Has anyone replaced engine components not usually covered in the manufacturers service schedule?
Iam at a stage where Iam looking for things to do with the car to keep it mint. One thing Iam going to do is the gearbox oil as this isnt covered at service. Anything else you can think of that the car will noticeably benefit from?
Another annoying trate of the 1.8 is its noisey engine. when I first bought the car at 13,500miles it was as quiet as a mouse although its got a horrible worn out sound when at high running temperatures. For example, just after a blast down a country road in the height of summer when outdoor temperatures are highier. Ive located this to be from around the belts so could it be the water pump? I believe this is common on the 1.8 and you could say my car is a low miler with only 45,000 miles at S reg!