*** Tech day....for a mate with a Z32

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  1. ugame

    ugame user #1

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    Awkward question so I'll start with the sob story.

    Got a mate with a nice clean 1993 Z32 TT Manual 2 seater that's been well looked after.

    He's had 2 zeds and this one he drove over from SA when he moved over. He loves the car but isn't on the forums, allthough he was going to come on the recent night cruise.

    He's been told that the head gasket needs doing but he's lost his job a few months ago, and due to get married in May.

    He can't afford the ~$4K he's been quoted for an engine swap (including the price of the recon engine) or the $5K he's been quoted to do the head gasket.

    So I said I'd ask the question on here, are the WA guys willing to help this fella out with a couple of tech days.

    1 to pull the engine, and get to the original HG

    And another to put it all back again

    If I can find a place to host the car for a few weeks, I'm sure me and him can scrape together the $$$ for the parts (and I assume the head should be machined to be sure?)

    Keeping in mind I've never even doine a plenum pull, just normal servicing when I owned mine......

    It'll be a big one I know and given he's not even a forum member I totally understand if this is a no go, but said I'd ask the question.

    To be up front, his other options are
    1)Sell as is for next to nothing
    but also
    2) even once fixed, he may still sell to get into something cheaper to look after.

    :zlove::zlove::zlove::zlove::zlove:
     
  2. Jinxed

    Jinxed Moderator

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    hey mate, need to get a date on here....that being said, ill help out of im free....
     
  3. ugame

    ugame user #1

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    Cheers mate, and yeah really just after an *** at the moment. If people are willing to help out for beers, then we'll formalise some details.

    Didn't want to assume people would be on board given Simon isn't a forum member and all.
     
  4. awgazm

    awgazm Active Member

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    done a few in recent weeks... whats another?? lol depending on dates can help out
     
  5. ugame

    ugame user #1

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    Nice guys nice :)

    How many people we need? And what equipment?
     
  6. Brissle

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    I'll come and lend a helping hand if I'm free on the date
     
  7. rob260

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    Please note Expressions of Interest thread moved to ZRNT as per forum guidelines -drop me a line once you have a date and I'll move it back to coming events
     
  8. awgazm

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    Screw drivers and socket set... ill bring allen key sockets for head bolts
    Only NEED a couple ppl..
     
  9. buzz1986

    buzz1986 Ezekiel 25.17

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    pending dates, ill come say hi
    not much good at helping though :p
     
  10. ugame

    ugame user #1

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    Sounds like we're making Ikea furniture :D

    Ok based on the kind souls here, I'll go back to Simon and say we "may" have a chance to get this done.

    Approx cost of parts? And of course I'll make sure foods and beers are funded :D

    Do we need a hoist or just engine crane? (and who's got one?)
     
  11. awgazm

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    Hoist not needed... crane needed if we pulling engine... pulled engine means bonus of cleaning it up more
    Cost of parts depends on how indepth your wanting to go. New head gasket, timing belt kit, plenum gasket....
     
  12. black baz

    black baz black 'n blue Bazemy

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    WA again confirming that it is, indeed, the State of the Zed ... good stuff ... !!!!
     
  13. ugame

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    OK guys.

    Met with Simon today and he's stoke that people hes never even met may be willing to help out.

    The car not long ago had the 200K service done including all belts etc so we're treating this (hopefully) as just the head gasket and possibly machining the head if warped.

    The rad is only a couple of years old and I think the thermostat is new too.

    Before he lost his job, the car was regularly serviced by PZP so its been well looked after.

    Checked out Simons garage space and there's pleanty of room to work on the car there.

    So.....how much we looking at for parts?
    • Head Gasket?
    • Machine Head?

    Other than that.... I guess we need to talk dates....and also whos got an Engine Crane? If I have to bit the bullet and buy one I will.
     
  14. awgazm

    awgazm Active Member

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    Ive got a crane but not sure if ill have a tow bar by the date, pending when it is.. but lets not aim for the next 3 weekends.... those are just shit house for me lol
     
  15. ugame

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    so 12th or 19th April best for everyone?

    Also I have towbar and should be able to get trailor also.
     
  16. awgazm

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    Ok cool so worse comes to worse you can pick up crane :) if you go 12th I think we should be good
     
  17. ugame

    ugame user #1

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    Cool cheers mate and yes happy to pick up crane.

    Will pm simon the date and if we're good to go, have this thread moved back to coming events to maintain the history.
     
  18. michandy

    michandy Active Member

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    will try

    at the moment I'm not working that weekend so will try to get there. Is it going to be up your way Chris, If so I'll pack a lunch and my world atlas again :eek:. probably depends on Michelle and whether she's working or not. :rolleyes:
     
  19. ugame

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    Thanks Andy

    And yeah Simon lives near me.

    I'll shout Pizza or Maccas or whatever we vote on the day.

    And encourage Simon to put on BBQ dinner for after :D
     
  20. michandy

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    cool

    Sounds like a plan :D Will throw in some tools just in case :)
     

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