Project freeze my insignia 4x4 off 2018

evocarlos

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#22
What was actually causing the noise? ... just the disc catching the backplate due to rust?
rusty lip on the inside was catching the back plate i just flappy padded the disc and painted it to clean it up ,cleaning all the squeal shims and regressed the pads and the caliper sliders all working with no noise now :)
 

evocarlos

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#24
well after having the AFL controller recalibrated the main beam still would not function so bit the bullet and bought a replacement headlamp

it arrived today and was real clean
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quick plug in test proves that it was the headlamp main beam shutter servo at fault
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and then there was no AFL errors :)
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even got the haldex service kit today so next up is to get that done
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evocarlos

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#28
i did the haldex service yesterday it was pain job down to the location

case bolts out old oil drained
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the inside of the case was dirty showing it needed to be done asap the filter on the pump gauze was also a little clogged that's eventually what burns out the controller

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inside the clutch housing was the same
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all clean new gasket and filter fitted
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then the daunting task of refilling the case with oil thru the vent hole 400ml later it was done then ran for 5mins to bleed the air it went well there were no errors from the controller to say low oil pressure and it responds much quicker to driving changes

then I moved on the the gear box and took the ATF out swapped it for 75w90 fully synthetic that has had a major impact on the gear change performance its not so notchy on the changes now

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then did a full disc and pad change I was never happy with grinding the lip off :)
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also found a screw in the rear tyre so had that fixed to
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evocarlos

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#30
the short shifter works well too, I have one on my Astra (y)
ive already got the pics to modify the original :)
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got my new 4x4 badge today :)
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and a new set of plugs
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at a guess the originals have never been done
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also picked up a spare boot lid so gave it a fresh coat of lacquer after flatting it down
toffee wheel to get the sticky off
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prepped
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painted
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color sanded with 2500 then buffed
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same for the back side
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evocarlos

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#34
replacement grill from a nice chap on fb shame the griffin fell off in the post its now been stuck on with pu18 its not coming off again ever lol
nice and clean
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waiting for the glue to dry :confused:
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with the wheel refurb commencing soon it was time to fix the drivers front wheel
it had a crack or two but never went down
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even tho the crack went under the bead
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on both
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drilling the end to stop the travel
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cutting the dirt out of the crack
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big gap
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1st one welded from the inside then the outside melted in
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2nd pass on the outside to reinforce the area
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just got to clean up the bead edge and then send them off for fresh powder
 

evocarlos

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#35
wheel got finished
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and now dropped off for the refurb be a while till i see them again lol
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1st hover insignia
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replaced the front grill
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phone call from vx to say my parts had come
new tank cover
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and tank straps
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then the postman dropped the last of the new badges off for the boot lid :)
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evocarlos

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#37
The new front grille looks so much better (y) - not sure why that was colour coded, it didn't really look right IMO.

Did you tig weld the wheels?
that and the boot trim i personally think made the car look terrible im trying to get the car back to the way its meant to look :)
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yes the wheel was tig welded i bought a 200amp tig welder before they made us redundant so i had one if i ever needed to use it :)
 

evocarlos

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#38
new rear drop links and locking wheel bolt kit came today
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went to fit the drop links then found a dirty bit so stripped it down and gave it a blast with the jetwash
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fertan doing its thing on the bare bits :)
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even had time to mop and polish the rear door and quarter you can see the difference in color in the top of the front door
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evocarlos

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#40
Carl, you must have shares in Fertan. :LOL:
just finished off a 1l bottle need to get more lol will have to wait till monday its not cheap but it is a fantastic product
once its done its magic over night it will be washed off then dried painted with zinc based paint and overcoated with black waxoil "schutz"
for a 9 year old car some of the parts look like there off a 17year old car but i will soon fix that :) im now thinking of getting the rear sub frame blasted and powder coated :confused:
 
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