Clattery when cold
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: United Kingdom
County: Greater London
Head's back on, cambox, injectors, now half way with the exhaust/turbo/cat monkey puzzle. After trying and failing to wriggle it back in one heavy, ungainly, flexible (at the cat joint) lump I arrived at the rather odd conclusion that the easiest thing might be to replace the turbo first. So I supported it with a piece of string and had good access to the oil supply and return fixings (as opposed to naff all once the manifold is in). Next the cat, then the manifold. I don't anticipate any trouble with either. But it's raining again...
That still leaves the inlet manifold, plumbing, timing and aux belts and electrical connections, oil and coolant - but once the exhaust is in with head repair stuff completed, it'll feel like I am on the home straight. Though some of that will have to be after next weekend owing to costs.
Resolution, yours looks pretty much finished. Is it running yet?