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#1 OFFLINE   Robson3022

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 09:31 AM


Bought this a couple of months ago and fixed a few bits but just haven't used it. It's MOTD till November. It's the 2.0 SE sport FPT (essentially and aero when they didn't make Aeros)

It's got an absolute Frankenstein exhaust (I've got a back box for it) and needs a few other little jobs. But it shifts and with a bit of tinkering will be a nice thing for the summer. Roof comes down but by hand!!!!

I've advertised it at £500 but would just like what I've got in it which is £400.

So offering tickets here for £7!!! Or 2 for £13

Any questions fire away.

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So MrsRobson3022 and I were talking about convertibles/cabriolets yesterday and the possibility of buying her one for the summer.

She woke up this morning and said what do you think of this.......We've offered less than £500 and it's got 3 spokes!!!!

Got an epic journey to go and see it. So need this first!!

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 09:35 AM

Good luck but remember, a collection thread without a collection is just a thread!
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#3 OFFLINE   Robson3022

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 09:35 AM

Last MOT says this


MOT history of this vehicle
Test date6 November 2015 Expiry date5 November 2016 Test ResultPass Odometer reading191,356 miles MOT test number1428 2345 8645 Advisory notice item(s)
Brake pipe slightly corroded all steel (3.6.B.2c)
underside has general corrosion
nearside rear Vehicle structure has slight corrosion jacking point (6.1.B.2)
offside front Vehicle structure has slight corrosion jacking point (6.1.B.2)
Exhaust has a minor leak of exhaust gases (7.1.2)
exhaust system deteriorated
coil spring corroded both front (2.4.C.1b)
coil spring worn both front (2.4.C.1b)
offside front inner Body has slight corrosion arch (6.1.B.2)

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 09:41 AM

That's a Saab 900/9-3 then.


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Posted 02 April 2016 - 09:44 AM

I'm saying Saab too, purely based on the 3-spoke comment.


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Posted 02 April 2016 - 09:47 AM

Knew I shouldn't have mentioned 3 spokes!!!!!
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Posted 02 April 2016 - 09:48 AM

I'm thinking heavily used/wobbed Escort cab. 

Edit: Just spotted your reply above. That'll be a Saab, then. Plus an Escrot wouldn't have limped its way to almost 200k. 


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Posted 02 April 2016 - 09:53 AM

Can't wait for pics of the SAAB.


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Posted 02 April 2016 - 10:02 AM

Trusty free Pissrat is today's steed!!! Thought about making a thread on the Passat as it was free which must qualify it for Autoshite although it is well speced but is a 2.0 20v petrol. Who overlooked a diesel and the 1.8 turbo to buy it new!!

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 10:03 AM

As you can see the weather is perfect convertible buying weather !!!
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Posted 02 April 2016 - 10:08 AM

Nowt wrong with 2.0 20v engines!

 

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I'm assuming it's VAG's strange five valves per cylinder set up?


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Posted 02 April 2016 - 10:09 AM

EPIC JOURNEY. Glad I had that extra coffee. Although battery is on 19% so there's a good chance on an iPhone there'll be no more updates ha!

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 10:10 AM

Nowt wrong with 2.0 20v engines!
 
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I'm assuming it's VAG's strange five valves per cylinder set up?


Absolutely nothing wrong with it but why would you choose one new when the other options were more economical/faster

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 10:14 AM

This will be quick and easy.


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Posted 02 April 2016 - 10:28 AM

Absolutely nothing wrong with it but why would you choose one new when the other options were more economical/faster

 

I get what you're saying. I think this delayed-realisation is how I managed to pick a V70 with a 140hp engine, which is slower and less economical than the 200hp 2.4T.


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Posted 02 April 2016 - 10:31 AM

I get what you're saying. I think this delayed-realisation is how I managed to pick a V70 with a 140hp engine, which is slower and less economical than the 200hp 2.4T.

You're not alone. I did this twice, once 2.0 10v phase 1 v70 then again with a phase2 2.4.

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 10:41 AM

There she is!!!

Hello you cheeky, topless beauty.

So a few issues,

Big booaarrr exhaust, stupid cone filter, wwwhhhhh tssshhhh dump vale, warpped discs and the most important part the roof doesn't work electrically.

Coming back to pay for it. It's offensively cheap so I can't fail to loose even if MrsRobson3022 hates it!!

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 11:51 AM

Well collected. Your not that far away from me.


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Posted 02 April 2016 - 12:13 PM

This will be quick and easy.

 

Yeah, WCPGW?


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Posted 02 April 2016 - 01:11 PM

Well it's home. Heaters not working and didn't get anywhere near temperature so think it's got a sticky thermostat. Could hear all sorts moving when I changed heaters from econ to auto and legs to face to windscreen but no air so need to look into that.

Roof has been disconnected so works manually. Wil look in to it but I know these are a PITA so will see if I can remedy this.

Gear change is quite sloppy and 2nd gear can be a little tricky at times but no clutch slipping.

Exhaust is ridiculous as is dump valve and cone filter will be sucking up loads of nice warm air so it's showing shocking MPG.

I paid £230 for it and it's tested till November so I really can't loose. (I don't think)

I can just about do a service but after that I've always gone to garages etc. I guess it's time to learn more.

Collection Fred Done!!!

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 01:43 PM

Well it's home. Heaters not working and didn't get anywhere near temperature so think it's got a sticky thermostat.


I wouldn't expect many cars would get up to full temp on a 2.6 mile collection.
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Posted 02 April 2016 - 01:45 PM

I did run around for a while did around 10 miles so should have been further up than it was.

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 02:19 PM

Swedish cars get up to temp freakishly quickly, in terms of blowing warm air.

 

My V70 was blowing warm air after just a minute - whether it had an alternative source or its own generator I'm not certain (although the latter would explain the lack of forward movement upon depression of the accelerator).


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Posted 02 April 2016 - 03:27 PM

is that an Aero? if so well bought BOOST!
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Posted 02 April 2016 - 03:36 PM

Not an aero but a 2.0T rather than a 2.0t about 175bhp I think and apparently it's been chipped but stupid air filter is killing it a bit I think. Still quite spritely though!

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 03:36 PM

That's drifted a fair way north - Portsmouth car new.


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Posted 02 April 2016 - 03:44 PM

How do you know that fella?

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 04:03 PM

Only judging by the registration - "OR" series were Southampton issue originally but transferred to Portsmouth in the 1970s.  Might not be in the city itself, could be Fareham or Chichester or another nearby town.  Saab dealerships probably had a wider area than most.  


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Posted 02 April 2016 - 04:10 PM

Is the roof electric or hydraulic? - The electric ones are notorious for shredding gears and being a sod to set up...microswitches everywhere. Also, have you tried lowering the hood or are you taking the sellers word for it?, as the electric ones don't operate manually.
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Posted 02 April 2016 - 04:32 PM

It be hydraulic. I've had it down but not tested it powered up. I'm going to check the hydraulic fluid and go from there





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