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  1. Sump Drain Hole Thread Mashed Up! 2.0TS 156

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Never Assume that the Easiest of Jobs will be Easy!!!!! :cry: Last weekend i changed the oil again to something decent having run last 2 weeks on cheap oil to properly wash out the engine flush i did prior to that. [always do this on a newly acquired motor] On the refitting of the plug it...
  2. Gearbox mashed - what others could I use? Or is it a cheap fix?

    Alfa GTA
    Hi, the car was struggling the last few weeks with a bit of a crunch going into 4th gear. it's been getting a bit worse recently, and today it popped out under acceleration. Tried putting it back in, but it just kept popping out as soon as I tried to accelerate at all, so have just used 3rd and...
  3. MG ZS Engine mashed

    General Motoring Discussion
    Brief details; Brothers car (MG ZR 160PS thingy) died on him on Fri 13th (wouldn't you just know it!!!). He managed to move it abt 400yds then was trailered to a garage. Mon 16th he flies to Greece, so I'm left to sort it out. Garage reports that ECU is fried and has overfuelled the engine. New...
  4. mashed mirror bolts

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    It's a simple job. Replace the door mirror on my spider, but what do you know, when I get the trim off a previous owner has had a go at the bolts . They are well mashed and I can't shift them with the proper key. :cry: Any ideas? I guess it might mean a trip to my local mechanic and pay him to...