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Title: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on February 28, 2015, 15:33:35 PM
Right time to start this thread.....as you all might know my se6 is sorn`ed since last November.....due to a water leak from the thermostat housing....after months of research and gathering info from various ppl...threads etc I have now started to get a few bits i may or may not need lol.......plus draw on your guys knowledge....so shes sat on a mates drive.....

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2015-01-27%2013.36.29_zpsnkkvcghx.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2015-01-27%2013.36.29_zpsnkkvcghx.jpg.html)

This is not the "best side" as you can see the damaged rear panel.....thats way down the to do list..... :-\

The thermostat housing goes down the side of the block and feeds coolant to the head...then goes round the back of the block and splits into two for the hoses.(Now thanks to the Awesome   C411BRA REBORN thread I now have a few pictures and a better idea of the task ahead...thanks Scoobytoo hope you dont mind me using a few pictures mate.)

This is the housing...
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/ceb3b6bc-385c-43de-a7d1-11cfaa49755b_zpsbhj0tgf7.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/ceb3b6bc-385c-43de-a7d1-11cfaa49755b_zpsbhj0tgf7.jpg.html)

And where it comes out the back....

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/5b16aa02-063f-4266-bdb9-f3feaaa4f707_zpsq1a6079a.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/5b16aa02-063f-4266-bdb9-f3feaaa4f707_zpsq1a6079a.jpg.html)

The housing its self...
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/3d7b8d119cbcc9f2533cdbe36ae1dbd4_zpswsohn51s.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/3d7b8d119cbcc9f2533cdbe36ae1dbd4_zpswsohn51s.jpg.html)

And the seal that is leaking on the side of the head...

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/8D73DD71-2A9E-47A1-A940-8DE1133F4D67_zpsjgscqfcr.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/8D73DD71-2A9E-47A1-A940-8DE1133F4D67_zpsjgscqfcr.jpg.html)

Now after looking and Google`ing it seems the seal is only available in a head gasket set costing £27 upwards....just for one seal....the others i may need one day....but i found this gasket set on ebay and seems to have the right one in....i thought i would buy it for £4 inc postage.
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2015-02-10%2020.46.44_zpsmjb85pkm.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2015-02-10%2020.46.44_zpsmjb85pkm.jpg.html)

The seal on the right looks the same lol...nothing lost if its wrong.

I also got a water pump tool like this one just incase...cost £5

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/download%203_zpsvn1rhgkj.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/download%203_zpsvn1rhgkj.jpg.html)

And plan on getting this for the carnk/cam pully bolts...its a AEG inpact wrench.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2a5a9215-fedc-4632-9894-735f7df3633c_zpsariizd5f.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2a5a9215-fedc-4632-9894-735f7df3633c_zpsariizd5f.jpg.html)u

Now to get to this bugger i need to take off the Aux belt....cam covers....timing belt...cam sprocket....and back cover.....then the housing it self....on the way i plan on cleaning/painting anything i take off....ready to refit.....its going to be slow progress but i have nothing to lose....as funds are tight.......any info or tricks from you guys will be taken on bored.....theres a video on youtube that has come in handy too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6i7RrtXwb2Q
Not the same engine but close enough.

plus theres also the great guide to timing belts on here.

Thats as far as ive got.......so before i do the repair i need to make shure the engine runs...as its not been started for awhile...last time it turned but did not start...then the battery gave up due to low charge......i did get a code 21 before it was towed to the drive.

















Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on February 28, 2015, 20:34:01 PM
20 views and not one comment....
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: ALZ1307 on February 28, 2015, 20:49:02 PM
One comment :P
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on February 28, 2015, 20:56:21 PM
One comment :P

I'm so going to hurt you lol
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: Miscbrah on February 28, 2015, 22:02:46 PM
Two comments.

Seriously though, swapping that housing is a job I'd tackle myself in your shoes and I'm a RIGHT cack-hander. Haynes manual for torque settings, decent tools, cc.com on the laptop, few beers and you'll nail it.

May the force be with you.
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on February 28, 2015, 22:33:14 PM
Two comments.

Seriously though, swapping that housing is a job I'd tackle myself in your shoes and I'm a RIGHT cack-hander. Haynes manual for torque settings, decent tools, cc.com on the laptop, few beers and you'll nail it.

May the force be with you.

I like your thinking lol
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: steveE on March 01, 2015, 10:41:19 AM
Good luck with the project, it will be a great feeling once she is back on the road.
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on March 01, 2015, 11:04:55 AM
thanks mate....seems a long way away tho

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Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: scoobytoo on March 01, 2015, 19:48:04 PM
Looking at the 2 seals in the packet, the left one looks more like what I fitted it's not flat like the one on the left. I didn't have to remove the rear timing cover off... I removed the head instead :) I would take the pump out and replace it for the price of a new one, you will find some corrosion in the recess where it sits. Shouldn't need the tool.

If you need any help send me pm.

Dean
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on March 01, 2015, 20:33:02 PM
Looking at the 2 seals in the packet, the left one looks more like what I fitted it's not flat like the one on the left. I didn't have to remove the rear timing cover off... I removed the head instead :) I would take the pump out and replace it for the price of a new one, you will find some corrosion in the recess where it sits. Shouldn't need the tool.

If you need any help send me pm.

Dean

Thanks mate...I plan on buying a pump but need to find the right one...on my old 8v I bought the wrong one(early type c20ne).
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on March 02, 2015, 14:41:57 PM
so they all look the same to me lol i have a few on watch on ebay...but im not shure which one.

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Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: angus346 on March 02, 2015, 14:48:02 PM
Have you had any quotes to fix that rear panel yet mate? It was you who was hit by a lorry or something wasn't it, when the car was parked?
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: scoobytoo on March 02, 2015, 14:58:24 PM
I'll get the part number then you can cross ref with other manufactures.
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on March 02, 2015, 15:38:04 PM
thanks mate....!

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Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on March 02, 2015, 15:41:04 PM
Have you had any quotes to fix that rear panel yet mate? It was you who was hit by a lorry or something wasn't it, when the car was parked?

no...its only fairly small repair...notation deep dint....rub down...n skim with filler...etc.....Yeh it was parked up at the time. :'(

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Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on March 02, 2015, 15:43:31 PM
not a*        bloody phone n predictive text.

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Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: scoobytoo on March 02, 2015, 19:15:27 PM
QCP3058 is a pattern part to gross reference loads on the bay nice and cheap.
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on March 02, 2015, 19:19:52 PM
thanks mate.....do you know what size the crank pully bolts are ?

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Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: scoobytoo on March 02, 2015, 19:32:14 PM
thanks mate.....do you know what size the crank pully bolts are ?

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The big centre bolt 17mm the outer are torx
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on March 14, 2015, 12:50:27 PM
Right been out to the cally for a bit.....put some air in one tyre(slow leak)....so...anyway the plan is to get the car started so i know it runs....then i know all is well with the engine....and when i do the timing belt n seal i know its something ive done at that part if it dont start.

Ok right when it was parked up for a few weeks i always went out and started it 2-3 times a week.....but when i came to get it moved to the drive way it would not start...turns strong though....the ECU light came on...CODE 21 TPS sensor....Would this stop the car from starting....?

So today i went down to see what i can do....now Ive never really had a calibra not start so its a bit new to me......I checked all the connectors and earths and all seems fine.....what i need to check is......

1....is there a spark at the plugs...?
2....is there petrol being pumped...?
3....have i got beer in the fridge as later i`ll be stressed lol

ok No1 i have no idea so i will buy these.....http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/6-AND-12-VOLT-IN-LINE-SPARK-PLUG-PICK-UP-COIL-TESTER-IGNITION-DIAGNOSTIC-TOOL-/171389658158?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item27e79ea42e

No2...i can smell fuel..(little leak...near silver round thing near fuel rail inlet)

No3...sorted lol

Now...while the engine turns over ok after i turn the key back one click the ECU light flashes...(not always though)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUlzOD2d-vY

Might this be the Imobilzer(?)
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: ALZ1307 on March 14, 2015, 13:02:45 PM
AFAIK flashing like that is an immobiliser issue yeah.
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on March 14, 2015, 13:11:34 PM
AFAIK flashing like that is an immobiliser issue yeah.

AFAIK...?  lol Thanks for the reply like

So....I know a little about these....the key has a chip in....and communicates to a ring near the ignition ...?


So how do you fix it...?
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: ALZ1307 on March 14, 2015, 13:38:04 PM
As far as I know ;)

Yeah you got it, I'll try find some info, not had the problem myself!
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: scoobytoo on March 14, 2015, 13:46:00 PM
You'll need to get key re programmed, have you got a spare to try ?
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: ALZ1307 on March 14, 2015, 13:52:09 PM
You'll need to get key re programmed, have you got a spare to try ?

Why would it randomly not work though? Does it flash when cranking? I'd take battery off overnight and let it finish its strop lol!
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on March 14, 2015, 13:54:48 PM
i have two keys...a fat one with a light and a normal thin one...plus im sure i have another fat key at my mums.

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Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on March 14, 2015, 13:56:19 PM
it flashes after you stop cracking....the battery has been off for 2 week.

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Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: ALZ1307 on March 14, 2015, 14:20:59 PM
Mmmn I'm not convinced then, if it was imm I thought it flashed when cranking myself...... Red barring I think, replace TPS as that will f*ck up fueling,  air etc I think!
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: ALZ1307 on March 14, 2015, 14:24:08 PM
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vauxhall-CALIBRA-SINTRA-THROTTLE-POSITION-SENSOR-NEW-/370255382780

I think that's what I'd do .......
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on March 14, 2015, 14:30:26 PM
thanks for that...I'll get one

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Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: ALZ1307 on March 14, 2015, 14:38:25 PM
As I say I think that's what I'd be doing, not too much money either if it doesn't help, but that fact that's the code you've got....
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on March 14, 2015, 14:44:09 PM
As I say I think that's what I'd be doing, not too much money either if it doesn't help, but that fact that's the code you've got....

yeh it was on my "to do list" anyway.....Thanks again Alz !!

this looks like a handy bit of kit too

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fuel-Injection-Pump-Pressure-Injector-Tester-Test-Pressure-Gauge-Set-w-Case-/331499781139?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item4d2eed3c13
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on March 14, 2015, 22:46:01 PM
just a quick question...is the door locks have anything to  do with the immobiliser...? plus now this is strange there seems to be no power to the  clock too....lol
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: scoobytoo on March 14, 2015, 22:59:44 PM
If you can get sensor out bit of a crap location just under front engine/steering pump bracket. Might need pick up cleaning. Does the EML flash on cranking or after cranking. Can you do a paper clip test ?
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on March 14, 2015, 23:06:45 PM
I`ll do a paper clip test when i go over to the car next......the ecu light only flashed a few times after cranking...like in the video....the other times it just staied on like its stored a code...i just thought by unlocking the car manually (no power) it might conflict with the immobiliser ?
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: scoobytoo on March 14, 2015, 23:18:51 PM
Shouldn't do, the pick up is around steering lock for immobiliser. Have touched anything in the engine bay since the last time it was running. Is the fuel pump relay ok ?
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on March 14, 2015, 23:21:57 PM
I took out the alternator while looking for the water leak...then after i got the code 21 for the tps


found this while "googleing"

http://www.automotiveelectronic.co.uk/cars/vauxhallimmobiliser.htm

Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on March 14, 2015, 23:39:54 PM
http://www.migweb.co.uk/forums/other-mechanical-electrical/294682-deactivating-immobiliser-help.html
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: ALZ1307 on March 14, 2015, 23:41:40 PM
Alarm only set on deadlock mind.....
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: scoobytoo on March 14, 2015, 23:59:43 PM
Check fuel pump relay in drivers kick panel next to ecu
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on March 16, 2015, 10:58:36 AM
Check fuel pump relay in drivers kick panel next to ecu

Yup I know the one...im shure i have a spare relay too.....also found my spare key with the chip in(which is unusual for me to find anything lol)

Got a msg back from the ebay seller....all he sais was its "a obd2 scanner" lol
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: scoobytoo on March 16, 2015, 14:49:32 PM
Blokes a dickhead !
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on March 16, 2015, 17:06:23 PM
lol Yup.....looks like I'll get a lappy based code reader....and adapter cable.

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Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on March 19, 2015, 12:08:24 PM
Well popped over to the car today for half an hour.....tried the spare key with the chip in....no luck...still turns and the ecu light flashes after you stop cranking....so when my ECU code reader comes I`ll plug that in and see what's going on....my spark plug tester came today also.

On a plus point....I have my CAR-PASS with all the codes on it.....!!! result !!
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: scoobytoo on March 19, 2015, 14:51:53 PM
We've had them on corsa and astra at work where the ecu loses programme EPROMs. Needed re programme on tech
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on March 19, 2015, 19:10:41 PM
I'll look forward to finding out what i can do with the OBD code reader now i know i have my car-pass.

