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#15001 OFFLINE   Squirrel2

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 02:41 PM

Can anyone confirm if there is anything 'we' class as shite and also buttery biscuit base but also has air conditioning?

In other words - what's an low spec old car without all the options ticked that has air con?

I'm a bit new to this but what about Volvo S60 or V70 Phase1?
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#15002 OFFLINE   Bfg

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 03:40 PM

1) Is it true that there are hardly any shared body parts between the Princess and the Ambassador?'

 

.. a spokesman from the Royal household declined to make comment on such allegations.


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Posted 14 July 2017 - 04:37 PM

Odd one, Aviva day insure is usually by far the best short term insurance provider. However they just won't insure my little AX. At first I thought potentially due to the salvage marker, but no, other cars with the same are fine.
Could it be because it was on someone's trade policy (and probably still is)? I've had all sorts of crud on their day insure yet this is the only one to cause problems.

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#15004 OFFLINE   HH-R

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 04:39 PM

I'm keeping an eye on a cheap local eBay listing, a Corsa C 1.4 in a fairly vile shade of metallic pink.  1.4 on a 2000 X plate, fairly good MOT history and current ticket til next year, 100k on the clock, thinking of it as a cheap doer-upper if the price stays low.  Not my cup of tea at all but viewing it as a quick turnaround and sell on if it can be fixed easily enough, a good wash and polish would help it straight away.

 

Only listed fault is an intermittent problem with it going into limp mode, only does it every few days apparently.  EML comes on as well, fault goes away again by itself.  Allegedly no codes produced.

 

Any thoughts on what it might be?  

Vauxhalls of this era can put the EML on if the oil level is low (knock sensor triggered IIRC) but I'm not sure if it causes limp.


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 05:03 PM

MOT fail on the Signum recorded as 2.2.B.1h Steering arm has relative movement at its fixings. I can't find much wrong other than a small amount of movement in what I would call the lower suspension arm. Is this what the tester is getting at? Also, he will have tested it under load, I checked it with the wheel off the ground.


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#15006 OFFLINE   mph1977

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 05:48 PM

This may be one for the truckshite thread but here goes...

 

Recently I have noticed a fair few MoD T45-cabbed Leylands being shunted about.   Never driven, only on flatbeds.  

 

Do the Army still use these or am I just watching stuff being carted off from auctions?  

8 wheel  hook loader  ?  MMLCs /DROPS  ... iirc they are on the way out  being replaced by  the larger MANs



#15007 ONLINE   somewhatfoolish

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 06:29 PM

I'd imagine the Leylands will hang about in TA units for a while longer, the government are still squeezing the pips and they're still squeaking.

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 07:16 PM

Which thread is it with the epic welding round the roof of a camper with the high top lifted up? Have tried various google searches of the forum and drawn a blankety blank.

#15009 OFFLINE   Ghosty

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 05:01 PM

How does type approval work? Thinking long term but there's something I wouldn't mind at some point that you can only get in (IIRC) Japan, Aus, US/Canada.

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#15010 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 07:15 PM

If you're only importing one then I think it's SVA instead.


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#15011 OFFLINE   DSdriver

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:03 PM

If someone advertises a car for 30K or best offer on ebay and I bung a bid of a tenner in, are they legally bound to let me have it for that if no-one tops my offer?


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:36 PM

If someone advertises a car for 30K or best offer on ebay and I bung a bid of a tenner in, are they legally bound to let me have it for that if no-one tops my offer?


No. Even if you offer 29,999 they can reject it.
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#15013 OFFLINE   Ghosty

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:28 PM

If someone advertises a car for 30K or best offer on ebay and I bung a bid of a tenner in, are they legally bound to let me have it for that if no-one tops my offer?


Are you referring to the make offer button? Best Offer has a lower limit of 40% of the advertised price.
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Posted 18 July 2017 - 10:37 AM

Dextron III ATF is perfectly fine to use in place of Dextron II right as it is backwards compatiable?
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Posted 18 July 2017 - 11:33 AM

Which thread is it with the epic welding round the roof of a camper with the high top lifted up? Have tried various google searches of the forum and drawn a blankety blank.

I think I am the guilty one here, half way down page five and the lesson is don't investigate things.

 

http://autoshite.com...rs-again/page-5


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#15016 OFFLINE   mph1977

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 12:34 PM

I'd imagine the Leylands will hang about in TA units for a while longer, the government are still squeezing the pips and they're still squeaking.

even though they have been fleet  wide VOR'd a number of times  due to braking issues ...  also  the artillery  resupply  fodens are newer than the leylands  so they might get cascaded 



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Posted 18 July 2017 - 11:18 PM

Do the Corsa C and Corsa D models (eg 1.4 petrol)  have the same gearboxes?


