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I've been out in the garage heat wrapping my exhaust header and had a trial fit of my supercharger kit as bought from Mr Fast. I've found the power steering fluid reservoir is fouling in the outlet pipe. Has anyone else come across this and how did you deal with it?
 

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You may need to do one of the following (or both), cut short the outlet pipe on the SC to allow a little more room for the silicone bend, or move the power steering fluid reservoir slightly. Mine is very close to the reservoir.
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The end of the outlet pipe covers the handle by about a centimeter. Has any one cut the top part of the handle off at all? May mean i'd have to use pliers to open it but how often do you need to open it up?
 

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Just cut the outlet back to clear, simples!
 

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I cut outlet back a bit, then just tilted the ps res back a little, its fine.
 

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Cheers all.


Looks like it's time to get the hacksaw out then
 

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i just fitted mine and came across the sme problm but just undid one of the bolts holding it and swung the resevoir out the way. Did you have a problem with the nose pulley hitting your bonnet? as thats my next problem
 

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i just fitted mine and came across the sme problm but just undid one of the bolts holding it and swung the resevoir out the way. Did you have a problem with the nose pulley hitting your bonnet? as thats my next problem
Hammer! lol

Mine was very close, so I hammered it out of the way a little, having said that I have a small pulley.
 

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i just fitted mine and came across the sme problm but just undid one of the bolts holding it and swung the resevoir out the way. Did you have a problem with the nose pulley hitting your bonnet? as thats my next problem
If the brackets were made to the specification of my design, the pulley will not touch the bonnet, I went to great pain to ensure that it would not foul.

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You guys with the 1.8 kits have any issues with the under brace fitting? Do you have PAS & AC?

I think the bonnet issue is specific to the 1.8 kit. I took a dremmel to the underside of mine and now it's okay (bit frustrating it was not spotted when being fitted as it very quickly ate through the first belt ).

 

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Yeah thats the exact point mine is hitting and mines a 1.8 with a/c and pas. I was told its a mr fast kit. I was thinking of getting a cutting disk and cutting a sqaure out of the under brace. do you think this would be ok? luckily i read something on here about them hitting so i checked before running mine.
 

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Yeah thats the exact point mine is hitting and mines a 1.8 with a/c and pas. I was told its a mr fast kit. I was thinking of getting a cutting disk and cutting a sqaure out of the under brace. do you think this would be ok? luckily i read something on here about them hitting so i checked before running mine.
I bought one of these:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Draper-40967-140W-MULTI-TOOL-ACCESSORIES/dp/B000UQ47JO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=garden&qid=1270534731&sr=8-2

Which with the small discs cut through the aluminium bonnet strut fairly easily. The flexible drive attachment makes it easy to manoeuvre under the bonnet too.
 

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Yeah thats the exact point mine is hitting and mines a 1.8 with a/c and pas. I was told its a mr fast kit. I was thinking of getting a cutting disk and cutting a sqaure out of the under brace. do you think this would be ok? luckily i read something on here about them hitting so i checked before running mine.
I bought one of these:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Draper-40967-140W-MULTI-TOOL-ACCESSORIES/dp/B000UQ47JO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=garden&qid=1270534731&sr=8-2

Which with the small discs cut through the aluminium bonnet strut fairly easily. The flexible drive attachment makes it easy to manoeuvre under the bonnet too.
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just ordered one of these! will be handy!!
 

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Yeah thats the exact point mine is hitting and mines a 1.8 with a/c and pas. I was told its a mr fast kit. I was thinking of getting a cutting disk and cutting a sqaure out of the under brace. do you think this would be ok? luckily i read something on here about them hitting so i checked before running mine.
I bought one of these:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Draper-40967-140W-MULTI-TOOL-ACCESSORIES/dp/B000UQ47JO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=garden&qid=1270534731&sr=8-2

Which with the small discs cut through the aluminium bonnet strut fairly easily. The flexible drive attachment makes it easy to manoeuvre under the bonnet too.
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just ordered one of these! will be handy!!
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i just got one aswell.
 

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If the brackets were made to the specification of my design, the pulley will not touch the bonnet, I went to great pain to ensure that it would not foul.

Barry
That all depends on the condition of the engine and diff mounts

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Diff Mounts???
I dont think so.........
 

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If the brackets were made to the specification of my design, the pulley will not touch the bonnet, I went to great pain to ensure that it would not foul.

Barry
That all depends on the condition of the engine and diff mounts

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Diff Mounts???
I dont think so.........
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If you stick a jack under your diff and watch the engine it moves with the diff a little.
It's all connected via that huge chunk of ally the ppf.
I'm just guessing here but if your diff and engine mounts were totally shot the weight of the diff and gearbox would tilt the front of the engine up bringing the nose of the charger nearer to the bonnet ?
Although as it seems 1.8 specific i would ignore all ive just said.
 

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I tthink it's 1.8 specific, mine does not hit (one of the bolts does) but the pulley just clears it. The answer here guys is run a smaller nose pulley! :)
 
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