My new 8V Auto

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My new 8V Auto

by roygdavis » Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:58 pm


Just thought I'd make some noises about my new Calibra (have previously owned 2 of them, but some scallywag stolen the first one, and the 2nd had too many faults that I couldn't afford to repair).

It's an 8V Auto which I picked up from eBay for £365 with 6 months MOT!!! Not in too bad condition, but still quite a bit of work to do. Think I might keep some sort of diary on its progress here...

    Needs a bit of welding on the doors and most importantly on the sill area below the door (both sides, where there is a join in the bodywork).
    The seats have been replaced with good condition leather, but are not heated (needs wiring in and switches installing
    Lots of scratches and dings to sort
    Exhaust might have a hole in it - can smell it slightly when the windows are open
    Oil pressure light comes on when engine is at temp and idling (oddly, seems worse on hot days - hopefully a sensor fault
    Pressure sender/dial permanently on max
    Slight oil leak from a sensor on the side of the engine - just an o-ring

Think that's it for now! A few pics can be found here:

Re: My new 8V Auto

by RobbieV » Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:00 pm

Hi and welcome to :)
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Re: My new 8V Auto

by craigyboy » Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:15 pm

Alright Roy,the cally looks quite tidy in the pictures
doesnt sound as if theres anything major wrong with it
that will give you an interest to work on over the next
few months :handgestures-thumbupright:

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Re: My new 8V Auto

by rich30mex » Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:59 pm

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Re: My new 8V Auto

by v6 steve » Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:19 pm

hi and welcome mate

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Re: My new 8V Auto

by Calibra_Mike » Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:16 pm

welcome to CC...

Oil pressure... whats the oil level like? does it have any leaks?
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Re: My new 8V Auto

by roygdavis » Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:12 pm

Calibra_Mike wrote:welcome to CC...

Oil pressure... whats the oil level like? does it have any leaks?

Hi Mike,

It does have a leak. Looks like it's coming from sensor about half-way down the left side of the engine...think I may have found the problem!

Re: My new 8V Auto

by Mark1 » Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:24 pm

Looks good but the wheels would look better in silver.
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Re: My new 8V Auto

by splinter » Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:56 pm

Hi and welcome.. not bad car that.. Get all the bits done should be nice.
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