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Old 16 Oct 2010, 07:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hello all....got a 1997 wrx sti off roaded on me drive.been sorn for 2 years while workin away.i need to know any recomended garages or mechanics willing to take car away for t.l.c...someone with knowledge of modified engines .living in yeovil area..any input from members would be appreciated cheers
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Old 16 Oct 2010, 10:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hello mate, can't recommend any garages in your area but what is it you are looking for them to do ?
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Old 17 Oct 2010, 08:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Alan Jeffery - Enginetuner Ltd. Unit 1 Valley Road, Plympton, "Plymouth"
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Old 17 Oct 2010, 11:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
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hello matt cheers for reply..all i need is a cold start on a 2.2 converted block..that hasn,t been turned over for 2 yrs, without whoops iv,e blown up your car !!!!
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Old 17 Oct 2010, 11:53 AM   #5 (permalink)
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hello pete thanks for input...alan jeffery a little bit far for home visit ..used this guy 4 years ago for rolling road testing.fitted new manifold for me.....wont go into the rest cos it cost me 1000 to put work right later.maybe havin an off day but wont be back
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Old 18 Oct 2010, 08:25 AM   #6 (permalink)
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tbh you;d be better getting it recovered by the aa, the list of problems with it being sat for 2 years is huge.

Fuel will have gone off
oil will be like sludge
spark plugs will prob be crudded up
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get it low loaded down to where ever you take it and get em to have a look before they fire it up.
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Old 18 Oct 2010, 11:39 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Agree with tidgy here, it wants a full service before turning over, and if the tank is empty then fill with fresh fuel, if its got some in i would drain it and put some vpower in or equivelent. Then start it and let it tick over till it gets to temperature to check the thermostat isnt sticking also. The brakes will also need possible work depending if its been stored in the dry or not. I would also consider changing the brake fluid. I would offer to help but im too far away.Also check condition of timing belt to make sure its not perished
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dont forget to pull the crank sensor and let it try to start for a good long while (talking minutes here), need to let the oil circulate before even trying to fire it up.
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dont forget to pull the crank sensor and let it try to start for a good long while (talking minutes here), need to let the oil circulate before even trying to fire it up.
Which will also require a strong battery as well.
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Old 19 Oct 2010, 08:57 AM   #10 (permalink)
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nowt wrong with AJ..

try here are Phil is more local to you :- Rowleys Performance Engineering
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Old 19 Oct 2010, 03:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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cheers guys thanks for the tips.certainly will do as advised...wish i lived closer ,sounds like u guys know your .... .wish me gl or i,ll be shopping for a new one.lol. thanks again for your help
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