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Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on March 23, 2015, 21:05:58 PM
Well my mate who owns the house that my cally is at has now said he wants the drive by early june...so i need to get my finger out grrr
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: scoobytoo on March 23, 2015, 21:14:43 PM
Well my mate who owns the house that my cally is at has now said he wants the drive by early june...so i need to get my finger out grrr

Just as well the clocks go forward for that extra light then
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on March 23, 2015, 21:43:16 PM
yeh....thats what i thought mate....i just want it to start and run.....then do the leak/belt.....im even going to it after work tomorrow to do anything i can....mabe repair the damage on the side.....im on mornings this week so will be up from 4:30am
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on March 25, 2015, 09:06:48 AM
I read on the net that early ECUs don't have imobilizer and i can fit one thus removing imobilizer and my cally should start.....:o

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Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on April 01, 2015, 11:43:19 AM
Well my OP-COM interface came today.....If you have Windows 7 or better for get it...it dont install the drivers....so back to my trusty old XP lappy......which would not recognize to mini-cd.....so i used the partners(win7) lappy to copy the files to usb stick...installed the drivers and software...and all seems good to go.....tested the interface and that was fine....and went though the options etc and had a look around the software.

main screen...

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/OP-COM/op1_zpsh2or0qng.png) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/OP-COM/op1_zpsh2or0qng.png.html)

Year section screen....

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/OP-COM/op2_zpsbqglealu.png) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/OP-COM/op2_zpsbqglealu.png.html)

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/OP-COM/op3_zpsysbn4sme.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/OP-COM/op3_zpsysbn4sme.jpg.html)

Model type....

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/OP-COM/op4_zpsjbgor0ie.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/OP-COM/op4_zpsjbgor0ie.jpg.html)

Engine type...

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/OP-COM/op6_zps2igzjieb.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/OP-COM/op6_zps2igzjieb.jpg.html)

After that you dont get much as im not plugged into the car as Im still waiting for the lead to convert the connector.



Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: scoobytoo on April 01, 2015, 14:38:28 PM
Lol, still can't use it then
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: ALZ1307 on April 01, 2015, 14:54:13 PM
(http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/alz1307/Paperclip-01_xndr_zpsrqn1wdks.jpg) (http://s273.photobucket.com/user/alz1307/media/Paperclip-01_xndr_zpsrqn1wdks.jpg.html)

 ::)
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on April 01, 2015, 15:03:48 PM
lol she's gonna get a slap lololol

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Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: ALZ1307 on April 01, 2015, 15:17:31 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D :-*
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: scoobytoo on April 01, 2015, 19:22:53 PM
 :P
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on April 04, 2015, 12:46:57 PM
Well...still no bid cable so I popped over to the cally to drop my tools n stuff off....going to do anything I can to it on Monday....mainly under seal and fix the bodywork up.

Plus as the clock had no power to it I found a fuse blown....replaced that....battery was flat so I took that out to charge it up.
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on April 04, 2015, 13:24:02 PM
obd *

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Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on April 05, 2015, 14:02:04 PM
Well had a few hours spare today so off to the cally i went.......charged the battery up......Changed a blown fuse as the clock/D.I.D was not working(no power).

Now she Still turns ok....There IS spark as i had a HT lead tester......the fuel pump solenoid seems fine as it "clicks you turn the key(dash lights on) and clicks again when you turn the engine over.....This time no flashing EML but it just staid on after you stop cranking the engine.

So My next step is to check fuel supply....now its a late C20ne so the fuel pump is internal.

Question 1.
                   How do u check for fuel/pressure ?
Question 2.
                   How do you check 12+ for the fuel pump...?

Thanks all

Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on April 07, 2015, 08:07:50 AM
plus the ecu light did not flash....like it did before...(imobilizer)



Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: scoobytoo on April 07, 2015, 09:36:54 AM
Have you checked fuel pump relay in kick panel ?
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on April 07, 2015, 10:09:09 AM
Yup...it clicks once...(prime) then again it clicks when u crank the engine (pump running) i just need to check the other end (make sure the pump is pumping )

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Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on April 08, 2015, 10:18:27 AM
yaaaay my obd cable came today....but im at work :-\

Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on April 12, 2015, 13:44:07 PM
Well managed a hour at the cally.....plugged the code reader.....at first there was no code...as the sci had reset(battery off for a week)

I cranked the engine for a bit/few times......I did get a code 31 crank sensor....I cleared that and tired again....the code did not return......apart from that the obd software did not tell me anything else....guess u have to have the engine running
for that.

Also there is power to fuse 11 (petrol pump)
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on April 13, 2015, 13:46:26 PM
ordered my crank sensor today.....i know where it plugs in(infront of the fuel rail/accelerator cable....where the other end is ? lol

Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: scoobytoo on April 13, 2015, 17:08:50 PM
Front left of block. Behind pas pump/ engine mounting bracket
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on April 13, 2015, 17:29:33 PM
thanks mate....i hear that code 31 often pops up when trying to start the engine....won't do any harm to change it....if no joy i need to check the fuel pump.

thanks mate



Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on April 13, 2015, 18:26:08 PM
plus i would not be surprised if a have damaged ir in some way while doing the pass pump.
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: scoobytoo on April 13, 2015, 19:10:11 PM

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b188/scoobytoo/Calibra%20se4/61C6F469-74EC-487F-BC23-C03239A753E1_zps6xalg7pl.jpg) (http://s19.photobucket.com/user/scoobytoo/media/Calibra%20se4/61C6F469-74EC-487F-BC23-C03239A753E1_zps6xalg7pl.jpg.html)
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: scoobytoo on April 13, 2015, 19:11:16 PM

If you have a multimeter you can text it.....


(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b188/scoobytoo/Calibra%20se4/61C6F469-74EC-487F-BC23-C03239A753E1_zps6xalg7pl.jpg) (http://s19.photobucket.com/user/scoobytoo/media/Calibra%20se4/61C6F469-74EC-487F-BC23-C03239A753E1_zps6xalg7pl.jpg.html)
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on April 13, 2015, 19:29:05 PM
ahh now i see.....lol i don't have a multi meter....just a basic "light bulb" tester...like a brass pen with a wire n clip on the end.

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Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: scoobytoo on April 13, 2015, 21:22:19 PM
You needs to test the ohms !
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: ALZ1307 on April 14, 2015, 10:43:03 AM
Why don't you take a plug out after cranking or look at the fuel rail, if you've fuel there your pump is working.
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on April 14, 2015, 11:31:10 AM
Why don't you take a plug out after cranking or look at the fuel rail, if you've fuel there your pump is working.

Never done this...I hear there's a valve on the fuel rail......if you take a plug out I'm guessing you will smell petrol ?
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: ALZ1307 on April 14, 2015, 13:14:11 PM
You got it!
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on April 14, 2015, 13:53:21 PM
smart ass ! :-P

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Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: ALZ1307 on April 14, 2015, 14:41:02 PM
smart ass ! :-P

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After 4 pages I can't even remember what the issue is! LOL  ;D ;D
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: scoobytoo on April 14, 2015, 15:07:51 PM
If you want to check for fuel up to rail pull off pipe from pressure reg and stick it into a can or large bottle.



(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b188/scoobytoo/Calibra%20se4/IMG_1017_zpsmiu7wzxj.jpg) (http://s19.photobucket.com/user/scoobytoo/media/Calibra%20se4/IMG_1017_zpsmiu7wzxj.jpg.html)
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on April 14, 2015, 16:06:44 PM
ahh.....that's what i thought mate.....ive had dealings before with that silver thing on my old 8v lol....I'll try that at the weekend.

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Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on April 18, 2015, 11:55:29 AM
Well popped out to the cally again.....with all my bits n bobs....new crank sensor etc.......so first off tried my spare fuel pump relay...made no difference.....So next was to see if petrol was being pumped to the rail.....so i un-did the petrol pipe clip near the fuel pressure regulator to see what was going on and used a bottle to catch what came out(thanks for the idea Scoobydoo)...so on the first crank for a few seconds.....

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2015-04-18%2009.38.03_zpsrtqfqixw.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2015-04-18%2009.38.03_zpsrtqfqixw.jpg.html)

I think this was the pump priming the lines mabe....only turned the key for two seconds.......then had a look....then did the same...for a bit longer....

 (http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2015-04-18%2009.39.46_zpsmgnyjebl.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2015-04-18%2009.39.46_zpsmgnyjebl.jpg.html)

So i can now say petrol is pumping....good sign.

Plugged in the OBD....to see if there are any codes stored.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2015-04-18%2009.46.09_zpsccth0pps.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2015-04-18%2009.46.09_zpsccth0pps.jpg.html)

All i got was Code 31 unknown DTC (crank sensor).....now i hear this code can flash up when cranking the engine....so i cleared it again and it did not come back......! the ECU light does not Flash like it did earlier in the thread (imooblizer) Alos the ECU light goes out when cranking and back on when i stop.

now i have a new crank sensor but could not remove the old one as its got one of them "torx" type bolts....thats quite small...and i have no way of removing it....anybody know what size it is...?

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2015-04-18%2010.13.39_zpswvdx475u.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2015-04-18%2010.13.39_zpswvdx475u.jpg.html)

So what do i do next...?

1.Take the plugs out and check them.....as i now know petrol is being pumped....and there is Ignition live to the plugs.



Im running out of ideas.....i carnt understand why it dont run....theres petrol....and spark.


Thanks in advance guys n Gal lol







 
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: ALZ1307 on April 18, 2015, 12:28:33 PM
http://www.topbuzz.co.uk/info/crankshaft_sensor/crankshaft_sensor.htm


Don't know what size, get an open ended on it. Or disconnect further up and see if car starts, if it does that's your problem, if not......

Read that link, any chance you have disturbed the bracketvwhilst doing your other bitsn bobs?
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on April 18, 2015, 12:33:29 PM
http://www.topbuzz.co.uk/info/crankshaft_sensor/crankshaft_sensor.htm


Don't know what size, get an open ended on it. Or disconnect further up and see if car starts, if it does that's your problem, if not......

Read that link, any chance you have disturbed the bracketvwhilst doing your other bitsn bobs?

Yeh ive done the power steering pump Alz.
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on April 19, 2015, 08:52:05 AM
Plus the water leak leaks down the front.....so after reading your topbuzz link I'm hopeing the crank sensor is damaged in some way....thanks Alz
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: scoobytoo on April 19, 2015, 10:13:36 AM
Off to halfrauds then  :P
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on April 19, 2015, 12:03:16 PM
Off to halfrauds then  :P


gone are them days....ripspeed grear knobs lol

http://www.suttonautofactors.co.uk/sutton-auto-factors-bulwell.php
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: ALZ1307 on April 19, 2015, 13:54:56 PM
Unplug it first chap to make sure before you lash out dollar.
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on April 19, 2015, 14:50:57 PM
YouTube tells me a 8mm spanner will do it.....:))

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Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: ALZ1307 on April 19, 2015, 15:23:00 PM
Unplug the connector chap, you shouldnt have to touch that bolt. Yet.
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on April 19, 2015, 18:20:20 PM
Unplug the connector chap, you shouldnt have to touch that bolt. Yet.

Ok...if i unplug it....wont it not start...?


Ive been told to take off the coil lead and remove a spark plug and crank it over to check the injectors are firing too
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: ALZ1307 on April 20, 2015, 13:19:30 PM
If sensor is f*cked it should start. It'll run like a sack of spuds but at least you'll know.

It's not injectors I'd put money on it.
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on April 26, 2015, 12:34:17 PM
Ok...been back out to the cally today....Unplugged the Crank sensor and it made no difference what so ever...still cranked over as normal....So Badkid told me to unplug the coil HT lead....and remove a spark plug....and crank it over to see if petrol was getting into the chambers.....Now there was a faint smell of petrol....stuck my finger in the hole (oooh er :-) lol ) and could not really smell petrol....refitted the plug and cranked her again....removed the plug and it was dry and a faint smell of petrol....

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/DSC_0007_zpsklbcg9tv.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/DSC_0007_zpsklbcg9tv.jpg.html)

Its the first time ive had a plug out on this cally....they seem past there best....? 

Now i have a 14 bit Torx set i took off the dizzy cap to check....seemed clean...i little carbon on the pins...i cleaned that off.....

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/DSC_0005_zpsswjvrn1l.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/DSC_0005_zpsswjvrn1l.jpg.html)

Checked the earths again.....all seem ok

Now im leaning back towards the petrol supply....it may seem that the Injectors are not fireing or getting petrol....?? so my next idea is to drop the tank and check the pump.

