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#541 OFFLINE   Lord Sterling

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 11:14 PM

One of the best* Astras to come out of Vauxhall since, er well, the last one, and the one before that, and before that etc... you get the idea...
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Posted 13 August 2017 - 07:45 AM

A colleague has a 1.6 one that has an undiagnosable cutting out issue, he's spent about £600 trying to fix it , I've told him to bin it but he's now calling out a mobile ecu guy , I bet I end up with it for £50 when he comes to his senses



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:34 AM

This morning I remembered about a car I'd seen for sale a few months ago, so just whanged up to view it. It's one of those 'rubber band' Volvo 340 things, with a gen 26,000 miles. I'm umming and arring at the minute because it's got its problems (no MOT, needs front valance replacing or welding, brake pipes need doing) and not tested for a while having failed on those things. On top of that, rusty rear arch, one door strip hanging off, on three original tyres I think and probably other minor things. Low ownership, low mileage and the vendor lives in one of the nicest rural areas of Cheshire I've ever seen.

 

*Edit: he put a charged battery on it, it started straight up and sounded fab, with no noticeable smoke or knocking noises from the engine.


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 10:12 AM

Did you buy?? Looks awesome

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 10:41 AM

Somewhere between undecided/too tight to pay the asking price.


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 11:02 AM

My old man had one of these rubber-band 340's when I was youth, '89 on an F I think. He bought it to replace his C-plate 1600 Maestro which had the usual oil/ground interface issues. 

 

He ended up selling the Volvo and keeping the Maestro for about four more years. Take what you will from that, he currently "enjoys" a 110 Defender which he uses for trans-European motorway jaunts ergo he's probably not quite right. That said, prior to that he had an early 360 2.0 manual which he loved.


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 11:08 AM

I wouldn't, I hate those cars.


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 11:23 AM

April 2015:

 

 

Headlamp not working on dipped beam (1.7.5a)

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They've chalked off the o/s/f valance, are they structural on these?


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 11:27 AM

A rev counter in a 340? Decadent!
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Posted 13 August 2017 - 12:52 PM

A rev counter in a 340? Decadent!

 

And utterly pointless in a CVT! You might as well paint the needle on the dial.


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 02:28 PM

I love these. Make it so and get the roffle underway..


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 02:32 PM

Unless the Volvo is a very early one (H reg, so it's not) or ridiculously cheap (if it was you'd have already bought it) then I'd say it's not worth your time mate.

 

I don't think any of the 340 varios did real mileage, the last 4-5 I've seen have under 40k miles. 

It'd probably be worth a punt for a Volvo/Daf botherer, but there's not a huge following.


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 04:45 PM

I thank you. Pondering whether the valance would fibreglass and fill up in one corner, brake p[ipes possibly not going to respond to a wire wool and grease job. He wants £350 for it, to me it ain't worth that, to be frank. It's not going to go dirt cheap (can't blame him for that, either) but it's need to be attractive enough to be worthwhile. So not £350.


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 05:05 PM

No, not at £350.

 

£200 at a push  would be about right given the non-mot and bits that need doing.

 

Errrm, how many doors? Front wings ok?



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 05:06 PM

Yeah, why the hell has it got a tacho???



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 05:13 PM

No, not at £350.

 

£200 at a push  would be about right given the non-mot and bits that need doing.

 

Errrm, how many doors? Front wings ok?

 

Five doors, wings seem ok. Thanks for the price suggestion, reckon you're right with that.

 

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 05:20 PM

Bugger. Too many doors. Ah, the GL........ that would explain the tacho and extra buttony things. Yeah, worth a punt at £200 to £250 at a push.



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 05:29 PM

With a bit of minor fettling and a good clean you would see a few quid in it tbh.



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 05:40 PM

So you bought it yet?



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 05:40 PM

Yeah, why the hell has it got a tacho???

Because hypermiling, or similar.



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 06:09 PM

Five doors, wings seem ok. Thanks for the price suggestion, reckon you're right with that.

 

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I dunno, you might make a bit more? Are these not popular with the drift slag Tokyo hashtag haters wankhandle brigade?


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 06:26 PM

I dunno, you might make a bit more? Are these not popular with the drift slag Tokyo hashtag haters wankhandle brigade?

Not the autos.


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 07:09 PM

Don't the street drifters have wet dreams about these? RWD and cheep insurance 4 dem manz

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 07:44 PM

Valance is structural on 300s man.

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 07:47 PM

And verrily doth Wilsonx2 win knowledge wars on Facebook with a good old e-right hook to someone else's virtual solar plexus.


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 08:06 PM

I'd be filling the bloody front valance tbh.

 

Yo drift boyz will have it to convert at a push. 



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Posted 14 August 2017 - 11:30 AM

Right, game over on the Volvo, it's not happening. So I broke out the polish instead...


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Posted 14 August 2017 - 12:59 PM

That's come up nice


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Posted 14 August 2017 - 01:11 PM

A rubberband-o-matic is on my list of cars I need to drive at some point.

In the meantime Im looking out for a cheap as chips small CVT such as a K11 or AX/Saxophon


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Posted 14 August 2017 - 01:50 PM

I read that as you're on the lookout for a Suzuki Ignis with a slipping clutch. Do you want the good news?
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