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Old 18 May 2011, 11:04 PM
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Hey all,

It seems i have a problem, cooling fan is constantly running, drinking oil, and coolant has turned from pink to black sludge. Aparently ive popped a head gasket?

As i havent had the car long i dont know what sort of specialists we have in the area? Nearest scooby dealership is chelmsford so would prefer if there was someone closer to romford area as getting back will be a PITA without a motor.

After it has been repaired id like it to be fully serviced after too.


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Old 19 May 2011, 08:53 AM
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not a nice job to do,engine needs to come out really,theres a garage at lakeside called amd they do tuning and repairs,they might be worth a call.
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Old 22 May 2011, 08:50 PM
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No nearer to you I'm afraid , but highly recomended

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Old 22 May 2011, 10:55 PM
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im using FB Tuning but how far would you travel for servicing ? as rich ( FB Tuning) is a fair distance but there are a few of us in essex that drive to him
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Old 23 May 2011, 12:37 AM
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To be fair, if it actually means going the distance to have a PROPER job done and not just another motor to plough through on subarus list i would consider it. Ill have to arrange travel to and from such place(s). My main priority is getting the gasket sorted at the mo, as its killing me not being able to drive "the beast", id rather have a more respectful "specialist" do the work as im sure it will be more of a cowboyish job if the main stealers get hold of it. Where are FB tuning based?
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Old 23 May 2011, 09:16 AM
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^ Princes Risborough...



https://www.scoobynet.com/member.php?u=36595

Builds good engines, mapping, servicing, you name it

Recently fitted my gearbox and looks after the health of both my scoobs

Worth the travel, I trailered my car to FB Tuning as I wanted a proper job
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Old 23 May 2011, 01:29 PM
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https://www.scoobynet.com/member.php?u=36595

Builds good engines, mapping, servicing, you name it

Recently fitted my gearbox and looks after the health of both my scoobs

Worth the travel, I trailered my car to FB Tuning as I wanted a proper job

i was up there saturday having a new uppipe fitted, new apexi ecu fitted and mapped by rich, top bloke been looking after my scoob for just over a year now
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Old 24 May 2011, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by kevin wrx View Post
not a nice job to do,engine needs to come out really,theres a garage at lakeside called amd they do tuning and repairs,they might be worth a call.

Was in lakeside today so popped down for them to have a look at the car. Their response was to try the company "next door" as they specialize in jap cars.
When i walked next door i couldnt beleive i drove straight past them and didnt even notice them. Few scoobs in the garage and an evo or two sitting outside. Look and sound quite respectable (prodrive certified) more than helpful and did a full test for head gasket to my request even after diagnosing my problem, it seems the standard rad hoses are breaking down and leaving deposits of rubber around the cooling circuit. Samco hoses here we come

Hopefully if we can source some in time i may be able to join the brighton run once again as its a mere 3/4 hours labour for the change over. I will be having a full coolant flush and refill anyway so may be a bit longer

Anywho first impressions on this company are quite high, and local enough for me to get the bus back

Also there was a white "L" reg wrx up high, think i saw it at the last southend meet. If he/she reads this, what feedback could you provide about this company?
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Old 24 May 2011, 03:05 PM
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Probably Jenkins at TDi hope they sort you out ok
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