Went in to get a new magnex exhaust fitted today only to find out that there is a few things i need to get done which isnt gonna be cheap!!
Most important is the steering collum (another trade mark of the valver). I need the bottom half of the steering collum replaced as its seriously warn out. Apparently in the R5 its a £20 job and takes about half an hour. But no of course the valver cant be that easy can it!? £128 for the part and about an 1hrs fitting!
Secondly is the fan belt needs replacing looks all shiny and cracked so of course never an easy job for the valver - thats an engine out job
New brakes all round discs and pads - knew this already though.
So it looks like this picture below could be a more familar site for the next few days: