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Hello from Billericay

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Hello from Billericay

Postby BillericayMG ZT on Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:40 pm

Frontera Sport 2.0 1991 on a "J". I've taken on this car now as my mum has decided not to drive anymore. It's been unused for a year and now needs to be used again. It's too good to let go and has incredibly low mileage with some years less than 200 miles between MOT's. Looking forward to using it as an occasional driver, keeping mileage low and maintaining its excellent condition. Hope to meet other enthusiasts and owners along the way :D
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Re: Hello from Billericay

Postby andytats on Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:51 pm

Hi and welcome to the world of fog
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Re: Hello from Billericay

Postby BillericayMG ZT on Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:04 pm

Thanks andytats. Seen quite a few Fronteras as late and they still look good, purposeful and stylish. I have to cover many miles for work and use my daily drive ZT for that but, will include some regular use in the Frontera as this will keep it in good order.
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Re: Hello from Billericay

Postby stretch on Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:49 pm

Hello and welcome to fog.
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Re: Hello from Billericay

Postby BillericayMG ZT on Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:06 am

Thanks Stretch. Much useful information here which is going to make my work easier to maintan the Sport in good order.
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Re: Hello from Billericay

Postby RatCav on Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:59 am

Wotcha buddy. The old 2.0 Sports are cracking. Old school making them tough little things.
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Re: Hello from Billericay

Postby BillericayMG ZT on Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:16 pm

Thanks RatCav. Agree there it is a tough vehicle. Looks good and chunky too!
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Re: Hello from Billericay

Postby dave1966 on Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:07 am

Hi and welcome to the wonderful world of fog.
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My first Frontera (1993 2.4i LWB). viewtopic.php?f=46&t=27691&p=309004#p309004

Comments on my (1993 2.4i LWB). viewtopic.php?f=32&t=41426

My present Frontera (1999 2.2 DTI LWB). viewtopic.php?f=46&t=52970&p=568393#p568393

Comments on my (1999 2.2 DTI LWB). viewtopic.php?f=32&t=52971

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Re: Hello from Billericay

Postby BillericayMG ZT on Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:04 pm

Thanks Dave. :D
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Re: Hello from Billericay

Postby Retro Pedro on Sat Oct 08, 2016 7:12 am

Hi and welcome aboard and nice to read that one of the original Fronteras is going to be kept alive.
A real bonus that you know the history of your motor. The 2 litre engine, which is the C20NE was basically the same lump used in the Carltons and Cavaliers from that era with a different sump and oil pick up to get around the front axle found on the Fronty. I know that when I used to run an 89 Cavalier one of the things I used to have to keep an eye on was the basic recycling system getting blocked up with gunk. This is the gauze square filter that fits in the top of the rocker cover and the rubber hose that fitted onto a metal pipe that went back down to the sump. IIRC this was the basic system that would have been employed for burning of excess gases before the invention of the EGR valve. I found keeping the filter and pipe work clean used to help the engine run smoother.
The other thing is the timing belt. I'd put money on it your original Fronty will have the shorter timing belt that was tensioned on the waterpump. Vauxhall did change that configuration when they introduced a timing belt tensioner relatively soon after the Fronty was launched. The easy way to tell is if the top timing belt plastic cover is round or flat. The round version is the original waterpump tensioned. Not a problem but just a heads up if you do the belt change to look out for getting the correct kit from the outset.
Anyhow, good on you for keeping one of the original Frontys on the road. Even the newer ones have to fight the baked bean tin convention so good to see what must be quite a rare Fronty alive.
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Re: Hello from Billericay

Postby BillericayMG ZT on Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:30 pm

Thanks Retro Pedro for very useful advice. Yes, it is the rounded top timing belt cover. Already joining forum has proved invaluable as did not know of alternative. I'll check the pipes too. Have to carry out a service anyhow as has stood for quite a while with just an odd up and down the drive. It is certainly one of the first and my mum had it on order for seven months waiting for delivery. Remember collecting it from Magnus in Brentwood and looked stunning in silk Violet. Thanks again. :D
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Re: Hello from Billericay

Postby BadBoy on Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:11 am

Billericay - where's that :lol:

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