Jump to content


Welcome to Autoshite

Welcome to Autoshite, like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community, but don't worry this is a simple free process that requires minimal information for you to signup. Be apart of Autoshite by signing in or creating an account.
  • Start new topics and reply to others
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Customize your experience here
Guest Message by DevFuse
 

Photo

Dollywobbler Does Danger - new car!


  • Please log in to reply
142 replies to this topic

#121 ONLINE   SiC

SiC

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 4,774 posts
  • 23 thanks
  • LocationBristol
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 15 October 2017 - 07:38 PM

I wonder if a torque stalling start will get a better 0-60. Or just more smoke from the back wheels...
Current Fleet:
1974 MGB GT - A stereotypical classic car.
2007 Honda Civic EX CTDi - The reliable runner that is like the family pet.
2010 Aldi A4 - Owned to placate the wife on my crap buying


My history: 2003 Clio II 1.2 16v (First car), 2003 Honda Civic 3dr 1.7 CTDi (Isuzu lump), 1992 Mazda MX5 1.6, 2005 Mazda RX8 192bhp, 2005 Saab 9-3 1.9TiD 150bhp, 2007 Honda Civic 2.2 CTDi, 2004 Renault Scenic 1.6 Auto (Now Kiltox FiL), 2004 Saab 9-5 2.3t (Now Hooli), 2004 Smart Roadster 80bhp
Wife history (that she used/owned but I had frequent use of): 2002 Renault Clio II 1.2 16v (Billabong!), 2006 Mazda MX5 1.8, 2004 VW Golf 1.6 FSI, 2005 Renault Scenic II 2.0 (went bad from the drive back when buying it!), 2002 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 16v (now phil_lihp ex-colleague), 2005 Renault Laguna II v6 (Now angle)

#122 OFFLINE   Felly Magic

Felly Magic

    Rank: Uptown Top :)

  • Full Members
  • 5,684 posts
  • 11 thanks
  • LocationGippeswick, which is near the fine place called Bungay!

Posted 15 October 2017 - 08:11 PM

Hubnut, sponsored by Haribo


  • AndySnapper likes this
Yer can't beat a bit o' Autoshite

Felly :P

#123 OFFLINE   dollywobbler

dollywobbler

    Mr HubNut

  • Full Members
  • 23,700 posts
  • 24 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 15 October 2017 - 08:56 PM

I wonder if a torque stalling start will get a better 0-60. Or just more smoke from the back wheels...

 

I think the last thing it needs is greater power at point of launch. A more measured throttle input might help. No traction control here other than the right foot!


1986 Citroen 2CV6, 1995 Lexus LS400
1997 Honda S-MX, 2001 Perodua Nippa
HubNut Blog      HubNut Vids    Twatter


#124 OFFLINE   hairnet

hairnet

    Rank: Organisation

  • Full Members
  • 7,242 posts
  • 4 thanks

Posted 15 October 2017 - 10:07 PM

In heavy rain there'll be a constant if relatively light stream of water from the sun-roof to the boot well but it should mostly drain...however, I know it just takes a little bit of water left to get mist action going.

 

I briefly entertained the idea of blowing air very abruptly up/down the pipe to see if this cleared a blockage causing a leak but it seemed quite fiddly to do and ensuring it drained seemed like an easier solution. I feel like I should apologise for this!

 

I'll make up for it by posting several photos I took of it during my brief period of infatuation...

 

attachicon.gif4a Rear Arty Shot.jpg

attachicon.gifMason-Shiney-Arty-Shot.jpg

attachicon.gifMason-Shiney-Front.jpg

 

Also the front wheel was clearly better when I had it!

attachicon.gif9 Alloy - Front Driver Side.JPG

i click on this thread and scroll down and keep thinking that 2nd pic is a arse out powaaah shot

 

but its not


  • rantingYoof likes this

#125 OFFLINE   hairnet

hairnet

    Rank: Organisation

  • Full Members
  • 7,242 posts
  • 4 thanks

Posted 15 October 2017 - 10:09 PM

 

dont lick it ffs

Dolly does detailing. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO....

*rings mrs dw and grasses



#126 OFFLINE   Felly Magic

Felly Magic

    Rank: Uptown Top :)

  • Full Members
  • 5,684 posts
  • 11 thanks
  • LocationGippeswick, which is near the fine place called Bungay!

Posted 15 October 2017 - 10:24 PM

Mrs DW immediately tells him her Peroduahaha needs a good polish & valet :P


  • hairnet likes this
Yer can't beat a bit o' Autoshite

Felly :P

#127 OFFLINE   dollywobbler

dollywobbler

    Mr HubNut

  • Full Members
  • 23,700 posts
  • 24 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 16 October 2017 - 02:52 PM

More danger today! Had to head up to Wrexham for a photoshoot, then drove back into Storm Ophelia's arse. Quite exciting with bits of tree bouncing off the car, while Saharan dust has made an utter mockery of my washing and waxing. Oh well.

22489822_10155801073363200_1793251580251

 

Wind was even blowing Mason around (co-incidentally, the surname of the previous owner of our house).

