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Re: Pug Life: 2. 309 GLD

Post by volvosneverdie » 14 Jun 2012 08:41 pm

filthyjohn wrote:With the limited wiring involved and the number of identical fitment parts, it would be FAR easier to change the whole engine.
And thus has been the opinion of every other wise man I have asked.
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Re: Pug Life: 2. 309 GLD

Post by macplaxton » 14 Jun 2012 08:51 pm

Christmas usually :D , but I've got this to do just now:

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(Just say NO to de-bumpering :P)

And then work on the dizzler (it has a Lucas pump). It's not all roses here, tax on that 1595cc would be €478 for the year, so there is absolutely no intention to swap in a 1.9 as that would bump it up to €626. Petrol at the minute is about 10c/litre dearer, so I'm going to have to do some miles to save against the 106 (with the wheezy tax-buster 954cc @ €185pa).
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filthyjohn wrote:With the limited wiring involved and the number of identical fitment parts, it would be FAR easier to change the whole engine.
And thus has been the opinion of every other wise man I have asked.
Maybe from the spannering PoV if you have a crane handy, but having dealt with the DVLA on many occasion, it's FAR easier to leave the motor (or what appears to be) in the car.
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Re: Pug Life: 2. 309 GLD

Post by volvosneverdie » 14 Jun 2012 09:06 pm

What on earth is wrong with that 106? Has it been bum raped by a bigger boy?

306Dturbo engines seem to go for about the same money as a Bosch pump and extra bits TBH Rich.

So an engine swap makes sense finacially too. The engine thats in is well cared for and runs great for what it is, but if there are power and thrift gains to be made, youd have to be foolish for not employing a crane.

PS, how does that 106 have a Lucas? I thought they all had Boschs? I thought that was the point of 106s.
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Re: Pug Life: 2. 309 GLD

Post by macplaxton » 15 Jun 2012 02:21 am

I've got to do some work repainting the underside of the boot floor, starting to get very flaky at the back (rest of the car fine), so need to de-rust and whack some paint on to keep the NCT man happy. I just thought it would be easier to have the bumper out of the way, and to drop the axle.

Sorry about the confusion: The 106 is a 954cc 50hp TU9M petrol, it's ultimate replacement will be The Dizzler which is the 1595cc F8M diesel Volvo. Bigger 5dr car needed for family transport y'know. :wink:

The wife was looking for a more suitable family car - I said, "You don't need to look or buy one, I got a more suitable family car a few months ago....just needs a bit of work darling. Sorry! Did I not tell you?" :lol:
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Re: Pug Life: 2. 309 GLD

Post by jtbo » 15 Jun 2012 03:22 am

1.56€/l here with 580€ taxes per year. Diesel has gone down a bit as it was nearing 1.8€/l at winter (petrol was over 1.9€/l), we have ridiculous prices here even at our country's scale.

Veggie oil is something over 2€/l and LPG is non existing here, it is southern thing.
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Post by jtbo » 16 Jun 2012 12:53 pm

Oh there is also other reason here for no veggie oil than the price, last night it was +4.5C :lol:
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Re: Pug Life: 2. 309 GLD

Post by volvosneverdie » 22 Jun 2012 07:42 pm

Now with added 106 Rallye Steels.
Nice bit of dish, and "in keeping".

Couldnt get many pics, as the exhaust promptly snapped between the middle section and back box. Which carved a nice gouge in the tarmac till I could fins a safe place to stop.

God bless the lad at North East MOT Centre, Union Rd, Byker, as he bodged me a get home repair with no other payment than a smile and a handshake.


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Will get some more snaps when it has a functional pipe.
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Re: Pug Life: 2. 309 GLD

Post by SteveP » 23 Jun 2012 09:28 am

Spot on wheel choice!
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Re: Pug Life: 2. 309 GLD

Post by macplaxton » 23 Jun 2012 11:29 am

Have you been playing with those rear torsion bars or do you have a few bags of Blue Circle in the boot?
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Re: Pug Life: 2. 309 GLD

Post by volvosneverdie » 23 Jun 2012 02:24 pm

macplaxton wrote:Have you been playing with those rear torsion bars or do you have a few bags of Blue Circle in the boot?
No, torsion bars freak me out.
There was 4 steels, a trolley jack, a compressor, sundry tools in the back when I took those two pics tho dude.
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Re: Pug Life: 2. 309 GLD

Post by nvdw » 25 Jun 2012 10:06 am

+ many millions for adding those wheels VND! They look amazing on this car.

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Re: Pug Life: 2. 309 GLD

Post by volvosneverdie » 25 Jun 2012 08:00 pm

nvdw wrote:+ many millions for adding those wheels VND! They look amazing on this car.
Cheers dude, I am pretty pleased with them.
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Re: Pug Life: 2. 309 GLD

Post by thododd » 23 Jul 2012 09:32 pm

Lookin good dude, nice to see some French tin on here

Torsion bars are easy enough, just need to remove the torx bolts from either end of both bars and jack the trailing arm up to desired height and bolt it back together (its a crude but effective method)

To clarify, the xu9 is deemed better than the 2.1 for its 'eagerness', the long stroke on the big lump make it less willing to rev.... and yes, there was a dodgy batch of 1.9s from ~98, they were fitted with weaker rod pins from the n/a and they used to snap and throw rods out the side. Most of these were recall or have long since expired

I miss my 306 d turbo, nothing like a car you can tune with a spanner :D both, Lucas and Bosch pumped engines can be tuned with an Allen key, the Lucas just requires draining the fuel from the pump and primer afterwards.

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Re: Pug Life: 2. 309 GLD

Post by volvosneverdie » 23 Jul 2012 09:44 pm

thododd wrote:Lookin good dude, nice to see some French tin on here

Torsion bars are easy enough, just need to remove the torx bolts from either end of both bars and jack the trailing arm up to desired height and bolt it back together (its a crude but effective method)

To clarify, the xu9 is deemed better than the 2.1 for its 'eagerness', the long stroke on the big lump make it less willing to rev.... and yes, there was a dodgy batch of 1.9s from ~98, they were fitted with weaker rod pins from the n/a and they used to snap and throw rods out the side. Most of these were recall or have long since expired

I miss my 306 d turbo, nothing like a car you can tune with a spanner :D both, Lucas and Bosch pumped engines can be tuned with an Allen key, the Lucas just requires draining the fuel from the pump and primer afterwards.
Cheers for that dude. I used to have a 306Dturbo, but never got round to fiddling it up.

Being French, and in my possesion, there have been some issues with this tart. There always are when I go french.

So far, its had:
x2 New Driveshafts,
New exhaust middle section,
New Exhaust back box,
x2 New Wingmirrors,
x2 New Rear Shocks,
x2 Front Coilovers.

And some wheels/tyres etc.
I havnt had it 3 month yet!

Good news is I treated it to fresh oil,filter, air filter, fuel filter, had the tracking done.

In thanks, it just returned 58.1 MPGS on a 400 mile round trip to Chester.
Its a lot more punchy and eager after the service too.
Think the fuel filter on it was the origonal. :shock:
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Re: Pug Life: 2. 309 GLD

Post by macplaxton » 23 Jul 2012 09:47 pm

^^^^ good work fella!

(Now once I get me finger out and get the dizzler going I'm going to smash that MPG figure to bits with some coffin dodger Sunday driving.)
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