COVID-19 Coronavirus Message Updated: 27th March
Mail Order Customers:
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Our carrier DHL is operating normally across the world (including in Italy), with the exception of Hubei province in China. Allow an extra day for delivery, just in case.
  * We will be working normally and have a large warehouse full of parts that will help keep your car on the road even if many of the parts manufacturers are now closing.
Workshop Customers:
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Following government guidance, we are open as usual. Taking your vehicle to a garage for repairs is a permitted activity (safety) as long as you observe the social distancing rules. We have no signs of illness in the company and are taking all precautions to minimise contact and disinfect daily (not least because we have staff in vulnerable groups). Our mechanics wear gloves at all times and we will disinfect your vehicle with our Zaflora sprays on handing back to you. We would respectfully ask you to show our staff the same courtesy.
  * To help those in self isolation, we are now offering a free Collect & Return Service of up to 30 miles, so if you have any servicing due in the next 3 months now might be good time to get it out of the way without even having to open your front door. We will disinfect your car on collection and return.
  * MOTs due for renewal from 30 March will be extended for half a year. However, you are still obliged to keep your vehicle in a safe and roadworthy condition, so if you need to use your car in this period, it is still recommended to get one done.







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Changing the turbo on an Alfa 4C

Remove top engine cover, this simply pulls off.

Remove dipstick

Disconnect engine breather pipe and the vapour recovery system pipe.

Remove turbo cooling pipe

Remove turbo control valve

Remove turbo control valve bracket.

Undo top of petrol tank heat shield.

Lift car up in the air and remove the under trays.

Remove the pipe from the turbo to the intercooler

Undo the bottom of the petrol tank heat shield.

Disconnect the lower lambda sensor.

Remove the petrol tank heat shield

Lower the car and remove the cooling shroud for the turbo.

Remove the gearbox heat shield.

Disconnect the upper lambda sensor.

Remove the catalyst.

Remove the catalyst support bracket.

Remove turbo oil return pipe.

Undo the turbo cooling pipes putting a container under the car to collect the anti freeze. Undo the oil feed pipe to the turbo at both ends and remove the pipe from the car. The oil feed pipe is ontop of the turbo and is difficult to see let alone reach!!!!

Undo the nuts that secure the turbo to the head and then remove the turbo from the car. It only comes out inlet compressor downwards. to replace the turbo reverse the process above.

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