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#40831 ONLINE   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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#40833 ONLINE   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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#40834 OFFLINE   stuboy

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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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END of the road for the  MONTURDO !! :-(  :-(  :-(  

Long live fozzie the Focus  :wub:  :wub:  :wub:   


#40835 OFFLINE   gm

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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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#40836 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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#40837 OFFLINE   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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#40838 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?

#40839 OFFLINE   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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#40840 OFFLINE   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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#40842 ONLINE   Tamworthbay

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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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#40843 OFFLINE   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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#40845 ONLINE   They_all_do_that_sir

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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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#40846 OFFLINE   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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#40847 OFFLINE   Hooli

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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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#40848 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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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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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 - 08:39 PM

Looking into retiring a year earlier than planned. Will take a hit on the monies but I no longer care. I have had enough and feeling shit just compounds this.

 

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TR7 engined Toledo - staying no matter what

 

Daf 66 Estate - will be up for sale

 

Volvo 340 vario - already up for sale

 

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 08:50 PM

Why the fuck should your old man pay anything towards you buying a car?

I've had probably 50 cars in the past ten years and paid for every one myself (granted I was a trader for a bit)
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Posted 11 August 2017 - 08:54 PM

Pop rivet an old baked bean tin over the hole then cover in underseal.

Got to be easier than faffing around with filler.


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Posted 11 August 2017 - 08:54 PM

I've got two old vans.

 

One of them is an absolute dream to drive. Plenty of power, quiet, comfy seats, Auto box, nice stereo. No bed in the back though, just a floor with some sofa cushions thrown on.

The other van is slow, quite noisy and slowly gasses you as you drive it, but it's got a nice big comfy bed in the back, a bog and pissing hot and cold running Wifi.

 

Tomorrow they're both going to be driven to Robin Hoods Bay - I'm driving one of them, then sleeping in the other one. Our lass has arranged the whole trip out with her mates, so there's no prizes for guessing which combination of slow noisy van and old sofa cushions on the floor I'll be blessed with.


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Posted 11 August 2017 - 08:58 PM

I have been watching 'Swedish Rally' yootoobs lately... They cover 2017 events with oldie cars.

Quite a few 2door 244 shells (scene tax = escort 2d) and they are rare in UK spec.

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Is a two door 240 series Volvo not a 242?
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Posted 11 August 2017 - 09:08 PM

Not this again :roll:

 

Problem I find, and I have had similar experiences is.

I tell my son exactly whats happening.

He hears some of it and forgets the rest.

We do whatever it is.

Something comes up. He blames me, I blame him, we argue.

He insists it's my fault because it was my idea in the first place.

I insist he doesn't listen in the first place.

We fall out.

Day after we carry on as though nothing has happened.

Repeat for the last 16 years.

 

Roles are now reversed.

I let him tell me whats happening and I don't listen.

 

We actually do understand one another and get along quite well, but we are very alike and we know it.


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 03:44 AM

Not this again :roll:


You're 21, living with mummy and daddy, and acting like a bit of a spoilt prick of a 15 year old. Maybe show your dad a bit of gratitude and get on with enjoying the car he's just bought you.

Otherwise ship out and let your folks enjoy their house and money together. Christ.
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 07:01 AM

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 :)

 

I must admit I missed all of that soap opera.

 

That said, ALL Dad's are notorious bodgers.

 

My dad tried (in 1989) to flog me his Y reg BASE BEIGE Seirra estate with 130K on it, which he'd had from new and during that time had bodged the front cross member rust, with glass fibre, and bodged the bottoms of the doors with filler and rubber matting glued to the bottom.  He wanted £700 for it.  Obviously I now regret not buying it and storing it in a barn for 28 years.

He gave it to my sister the following year. I'm not sure why I was expected to pay and she wasn't. She even got a lifetime warranty with a courtesy car. Bodging B'sturard ?

 

Last year he offered me a 59 Reg 1.8 petrol Focus Estate titanium with 90K on the clock, for £4K. He'd put a rusty wood screw and a little piece of wood on the top of the dash to stop the spring loaded storage flap opening.

I declined it due to it being manual. and NOT free.



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Posted 12 August 2017 - 07:04 AM

You're 21, living with mummy and daddy, and acting like a bit of a spoilt prick of a 15 year old. Maybe show your dad a bit of gratitude and get on with enjoying the car he's just bought you.

Otherwise ship out and let your folks enjoy their house and money together. Christ.

 

Kids. They are great.  Mine are 21 and 24 and I'm under no illusion that they will choose my care(less) home one day.






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