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#59071 OFFLINE   sierraman

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 07:28 AM

Hopefully my delivery of 43 1980’s Car Mechanics magazines will arrive today and I can get them moved into the loft. If they arrive while the wife’s in I’ll be dead meat!
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#59072 OFFLINE   busmansholiday

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 11:26 AM

Hopefully my delivery of 43 1980’s Car Mechanics magazines will arrive today and I can get them moved into the loft. If they arrive while the wife’s in I’ll be dead meat!


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#59073 OFFLINE   sierraman

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 12:23 PM

My dad used to wait until my mum went to work and shift all his hoard from the back of the car to the loft. I think it’s just a man thing.
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#59074 OFFLINE   loserone

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 12:29 PM

Are you trying to suggest Mrs BMH is a man? I'm not quite sure what to make of that


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Posted 14 March 2019 - 12:30 PM

Edit ‘not just a man thing’

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 08:09 PM

I saw something today I didn't think I would see.

A 1990 Renault 19 in shite brown.

Couldn't get a pic coz driving. Grr !!



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Posted 14 March 2019 - 09:08 PM

My dad used to wait until my mum went to work and shift all his hoard from the back of the car to the loft. I think it’s just a man thing.

ive got this covered, we currently live separately.


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Posted 15 March 2019 - 06:05 PM

Decided to change numberplates and add surrounds, as stopped raining, then decided to scrub out moss that had accumulated by being parked up..hopefully more rain will rinse it off too

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#59079 OFFLINE   catsinthewelder

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 06:18 PM

It's MOT season here my old 214 looks like it's off to the bridge after failing earlier. My current Focus is going in on Tuesday, are leaking injectors likely to fail?

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 06:37 PM

The drivers side floor mat in the 316 was more than showing its age and use, so when a driver at work got fancy new mats and was going to throw out his old ones (2 year old or so) and in great condition, I knew I had a replacement.

Quick trimming down and...
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Perfect!
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Posted 15 March 2019 - 06:39 PM

today I watched an Audi driver hammering on the window of the car in front of him because it did not move up 6 inches to let him turn off left ...out of the traffic jam

 

 

in Tesco , the arse behind me could not wait for a separator to become available and forced his way past me with a " scuse  me " and a dirty look to grab one  ... ..only 2 lots of shopping before his got counted out .. and being Tesco that was a while ....

 

 

sad sods


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Posted 15 March 2019 - 07:38 PM

The drivers side floor mat in the 316 was more than showing its age and use, so when a driver at work got fancy new mats and was going to throw out his old ones (2 year old or so) and in great condition, I knew I had a replacement.

Quick trimming down and...
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Perfect!

 

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#59083 OFFLINE   Timewaster

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 07:42 PM

today I watched an Audi driver hammering on the window of the car in front of him because it did not move up 6 inches to let him turn off left ...out of the traffic jam


sad sods

I've never been as nuts as to go and hammer on their door, but on my drive to work, the last junction I take is a left turn with a filter lane at traffic lights. Every morning without fail, someone going straight on will leave a huge gap to the car in front meaning I can't get into the filter lane which is usually on green when straight on is red.

This dithering is usually the difference between me scraping in on time or being late again.

And yes I know I should leave earlier but it shouldn't take 40 minutes to do 11 miles.

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#59084 OFFLINE   catsinthewelder

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 10:39 PM

I'm having terrible thoughts of buying my old car back.

 

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Its possibly got HGF, its too slow and thirsty and it occasionally rains inside.  I've also got to MOT the daily on Tuesday lest I have 4 MOT failures here and nothing to drive to work

 

On the other hand it's scrap money, it has a flowery headlining and is fun on the local B roads and would mean I have something to drive to POL if the Bollox Rover isn't fixed.

 

Arrgghh decisions


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Posted 15 March 2019 - 10:44 PM

I'm having terrible thoughts of buying my old car back.

 

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Its possibly got HGF, its too slow and thirsty and it occasionally rains inside.  I've also got to MOT the daily on Tuesday lest I have 4 MOT failures here and nothing to drive to work

 

On the other hand it's scrap money, it has a flowery headlining and is fun on the local B roads and would mean I have something to drive to POL if the Bollox Rover isn't fixed.

 

Arrgghh decisions

 

The reg. no. is an omen.


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Posted 15 March 2019 - 10:57 PM

today I watched an Audi driver hammering on the window of the car in front of him because it did not move up 6 inches to let him turn off left ...out of the traffic jam


in Tesco , the arse behind me could not wait for a separator to become available and forced his way past me with a " scuse me " and a dirty look to grab one ... ..only 2 lots of shopping before his got counted out .. and being Tesco that was a while ....


sad sods


Must admit I lost my shit earlier in Wiltshire. I'd been waiting to turn right out of a junction FOR EVER. A tractor caused an obstruction further up the road, so I thought someone might let me out, seeing as they were having to slow anyway. Not a bit of it. The classic 'eyes front' approach where people in need become invisible. I could see a gap one way, that wasn't going to last long so I'm afraid I just nailed it and waved off the unsurprising horn blast in the end.

I wasn't even in an Audi.
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Posted 15 March 2019 - 11:19 PM

This evening I purchased another van.

 

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It's another Sevel Sud van, in Fiat flavour this time.  It has rust issues underneath, as they all do, and it has but two days' MOT left, but it was cheeeeeeap.  It also has the 2.3 JTD engine, which is one of the few engine options I'd not experienced before in a Sevel van.  It's in a different league to the 2.0, and noticeably pokier than the 2.2 HDI in the PSA versions.  In fact it gives little away to the 2.8 JTD in terms of acceleration - the 2.8 does pull harder, but the 2.3 revs higher so gears can be held for longer, which largely compensates for the power deficit.

