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#91 ONLINE   dome

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 04:21 PM

Has it had the prop removed,for fuel economy m8?

 

I didn't say it was removed for economy, I did mention that it will help economy though...


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Posted 11 August 2016 - 04:46 PM

"May swap for other 4x4, 1980s/90s Merc or something interesting?"

 

...

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A Citroen Picasso

 

 

Fucking LOL!


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Posted 13 August 2016 - 12:41 PM

Ah what the hell, anyone got anything they want to swap for this? Barge, 4wd, old tat? Talk to me. Gumtree is proving to be as good as usual...

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 02:17 PM

1.6CL Golf that no longer smells of canine? :)



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Posted 13 August 2016 - 02:53 PM

1.6CL Golf that no longer smells of canine? :)


My thoughts were something more barge like/ruinous. I have no need for a third car so it may as well be something faintly ridiculous. Good logic eh?

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 03:00 PM

Perfect logic lol.


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Posted 14 August 2016 - 10:49 AM

My thoughts were something more barge like/ruinous. I have no need for a third car so it may as well be something faintly ridiculous. Good logic eh?

 

Achievement unlocked.

 

After a brief text conversation a meeting was arranged for this morning with a view to a swappage.

 

This was a rarity-a seemingly normal human being on Gumtree.

 

We exchanged keys and drove each others vehicles. Upon return we kept the keys we had been handed and completed the paperwork. I then proceeded home in somewhat more comfort than I had arrived in.

 

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Rule 1 of Autoshite collection acheived.

 

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It is a 3.0l manual with NO LEATHER! And slightly disappointingly, no cruise control. Initial impressions from the drive home-very quiet, engine pulls well but needs some revs on it before it really moves. Feels more like an American Ford (I imagine) than a Jag but I've only had XJ6s so the bar was set high.

 

Apparently genuine 64k and giffer owned. No obvious rattles.

 

Isuues I was told of

 

Heater controls don't blow hot-apparently a valve somewhere "easy to get at". Hmm

 

Other issues:

 

Drivers check strap broken

Both fobs dead-will try new batteries obv.

Scratch on front bumper

There appears to be giffer leds fitted.

Bit wiffy inside

 

And no doubt more to follow...


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Posted 14 August 2016 - 10:57 AM

It is a 3.0l manual with NO LEATHER!

Watches with interest

And slightly disappointingly, no cruise control.

I'm oot.




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Posted 14 August 2016 - 11:36 AM

You did check the sills,didn't you.......
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Posted 14 August 2016 - 11:38 AM

You did check the sills,didn't you.......


baws tae that- he wanted shot of the freelander- never look a giffer horse in the mouth
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Posted 14 August 2016 - 12:07 PM

You did check the sills,didn't you.......

 

I checked the MOT history... 

 

Gave it a quick prod. Some surface rust but no signs of horrors as far as I can see.


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Posted 14 August 2016 - 12:07 PM

baws tae that- he wanted shot of the freelander- never look a giffer horse in the mouth

 

This man speaks the truth...


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Posted 14 August 2016 - 01:38 PM

Nice one!


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Posted 14 August 2016 - 03:35 PM

Bye, Bye, Freelander ! A result whatever you got in the swap meet. ( I would have gone for the speedboat )


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Posted 14 August 2016 - 03:46 PM

They're really nice to drive those Jags, and being a manual you've avoided what seems to be their biggest problem , exploding auto boxes.


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Posted 14 August 2016 - 10:52 PM

Get that badge off the (also wrong) grille.


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Posted 15 August 2016 - 08:55 AM

I'm tempted to go full giffer and add an AA badge and a tartan blanket on the parcel shelf. What grill should it have?

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Posted 15 August 2016 - 09:07 AM

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This grill is suitable.


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Posted 15 August 2016 - 09:29 AM

Plus that plate is worth DOLLAR to someone called Bobby Yarves or something. Get hitting the phone book and sending letters. Or just keep it on there, change your name and then people will know you call the shots.


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Posted 15 August 2016 - 11:43 AM

https://img0.etsystatic.com/069/0/108085...

 

This grill is suitable.

 

They are big sauages.



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Posted 15 August 2016 - 11:51 AM

DRIFT IT DRIFT IT DRIFT IT!
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Posted 15 August 2016 - 12:15 PM

A giffer-barried 3.0 manual!

 

NOICE!

 

You'd better take to Crail... they also have a drift track as well as the drag strip...


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Posted 16 August 2016 - 09:48 AM

Dccv valve is the culprit.

It's located down below the o/s headlight.

Costs around £100 and isn't hard to change, just fiddly.

Grille looks ok.
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Posted 16 August 2016 - 10:05 AM

Dccv valve is the culprit.

It's located down below the o/s headlight.

Costs around £100 and isn't hard to change, just fiddly.

Grille looks ok.

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Posted 16 August 2016 - 10:29 AM

Dccv valve is the culprit.

It's located down below the o/s headlight.

Costs around £100 and isn't hard to change, just fiddly.

Grille looks ok.

 

Cheers for that. Mine should be the old 5 way valve. Was thinking about trying to ressurect mine to save forking out for a new one, not sure if that's possible or not. I shall consult google...
 
In other news, wafting has continued.
 
The CD changer seemed not to work, however functionality was restored by putting the CDs in the right way up...
 
Coolant was a bit low but not enough to set off the warning, have topped it up and will monitor things-expansion caps go on these apparently. Will also try giving it a bleed in case that is the cause of non functioning heater. 
 
I've ordered a drivers door check strap and a set of wiper blades.
 
The enzyme cleaner I bought for the Freelande has made the interior a bit more pelasant, I'll shampoo the seats at some point too.
 
I'm also getting the aircon regassed for cheaps at my tame garage-watch as winter sets in early... 

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Posted 16 August 2016 - 10:32 AM

Well, air con is also good in winter too.

It dries out the air, so you use the air con but with the heat up to demist the windows quicker.
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Posted 16 August 2016 - 01:33 PM

You should be able to pick up the heater valve for that for around 125, they really are a consumable part on them.  I'd forget about everything else though until you've fixed the leak.  Probably is the expansion tank, which instead of improving the quality, they changed its position to the front of the car in the model run to make it easier to change, same shit quality though.

I'm astonished that a manual, cloth, 3.0 ever existed though.  At least the company car guy who stretched his band could have ordered in death blue, not an impressive metallic.

I seriously wonder that with its upgraded grill, leaper and decent wheels it isn't currently (and ever more) at its peak value as a breaker?


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Posted 16 August 2016 - 09:18 PM

You should be able to pick up the heater valve for that for around 125, they really are a consumable part on them. I'd forget about everything else though until you've fixed the leak. Probably is the expansion tank, which instead of improving the quality, they changed its position to the front of the car in the model run to make it easier to change, same shit quality though.
I'm astonished that a manual, cloth, 3.0 ever existed though. At least the company car guy who stretched his band could have ordered in death blue, not an impressive metallic.
I seriously wonder that with its upgraded grill, leaper and decent wheels it isn't currently (and ever more) at its peak value as a breaker?


I hear what you're saying about a breaker but this you are talking to the man who rescued a 2wd k series Freelander from the scrap yard.

The thought of breaking a 64k mile car in this condition with what seems to be no major rust underneath( I will check though) is heresy.
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Posted 16 August 2016 - 09:22 PM

Took this thing mountain biking tonight. It felt wrong doing this.

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Drove some back roads on the way home. Damn I actually like this car. More power and less grip than my BMW makes for fun on the twisty stuff and the softish suspension hangs on really well when pushed. Must. Not. Get. Attached




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Posted 16 August 2016 - 09:23 PM

drift it. wall rash is Old Money..
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