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    John Black and the missus 2002 SRI Turbo

    Well seen a few of these threads now so decided to start my own.

    The missus`s first modified car was our beloved mk 4 Escort XR3i, we`d had a few standars xr3i`s before this one but this was by far the best.........









    Untill the gearbox and headgasket decided to go at the same time, after owning the car for about 5 years and with car prices going down it was decided we should sell this for what we could and purchase our next car

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    So the missus managed to borrow a bit of money off her mum and we were about to join the astra club
    After hours of searching on ebay for a decent modified car in our price range we came across this little badboy, It was a 1.8 sxi heavily modified on the outside, not much modified enginewise apart from a k and n filter, we owned this for just over a year...........









    That was untill some silly woman decided to drive into the back of my missus whilst on her way home from work, shoving her into a car infront
    After spending 3 months in the workshop and qoutes flying back and forwards it was decided the car was a write off
    Although all wasnt bad as we only paid £2000 for it and got a payout from the insurance of £2800, as you can guess we were well pleased with that, as not only did we make money out of the insurance but it meant we could invest in something we`d both wanted......A Turbo

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    So we set about checking ebay again seeing what was available at our price range, after a few days of trawling the interweb we came across alovely looking 2002 Astra SRI Turbo on autotrader website and set about arranging to go and view it.
    We live in Bournemouth and the car was situated in Kent, so deciding to throw a few extra miles of the courtesy car we`d been given, myself, my missus and her mum took a drive up to kent to check out (Hopefully) the new car
    As soon as we saw the car we had to have it....









    We`ve owned this car for just under a month, and despite already having to replace the alternator, we absolutely love it!!!
    Its completely standard at the moment, but we dont intend on keeping it that way, first thing we have planned is a new boost pipe and dump valve, think were gonna keep the outside standard cos i love the look of these, so all money will be spent on the engine........Cant wait!!!

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    Finally gonna get round to updating this lol

    Right back in July 2010 we took the astra up to Regal in southampton to have the chrome boost pipe and Baileys Dump valve fitted to the beast



    Definitely noticed a difference preformace wise, all in all very happy with it.

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    Soon after having the dump valve fitted we noticed that every now and again we`d loose a bit of smoke under pressure, this with the fact the oil warning message kept flashing up meaning we were spending a fortune on oil a month we decided to get the car checked over.....you guessed it, its new turbo time.
    Luckily my missus had opted to have some sort of extra added cover to our AA membership meaning that they pay up to £500 towards the cost of new parts on your car, you just have to pay the first £25, so after a bit of negotiating we managed to find a garage that would fit us a new VXR turbo for just short of £700 meaning we only had to pay just over £250 for a brand new turbo.



    Since getting the car back its my opinion that since we`d had the car the turbo had been faulty, it feels like a totally different car, is a lot quicker on acceleration and although i was impressed before, now im absolutely loving it.

    No more mods planned as yet as were expecting our first child in june, but im sure something will pop up.

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    This is now for sale £2950 ono - http://www.freeads.co.uk/uk/buy__sel...w#.TqRYiZuImU8

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