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About stef123

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  1. Timing an engine with a floating crank and cams is destined for disaster without the correct locking tools, which on your engine consists of a pin and a bar. Swapping out valves is an easy job. Again though you'll need the right tools - a valve spring compressor and lapping stick/paste.
  2. @Steve @Trevor Can anyone clarify this? cheers
  3. Next time you'll use the proper timing kit too I hope lol
  4. depending on year of car it's either vacuum or electronic, yours sounds like the electronic type. If everythng is back together properly and the connector is plugged in then I can't see why the light is egr related. I have removed mine many times and never had a problem doing so.
  5. Is yours the electronic type egr?
  6. There is fuel in the tank? Only thing I can think of is there is a problem with the pickup in the tank.
  7. We have had a few in central Scotland before but has never developed into much and seems very difficult to get anything more than people saying they would be up for a meet.
  8. If you've got doubts about fitting them I suggest you just pay a garage an hours labour and have them done properly.
  9. I've been using Granville stuff from my local factors for years, never had any issues with it.
  10. Yeah a little paste helps seal the joint.
  11. Does it still have the original exhaust or has it been replaced before? Original one should be one piece
  12. Cut the old one off and clamp the new one on lol.
  13. No, tyres can go out of shape and make noises when cornering which sound very much like a wheel bearing. Move come across this a couple of times now.
  14. 1 - When removing the TRE, you only need to back off the locking nut a very small amount - This means the track road end will go back in a similar position and will just require a little nip up on the lock nut. 2 - They advise to measure the TREs because different brands can and do vary in size. Thus would be the only complication to question number one that i've answered already. By shortening or lengthening the TR/TRE you are altering the amount of toe out or toe in. So by taking a measurement you can get the length close enough to be good enough until you get it in for alignment. 3 - standard 'laser' tracking is fine and cheaper. The fancy computer or '4 wheel alignment' as some call it will do an equally good job but you'll pay more for it, more can be adjusted using that kind of equipment but usually isn't included in the standard price.