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Is that K-YAK Andrew? Is it still living and being used?

The LPG conversion on my Prestige is much better than that one, thankfully :lol:

I wouldn't have got it had the boot been taken up with a massive LPG tank. However I do have the spare wheel in the boot, which is a bit of a downside. Im thinking about getting a can of tyre-weld, removing the wheel from the boot and praying I dont have a dramatic loss of a tyre. :lol:
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Volvo space saver Chris. They have the same stud pattern.
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That is a very interesting idea, I guess it would take up a bit less boot space and I could always carpet over it to hide it a little.
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Yep that's KYAC - still in rude health and just fresh from a new MOT and 6 month's tax.
You may recall I caught some diesel on a mini roundabout and went roundabout removing
a rear wheel in the process? Don't mention it had a boot full of heavy kit and I wasn't exactly
dawdling at 1:00am...

I had to swap the whole arm as it ripped off the hub and the front hub casting BENT at the
lug where the lower balljoint attached pitching the whole camber of the front wheel!! :shock:

Hey, sorry, this is turning into my blog but does illustrate how indestructible these are even
when you abuse them!! Reading this Vince!? lol

The only thing is I damaged the wing when the wheel detached...

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How much is a full decent respray these days!? I'm having to scrap a mint SEi H plate BLACK 2.0 i sans cat saloon as it needs a sorted autobox which would be a so much easier and cheaper DIY swap proposition surely... :shock:

Somebody had a spare healthy box recently IIRC?
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I may add it has FCSH and excellent ownership history and still drives - just no final 4th
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andmcit wrote:How much is a full decent respray these days!? I'm having to scrap a mint SEi H plate BLACK 2.0 i sans cat saloon as it needs a sorted autobox which would be a so much easier and cheaper DIY swap proposition surely... :shock:

Somebody had a spare healthy box recently IIRC?
ME! :wink:
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Glad to see KYAC is still going, looks like a tidy car :)
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andmcit wrote:How much is a full decent respray these days!? I'm having to scrap a mint SEi H plate BLACK 2.0 i sans cat saloon as it needs a sorted autobox which would be a so much easier and cheaper DIY swap proposition surely... :shock:

Somebody had a spare healthy box recently IIRC?
ME! :wink:
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It has a Turbo! :-D

Well, it did :(

I found the lever which operates the wastegate to be stuck more than half way open. I freed it off a bit and the spring pulled it closed, I worked it a good few times and every time the wastegate was shutting. I took it out for a quick spin and the turbo was working, it pulled the car up a steep dual carrigeway incline at a very good speed. However on the way back the turbo went off, Ive just put the car back up the ramps and the wastegate lever is right open now, more than it was before. So I need to free that off more and see if that improves things. At least the turbo seems fine.

However this did not cure the slow get away from a stand still, it kind of bogs down and then moves away quite slowly until 2000rpm when it picks up, and when the turbo was functioning it was off like mad.

Ive tried the Lexia but im not having much luck with it yet, my first time running it on a twin pin S1 XM and its not playing ball just yet.

So what could be causing the slow get aways at low revs? It must be sensor related but which? Im tempted to swap the boost contoller (standard one) from the Xantia (its only plugged in on that to avoid too many EML errors) to the XM and see how that goes. Seems more like a MAF problem though ...
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Surely the bogging down of the acceleration is one of
the 'joys' or characteristics of having an auto box!? lol

OK. It must be adjustment of the kickdown cable
- check the second cable off the top of the gearbox that
is run off the throttle quadrant and check it's adjustment.
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sounds to me like the wastegate isnt closing properly, you need big revs to get the turbo spooling fast enough if half the exhaust is still leaking past a (by now) leaky crud coated waste gate.
Get some penitrating oil on it, if this fails then you may have to take the waste gate arm off and run a drill bit through the hinge to clean all the rust off and put a smear of copper grease on it when it goes back together.

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Ive spent a good while freeing it off again and it seems pretty free now. Ive also replaced the air filter, which I did at the same time as freeing, so not sure if that has made the difference or not. however, it is now much quicker off the mark, I can do pretty speedy getwaways now! The wastegate has not stuck again yet, im about to take it for a longer run to see how things go.
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Citroenmad wrote:Ive spent a good while freeing it off again and it seems pretty free now. Ive also replaced the air filter, which I did at the same time as freeing, so not sure if that has made the difference or not. however, it is now much quicker off the mark, I can do pretty speedy getwaways now! The wastegate has not stuck again yet, im about to take it for a longer run to see how things go.
Application of copious amounts of copaslip suitable?
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Italian tune up works wonders! It's probably always been driven sedately!
Some 'sport spec' cars are only ever bought for their attractive trim level
and never actually driven in anger!