While the engine was out, i got on with a few other jobs that were easier without the engine in place. After hearing so many stories about the PAS system leaking/erupting ejecting the PAS fluid out in about a nanosecond causing the PAS pump to seize, throwing the belt off only to get ingested into the cambelt wrecking the engine. Infact the guy who sold me the engine said a pipe fractured causing the pump to seize on the way home from fitting the engine, but somehow got away with it. mine had worn badly on one of the rubber pipes and i intended to fix it by sending it to Pirtek for a repair, but i managed to muller it by removing it. Top banana. Fortunately a badly listed ebay pipe came to the rescue.
Other things repaired/changed steering rack boot holed, both track rod ends (but on one side i never took measurements before replacement, so could make an interesting first drive!!!).
Engine mount. Anti-roll bar bushes on front, was only about £8 for full lot to replace, inners were perished anyway, but for the love of god the middle ones were difficult to change, at one point i did lose my shit doing that.
Also both bottom ball joints were changed, these may have been ok, but by the time i had beat the shit out of them to allow the drive shafts to be removed they were only fit for the bin. This is beginning to sound like triggers sweeping brush.
Anyway can anyone identify the drawing on the front bumper support? Did consider converting it to a giant jizzing cock after trying to change the front inner ARB bushes.