region For tints or wraps Click Here!!

  10. #10
    Status
    Offline
    MarkC's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    4,813
    Mentioned in
    1 Post(s)
    Quoted
    2 Post(s)
    Dave I think you have a car obsession.... But with that, nice purchase...
    Hey YOU See Oooour Reeegin Noooo ! Toss Yer Caber Here


Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. New addition to the 2DD fleet
    By DaveDempsey in forum Car Chat (other marques/models)
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-08-2009, 13:17
  2. New addition to my fleet!!
    By mitch1965 in forum Chit Chat and a Warm Welcome!
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 28-04-2008, 21:48

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •