Kban long adventure...

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Re: Kban long adventure...

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So, the general run down that what has been done.

Front Disks and Pads.
Rear pads
Rear spheres
Free up rear suspension linkage rod.
Rear end of exhaust
New Clutch
New Multi layer steel gasket
Swapped off side caliper due to siezing on
New Cam belt and Water Pump
New Altinator belt
New HP Pump belt
New Regulator sphere
Welded both out riggers at the front
Checked rear subframe pipe work, all looked well and been sprayed with Spray Underseal
Remove Dash, to free up heater air flow flaps now lovly and free.
New heater matrix
Replaced right Hand display (Clock) for a non bleeding LCD Clock

The upshot of all this is ive enjoyed dooing all this but wont get the pleasure of trying it all out for long. However, I should feel confidant that she should give the new onwer some good service.

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Re: Kban long adventure...

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Cleaned up the metal bumper re-enforcer panel cleaned the loose rust off, KuRusted it, and then after that gone off applied spray under seal to it..

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Also while I had the under seal spray applied it to the subframe too.. (Forgot to pic that bit )

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ALL Back together now.. light, horn and general check over has everything working.

Just need to see to the exhaust joint and make sure they are pressed in together properly and we can possibly see to an MOT.. OH and fit a single spoke steering wheel... ;) :D :D :D

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Re: Kban long adventure...

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She drove brilliantly up to the MOT garage, at 18 miles away! Temp stopped at two Lines under the 90 deg which Im PERFECTLY happy with. Nice warm heater too! LOVED every moment of the drive too, and in comparison to the Xantia... well, Id say pretty much close performance wise. The XUD TD is more of a shove and go in a smaller window, where the HDi has a wider smoother power delivery. I like the Shove and Go feeling of the XUD though..

So, an hour later, and we have a CLEAN MOT with NO advisories!!! :) :) :)

So, now between now and collection date I shall do some fettleing, best I can.

Im openingly happy, or unhappy to say I wish I wasn't selling, but needs must, and deal done! I sincerley HOPE that Charles will be happy with her. Ill need to try and find a glove box catch, but I doubt I will before the car goes.

Had a small moment when I got back I noticed the RHD (Clock) would be on in dim mode when the key was off, but with the ignition on the clock was dimming off and going off.

Remembering a recent post somewhere else I remembered that was a loss of Earth to the clock, and sure enough, it was. So a re directed earth to the clock saw the service resumed.

Also the outside temp doesnt work. Ill TRY and see to that before she goes.

For me? Well, almost over, its been enjoyable, but learent a few new things, IE: Rear quarter glass repairs etc. Ill miss this car very much, but also look forward to seeing the car at rallies, like KVG that Vince has got.

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I guess the answer is ..........................

And so onto the next... ;) FOR ME THIS TIME... :lol:

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Re: Kban long adventure...

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Took some final pictures today immediatly after a wash..

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and a quick hoover

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Looks better in the Pics then she is.. I just Hope Mr M is happy with her.... :!: :?

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Re: Kban long adventure...

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THE RETURN.. K Ban Comes back to me... with more to do......

With SPECIAL thanks to some of you who helped with this, I have got this 2.1 SD back with me, and sice it was with her last owner a few things had been done..

She had a new strut top (Cannot remeber which side now)
Towbar been wired up nicely and painted
Another heater matrix was fitted, but this has invertable knocked out the Temp guage..
The window on the drivers side had come out of its runner, I removed the clip and put it back in. Electrically it works, just needs another guide clip now.
Drivers Door card mauled during removal.. to a point of virtual destroyment..
A hole in the passener side cill needs welding up before she even sniffs the road again!

After getting her home, which we were lucky to have constant dry weather she has now sat while I clear up other things that need sorting and getting out the way! So once thats done, and we have a fresh MOT I shall put some latest pics up.

Will I sell again? Dont think I will, I want to enjoy her for a while now this time!

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Re: Kban long adventure...

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To do new list:

Weld Hole in Off side front outer Cill.
Fit plastic clip to the window in the seal guide to stop it tilting forward.
Remove Fuel Pump and work on the dead and seized in place glow plug so we can have perfect no smoke starting.
Sort glove box out, new release catch and get the gas strut sorted out so that is in perfect order!

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Re: Kban long adventure...

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Leak alert... outside mums.. tiny patch on the road from offside rear subframe..

A quick look shows the off side brake pipe right by the curly pipe bracket has popped a hole..

So.. weight out the boot so little pressure in brakes a repair to follow weekend.. lucky it weeps only when brakeing..

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The fun and games continue today..

A rear brake pipe decided to leak so it needed changing.. no problem quick job..

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Back box off first to gain room..

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Then the rear arm covers off

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Ahhhhhh thats better .. a bit more room..

So i wiggled the pipe out and got another in .. then come bleed time there was a huge puddle at the front... front wheel off but by now that annoyed no further pics.. the flexi pipe was routed incorrectly and the front wheel has rubbed through and cut it open..
So after that decided to check the main pipes on the passenger side that go up onto the subframe.. couple of pipes needed a rub down and some under seal on them...

