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    Finally got My manifold on

    Well i finaly got my manifold put on!!! Didnt do it myself as i didnt have the time or a welder to do it myself so put it into mechanic i normaly use.

    thought everything would of been fine but he said it was a nightmare to do and he never wants to see the manifold again Said to maybe look at everything to make sure its ok before i drive

    Got dropped off with the keys and tryed to open the bonnet but to hell if it would pop and had no one about to help me pop it. anyways i started the car and sat for a min or 2 to make sure it sounded ok.

    started to set off and after i got a wee bit up the road i noticed the gas pedal was shaking under pressure the harder i reved the more it shaked. thought it was just my o2 sensor tapping my driveshaft so just decided to drive home and fix it then.

    got home ok. car was driving only very slightly better than before - the shaking. opened the bonnet to see ALL my coolant had pissed out everywhere!!!! the clip he has used to hold the top hose onto the tank had ripped it and has pissed out all my coolant and since my car reads the coolant temp not the engine temp my engine could have been cooking the whole drive home!?

    also found out the rattling was the TB hitting my brake reservoir

    so pissed off i called the mechanic back and got told " well i did say to give it a check over, what happens when you mess about with your car"

    Also he didnt bother to refit my air intake and filter properly. so after fixing that and my coolant i put a block of foam between the TB and brake reservoir and went a drive.....all i can say is Holy **** it seems miles faster!!!

    I will stop going on now so here are the pics



    Can see how close the TB is in this pic

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    what exhaust manifold did you use mate and is your egr valve still on

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    a 4-2-1 ebay special ye i still hav an EGR but its not the one that got taken off the car

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    RR feedback please

    I'd get this done quick sharp anyhow just incase you are (as it is said) running lean enough to melt some pistons!

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    well im well and truly skint this month and due £180 for my road tax next month so maybe have it on the RR late next month depending on funds

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    is yours a z series engine??

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    yes it is indeed z14xe beast hahahaha

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    what did you do about the fuel rail/ how did you remove the fuel pressure reg?

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    Iv got the old 1.4 fuel rail on it mate because im still running the 1.4 injectours vs the 1.6 ones i wanted to run

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    so you've used the exsisting one from your z series?

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