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Dave A
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Registered: 10th Dec 03
Location: County Durham
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14th Jul 06 at 13:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Had a disasterous couple of days with the car, took it down to noble motorsport to get it mapped since fitting the new cams and longer trumpets to the throttle bodies. Dropped it off at 2pm on thursday and returned at 5.30 to find the car hadnt been touched as they were unable to time the cams in before it went on the rolling road. There was a problem with the vernier pulleys which meant the timing belt had to be striped off again and re-fitted from scratch. there wasnt any space in the engine workshop to do it so the car had to stay there overnight.
Managed to stay at a mates house overnight (noble is 150 mile drive from home)

The car was then booked in to be started at 8am this morning. got a phonecall at 10 am to say that I better get to the garage and take a look. Turns out that the vernier pulleys I had bought were knackered and the bolts had been done up so tight that when they were slackened off to adjust the cam timing the thread stripped away from the pulley.

so a 140 mapping session quickly turned into:

100 labour (for a job I could have done with my eyes closed)
170 New pulleys
50 labour to re-fit it all
140 for mapping
50 train fares

So the car is stuck there till new parts get there and Im car-less and had to come home on the train.

RyeSt
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Registered: 13th May 04
Location: North East
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14th Jul 06 at 13:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Not getting much luck with it lately mate. Will be worth it in the end
Pablo
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Registered: 3rd Feb 03
Location: Milton Keynes
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14th Jul 06 at 13:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

d'oh
abdus
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14th Jul 06 at 13:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

for you
broster
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Registered: 6th Dec 02
Location: Drives: E39
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14th Jul 06 at 13:30   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

be worth it in the end!
Dave A
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Registered: 10th Dec 03
Location: County Durham
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14th Jul 06 at 13:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

its odd because the car has been fine but in the last 2 months ive had a head gasket failiure and now this.

Its my fault tho, headgasket was because I used cheap jubilee clips on a radiator hose and the problem with the verniers was that they were 2nd hand.
Dave A
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Registered: 10th Dec 03
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14th Jul 06 at 13:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by broster
be worth it in the end!


fancy paying for it all

anyway, even on the drive down the car drove 100 times better than before, the longer trumpets (120mm) made a big notiable difference in torque. and sounds
a_j_mair
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Registered: 23rd Jan 04
Location: Scotland
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14th Jul 06 at 13:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

hope you get it sorted soon mate, will be worth it when it comes back better
RobHayes
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Registered: 6th Sep 03
Location: Lincolnshire
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14th Jul 06 at 13:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i have no sympathy. i've been waiting 2 months for mine now
still havent found a problem really
mav
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Registered: 19th Jun 01
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14th Jul 06 at 13:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

nightmare..........
broster
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Registered: 6th Dec 02
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14th Jul 06 at 13:55   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Dave A
quote:
Originally posted by broster
be worth it in the end!


fancy paying for it all

anyway, even on the drive down the car drove 100 times better than before, the longer trumpets (120mm) made a big notiable difference in torque. and sounds


pmsl, on my wages, not a chance!
Gareth
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Registered: 2nd Mar 00
Location: Derby, Drives: EVO VIII MR & pug 308
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14th Jul 06 at 13:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Noble at Chesterfield?
CorsaChris12
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Registered: 28th Jul 04
Location: Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees
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14th Jul 06 at 14:00   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

hope they sort it soon mate. sure it will be mint when its all done.
Dave A
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14th Jul 06 at 19:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Gareth John
Noble at Chesterfield?


yes.

 
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