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#31 OFFLINE   Six-cylinder

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 04:08 PM

The last Sebring I drove was spectacularly gutless and had suspension like a pissed lilo. 

Still, it was relaxing by sheer dint of the fact it was incapable of rushing. The stereo was also pretty good. 

 

Which Year/Engine?

 

The youngest  I have driven was a 2004 2.7 V6 200bhp which was ok. I preferred the look but still with the 200bhp engine of a 2002 which I toured the USA in 2002, 11,000 miles in six weeks I kind of know what I am getting.


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Posted 09 April 2015 - 04:49 PM

This thread needs more Deauvilles in it.



#33 OFFLINE   Six-cylinder

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 05:34 PM

This thread needs more Deauvilles in it.

 

I would love to buy it but advice is saying it is going to fetch around £15k and my budget is around £10k.


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#34 OFFLINE   Six-cylinder

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 06:32 PM

Peeled most of the stickers of the Audi today but I am keeping the door ones because I like them.

 

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 07:00 PM

Sunshine so I had the Air conditioning on the 1988 BMW 735i regassed today.


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Posted 09 April 2015 - 07:02 PM

I had a call to say my 1986 Visa has a new MOT but I did not have time to fetch it from the garage.


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1999 Skoda Felicia GLi D, 2001 Alfa 156 V6 Sportswagon, 2000 Citroen C15, 1996 Citroen ZX TD Estate, 2002 Rover 75 V6 Auto Touring, 1970 Triumph Vitesse Mk2 Convertible, 1991 BMW 325i SE, 1990 Mercedes 200TE.


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Posted 09 April 2015 - 07:06 PM

I phoned the trim shop that has had my Peugeot 504 Cabriolet for the last year, they say they are going to work on it again soon, new hood, carpets and some leather work to the seats.


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Posted 24 April 2015 - 09:24 AM

Drive it day starts for me in 15 mins when I am off to Wales, 1st night is Devils Bridge yes the same hotel as the Shitefest. Then up to Anglesey all in my Triumph Vitesse convertible with Welsh rain forecast!  

 

Sorry my ability to work a phone is not good enough to do a live trip.

 

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 09:50 AM

Rats. I'd nip down the hotel to say 'hello' but we're out elsewhere this evening. Only a week since I last saw you though! Albeit briefly.


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Posted 27 April 2015 - 06:51 AM

A good trip driving north Wales with a MX 5, Alfa GTV, 3X MGB, XJS Convertible, Triumph TR4a and my Vitesse. Ok maybe a bit heavy on MGBs!

 

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 10:50 PM

Holland with the Visa this weekend, 1088 miles.

 

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 11:40 AM

Now it is time for a bit of bodywork on the Visa ready for Shitefest. I have a good second-hand bonnet and front wings but removing the first wing the o-s revealed a couple of holes but not too bad for a Visa!

 

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 12:41 PM

Bad news day:

 

  • The replacement engine I have had fitted in my BMW 325i E30 is knocking badly.
  • The brakes on our Xantia feel like the discs are buggered.

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 02:35 PM

I have cheered up it’s not all bad news:

 

  •  I have just had a call back from the garage who have organized the head gasket replacement on my 1996 BMW 328i and it turns out that a broken water pump impeller was the cause of all the problems but he does not think it has pulled a head stud out of the block as was feared. He will chase the man doing it and call me next week.
  • My 1985 Range Rover should be ready for MOT next week after its engine swap.

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 09:42 AM

My Volvo V70 XC came back yesterday with a new hose to cure the water leak! 

 

I am on my way to Leominster and because the Audi is blocked in after a move round last night to release the BMW 735i to go to a local BMW event, I am going to try out the Volvo which so far has been the most unreliable Volvo I have ever owned!


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1999 Skoda Felicia GLi D, 2001 Alfa 156 V6 Sportswagon, 2000 Citroen C15, 1996 Citroen ZX TD Estate, 2002 Rover 75 V6 Auto Touring, 1970 Triumph Vitesse Mk2 Convertible, 1991 BMW 325i SE, 1990 Mercedes 200TE.


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Posted 09 June 2015 - 05:47 PM

Well that all went tits up!

 

I moved the V70 to load my luggage and the low water light was on straight away so after some bad language I shunted cars and took the Audi to Leominster.

