Figured i'd make a thread for my 1998 v70r
I wonder if someone here might recognise it - it was previously owned by a guy called Nathan who lived around Epping (NSW). Maybe he was a member of the forum?
This thing has been a pain in the bum over the last few years; I've had the engine out twice since late 2020.
The first engine fell victim to a bad timing belt (belt, tensioners and WP were done by the previous owner and were still well within the recommended replacement interval).
The second broke because my dad ignored/failed to notice an oil warning light that came on when one of the engine oil cooler hoses popped off (he's not allowed to borrow the car anymore!).
I finished putting the most recent engine in about a month or so ago. Have only done about 350km since but all seems to be well so far (I hope I'm not tempting fate with this thread, hopefully I've got all my bad luck out of the way by now).
So now it's onto little repairs that will be done when my meagre uni student budget allows.
Have just finished replacing some broken boot trim, a brake light lens and a dodgy fuel door actuator (wouldn't open at a petrol station so I had to force it open - didn't have enough fuel to get home).
I also painted my grille black. Might not be to everyone's taste but I think it's a big improvement. Popped off the logo and masked off the outside edge and just hit it with some Rustoleum flat black. Cheaper than getting an egg crate grille and looks just as good IMO.
The next job is to put some braided brake lines on. I noticed that the rubber ones that are on there now are starting to crack. I have the lines ready to go, just got to find the time to put them on.
Also planning on repainting the bumper and replacing the missing foglight at some point (if anyone has a foglight for sale let me know). Gonna do a DIY job with those colour-match spray cans. Have used them on another car with some success, and even if I get a less-than-professional finish it'll still look better than it does now.