What to you lot think ?
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on April 29, 2015, 10:13:21 AM
btt
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: ALZ1307 on April 29, 2015, 11:03:59 AM
I think 8v's are now off my 'good lil engine list' :P

Have you booted or changed the fuel pump relay? Can't be arsed to read back, haha
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on April 30, 2015, 10:00:38 AM
I think 8v's are now off my 'good lil engine list' :P

Have you booted or changed the fuel pump relay? Can't be arsed to read back, haha


yeh tried my spare...lol
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on May 05, 2015, 17:04:16 PM
Well my second hand ECU came today....seems by the part number on it it`s from a Astra SRi 2 litre 8 Valve   93 on   Bosch Motronic 1.5 part number   0 261 200 538 (C20NE) so I`m hoping my idea is right and its a non-immobilized ecu......only cost £10 so even if i plug it in and it makes no difference ive lost nothing and have a ecu to play with.
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on May 10, 2015, 12:35:57 PM
Well been out to the car again...replaced the crank sensor....no change.....tried the second hand ECU that seems dead...did not even get a ecu light on and did not turn over. So put back the old ECU...all was back to nomal...lights etc and turned over.

Checked the fuel relay and there is power to the pump and petrol pumping.

Plugged in my OBD and went into Body/immobilizer and checked for codes there(been on google lol) Found two code...and saved them to file....


 OP-COM 100219a - PC based diagnostic tool



OP-COM - KW82 Communication Window> 1995 (S)|Calibra|Body|Immobiliser

KW82 protocol initialized.

ECU ID= AA,90532624,0896,2195,1796,H1876,W0L000085T9007889,

Part Number: 90532624
Alpha Code: AA
Mechanical key code: H1876
VIN: W0L000085T9007889
Production Date: 1796
Software Date: 2195


Total number of fault codes: 2

00011 - Transponder Key Problem
Not present

00015 - Vehicle Speed Signal Voltage Low
Not present

So That now point me to the Immobiliser and Speed sensor.Now i read the speed sensor is abs driven...or mabe on the back on the speedo clocks...?

As for the Immobiliser i need to look into this...there is no ecu light flashing unless i use the key with no chip in it.

There are "bypass" modules and i also hear if u "chip the ecu it removes the Immobiliser.


Whats ur thoughts guys/gal lol ?

Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on May 10, 2015, 19:50:50 PM
Further OP-COM data


Selected model>,1995 (S),Calibra,Body,Immobiliser

Control Unit:

KW82 protocol initialized.

ECU ID= AA,90532624,0896,2195,1796,H1876,W0L000085T9007889,

Part Number: 90532624
Alpha Code: AA
Mechanical key code: H1876
VIN: W0L000085T9007889
Production Date: 1796
Software Date: 2195

Measuring blocks information:

Identifier,4
Diesel Cutoff Solenoid,Not Used
Ignition Status,On  12V
Engine Request,Received
Transponder-Key Status,TP-Keys Progr.
Transponder Key,Transp. Key 1
Transponder-Key 1 Status,Programmed
Transponder-Key 2 Status,Programmed
Transponder-Key 3 Status,Not Programmed
Transponder-Key 4 Status,Not Programmed
Transponder-Key 5 Status,Not Programmed
Immobiliser Signal,Transmitted
Engine Telltale (Check Light),Active 0V
Vehicle Speed,< 5 km/h
Vehicle Speed Output,Veh. Speedsignal
Security Wait Time,Inactive
Anti Theft Signal,Inactive 12V


Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: ALZ1307 on May 11, 2015, 11:55:17 AM
Production Date: 1796  f*cking hell mate, that's your problem right there!  :o

Transponder is on the ignition barrel bit yeah? (technical term is 'bit')
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: ALZ1307 on May 11, 2015, 11:56:22 AM
Plus, vehicle speed sensor won't stop it starting so forget that for now.
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on June 08, 2015, 09:13:31 AM
Well bit of an update....moved the car saturday

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/DSC_0070_zpsloxgvn3q.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/DSC_0070_zpsloxgvn3q.jpg.html)

Managed to rent a garage off the local council and get the SE6 moved there...its within walking distance from where i live and it will be easier to pop down to it...as where it was before it was 20min drive away....plus now its out the way and i don't have to worry about waking ppl up when im working on it.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/DSC_0071_zpsg5wfiud3.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/DSC_0071_zpsg5wfiud3.jpg.html)

enough room to work on it in there and if i want i can push it out n back in.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/DSC_0072_zpsxwg8jzk4.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/DSC_0072_zpsxwg8jzk4.jpg.html)

So sunday i popped over with my daughter in tow to help.....(turn the key while i was in the engine bay).....checked there is spark at the plugs.....looks ok..the plugs are firing(took the plug out and earthed it)

I could smell petrol from the plug hole

Tried another battery.....no change

Held a long screw driver onto the injectors to hear if they are firing...while the engine turns over...i can hear them clicking (open/close)


So i need to get my thinking cap on again.(the pics are crap as my mobile camera dont work well)

Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on June 13, 2015, 19:39:18 PM
So as my cally has turned into a long term project its been moved to a garage....ive called it CallyCave lol

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-02-23%2020.53.19_zpsahjz1zuz.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-02-23%2020.53.19_zpsahjz1zuz.jpg.html)

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-02-23%2020.52.59_zpsr84kul62.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-02-23%2020.52.59_zpsr84kul62.jpg.html)

Got her up on axl stands so i can have a good look at her.....not too bad really some rust here and there....

Fuel lines are fine....they were "wax oiled" according to the History i got with the car.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-02-23%2020.56.27_zpstsolxya6.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-02-23%2020.56.27_zpstsolxya6.jpg.html)

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-02-23%2020.56.19_zps3hz4ukqn.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-02-23%2020.56.19_zps3hz4ukqn.jpg.html)

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-02-23%2020.56.12_zpsirqwjvcf.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-02-23%2020.56.12_zpsirqwjvcf.jpg.html)

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-02-23%2020.56.32_zpszofoplir.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-02-23%2020.56.32_zpszofoplir.jpg.html)

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-02-23%2020.56.39_zpsqf4vjpzk.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-02-23%2020.56.39_zpsqf4vjpzk.jpg.html)

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-02-23%2020.56.43_zpstqmxaptj.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-02-23%2020.56.43_zpstqmxaptj.jpg.html)

The cat looks like a OE type...

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-02-23%2020.56.47_zpspwsj4nvx.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-02-23%2020.56.47_zpspwsj4nvx.jpg.html)

The down pipe to cat is rusty

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-02-23%2021.03.44_zps8swddxus.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-02-23%2021.03.44_zps8swddxus.jpg.html)

Now heres the rust at the back end...clearly its not been protected for a long time...mabe not as bad as some though.....

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-02-23%2020.57.12_zpsvdyxkpib.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-02-23%2020.57.12_zpsvdyxkpib.jpg.html)

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-02-23%2020.57.08_zpsglz27z6d.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-02-23%2020.57.08_zpsglz27z6d.jpg.html)

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-02-23%2020.57.01_zpshfhpee7x.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-02-23%2020.57.01_zpshfhpee7x.jpg.html)

The front sub frame is not so bad....and wont be a bad job to sort out.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-02-23%2021.02.51_zps04oc4se3.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-02-23%2021.02.51_zps04oc4se3.jpg.html)

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-02-23%2020.56.52_zps8pyefio3.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-02-23%2020.56.52_zps8pyefio3.jpg.html)

The power steering pipes are ok...apart from oily from when i did the pump.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-02-23%2020.59.54_zpsf1vp7dcx.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-02-23%2020.59.54_zpsf1vp7dcx.jpg.html)

passenger side pic(i think lol)

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-02-23%2021.00.05_zpsdwufe3m7.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-02-23%2021.00.05_zpsdwufe3m7.jpg.html)

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-02-23%2021.00.20_zpsamodvjdp.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-02-23%2021.00.20_zpsamodvjdp.jpg.html)

Alternator side

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-02-23%2021.01.26_zpswqemk87b.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-02-23%2021.01.26_zpswqemk87b.jpg.html)


Drivers side Strut/drive shaft

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-02-23%2021.04.32_zpsy2dwe99m.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-02-23%2021.04.32_zpsy2dwe99m.jpg.html)






Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on August 16, 2015, 13:43:54 PM
Right some more progress on my project.....mainly rust treatment at the moment....on the rear drivers side.

General rust around the rear of the Hub

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-04-28%2021.01.23_zpso0wukvhm.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-04-28%2021.01.23_zpso0wukvhm.jpg.html)

Bush area/arm

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-04-28%2021.01.11_zpsdnnpxeqv.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-04-28%2021.01.11_zpsdnnpxeqv.jpg.html)


(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-04-28%2021.01.15_zpsoifdg2us.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-04-28%2021.01.15_zpsoifdg2us.jpg.html)



took the wheel off and Disk

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-04-28%2021.00.51_zpsjl7s8q9c.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-04-28%2021.00.51_zpsjl7s8q9c.jpg.html)

First coat of underseal and silver paint...after a good wire brushing and clean up..

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-04-28%2021.44.57_zps8nqsq1gp.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-04-28%2021.44.57_zps8nqsq1gp.jpg.html)

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-04-28%2021.45.02_zpsxktas31z.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-04-28%2021.45.02_zpsxktas31z.jpg.html)

Rear swing arm...

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-04-28%2021.45.07_zpsmgafff62.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-04-28%2021.45.07_zpsmgafff62.jpg.html)

The rear arch...with some balding half blind bloke in the background lol.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-04-28%2021.45.36_zpsolkrqn2a.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-04-28%2021.45.36_zpsolkrqn2a.jpg.html)

Rear Shock/back plate

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-04-28%2021.46.17_zpsxiil4zvj.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-04-28%2021.46.17_zpsxiil4zvj.jpg.html)

ABS ring/rear backplate

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-04-28%2021.46.29_zpsyrx4xn0p.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-04-28%2021.46.29_zpsyrx4xn0p.jpg.html)

Would be nice to remove the ABS ring and replace it.

Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: ALZ1307 on August 16, 2015, 18:32:00 PM
Where is your backplate thread?
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on August 16, 2015, 18:34:06 PM
Where is your backplate thread?

did i have one....? or do u mean the "how to repair them" one...?
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: ALZ1307 on August 16, 2015, 18:35:04 PM
did i have one....? or do u mean the "how to repair them" one...?

Yes and yes! Ya numb nuts!
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on August 16, 2015, 18:40:40 PM
Yes and yes! Ya numb nuts!

Ive posted on it to bring it back to the top.
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on October 25, 2015, 18:43:18 PM
Well its been a while since any work has been done....been busy at the weekends and been away for 10 days in Turkey lol

Went down the CallyCave today...armed with a wire brush lol

Started on the rear suspension area.....

 (http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-07%2022.26.01_zpsqvmb3omx.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-07%2022.26.01_zpsqvmb3omx.jpg.html)

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-07%2022.26.26_zpsiyqnyxwe.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-07%2022.26.26_zpsiyqnyxwe.jpg.html)

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-07%2022.26.11_zpspgx0k7x8.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-07%2022.26.11_zpspgx0k7x8.jpg.html)

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-07%2022.27.09_zpsnqzrtdao.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-07%2022.27.09_zpsnqzrtdao.jpg.html)

fuel Tank strap

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-07%2022.26.58_zps2twzcbjp.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-07%2022.26.58_zps2twzcbjp.jpg.html)

Rear Caliper and back plate that needs more work....

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-07%2022.28.33_zps9sgevk07.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-07%2022.28.33_zps9sgevk07.jpg.html)

Hand break/back plate

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-07%2022.28.20_zpseugnchzp.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-07%2022.28.20_zpseugnchzp.jpg.html)

Pass side rear spring mount

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-07%2022.30.07_zpscl76o7gf.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-07%2022.30.07_zpscl76o7gf.jpg.html)

Now ive got a new hand break cable...need some return springs....new flexi hoses would be nice.

Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: ALZ1307 on October 26, 2015, 11:48:43 AM
Is it running now then?
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on October 27, 2015, 08:59:50 AM
Is it running now then?

Nope.....put some coolent in and cranked it....still no joy......so ideas in my head are..

1...timing belt has skipped a tooth
2...cats blocked
3...bad fuel (it's been in there over a year)
4...sensor issue...(the only one left to replace is the TPS)
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: ALZ1307 on October 27, 2015, 10:21:23 AM
Can you put a list up of what you have done so far? It's a bit all over the shop at the moment lol!

Also you have fuel and spark etc?
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on October 27, 2015, 12:30:52 PM
Can you put a list up of what you have done so far? It's a bit all over the shop at the moment lol!

Also you have fuel and spark etc?

Lol all I have done is...New car...New crank sensor...New O2 sensor...any various tests...obd/fuel flow/spark etc
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on October 27, 2015, 20:20:37 PM
Lol what a typo lol cts*

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Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on November 08, 2015, 15:22:05 PM
Been down the CallyCave again.....

Took off the exhaust to get at bits....The exhaust from cat to box dont look too old really..took it off in one part and dragged it out lol

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-21%2022.27.49_zpslb6sc2gi.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-21%2022.27.49_zpslb6sc2gi.jpg.html)

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-21%2022.27.56_zpszb8ptovs.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-21%2022.27.56_zpszb8ptovs.jpg.html)

Further wire brushing.....

