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#1 OFFLINE   fatharris

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 05:55 AM

Ugh, up at a most unpleasant hour.

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Yep.

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Bucking a trend here, I didn't buy this car. I didn't get it for free. MrsH bought this car, despite telling me I have too many cars. As such it's a non-AutoShite car in a shiters spec, and certainly not a car I'd consider owning/buying, there are much more interesting alternatives out there.

This isn't going to be very interesting or eventful, as I'm picking the car up en route to a dental appointment in Guildford before heading home back to Kernow.
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#2 OFFLINE   fatharris

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 06:44 AM

Bacon has been attained.

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Whilst browsing the Facebook I found pictures of my friends and I after a Zombie shopping mall experience.

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Blue check is my kinda colour.
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#3 OFFLINE   fatharris

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 09:57 AM

20 minutes till I reach my destination, car is already in the car park waiting for me. Reading this book on and off for nearly two years. I like it.

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#4 OFFLINE   spartacus

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 10:00 AM

That's a long way to go for a dental appointment moi aansum!
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#5 OFFLINE   fatharris

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 11:25 AM

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See? Not that exciting.
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Posted 16 February 2017 - 11:29 AM

*thud*

 

 

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What engine is that? The fire-breathing* 1.4? Nice low mileage though.


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#7 OFFLINE   John F

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 11:30 AM

I like the book.


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 11:36 AM

Fore!!!!!

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#9 OFFLINE   fatharris

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 12:18 PM

It is indeed a 1.4, it's actually not too bad once it's up to speed.

Needs some work here and there but then again, which of my cars do any that statement apply to?

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 12:40 PM

The 1.4 is surprisingly okay in the lard arse Mk4 Golf. My friend is breaking one if you need any parts.

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 05:00 PM

1.4? Best of luck with that one.


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 05:28 PM

We had that engine in a Seat Leon owned from new. Nippy enough but it had a fucking right old thirst for oil, and an unhealthy appetite for o2 sensors (probably because of the amount of oil it butned) and, more worryingly, waterpumps & cambelt tensioners / idlers. Piece of shite.

Best of luck with it.

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 05:35 PM

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 05:40 PM

Scottish reg, unfortunately the likelihood is it's been through the hands of Arnie Shark at some point in its life like most cars which begin life in Scotland, as such you will probably find broken trim and missing clips in places you would never expect trim to have been removed from, if you're lucky, if not their "repairs" will have fucked more on the car than they've fixed.

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 05:40 PM

It's nice to see someone else went for tesco's cheapest alarm clock!
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Posted 16 February 2017 - 05:40 PM

Ps is it the base model 'E' with keep fit windows and no central locking?

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 06:40 PM

Oh dear.


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 06:43 PM

1.4 omg - hope the gearbox wont do the normal



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Posted 16 February 2017 - 06:46 PM

Yaaas! My Fabia just became desirable:)

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:17 PM

Is the passenger about to get his arm shut in the door?


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:40 PM

Please tell me it didn't fail the MOT on emissions
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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:43 PM

Bloody hope not - it was the father in law waving out the window. I would have asked him to take a Woollarding shot but I lost my nerve!

Well, I'm back home, 39mpg wasn't too bad considering my pace - it takes a while to get up to speed, but it's happy sitting there all day.

It's a 1.4S with two previous owners. The first owned it for 10 years before MrsH's granddad bought it in 2012. He absolutely loved it and never put a foot wrong whilst he had it. Sadly, he passed away in January so we bought it to keep it in the family.

Faults include a non working stereo and a non opening OSR door, and a slightly stiff gear change.

Spec is all electric windows, electric sunroof, electric mirrors and a cassette player.

Needs a good clean, but that's not going to happen until the end of March at the earliest.

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:45 PM

Oh, as an added bonus, the plastic wrap was still intact on the engine cover VW badge, so that came off and it's much nicer :D

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:47 PM

Please tell me it didn't fail the MOT on emissions

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Actually better this year than last.
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#25 OFFLINE   Lacquer Peel

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 09:43 PM

My friend's old knackered 1.4 Golf is on 150k+, it's always burned a bit of oil on long trips, the gear linkages but not the gearbox are totally knackered and it's rusty but the mechanicals are okay.



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:40 AM

It is a good book: an amazing life made amazing long by amazing luck and amazing skills!

And good luck with the Golf - Hope it is much more reliable than the one I bought. New.

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 09:10 PM

A boring update.

This motor has racked up over 2000 miles in my ownership so far and has proved very reliable so far. It's used a bit of oil but given the usage, it's within acceptable limits.

The stereo had blown a fuse before i picked the car up so that was replaced and it's functional once more.

MrsH has the keys now whilst i take the Rover for a bit, she seems to like it.

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#28 OFFLINE   fatharris

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 06:13 AM

It must have heard me say that, MrsH has just called to say it's started juddering and the CEL is on.

Winner.

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 06:28 AM

Not so bland any more, is it?



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Posted 31 March 2017 - 06:34 AM

No, now it's bland and annoying!

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