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#661 OFFLINE   RobT

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 10:25 PM

What needs doing for it to run OK for 2 miles to your lockup? I'm happy to come down and help one weekend, even if it's just to provide you with a tow (saves paying out for a flatbed).
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Posted 26 November 2017 - 04:59 PM

Cheers Rob, kind offer.

 

Assuming this is just to limp it to my lock up (6 miles)

 

I made a list....(I have all the parts at home)

 

- Rebuild stat housing (new stat, 2 sensors) and mount back on engine and reconnect/seal

- Rebuild cooling system - which really means replace overflow pipe and new upper rad hose (I think the pipe that rounds the back of the block could wait for now) and re-install 'new' expansion tank

- Then basically put back together in HBOL style - so air box back on, connect up plenum, exhaust manifold cover etc

 

- Change spark plugs (as I started doing that)

 

- Fill with plain water

 

Limp over to Whitstable...WCPCW?

 

Then in theory I could get a pro to do the cambelt and water pump after Xmas. Then it would be driveable....but probably still needs tyres, new new lower arms, oil and filter...

 

I'll PM you!


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 04:12 PM

So the Fusion has shat its clutch, and the green Mondy has shat its belt, which leaves the grey-primered base as the only working car on the fleet.

Popped on a new Steelie today at the local tyre place, as a treat. It needs to do 150 business miles Bornite-style over the next two days, which will be chilly because of the stuck thermostat.

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 07:59 PM

Hero.

Last year when I ran the Sierra to work in December it was unimaginably cold. It was only my laughing that kept me warm and sane.

This whole situation just proves you right in having a brace of cars ready to go. I’ve had to put the Mercedes onto daily duties for the rest of the year; having it here and a known quantity saved me from buying unknown shite within a 10 mile radius for £300 3nite m7.

You’re doing this all correctly and by the book. Well done!
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Posted 07 December 2017 - 05:06 PM

Did a good job in the wind and rain, but now pulls a bit to the right, lol!

 

Datsuncog's Aspen brochure arrived today #engagesgeekmode - differences in the 1994 model year Aspen from the 1993 Base....

 

Extra features in the Aspen: (1) passenger air bag (2) rear map pockets on the front seats (3) metallic paint at no extra cost! (4) rear headrests (5) body coloured bumpers (6) driver's seat cushion adjust.

 

But you lose out by only get the two speed intermittent wipers (not 7 like the early base).

 

A sort of reverse project drive.

 

Don't say I don't give you guys gripping content ;-)


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 06:23 PM

But you lose out by only get the two speed intermittent wipers (not 7 like the early base)


7 speed wipers? That's overkill!

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 07:23 PM

7 speeds of intermittent wiper. On a base model. It's class, I've used all 7 settings today :-).

 

Then normal.

 

Then angry rep speed.


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 08:42 PM

What is intermittent wiper please?

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 12:30 PM

This is fantastic!

there is nothing more autoshite than this mans love for K reg Mondeos!

 

Im only down the road in Canterbury and I am a fairly competent wrencher with a fair few contacts in the trade

 

let me know if you need any help


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 12:54 PM

Cheers af1, there are not a lot of shiter's in East Kent, so I may well take you up on that! 


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 03:20 PM

Cheers af1, there are not a lot of shiter's in East Kent, so I may well take you up on that! 

 

 

im here.....lol


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 03:42 PM

I do love an adjustable intermittent wiper.

My Datsun Sunny B11 had a sort of twirly knob on the end of the wiper stalk which gave you a pause of between one and twenty seconds between sweeps depending on position, and I reckoned it was the best thing ever - really missed it on all subsequent cars owned.

Both my current Phase 1 Lagunas have an adjustable switch that gives about five differently timed pauses between sweeps, and it's ace.

Can't see why more manufacturers don't put them on - I would have seen a change to a standard intermittent sweep as a serious downgrade for the Mk1 Mondy.
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Posted 08 December 2017 - 03:54 PM

im here.....lol

 

Of course! And Vantman. I don't think anyone here lives East of me in Kent though. We don't have any planet Thanet or Deal, Dover and Folkestone or marshland shiters?


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 09:03 AM

Of course! And Vantman. I don't think anyone here lives East of me in Kent though. We don't have any planet Thanet or Deal, Dover and Folkestone or marshland shiters?

