Opel Corsa UTE 200k service

MMS Auto is a small privately owned and operated Motor vehicle workshop that specializes in Quality services and exceptional maintenance at affordable prices.
Post Reply
User avatar
Rascal69
Forum Advertiser
Posts: 930
Joined: Tue Apr 01, 2008 3:39 pm
Car Make: VW
Car Model: MK1
Membership No: 1490
Location: JHB

Opel Corsa UTE 200k service

Post by Rascal69 »

We reopened with this Corsa bakkie that needed some maintenance done . It’s been looked after but not thoroughly maintained with the owner skipping services due to not doing 15000kms in a year. The suspension also had seen better days and the previous mechanics were not advising the client that his suspension components were worn and needed replacing.

Upon first drive I advised that the shocks feel like they are done, the steering feels blunt and there’s definitely worn ball joints ect . There was also a knock when u get on and off the accelerator. Once we got the vehicle on the lift we showed them these worn items.

Now that we have identified the issues, proved that those items need replacement, the customer wasn’t hesitant to fund the repairs. So we got hold of Jaco at GW Delarey and ordered all the parts.

We would address the following:
New front steering and suspension components, passenger cv and booth, rear shocks, hubs and bearings, brakes, major service , cooling system flush and bleed with new coolant temp sensor .

We ordered the parts and got to work. In the end , the owner was impressed with the service received as well as how good the vehicle felt afterwards .

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Current: 2005 E55 AMG
Current: 2007 ///M Coupe
Current: 2019 Fortuner 4x4

Ex: 1998 BMW M3
Ex: 2011 REVO 2 Focus ST - 208wkw & 465nm's (FRnR)
Ex: 1994 E36 328i Track Car (Budler Motorsport built)
Ex: 2011 REVO 2 Mk6 GTI DSG - 200wkw & 452nm's (KAR)
Ex: 2007 REVO 2+ S3 - 12.7s @ 176km/h (Tarlton 2010) and 224km's on 1km (ODI)
Ex: 2006 Velo 1.6i | 2008 Velo 1.6i | 2005 Velo 1.4i | 2006 Polo 1.6i | 2012 Polo TDI | 2004 W203 C200K

User avatar
NHB_R
Captain
Posts: 2616
Joined: Mon May 21, 2012 8:30 pm
Membership No: missing

Re: Opel Corsa UTE 200k service

Post by NHB_R »

Great work
I need to have a look at my suspension bits too. Going up and over speed bumps etc there are squeaky noises which I'm guessing are worn bushes on my ute


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

User avatar
Unobeat
Major-General
Posts: 7923
Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:31 pm
Car Make: Fiat, Toyota
Car Model: Uno, Auris
Location: Pretoria

Re: Opel Corsa UTE 200k service

Post by Unobeat »

Epic work Team

Car must drive like a new car after all this extensive work was carried out.

:hurray: :thumbup:
THANAS wrote:Mix them together to create Shellstrol, and then mix that with Winstrol to create the ultimate, maximum performance oil for your engine.
panic-mechanic wrote:When I build engines and do stuff like this I do it when there is nobody else around, No distractions, No phone nothing so that you don't forget what you should be doing. It's the little things that make them run right. Anybody can slap a basic bottom end together. that is the easy bit. It's all the little things that makes these builds a success or not.

User avatar
Rascal69
Forum Advertiser
Posts: 930
Joined: Tue Apr 01, 2008 3:39 pm
Car Make: VW
Car Model: MK1
Membership No: 1490
Location: JHB

Re: Opel Corsa UTE 200k service

Post by Rascal69 »

Thanks guys , the vehicle felt amazing with the new components. My only gripe was that I wanted to take it for alignment so that when they collected it, everything would be perfect and you get that feeling that wow my car is now fresh again .... but the owner insisted he would get it done . When I called him to find out how the van is going a week or later , he still didn’t get it done... sometimes I give up too .. what’s the point dropping 8k on parts and you don’t do the R600 balancing and alignment
Current: 2005 E55 AMG
Current: 2007 ///M Coupe
Current: 2019 Fortuner 4x4

Ex: 1998 BMW M3
Ex: 2011 REVO 2 Focus ST - 208wkw & 465nm's (FRnR)
Ex: 1994 E36 328i Track Car (Budler Motorsport built)
Ex: 2011 REVO 2 Mk6 GTI DSG - 200wkw & 452nm's (KAR)
Ex: 2007 REVO 2+ S3 - 12.7s @ 176km/h (Tarlton 2010) and 224km's on 1km (ODI)
Ex: 2006 Velo 1.6i | 2008 Velo 1.6i | 2005 Velo 1.4i | 2006 Polo 1.6i | 2012 Polo TDI | 2004 W203 C200K

User avatar
missioner
Major
Posts: 3161
Joined: Wed Dec 25, 2013 12:46 pm
Car Make: VW
Car Model: '87 MK1 Golf Citi

Re: Opel Corsa UTE 200k service

Post by missioner »

I am also amazed that the steering rack was still in functional shape.

