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« Reply #165 on: April 29, 2020, 06:51:19 pm »

looking good. Are you going to blast and coat the engine bay whilst the engine is out?
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« Reply #166 on: April 29, 2020, 09:17:10 pm »

looking good. Are you going to blast and coat the engine bay whilst the engine is out?

I'll brush some areas and coat those, but most of it looks good.

A few "done's" tonight:

- Some water hoses released and water drained
- Oil level sensor disconnected

This evenings' picture isn't that interesting, but I thought I'd show you something Smiley
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1987 Renault Matra Espace J11 2.2
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« Reply #167 on: April 30, 2020, 09:36:37 am »

yes............your garage floor needs cleaning lol
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« Reply #168 on: April 30, 2020, 09:41:56 pm »

yes............your garage floor needs cleaning lol

It does.... it's a bit of a mess down there Smiley

Things are getting serious now:

* Alternator removed
* Water pipes and hoses removed
* Thermostat housing off

So I'm getting VERY close to beginning the actual removal. Just need to get the trailing arms and drive shafts off.
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« Reply #169 on: May 01, 2020, 08:15:07 pm »

Very messy. Queation. On the rear ( the black bit in your photo) the diagonal pressing is obviously to give strength to the flat sheet. I puzzled over mine for ages trying to figure out what the vertical  "lump" was for and couldnt work it out! Any ideas?
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« Reply #170 on: May 01, 2020, 09:40:07 pm »

Very messy. Queation. On the rear ( the black bit in your photo) the diagonal pressing is obviously to give strength to the flat sheet. I puzzled over mine for ages trying to figure out what the vertical  "lump" was for and couldnt work it out! Any ideas?

Everything is in complete order... in my mind!! Grin

Oh, that lump yes, that's where the wiring for lamps goes, I think. There's a connector sitting there.

/Anders
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« Reply #171 on: May 02, 2020, 11:32:54 am »

Ah yes. Mine had just been "jerry rigged" with spliced wires and connectors. Prob why i couldnt figure it out.
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« Reply #172 on: May 02, 2020, 11:47:22 am »

Ah yes. Mine had just been "jerry rigged" with spliced wires and connectors. Prob why i couldnt figure it out.

Makes sense! The wiring is going under the trunk up through a hole in the bottom of the air vent channel and then through another hole in the back of the trunk floor right under the bulge. The connector is square shaped and sized so it could pass through the holes during manufacturing with the rubber grommets then being pressed into the holes.

/Anders
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« Reply #173 on: May 03, 2020, 12:39:12 pm »

Getting closer...

The semi trailing arms are now both off, along with the driveshafts. The only part missing now is the clutch slave cylinder. I have trouble removing the circlip lock ring - it keeps jumping back in place before I can lift it off. My lock ring pliers are probably not correct size.

I think I've spotted the source of the oil leak. It seems to be coming from the level sensor and where the dipstick enters the block (the O-ring isn't sealing). I won't be doing the sump gasket yet, therefore.
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« Reply #174 on: May 03, 2020, 03:09:54 pm »

Or...the  circlip is the wrong way around!?
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« Reply #175 on: May 03, 2020, 05:20:39 pm »

Or...the  circlip is the wrong way around!?

I fitted it myself years back, so that's impossible.... oh wait... dang!!! Cheesy
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« Reply #176 on: May 03, 2020, 08:13:41 pm »

I checked my records... I replaced the clutch cylinder in February 2008. My diary notes mention getting the old one out was easy, and fitting the new one wasn't too bad either.

However, the lock ring *was* fitted the wrong way. Stupid me. And I wonder if I forgot to grease the cylinder before fitting it? I probably did. It's completely stuck now. Heat?

The working position is less comfortable than the selfie indicates, by the way.
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2001 Renault Matra Grand Espace "The Race" V6 24v
1997 Renault Matra Espace 2.0 8V
1987 Renault Matra Espace J11 2.2
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« Reply #177 on: May 04, 2020, 06:04:32 pm »

Photo made me laugh. Wouldnt heat damage the internal seals?  May have to  bite the bullet and undo the pipe.or if all.else fails cut it. As.you may know i am replacing my slave and have got some new 7mm pipe and the pipe inserts. The little.rubber seal can be purchased on a role. Problem is its from China!!!!!.so I have left that!!!! Or is it that it has to be removed in situ?
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« Reply #178 on: May 04, 2020, 06:29:19 pm »

Photo made me laugh. Wouldnt heat damage the internal seals?  May have to  bite the bullet and undo the pipe.or if all.else fails cut it. As.you may know i am replacing my slave and have got some new 7mm pipe and the pipe inserts. The little.rubber seal can be purchased on a role. Problem is its from China!!!!!.so I have left that!!!! Or is it that it has to be removed in situ?

Smiley

Unlike yours, the slave cylinder on the 2.2 is not bolted on the engine block but held in an aluminum cylinder on the clutch housing on the gearbox. The photo show mine when it was new 12 years ago. As you can see it can be greased on the outside without touching the seal. I could undo the pipe, and wil, if all else fails. I've been generous with penetrating oil and some light beating with a hammer on the housing cylinder. Also some depressions of the pedal. I hope it will eventually make it out.

/Anders
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Used to own:
2001 Renault Matra Grand Espace "The Race" V6 24v
1997 Renault Matra Espace 2.0 8V
1987 Renault Matra Espace J11 2.2
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« Reply #179 on: May 04, 2020, 06:43:27 pm »

Yes, bit of a difference! Think the one I have is the same as a 1.6 Murena, but mine is a 1.9 pug engine with gearbox code XU 30. I had to do a lot of searching to find the correct one for the gearbox mounting, but it does have a listing for a Murena 1.6 as well. I think I have enough pipe lol. Going to be the cleanest part of the car!
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