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Re: Spider R787AOW

Postby davidmt » Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:16 am

Yes the switch just isolates the display as don't need it permanently on and not sure how long they would last - just allows me to monitor the level when in hibernation.
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Re: Spider R787AOW

Postby davidmt » Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:23 am

Rear shocks on their way back from Bilstein this week. Just need to source the bearing rubbers.

An open ECU preloaded with my map has already been delivered so I now need to swap over and ensure the car runs as before I can fully access for future changes. A frustrating and unnecessary cost that I have had to incur from earlier work.

Also a few bits of bling for the engine bay so with a bit of spare time at the weekend I could be back on the road for Sunday!
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Re: Spider R787AOW

Postby SwagSupercarsDad » Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:17 pm

Good luck with the upgrades. Be great so see it up and running again. Perhaps we can compare Spiders at a meet sometime (probably next year now though). Ian
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Re: Spider R787AOW

Postby davidmt » Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:10 pm

SwagSupercarsDad wrote:Good luck with the upgrades. Be great so see it up and running again. Perhaps we can compare Spiders at a meet sometime (probably next year now though). Ian


Would be great to meet up and compare next year.

Now all back together with refurbished suspension and a few other bits and pieces.

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Suspension was reset to OEM settings so need to see if the tyres still catch on the bodywork in case I will still need to raise the rear a little - waiting for a dry day!
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Re: Spider R787AOW

Postby SwagSupercarsDad » Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:30 pm

All looking very nice in that engine bay now - feeling a bit jealous if I'm honest!
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Re: Spider R787AOW - Oil Pan Leak?

Postby davidmt » Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:13 am

Ok now time to get the plan drawn up and parts ready to cure an oil leak. More of an issue as the Spider is on a ramp about the wife's AMG SL63!

Clearly the last time the sump was removed the gasket was replaced with some kind of sealant - does that mean gaskets are not available.

Also it looks like there is a leak from the gear box side - anyone know what seal/gasket is required for when I drop the pan and start to clean up the leak?

Any other tips? Photos below - only a few drops when cold but worse when running and hot.

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Re: Spider R787AOW

Postby davidmt » Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:40 pm

Haven't got round to dropping the oil pan yet and got distracted with some LED lights.

Spot the (huge) difference.

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Re: Spider R787AOW

Postby davidmt » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:17 pm

Have the vandals found my car or have I been preparing for some interesting modifications:

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Just a few teasers.
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