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  1. i had 265/75/16 STT (not the pro's) for wear there rather good but other wise there a bad all rounder as there a 50/50 tyre. too offroad based for good road handling and not aggresive enough for offroad so for now ive gone back to 100% road tyres on the 90. and have fedima sirocco on the D2.
  2. only time ive seen this is when pinion seal has failed and diff oil is flung up when rotating.
  3. there easy nowadays to get good bhp from. stock turbos are pushing 195bhp. all down to money. but as above, i want jose from td5inside when hes next in uk to map mine with popcorn. ther are multiply turbos etc for vavious power outputs. im struggling to remeber the company name. buy they have a td5 pushing 295bhp running a custom darkside developments tubular manifold kit with meth and bupane.
  4. never used a puller. just leave the nut on last thread. with bum off the seat. use all your weight and pull/wiggle. works every time.
  5. I haven’t been driving that long. So not to many. 1. 1968 series 2a soft top (my 1st Land Rover) (sold) 2. 1989 110 that’s currently stripped awaiting a financial miracle to get rebuilt. 3. 2007 astra van. Mapped/lowered etc 140bhp (sold) 4.1994 bobbed 3dr disco 300tdi. 35” simex/rear LSD gywn Lewis suspension etc. Wish I never sold it 5. 1988 90 hardtop. Told a mate I wanted one and he called me a dreamer.. day later i bought one to prove a point haha. Daily driven by my old dear. 6. 1998 vitara off-roader. 31” insa tyres. 4” lift (sold) 7. Vauxhall frontera off-roader. 31” tyres. It Was a turd but cheap and did its job. (Sold) 8. Td5 d2 that'll be off road prepped when I get round to it. Got new 285 feds ready to fit. 9. And my current daily and by far the best. 2008 astra VXR Nurburgring. Many toys and running 310bhp. 😍
  6. as above, take it on the chin. we had to deal with one on behalf of a customer that got a battery from bristol auto electrical. if you want to do a warrenty claim, they change £30 for "testing". when there cheap batteries they supply dont even cost them that... discraceful if you ask me. if you do decide to get a new battery, buy branded and buy local! buy it face to face over the counter from a local motorfactors. as half these internet company warrenties arent worth the paper there written on!
  7. regardless of brand i wouldnt worry, all the ones you mention are quality parts. they chew bushes up for a pass time, youll usually feel a thud when jabbing the brakes hard as the wheel moves back in the arch. easily visable you get someone to brake and watch the wheel. as for poly bushes. no thanks. seems to hit a miss for quality.
  8. probably not helpful but he does supply them separately. for about £30 iirc.
  9. K seal is brilliant stuff! as it's so obvious that it's been used so you know when to walk away when buying a vehicle. a friend used it many times on his navara due to headgasket failure. he wasn't pleased when he had to then have head gasket sorted, new rad+heater matrix plus oil cooler etc due to being blocked by the k seal.. do it right, do it once.
  10. why does the pump have to be in the tank? cant you run an external inline pump?
  11. come across stripped sump threads all the time at work. we have an oversized plug repair kit that always worked so far. m17x1.5 kit is what you need I believe, also doesnt require drilling. 👍
  12. there a sound company, i should know as i got one of there galvy chassis in my back garden and a bulkhead will shorty be ordered. 👍
  13. this! done this on my old offroader. makes it so easy to work on the hubs/shafts/bearings etc. i have also upgraded my front brakes from solid to vented. you can buy the kits on ebay with everything you need. i decided to go with IRB as ian done me a cracking deal with oem parts for not much more. 🖕
  14. sealey supermig200 for me, its what we have at work, done dozens of hours with it. all on rotten cars/vans. welds sub 1mm.
  15. mines been sat at 1.3 bar at the manifold for the last few years no worries, fuel wound up to match. sould check the egt's but it hasnt gone bang yet so cant be too bad. my old 300 disco on the other hand, only had 20psi gauge and it us go off the scale, they love the boost
  16. ive got a airtop2000 fitted and yet to get plumbed in, ao im at this stage, ive already got the one in your post second from bottom. but not had the corrage to drill the big hole in top of the tank yet.
  17. antivibe flange/tab/tear - Xcess avf/avt super crownwheel flange - Xcess scf crownwheel bolt securer -Xcess cbs
  18. take it duraspec diff is out the equation... anti / shear tear tear tab head lock flange
  19. i reccomended a dixon winch bumper to a mate. was a delay due it being a custom one that had to sit higher to accomendate for the body lift. it also had to have the recovery points mounted lower down to retain maximum streaght duing recoverys. when it arrived look beautiful and fittment was mm perfect so id deffo reccomend any of his work.
  20. i used them back in april for a set of +5 britpart shocks as they were cheapest as they were on offer. ordered on saturday, got email on sunday saying process, another on monday saying dispatched, and arrived couple days later. so id recomend them bases on my experiance. id have hoped for a better outcome for rich as its become public and they've even comment here...
  21. most likley the electronic actuator module. done a few on the 2.2 engines, best off getting a fault code and then having a search.
  22. few things to check if you havnt already is the small pipe to the wastgate hasnt split. if i t hasnt i would use a pump/compressor and gentally pressurise the wasatgate pipe and watch the actuator, it it doesnt move, either its seized in the turbo housing or the diagram has split in the actuator, if its seeized then you need to gentally "work" it. altho not as easy as a 200tdi lol.
  23. cant comment on its history etc, but a customer of our has just got a 09 plate a6 2.7. (very nice btw) came in for a check over and it had a brand new shiney gearbox. only has 65000miles.. also a friend who is a car saleman, had one in a 11 plate passat fail.. £2500 for him to sort. threw it back in auction in the end. wasnt aware its just a prgramming issue? wonder if vag will still warrenty it if vehicle warrenty has ran out as i known fault?
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