may i ask why the fuel pump should be changed and is it best to just upgrade it while i am doing it?Fuel pump you can do yourself too.
Waterpump and cam belt aren't exactly rocket science if you're competent. It's about 3 hours work for a mechanic so....
thats great thanks for that, can you recomend where to buy one for £60Because stock fuel pumps tend to suck balls when new, let alone when they've got 80k under their belts. If a fuel pump fails, sometimes it'll just go completely and leave you stranded on the side of the road, or at worst case it'll just have a reduced flow rate so that when you're on full boost your pistons will melt. It's just good practice to get an uprated, new one really - walbro 255l/hr for 60 quid can't be sniffed at
i feel quite competent at doing things as i rebuild rovers/mg's. its just the fact i have always wanted one of these and am scared to do things but with enough research and help from you guys i will feel even more competent.Anywhere on ebay that has a good reputation basicaly.
Either that or contact DB Brakes - Dan sells good quality pumps for about that money.
One thing I will say, and I hope you don't take this the wrong way it's just with your comment about how much it's all going to cost - the only way to run a performance car of this ilk with any degree of success is either a) if you have pockets deep enough to line someone else's or b) by learning to do things yourself in a competent manner. What I would say is this: Make sure you can afford to run the car by one means or the other and keep it in the condition it NEEDS to be maintained to in order for you to enjoy it - otherwise it'll really, really cost you and you will rue your decisions.