@###simon### good progress! But... And this is a big but. You need to stop F'ing about and get some cams ordered. It's criminal running such an audiable art piece of an inlet, and not pairing it with some decent cams.
Like an ice cold pint on a boiling hot day... Nope... You'd prefer room temperature milk.
I knew I needed to spend a few penny’s on it but just not as much as it needs. Ive ratted through nearly 20k miles this year thanks to work, this has stopped now I’ve a new company car however I think the damage has already been done. I spent as little as possible to get the car through the MOT inc a set of rear pads that will be chucked as soon as the ones I’ve ordered turn up. The rest I’ll do myself and things ha pie started turning up already.
So not in any particular order,
1. New disks & pads all round.
2. 2 New lower control arms.
3. New drop links.
4. New rear bearing (garage done this)
This is all on top of the work I carried out prior to the MOT,
Spent the afternoon swapping the discs and pads on all 4 corners today following the work for my MOT and a couple of advisories. Stayed with MTEC grooved discs as I haven’t had any issues with them for a good few years now on various cars although I did go for there coated discs to see if it will help keep the rust on the discs to a minimun.
Decided to try PBS track pads this time though instead of the yellowstuff that I’ve been running. There not fully bedded in yet as the traffic is a little busy round mine to find somewhere quite enough to stamp on the brakes. However my initial impressions are positive at the moment, grab from cold is far better than the yellowstuff pads.
Thought I might of had time to swap to my new steering wheel but lost the will to live, so I’ll save that for another day.