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  1. in response to your original question I...

    in response to your original question I commented:

    '... factored in top mounts, bump stops and the various other odds an sods plus labour to build it all back up, best part of a grand by my...
  2. I've got two cars sat on BCs and cannot fault...

    I've got two cars sat on BCs and cannot fault them even after a couple of years.

    I'd be getting in touch with BC via the distributor where you bought them - clearly there's a problem with your...
  3. Don't bother - just get a set of BC coilovers to...

    Don't bother - just get a set of BC coilovers to replace whatever you have on there at the moment- will get a better ride, fully adjustable, and at 700 cheaper than new standard suspension after...
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    +1 to the above - get a spare engine &/or a full...

    +1 to the above - get a spare engine &/or a full rebuild. Don't forget to shim the liners.
    It must have had a replacement Turbo by now but even if it has the budget for a new one - as the KKK's can...
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    Kalmar union -ask for Don.

    Kalmar union -ask for Don.
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    But Tim W should deffo get a dog... He could...

    But Tim W should deffo get a dog...


    He could train it to answer the flucking phone:uglyhamme
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    RUFE - the main dealer in Swansea for genuine...

    RUFE - the main dealer in Swansea for genuine parts, always give discount & ship quickly. Ask for Simon.

    Try Don @ Kalmar Union for performance upgrade parts.

    Cheers, Morgan
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    The me7 & me9 manifolds are less restricted & do...

    The me7 & me9 manifolds are less restricted & do flow better, so is a worthwhile upgrade, but only if your going to pop a 3" down pipe on, 200 or 100 cel cat / deCat plus a 2.5 or 3" exhaust....
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    No.

    No.
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    Go for BC coilovers (about 700 all for corners)...

    Go for BC coilovers (about 700 all for corners) or if your budget can stretch a set of KW V2s (1300) With the correct spring weights & damper settings the ride will be transformed both for...
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    Have a look on PfV website, they list the correct...

    Have a look on PfV website, they list the correct Poly bushes by MY there - the one's you've linked above are incompatible (square peg I'm.a round hole) ones an earlier type the other the later .
    ...
  12. Lol - nice to see you breaking yourself back in...

    Lol - nice to see you breaking yourself back in gently! what stops the whole lot ripping off at speed? Quick release catches?
    Morgan
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    The ticking noise on idle could well be as sticky...

    The ticking noise on idle could well be as sticky tappet.

    Have had a couple of 850s now (too many my wife might say!) several with sticking tappets due to standing a while & one with a bent rod,...
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    As it's been sat a long time, check all the...

    As it's been sat a long time, check all the fluids the unplug the king lead & injectors before giving it 4-5 good turnovers to get oil up to the head, as it will have drained down over time. Don't...
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    Welcome, The VXRs will be plenty big enough. ...

    Welcome,

    The VXRs will be plenty big enough.

    Once you’ve done your turbo upgrades get yourself along to Tim Williams for a remap - or you’ll almost certainly bend a rod. He can also do the...
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    Welcome

    Welcome
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    At that money you should have a file of receipts...

    At that money you should have a file of receipts as thick as the yellow pages, be immaculate inside & out, plus be a lowish mileage manual.

    If not buy a 3k car and spend the balance on getting...
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    I find the best way to book work in with Tim is...

    I find the best way to book work in with Tim is bribe him with confectionery. Jaffa Cakes are normally a safe bet (although he is also partial to a double decker multi pack).

    If he's not getting...
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    He's around.....just persevere. He's a very busy...

    He's around.....just persevere. He's a very busy boy so patience is a virtue when trying to get work booked in with Tim. Try the T5D5 facebook page. Cheers
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    Have you checked the coolant lines to the back of...

    Have you checked the coolant lines to the back of the turbo? It's just you mentioned it only occurring on boost - perhaps there is an issue with the turbo or the coolant lines.
    ...
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    Lol - I was looking earlier at the OPs picture &...

    Lol - I was looking earlier at the OPs picture & couldn't see the problem - I assumed when I did mine that the foam wrap was just additional packaging to stop the fins getting damaged in transport!...
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    Did you change the rear shock top mounts when...

    Did you change the rear shock top mounts when doing the suspension refresh? An old/original could be the cause of the top of the shock is rattling around.

    Otherwise look for anything loose in the...
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    For fear of repeating myself.... .. but think...

    For fear of repeating myself....
    ..
    but think it's an important question & may shed light on the reasons for the excessive oil loss. If you already had smoke prior to changing the Turbo then you...
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    You don't seem to have excessive pressure, so...

    You don't seem to have excessive pressure, so that would indicate your PCV is working correctly.

    The oil spread over the top of the engine makes it look like the oil filler cap gasket is totally...
  25. Good chance it's been broken then sadly. Like so...

    Good chance it's been broken then sadly. Like so many others.
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