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#40831 OFFLINE   DVee8

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 04:55 PM

Just sent my much loved C4 VTS to the bridge. Quick recap of my ownership

 

2012 bought (as a stop gap until I could decide what I wanted) with 97000miles black VTS 180 petrol, full leather, pan roof.

Fitted black Barry style wheels

Routine maintenance

Feb 2016 at 180000 car is crashed in the drivers side in work car park & written off.

Failed to find another car that I liked or another VTS with a pan roof which I now decided I had to have on any C4.

Bought car back from insurance company and bought a scrapped VTS HDI in black to repair my VTS.

Had car repaired and fully resprayed, however despite the actual repair being very good, the repray was pretty terrible all over and in particular on both rear side panels.

Car suffers a series of very expensive, hard to diagnose problems and had to be recovered several times.

July 2017 at 197000 clutch thrust bearing seizes, complete new clutch fitted. This is an 8 hour job and again expensive.

2 weeks later, clutch starts slipping and car is taken back for investigation by mechanic. Problem is found to be gearbox primary shaft bearing collapsing alowing oil to piss all over clutch. To fix it would be another clutch plus the gearbox rebuilt as no used boxes to be found and no recon boxes on the shelf locally.

 

I decided to call it a day as since being written off car has not been the same in reliability and also cosmetically. Not worth anything being a Cat D with 197000 miles. I know it's only a machine, but I really liked it and was upset to see it go.

 

Now down to XM as my only car, should be fun!

How about a new one?well 56 plate.

http://www.ebay.co.u...pwAAOSwvjdZVY7I

 

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#40832 OFFLINE   vulgalour

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 05:49 PM

Ghosty:  When you have a definite ad with pictures and stuff, I'll chuck it up on the R8 club for you.  Blue forum might have someone interested if you stick a picture of Concertocharlie's in the ad with yours, they're basically the same.

 

http://forum.retro-r...o-banded-steels

 

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#40833 OFFLINE   FakeConcern

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 07:02 PM

I would be tempted ....................

 

 

 

If it was black!



#40834 OFFLINE   wuvvum

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 07:09 PM

I've done over 500 miles in the CX in the last two days.  It never missed a beat. :)


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#40835 OFFLINE   tooSavvy

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 07:12 PM

Just got my 'no need to do anything, we take payment' letter from GFlag.

£152....

I phoned and asked if I might 'reappraise' my cover to breakdown/recovery??

£33*

... I'm sure some people just don't bother reading these ;)

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Wallsend?.....it's not the End of the Walled ;<)

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#40836 OFFLINE   Tamworthbay

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 07:30 PM

Guy I know has just been informed his XF engine has lunched itself. This doesn't seem uncommon either. It's not even done 80,000 miles. FFS, my mini did over 90,000 before dying and it didn't cost £6000 to fix. So I think it will be up on eBay soon as I doubt it's worth that much even when sorted as it's a good few years old now. Why can't someone like Jaguar do the basics right?

#40837 OFFLINE   wuvvum

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 07:32 PM

Is that the V6 diesel?  They're notorious for being a bit shit.



#40838 OFFLINE   twosmoke300

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 07:32 PM

Maintainance issue I would say

Skoda Octavia 1.9tdi - the boring modern 

Fiat Ducato 2009 l3h2

Honda Crf250X

Suzuki TS50x

Kawasaki Ke175d

Prilla Pigsasshole 650

Saxo 1.5D

Land Rover 90 2.5 petrol

Honda CB250N super wet dream

 

 

 


#40839 OFFLINE   somewhatfoolish

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 07:35 PM

Just got my 'no need to do anything, we take payment' letter from GFlag.

£152....

I phoned and asked if I might 'reappraise' my cover to breakdown/recovery??

£33*

... I'm sure they hope fervently that some people just don't bother reading these ;)
 

EFA

 

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#40840 OFFLINE   Tamworthbay

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 07:49 PM

Is that the V6 diesel?  They're notorious for being a bit shit.


Yup, as you say the reputation is terrible. When he bought it I was a bit surprised (usually has big German or Volvo) and thought it was a hell of risk at the time. He always goes for four-five year old cars of high spec and keeps them three or four years. The last few have been good to him but this one has had all sorts of issues. He did ask if we could swap the engines ourselves (he has helped me with engine swaps on the Capri and minis in the past), I politely declined but part of me would be interested to have a go.

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 08:01 PM

Probably need to have its injectors coded at a minimum. Plus no doubt other things that it calibrates and adapts too.
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#40842 OFFLINE   They_all_do_that_sir

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 09:05 PM

Yup, as you say the reputation is terrible. When he bought it I was a bit surprised (usually has big German or Volvo) and thought it was a hell of risk at the time. He always goes for four-five year old cars of high spec and keeps them three or four years. The last few have been good to him but this one has had all sorts of issues. He did ask if we could swap the engines ourselves (he has helped me with engine swaps on the Capri and minis in the past), I politely declined but part of me would be interested to have a go.

Replace it with an XUD?

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 09:43 PM

Meet fozzy... £250 replacement runabout when i park up the mondeo..

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 11:04 AM

The mobile cinema is based in Edinburgh for the duration of the festival

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showing a ten minute film on the history of the mobile cinema, I shall book a viewing next week
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#40845 OFFLINE   RichardK

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 11:07 AM

Sera has departed for Wales via very grumpy Shiply driver (not grumpy with me, just telling me how much it actually costs to run his business and grumbling about being asked to move the wheels for free with it when they didn't fit inside the car).