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 09:16 PM

I'm keeping an eye on a cheap local eBay listing, a Corsa C 1.4 in a fairly vile shade of metallic pink.  1.4 on a 2000 X plate, fairly good MOT history and current ticket til next year, 100k on the clock, thinking of it as a cheap doer-upper if the price stays low.  Not my cup of tea at all but viewing it as a quick turnaround and sell on if it can be fixed easily enough, a good wash and polish would help it straight away.
 
Only listed fault is an intermittent problem with it going into limp mode, only does it every few days apparently.  EML comes on as well, fault goes away again by itself.  Allegedly no codes produced.
 
Any thoughts on what it might be?


Internal ECU faults can do this too - especially on this sort of age Vauxhall. Usually get a whole random set of codes popup. Codes will be produced, but are being checked with a cheap, generic code scanner. ScanMyOpel app on android, ds150e, opcom, etc should read it.
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Posted 19 July 2017 - 09:18 PM

Contemplating changing this fuel pressure valve on the Aldi. There are two hex sections, which one should be used to undo & do up the valve? The inner one looks too narrow to get any normal spanner in. Or do you undo the big one, then the sensor moves out a bit, so you can undo the inner?
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Posted 19 July 2017 - 10:10 PM

Contemplating changing this fuel pressure valve on the Aldi. There are two hex sections, which one should be used to undo & do up the valve? The inner one looks too narrow to get any normal spanner in. Or do you undo the big one, then the sensor moves out a bit, so you can undo the inner?
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Not got the replacement part to hand yet. Hopefully will arrive by Friday!

 

Can't answer your specific query, but I ought to remind you that the fuel system needs to be de-pressurised before you attempt to do any work on it !

 

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 09:23 AM

I believe when you turn the ignition off, the system depressurised through the leak off point on the injectors.
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Posted 20 July 2017 - 09:29 AM

Or the leaky injectors depending on age
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Posted 20 July 2017 - 12:00 PM

Changing the timing belt on 1994 205 1.7 non-turbo XUD.

 

The water pump supplied with the kit incorporates the side of the timing belt cover, which is the design I'm familiar with. The old pump has no side on it. Does it matter? The timing belt covers do have the space to accommodate the new pump.



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Posted 20 July 2017 - 02:54 PM

MOT fail on the Signum recorded as 2.2.B.1h Steering arm has relative movement at its fixings. I can't find much wrong other than a small amount of movement in what I would call the lower suspension arm. Is this what the tester is getting at? Also, he will have tested it under load, I checked it with the wheel off the ground.

 

Bumping this because a search says the reason for 2.2.B.1h is track rod ends, but a quick check on mine and I can't find any movement. Any suggestions please? I want to fix this but obviously don't want to be ordering parts I don't need.


What's the retail on one of those plumbed in fire extinguisher systems?


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Posted 20 July 2017 - 03:10 PM

Bumping this because a search says the reason for 2.2.B.1h is track rod ends, but a quick check on mine and I can't find any movement. Any suggestions please? I want to fix this but obviously don't want to be ordering parts I don't need.

I would ask the tester as I had one very similar yesterday. My customer had the car tested and the descriptions of what was actually wrong were way out (excessive free play on steering) All I could find was a worn inner track rod joint. They also failed it of a worn sliding bush on the front macperson strut. No idea what that was supposed to be though.


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Posted 21 July 2017 - 01:29 PM

Old gas strut disposal? has "observe disposal instructions" printed on it.

 

Does that mean I just watch the guy at the tip lob it into the general waste or are they going to try and rob me of £5.00 each strut for hazardous waste disposal like they do with tyres?


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Posted 21 July 2017 - 05:18 PM

I think it means don't throw it on a fire as it might exploderate.



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Posted 22 July 2017 - 08:04 AM

Changing the timing belt on 1994 205 1.7 non-turbo XUD.

The water pump supplied with the kit incorporates the side of the timing belt cover, which is the design I'm familiar with. The old pump has no side on it. Does it matter? The timing belt covers do have the space to accommodate the new pump.

I wouldn't have thought so. My 205 (XUD7T) had the pump with the cover incorporated. So long as it all fits nicely and pumps water I don't think it would matter.
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Posted 22 July 2017 - 09:29 AM

It turns out that the old pump was the wrong one, and left a big gap in the timing covers. It was also sealed with what appeared to be bathroom sealant. I'm glad we changed the belt when we did.

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 09:29 AM

It turns out that the old pump was the wrong one, and left a big gap in the timing covers. It was also sealed with what appeared to be bathroom sealant. I'm glad we changed the belt when we did.




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