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dohboy78

I've Had A Bad Day!!

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So I decided to fit my spangly new Airtec Intercooler today.

I jacked the car up using the jacking point... only to hear creaking and a big bang. Looked under and found this!

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WTF!! Not happy.
So decided to carry on anyways. Took forever to strip the old
intercooler out. Stupid ford putting the jubilee clip screw on the top
of the pipe... completely inaccessible from underneath. But I persisted
and finally got if out.

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Then
offered up the Airtec to find their is no way on gods earth it will
fit. At this point I had had enough and decided to have my lunch and
come back and have a look to make sure I wasn't being a divvy! But
no...Not only is it too tall and wide, but it fouls these... (Look in the hole where you can see the ground... there is a square bit o plastic)

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whatever they are??

Just not enough space...

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So my favorite task... put every !Removed! thing back again. Cue cursing, scraped knuckles and thing getting thrown around!!

So basically my only day off in 14, and I have fitted 4 well nuts and my newly painted fog lights!

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Not happy in the least. Have messaged John-ST3 who is going to have a look in a few weeks.

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Ouch, not good mate, how much has this cost you so far?

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The intercooler??

Ouch, not good mate, how much has this cost you so far?

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Parts and additional tools you paid for to do the job?

Where did the intercooler come from?

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Already had tools. Only need a socket set and some screwdrivers, jack and axle stands.

Intercooler was £350 direct from Auto Specialists.

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Give thema call, send them the photo's, they may have labelled the part incorrectly for your car, or may genuinely be of the disillusion that it fits your car...

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Give thema call, send them the photo's, they may have labelled the part incorrectly for your car, or may genuinely be of the disillusion that it fits your car...

Yeah going to do that if John-ST3 can't get it in! He's a very good mechanic... I am not.

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Is that another member who lives close by?

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Not sure if he is a member on here... Met him through FocusSTOC.

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Definately worth getting him to have a nosey, might just save you a headache in the long run if he can get it to work!

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haha you jacked your car up on a jack without a bit a wood etc? a fine mess stanley!

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haha you jacked your car up on a jack without a bit a wood etc? a fine mess stanley!

True... I'm a douche!

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no mate. Far from it. we've ALL done the same thing.

actually its a good thing that you've showed that photo as it'll maybe make some folk that've been jacking up cars under sills(even though they're the correct jacking points),think twice about doing so,with small jack/jack-cups

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Bought a sill protector cup now... Will try and straighten the sill out soon.

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If it was my car,I dont think i'd chance jacking it up on that side by the sill,after you've sorted it.how are you going to straighten it?

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If it was my car,I dont think i'd chance jacking it up on that side by the sill,after you've sorted it.how are you going to straighten it?

Big hammer...

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