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Old 5th November 2017, 02:01 AM   #11
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Not at all. I'm just not asking for advice. Just keeping updates on what I've done and am considering doing to my ride.

I already know that an offset tweeter will require time differential so each soundwave arrives at the same time and I already know that I need a DSP to make sure the rolloff to each section occurs properly and to flatten the response by using a microphone.
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The ford falcon has lost oil pressure anyway so I'm driving the camry vienta at the moment. Its something that has only just occured in the last couple of days. Its leaking oil out the front of the engine. This is something which I thought was impossible on this series of Falcon (AU series) as the engine is supposed to have an overheat sensor on them which retards the timing to remove the possibility of warping the head.

A few months ago I replaced the oil pressure sensor and sealed it properly with a new sensor and with locktite on the threads, doing such a good job on the sensor is what has probably contributed to this head gasket issue propping up.

I'll get that headgasket replaced sometime within the next 3 months but it means the project is on hold for now as I have to pay for it to be done.
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This is my car (well at least the daily driver) I have another even older car which I need to get back to the restoration of (a 1965 Morris 1100).
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It's a 1995 Peugeot 306 S16 I've owned it since Oct 1996. About 260,000KM on the clock.

It's reasonably stock. Has a custom exhaust and and a quaif LSD. also hard poly suspension bushes, and vibratechnics upper and gearbox engine mounts.

I replaced the front speakers with some kicker's which aren't great but they fit the very shallow spot that was available. The old ones had foam surrounds that had completely rotted, and they distorted like mad.

I need to get a new compressor (for the aircond) as it finally has given up the ghost (system is still holding full pressure). So that's going to be a bit of an expense, but something I need to do with summer coming up!

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Old 5th November 2017, 08:42 AM   #14
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Daily driver BMW 118d.
2l diesel with 118hp stock (probably chip tuned by previous owner) and manual transmission.
Unlikely to be tuned.
Your Beemer has either the M47 or its successor N47 motor.
Used in a number of cars, not all BMWs, its output ranges from 114hp to 204hp in the 123d.

The M47 was a super reliable engine but the N47 had a propensity to throw timing chains essentially destroying the motor. I think the problem was eventually sorted during 2013 production.

My old Rover 75 estate has the M47 which started off with 116hp but its ECU died (the only fault in 6years) and it now has 136hp without an increase in fuel consumption.
A bit too late I found out that for 350 I could have got the ECU of a BMW 320d fitted giving 168hp.
Still quite happy given that the car cost me 1600 to buy because the s/h prices dropped by 50% after Rover ceased to exist.

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Unlikely to be tuned.
Your Beemer has either the M47 or its successor N47 motor.
Used in a number of cars, not all BMWs, its output ranges from 114hp to 204hp in the 123d.

The M47 was a super reliable engine but the N47 had a propensity to throw timing chains essentially destroying the motor. I think the problem was eventually sorted during 2013 production.

My old Rover 75 estate has the M47 which started off with 116hp but its ECU died (the only fault in 6years) and it now has 136hp without an increase in fuel consumption.
A bit too late I found out that for 350 I could have got the ECU of a BMW 320d fitted giving 168hp.
Still quite happy given that the car cost me 1600 to buy because the s/h prices dropped by 50% after Rover ceased to exist.
Why is this unlikely? It has the m47tu2d20 with common rail.
One of the previous owners have spent the money to upgrade the complete exhaust system, a strange thing to do if the engine is stock.
It feels much quicker then 122hp (i quoted the wrong stock power in my previous post), that's why I suspect that it's tuned.

Normal figures for a remap on this engine is 160hp/380nm

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I thought you meant 118 after tuning.
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I need to get a new compressor (for the aircond) as it finally has given up the ghost (system is still holding full pressure). So that's going to be a bit of an expense, but something I need to do with summer coming up!
Recharging the A/C is about the only satisfying work I have done on my Corvette. I just bought a whole bunch of those DIY recharge bottles from China, probably much more than necessary, in fear that I would wreck it, but it seems to have worked well. I got to full pressure without having to use the 2nd bottle of refrigerant. I think some countries' environmental regulations actually prevent them from sale.

I had an old lemon of a Honda Accord in which the compressor seized and burned through the belt. It was long ago in the days of individual belts, and I literally did nothing at all and still drove the car with a seized compressor for many thousands of kms after that.
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I thought about pulling the compressor myself but wasn't sure on the (safe) discharging,. recharging, and the lubricant.

The original charge was R134A but it currently has Butane (which requires only 1/3 the pressure). New compressor is about $295 but new compressor plus labour is about $800!

I've removed it (but left pipes connected) when I took the sump off, it was a PITA job!! so I know why the labour charge is high

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AFAIK the lubricant is the hard part. I've read horror stories where someone burned through a rebuilt compressor in minutes because of misreading the oil in the system. When I did mine I used a couple of filter plugs to read oil per the instructions but I have no idea of how the results were to be interpreted. I added a can of dessicant and a can of lubricant to try and play it safe.
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The aircon in my toyota camry vienta grande v6 is shot due to a leaky hose. I cannot find the hose online. But yeah I wouldn't recharge it myself I would leave it up to the experts. Just have to yet to get around to paying for it. Replacing the shock absorbers and springs would be the first on my list before I tackled the aircon.

It seems more likely that I will be keeping the vienta grande (flashy name of saying camry) and selling the ford because rust is digging into the ford quite a lot and because I like the interior and exterior on the camry.

If I were to bring the ford up to the same standards as the camry I would have to pay:
$500 for a towball kit
$500 for a new leather interior
$300-500 to repair external damage done to a side impact by a towball.
$500-1000 for a head gasket replacement
$300 for a new bonnet (rust has gotten into the bonnet to the point that it falls out in chunks)
$200 on a new drivers side airbag/horn doesn't work and it needs to be replaced as a set.
$0 on aircon as it already works.
$0 on struts and springs as they are in great shape

and then more money spent on the paint job (paint job is down to the paint coat, clear coat is gone on the roof) and repairing rust.

But if I spend on doing the camry up I get to keep the leather interior and:
$1000 for repairing/recharging the aircon
$1200 for replacing the struts/springs
$100 for a rear seatbelt replacement
$0 camry already has a towball and wiring completed

I think thats about it for the camry.

Hopefully you can understand my predicament here. On one hand I've got a nice camry with a good body and a bit of power and on the other I've got a monster falcon which has tons more power but is rusting away. Me and falcons go back a fair way and I've always had problems with rust with them but when it comes to camry's I've had little issues with rust, except for that one Celica that I had which rusted around the sunroof.
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