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    My dead GSi is reborn - not 56k friendly

    A few weeks ago whilst on holiday in yorkshire my Zaf GSi decided that enough was enough, it had enough of me ignoring the oil light on dash and decided to teach me an expensive lesson!

    (it had an oil leak which was looked at by vaux and I was advised not to worry about it as it wasn't massive. I thought the oil light was because of said leak)

    How wrong I was. The oil pump had decided it too wanted to go on holiday so decided to stop!

    Car was towed back home where the horrible news was broken. Engine had seized and a new one was required.

    New one was subsequently ordered.

    Here are the mandatory pics. I'm taken loads but I'll spare you and show the important ones

    Engine ready to come out


    In process of coming out


    Looking very sorry for itself


    Old Engine


    New engine


    Back in the hole


    We had a few problems along the way
    Oil filter was a complete ar*e


    We destroyed it to get it off


    Inner CV boot was also AWOL


    Old brake discs


    New ones


    And now the funny pics!!
    When asked if he knows how to remove an engine, Tim phones a friend!!


    Who needs Haynes?


    Keith holding it all up!


    Who needs 200bhp!!


    Erm, I think thats the engine!


    And the final pic, the new engine in and looking good


    I must say an absolute huge thank you to Keith Forrest for all the help removing and fiddling, couldnt have done it without you. To Kieths neighbour Tim who was there to help take the engine out. A massive thank you to Harvey Emsley for helping getting the engine back in and being on the end of a phone!! And to my dad for the help with connecting it all back up again.

    Thanks guys, you are the best!!
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    oh that is one expensive lession! glad to see its up and running again tho, bet your well pleased with it?

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    hmm, the bus is 4 years old next month so needs cam belt etc... big reminder to make sure its done! glad u got it sorted.... now upgrade the new lump you wont regret it

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    nice one mate

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    Glad you got it sorted, and thanks for the uploads, always interested in seeing progress reports. How long did it take to get the engine in?

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    Really pleased its now sorted. All in all, we spent about 5 Days I guess doing it but it was spread over 6 weeks due to not having time etc etc to get it done.
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    Good to see it back on the road

    what brakes discs are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ffoeg View Post
    Good to see it back on the road

    what brakes discs are they?
    Black Diamond 308mm Grooved. Actually for a Saab 95
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    You shoulda stuck a VXR Lump in there lol.

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    I take it you changed the clutch at the same time, what one did you go for?

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