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Greetings, 216GSi owner here

#1 Post by Will_216GSi » Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:35 pm

Hello! I am the proud owner of a 216GSi, in slightly rusty condition (Will be making me second attempt at rectifying this this summer, have purchased Rust Converter now and will attempt to prevent further decay of my car). She is a daily user which I admit doesn't help this, but I can't really afford another car!

I absolutely love her though, great to drive! She's very much a work in progress but a total bargain. No syncro left on 3rd though, was like that when I bought it. I guess the fellow before me wasn't sympathetic with the clutch (Just replaced after 70,00 miles). Trying to get some pictures off my phone here the POS isn't working. Will post shortly, I hope, when i chooses to comply.

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#2 Post by Will_216GSi » Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:46 pm


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#3 Post by Will_216GSi » Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:54 pm

Someone took this also google finds for me:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/128691640@N04/26273091989
Haha, when the spoiler was off for repair!

Also these alloys pictured are now for sale if anyone is interested; have usable if a little low Dunlop tyres. (Not at TWI yet!) Original seats also for sale, complete set. Now have half leather inside mine!

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#4 Post by RoverRevival » Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:03 pm

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#5 Post by GTiJohn » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:56 pm

:welcome

Hopefully you'll get any help that you need keeping this car running as your daily :D

Nice wheels too!
I like Twin Cams.... and Single Cams

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#6 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Wed May 02, 2018 10:18 am

:welcome

She looks like a nice straight example and that light blue matches well with the Tempest Grey! That's quite a rare colour I don't think that I've seen one before.

Try changing the gearbox oil first, it should be done every 24,000; use a SAE 10-40 engine oil. :)
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#7 Post by Will_216GSi » Thu May 03, 2018 1:40 am

Mr Teddy Bear wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 10:18 am
:welcome

She looks like a nice straight example and that light blue matches well with the Tempest Grey! That's quite a rare colour I don't think that I've seen one before.

Try changing the gearbox oil first, it should be done every 24,000; use a SAE 10-40 engine oil. :)
Just had a new clutch, and driveshaft seals put in also (the old ones began to leak after clutch was changed.)

I assure you there is no synchro! It's fine, I just received match my shifts and don't rush or force them. If anything it's improved my driving! Haha. New gearbox at some point... I am wondering if other D16 series engines fit and I can just swap the lump? Hmm.

Yeah I've heard it's a rare combination! I do think it looks good too, I'm debating getting the wheels done in matching grey? Not sure yet. There's plenty else to do first anyway. She's actually got a myriad of small dents around her, 3 in the bonnet alone, couple on a door, wheel arch edges... Tiny scratches... I'm trying not to obsess over it as I did with a fiesta I owned before. Spent hours touching it up! Then it gets more chipsand scratches before you know it!

Perils of a daily!

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