 

It also has a nice smooth gearbox which doesn't crunch or jump out of gear, which is a rarity on these (although the later gearboxes were a bit better than the earlier versions).  The gearing is a bit odd, with the first four gears being rather low, then a big gap from 4th to 5th, but the engine copes with it OK and the long 5th means it's only doing about 2,300rpm at 60, which is perfectly civilised enough.  It doesn't seem to be too bad on fuel either, despite a not particularly leisurely drive home - although I did have a bit of a tail wind I think.


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#59088 OFFLINE   Jim Bell

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 09:16 AM

This evening I purchased another van.

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I did have a bit of a tail wind I think.


I'm the same when all I've eaten is petrol station pasties.
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Posted 16 March 2019 - 09:20 AM

Van you say?

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Just dragged the sprinter Mk1 airport taxi re imagined as a camper out onto the street. It has an OM601 2.3 non turbo with 78bhp. It’s sooo slow, presume this is normal, has anyone any experience? Obv it’s not going to be speedy but it feels like you have to drive flat out just to maintain road speed and not become a mobile road block on hills...
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Posted 16 March 2019 - 09:34 AM

Must be camper day - Getting mine back out the barn later on.  MOT Monday....


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Posted 16 March 2019 - 10:25 AM

I didn’t get the memo... I fired mine up for the first time in about 3 or 4 months LAST Saturday.

Third time lucky which isn’t bad considering it usually takes three goes if it’s been stood a couple of weeks...

Some remedial work to do on the roof before it’s ready fir trips. But it’s a) a bit windy today and b ) the rugby’s on later so I might leave that for today...
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Posted 16 March 2019 - 10:56 AM

'Relax in a Reliant' from Motorcycle Scooter and Three wheeler mechanics June 1969

 

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 11:20 AM

One more reliant pic from that mag...

 

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 11:33 AM

Van you say?

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Just dragged the sprinter Mk1 airport taxi re imagined as a camper out onto the street. It has an OM601 2.3 non turbo with 78bhp. It’s sooo slow, presume this is normal, has anyone any experience? Obv it’s not going to be speedy but it feels like you have to drive flat out just to maintain road speed and not become a mobile road block on hills...

This is the om601 motor I think? It's the 4cyl 8v version of what I have in the Merc.

From my reading there seems to be a few things you can do - in order of difficulty:

1. Drive it like a petrol - they are high revving for dervs and don't really do anything useful until past 3k rpm

2. Change the fuel filters - mine is now much more drivable, with better acceleration once moving - the old filters were clogged to fuck.

3. Make sure it gets up to temperature - thermostat and coolant change needs doing if the temp gauge doesn't get above 60 degrees.Do a service whilst you are at it.

4. It's possible to alter the pump timing ( Merc seem to suggest 1 degree per 100k miles to account for wear. I reckon my Merc would take 3 degrees). There are guides on line for how to do this, I have yet to try, and be warned, it could cause problems if not done correctly.

5. You can increase the fuelling on the pump, and alter the fuelling rack rate so that you get more fuel for longer. Again guides are available, but it does mean taking the back off the pump - and the van not being running til it is all back together. It's another job I am considering for mine.

6. Fit a later Merc turbo diesel engine - the om604/5/6 engines with boost would pep it right up.
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Posted 16 March 2019 - 12:10 PM

I had its VW-badged cousin - a MWB LT28 with the 75bhp SDI engine - and that was very similar, needed caning to even get close to keeping up with traffic.  The only upside was that being a 5-pot engine it did sound rather nice when being thrashed.


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Posted 16 March 2019 - 12:20 PM

One of the Pumas wouldn't start the other day. Remote locking wasn't working, so opened door with key, car wouldn't go. Changed (fob) battery for known good one, got advice on how to re-set the remote, nothing doing. Asked my mate who does mobile key replacements and coding, he said to try the re-set sequence.

Still nothing, so put the jump pack on car (was convinced it wasn't car battery, but thought I'd try it). The alarm sounded, the remote worked and the car started.  

 

Verdict: bell end  :-D


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Posted 16 March 2019 - 12:24 PM

Van you say?

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Just dragged the sprinter Mk1 airport taxi re imagined as a camper out onto the street. It has an OM601 2.3 non turbo with 78bhp. It’s sooo slow, presume this is normal, has anyone any experience? Obv it’s not going to be speedy but it feels like you have to drive flat out just to maintain road speed and not become a mobile road block on hills...

 

Are they the same old lump as in the old 308D type vans? 


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Posted 16 March 2019 - 02:16 PM

I've been bathing in brake fluid again. I wonder if I'll ever get these stupid Nubira rear brakes to work properly. Here's hoping.

 

So the rear left brake was making ugly sounds again. My earlier attempt at replacing the pitted caliper piston last summer ended in failure due to a non-fitting replacement part. I had acquired a known good piston now, so away we go, yet again.

 

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One of the slide pins was stuck. This was a new development of affairs. Cleaned and going back again.

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The pitted old piston, which I'd tried to clean and reuse last summer with poor results.

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New piston in place. The new rubber boot just didn't want to sit nice in the groove. It'll seal, I'm sure*

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A bleed and new set of pads later it's back to working order. Meanwhile, the left rear brake has started binding in the Trajet. Wonderful.


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Posted 16 March 2019 - 02:21 PM

I wonder if I'll ever get these stupid Nubira rear brakes to work properly.


That’ll be the Daewoo.



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Posted 16 March 2019 - 02:35 PM

Are they the same old lump as in the old 308D type vans?


The very same I think. Bit of a crossover of the new body but the most gutless of the pre- cdi generation emgines
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