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#1 OFFLINE   barmatt

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 11:25 AM

With winter fast approaching our thoughts turn to putting away our most cherished* chod and smoking about in something we don't mind getting covered in icy, salty road smegma.

 

I have been doing quite a few more miles than usual lately so I've been thinking about selling my Ford Exploder and buying something more economical, (who needs a 4wd in the winter) Cue the chap I share workshop space with, he's got an old bmw 530d sans mot but apparently only needing a little fettling to get it back on the road.

 

With very little negotiation the deed has been done and I now own this...

 

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From a cursory inspection it will need a set of tyres, a low pressure fuel pump and the handbrake needs tampering with (I suspect new shoes as the po said he's adjusted them up for the last couple of mot's). In it's favour, it's got full leather, loads of toys that all seem to still work and it's a manuel for ease of driftage..

 

Wcpgw? a 180hp rwd wagon to smoke about this winter.

 

I think we could turn this into a bit of a competition for the most unsuitable wbod, the winner will be chosen by the numbers of likes and silly comments and the prize will be some bits of motor related tat I find in the workshop.

 

So, what you got for the upcoming silly season?


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Posted 01 October 2017 - 11:30 AM

A choice of two POS vans.
The Inca is going in for an MOT a week on Monday, if it doesn't need a lot I'll drive it for a bit while I get the Berlingo exhausted and welded.
There's a Caddy spares van nearby that I can take parts off for free with winter tyres but the 90s 4x100 Ronda wheels are almost welded on.eb523aa0be58115972c3af3e20ae1fdb.jpga5c013499d9b08cf3bbbb3efa6512b79.jpg
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Posted 01 October 2017 - 11:34 AM

Not had to really test the knobmobile in proper winter conditions yet. Being a moose-destroyer it will probably shrug it off. I'm dying to take it around the local empty carpark if we get proper snowkaos. My new cheapish front tyres should be just fine*.

 

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 11:39 AM

as its been the last 20 years

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 11:55 AM

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 11:59 AM

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 12:18 PM

Blingo.  Winter tyres.  Rinse/repeat.

 

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 12:29 PM

Picking up my winter drive today funnily enough. Unsurprisingly its French and XUD powered.
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Posted 01 October 2017 - 12:32 PM

My Disco is an all-year BOD.


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Posted 01 October 2017 - 12:36 PM

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 12:39 PM

Saab without proper heating, ideal...


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Posted 01 October 2017 - 12:42 PM

Saab without proper heating, ideal...


Iirc it works fine to start and then goes cold? If so, maybe set it to hot and then disconnect the flap control motor. Heat regulation then can be done by opening windows. ;)
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Posted 01 October 2017 - 12:49 PM

I have a choice, either this which has tyres made of slippy stuff in the wet:

 

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This without the hard top as it was only on to get it to the new owner.

 

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Or this which is the most likely:

 

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 12:50 PM

Iirc it works fine to start and then goes cold? If so, maybe set it to hot and then disconnect the flap control motor. Heat regulation then can be done by opening windows. ;)

 

You are correct, that is an option I've thought of myself too.

 

I keep meaning to go googling to work it out, but haven't got around to it yet. It's bound to be something daft like the motor turns a wheel that slips on a shaft when hot...



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Posted 01 October 2017 - 12:53 PM

Just planning to continue using my Micra, with regular powerwashes to clean the grit/shite off the sills/arches and underneath where I can reach.

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 12:56 PM

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 01:52 PM

Not really in a position to buy much at the moment unfortunately, so it's probably going to be the silver Rover - a pair of snow tyres on the front and the LSD should mean it can get through whatever the Norfolk weather throws at it (probably not much going on the last few years).



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Posted 01 October 2017 - 02:12 PM

 

 

 

Is that a FWD Cadulac?

 

 

Me?I shall be using my 318i estate, and walking. When it's snowy and icy, I don't drive, simple. Too many idiots with 4WD winter tyre invincibility issues.


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Posted 01 October 2017 - 02:17 PM

Is that a FWD Cadulac?

Absolutely not!  Huggy is a proper one!  Engine pointing the right way, driving the proper set of wheels through a proper gearbox.  Perfect for all conditions. ;)

Also, weighing two and a half tons or so means that should nature take over and throw me at something... I'm going to win.


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Posted 01 October 2017 - 02:18 PM

If it's above 2C and not raining:

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Else:

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In either case, great news for OPEC nations.

 

 


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Posted 01 October 2017 - 02:19 PM

Is that a FWD Cadulac?

 

Right-wheel-drive...  ;)

 

 

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 02:20 PM

Unfortunately I won't be using the Vivaro again this year due to engine issues
It did seem to shrug off last year's -18°c without too much trouble
Winter tyres were fitted and it only got stuck once.......
The boss had insisted on something more suited this year

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 02:37 PM

For the *thick snow and *harsh wintry conditions expected in Surrey this year, I have this. Clean bill of health and 12 months mot received a few weeks back (perished suspension airbags being replaced next week).

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 02:37 PM

Saab without proper heating, ideal...

 

That is ideal compared to a GSX1400 which is a little heavy for balancing on snow.

 

 

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 02:43 PM

Absolutely not!  Huggy is a proper one!  Engine pointing the right way, driving the proper set of wheels through a proper gearbox.  Perfect for all conditions. ;)

Also, weighing two and a half tons or so means that should nature take over and throw me at something... I'm going to win.

 

 

 

Eldorados were FWD iirc. Until 78? Based on the Olds Toronado.


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Posted 01 October 2017 - 02:44 PM

Eldorados were FWD iirc. Until 73/4? Based on the Olds Toronado.

 

That's one of the very few things yanks did better than us. They saw the stupidity of FWD & stopped doing it.


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Posted 01 October 2017 - 02:55 PM

They saw the stupidity of FWD with an emasculated 8.2-litre V8 strapped to a chain-driven automatic transmission & stopped doing it.

 

FTFY...  ;)


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Posted 01 October 2017 - 02:57 PM

That's one of the very few things yanks did better than us. They saw the stupidity of FWD & stopped doing it.

Sadly, they took it on again more recently.  Just shows that people don't learn. :(


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Posted 01 October 2017 - 03:10 PM

Picking up my winter drive today funnily enough. Unsurprisingly its French and XUD powered.

Almost unbeatable and a lot better in the snow than most 4x4s.
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Posted 01 October 2017 - 03:28 PM

That's one of the very few things yanks did better than us. They saw the stupidity of FWD & stopped doing it.

 

Yeah those all BMWs and Mercedes NEVER get stuck in snow do they? And they defiantly don't get stuck while every other FWD car ever trundles past without drama.


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