I used to work for GM and we were replacing tonnes of them at one stage. GM went through quite a few revisions till they got a rack that lasted more than a few kms. Even then it's still common to see them in horrible condition regularly.

Since leaving GM I have replaced many more.
'87 Golf 1 Olde Skewl OEM+

User avatar
Belix
Lieutenant-Colonel
Posts: 4063
Joined: Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:44 pm
Car Make: VW
Car Model: Passat B8, Jetta CLX MK2
Membership No: missing
Location: Randburg

Re: Opel Corsa UTE 200k service

Post by Belix »

Nice to see some new parts going in.
Like my mom, I change brakes and disks but say the car needs to see a brake specialist as it’s pulling left on braking, and it’s more than I know to fix. Otherwise it’s will eat pads on the left. Sure she says, month later and still driving without a second thought...

User avatar
missioner
Major
Posts: 3161
Joined: Wed Dec 25, 2013 12:46 pm
Car Make: VW
Car Model: '87 MK1 Golf Citi

Re: Opel Corsa UTE 200k service

Post by missioner »

Belix wrote:Nice to see some new parts going in.
Like my mom, I change brakes and disks but say the car needs to see a brake specialist as it’s pulling left on braking, and it’s more than I know to fix. Otherwise it’s will eat pads on the left. Sure she says, month later and still driving without a second thought...Image
Clean and grease the caliper pins.

Sorry for the hijack.
'87 Golf 1 Olde Skewl OEM+

User avatar
Rascal69
Forum Advertiser
Posts: 930
Joined: Tue Apr 01, 2008 3:39 pm
Car Make: VW
Car Model: MK1
Membership No: 1490
Location: JHB

Re: Opel Corsa UTE 200k service

Post by Rascal69 »

missioner wrote:
Belix wrote:Nice to see some new parts going in.
Like my mom, I change brakes and disks but say the car needs to see a brake specialist as it’s pulling left on braking, and it’s more than I know to fix. Otherwise it’s will eat pads on the left. Sure she says, month later and still driving without a second thought...Image
Clean and grease the caliper pins.

Sorry for the hijack.
No , it’s right, prep work is very important with brakes .

This corsa had the rack ends done a few years back but yeah there were shoe laced by now since the rest of the suspension was trash, all rubber bushings and ball joints were finished. I have a video of us pulling out the control arm from the car then shaking it, the rubber bushing goes flying out and rolls on the ground ImageI sent it to the owner , he was very surprised .
Current: 2005 E55 AMG
Current: 2007 ///M Coupe
Current: 2019 Fortuner 4x4

Ex: 1998 BMW M3
Ex: 2011 REVO 2 Focus ST - 208wkw & 465nm's (FRnR)
Ex: 1994 E36 328i Track Car (Budler Motorsport built)
Ex: 2011 REVO 2 Mk6 GTI DSG - 200wkw & 452nm's (KAR)
Ex: 2007 REVO 2+ S3 - 12.7s @ 176km/h (Tarlton 2010) and 224km's on 1km (ODI)
Ex: 2006 Velo 1.6i | 2008 Velo 1.6i | 2005 Velo 1.4i | 2006 Polo 1.6i | 2012 Polo TDI | 2004 W203 C200K

Online
Greenz
Lieutenant
Posts: 1565
Joined: Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:26 pm
Car Make: Vw,Chevrolet
Car Model: 2015 Spark LS
Location: Pietermaritzburg

Re: Opel Corsa UTE 200k service

Post by Greenz »

Awesome work as usual.I hope this owner continues to bring it to you in future.Those are gems when looked after.
-2015 Chevrolet Spark LS

User avatar
kingr
Forum Advertiser
Posts: 3034
Joined: Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:12 am
Car Make: 2007 VW
Car Model: Golf 5 GTI
Membership No: missing
Location: Groot Gat / Tafelberg
Contact:

Re: Opel Corsa UTE 200k service

Post by kingr »

Top class workmanship. Very impressive repair!

I like your tools! Damn that sprig compressor makes the job looks easy.
Current:
07" Golf 5 GTi, 6MT, RamAir Intake, TMSS DP, [k04 conversion in progress]
13" BMW 1-Series 118i AT

Ex: 13" ST180, 03" Mk4 2 door 1.8T Stage 2, 83" Mk1 GT 2.0 8v MP9, 87" Mk1 1.6 CitiSport, 88" Mk2 2.0 16v, 83" Mk1 GT 1.6 + 40 webers
--
Wheel Index
Image

Post Reply