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Re: David Hallworth's Blog aka All Things V6!

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CitroJim wrote: You'll not be very far distant from me
Wherever that might be, I see your avatar location has changed yet again :-D

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Re: David Hallworth's Blog aka All Things V6!

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Mandrake wrote: Wherever that might be, I see your avatar location has changed yet again :-D
That's accurate Simon, I'm in North Bucks, not far from the Bedfordshire and Northants borders and resident, where I have been for many years, in the same town that's the spiritual home of Aston Martin and famous for having am M1 Service station in it's midst...

There is also a new town nearby...

This is like the 'Round Britain Quiz....

I love the town but hate the region with a passion...

Name that town!!!!

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Re: David Hallworth's Blog aka All Things V6!

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Sorry Jim, I really have no idea. :lol: The only time I've been "down south" in the time I've been in the UK are brief stopovers at Heathrow and Manchester airport...

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Re: David Hallworth's Blog aka All Things V6!

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Have a look at "Milk and Beans" on the map, and then just a bit north... :wink:

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Re: David Hallworth's Blog aka All Things V6!

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Well after a 500 mile round trip today I've got the engine and gearbox back home.

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Looks small on the trailer :)

Need to get a proper look at it tomorrow but on initial inspection it looks clean enough, no obvious major oil leaks, aux belt is buggered but that's not a problem as it'll be getting new belts before going in. When it's been taken out some of the pipework has been cut so I need to try and work out whats what.

Gearbox looks like it's been pressure washed after being drained of oil so it's in the boot of the car as there was other stuff to go on the trailer after the engine. Am tempted to send the box in for inspection/overhaul before fitting it so I know it's as good as it can be although apparently it had only done 80k before being removed.

Got given a bag with a 406 Automatic ECU, 406 Manual ECU as well as the key with transponder in it for both, the wiring loom is still on the engine, and all the bell housing bolts are there too :)

More pictures to follow.

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Re: David Hallworth's Blog aka All Things V6!

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CitroJim wrote:
Mandrake wrote: Wherever that might be, I see your avatar location has changed yet again :-D
That's accurate Simon, I'm in North Bucks, not far from the Bedfordshire and Northants borders and resident, where I have been for many years, in the same town that's the spiritual home of Aston Martin and famous for having am M1 Service station in it's midst...

There is also a new town nearby...

This is like the 'Round Britain Quiz....

I love the town but hate the region with a passion...

Name that town!!!!
Can i take a guess?

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Re: David Hallworth's Blog aka All Things V6!

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Chris570 wrote:
CitroJim wrote:
Mandrake wrote: Wherever that might be, I see your avatar location has changed yet again :-D
That's accurate Simon, I'm in North Bucks, not far from the Bedfordshire and Northants borders and resident, where I have been for many years, in the same town that's the spiritual home of Aston Martin and famous for having am M1 Service station in it's midst...

There is also a new town nearby...

This is like the 'Round Britain Quiz....

I love the town but hate the region with a passion...

Name that town!!!!
Can i take a guess?
would it be an anagram of "pelt grown panel"? or "rat pen well pong"?
I think I may have too much time on my hands...

BTW, I would recommend resealing the cam blocks while you are changing the timing belt.

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Re: David Hallworth's Blog aka All Things V6!

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DHallworth wrote: Looks small on the trailer :)
For a three litre V6 they are incredibly compact. Take off the heads and you can almost pop the block in your pocket...

Such a gorgeous little engine :P

I very much second Mike's recommendation about doing the cam covers whilst you can with ease.

Simon, I'm disappointed. The only clues you need to identify my place of abode is Aston Martin and an M1 Service Area...

And to help you, not much of the M1 runs through Buckinghamshire :wink:

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Re: David Hallworth's Blog aka All Things V6!

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It'll look good under the bonnet of that Activa David...! When it comes to hoiking the old lump out and dropping that new one in, I'd be up for lending a hand on the end of the engine crane if required (children notwithstanding!).

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Re: David Hallworth's Blog aka All Things V6!

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Well, it looks like I have taken on another project since I got back home with the engine and gearbox.

Luke posted a message saying he was breaking his V6 C5 which I thought seemed an awful shame looking at the pictures of it so I've decided to go over on the ferry and collect the car and see if we can coax the old girl back into life.

Am just trying to sort out a date with Luke that suits us both and we'll be going over on the ferry for a day out :)

Think my line will be "It's amazing what you can find on a day out" as I pull up at home with it on the trailer.

Here's Luke's pictures of my next arrival:

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Am really looking forward to getting a chance at trying to get it started.

David.

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Re: David Hallworth's Blog aka All Things V6!

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I'm sure it'll go again David and if anyone its who who can do that!

Good luck with it 8-)

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Re: David Hallworth's Blog aka All Things V6!

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The C5s are growing on me, perhaps as cars evolve and the older C5s look a bit different. I used to dislike them for not being quirky enough.
Good luck with getting it started!
Dave

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Re: David Hallworth's Blog aka All Things V6!

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The more time I spend with the original shape C5, had ours over 4 years now, the more it grows on me. I really am close to thinking that it is no better or worse looking than the facelifted C5s. In some ways the originals are better built than the facelifts too, in other ways not. I think it will come into its own when Xantias and XMs are getting very scarce, they already are much more popular on here than they were just a couple of years ago. Not bad cars at all, I think you will like it David :)

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Re: David Hallworth's Blog aka All Things V6!

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The more time I spend with the original shape C5, had ours over 4 years now, the more it grows on me. I really am close to thinking that it is no better or worse looking than the facelifted C5s. In some ways the originals are better built than the facelifts too, in other ways not. I think it will come into its own when Xantias and XMs are getting very scarce, they already are much more popular on here than they were just a couple of years ago. Not bad cars at all, I think you will like it David :)

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Re: David Hallworth's Blog aka All Things V6!

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Compared to a lot of the gawky and awkwardly styled modern stuff Chris, I agree. the original C5 does start to look good...

Neighbour has some Hyundai Chelsea Tractor thing. Hideous. Lights styled on Dame Edna's glasses...

Another neighbour has a lardy-arsed Mundaneo.

Those two vehicles are never going to look good however long you wait....