Sump cleanout

On draining the last of the oil after removing the turbo oil lines I noticed the presence of water in the sump. This wasn’t through running, thankfully, simply after standing for a while. On further investigation I found that water had got in through holes in the dish of the ‘deluxe’ bonnet and had run…

Exhaust Manifold 200di

I fitted this in July but just realised I didn’t write it up then. As part of my experiment in running the vehicle without turbo it was necessary to fit an exhaust manifold using the ‘Glencoyne’ method. The aim was to fit the only manifold I could get hold of (part number ERC9688) which is normally fitted to…

Starter motor clean up, new year gig

With easy access to the starter motor I quickly discovered the intermittent starting problems were almost certainly due to the loose connection to the positive input (combined with the poor crimp on the ‘switch’ terminal). It turned out the nut wasn’t even finger-tight and held in place with dried-on mud. It seemed a bit daft not to remove…

Turbo out – 200di

Apologies for the lack of activity on my blog, this is because, nothing has happened! I’ve had recurring man-flu since receiving the flu-jab in October, and lots of gigs, due in part to someone else’s misfortune. I have been depping mostly for Kenny and The Motives while their regular bass player recovers from illness. Although I…