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Ben's budget brick - 1997 855CD 2.5

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Ben's budget brick - 1997 855CD 2.5

Post by headwerkn » Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:03 am

1997 850CD 2.5 Estate

Acquired 9/10/2016 - 326,196km

Maintenance Status
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Vehicle was owned by MIL for about a year, virtually no maintenance performed in that time but car not used a great deal either. Prior owner before appears to have maintained car regularly through local (non-specialist) garage approximately twice a year.

Timing belt kit (Dayco) installed at 291,492km
Serpentine belt replaced xx
Radiator replaced xx
Brakes machined xx
Brake pads xx

Issues/Planned Repairs
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Stage O:
Engine Oil/filter
Jolly good wash, cut/polish and detail
Coolant flush/replacement
Air filter
ATF fluid drain and replace
Plugs, leads, rotor and cap

Passenger side mirror missing
Stuck drivers front seat belt
Drivers front power window only unwinding half way.
Replace broken gear shifter fascia and light bulb
Replace or fix glove box lid
Replace missing rear wiper/brake light cover
Drivers front speaker(s) dead


Planned Upgrades
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Remote locking
CarPlay stereo and speaker/sub upgrade
Roof racks
Custom cut sleeping mattress
Last edited by headwerkn on Sat Oct 15, 2016 3:59 am, edited 7 times in total.



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Re: Ben's budget brick - 1997 855CD 2.5

Post by headwerkn » Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:18 pm

10/10/2016 - 326,328km
Oil and filter service:
Ryco Z89A - $15
Shell Helix Ultra 5W-40 5+1L - $65
Wynns Engine Flush - $13

Notes:
Was well overdue due to lack of maintenance on behalf of MIL. Signs of moisture and sludge on oil dipstick but not under rocker cover or in oil itself. Assuming this is due to the car standing unused for a few months before being passed onto MIL then only being used intermittently for the past year. Hoping fresh oil might clear it but may need to poke the gunf out with a brush/pipe cleaner.

Almost pleasant to work on a car with an easily accessible oil filter, after a few years with Japanese vehicles. Bought an end-style oil filter rachet although a strap probably would have worked too.

Engine seems a little quieter since change. Will need to stock up on oil fill cap seals as the current one is weaping a bit.



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Re: Ben's budget brick - 1997 855CD 2.5

Post by headwerkn » Sat Oct 15, 2016 3:55 am

14/10/2016 - 326,722km

Identified seat belt issue - deliberately wired out due to overactive inerti lock. Will attempt removal and clean soon, may need replacement.

15/10/2016 - 326,874km

Replace cigarette lighter fuse - 12V power back!
Rebulb dead interior lights.



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Re: Ben's budget brick - 1997 855CD 2.5

Post by headwerkn » Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:31 pm

16/10/2016 - 327,016km

Replaced coolant with ~6L of Nulon Long Life Type A - $20

Notes:
Coolant didn't look as bad in the drainpan as it did in the expansion tank, but was listed as needing replacement on the next service well over a year ago.

Aftermarket radiator fitted by previous owner doesn't have a drain tap, but a plastic slotted captive bolt that required a substantial flathead screw bit to remove without chewing up the slot. Weaver gunsmithing toolkit came in very handy!

Have noticed a bit of difference in indicated temperature between slower, city driving and when towing (3 o'clock on gauge) versus highway speeds (almost 4 o'clock). Suspect thermostat might be on way out...



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Re: Ben's budget brick - 1997 855CD 2.5

Post by headwerkn » Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:59 am

Car in condition as received. Definitely in need of some love ;-)
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