Heres the cause of the original leak.. though not as bad as the other side..

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All sorted now and better brakes after a bleed all round..

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Re: Kban long adventure...

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Ok. Two jobs ticked off..

I forgot to list above the noisy and weakening wiper motor..

So firstly swapped the LH display..

Steering wheel off..
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This is how the display was showing..
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Ideally take the cowling off from around the stalks.. a tip here.. to ease getting the top cover off remove the plugs from the two stalks.. this gives better clearance for getting the top section out..

Now remove the heater front panel.. roatry panel..
Prise out the blower speed and air direction roatrys
Remove the two black screws..
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Pull the panel away the middle one will come with it. Pop out the slider lever too.

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Remove the four brass torx screws..

Theres two screws under the dash holding the front from below
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Remove those..

Then theres two more hidden screws behind the central display.. under the speedo cover cowling..

Remove the two blanking covers
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Take the screws out.. then slightly tricky lever the front edge upwards.. carefully..
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Be carefull.. it can break and has on this one.. then prise up and towards you away from the clocks..
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Then the two hidden screws can be found..
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Remove the vents from the centre.. theres snap clips that need prising out to allow the front half housing the three displays towards you..
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Disconnect the clock and centre warning and LH display plugs and move it forwards.. theres no need to unplug the lower switchs..

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The display is held in with simmilar snap clips like the heater vent section over behind the centre vents..

Remove n replace..

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Ahhh thats better

Reassemble!!!

I also swapped out the wiper assey too

Scuttle trim off

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Ahh theres the blighter..
Wiper arms off.. 2x 13mm nuts.. the assey is held in by 3 10mm headded bolts.. thats all
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Tip.. for removing the assy from the scuttle area.. its a slight fiddle but if you pop off the arm for the nearside wiper it will all come out with a wiggle here n there..
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Refit... then press the arm back on.. reasemble

Two down..

Wheel bearing, glove box, and plipper and she be virtually perfect..

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Re: Kban long adventure...

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And it works ... lol

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Re: Kban long adventure...

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Well two small holes in the cill sorted.. But.. Not quite as you expect..what start as a small hole end up massive


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Theres the rear most patch in... Above

And finished..
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And the centre patch..


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All sealed and sorted.. Just need to do front nearside wheel bearing and a valet...

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Re: Kban long adventure...

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It has been decided that K ban WILL Leave me again, we are now full circle and up to date here along with Club XMs version of events.

The car will be going to a loving owner, but not till some custom work has been done, that being interior work...



The wheel bearing has arrived and that ill get fitted to a hub and onto the car over next two weeks.. While the other option was asked to kit her out.

Leather, electric arm rest and wood effect door cards.. While i was in there with the cloth seats out i had to swap the carpet over to another..

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What ever was on the carpet had ruined it.. But it was like that when she originally arrived with me..

Anyway.. Job almost done.. Seats and three door cards in.. The option of swap to black carpet was offered but declined and asked to stay grey..

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Leather looks better then it is by that i mean a few efforts of leather treatment should see it nice again. Its not ripped just been in storage a while..

Comming along nicely..

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Re: Kban long adventure...

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Right, electric arm rest working, as a frame, I had to wire the thing up from scratch though not hard at all...

By refering to the diagram...

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and focusing on the diagram for switch 168 it represents the rear window switch on the centre console.

All that is needed is a switch, a plug that fits it and 5 wires.. 2 earths one positive feed and two out to the motor. The switch actives positive and negative feed be reversing the polarity to the motor for each direction.


A1 and B5 are power out direct to the motor... Power into Pin B4 and earth A4 and B2 and jobs a guddun.

Nice and simple.

Just need now to fit the box and thats inside done for now. Next is to get the nearside wheel bearing fitted to a hub and stuck on the car.

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Re: Kban long adventure...

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Suprise progress today. I can never tell when it can happen...

Two jobs done.. I went to the garage and picked up the Hub for the front nearside, with a nice new bearing fitted.. ten pounds well spent!!

So, I manage to get that fitted to the car and then decided the one other big job to get out the way was to swap the thermostat. K ban has been suffering with over cooling for a while now.. so up on ramps, as 2.1 thermostats are on the back above the lower off side engine mount.. to my suprise one bolt was already missing from the housing...

Anyway, after much arsing around and getting ratchets in at the correct angle to get at the bolts we managed to get the bolts out and the thermostat, and there was the answer for the over cooling....

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Yup.. thats preciesly how it came out.... with that rubber seal stuck in it!

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That stat was only open this tiny amount but enough to over cool!

So two big ones out the way.

I need to now look at the ambigious Rear Left Side Light defective error, and NO its not an earth, or it is, but Ive already put one in soldered to the lamp .. those normally pop up ever time you indicate. This one stays off while the lights are off, but with my lights on it may stay off or all of a sudden while driving it will just pop up... but the light is clearly working!


However, while working... me and Ban had a fight...

KBan ... 1
Me ...... 0

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It bloody hurts too!!!

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Re: Kban long adventure...

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Great read Paul , you've done sterling work on the old girl .

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