 

Had to fill up again. I still can't quite bring myself to brim the tank, so chucked another 50 litres in, which took it back to halfway. Between the two fills, it had covered around 310 miles, which is roughly 28mpg. I'll take that! I'll also take the overtaking punch. If you really plant it, it'll drop to second and make the scenery very blurry indeed. Then you lift, and it's back to maximum waft. Yes, I think I could get used to this. Especially with Shine 9 blasting out of the speakers via the tape deck. Sound is awesome (Shine 9 is an indie compilation from around 2000, and it's truly excellent). Maybe that sub is working after all.

 

I'm on the road again on Wednesday, and while I was intending to take the Honda, it's going to be hard to say no to the Lexus...


  • Heidel_Kakao, The Moog, mat_the_cat and 5 others like this

1986 Citroen 2CV6, 1995 Lexus LS400
1997 Honda S-MX, 2001 Perodua Nippa
HubNut Blog      HubNut Vids    Twatter


#128 ONLINE   egg

egg

    Just another content provider

  • Full Members
  • 2,919 posts
  • 7 thanks
  • LocationDown the Bay, Kent
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 16 October 2017 - 04:00 PM

Shine: best of 97 is a good driving album too.
  • dollywobbler likes this
1993 Ford Mondeo 1.6 base, 1993 Ford Mondeo 1.6 GLX , 2002 Ford Fusion 3 1.6 pez

#129 OFFLINE   rantingYoof

rantingYoof

    Knobhead S60 wanker

  • Full Members
  • 1,511 posts
  • 6 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 16 October 2017 - 04:07 PM

Had to fill up again. I still can't quite bring myself to brim the tank, so chucked another 50 litres in, which took it back to halfway...

 

I never brimmed it, putting in whatever £60 got me at the time. I was genuinely frightened to test the car's capacity to take fuel aboard.

 

I'm quite sure a three figure fuel bill was entirely plausible.


Cure for insomnia #57812: rantingYoof's Historic Car Fleet Information History...Thing

 

Proud to be the 'first' owner of Mason, the 1995 LS400 Mk4.

 

An established Autoshite bike residing cosily in the west Welsh countryside.


#130 OFFLINE   Supernaut

Supernaut

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 3,713 posts
  • 3 thanks
  • LocationLurking.
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 16 October 2017 - 04:38 PM

I'm quite sure a three figure fuel bill was entirely plausible.


Yup. I was a passenger once when 17-Coffees brimmed his LS400 from the warning light with premium. Nutter.
  • Rusty Sills likes this

#131 OFFLINE   dollywobbler

dollywobbler

    Mr HubNut

  • Full Members
  • 23,700 posts
  • 24 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 16 October 2017 - 04:56 PM

I'm only running 95RON. With that, and current prices, there's no way I could go triple figure. 85 litre tank would be £96, and that's if I could get the tank empty in the first place - I doubt I could have got more than 70 litres in today, even though the needle was just above empty.  (fuel light not yet on)


1986 Citroen 2CV6, 1995 Lexus LS400
1997 Honda S-MX, 2001 Perodua Nippa
HubNut Blog      HubNut Vids    Twatter


#132 OFFLINE   mat_the_cat

mat_the_cat

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 3,286 posts
  • 6 thanks
  • LocationRiding the trough of the fashion wave

Posted 16 October 2017 - 05:27 PM

Shine 9 is an indie compilation from around 2000, and it's truly excellent.

 

I have this, and remember it well as one of the first albums I bought following a break-in on the Stellar, in which all bar one of my CDs were stolen. Almost completely wiping out my entire music collection :-( That would date it to late summer 1997 I reckon?



#133 OFFLINE   beko1987

beko1987

    Shonky old Citroen

  • Full Members
  • 11,276 posts
  • 22 thanks
  • LocationThame, Oxon

Posted 16 October 2017 - 05:46 PM

My dad once filled my xm's petrol tank at a service station on the m6, that was north of £100!

Only got me just over 400 miles too...

2005 Gooner2 2.2dci Auto ex taxi (apparently) (Ex Kiltox)

2008 orl Vauxhalls r Shit Zafira 1.8 SRI 140 (Hers)
 


#134 OFFLINE   Slartibartfast

Slartibartfast

    Rank: Gen 1 Megane(rd)

  • Administrators
  • 777 posts
  • 142 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 16 October 2017 - 06:34 PM

A friend/colleague of mine had (possibly still has, I'm unsure) one of these, and five years ago he was wondering when the first fill up would take him over the ton. It was not long thereafter that it happened.

#135 OFFLINE   dollywobbler

dollywobbler

    Mr HubNut

  • Full Members
  • 23,700 posts
  • 24 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 16 October 2017 - 06:37 PM

I have this, and remember it well as one of the first albums I bought following a break-in on the Stellar, in which all bar one of my CDs were stolen. Almost completely wiping out my entire music collection :-( That would date it to late summer 1997 I reckon?

 

Yes, the compilation was 1997, but I seem to recall I bought it in a bargain bucket somewhere a couple of years later. 


