It was a universal intercooler from eBay.Mk4project said:[ref]CherryVimto[/ref], just out of curiosity what intercooler did you get?
Hi.CherryVimto said:I have been doing some serious thinking about what to do with the Fiesta...
Looking at current prices of cars of a 'similar' platform, I could essentially be paying out anything from £800 to £1,500 for a replacement car.
And that would be providing that replacement won't be rusted out within a couple of years.
Cheapest option that I can see right now would be a Puma which I would love to have, but we know how likely they are to come with plenty of rust!
Also, if I cancel my insurance then take out a new policy in a few months, I would need to pay a deposit as I have modified vehicle insurance which could potentially take the replacement car cost up to anything around £1,600.. give or take a little.
I have been talking to the guy who lives near me about getting it repaired/welded. If I provide a few sanding discs and cutting wheels and pay to refill the gas for his welder, he would only expect me to pay towards the time he takes to work on the car. Considering the reasonably small amount of work it needs I doubt this will be a huge amount although I know with rust you never know where it'll end!
With all this considered I have decided that it would be cheaper to repair the Fiesta than replacing it. After the repairs I will strip everything from underneath, clean, treat and stone-chip/seal the underside - something that I planned to do anyway and something I would end up doing to whatever I replaced it with. And I have got a pair of replacement rear quarters to replace the rusty arches that I don't want to see go to waste!
With all this decided, I have started to test fit the turbo. So far I have accomplished:
Turbo mounted to manifold - mounting plate/manifold requires welding up properly
Oil return on sump - sump removed, drilled, fitting attached, sump refitted and re-sealed
Piping from intercooler to throttle body - intercooler has been fitted for over a year!
Inlet piping from MAF/filter to turbo inlet - not 100% happy with it but I have done the best I can considering the lack of space and some other constraints I've had to consider
Still to do:
Piping from turbo to intercooler
Weld manifold properly
The turbo will come off and everything put back to standard ready for the MOT as I don't believe I can get the turbo on and running before then.
red said:What limit have you hit? I can take a look at it if you prefer.