XS Power 3" DP & 200 Cell Sports Cat
Right well got it fitted, after the place telling me over the phone it could be anywhere between an hour to three hours... Took it in and they stuck it up in the air, to tell me the DP is buried and its a hell of a job! Long story short... 7 HOURS LATER it's done! they apparently had to drop the subframe and support the engine plus remove bits to get to it... I don't know how much of this was really required... apparently they even had to unbolt the seats... Anyway took it for a drive, slightly louder and pops and bangs nicely when you lift off. Also feels slightly quicker due to the less restricted air flow. However now I'm getting a slight metallic rattling noise when i lift off in 1st and 2nd gear, but not when i rev the car when not in gear, and not any other gears. Rang them back up and its going in to be looked at.. but can anyone shed any light on how easy/difficult it is to fit these? Also they said the hanger was in the wrong place to they had to cut it off and reweld it on... is this proof that the DP and cat are not the revised items I was told they were?
Full Service @ A.P.D. / VAS Works
Right well a couple of weeks back I took it in for a full service at A.P.D. or now called VAS Works. Had everything done, service I received was great. Oil & Filter, Haldex Oil & Filter, Spark Plugs etc. I was also due to go stage 2 at the same time but they're unit was stolen! Drives a bit nicer now it's all fresh again.
Front and Rear Brake Pads & Rear Brake Discs & LED Fog light bulbs
Had the brake pad warning light come on a while ago and have finally got round to getting the front and rear pads changed. At the same time since the rear dics were lipped and worn I got those done too. I ordered the bits and pieces online and got the techs at work to do it. In the end went with mintex sets I'd read about on here. However, a calliper seized and so that needed replacing also.
At the same time I replaced the fog light bulbs which were a dull yellow to the LED bulbs and now they are bright white like the LED sidelight bulbs I did a few weeks back and all looks good. Here's a couple of quick pics