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-21%2021.53.57_zpsyq84qf7r.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-21%2021.53.57_zpsyq84qf7r.jpg.html)

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-21%2021.53.52_zpsjfauuajw.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-21%2021.53.52_zpsjfauuajw.jpg.html)


Took off the exhaust Hanger  at the back....will shot blast it at work to clean it up.....

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-21%2022.28.16_zpsibvuputg.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-21%2022.28.16_zpsibvuputg.jpg.html)

Off came the heat shield on the petrol tank....that will be Shot blasted too...

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-21%2022.28.24_zps17untvkz.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-21%2022.28.24_zps17untvkz.jpg.html)

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-21%2022.28.30_zpsduahdcdo.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-21%2022.28.30_zpsduahdcdo.jpg.html)

The bumper bracket has seen better days....so i will have to make one if i cant find better ones..

 (http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-21%2022.12.59_zpsusdoajje.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-21%2022.12.59_zpsusdoajje.jpg.html)

So alls well that ends well.....came out the cave looking like a had been down a coal mine......Happy days lol



 
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: kremscalibra on November 09, 2015, 11:53:21 AM
wow, alot of hard owkr with the surface rust, and in a bad spot to work on too
i really think you will need to replace them abs rings, they look pretty bad!!
keep up the good work,
krem
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on November 09, 2015, 14:01:31 PM
Thanks mate....it would be nice to replace them...something i will have to look into...!

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Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: Bruno_S on November 09, 2015, 19:25:41 PM
You can buy them pretty cheap on ebay :)
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on November 09, 2015, 19:36:42 PM
What the rear abs rings?  :-D

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Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: Bruno_S on November 09, 2015, 22:54:06 PM
What the rear abs rings?  :-D

Yupp :)
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on November 10, 2015, 00:59:41 AM
The rear rings (lol) are bigger I think....not shure how to get them off tbh.
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on November 10, 2015, 09:35:39 AM
So...shot blasted the Exhaust hanger.......first 2min cycle.

 (http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-23%2001.43.13_zpscph2ld0t.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-23%2001.43.13_zpscph2ld0t.jpg.html)

A few more times in the blaster,,,,,,,,

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-23%2008.40.07_zpshhilivpl.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-23%2008.40.07_zpshhilivpl.jpg.html)

Now for the heat shield....i was worried how this would turn out as they are two thin layers  of metal.....and the blaster "rolls" items around.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-23%2001.53.02_zpsueom7mgj.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-23%2001.53.02_zpsueom7mgj.jpg.html)

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-23%2002.40.35_zpsyiibx5nn.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-23%2002.40.35_zpsyiibx5nn.jpg.html)

It was a bit bent in places...but came out ok.....

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-23%2002.40.35_zpsyiibx5nn.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-23%2002.40.35_zpsyiibx5nn.jpg.html)

apart from where the rust had the upper hand on the one of the mounting points........

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-23%2002.40.25_zpsemozdacl.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-23%2002.40.25_zpsemozdacl.jpg.html)

Still usable i will just use two washers when i fix it back on....or even make a new bit and rivet it on.

Next is a can of paint on each part.




Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: Bruno_S on November 10, 2015, 17:52:04 PM
Good job!! Do you do all of the blasting yourself?
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on November 10, 2015, 17:56:57 PM
Yeh...perks of my job lol

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Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: FruitLoop on November 11, 2015, 18:34:43 PM
Great work mate, my heat shield is a lot worse for wear than yours. I'm going to have to fabricate a new one.

When do you expect to have your se6 back on the road?
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: ALZ1307 on November 11, 2015, 19:23:56 PM
Great work mate, my heat shield is a lot worse for wear than yours. I'm going to have to fabricate a new one.

When do you expect to have your se6 back on the road?

Never if he keep tw*tting about with bits like this and not getting the damn thing running!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on November 12, 2015, 12:53:47 PM
Never if he keep tw*tting about with bits like this and not getting the damn thing running!  ;D ;D

lol this is true.....if i had it running i would want it on the road.....so im working my way from back to front doing what i can. \/

Great work mate, my heat shield is a lot worse for wear than yours. I'm going to have to fabricate a new one.

When do you expect to have your se6 back on the road?

I hope sometime in the summer.....I would love to do a "nuts & bolts" restoration on it tbh....but cash is tight. 
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: RedCalibra33 on November 12, 2015, 23:16:34 PM
12 months Sorn now!  When will we celebrate her return to the road?
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on November 12, 2015, 23:19:19 PM
All good things come to them who wait lol


Tbh what with working two shift pattern i only get down the callycave on Sundays...:-D

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Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on November 15, 2015, 17:39:33 PM
Some further work done today....more cleaning off rust and old under seal....around the rear pass side corner....there was some rust on the valence....and a few holes......you can see where the Exhaust hanger fits..

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-29%2000.10.16_zpsmnryrogp.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-29%2000.10.16_zpsmnryrogp.jpg.html)

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-29%2000.10.21_zps33xtpmqv.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-29%2000.10.21_zps33xtpmqv.jpg.html)

And the start of the paint/under sealing.....the green paint will be black after the under seal....

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-29%2000.43.23_zpscuylvstg.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-29%2000.43.23_zpscuylvstg.jpg.html)

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-29%2000.43.31_zpsndnm5oss.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-29%2000.43.31_zpsndnm5oss.jpg.html)

Had a look at the rust on the caliper....could be worse,

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-29%2000.46.24_zpsamkazbzf.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-07-29%2000.46.24_zpsamkazbzf.jpg.html)

I also removed one of the Fuel Tank straps.....it needs to be shot blasted to see whats left....!

Tbh I was surprised to working on the car in November...but its still not that cold.



Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: Bruno_S on November 15, 2015, 19:13:21 PM
I have to say, i'm impressed. If my car was this rusty, i would have given up a long time ago..
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on November 15, 2015, 19:17:48 PM
I have to say, i'm impressed. If my car was this rusty, i would have given up a long time ago..

Well mate its not too bad underneath....the main floor pan is rust free...its the rear suspension sub frame that needs the most work.....I enjoy it mate....while im working on the car i block out all the stress from life and focus.....! I go home a happy man...plus in the week i plan what im doing.
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: Bruno_S on November 16, 2015, 19:58:55 PM
Well mate its not too bad underneath....the main floor pan is rust free...its the rear suspension sub frame that needs the most work.....I enjoy it mate....while im working on the car i block out all the stress from life and focus.....! I go home a happy man...plus in the week i plan what im doing.

I sure can relate, but still. Rust can destroy a mans motivation. Sure, it would be a lot worse if the floor was bad, parts can be replaced if they're really bad. Still, really good job and keep it up :)

Don't know if you've already mentioned it, but are gonna paint the car?
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on November 16, 2015, 21:22:46 PM
I sure can relate, but still. Rust can destroy a mans motivation. Sure, it would be a lot worse if the floor was bad, parts can be replaced if they're really bad. Still, really good job and keep it up :)

Don't know if you've already mentioned it, but are gonna paint the car?

on the outside was mint....untill it was damaged while it was at home and i was at work..rear pass side quarter....filled so far and a coat of primer...she only has 81k on the clock and apart from not starting is in really good condition.....I`ll never give up on it.
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: FruitLoop on November 16, 2015, 22:55:38 PM
I think your doing it right mate, getting rid of all this rust now. At least once you've finished under the car you'll have nothing to worry about for a few years (major rust wise).
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on November 17, 2015, 05:44:03 AM
I think your doing it right mate, getting rid of all this rust now. At least once you've finished under the car you'll have nothing to worry about for a few years (major rust wise).

Thanks mate.....the plan is to work from the back to the front....then get the timing checked etc and get her running again.
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: RedCalibra33 on November 17, 2015, 15:21:39 PM
I can see it now! Page 56 of this thread.................. .."finally she started  :D"

 ;)
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on November 17, 2015, 15:31:30 PM
Lmao this mabe true RedCalibra. Lol

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Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: RedCalibra33 on November 17, 2015, 15:38:25 PM
I honestly wish I lived closer to you as I would come to the "Cali cave" and help get her started!  Saddens me that u can't drive her. Surely someone on here with the know how lives near Sealy?

"Help Sealey, Help Sealey, Help Sealey!"    ;)
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on November 17, 2015, 22:24:59 PM
I honestly wish I lived closer to you as I would come to the "Cali cave" and help get her started!  Saddens me that u can't drive her. Surely someone on here with the know how lives near Sealy?

"Help Sealey, Help Sealey, Help Sealey!"    ;)

Thanks mate....it would be good to get her running....!!
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: RedCalibra33 on November 19, 2015, 23:17:01 PM
Come on!!!  Someone must live close to Sealey who could help him out???  What is wrong with people these days?  "Nothing in it for me and I'm not interested" mentality!     

Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on November 21, 2015, 19:03:01 PM
Hi all....can I remove the rear arb while it's on axle stands ? So I can check the bushes....would I have to support the arms/hubs both sides ?
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on November 23, 2015, 20:41:59 PM
Guess no one knows lol

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Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: RedCalibra33 on November 24, 2015, 10:37:34 AM
Would have thought at least one of the moderators would respond to a call for help???
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on November 24, 2015, 10:56:23 AM
Would have thought at least one of the moderators would respond to a call for help???

Im sure they will lol......from what i hear you can remove the drop links one by one.
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: FruitLoop on November 24, 2015, 20:22:46 PM
I think as long as you support the crossmember by using a jack and then gently lower it you can get access to the ARB. The links are attached to the semi-trailing arm by a securing nut and bolt.

Then to remove just undo the clamps attaching it to the crossmember which are again two bolts. after that it should come out. (I think)

I should think its okay to do while on axel stands.

Hope this helps, Probably someone more qualified will come along to help but that's what I remember.  ;) Good Luck
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on November 24, 2015, 20:34:24 PM
Thanks mate! 

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Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on December 06, 2015, 20:57:22 PM
A bit of progress under the cally today...started painting the underneath with "Rustolium"

Rear of the petrol tank....

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-08-11%2023.33.46_zps5b7keglb.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-08-11%2023.33.46_zps5b7keglb.jpg.html)

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-08-11%2023.33.40_zpsvighx5yz.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-08-11%2023.33.40_zpsvighx5yz.jpg.html)

Rear Tow hook...bit of over paint tho as its brush on stuff

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-08-11%2023.33.34_zpsifzx5vql.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-08-11%2023.33.34_zpsifzx5vql.jpg.html)

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-08-11%2023.33.27_zpsxsjodhw7.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-08-11%2023.33.27_zpsxsjodhw7.jpg.html)

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-08-11%2023.33.22_zps0ttmfdzz.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-08-11%2023.33.22_zps0ttmfdzz.jpg.html)

rear exhaust hanger area

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-08-11%2023.33.10_zpsuw4u63em.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-08-11%2023.33.10_zpsuw4u63em.jpg.html)

Near the sub frame...

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-08-11%2023.32.54_zpskkjoncmu.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-08-11%2023.32.54_zpskkjoncmu.jpg.html)

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-08-11%2023.32.47_zpsatvqwhrg.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-08-11%2023.32.47_zpsatvqwhrg.jpg.html)

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2011-08-11%2023.32.40_zpspxpn4c3c.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2011-08-11%2023.32.40_zpspxpn4c3c.jpg.html)

Not too tidy at the moment...but it will be.
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: Bruno_S on December 08, 2015, 20:08:58 PM
Good progress :) Is it gonna stay white?
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on December 08, 2015, 23:24:59 PM
Yeh...white with black sub frame...red arb...my -40 red springs....new brake lines...fuel hose/filter.

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Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: FruitLoop on December 12, 2015, 20:33:01 PM
Nice painting, your underside will be a Kaleidoscope of colours ;D

Have you managed to get the ARB off mate?

Next year im going to remove the whole of my rear axel (its in a worse state than yours) then get it shot blasted and powdercoated hopefully. new bushed all round too.

Keep us posted dude  8)
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on December 12, 2015, 23:15:28 PM
Not tried yet mate....been busy at work....and Christmas shopping....might get down there tomorrow.
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on December 21, 2015, 09:27:42 AM
Managed a few hours down the CallyCave.....started to put stuff back on that had been shot blasted.....Tank strap......

 (http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2015-12-20%2010.59.49_zpsfabuam1m.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2015-12-20%2010.59.49_zpsfabuam1m.jpg.html)

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m63/sealeysonic/Calibra%20Se6/2015-12-20%2010.59.57_zps5gt1at3d.jpg) (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/sealeysonic/media/Calibra%20Se6/2015-12-20%2010.59.57_zps5gt1at3d.jpg.html)

Tried painting the rear arms red but the paint reacted with the Rustolium and peeled off....so looks a mess now...I`ll have to rub that down again.....Removed the Hand brake cable too.....Im Guessing that will be it untill Christmas week when im off.

Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: ALZ1307 on December 21, 2015, 13:20:59 PM
Running yet? :D
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on December 22, 2015, 00:49:53 AM
Running yet? :D

Now don't make me hurt you lol \/
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: ALZ1307 on December 22, 2015, 14:20:22 PM
 :-*
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: Bruno_S on December 22, 2015, 20:19:49 PM
Hahaha! Hysterical :D
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on January 09, 2016, 18:41:05 PM
Been down the Callycave this afternoon......

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/2016-01-09%2016.07.51_zpsl0ejuiwv.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/2016-01-09%2016.07.51_zpsl0ejuiwv.jpg.html)

Started to take off the side skirts to see what lurks underneath.....

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/2016-01-09%2015.07.40_zpsiicm5faf.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/2016-01-09%2015.07.40_zpsiicm5faf.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/2016-01-09%2015.07.30_zps9p1wgmeu.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/2016-01-09%2015.07.30_zps9p1wgmeu.jpg.html)

I was worrying what the body will be like underneath....but was shocked to see it was just dusty and no rust..

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/2016-01-09%2015.21.08_zpsbia19sgj.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/2016-01-09%2015.21.08_zpsbia19sgj.jpg.html)

I`ve not even wiped the body under the skirts !!

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/2016-01-09%2015.21.15_zpss245682l.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/2016-01-09%2015.21.15_zpss245682l.jpg.html)

had a good look round....ive ordered new rear hoses.....bargain off ebay....2x new genuine GM rear hoses for £10 plus postage.....Did plenty of painting underseal/rustolium.....removed the center heat shield and hand brake cable also. 

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/2016-01-09%2014.04.58_zps9qiolojm.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/2016-01-09%2014.04.58_zps9qiolojm.jpg.html)

All the Brake lines are fine....i want to replace them from the flexi hose to the caliper as they have been moved/bent over time.

Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on January 10, 2016, 17:34:56 PM
Been down the callycave again today......Almost all the way down one side with the white Rustolium paint.....

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/2016-01-10%2014.59.50_zpsr13dc6zx.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/2016-01-10%2014.59.50_zpsr13dc6zx.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/2016-01-10%2014.59.18_zps0iopd2ce.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/2016-01-10%2014.59.18_zps0iopd2ce.jpg.html)

new fixings where i can....

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/2016-01-10%2014.59.45_zpsi23yte26.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/2016-01-10%2014.59.45_zpsi23yte26.jpg.html)

The exhaust hanger went back on....

 (http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/2016-01-10%2013.00.58_zpsw9lwlkoz.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/2016-01-10%2013.00.58_zpsw9lwlkoz.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/2016-01-10%2013.01.06_zpsxnpasdpy.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/2016-01-10%2013.01.06_zpsxnpasdpy.jpg.html)

All looking good......I wanted to remove one of the calipers to clean it up but there was no way the fixing on the brake line was going to move...i even bought a brake line spanner off ebay......feckin thing dont fit lol



Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: agw9262 on January 10, 2016, 17:45:20 PM
Must be awkward working under there but I like what you're doing with it!
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: Bruno_S on January 11, 2016, 17:39:44 PM
Wow, can't believe how clean it was when you removed the skirts, good for you!

And also, really nice job under the car, it will look amazing when done! Both thumbs up for you!!
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on January 11, 2016, 18:58:36 PM
Wow, can't believe how clean it was when you removed the skirts, good for you!

And also, really nice job under the car, it will look amazing when done! Both thumbs up for you!!

Thank you.....yeh if i was bave i would drop the whole lot....but im new to this kind of stuff....was cool to be under there and study stuff.
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on January 15, 2016, 21:52:46 PM
ooooh new bits lol

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/bolt_zpsnsf9lfrh.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/bolt_zpsnsf9lfrh.jpg.html)

Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: ALZ1307 on January 16, 2016, 10:34:05 AM
Running yet? :P
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on January 16, 2016, 13:50:44 PM
Running yet? :P

Lmao as soon as I saw the Alz notification I knew what you have said before I looked lol.
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: Bruno_S on January 17, 2016, 23:56:47 PM
Aaah, nothing like new bits :D
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on January 22, 2016, 10:51:09 AM
Lol i like to sit there playing with my bits  :o its a bit cold to go and fit them at the moment... :(
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: FruitLoop on January 23, 2016, 15:40:45 PM
ooooh new bits lol

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/bolt_zpsnsf9lfrh.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/bolt_zpsnsf9lfrh.jpg.html)

Are those sub frame bolts mate?
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on January 23, 2016, 18:26:39 PM
Yes mate....the ones that go though the Brace....(rearsub frame)
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: FruitLoop on January 23, 2016, 23:12:54 PM
where did you end up getting them from?
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on January 24, 2016, 09:31:36 AM
I managed to get some from a member on cc.net.....but you can get them from here.....

http://www.vauxhall-car-parts.co.uk/acatalog/VAUXHALL_BOLT_-_CROSSMEMBER_TO_UNDERBODY_-_M14_x_117_-_11092045.html
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on February 24, 2016, 19:05:48 PM
Hi all not done much as its been cold.....BUT lol


Popped down to check on the SE6.....had a look at the timing......

top TDC with "tippex" highlighter from when the belt was done 10k ago

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/12670925_10153431017526453_5658053139647223497_n_zpszzhx0rkv.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/12670925_10153431017526453_5658053139647223497_n_zpszzhx0rkv.jpg.html)

And the bottom mark "tippex"

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/12745995_10153431017666453_2506566553730003075_n_zpsebecydxq.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/12745995_10153431017666453_2506566553730003075_n_zpsebecydxq.jpg.html)

Seems at first look....my belt has slipped a tooth.....I`ll clean that area asap and check.

Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on February 24, 2016, 19:51:31 PM
Plus to Crusty Crank pulley cleaned up well at work.....

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/crankpully_zpsvk1lpzbs.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/crankpully_zpsvk1lpzbs.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/943986_10153432642601453_5259700791031158878_n_zpsbrxcad7d.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/943986_10153432642601453_5259700791031158878_n_zpsbrxcad7d.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/943982_10153432642321453_159850383303118391_n_zpsi4lqh5di.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/943982_10153432642321453_159850383303118391_n_zpsi4lqh5di.jpg.html)
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: agw9262 on February 24, 2016, 19:53:14 PM
Excellent, can even see the timing mark now :)


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Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on February 25, 2016, 05:38:22 AM
Excellent, can even see the timing mark now :)


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Thank you.....!
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on April 10, 2016, 10:13:16 AM
Bit of an update......random goings on underneath lol

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/2016-03-26%2011.57.35_zpsann6wh8w.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/2016-03-26%2011.57.35_zpsann6wh8w.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/2016-03-26%2011.56.55-1_zpsjwvlk1ms.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/2016-03-26%2011.56.55-1_zpsjwvlk1ms.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/2016-03-25%2016.12.27_zpssrcjlzcs.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/2016-03-25%2016.12.27_zpssrcjlzcs.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/2016-03-25%2016.12.18_zpsttjvdbto.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/2016-03-25%2016.12.18_zpsttjvdbto.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/2016-03-26%2012.24.17-1_zpsis881dhy.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/2016-03-26%2012.24.17-1_zpsis881dhy.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/2016-03-26%2012.25.31-1_zpsqmmffw3x.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/2016-03-26%2012.25.31-1_zpsqmmffw3x.jpg.html)

So far so good....wont be long before i get the rear end down on the floor....then get the bloody thing running.
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: ALZ1307 on April 10, 2016, 13:15:16 PM
So it's not ru...........
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on April 11, 2016, 08:32:18 AM
So it's not ru...........

The it's running.....Lol <shakes head>
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on May 28, 2016, 11:41:06 AM
Managed some time down the callycave.....took off the rear caliper to clean up n paint......shot blasted the lot as i have  new pads n fitting kit

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/DSC_0136_zpsud66o9i1.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/DSC_0136_zpsud66o9i1.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/DSC_0137_1_zpspiuzb4of.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/DSC_0137_1_zpspiuzb4of.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/DSC_0138_1_zpsritlmgjc.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/DSC_0138_1_zpsritlmgjc.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/DSC_0135_zpsuvrc5smn.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/DSC_0135_zpsuvrc5smn.jpg.html)

took this little bitch out lol

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/DSC_0134_1_zps1zqbqyja.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/DSC_0134_1_zps1zqbqyja.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/DSC_0012_zpszxsxllli.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/DSC_0012_zpszxsxllli.jpg.html)


Took the front bumper off to see how things are behind.....

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/FB_IMG_1462297402132_zpsrdj6z5wa.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/FB_IMG_1462297402132_zpsrdj6z5wa.jpg.html)

gave it a paint......

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/FB_IMG_1462297409348_zpspc3h0c5v.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/FB_IMG_1462297409348_zpspc3h0c5v.jpg.html)


I also have the engine timing belt kit...and new Aux belt too Alz



Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on July 31, 2016, 14:43:30 PM
Bit of an update...been away to turkey for 14 days and only been down the garage once since then due to other commitments.....so got down to business today at the engine end.....so time to attack the water leak problem....

bottom tdc on the crank pully

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/DSC_0359_zpsywbze0wl.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/DSC_0359_zpsywbze0wl.jpg.html)

My TDC finder tool i got off ebay....it screws into the spark plug hole on cylinder one....and gives you a visual indication of tdc on the compression stroke..there is a video on youtube......

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/DSC_0361_zpsdqjgtu0g.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/DSC_0361_zpsdqjgtu0g.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/DSC_0360_zps3jtnaqk3.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/DSC_0360_zps3jtnaqk3.jpg.html)

so TDC lined up on the bottom....

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/DSC_0359_zpsywbze0wl.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/DSC_0359_zpsywbze0wl.jpg.html)

but the top TDC would not line up....so i think the timing has slipped

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/DSC_0378_zpsrtqzjlnk.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/DSC_0378_zpsrtqzjlnk.jpg.html)

So off with the belt and rear cover.....and cam sprocket....

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/DSC_0385_zps3b9slr4q.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/DSC_0385_zps3b9slr4q.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/DSC_0381_zpsrbwucmqt.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/DSC_0381_zpsrbwucmqt.jpg.html)

Then off comes the coolant thermostat housing.....this is where the water leak  came from...

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/DSC_0387_zpsxu2jtclm.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/DSC_0387_zpsxu2jtclm.jpg.html)

There should be a seal here but there was not one there...no rubber seal or anything..!!

The rear timing cover was in a state too....brittle at best...

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/DSC_0390_zps7cduykr9.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/DSC_0390_zps7cduykr9.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/DSC_0379_zpsexg6lqdb.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/DSC_0379_zpsexg6lqdb.jpg.html)


so im on the lookout for a good one....or make one



Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on August 02, 2016, 09:08:04 AM
Well the thermostat housing cleaned up really good...gave it a shot blast at work......

from this.....

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/DSC_0387_zpsxu2jtclm.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/DSC_0387_zpsxu2jtclm.jpg.html)

to this......

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/DSC_0397_zps9c4fsf4v.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/DSC_0397_zps9c4fsf4v.jpg.html)


(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/DSC_0396_zpscm0tkbvb.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/DSC_0396_zpscm0tkbvb.jpg.html)

Left the old sensors in to save the threads etc........BUT there seems to be a Crack in the flange part......

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/DSC_0395_zpso8jelnek.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/DSC_0395_zpso8jelnek.jpg.html)

It goes up from here around the top and stops near the top bolt hole.....Now im not convinced that the leak is from here....but the lack of ANY form of sealent...."o" ring from the flange....!...Number 2 in the pic below(top part)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/thermostat_zpsjpeovg3b.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/thermostat_zpsjpeovg3b.jpg.html)

So im going to refit the housing with a seal...and see.....mabe use some Chemical Metal on the crack to make sure.

Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: CalibraNath on August 05, 2016, 13:03:11 PM
I've just replaced my waterpump as part of an ongoing restoration & found the leftmost bolt of the three holding the waterpump in to be THE HARDEST EVER. Mine's DOHC so it might be easier for you though I'll tell you how I triumphed - I used a hex type allen key (6/7mm), wrapped it in cardboard so it would have no movement slack/wouldn't move outward, stuck a block of wood in between it & the left indle pulley mount so it wouldn't move upward, another wood block between the pump & the engine bay side used a copper pipe on the long end of the allen key & undid the alternator to allow more room for leverage & it worked :)
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on August 14, 2016, 11:37:36 AM
So...had some spare time today...so out came the Chemical metal......and sanded  it down a bit....then a bit of silver paint.

