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Author An over night change of heart. What do you think I should do.
Jamie Walby
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24th May 06 at 10:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I bought some throttle bodies a few months ago and finally went to see someone about getting them fitted.

Basically, instead of giving me advice and telling me what else I needed to go away and buy, he gave me the impression he didnt want to know, and did he best to put me off. Which it seems he did.

Now Im thinking do I really want to save up the Łks to get this all done, shall i just finish my bodywork, fit manifold and brakes and class my car as finished. Sell the throttle bodies and start saving for a newer better car, maybe even save for a deposit on a flat etc...

I was looking forward to having my car tuned and once the engine was done, I would have said that the car was finished.

But now I dont know what to do, will i regret spending the extra money on the throttle bodies in a few years?

advice?
Marc
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24th May 06 at 10:40   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Find a differant mechanic? If he has this attitude about fitting TB's, whats his attitude when it comes to other things you may need help with?
mwg
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24th May 06 at 10:41   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Sorry, I haven't helped either have I, been planting thoughts in your mind
M16KE B
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24th May 06 at 10:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Mechanic probably coulnt be arsed doing it, dont let his lazyness put you off!
dave17
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24th May 06 at 10:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Dont bother, buy yourself a deacent car
ed
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24th May 06 at 10:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Go somewhere else.
Jamie Walby
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24th May 06 at 10:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

it wasnt lazy ness, he just suggested everything under the sun apart from fitting them to my corsa. His suggestions included, buying a 1,4, a 1,4 suzuki swift, a pug, .......etc

I was thinking buying a 'grown up' car, and taking a leaf out of luigis book and buy a mini to play with
Marc
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24th May 06 at 10:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Don't think for one minute your mechanic will want to work in a Mini engine bay!! My brother takes the bonnet off to work on his!!!
Matt H
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24th May 06 at 10:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Stop being gay.
Jamie Walby
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quote:
Originally posted by Marc
Don't think for one minute your mechanic will want to work in a Mini engine bay!! My brother takes the bonnet off to work on his!!!


He isnt my mechanic. He is just someone i went to see about doing the work for me. I wouldnt use him now. Not for any job.

Thanks fo r the sound advice matt
mwg
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24th May 06 at 10:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Hmmm...

spend thousands on a Corsa and regret in a few years time

or

put the money towards a newer, better, more grown up car

tough one
antscorsa
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24th May 06 at 10:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yeah no offence but buy a better car in the first place.
or a flat, its an investment which your only regret not doing when your older.
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24th May 06 at 11:00   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Matt H
Stop being gay.
3CorsaMeal
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24th May 06 at 11:00   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

get a different car
Jamie Walby
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thats what im starting to think.
3CorsaMeal
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24th May 06 at 11:04   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

imo

corsas are fun, cheap etc, but still laughable to others, kinda give you a bad name

i reckon they had their day now, and becoming what the nova was about 6-7yrs ago, i.e: too many stupid ones about, they all tarred as a "barry car"
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see someone else, get it done, you have the interior the body work the brakes etc! get the engine done you will love it
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could get a decent car like an ibiza cupra, luvly standard turbo power, looks better , better equipped its new and VAG.
golf gti, same again
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you have most the bits, i reckon you will regret not doing it in years to come. Do it when you are young and dont have as many comitments
Jamie Walby
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24th May 06 at 11:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I think that the bloke i went to see yesterday also put me off cos he quoted me silly money whenI have had a rough estimate from else where that was half the price almost.
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24th May 06 at 11:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Mini adventure, Jamie
3CorsaMeal
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you'll only have them fitted then be arsing about for 2-3months getting it running properly, then u'll decide to sell it
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24th May 06 at 11:33   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

get TB's done will be cool as fuck
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dude if you live on bournmouth yer?south coast?regal in south hampton?lee mitchel in dartford?
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stavs, without being disrespectful to lee, as i know he knows hwat hes doing, but id want my car to go somewhere that can map it and do the complete job lot on site.....


jamie, ill mail you back on wed afternoon

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