just out again, took the air induction, maf, and filter box out, checked out the duct, once i found it, it was wiggly as anything, followed it back,
all this taking about 15 mins, first time ive dealth with air ducts, and i never even knew what a resonator was let alone it had one till a couple of days ago,
the resonator was out of the air ducting tube, not joined at all, loose, swinging about like tarzan, so i had a look, and a think about how to get at it, took off the window washer bottle, got in through there, fitted it all together, now its a tight fit, not moving an inch, gonna give it a hoover from the filterbox end inside the engine bay, make sure theres no **** in it.
gotta sort the filter box lid now, one of the bolts snapped off leaving it too short to get a nut on it, gonna drill it out, fix in another bolt n nut, put in the correct filter for it, not the ts filter i found in it, not the chinese maf i also found in it, but the real mccoy, bosch product.
and then cross my fingers and hope thats it, i think theres obviously been a lot of rubbish gotten into the motor through the hole where the resonator should have been, that got passed through the filter as it was too short and just smaller, may as well not have put it in there for all the use it was doing,
what a shame, this cars had the wrong owner before me, tried to do it on the cheap and nasty, not even caring, or probably just ignorant of the fact its a thoroughbred, i just hope its not too late and the engines not damaged.