My £500 sdi

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My £500 sdi

Post by Mk2kompressor » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:52 pm

Thought I'd start a build thread of my own, £500 fishing caddy Image
Plans are:
Service (fuel filter bolts look untouched for years!)
Fix the rough idle (hopefully the above fixes)
Fit a non leaking radiator and new fan as the original has fallen off Image
Spend days and days cleaning all the interior plastics.
Soundproof/board/carpet and install some gadgets as it is as basic as can be.
Maybe go for a colour change after I've done the bodywork (just boring clean nothing special)

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This sort of colour

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Or just primer grey the whole thing

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Re: My £500 sdi

Post by Mk2kompressor » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:55 pm

After work today I removed the battery tray as it needs a new gearbox mount, found a loose vac pipe floating around!
Goes to the valve above the inlet manifold and was kinked closed.
I'm sure it's the egr valve?
Maybe that's part of the rough idle


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Re: My £500 sdi

Post by D green » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:14 pm

Nice to see another old caddy being saved


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Re: My £500 sdi

Post by ilz2729 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:22 pm

Awesome stuff


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My £500 sdi

Post by Mk2kompressor » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:34 am

Just picked up:

Touran seats and bases
carpet set
Centre console/armrest
Headlight switch
All for £70!

Bonus £4.50 found whilst removing it all
Today will again be spent cleaning the above and trying to service it




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Re: My £500 sdi

Post by Celticrsmith » Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:28 pm

Bargain hunter!! Love the '2.0 and slow' slogan btw. So true too haha

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Re: My £500 sdi

Post by Mk2kompressor » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:55 pm

Service done, haven't seen oil that bad or a fuel filter that bad in a long time!
Managed to find a radiator fan setup (twin one) so new rad tomorrow.
Found the lower subframe engine mount is on its last legs so ordering a poly insert for it (looks a bastard to change!)


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Re: My £500 sdi

Post by Mk2kompressor » Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:23 pm

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Must remember to get the rear carpet and the rest of the armrest parts Image

Seats need cleaning some more later so seat covers hiding the grot

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Got to install the radiator later and she's good for a few tip runs Image


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Re: My £500 sdi

Post by Mk2kompressor » Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:34 pm

Well, today hasn't gone as well as I hoped!
The fan was the wrong type so I went hunting for another option, drove 2hrs to Peterborough and back to collect the correct fan and rad assembly (£50)
Rushed home to fit it, removed the bumper and it turns out the lower part of the front panel is in 5 pieces!
Held together by the bumper isn't good lol
Whole front panel required


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Re: My £500 sdi

Post by D green » Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:48 pm

Sound like you have the same luck as me


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Re: My £500 sdi

Post by Mk2kompressor » Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:01 pm

D green wrote:Sound like you have the same luck as me Image


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Re: My £500 sdi

Post by Daltzz » Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:37 pm

Love a cheap caddy, good work so far :D

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Re: My £500 sdi

Post by Mk2kompressor » Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:18 pm

Fitting in with the budget build, I've just sourced a cheap mechless touchscreen with rear view camera.
This has my brain going as it has an extra av input, I also have a home theatre shuttle pc laying around along with a few other gizmos including a mini projector lol
That's for another time though.
For now the rad is finally in and getting warm but still no fan kicking in


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Re: My £500 sdi

Post by Mk2kompressor » Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:41 pm

Installed a new radio surround for my cheapo screen, put some injector cleaner in it and ran it to the shops



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Re: My £500 sdi

Post by Mk2kompressor » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:52 pm

Just been driving it the last few days to work the treatment in, only 3x 5 mile trips and already feels like it has a smoother throttle response!

On another note, phase 2 of operation cut the bulkheads is in full swing (excuse the grass, my gardeners are on holiday)

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