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0405_zpsxsloluqn.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0405_zpsxsloluqn.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0404_zpse82iccra.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0404_zpse82iccra.jpg.html)

I have found a new one on ebay but its £88 so I`ll try plan B lol

Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: ALZ1307 on August 16, 2016, 17:27:12 PM
Ooooh errrrr.
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on August 19, 2016, 12:05:17 PM
Ooooh errrrr.

lol theres a plan.....a plan to get it running ya know lol
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on August 21, 2016, 13:23:56 PM
Another session down the callycave...

a wire brushing down the side of the heah/block

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0415_zpsxg8yrjcs.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0415_zpsxg8yrjcs.jpg.html)

crap pic...but there was a seal for the thermostat housing...

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0414_zpsfisxzvds.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0414_zpsfisxzvds.jpg.html)


Time to check out the water pump.....tool a pic of the lugs that line up.....

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0416_zps2eoxd3dn.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0416_zps2eoxd3dn.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0417_zpsf360unsv.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0417_zpsf360unsv.jpg.html)

looks nasty.....theres no play in it but it dont spin too freely

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0422_zpsugo0ih3i.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0422_zpsugo0ih3i.jpg.html)

A lick of paint....

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0419_zpszmjbp2bg.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0419_zpszmjbp2bg.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0425_zpslkn1my6b.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0425_zpslkn1my6b.jpg.html)


so....all good at the moment



Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on September 23, 2016, 15:23:25 PM
Furher random goings on......more engine paint prep....took off the Manifold and downpipe....cam cover.....

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0457_zpsqkegm9et.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0457_zpsqkegm9et.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0456_zpsuvqyu5tm.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0456_zpsuvqyu5tm.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0459_zpsfwkmyswb.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0459_zpsfwkmyswb.jpg.html)

Put the HT lead tubes back on and zip tied some gloves over them to keep the crap out while i wire brush it...

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0460_zpsvtmuocr9.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0460_zpsvtmuocr9.jpg.html)

Inlet and Exhaust cam lobes...looks a bit dry as the engine has not run for a long time(shh Alz)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0461_zps0wslqaeg.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0461_zps0wslqaeg.jpg.html)


All the bolts on the head either undid or the studs came out....all good....but the Manifold to downpipe was another story...

 (http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0464_zpsgdmsqxhr.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0464_zpsgdmsqxhr.jpg.html)

But my mate Simon at work did his magic trick.....removed the old studs....then cleaned the treads as he drilled them out...

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0464_zpsgdmsqxhr.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0464_zpsgdmsqxhr.jpg.html)

Shot blasted the Manifold.....really pleased with the results...

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0473_zpsj5n44k2b.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0473_zpsj5n44k2b.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0472_zpstvqyab2m.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0472_zpstvqyab2m.jpg.html)

Right...the cam cover....looking old and dirty tbh(bit like me lol)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0466_zpsgexwuv02.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0466_zpsgexwuv02.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0465_zps9fqgwh44.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0465_zps9fqgwh44.jpg.html)

two cycles in the shot blaster.....and "windy tool" the detail....

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0469_zpslw03svlf.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0469_zpslw03svlf.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0468_zps3yfe2m10.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0468_zps3yfe2m10.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0467_zpscti2ib4r.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0467_zpscti2ib4r.jpg.html)

I plan on getting some high temp clear paint to seal the cam cover and mabe  manifold....The gasket for the manifold was in bits too so that will be replaced....happy days
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: chargerbandit on September 23, 2016, 21:03:14 PM
That looks great, I want to do the same with mine.
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on September 23, 2016, 21:32:43 PM
That looks great, I want to do the same with mine.


Thank you.....it's worth doing....I get very little time to spend on the car...Even smaller budget...but as long as I own her I'm happy...me without a calibra is like a fish with no water....Lol
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: Jepwee on September 24, 2016, 11:21:46 AM
Hi ,Way to go,keep'em running. 
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on September 24, 2016, 11:57:31 AM
Hi ,Way to go,keep'em running. 

Thank you.......would love it if it was running lol
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on September 25, 2016, 13:15:10 PM
Been playing down the CallyCave again today.....took off the Pas pump to allow the removal of the Aux belt....as its being replaced.....

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0487_zpsqvmq1dlc.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0487_zpsqvmq1dlc.jpg.html)

As the belt goes though the engine mount i need to support the side of the engine etc before i go any further.

So the Aux belt tensioner  bolt that you use to release the tension was worn and has given me much problems in the past when changing the power steering pump.....so this needs a new bolt....

 (http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0485_zps6z5bcckt.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0485_zps6z5bcckt.jpg.html)

To my horror it just unscrewed by hand and was not even tight!!!

 (http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0484_zpsmgln6yem.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0484_zpsmgln6yem.jpg.html)

I also removed the oil dip stick pipe assembly to be cleaned up...

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0488_zpscl7wbg9z.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0488_zpscl7wbg9z.jpg.html)



Trial fit of the new water pump....

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0489_zpshnzd6g8j.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0489_zpshnzd6g8j.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0491_zpsofvziixq.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0491_zpsofvziixq.jpg.html)

so....after that i went home as i was hungry lol
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: agw9262 on September 25, 2016, 17:09:08 PM
Bit by bit, it's getting there - keep up the good work!


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Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on September 25, 2016, 17:23:03 PM
Bit by bit, it's getting there - keep up the good work!


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Thank you mate....!!
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: Jepwee on September 25, 2016, 17:38:39 PM
Hi ,
   As an owner of a 8v Calibra I find your thread very interesting. With luck I have'nt had to as much engine work as you, but you give good insight to what can be done.The thing that worries me is getting good quality parts ( steering pumps,tensioners,ect). I changed my water pump couple of years ago,it did'nt last long. It started leaking,when I removed it I found it was constructed crimped steel around a Aluminium body so it rusted out, lesson learned.The original part was all made of Aluminium as the one shown in your photo.Now I try and find the original part number and go from there.One little thing when I renewed the gasket my dip stick pipe Vauxhall gave me a metal one instead paper .They said it was and upgrade !
Look forward to your posting.
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on September 25, 2016, 19:27:02 PM
Hi ,
   As an owner of a 8v Calibra I find your thread very interesting. With luck I have'nt had to as much engine work as you, but you give good insight to what can be done.The thing that worries me is getting good quality parts ( steering pumps,tensioners,ect). I changed my water pump couple of years ago,it did'nt last long. It started leaking,when I removed it I found it was constructed crimped steel around a Aluminium body so it rusted out, lesson learned.The original part was all made of Aluminium as the one shown in your photo.Now I try and find the original part number and go from there.One little thing when I renewed the gasket my dip stick pipe Vauxhall gave me a metal one instead paper .They said it was and upgrade !
Look forward to your posting.

Thank you......Its a long road and very random goings on.....one day bit by bit I`ll put it all back together lol.......New 3rd party parts are not as good as GM OE parts.....but most of the time thats all we can get........as for the Dip Stick tube gasket mone is meatal too.....my old 8v had a cork one.....you can buy cork/rubber gasket material on ebay and use the old gasket to make one.....i use a little bit of RTC sealant on them too.

 
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on October 14, 2016, 10:57:00 AM
Took my aux bet tentioner to work......cleaned it up and fitted a new bolt....lock tight 270 on the bolt......


(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/DSC_0515_zpsgrubhlak.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/DSC_0515_zpsgrubhlak.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/DSC_0517_zpsejrgdtqr.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/DSC_0517_zpsejrgdtqr.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/DSC_0518_zpspnrpx9uo.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/DSC_0518_zpspnrpx9uo.jpg.html)
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: agw9262 on October 14, 2016, 15:47:56 PM
Tidy looking that Mark - how's the spring on it?


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Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on October 30, 2016, 17:34:57 PM
Tidy looking that Mark - how's the spring on it?


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seems to be good mate
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: FruitLoop on October 30, 2016, 18:51:29 PM
Cracking work sealey, you aiming to have her running for next summer?
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on November 01, 2016, 22:46:54 PM
Cracking work sealey, you aiming to have her running for next summer?

That's the plan mate.....thank you for comments.....I was beginning to wonder if anyone was still reading this long drawn out thread
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on November 19, 2016, 12:02:30 PM
Bit of an update.....cleaned the cam cover filter in the parts washer....and refitted it all....

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0545_zpsyqwalt28.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0545_zpsyqwalt28.jpg.html)

The plastic Baffle thingy

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0546_zpsct3xoism.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0546_zpsct3xoism.jpg.html)

Trial fitting....

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0547_zpsjrhs8evl.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0547_zpsjrhs8evl.jpg.html)

Right got a seal for the thermostat housing....to buy a OE/GM seal i could only find them outside the uk...99p to buy but £20 postage !!!!...So so work has some seal you cut to length and glue.....

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0550_zpsohr72w2t.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0550_zpsohr72w2t.jpg.html)

sorry for the bad pic btw

NOTE TO SELF.....when fitting the new cts......if its tight....a little "nip" it too much lol

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0549_zpsqbgs5lwm.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0549_zpsqbgs5lwm.jpg.html)


Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on November 19, 2016, 12:20:58 PM
Bit of a fail on the thermostat housing.... might seal ok...theres a bead of high temp silicon sealant in there too...might bang some more chemical metal in the crack and see how it goes.....ive manages to source a new housing from Germany for £50 notes.

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/DSC_0570_zpsfyb8qzyd.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/DSC_0570_zpsfyb8qzyd.jpg.html)
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: ALZ1307 on November 19, 2016, 18:51:47 PM
Running yet?
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on November 19, 2016, 20:24:23 PM
Running yet?

As soon as I saw you had replied I knew what you put....\/
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on January 28, 2017, 10:21:47 AM
Not much progress of late...bit cold n busy....managed to source a Rear timing cover from Germany.....as you can see my old one is about as strong as an egg shell....sooo brittle.....im thinking this might have broken and made my belt skip....i did see a bit of cover on the crank sprocket at one point when it was on the road by my house.....

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/timingnew2_zpsrr85e1vp.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/timingnew2_zpsrr85e1vp.jpg.html)

New one

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/16386983_10154286480456453_6856391944589953859_n_zpslc638yat.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/16386983_10154286480456453_6856391944589953859_n_zpslc638yat.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/timingold_zpsalj7towu.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/timingold_zpsalj7towu.jpg.html)

clearly my thermostat housing has been leaking for a long time.....this is the back

 (http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/timingnew2_zpsrr85e1vp.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/timingnew2_zpsrr85e1vp.jpg.html)

As this was a major head ache as i could not find one in the UK......bargain £10 and £17 postage



Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: Damoh on January 29, 2017, 11:32:35 AM
27£ all in was exellent is to get one for me cartlton 8v was 120€ off opel!!couldnt find any any where for a carlton
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on January 29, 2017, 11:44:24 AM
27£ all in was exellent is to get one for me cartlton 8v was 120€ off opel!!couldnt find any any where for a carlton

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/262637720225?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

thats the original listing
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on February 05, 2017, 18:51:51 PM
Right as it was not -200c out there this morning I Gave tha cally cave a tidy up and also made inroads to the front left engine mount....where my Aux belt goes around...removed the AirCon pump...that was held on with 10,000 bolts lol ready for a clean up...

 (http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/Aircon2%202_zpsiiocolys.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/Aircon2%202_zpsiiocolys.jpg.html)

And the bracket to engine block brace/bracket

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/Aircon2%203_zpsycibptq9.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/Aircon2%203_zpsycibptq9.jpg.html)

So as the aircon dont work.....never did....and to be honest we dont need aircon anymore in the summer...I`ll take out some of the pipe work too...If i had a non aircon mount i would do away with the compressor all together.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vy9EFyHxd08




Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: ALZ1307 on February 06, 2017, 09:35:17 AM
Bet you were coming on here to see.....

Is it running yet? Right?


Sorry I'm not saying that today 🙄😂
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on February 06, 2017, 19:44:53 PM
Bet you were coming on here to see.....

Is it running yet? Right?


Sorry I'm not saying that today 🙄😂


lmao one day.....bloody one day lol
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on February 06, 2017, 20:05:26 PM
End brace shot blasted........

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/Aircon2%203_zpsycibptq9.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/Aircon2%203_zpsycibptq9.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/IMAG0864_zpsbfnrfazp.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/IMAG0864_zpsbfnrfazp.jpg.html)

AC compressor cleaned in the parts washer at work.....

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/Aircon2%202_zpsiiocolys.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/Aircon2%202_zpsiiocolys.jpg.html)


(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/IMAG0867_zpsstg3zued.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/IMAG0867_zpsstg3zued.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/IMAG0868_zpsebetc2fv.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/IMAG0868_zpsebetc2fv.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/IMAG0869_zpsbnvoohsn.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/IMAG0869_zpsbnvoohsn.jpg.html)

I mat as well paint it as i have it off the car.


Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: RedCalibra33 on February 07, 2017, 19:58:38 PM
Sealey!  I can't believe she's still a non-runner!!!
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on February 07, 2017, 22:46:46 PM
Sealey!  I can't believe she's still a non-runner!!!




