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Old 16th February 2010, 13:22
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5EXi Rear hubs from a VAG system need modifying.

Rover Radiator is from a Rover 25 1600/1800 OE ref GRD1071

Suggest you buy an All in One electric heater, and remove the need to plump it in.

Pre drill but dont fit the floor pan, until all wiring and piping is fixed in place, you may need to work from the underside of the car.

Dont fit the front side panels (Optional Extra) until you have fitted the front lower wishbones, makes aligning the bushes much easier.

Consider the Pros and Cons of the extras, consdier two fuel pumps, one at the front, one at the rear and a swirl pot. Prevents starving of engine under tight turns. If you want to track day it or race, this could be the way to go.

Considering replacing consumables from your donor whilst the engine is out. Clutch? Water pump? Cam belt? Wheel bearings, oil filters etc. A cam belt (20) can easily be done with the engine out. It costs you so much at the local garage as the labor for removing an engine is huge.
If you car has more than 60K miles on it, and you dont know if the cambelt has been done or not. Do it !!

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