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    Quote Originally Posted by David View Post
    You could do worse. Chris' reputation is excellent. Wish he were closer for me .

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    Wish i went to Chris at retro sports, Picked my car up yesterday from the so called specialist i took it to, the clutch now works well but its not happy now blowing from manifold my what was working aircon is now gas free so no aircon now, Engine managment light was on all the way home and the smell of neat fuel so i checked the fuel line and to my suprise fuel leaking out what more annoyed me was the fact it only needed pushing in to locate it.
    I then went around all the engine bay and found quite a few loose jubilee clips on the induction side of the engine, the final touch is im now minus a plastic under tray, after the last few messages between myself and the garage before i picked the car up im loosing the will to sort it all out with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phil260 View Post
    Wish i went to Chris at retro sports, Picked my car up yesterday from the so called specialist i took it to, the clutch now works well but its not happy now blowing from manifold my what was working aircon is now gas free so no aircon now, Engine managment light was on all the way home and the smell of neat fuel so i checked the fuel line and to my suprise fuel leaking out what more annoyed me was the fact it only needed pushing in to locate it.
    I then went around all the engine bay and found quite a few loose jubilee clips on the induction side of the engine, the final touch is im now minus a plastic under tray, after the last few messages between myself and the garage before i picked the car up im loosing the will to sort it all out with them.
    Blimey that's not good at all and sounds a bit like a 'I will give it a go' garage but not telling you.
    Engine light maybe due to the fuel issue and/or manifold leak. Can you narrow down what part is leaking? Possibly the gasket to the downpipe?
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    I hear this so often, because a garage can change a set of plugs on a Fiesta they think they can do anything. I have had Interceptors delivered to me on a low loader after a garage cant get it going or no brakes. Specalist cars need specalists and trying to save a few quid by taking somewhere local or handy is often a bad idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCP440 View Post
    I hear this so often, because a garage can change a set of plugs on a Fiesta they think they can do anything. I have had Interceptors delivered to me on a low loader after a garage cant get it going or no brakes. Specalist cars need specalists and trying to save a few quid by taking somewhere local or handy is often a bad idea.
    If it was me I would bite the bullet and send it up to Chris to sort it once and for all
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    Rover75 and mgzt specialist is who i used, not someone who thought they could do it hence why i had taken 80miles away from me to have it done.
    You live and learn as they say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff turbo View Post
    If it was me I would bite the bullet and send it up to Chris to sort it once and for all
    It was code p2195 which would explain the code with it not fueling correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff turbo View Post
    If it was me I would bite the bullet and send it up to Chris to sort it once and for all
    Im guessing its leaking from where the down pipe meets the manifold as the manifolds wasnt removed when taking the engine out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phil260 View Post
    Im guessing its leaking from where the down pipe meets the manifold as the manifolds wasnt removed when taking the engine out.
    They may have used the old gasket but it would have needed replacing, are the bolts still on the joint or has one snapped off? It maybe not tightened up enough with luck as other parts were loose as you mentioned .
    It's not initials TF is it who did the job?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff turbo View Post
    They may have used the old gasket but it would have needed replacing, are the bolts still on the joint or has one snapped off? It maybe not tightened up enough with luck as other parts were loose as you mentioned .
    It's not initials TF is it who did the job?
    Im thinking gaskets havent been replaced, just had 2 new ones delivered today from Austins.

    Yes it is jeff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phil260 View Post
    Im thinking gaskets havent been replaced, just had 2 new ones delivered today from Austins.

    Yes it is jeff.
    I thought he had a good reputation but clearly doesn't know much about V8's or how to keep a customer happy. You do know it's very awkward to replace the down pipe gasket in situ ? It's not good that you have to finish the job yourself and to undo the non finished job.
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    2003 Number 182 MGZT V8
    2004 MGZT cdti Poseidon
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