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stef123

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#507301 Rear Anti Roll Bar Link

Posted by stef123 on 29 July 2015 - 08:45 PM

If the old one has snapped the bolt head off you should be able to knock whats left of it out.




#506175 Slow Puncture?

Posted by stef123 on 26 July 2015 - 11:53 AM

2 places we use for tyres and puncture repairs are £10. one of them just recently went up from £7.50.

 

kwik fit i believe charge £22?? So i was told the other day. Wouldnt be getting £20 from me for a repair.




#505939 Don't Go Through Red Lights

Posted by stef123 on 25 July 2015 - 12:10 PM

Definitely shows the value of dashcams.
I reckon they should be fitted as standard on all vehicles.

 

I reckon that will be the standard in a few years, probably quite a few years but I think it will come.

 

In an instance of stupidity like that though, I'm just glad that dash cam clears the HGV driver of any blame or accusations.




#505452 Turbo And Egr

Posted by stef123 on 23 July 2015 - 04:13 PM

you will need to stick fuel line magnets on too then for that to have an effect :lol:




#505427 Turbo And Egr

Posted by stef123 on 23 July 2015 - 03:14 PM

If i'm picking up what your asking then yes the above is correct. the exhaust gas is added just before the intake manifold where is meets with the intake air from the turbo via the intercooler.




#505148 Cam Belt Replacement

Posted by stef123 on 22 July 2015 - 06:35 PM

You definitely want the full kit done. It worries me that a mechanic would ask that.




#504621 Euro Car Parts Discount

Posted by stef123 on 20 July 2015 - 08:25 PM

Well Have you still got receipt for them?

Buy the same parts again, take them back with old receipt


#504582 Proof Of Membership

Posted by stef123 on 20 July 2015 - 07:32 PM

67276 is your membership number


#504562 Euro Car Parts Discount

Posted by stef123 on 20 July 2015 - 07:02 PM

Yep as above. Anyone can use it. I'm just posting to make sure anyone needing to order anything get the chance before the offer expires.


#504535 Euro Car Parts Discount

Posted by stef123 on 20 July 2015 - 06:17 PM

Remember folks, extra 15% discount at euro car parts just now. Use code 'extra15'

I've just ordered 2 drums of 5w/30 C3 - an oil I use a huge amount of, £2.30 a litre.


#504267 Smoke First Thing In The Morning?

Posted by stef123 on 19 July 2015 - 08:47 PM

Do you know if yours is the FFWA 100bhp engine or the QYWA 125bhp engine?

 

From what I can see at a quick glance based on the 100bhp engine, the repair time is 4.6 hours.

 

The camshafts will need to be removed, it could be possible to do the seals without removing the cylinder head. Iantt might be able to confirm.




#504252 Smoke First Thing In The Morning?

Posted by stef123 on 19 July 2015 - 08:11 PM

You don't leave leftovers, but you strip the things down further than most garages have the courage to do...

 

It's just a matter of some confidence/knowledge/experience that anyone could teach themself if they put the time and tools into it. I ain't afraid to get my hands dirty and keep the money in my pocket rather than a garage though.

Sometimes I do question why I bother.

 

Easy - same as usual...ebay ;)

 

lmao :lol: :lol:  Well Sean, I will give you that - spot on :lol:

 

 

To the original poster, If I get the chance to I will check how many hours are required for valve stem oil seals so you have an idea - Hopefully its something easier but it does sound like the usual tell tale sign of them.




#504064 Smoke First Thing In The Morning?

Posted by stef123 on 19 July 2015 - 01:39 PM

Unless you drive to Stef and let him do the job. You will see the inside of your car like you have never seen before :P


Pmsl, what do I do with all the left over bits?


#504041 Smoke First Thing In The Morning?

Posted by stef123 on 19 July 2015 - 11:50 AM

It's quite an involved job, likely to cost a good few quid I'm afraid.


#503987 Smoke First Thing In The Morning?

Posted by stef123 on 19 July 2015 - 07:11 AM

Smoke on startup may be a sign of valve stem oil seals needing replaced.