 

RX8 has had the brake calipers G-clamped to a workbench and wire-brush-wheeled to shinyness for a bit. They're probably rusty again now. Goal is to get that delighful vehicle rolling this weekend and out of the garage, so I can change the ATF on the silver SLK.

 

Have forgotten what the car I ordered looks like. Resisting temptation to go back to the dealer and peer in showroom.

 


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#40846 ONLINE   Ghosty

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 01:12 PM

Rover is back from the MOT station with a years ticket and the sill and inner arch plated.
The hole in the rear wheel arch is still there because they didn't have any filler.
Old Man now wants to wob it himself before it's put up for sale. I don't really agree with that but whatever. I've already had to stop him using chemical metal instead of actual filler...

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#40847 ONLINE   Rod/b

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 02:42 PM

Would you say that wobbing a rust hole full of filler is any less of a bodge?

#40848 ONLINE   Ghosty

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 02:58 PM

No, and I don't agree with it either. I don't have a choice though as for some reason my mum isn't even insisting on a proper job (usually would). They don't care about it being done properly purely becuase it's being sold on.

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#40849 ONLINE   Nyphur

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 03:16 PM

I am inclined to agree with them.

I intend no offence, but the car is fairly worthless to the general population. Its value is that it now has a full years MOT.

A rust hole on the arch is unlikely to put many people off. Unless you want to dip into your pocket and have it welded properly you don't have a wide range of alternative options.


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LAST OWNER WAS SON OF A BANKER

 

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. And if it is broke just ignore it, and maybe it'll be sort of OK...?


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Posted 11 August 2017 - 03:25 PM

Sand back to good metal, get some old-school fibreglass on that. Bit of chicken wire and a copy of the Sun.


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Posted 11 August 2017 - 04:45 PM

The decorating reached its climax today after a week of graft, the new carpet was purchased which allowed a 'you've been framed x The plank' style drive home from the carpet shop this morning. For some reason BMW skimped on the metal in a 3 series estate and a mere 4.2m roll of carpet does not fit in even with the front seat folded flat. But fear not, our Teutonic friends had the ingenious idea of a back window that opens on its own (and will henceforth be known as the carpet window). It stuck out a few feet so I stuck a bit of yellow card on the end and drove home. Many strange looks ensued. It's now down and the old one is loaded ready for a tip run, sadly the old one folded up and fitted in without the need for the carpet window trick. Forgot to take a pic though.
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#40852 ONLINE   Ghosty

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 04:55 PM

Sand back to good metal, get some old-school fibreglass on that. Bit of chicken wire and a copy of the Sun.

 

Aye, it's got Kurust on it at the moment. Fill it and whatever, take some photos when it's not raining and Old Man's done a tip run in it, then lob it on an eBay classified for £400 or so.

Might put it on Auto Trader too 'cause sub-£1000 cars are free apparently.


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Posted 11 August 2017 - 05:07 PM

Final packing here for my Euro road trip. The new spheres and SLS fluid on the rear suspension has sorted the ride on the w210 estate, satisfying to diagnose and fix as it transforms the drive of the car. Actual Belgian pave? Bring it on! Also did a quick service last night and selected some 90s tunes. Ferry tonight and the Le Mans museum tomorrow morning.

No cabins were avalable so I have a £5 chair of some sort to try and sleep on........
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Posted 11 August 2017 - 06:04 PM

No, and I don't agree with it either. I don't have a choice though as for some reason my mum isn't even insisting on a proper job (usually would). They don't care about it being done properly purely becuase it's being sold on.

Im confused over who owns the car?

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#40855 ONLINE   Ghosty

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 06:18 PM

It's mine, as is the Volvo but Old Man's imposing on it and taking the money it sells for as I used money from his A4 to buy the Volvo, despite that always being the intention. I think he's trying to put out as little as he possibly can. He doesn't have a car now.

I'm a bit miffed by it as he'd given me the idea I got the money from the A4 to buy another car as he no longer hand any need for one, and that was that. He's a miser, a skinflint, and always leaves out major details when explaining things to try and get his way, then surprise, you get fucked over by it.

The mother has an amiable solution he doesn't know about lined up though that levels out any loss so I'm just letting it happen.


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Posted 11 August 2017 - 06:20 PM

Move out, live in the Volvo. It's bigger than my first flat after all.


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#40857 ONLINE   Rod/b

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 07:05 PM

Aye move out man, you can't be whingeing about your old man giving you money to buy cars while you're living under his roof.
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#40858 ONLINE   Ghosty

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 07:26 PM

Not this again :roll:


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Posted 11 August 2017 - 07:49 PM

Hey with the money from the Rover you can buy a house outright in Bulgaria & be part of Shitefest international!


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Posted 11 August 2017 - 07:52 PM

Old man goes with you to view Rover.

Old man lets you use his recovery to get rover home when it shits itself.

Old man helps you fix rover.

Old man lets you have the money from the sale of his Audi to buy your Volvo.

Old man goes and inspects Volvo for you.

Old man drives Volvo home for you.

 

Old man is a cunt and a right skinflint. Does sound like you've been fucked over to be fair.... :roll:  Wish I had a few more mates who were such utter fuckers.

 

I don't know why I keep commenting on this soap opera. I'm angry at myself even for doing so!

 

ETA: Less about your Dad, more about your nice new car, please :)


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