Was driving home and there was a plume of blue smoke coming from the exhaust AND from every breather on the engine, when revved. I managed to get it home but it was running on three cylinders and was leaving a smoke screen 007 would have been proud of!
Nice little puddle of oil had been ejected from the back left cylinder head breather too.
Anyway, I can't afford to rebuild the engine or swap something else into it so, it has to go as-is. My mini has eaten almost all of my funds lately.
I'll get some pictures up when I get a chance but won't be until the weekend (ie when its light!).
H Reg umbella model, WITH umbrella!
Multi spoke alloys with new tyres fitted earlier this year
Clio/Evo brake upgrade up front. Running high carbon discs with Mintex 1144 pads
Rear brakes are Mtec pads & x-drilled discs
All brakes were replaced before MOT in July (I think it was July, might've been August)
Braided brake hoses all round
Polybushed front end
Polybushed rear track control arm bushes (the big ones at the front of the arms)
New clutch, Bob's reinforced fork and rear crank seal replaced December last year
Silicone coolant & boost hoses throughout
After market VTA dump valve (doesn't leak, at all!)
Adjustable FPR with gauge permanently installed
Fuel pump hardwired/relayed to battery
Polybushed upper left engine mount
Hybrid turbo (rebuilt 2016) with Dawes device fitted
All the idle/tickover gubbins work perfectly and idles at 1000rpm. You can even adjust the idle speed up/down with the screw!!
3" 'Bogdan' stainless steel turbo elbow mated to 3" powerflow exhaust. Has MLS exhaust manifold gasket fitted.
Ramair induction kit
Bumper guard fitted to front
Has tow eye cover!
I have a few spares for it in a box that would go with the car. Includes old ignition amplifiers, coil standard airbox etc. Also have the original gearbox that needs the bearings replaced as a spare.
FUBAR engine. Does run and drive but probably not for much longer.
Tailgate ideally needs replaced. The previous owner replaced the lock cylinder with one from a different car and buggered the mounting hole for it. I replace the whole lock set and managed to get a proper R lock to fit but, it isn't pretty.
Again, said (asshole) previous owner removed the wind deflectors from the doors with what appeared to be a screwdriver, damaging the paint. I touched this up when I first got the car three years ago. There's no rust, just needs rubbing down and spraying properly.
The car is almost thirty years young and on its original paint. Its a little picky here and there BUT still looks very good when polished up. The only welding its ever had was at the rear of the passenger side rear arch, kinda below the fuel filler cap. There was a 2" section cut out and replaced and the whole quarter sprayed over. You'd never know it had been done! The mechanic who did the clutch job for me said it was REALLY clean underneath, in fact better than his '08 plate Impreza track car.
Looking for £4750ovno
(unless everyone thinks that's ridiculous)
cheers for now,