thanks for the advice pplz :) looks like im up for a bit of cash :( ahh well... I better do it properly, its a I6 is i'll be up for 300 somthing!!
I'll definetly do the rear welsch (however its spelt!!) plug, the side ones were almost rusted thru and I've been praying the back one holds on
off topic, the 'box sometimes crunchs a bit on a quick 1st -> 2nd shift, could this be a warning of worn syncros or is it just how these old box's shift? also hard to get into 1st when moving unless I double clutch