  • Six-cylinder likes this

1986 Citroen 2CV6, 1995 Lexus LS400
1997 Honda S-MX, 2001 Perodua Nippa
HubNut Blog      HubNut Vids    Twatter


#136 OFFLINE   Six-cylinder

Six-cylinder

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 4,324 posts
  • 8 thanks
  • LocationBuckingham

Posted 16 October 2017 - 06:46 PM

Yes, the compilation was 1997, but I seem to recall I bought it in a bargain bucket somewhere a couple of years later. 

 

I have a friend who says I can't buy my music on price, but to my ears the best music is always out of the nobody else would buy it bucket!


At home and running:
2001 Alfa 156 V6 Sportswagon, 2000 Citroen C15, 1996 Citroen ZX TD Estate, 2002 Rover 75 V6 Auto Touring, 1970 Triumph Vitesse Mk2 Convertible, 1991 BMW 325i SE, 1990 Mercedes 200TE.


#137 OFFLINE   dollywobbler

dollywobbler

    Mr HubNut

  • Full Members
  • 23,700 posts
  • 24 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 16 October 2017 - 06:48 PM

I have a friend who says I can't buy my music on price, but to my ears the best music is always out of the nobody else would buy it bucket!

 

Well, it's like cars. Often it's only in the bargain bucket because it's unfashionable. Doesn't stop it being good...


  • Six-cylinder, mat_the_cat and egg like this

1986 Citroen 2CV6, 1995 Lexus LS400
1997 Honda S-MX, 2001 Perodua Nippa
HubNut Blog      HubNut Vids    Twatter


#138 OFFLINE   brandersnatch

brandersnatch

    Rank Morris Ital

  • Full Members
  • 86 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • LocationIpswich
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 16 October 2017 - 06:49 PM

My dad once filled my xm's petrol tank at a service station on the m6, that was north of £100!

Only got me just over 400 miles too...


When I bought my XM (much missed) in about 1997/8 I went to fill up. £75! I thought there was a hole in the bottom. 17 gallon tank as I remember. Huge range on a run, not so good round town.


One's too many, ten's not enough!
One's too many, ten's not enough!

#139 ONLINE   Hooli

Hooli

    Rank: Lancia Gamma

  • Full Members
  • 5,793 posts
  • 44 thanks
  • LocationNr Doncaster
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 16 October 2017 - 07:18 PM

When I got my old XJ40 I went & brimmed it, £110 in a £500 car. I did wonder if it'd run long enough to use it all...


  • beko1987 likes this

#140 ONLINE   SiC

SiC

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 4,774 posts
  • 23 thanks
  • LocationBristol
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:01 PM

When I got my old XJ40 I went & brimmed it, £110 in a £500 car. I did wonder if it'd run long enough to use it all...


Could be worse, you could put £80 in a £180 car...
  • Hooli likes this
Current Fleet:
1974 MGB GT - A stereotypical classic car.
2007 Honda Civic EX CTDi - The reliable runner that is like the family pet.
2010 Aldi A4 - Owned to placate the wife on my crap buying


My history: 2003 Clio II 1.2 16v (First car), 2003 Honda Civic 3dr 1.7 CTDi (Isuzu lump), 1992 Mazda MX5 1.6, 2005 Mazda RX8 192bhp, 2005 Saab 9-3 1.9TiD 150bhp, 2007 Honda Civic 2.2 CTDi, 2004 Renault Scenic 1.6 Auto (Now Kiltox FiL), 2004 Saab 9-5 2.3t (Now Hooli), 2004 Smart Roadster 80bhp
Wife history (that she used/owned but I had frequent use of): 2002 Renault Clio II 1.2 16v (Billabong!), 2006 Mazda MX5 1.8, 2004 VW Golf 1.6 FSI, 2005 Renault Scenic II 2.0 (went bad from the drive back when buying it!), 2002 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 16v (now phil_lihp ex-colleague), 2005 Renault Laguna II v6 (Now angle)

#141 OFFLINE   dollywobbler

dollywobbler

    Mr HubNut

  • Full Members
  • 23,700 posts
  • 24 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:10 PM

I put an £80 alternator on a free Volvo, and THEN filled it with fuel. More fool me...


  • Shep Shepherd and Hooli like this

1986 Citroen 2CV6, 1995 Lexus LS400
1997 Honda S-MX, 2001 Perodua Nippa
HubNut Blog      HubNut Vids    Twatter


#142 ONLINE   Hooli

Hooli

    Rank: Lancia Gamma

  • Full Members
  • 5,793 posts
  • 44 thanks
  • LocationNr Doncaster
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:26 PM

Could be worse, you could put £80 in a £180 car...

 

Who'd be that stupid?



#143 OFFLINE   beko1987

beko1987

    Shonky old Citroen

  • Full Members
  • 11,276 posts
  • 22 thanks
  • LocationThame, Oxon

Posted 16 October 2017 - 09:11 PM

Or put £75 for the month in a £0 Gooner2, then hope it doesn't break down until there's 60 miles left...

2005 Gooner2 2.2dci Auto ex taxi (apparently) (Ex Kiltox)

2008 orl Vauxhalls r Shit Zafira 1.8 SRI 140 (Hers)
 





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users