 

I lived in Margate for a few months about 3 years ago before moving to Gravesend. My g/f has family there still and we'd like to move back in that direction eventually. The coast around Herne Bay or the countryside around Ashford most likely.


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Posted 22 December 2017 - 11:56 AM

I found a K reg Mondeo outside my house last night, 1.8 LX I think with a RS front bumper registered May 1993. Sadly my photos are shit though.

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 12:14 PM

I think that one was for sale a while back. It is a Green GLX just like mine, but I believe with an unnecessarily large engine.

 

Top spot!


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Posted 22 December 2017 - 02:00 PM

Of course! And Vantman. I don't think anyone here lives East of me in Kent though. We don't have any planet Thanet or Deal, Dover and Folkestone or marshland shiters?

 

I'm originally from near Sandwich, but I've not lived there on a permanent basis since 2001.


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Posted 08 January 2018 - 04:01 PM

The base is in daily use at motorway speeds, and today one of the ancient tyres gave up. Since Christmas, the potholes have been horrendous.

Coming home down the M2 the vibrations were getting worse and a quick peek at Faversham revealed a doughnut shaped tyre. Took advice and went to a tyre place where I was instead of the extra 15 miles home.

New place for me, but the usual 'you don't see many of them anymore' conversation ensued. £60 lighter though.

Brand is 'autogrip'???

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 04:12 PM

Probably the most responsible thing to do tbh, not worth driving on with a known defective tyre. Imagine if it had blown out.
Never heard of Autogrip but it's bound to be better than the bollocksed old tyre!
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Posted 08 January 2018 - 04:17 PM

It was bulging on the tread and the sidewall, and I needed to get home, so a swap for the equally ancient spare on a chilly afternoon was soon dismissed!
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Posted 08 January 2018 - 04:32 PM

New shite brand but much better than an old or bald one. Out of interest I've just fitted a pair of Rovellos to the front of mine £78 fitted from National, I can report that they are perfectly satisfactory.
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Posted 08 January 2018 - 06:43 PM

I have 4 tyres (matching) in a brand I've never heard of, and haven't had any bother, itll be fine. Granted they can wheelspin slightly hoofing out of busy junctions in the damp, but all other times their fine, I don't drive like a rally driver anyway, that possibly helps too!

+8 on the intermittent wipers earlier in the thread too, the old gooner had auto wipers which meant the rain had to fall in the right place to trigger it (whereby it went to full angry rep speed for a bit of drizzle) or road spray didn't trigger it until I couldn't see. Current gooner has a twisty knob now which is much better!
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Posted 08 January 2018 - 07:26 PM

Autogrip don't in the wet from my experience, but as others say it's better than the old one.

I was on the M2 yesterday and there's some massive potholes, quite shocked to see how they've been left. A car on 12 or 13 inch rims could come a serious cropper.
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Posted 08 January 2018 - 07:31 PM

I have two new ones on the front now, both ditchfinders, they will move to the back and probably some Yoko BluEarths on the front in due time.

 

I've never known the M2 to be so bad, it is truly shocking, I think the cold snap before Christmas really brought them out.

 

Also had a chat with the garage about his Escort Van N/A dizzle which met its maker last year (couldn't be patched any more!)


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 12:38 AM

auto gripe dont they have a logo like bull and red toungue>?


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 07:04 AM

Autogrip don't in the wet 

 

Lolz.

 

I put some budgets on the Sierra bASe last year as, frankly, anything else would be a waste of money (and I'm a premium kind of guy on the daily cars).  We all know rubber degrades - and there's nothing more frustrating than not getting maximum VFM from something.  Nobody wants 20 year old tyres with 5mm of grip still there.

 

Plus, tyres have come a long way since even I started driving back in 2000.

 

I reckon you'll continue to sustain life, Mr Egg.


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 07:52 AM

What he said. A new / old stock Michelin made 15 years ago probably won't be as good as a brand new Nankang.

I remember reading a classic mag about 205 GTI's and their habit of killing you by throwing you backwards into a wall. Apparently they don't do that on modern rubber which is a decent indicator of how things have improved.

Have seen these tyres on a few motors locally, usually Skoda Octavia taxis which suggests they must be reasonably durable

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 11:46 PM


 

 

2 tone it like sierra 2000e


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:30 AM

You know me Stu, it will be OEM all the way! I get enough gyp about the GLX wheel trims lol!
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 10:31 AM

ToMM© has 3 intermittent.

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