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#2461 OFFLINE   BavarianRetro

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 09:28 PM

At their risk. They break it, they replace it.
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#2462 OFFLINE   Shite Knight

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 09:12 PM

So, the Polo runs really badly. When Rainagain was round the other week welding his car I managed to break down a mile down the road thinking I had possibly run out of fuel. I stuck more fuel in and managed to limp it back up the road but it still didn't run very well.

I noticed that there were no fuel filters under the bonnet, the original mechanical fuel pump has been replaced by an electric one so today I bought a couple of cheap filters and stuck one before the pump and another before the carb.

 

44098999501_99806cb733_c.jpgDSC_0005 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

Yes, That's black!

 

And here's the one to the pump

 

44049850562_dcb4edef0f_c.jpgDSC_0004 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

Also black!

 

44098999311_8ba7e1869f_c.jpgDSC_0006 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

I used the pump to empty the tank into a container.

 

I'm thinking the best option will be to replace the tank especially if I'm going to have to go to the hassle of removing it to clean it out but if I can clean it without removing it I'll give it a go.

Anyone got any tips for flushing out a filthy petrol tank?



#2463 OFFLINE   vulgalour

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 09:30 PM

Frig!  What's making that go so black?

 

I'm told diesel is very good for flushing petrol tanks.



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Posted 17 August 2018 - 09:38 PM

Could it be that someone has tried sealing the tank previously and that sealant is now breaking up into the fuel?
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Posted 17 August 2018 - 09:51 PM

Could it be that someone has tried sealing the tank previously and that sealant is now breaking up into the fuel?

 

Yeah, I think that could be the case, it has been heavily undersealed underneath including the tank, my initial thoughts were that maybe the sealer had been forced into seams that were coming apart, the tank does look pretty old and the filler neck does look a bit crusty under the underseal.


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#2466 ONLINE   SiC

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 09:52 PM

Maybe the tank is rusted through and the underseal is holding the fuel in at the moment in some places?!
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#2467 OFFLINE   Shite Knight

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 02:54 PM

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I dropped the tank out today, it's in poor condition under the paint and most of the filler neck is made of fibreglass.

It's obviously been removed at some point and instead of just replacing it they've just tried to repair it and plastered it with underseal all over.

The car runs great with a fuel line connected to a jerry can so I'm hoping with a new tank it will be sorted.


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#2468 OFFLINE   Shite Knight

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Posted 23 August 2018 - 10:17 PM

44225991681_d0e97b347a_c.jpgObligatory pez station photo by srblythe, on Flickr

 

Just bought this lovely old thing, drives quite well. I like it.


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#2469 OFFLINE   Mr_Bo11ox

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Posted 23 August 2018 - 10:29 PM

ooohhh!!! Looks nice


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#2470 OFFLINE   Shite Knight

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Posted 23 August 2018 - 10:31 PM

44226091681_f8ce6c103e_c.jpgRJC_3476 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

I've yet to see it in the daylight but it looks all right in the dark..


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Posted 23 August 2018 - 10:33 PM

Wow, it's been a while since I saw a pre-facelift Chamade.



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Posted 24 August 2018 - 09:33 AM

42426238060_f689aa8c09_c.jpgRJC_3482 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

30366606318_0c2a422bc4_c.jpgRJC_3479 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

30366608828_2d90b5db9c_c.jpgRJC_3478 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

Looks pretty good in the daylight! Wee bit of rust on one of the rear arches but looks tidy overall.


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Posted 24 August 2018 - 10:26 AM

Been watching that on Facebook. Wondered if it would end up on here. Quite tempting even to me.

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 10:30 AM

I had a 19, and it was actually really surprisingly decent. Comfortable, better 1.4 than Citroen had at the time, and well geared.
Just watch the rear arches for disintegration by the sill, that killed many.

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 03:58 PM

Been watching that on Facebook. Wondered if it would end up on here. Quite tempting even to me.

 

It's slowly been dropping in price over the last month and finally got down to £400 so thought it was worth a look.