Well me too...so the reason is.....I only get a few hours on a Sunday morning to work on it....my partner is disabled and needs my support most of the time due to a cancer battle 5 years ago....pluses we don  have much spare cash....but I'm edging towards getting the engine ready for a test start....it's been a long road as I have had to do my research on many things...I'm a self thought mechanic...and not the Brightest person you could meet lol
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: RedCalibra33 on February 07, 2017, 23:29:15 PM
Good luck on both counts.
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: will on February 09, 2017, 16:42:10 PM
Good going sealeysonic, always nice to see another SE6 back on the road  :)
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on February 12, 2017, 15:00:59 PM
Good going sealeysonic, always nice to see another SE6 back on the road  :)

One day...probably when ppl are flying around in spaceships lol

Right any way.....I was on a Mission today in the sleet and just above freezing temperatures......The Left hand front Engine mount was taken off after supporting the engine with a jack and block of wood......The reason being in there infinite wisdom Vauxhall put the AUX belt around the engine mount..(some go though it too)...so it had to come off...(also you can see the crank sensor too).

  (http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/IMAG0881_zpsxswym6ql.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/IMAG0881_zpsxswym6ql.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/IMAG0882_zps1fxhjymr.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/IMAG0882_zps1fxhjymr.jpg.html)

Below is the mount....the Pas pump...and AC compressor mount to this also.....

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/IMAG0883_zpszgapfohj.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/IMAG0883_zpszgapfohj.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/IMAG0884_zps8iwbutlq.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/IMAG0884_zps8iwbutlq.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/IMAG0885_zps1mwarian.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/IMAG0885_zps1mwarian.jpg.html)

And the Engine mount to body bracket thingy...

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/IMAG0886_zpswbmnqnkw.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/IMAG0886_zpswbmnqnkw.jpg.html)

A bit of surface rust but still in usable condition....

 (http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/IMAG0887_zpsnr6fpvtr.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/IMAG0887_zpsnr6fpvtr.jpg.html)

A new one is about £40 on ebay....so I`ll see how this one is after a clean....the Mount has already had any threaded holes pluged up with bolts ready for a shot blast aat work...then it will be clean..ready for paint...then a dame good clean around the engine bay...then Reassemble.

Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: chargerbandit on February 12, 2017, 20:03:50 PM
Great job, I want to clean my motor too and get rid of AC compressor but that motor mount ruins all the fun hah.
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: will on February 13, 2017, 10:44:50 AM
Great work sealysonic  :)
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on February 13, 2017, 11:59:04 AM
Thsnks guys.....I thought about removing the aircon all together but non air con mounts are hard to find mabe...so i will just remove the pipe work etc
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: ALZ1307 on February 14, 2017, 10:27:09 AM
After you have it RUNNING right? 😎🖒
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on February 15, 2017, 00:52:25 AM
After you have it RUNNING right? 😎🖒

I hope you c20ne run lol
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on February 15, 2017, 10:25:00 AM
Right after plcking all the threaded holes off with bolts at work

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/IMAG0889_zpssbetcybh.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/IMAG0889_zpssbetcybh.jpg.html)

 into the shot blaster it goes.....

 (http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/IMAG0890_zpszj90kwzx.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/IMAG0890_zpszj90kwzx.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/IMAG0888_zpssb6lcx0j.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/IMAG0888_zpssb6lcx0j.jpg.html)

3 mins later...taadaa nice clean mount....

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/IMAG0891_zpsmzzgshg0.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/IMAG0891_zpsmzzgshg0.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/IMAG0892_zps1ajmp4hk.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/IMAG0892_zps1ajmp4hk.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/IMAG0893_zpslkvapvhj.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/IMAG0893_zpslkvapvhj.jpg.html)

quite quite pleased with the results.....took the mount to work in my rucsack it weighs only 5.2kg bloody chunky thing lol not good when you cycle to work 4 miles n back lol

So nexr is to clean the front of the Block...paint with high temp paint etc.

THE MASTER PLAN.....

1....clean block n paint
2....order new exhaust gaskets
3....re-fit manifold/down pipe(after replacing O2 sensor if i ever get it out)
4....re-fit mount/AC pump...pass pump in new belt
5....test for water leaks(thermostat housing)
6....re-fit new rear timing cover/timing belt
7....re-fit plugs n leads
8....drain old petrol/re-fill
9....sit there for two years too scared to turn the key lol
10..post DAILY pics/videos on ALZ`z FB page....of RUNNING ENGINE ffs lol

 


Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: ALZ1307 on February 15, 2017, 14:00:30 PM
:D
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: tristandimond on February 15, 2017, 19:37:20 PM
Nice - looks like new!
At least you'll stay healthy with all the cycling  ;D
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on February 16, 2017, 12:31:39 PM
Nice - looks like new!
At least you'll stay healthy with all the cycling  ;D

lol almost killed me lol
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: tristandimond on February 16, 2017, 12:37:55 PM
lol almost killed me lol
😂
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: RedCalibra33 on February 16, 2017, 12:51:04 PM
I hope you take a video of ur face when she finally starts up!  I'm predicting tears of joy!!!   8)
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on February 16, 2017, 13:14:14 PM
I hope you take a video of ur face when she finally starts up!  I'm predicting tears of joy!!!   8)

lol it would be tears of joy.....or go bang and a video of me smashing it up lol
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: RedCalibra33 on February 16, 2017, 13:20:34 PM
LOL  Fingers crossed  ;)
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on March 18, 2017, 12:03:27 PM
just a few youtube videos of my random goings on while tidying up the engine bay before reassemble.....


 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXyioCDzVeg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=er9-VW_OM0Q&t=100s

off to the garage again tomorrow yaaay

Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: tristandimond on March 23, 2017, 10:43:01 AM
That has to be one of the shiniest engine blocks iv ever seen  ;D
Great work!
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: will on March 23, 2017, 11:36:24 AM
Great stuff indeed sealeysonic,

Loving the SE6 and looking forward to seeing her on the road. Happy to drive to where you are for a double pose / cruise around town  8)
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on March 23, 2017, 18:52:13 PM
That has to be one of the shiniest engine blocks iv ever seen  ;D
Great work!

yeh...not sure i like it that bright lol

Great stuff indeed sealeysonic,

Loving the SE6 and looking forward to seeing her on the road. Happy to drive to where you are for a double pose / cruise around town  8)

Sounds like a plan one day lol
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: tristandimond on March 23, 2017, 19:03:06 PM
yeh...not sure i like it that bright lol
😂
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on April 02, 2017, 19:50:32 PM
had a few hours free today......so started to rebuild stuff ive taken off......

left hand side engine mount.....

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/se6enginemount3_zpsrshg4tck.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/se6enginemount3_zpsrshg4tck.jpg.html)


black engine paint too..

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/SE6ENGINEmount2_zpszya9dale.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/SE6ENGINEmount2_zpszya9dale.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/SE5engineMOUNT_zpsxbvm6wox.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/SE5engineMOUNT_zpsxbvm6wox.jpg.html)

not bad for a few hours lol
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: agw9262 on April 02, 2017, 19:53:00 PM
Nice job, keep plugging - it never ends!
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: ALZ1307 on April 11, 2017, 19:19:59 PM
Evening! :P
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on April 12, 2017, 08:58:46 AM
Evening! :P


Do I know you ? Lol
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: ALZ1307 on April 12, 2017, 14:43:17 PM


Do I know you ? Lol

No. I've never been here before. Pleased to 'meet' you though :)
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on April 30, 2017, 19:10:19 PM
update time...painted the top half of the engine now...ready to put stuff back on....

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/IMAG0965_zpscudlncva.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/IMAG0965_zpscudlncva.jpg.html)

and the bottom half...

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/SE6ENGINEmount2_zpsfv3tyetx.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/SE6ENGINEmount2_zpsfv3tyetx.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/SE5engineMOUNT_zpsxbvm6wox.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/SE5engineMOUNT_zpsxbvm6wox.jpg.html)

found some drain hold type things in the spark plug holes....

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/0dd0cf11-e5d1-4f54-9554-894dcfbaf484_zpsjgyxxmyc.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/0dd0cf11-e5d1-4f54-9554-894dcfbaf484_zpsjgyxxmyc.jpg.html)

Took the sump off as i had the down pipe off I took the Sump off as the gasket was in a bad shape...there would be pictures of this...but my brain was fried due do one sump bolt that you cannot get to with a spanner/socket....right on the gear box side...managed to use a small screw driver thing i had to poke at it for 10 days....lucky there not tight...Ill get some pics next time i go down...more paint at the back of the engine too....next is to remove the oil pick up pipe and clean while im there....clean/paint the sump pan..then new gasket.

.







Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: Damoh on May 02, 2017, 19:45:01 PM
Cracking work amazing how much better it looks with a ckean and a paint
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: tristandimond on May 02, 2017, 21:06:09 PM
Great work! the way you're going it will be like a brand new car when you've finished  8)
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on May 03, 2017, 22:10:25 PM
Great work! the way you're going it will be like a brand new car when you've finished  8)

Thanks mate....there's no rush....bit by bit it will come together....some parts maybe hard to get soon so I'm trying to change as many a  I can.
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on May 21, 2017, 19:50:39 PM
Not had a lot of time of late....life getting in the way...and i was hung over last week lol.......Took my Sump pan off while i have the down pipe off....the reason for this is i could see bits of Gasket poking out all over...mainly in the corners...so it was well past its best....

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08sVQIdgUcU&lc=z124gjfz2undflnga04cf3e5hw22tzazgmw0k

Old and new gaskets....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nv4lcWce6gQ

Like n Subscribe please

Be back Soon

Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: ALZ1307 on May 23, 2017, 17:05:51 PM
Nope. Buggar off.
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on June 11, 2017, 18:57:53 PM
Update time.......

The pas pump and aircon compressor are back on....trial fit of the thermostat/hose/hose clamps.

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG1023_zpsfootytx3.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG1023_zpsfootytx3.jpg.html)

Aircon compressor..

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG1024_zpsl9lv1eey.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG1024_zpsl9lv1eey.jpg.html)

That was a bugger of a job as me being me i did not take note of what bolt went where and what length of  bolt....they were just in a pile on the floor.

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG1021_zpswons1l7q.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG1021_zpswons1l7q.jpg.html)

The brace on the compressor

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG1020_zpsczoet9ld.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG1020_zpsczoet9ld.jpg.html)

Also a trial fit of the baffle plate without the gasket etc

Started to change to bolts on the gear box cover...

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG1016_zpsuowho5hv.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG1016_zpsuowho5hv.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG1015_zpsriyfi5ov.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG1015_zpsriyfi5ov.jpg.html)

As above....trial fitting of the oil pick up pipe and baffle....(pass the pipe though the baffle...then it screws to the block...then baffle with gasket...then sump)

 (http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG1014_zpsiftdy9av.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG1014_zpsiftdy9av.jpg.html)

Cam cover fitted with stainless bolts....

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG1013_zpsmleas6bg.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG1013_zpsmleas6bg.jpg.html)

(http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah26/CalibraSE6/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG1011_zps5nf1vk94.jpg) (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/CalibraSE6/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG1011_zps5nf1vk94.jpg.html)

Next thing to do is refit the sump/gasket....new oil filter.

Then fill with coolant and see if the thermostat housing leaks....if its ok...then Timing rear cover..belt...etc...then Turn the Key lol






Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: will on June 12, 2017, 11:37:16 AM
Looking damn fine indeed  :)
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on June 12, 2017, 15:37:04 PM
Looking damn fine indeed  :)

Thanks mate....bit by bit lol
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on June 25, 2017, 16:36:53 PM
Right further progress....oil pick up pipe back on...gasket...baffle...a nd sump back on.....no pictures as i had RTV sealant on my gloves....made a school boy error on the sump by painting it with non high temp paint....the down pipe passes under it...so im going to get some Wrap for the down pipe to help stop the heat....also it will look cool...and be cooler in the engine bay.....would be nice to wrap the Manifold but thats cast iron i think and is not really "wrap-able".

some may know but i only get a few hours on a sunday morning on the calibra as im a Carer to my partner(post cancer) and here sister(Disabled also).....I`m happy though as i still have a Vision of my calibra being on the road one day.

I would like to thank anybody who is following this long term project and comment on it.

Regards

Mark
Title: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: agw9262 on June 25, 2017, 16:52:33 PM
Sorry to hear about the family Mark but good that you have a vision and a hobby outside of "normal life" - keep it up, one day it will be back on the road - I for one am looking forward to it. And no doubt based on track record, Alison will be along to ask if it's running yet any moment now ;)

Andrew
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on June 25, 2017, 17:49:01 PM
Sorry to hear about the family Mark but good that you have a vision and a hobby outside of "normal life" - keep it up, one day it will be back on the road - I for one am looking forward to it. And no doubt based on track record, Alison will be along to ask if it's running yet any moment now ;)

Andrew

Thanks mate......Alz might not say anything as her V6 is pooly....lol
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: agw9262 on June 25, 2017, 17:55:35 PM
Some twisted kind of retribution
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: calibul on June 25, 2017, 21:19:37 PM
My old 8v has never been as shiny as yours. Respect for your precision and your work!
Thumbs up and never give up!  ;)
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: will on June 26, 2017, 17:40:14 PM
Good luck sealeysonic, it's all looking the business  ;)
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: ALZ1307 on June 27, 2017, 14:35:38 PM
Hee Hee!!!

