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mike-evans

Member Since 19 Apr 2009
Offline Last Active Aug 10 2010 05:28 AM
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In Topic: Wierd Noise, Where From?

08 August 2010 - 09:06 PM

hmm, my folks old 02 plate vectra had a replacement engine fitted (at 60k, cylinder head went) The ecu didnt like the new block, and constantly ran in emergency mode, limiting the speed of the engine, it used to make a simmilar noise when it got 4.5 revs, until it was sorted. Not sure if there's maybe a fault in the ecu. Probably not but thats the only thing i can think of :blink:

funny you should say that, my dads car has just had a replacement engine fitted (head problem) and now sounds like same fault...what did you do to sort it? Anything I can check/look for? Cheers for that reply...
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In Topic: Engine Swop....?

28 April 2010 - 07:51 PM

we found a engine in a local breakers, said it came off a fusion with rear damage, so engine is good....had it fitted today, had to change a few bits, manifold etc, and clutch and flywheel....engine WONT turn over, the didnt try before fitting it! Removed spark plugs and were rusty, also water in cylinders, so prob got very wet where its been standing? They tried even towing it and trying to free it up that way, no joy! Seems completely seized due to water. Anyone aware of this type of prob? Gona get them to replace the engine.

In Topic: Deposit Paid, Gti, Thoughts Please...

02 April 2010 - 09:33 AM

i cant remember if it had the heated front screen. Do they all come with the heated front screen as standard?

In Topic: Deposit Paid, Gti, Thoughts Please...

31 March 2010 - 06:09 AM

yeh it has had welding on the rear chassis legs from what i can see. I was very impressead with how good the arches are, and the rest of the body work, and also sitting in them front seats, they hold you very tight...one thing i noticed is no remote central locking? 2 key, 1 red and 1 black..always worry a bit when buying a car of this age..wil get timing belt done and a full service as soon as i get it...any idea on what a cat costs for these?

In Topic: Which Multispoke?

19 March 2010 - 06:07 PM

what about 17" 5 spoke wheels, anyone know of any nice ones?