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#1 OFFLINE   fatharris

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 09:02 PM

I don't understand it, I really don't.

I have a very good everyday car. It's a late-90's BMW 728i. The wife has a capable car that fits well in here, a Rover 220D bubble currently wearing baked-on masking tape from the half-arsed paintjob I threw it its' direction.

We even have a project Mini in the garage to keep me busy.

So why in the name of any available deity have I just spent wasted spent £ActualMoney on the worst automotive project ever conceived?

Yes, for £ActualMoney, I am now the proud owner of a 2003 MG ZT diesel saloon with 180k, 5 months ticket, er.... and that'#s it. £ActualMoney doesn't get you much these days, in my case it just got me a key. No S/H, no V5, nothing. The engine needs a fuel pressure sensor to run properly, the interior has had an excitable, chewing dog in it, so needs replacing in various bits, and it's dirty. In fact, dirty is the wrong term, it's fucking filthy, it needs stripping out and disinfecting. It's even on a space saver for crying out loud.

And yet...

It was fun, it had foibles, it was exciting to learn about the different characteristics that set it apart from my previous Rover 75.

I blame AutoShite in its' entirety, for making me love crap cars again.

Pictures to follow soon, I can't wait to get stuck in :D
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#2 OFFLINE   Junkman

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 09:05 PM

Is this a collection thread in disguise?


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Posted 30 September 2015 - 09:05 PM

Another victim! Well done everybody!
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Posted 30 September 2015 - 09:06 PM

Or start of Roffle tease... Or Cavcrafts alternative personality
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#5 OFFLINE   mercrocker

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 09:07 PM

One more of us, one less of Them!


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#6 ONLINE   derskine

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 09:08 PM

The beige delivers.


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Posted 01 October 2015 - 02:44 AM

Aye thee hath fell into AS - Parish of the weird - goodly and all round ''nod'' at the unloved anything 


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I blame the Belgians


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Posted 01 October 2015 - 02:46 AM

Hell at least it will have honest emissions unlike ...ummmmmm


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I blame the Belgians


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Posted 01 October 2015 - 04:58 AM

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One of us now.
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#10 OFFLINE   purplebargeken

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 06:25 AM

Is it yellow?


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#11 OFFLINE   purplebargeken

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 06:26 AM

This forum is VERY contagious.


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#12 OFFLINE   fatharris

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 06:55 AM

Well, the ooze is yellow, with the surrounding area a bright....

Oh, the car...

Trophy blue, a fantastic colour when clean.
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#13 OFFLINE   Twiggy

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 07:31 AM

Welcome...............


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Posted 01 October 2015 - 08:17 AM

Well done that man. Get a chocolate biscuit from the tin.
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Posted 01 October 2015 - 08:46 AM

These do look good in Trophy Blue, cant wait to see it.


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Posted 01 October 2015 - 09:26 AM

I have to disagree with the honorable member with his point "£300 does not get you much these days". This is a lie and quite contrary to all available evidence.
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#17 OFFLINE   Jazoli

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 10:32 AM

I have to disagree with the honorable member with the his point "£300 does not get you much these days". This is a lie and quite contrary to all available evidence.

I concur
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sigs are shit, wgaf?


#18 OFFLINE   omegod

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 10:58 AM

The infection spreads :-D


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Posted 01 October 2015 - 11:10 AM

Numbers 16&20 for the BMW please
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#20 OFFLINE   purplebargeken

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 01:06 PM

Crack open a can of Barrs Bubble Gum soda in celebration!


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#21 OFFLINE   taxi paul

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 01:17 PM

Barrs do make some interesting flavours. Bubble gum being one of the best flavours.
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Posted 01 October 2015 - 02:07 PM

Numbers 16&20 for the BMW please


It'll be a cold day in hell before I get rid of Herman, although I did try and swap him for an XM Turbo Petrol last week.

Turns out I'm very fickle.

Forgot to mention the wife came with me to view it/drop me off.

Wouldn't let her have a closer look at it until I paid for it and drove it the 30 miles home...
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Posted 01 October 2015 - 04:20 PM

Barrs do make some interesting flavours. Bubble gum being one of the best flavours.

I tried some of that once, it was a sort of gone off tomato soup colour, tasted horrible, nothing like a leek at all, I might as well have stuck it in the radiator of the car

 

 

 

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#24 OFFLINE   fatharris

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 09:53 PM

I haven't forgotten the pictures, honest, I've just been up in Guildford getting my braces fitted. Figured it makes the most sense to do it at 25, I'm already married, so it doesn't matter with the laydeez, I already have a few friends, so there's no real downside!

Does bloody hurt though and all I want to do is eat everything that I can't. They've only been on for seven hours and I'm already hoping the next two years whizz by...

... Bet the Mini still won't be touched by then.

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 11:53 AM

Pictures uploading now :D

 

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 12:21 PM

Right, as promised, I haven't touched it yet since I drove home and it's already running like a basket of arses. Poo.

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Sticker is hiding some filler/primer action that'll need some work.

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Fancy aftermarket backbox, and a towbar.

 

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Spacesaver wheel, the alloy had a blowout.

 

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Loads of interior trim bits and engine cover in here, needs some work to tidy up.

 

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There is a snag with it where it's stalling after being given a rev, P.O reckons fuel pressure sensor. 

 

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Weird jelly tot lump on the headlight, that'll have to be replaced.

 

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Errrr....okay.

Missing bonnet catch is a pain but fixable.

 

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Ravaged by a puppy left in for a brief period of time, and generally unloved.

 

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Tenner to anyone willing to lick the carpets.

 

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More mess.

 

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You get the idea. I am a colossal moron.

 

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There's wiring for an aftermarket sub in there, so it'll be ripped out.

 

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Semi-fancy stereo though, so that's a billy bonus.

 

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Chewed steering wheel/airbag and the seat is a bit arse. Shows the drop in quality at MG-R after BMW left, my 75 seats with over 260k of arse on them were immaculate.

 

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It does start and run though.

So, how fucked am I? I feel there's a bit of potential to get it up to scratch nicely and give it a new lease of life. Feel I'll be visiting a scrappy pretty regularly for parts though.


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 12:25 PM

That needs a bucket shot, and pronto. Looks solid though so it's not like you've got it home before noticing it was rolled twelve times into a field.
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Posted 02 October 2015 - 12:27 PM

From UrbanDictionary:
 

TOP DEFINITION
   
A clear view of a womans vagina(her bucket), whether clothed or not, you may or may not be able to see her Moose Knuckle (Can.)or Camel Toe(U.S.) you have a ¡^full bucket shot^^.


You can fuck right off, she's mad enough about me buying this car! :P

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 12:31 PM

That is hideous.

 

For the stalling issue, clean out the PCV valve before looking at the fuel sensor. That'd be my first port of call.


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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 02 October 2015 - 12:32 PM

That's one dirty gerty. Get your cloth out.

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