The Evolution of my SE4 over nearly 12 years (Pic Heavy)

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Re: The Evolution of my SE4 over nearly 12 years (Pic Heavy)

by DanSE4 » Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:12 pm

It is definitely that time of year again & the SE4 emerged from my garage last weekend.

First things first & get her up in the air!

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Usual oil & filter change & then had to decide what I wanted to do on my list pre or post MOT. Didn't really matter to be honest as it passed with no advisories last year & I've only covered 351 miles in it since but figured I'd get the bits done that require all 4 corners up on stands while I'm swapping back to the alloys (have a combination of space savers, an old alloy & an axle stand for storage lol).

First off on went the M-Tec rear disks & bought last month.

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New pads & anti-rattle springs at the same time (as much as Mr McVittie may protest, the handbrake shoes were barely worn so didn't see the need to replace those :wink: ).

Mrs DanSE4 very kindly got me a set of Goodridge braided brake hoses for Crimbo so on they went too.

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Had a bit of a problem bleeding the O/S/R rear but a borrow of a 12v pressure bleeder sorted that one.

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Back on wheels & we're almost there.

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Out of the garage again this morning as I need to book the MOT for next week so to satisfy my MOT paranoia I spent several hours giving it a thorough clean. Carpets done, leather treated, plastics done, wheel sealant on & every nook & cranny cleared of any grime.

All shiny now!

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So, MOT next week & then, in a month or so, I'll hit the rest of the "to do" list.

Blue injectors to fit, replacement rear exhaust manifold to fit, knock sensors to check & torque correctly & then I guess I'll go from there! :)
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Re: The Evolution of my SE4 over nearly 12 years (Pic Heavy)

by craigyboy » Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:01 pm

Looking good Dan :handgestures-thumbup:
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Re: The Evolution of my SE4 over nearly 12 years (Pic Heavy)

by BigDaz » Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:06 pm

Keep up the good work Dan :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: The Evolution of my SE4 over nearly 12 years (Pic Heavy)

by DanSE4 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:54 pm

MOT passed today, 3 advisories though the cheeky gits! :axed:

Nothing bad though, first was brake fluid level just above minimum. Not surprised after all the brake work done at the weekend & the 15 mile drive to the test centre this morning was the first drive it's had since doing it so top up & job done.

Other two were for the rubbers on the track rod ends being slightly deteriorated so no sleep lost over those! :)

The poor old girl had to spend the rest of the afternoon sat out the back of my office in the rain. :(

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The tester & the garage owner both commented to me, when I picked it up, about how surprisingly low my emissions were. Neither said that it was a bad thing so I guess all is good with this.

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Yes, for the more "Eagle Eyed" among you it does still say 2498cc as I did change the V5 when I did the 2.5 conversion but I keep forgetting to do the same with the 3.2. On my "to do" list though lol!
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Re: The Evolution of my SE4 over nearly 12 years (Pic Heavy)

by craigyboy » Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:35 pm

Always good when they pass mate.
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Re: The Evolution of my SE4 over nearly 12 years (Pic Heavy)

by Streaky » Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:25 pm

Hey man, I'd like to know more about your 3.2 swap if you don't mind? Did having the 2.5 in already make it easier or was it a completely different ballpark?

How was the fitment, did you have problems with engine mounts or anything like that?
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