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Subject: Ford Mondeo 1.8 LX
Sender's Name: Dave Anderson
Question: After receiving some bad advice i replaced the gearbox in my car to solve the following problem I lost the use of 2nd,4th and reverse gears. After the gearbox change there was no improvement in the gear selection, i then changed the gear linkage this worked for about a week. The gears went stiff and then i lost the same three gears, one other thing is that there is a lot of freeplay in the gear linkage box.
Answer: Sorry.....but I don't know the answer to that one....i'm not a gearbox specialist. You could do worse then ring a friend of mine..Roger at A and R Transmissions..01752 770777
 
Subject: Sierra 4 x 4 Turbo
Sender's Name: Stu
Question: I've got a TurboTechnics Sierra XR4x4, As is often the case it requires new sparkplugs, have you any advice as to what ones to use.
Answer: If you running standard boost, you only need standard plugs. My choice would be NGK BCP7ES. These are just one version cooler, non-resistor, and the small plugs are easier to fit ! Gap them at 0.8 mm.
 
Subject: Peugeot 205
Sender's Name: Jim Moore
Question: I am after a turbo conversion for my 205. Ideally i would like to convert to an Mi-16 engine and then turbo that. Do you do these conversions? If not, can you tell me firstly where to get hold of an Mi-16 engine and secondly where i can get a turbo conversion performed on this engine? One last thing, how much is this likely to cost me?
Answer: Try Ecosse..in Scotland....they have been doing them for ages.. around ?3000.
 
Subject: Sierra 4 x 4 Turbo
Sender's Name: Ian Whitfield
Question: Can you help, could you explain how an oil seperator works, my car a turbo 4x4 sierra seems to need one of these, but I'm not sure how it works. Could you also tell me how you connect it and whats needed.
Answer: You don't need one.....Turbo Technics do a breather kit, available from me at about ?40.. works a treat.
 
Subject: 1.4 Corsa Breeze
Sender's Name: Alan Johnstone
Question: What is the best engine to replace my 1.4 which has a poor power output or can you suggest a way of getting a good increase in power.
Answer: It all depends on your budget, and insurability...You can't really beat going for the 16 valve 2 litre. It's just as much trouble going for a 1600cc, as you still have to change loads of parts, including the management system. Try someone like Courtenays, or Regal Racing, as they both have lots of experience, and can sell you the right parts to fit.
 
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