Monday, 22 February 2010
Thursday, 18 February 2010
I took the exhaust into GD today. What I initially thought were that the cat pipes were short, but it turned out that the centre bobbin support bracket was in the wrong place. It would appear that there is a slight difference in the placing of the T56 5 speed gearbox mount and mine which is a 6 speed. Lester whisked it away, a quick flip over of the support bracket and 10 minutes later he had it all sorted. Customer service at its best.
No excuse now, just need to fit it.
Tuesday, 16 February 2010
I dropped into GD on Friday and picked up the exhaust
Andy is still waiting for the cherry bombs but there is enough here for me to be getting on with.
First job was to fix the shiny new headers to the engine
This was all pretty straight forward although I had to remove and refit the coil packs to squeeze them in. I had the original gaskets which are reusable so I just gave them a smear of RTV silicon and bolted them on.
I then started to assemble the cat pipes and cross over. At this point things started to look amiss. It would appear that the cat pipes were to short, a quick call to Andy at GD and he tended to agree and suggested that I drop them back in for Lester to extend them a little.
Another job that has been on going for the last few weeks is the applying of the sealant to the inner wheel arches and other vulnerable areas to stone chips. I used Isoflex Liquid Rubber for this.
Two coats were applied, it was quite difficult to brush on as it is quite thick. I did try warming it up a little but it didn’t seem to make much difference.