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    '06 STI Type UK Prodrive

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  1. ah right honestly not sure, will ask them tommorow.
  2. Forged? No, this repair+parts is about 3.5k and im already paying an arm and a leg for insurance so I don't want to rinse my bank account 😂 I also don't intend to keep the car longer than 2 years.
  3. yeah nearly everything is done, hopefully have it back on monday, was a cracked head gasket. So now fitted with mls gaskets and uprated bolts, stage 2 clutch, new stainless steel UEL headers as the old one had a crack causing a blowing sound, fully decatted, remap to about 380HP.
  4. oh how wrong I was, a few days after it started overheating again, yellow plastic coolant cap flying off everytime I drove it ect. Lets just say the engine is out of the car after they did a test on the coolant 😂
  5. Replaced it with a blitz 1.3 bar (blue) no more hissing, also the garage i took it to for a thermostat replacement broke the plastic yellow coolant cap and would pop off when driving, replaced that too and everythings good now 🙂
  6. Getting it checked 8th march as that was the earliest he could do, not driving far until then, but yeah it seems fine now, the old 0.9 bar one had what looks to be a very small bend in one of the hooks and would hiss (not sure if the hissing is normal or not).
  7. looks to have done the trick , coolant levels fine, oil looks fine, no more temp fluctuation (praying it stays like this now 🙏).
  8. yeah i understand the risk, just thought of something else though, i've seen online that the STi's came with 1.3~ bar radicator caps? mine is only a 0.9 bar which could be releasing too much pressure in the coolant system right?
  9. Went out for an hours drive today, both fans are working, car temp fluctuates inbetween the two lines in the middle and the odd time it will go over the line just a smidge into hot, doesn't max out though now.
  10. went out for fuel today and drove normally for 20ish mins and the temps stayed normal, decided to thrash it for about 30 secs and temps got to 3/4 on the gauge, pulled over, no more smoke from radiator and temps went to normal after a min, seems okay now?
  11. 15k? jesus wept, have it booked in early march so will have a chat with the guys there and see what they say but if it is that expensive, i don't really see the point, will probs just get as safely as I can to 400.
  12. Hello all, been troubleshooting my overheating problems recently, looking like it might not be a head gasket issue afterall. But if it is a headgasket issue i assume it will be a full rebuild which would be a few grand anyways, thus giving me an excuse to try and upgrade the engine while its out. Car is at 330~ right now with stock internals, front mount, Re map, BOV and air filter. To get me around 450hp would it be forged bottom end + bigger turbo? How much would that cost, just trying to get my head around it all.
  13. pic from yesterday, what's that in my coolant? I thought this was an oily film but im not sure.
  14. thanks for the info, a specialist is looking at it at the start of march, in the meantime i'll look for some leaky piping, sometimes when I look to the bottom of the engine bay, there will usually be a small gathering of liquid under the radiator (I have an engine under guard).