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Posted 24 August 2018 - 03:59 PM

I had a 19, and it was actually really surprisingly decent. Comfortable, better 1.4 than Citroen had at the time, and well geared.
Just watch the rear arches for disintegration by the sill, that killed many.

 

The rear arches and sills look a bit rusty but I'm sure it'll be easy enough to weld them so no drama really.


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Posted 24 August 2018 - 08:53 PM

Got to be thin on the grounds now those things! Has that one been lowered?

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 11:36 PM

I've done 500 miles in the 19 already! Drove down to Kendal earlier to help a friend pick up a Ballade...

 

42439145860_5a53d9e660_c.jpgRJC_3509 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

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30379655698_3d3fc204a0_c.jpgRJC_3507 by srblythe, on Flickr


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#2479 OFFLINE   Shonky

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 11:47 PM

I've done 500 miles in the 19 already! Drove down to Kendal earlier to help a friend pick up a Ballade...

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https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1835/3037...RJC_3507 by srblythe, on Flickr


Saw that on Faceache last night on one of the "for sale" pages. Mega buy.

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Posted 25 August 2018 - 07:41 AM

And how did it perform?

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Posted 25 August 2018 - 07:59 AM

And how did it perform?

 

It's reasonably comfortable, bit of wheel wobble at 80 and a slight drone from the front but I think it's probably just the front tyres that need replaced rather than a wheel bearing.

Can't fault it really, It's a very basic car, there's no rev counter or temp gauge, electric windows, central locking, power steering etc but it drives well and seems to return half decent fuel economy although I've kinda gotten used to horrendous economy in the W123 so anything over 75 miles for £20 of fuel seems good, I think the Renault does 150 miles for £20...

It does appear to have been lowered but the suspension is still quite soft, it handles well without being crashy.

I really do like it, it drives how I'd hoped the Proton would drive but the Proton was slow, didn't handle or drive all that well, felt cheap inside and returned poor fuel economy.


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#2482 OFFLINE   Shite Knight

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Posted 25 August 2018 - 01:32 PM

Some more pics!

 

43351281515_3d17be05e0_c.jpgRJC_3522 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

29321215057_ce73cc4c52_c.jpgRJC_3519 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

43351283565_9bedd4fd3c_c.jpgRJC_3521 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

43351277975_56771abd0f_c.jpgRJC_3524 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

43539785824_77698b292f_c.jpgRJC_3523 by srblythe, on Flickr


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#2483 OFFLINE   Tadhg Tiogar

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Posted 25 August 2018 - 01:44 PM

The VW wheel covers look weirdly suitable for it.
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Posted 25 August 2018 - 04:07 PM

43320068375_8a1dff2146_c.jpgStill Game Dogging Rover by srblythe, on Flickr

 

Dropped the Rover off in Glasgow the other night, the production company are paying for the windows to be tinted for its scene in still game so no doubt it will look totally shit, not that it can really get much worse.

 

I wonder if we'll be able to stick it on eBay as the still game dogging Rover?


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#2485 OFFLINE   Tadhg Tiogar

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Posted 25 August 2018 - 04:12 PM

.....I wonder if we'll be able to stick it on eBay as the still game dogging Rover?


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Posted 25 August 2018 - 11:46 PM

there's something quite relaxing when driving an renner nnn19- maybe they weren't tested round the nurburgring!

 

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 03:08 PM

Sick!

 

43607470634_0d26c15832_c.jpgRJC_3535 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

43418641435_1104e05f9d_c.jpgRJC_3536 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

 

Had a minor issue when leaving Glasgow, one of the rear tyres went flat and the wheel brace was too thick to fit the wheel nuts with the alloys that are currently fitted so had to drive it for a few hundred yards to a petrol station to put air in. Thankfully it went back up and made it the rest of the way home.

I fucking hate this car.


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Posted 28 August 2018 - 03:22 PM

Oooooh Victor Meldrew Honda.... Not seen one in ages!!


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Posted 28 August 2018 - 10:06 PM

pukka renner gofast steering wheel missing its centre pad

 

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 08:37 AM

And how did it perform?

 

 

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