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dgdogz

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mechanic???
« on: 15:13, Thu 15 May 2008 »
decent mechanic in the glasgow area???
anyone any ideas hahaha
got new turbo/actuator/carb/turbo timer to be fitted and im a dunce on the mechanic side of things
hahaha
cheers lads.

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« Reply #1 on: 15:18, Thu 15 May 2008 »
Get a haynes manual & ask on here for anything not covered by the haynes.
Turbo is a piece of piss to fit with the right tools, make sure you spray the bolts with some wd 40 before you try to undo them, not on a hot exhaust though eh ;)
Actuator should be fitted to the turbo unless you bought a new one, then it should come with a bracket to fit straight onto the turbo ;)
carb is easy as well, just put the new one on the same as the old comes off, you will have to top up with coolant though as the system runs through the carb base.

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« Reply #2 on: 14:19, Fri 16 May 2008 »
cheers mate

any recommended coolant????

the stuffs getting done at a garage
as i am a severe dunce at mechanical stuff...well not complete dunce but i dont have a driveway or tools...so that kinda narrows dow my options of doing it myself
hahaha
thanks for the advice
cheers

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« Reply #3 on: 18:26, Fri 16 May 2008 »
i run silcoline super cool in mine if that helps

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« Reply #4 on: 10:27, Sat 17 May 2008 »
helps a lot mate thanks very much

ill try a bottle of that


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« Reply #5 on: 13:55, Mon 26 May 2008 »
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cheers mate

any recommended coolant????

the stuffs getting done at a garage
as i am a severe dunce at mechanical stuff...well not complete dunce but i dont have a driveway or tools...so that kinda narrows dow my options of doing it myself
hahaha
thanks for the advice
cheers


getting stuff done at a garage does cover your arse if you dont know what your doing then if anything goes wrong take it back to them and get them to rectifie the problem but be aware you might end up heving the apprentice working on your car so tell them that you take you only want a experianced mechanic working on your car

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« Reply #6 on: 18:55, Mon 26 May 2008 »
changing the turbo was the first mechanical type thing i ever done on a car, it only took a couple of hours, you could do it in a lot less time but i didn't rush at all. i drained the coolant and refilled it while i was there.
i just used halfords own anti freeze/summer coolant.