This is my 2nd car. Again a Applause Zenki, but this time only 90HP (detuned version for EU).
His body is in a way better shape then that of Blonde. B... Show moreut like always there is a "but" :)
This time the mechanics is giving me problems.
As you can see I have to fix some bugs that came with the car.
In 1st place i needet to install a new oil pan, because the old one was cracked, then welded. The weld was touched by the elastic part of exaust, and the oil was squizzing from the engine.
Few days ago I changed the head gasket and planned the head.
The reason for that the head gasket has worn off were cooling problems. A new radiator i waiting for instalation, but 1st the engine needs to bee cleaned with special chemicals.
After instalation of planned head & new gasket it has shown that the alternator is blocked and dosn't rotate. It almost destoyed the V-belt. I ordered a regenerated one. Will install it shortly.
I will need to perform a proper tune-up: all new filters, new spark plugs, new hi-volt wires, new fluids etc.
There is a need of fixing the wiring too, because when I bought him we was looking like the radio was stolen :D
There are also other small things to doo, and I will need to find some time to get it all under control.
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So... Here we are... At last at CarDomain, me & my dear fellow A101.
(The guy in the background that's me :)
The Appi is my 1st car. I own him since... Show more I.2006 and I am still facineted of it. It has the best price to value ratio. It's the ulimate compromise in all areas:
#1 it's practical - 5 door
#2 it's (relativly) powerfull & fast - 105HP & >10s to 100km/h (in stock, mostly due to low curb weight >930kg)
#3 it's discreet - the sleeper look of a dull family sedan is covering the #2 perfectly
#4 it's rare - you won't see an Applause on evry conrer of Polish city's
The bad side's are:
#1 spare parts are hard to obtain
#2 getting fingers on some dedicated tuning stuff (mechanical or visual) is almost imposible
#3 it's not quite so economical as the manufacturer was promising (~12 liter petrol in not so dense city tafic, ~8 liter during highway driving)
#4 (the worst) very poor rust protection - the corosion is eating him on my eys :(
But beside of all those advantages and weaknesses i love him.
My Mom is caling him "Blone", but his 100% maskulin type. Most of the time he's smooth and nice, but when I want to push a bit harder he's changing in to a hard and (sometimes:) unpredictable living being. It took me almost 1,5 year to lear how to pull the best out of him. But I stil feel like hi's having some restricted power.
Now some spec's:
Drivetrain - FF - engine mounted transversly
Engine - HD-E type, I4, 1600 ccm, 16V, SOHC, EFi, aluminium alloy head, head cover, block, pistons, 77kW/105HP @ ~6000rpm, 134Nm @ 4800rpm (120Nm @ 2000rpm is showing off-road roots of the engine - it was desiged for Feroza F300)
Transmission - 5 Speed Manual
Suspension - Front - McPerson Struts, stabilizer, upper sway bar, Rear - Chapman Struts with 2 trailing arm and raius rod, stabilizer
Breaks - Front - Vented Discs, Single pot calipers, Rear - Solid Discs, Single pot calipers, handbrake fulfilled non hydraulicaly in rear caliper
Body - Official curb weight - 930kg, but my is leighter, due to lack of acustic isolation in doors, on firewall & on the floor, no "extras" like power windows or mirrors, no AC, no central locking, no power steering & small 35Ah batery from Suzuki Alto 850ccm
Soon I will update the site with more pics & some history info about my ride and the Applause model along.
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