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On Monday I picked up my next project, this all came about after getting battered on the way home by a literally standard apart from decoked and decatted JCW R56 (bealehere) ,

My niece was after a new car and always hinted she like my R53 and this way after all the work thats been done it could be kept in the family and more importantly I could drive it








I found a cheap R56 in black that looked like a great base.

Plans where set and the part out happened.

Anyway I picked up this black 2007 model with 70k ..

It was rather cheap and after driving it I realised why !!! It sounded like a a bag of nails and was slow as a tractor.

So after a quick call to Millsy's I took a punt

The next morning I took a slow and boring trip up to Millsy's to get some diagnostics done.

After he had a look we found the timing was out and the chain tensioner was shattered.. fooooookkkkk cars not going anywhere it was on borrowed time.

So I was faced with a rather long and expensive train ride home!! :(

But in typical hero styles Jason & Tina juggled the jobs they had booked in and agreed to work late to get the car done so I could drive home.

Bloody brilliant ...

Jason gave the car a decoke which it desperately needed as you could hardly see the valves.







New timing chain
New auxiliary belt
Decoke
Health check

A rather late finish but another N14 saved from grenading itself by Jason and a very healthy base to start modding .

The drive was great even in a totally standard car.

Thanks Millsy's Auto's


Here are some standard pics of the new trolley..

I don't really understand why it came with S spokes but makes it a easy swap.






Now all the fun begins and the wallet gets real light..
 

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Sick guy!

Surely we can count on you and your niece attending the Essex meet?

Cleo will need another like minded mini loving girl to talk shoes with :lol:
 

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Nice one Andy, glad you got it all sorted, told you it would be something simple and an easy fix to get it back upto scratch.

Do you want the JCW turbo part number?


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I know but its always a worry when you take the plunge, but all bisto now ... fancy helping me with the down pipe ??

Sick guy!

Surely we can count on you and your niece attending the Essex meet?

Cleo will need another like minded mini loving girl to talk shoes with :lol:
Cleo knows more about these cars than me mate ..
I'm not happy the niece is on about pink rotas and aps ..
Wouldn't mind but she'll having it looking better than I did.

Shes a dirty student so will probably be too drunk to make a meet
 

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I know but its always a worry when you take the plunge, but all bisto now ... fancy helping me with the down pipe ??



Cleo knows more about these cars than me mate ..
I'm not happy the niece is on about pink rotas and aps ..
Wouldn't mind but she'll having it looking better than I did.

Shes a dirty student so will probably be too drunk to make a meet
:lol:

Bring her anyway, it'll be fine
 

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Lewis likes them when they're barely coherent


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I'm regretting giving her the car already.. going to be out stanced and now got to denfend the poor girl from the MT vulture.
 

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