Ali express sells metal valve covers, water outlets and such, but not for the 1.4
You need to turn the bunker into a Skunkworks lab!I have a metal valve cover waiting to be installed. Getting a second pcv outlet welded on soon, have an issue that arose which requires a fix from my fabricator and going to get some extra stuff done whilst its' in the shop.
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I must have missed something. Did you install a Z-Link rear or what?Little update:
The rear suspension upgrade was a huge success, cornering and really givin' it to the car in bends and sharp turns the car feels unbelievably more planted. The body roll in the rear was previously horrid and that is all but gone. Highly recommend this upgrade as you'll get larger brakes too and it is a really easy and cheap mod with great performance gains.
At the end of the week I'm finally getting my exhaust redone and getting some sensor flanges welded into my ic piping. The car doesn't open the throttle more than 65% without a TIAP so I'm adding one and a BARO sensor. I had to pin them into the ECU, I simply found a wiring diagram from the 1.4 with the same ECU and not so simply unwrapped the entire loom. I also used this opportunity to remove things the car no longer has like the variable intake plug. The loom is wrapped more neatly now so the engine bay looks cleaner
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The final change I have made is colder spark plugs. I was still using the stock IR 6 heat range plugs and was getting weird hesitation in low load situations. I upgraded to ones designed for the 1.4 which are NGK IR 7 heat range plugs and all the issues have gone away.
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What vehicle is the steering wheel out of?Finally working on the car again! Have installed a paddle shifter steering wheel, which suits my large hands better than the skinny stock one. Have got my ac working with custom lines I made and installed a stock air box from a 1.6 to get some nice cold air as my IATs sucked when stationary/slow moving. View attachment 295299
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