Yeah this karma or what! RAC home last Sat, so 10 days ago, due to losing 2 or 3 cylinders. ECU been sent away, awaiting news.......   :( :(
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on August 14, 2017, 09:36:09 AM
Not much happening of late....been collecting parts though.....

 New front lower control arms
 New Track Rod ends
 New Ball Joints
 New caliper bleed nipples
 New strut top mount
 New GM oil filter
 New GM front and Rear pads/fittng kit
 Second hand Thermostat Housing
 New Blue Exhaust Wrap

So I had better get my finger out...lol   
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: will on August 14, 2017, 09:44:45 AM
All good stuff sealysonic. Looking forward to some updated pics  :)
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on August 14, 2017, 09:55:18 AM
All good stuff sealysonic. Looking forward to some updated pics  :)

Thanks mate....photobucket have stopped third party hosting so im on the look out for a alternative.
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on August 14, 2017, 10:20:38 AM


(https://s20.postimg.org/tzbkkjhg9/myse6rear2.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/tzbkkjhg9/)

Postimage test



(https://s20.postimg.org/onwnztvdp/myse6rear2.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/tzbkkjhg9/)
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: will on August 15, 2017, 09:24:02 AM
Looking good indeed  8)
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on August 15, 2017, 12:44:16 PM
Looking good indeed  8)

That was quite a while ago...before i took it for the MOT
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on September 03, 2017, 19:09:59 PM
Hi all...managed a few hours on the Calibra today...not been down for three weeks due to commitments etc.....managed to get the Crank Sprocket off today as there was a bolt sheared off in it....now I`ve seen scary videos on youtube about the Crank bolt and using a breaker bar and turning the engine over to crack it lose....no way was i going to try that....I have a 12v Inpact Wrench I got a few Christmas`s ago...so i thought i would try that....OMG it worked !!! I held the sprocket by hand and buzzed it off in two attempts...now i know the Cam belt was done about 10k ago so maybe they had it off then.....     

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbAcz-jBp24

So cleaned up the side again and painted it again in VHT paint...

Before...

(https://s20.postimg.org/9vncur02l/myengineold.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/npbpjssnt/)

After....

(https://s26.postimg.org/ubvx0vu2h/engine_Side.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/7afbv4uet/)


(https://s26.postimg.org/mpnjpqmm1/Crank_Sprocket_1.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/wmykisu7p/)

(https://s26.postimg.org/e8o1ethx5/Crank_Sprocket_2.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/5qelahbed/)

Not bad for just over an hours work....be beck soon

Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: tristandimond on September 07, 2017, 10:55:59 AM
Excellent looking good indeed!
Keep on plugging on, it'll all be worth it when you're blasting those b roads  ;)
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on September 10, 2017, 18:57:17 PM
A few more before and after pics...

Exhaust hanger.....

(https://s20.postimg.org/5cj2j5vod/2011-07-21_22.28.16_zpsxyruwkba.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/74c1e2f15/)

Shotblasted at work..

(https://s20.postimg.org/tp2tjn1jx/2011-07-23_08.40.07_zpsdmxszycf.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/7d50q92ft/)

Painted 20,000 times

(https://s20.postimg.org/q8ssahrq5/2016-01-10_13.00.58_zpsw9lwlkoz.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/xos1waffd/)

(https://s20.postimg.org/4c69a4ejh/2016-01-10_13.01.06_zpsxnpasdpy.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/xekjcy0t5/)

Fuel tank straps...blasted n painted

(https://s20.postimg.org/9hhm9igm5/tankstrap_zpsiesudb8a.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

(https://s20.postimg.org/ykjxxzzq5/2015-12-20_10.59.49_zpsomqjvrru.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

Crank pully....

(https://s20.postimg.org/5ia98x2u5/2016-01-24_11.48.07_zpsjwrn0hww.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/yxfxhx7dl/)

(https://s20.postimg.org/8gbtgczvh/943986_10153432642601453_5259700791031158878_n_z.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/td81l0xw9/)

Engine....

(https://s20.postimg.org/45xm45bq5/DSC_0459_zpsfwkmyswb.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

(https://s20.postimg.org/lt2541axp/IMAG0965_zpscudlncva.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)


Rear subframe brace..

(https://s20.postimg.org/3nscu29i5/2011-02-26_01.05.49_zpsvam697sq.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

(https://s20.postimg.org/m9qiujwrh/2011-02-26_20.39.35_zpsi3rs49hh.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/4wg8fp1g9/)

(https://s20.postimg.org/iatbbq84d/2011-02-28_03.51.07_zpssrnpqnxh.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

Now...one of the mail issues i had was the coolent leak from the Thermostat housing....that had a crack in it

(https://s20.postimg.org/d395a0pel/DSC_0389_zpsfeprsemk.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

After a shotblast you can see it better....weather it leaked from here or the seal failed i dont know....

(https://s20.postimg.org/afoadelr1/DSC_0395_zpso8jelnek.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/q15lxcxp5/)

Managed to get one on german ebay...

(https://s20.postimg.org/5d6yimcgt/DSC_0396_zpscm0tkbvb.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/exql5i1sp/)

So that is now fitted...just need a few clips for hoses then fill up with coolant.

Managed to pick up 4 new grooved disks front n rear for.....£10 on ebay..a bloke down the road had them in his shed unfitted for a few years...!!!! just a bit of light surface rust on one.

Also picked up a new/old stock thermostat on ebay for £3.50

Happy days !!













Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: agw9262 on September 10, 2017, 19:01:44 PM
The shotblasting is amazing mark, what material do you use? Glass or grit?
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on September 11, 2017, 08:33:06 AM
The shotblasting is amazing mark, what material do you use? Glass or grit?


It's fine grit....but then painted with vht paint after.
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: ALZ1307 on September 12, 2017, 15:02:14 PM
Looking goodly :D
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on September 25, 2017, 11:17:31 AM
Looking goodly :D


Fankoo oh great one lol
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on September 25, 2017, 12:42:34 PM
Right went AWOL yesterday..(sunday).Down to the callycave for a few hours.....Relocated the blocks of wood and axl stands at the front...then started to re-fit the hoses....

(https://s20.postimg.org/cxhbkozdp/Hose1.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

(https://s20.postimg.org/yovhxnfvh/IMAG1164.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/wkb4wke8p/)

So the top and bottom hoses are back on...with a new thermostat (£3.50 ebay/new old stock)....Ive got a Brand new Headder Tank to fit...Fitted the Rad bottom hose too...New CTS....New Water Temp sender too....The only thing that stopped me from filling it all up was a missing hose clip on the rear of the Thermostat Housing (hose goes to the Heater Matrix) ffs lol

So as the old Timing cover was dead Brittle and i have a New one i had a Trial fit.....

Old one....

(https://s20.postimg.org/e6576brbx/timingnew2_zpsrr85e1vp.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/48u6d9jq1/)

New one....

(https://s20.postimg.org/9gf9hq0bh/timing_COVERnew3.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

As you can see a new water pump has been fitted also.

(https://s20.postimg.org/58kh8yyvx/timing_COVERnew2.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

(https://s20.postimg.org/uosxz5esd/My_C20_NE.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

(https://s20.postimg.org/3usudnzml/timing_COVERpump.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/4x30w7ift/)

Not bad for a few hours...Like i said i had hoped to fill it up with water and see it all leak out lol

so...next is fill it up...look for leaks....put the new oil filter on and fill.





Title: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: agw9262 on September 25, 2017, 12:56:12 PM
Great progress - Getting dangerously close to firing up!?
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on September 25, 2017, 13:29:25 PM
Great progress - Getting dangerously close to firing up!?

When its all back together I wont have the balls to turn the key lol
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: ALZ1307 on September 26, 2017, 18:59:22 PM
When its all back together I wont have the balls to turn the key lol

Can I do it then? :D
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on September 27, 2017, 08:35:03 AM
Can I do it then? :D

Lol maybe
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: calibul on September 30, 2017, 17:02:16 PM
Lol can I watch then?  :P
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on September 30, 2017, 17:11:13 PM
Lol can I watch then?  :P

It`s a PPV event lol
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: calibul on September 30, 2017, 20:25:32 PM
Cool...  ;D 8)
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: LE7 on October 14, 2017, 21:58:55 PM
Just read through the thread, you have certainly put a lot of effort into it and it is looking good.

However... the reason I started reading is that I have a similar starting problem with my SE7, when I can get it to start it is definitely not running on all cylinders until it is warm enough for the LPG to cut in when it idles normally. I had it converted to run on LPG in April 2006 with 243K on the clock( now 434K), I was driving 200 miles to work and back each day and petrol had just hit 93p a litre, LPG was 48p.

So the ECU is OK (LPG getting signals to fire injectors) and plugs firing, have checked the fuel pump relay and that seems OK, I can hear the pump buzzing and there is fuel on the rail, have opened the valve and fuel is ejected and I have checked the injectors and they are all spraying.

I was hoping that you would have the solution to my problem but I will try putting in a new fuel filter and may have to acquire a fuel pressure tester as it has been suggested that it could be low fuel pressure and/or lower the tank and check/replace the in-tank pump.

According to the latest figures there are 44 SE6s on the road and 54 on SORN.

https://www.howmanyleft.co.uk/vehicle/vauxhall_calibra_se6

Keep faith, you will get it on the road again and all the work will be vindicated.

I will keep following your progress in case you get yours running before I do.
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on October 15, 2017, 14:28:57 PM
Thank you LE7...sounds like you are having fun....?

Right...Update time....Put the Last hose clip on....and filled up with plain water to see any leaks....OMG there is none...at the moment....So this is one of the Main Issues I had way back when the MOT Ran out....Obviously when cold there is little pressure in the system so I`m only half way there...

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWstHlgtu3g

Thanks all
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: will on October 16, 2017, 15:41:26 PM
434K on the clock..!!  :o :o

Wow.....that's some mileage indeed. When I last put fuel in it, I noticed that my SE6 has got 82,211 on the clock. Good to know they go for miles  :)

Just read through the thread, you have certainly put a lot of effort into it and it is looking good.

However... the reason I started reading is that I have a similar starting problem with my SE7, when I can get it to start it is definitely not running on all cylinders until it is warm enough for the LPG to cut in when it idles normally. I had it converted to run on LPG in April 2006 with 243K on the clock( now 434K), I was driving 200 miles to work and back each day and petrol had just hit 93p a litre, LPG was 48p.

So the ECU is OK (LPG getting signals to fire injectors) and plugs firing, have checked the fuel pump relay and that seems OK, I can hear the pump buzzing and there is fuel on the rail, have opened the valve and fuel is ejected and I have checked the injectors and they are all spraying.

I was hoping that you would have the solution to my problem but I will try putting in a new fuel filter and may have to acquire a fuel pressure tester as it has been suggested that it could be low fuel pressure and/or lower the tank and check/replace the in-tank pump.

According to the latest figures there are 44 SE6s on the road and 54 on SORN.

https://www.howmanyleft.co.uk/vehicle/vauxhall_calibra_se6

Keep faith, you will get it on the road again and all the work will be vindicated.

I will keep following your progress in case you get yours running before I do.
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on January 22, 2018, 10:02:09 AM
Im still here...not done much over that last few months due to the winter.....went down to check on the garage just after Christmas day.....Some scum had tried to break into the garage....made a mess of the lock at the bottom...tankfully they did not get in....Ive fitted some Elsworth locks both sides now.....and a alarm....and security hints would be nice if you have them....TIA
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: TURBOHEAD on January 22, 2018, 13:43:08 PM
Hi sealeysonic

Absolutely low life scum.........try wiring up the locks to the mains........240v....... .a high decibel scream......and a pair of smoking boots

Should do it Lol  ;D
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on January 22, 2018, 19:26:17 PM
Hi sealeysonic

Absolutely low life scum.........try wiring up the locks to the mains........240v....... .a high decibel scream......and a pair of smoking boots

Should do it Lol  ;D

lol could do if i had 240v supply down there
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: ALZ1307 on January 23, 2018, 16:19:41 PM
Is it running yet?
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on January 24, 2018, 16:57:07 PM
Is it running yet?



Yeh it's ERM no...it's a security feature.....not running=not stolen lol
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: sealeysonic on September 28, 2018, 12:49:21 PM
Hi all...I`m still here....not been on hear for quite awhile.....Kinda lost intrest in my Calibra....not been down for months tbh....apart from "checking2 its still there.
Title: Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
Post by: ALZ1307 on September 29, 2018, 22:25:16 PM
Wash your mouth out! Lost interest FFS!