 

Unusaly for me as I knew I would be alone in a hotel tonight I have bought my laptop and conected to the hotel Wifi. I would use my tablet but I have forgonten the password!


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Posted 11 June 2015 - 07:28 PM

Today again work has taken a back seat to cars!

 

Put a pint of water in the Volvo V70 XC and the low level warning light has gone out, it has been driven about 40 miles today and has not come back on but I have not checked it yet.

 

Took the Mercedes 200TE to the garage to have its non starting and breaking down sorted, it ran perfectly so they asked me how were they going to fix a fault that was not there? Easy I said drive it around take it shopping and it will let you down! Oh was the reply you are happy for us to break down, yes I said and then you won’t think I am a liar!

 

Collected the 2CV, aerial repaired, oil changed, welding done drives very well.

 

The new front tyres on the Audi convertible were feathering after only 1500 miles so I had the tracking done, toeing in 7º so I hope that sorts it out.

 

My local garage fitted the new tyres I bought on the internet to my Citroen GS, I thought about selling the old ones on as they had reasonable tread, then I remembered I bought myself new one because I did not trust the old ones. I left them at the garage to dispose of.

 

Last job was a hand car wash of the 2CV with a warning about where he pointed his jet hose! I was impressed that one of them got it and drove Dolly to the drying bay with no problem.


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Posted 14 July 2015 - 08:17 PM


These two seem to have had some sort of falling out and turned there backs on each other!

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 08:01 AM

A quick update of my motoring woes

Citroen Xantia has a idler pulley breaking up
BMW 735i needs MOT + tyres and I can’t find the ones I like
Volvo V70 T5 has a loose exhaust and belt breaking up
Citroen C15 van won’t start!

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 09:17 AM

How are you getting on with your 205?

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 09:39 AM

How are you getting on with your 205?


I don't have a Peugeot 205, two Visas!

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 09:55 AM

I don't have a Peugeot 205, two Visas!


Ah, my mistake. I thought I'd read a thread where you picked one up.

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 10:12 AM

Ah, my mistake. I thought I'd read a thread where you picked one up.


I did try to buy a blue 205 diesel but I was too mean and didn't get it. Now I think about it there have been two this year but could not agree deals. I did own this lovely 205GRD in 2004.

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 09:49 PM

I would have done a separate collection thread but not a lot to it because I took Mrs Cyl by car and the new car had nearly ¾ tank of petrol.

Last week I had a call from my brother to say a very good friend of his was P/X his Mercedes and did I want it instead of them trading it in to the dealer for a pittance. So I asked what it was and the condition, all he knew was it was a 500 Coupe but did give me the number of the owner.

I called the owner and last Friday night we went to view the car, a lovely condition 1993 500 SEC with just a few faults such as small rust holes in the front wings stereo broken, boot electric closer not working, drivers seat belt pass it mechanism intermittent. 123k 7 months MOT, regularly serviced by a local garage with invoices, good tyres and washed for us to view! After a brief look at the car a convivial evening was had avoiding the subject of money but after arriving at 7.30 pm as we left at midnight a brief discussion was held and a deal done.

Collection day today and Mrs Cyl wanted to have first drive. The only problem is it is such an ugly car that does 18mpg!


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Posted 16 July 2015 - 02:43 AM

That looks suitably imposing.   

 

I have thoughts about these sometimes, dirty, dirty thoughts but I'm never quite brave enough to push the button on one.   More pics please!


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Posted 16 July 2015 - 04:00 AM

Just on the off chance... you don't happen to know of any engine manuals for the Audi?


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Posted 16 July 2015 - 05:55 AM

Just on the off chance... you don't happen to know of any engine manuals for the Audi?


Sorry but I don't have a workshop manual for my current Audi convertible but I do have one for my previous 1985 coupé. (Hays 80 and coupé 1979-1988)

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 09:29 AM

That looks suitably imposing.   
 
I have thoughts about these sometimes, dirty, dirty thoughts but I'm never quite brave enough to push the button on one.   More pics please!


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Posted 16 July 2015 - 09:39 AM

Any chance of a picture with the reverse park device,ummm errr, erect?
I love the simplicity of the idea,but wonder how complex a system of sensors,switches and motors were required .

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 10:10 AM

Any chance of a picture with the reverse park device,ummm errr, erect?
I love the simplicity of the idea,but wonder how complex a system of sensors,switches and motors were required .


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