Started by JayPee404, June 25, 2023, 18:04
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Quote from: JayPee404 on June 25, 2023, 18:04Hi guys,So I'm taking my Mk3 to the garage this week as it's making a funny noise between 2k-3k RPM and I can't for the life of me understand what it is and frankly am not in a place to take the transmission out if it is the clutch like I assume it is.In any case, Snows toyota down in Hedge End are having a look at it, but they cost an arm and a leg to even look at the car, will be interesting to find out how much it will be for any repairs needed. I was wondering if there are any garages around Portsmouth that anyone might have good experiences with?Many thanks for the help,JP
Quote from: Ardent on June 25, 2023, 18:12@JayPee404 The vibration if not a usual easy identified type. The cat heat shield is often the culprit. A big jubilee clip can often sort it.There are spacers that are not visible that can also be the cause.If you search me as a member and something like cat refurb.You don't need a specialist. These are simple mechanical cars.All you need is a trusted competent local mechanic.Can you elaborate on the vibration noise.What makes you think it's the transmission?Edithttps://www.mr2roc.org/index.php?msg=888164
Quote from: Chilli Girl on June 25, 2023, 18:44My previous 2 that @Mickemo brought off me took it to a guy called Stewart but for the life of me I can't remember the garage name but it's certainly in the Portsmouth area. Hopefully, he'll see this post and be along shortly to let you know. @Mickemo are you there?
Quote from: Joesson on June 25, 2023, 20:02@JayPee404 said:If it is a loose heatshield like you guys suggest, and If the state of the bolts around it ain't too bad maybe I can replace the exhaust manifold and kill 2 birds with 1 stone. Iirc the shields are fixed by spot welds, those still holding and those that had let go I drilled out. Found that to need something around 8 mm drill. I replaced with 8mm stainless pan head socket head machine screws together with washers and nuts from Screwfix.@Ardents mates offering or the long nuts would give a neater, worms eye, appearance.Don't be fooled by the rattling noise being in a very specific Rev range, and as you said if you are changing the manifold you will be in and around that area, as was I when I de catted the OE manifold.
Quote from: Joesson on June 28, 2023, 13:39NB If you like shiny the heat shield appearance can be improved, if removed for a thorough refit, with a powered wire brush.
Quote from: Mickemo on July 5, 2023, 19:19Sorry I'm a bit late in responding as it looks like the issue has been resolved however for future occasions I can def recommend Stuart at Lex-Tech https://www.lex-tech.co.uk/index.php. He is excellent and really knows these cars well. He looks after my sons C1(Aygo in disguise) still. He can provide a collect your car service or courtesy car...Highly recommended!
Quote from: JayPee404 on July 10, 2023, 09:36hi Mick, I ended up not using a garage at all but this is great to know for future reference, thank you!I also found a garage in Waterlooville that rents out their space with a lift for a pretty fair price so will probably look into that when I tear the car apart.
Quote from: Mickemo on July 10, 2023, 18:53Ok cool...that garage wouldn't happen to be in Lovedean would it? Just up the road from me and a decent pub in throwing distance 😀
Quote from: JayPee404 on July 11, 2023, 11:45It would indeed! I was looking around for a place that would rent a space with a lift and was delighted to find something 10 minutes from mine. Nice to see a local. I've seen a couple of 2s around, one in black one with a very interesting paintjob, looks like it's lined with old newspapers or comic books, one of them yours?