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1995 BMW 320i - Thinking about something veg oil friendly

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#391 OFFLINE   Supernaut

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Posted 30 September 2018 - 10:53 AM

New battery now fitted. The car in general feels more lively. Even the central locking seems to have more energy about it.

It was definitely needed, I think.
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Posted 14 October 2018 - 02:44 PM

I have since reset the date and time on the dashcam.

This was recorded yesterday as I followed Tayne up the A93 through Glen Shee. Thought I'd put it up here for those who aren't familiar with the road and why it is so much fun. Even in the pissing rain. :D


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Posted 16 October 2018 - 05:09 AM

I have since reset the date and time on the dashcam.

This was recorded yesterday as I followed Tayne up the A93 through Glen Shee. Thought I'd put it up here for those who aren't familiar with the road and why it is so much fun. Even in the pissing rain. :D

https://youtu.be/bt2MUP-oi00


Where are the 40.signs and speed cameras and double white lines?

Don't share this video again. I can see nuns and kittens croaking their last breath.
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Posted 16 October 2018 - 12:29 PM

I find myself toying with the idea of offering this up for swaps for a veg oil friendly diesel of some kind. Preferably something that could take 205/55/R16 tyres, as I have a set of winter tyres in that size lined up to go on this. Although if a set of winter tyres can be provided with the other vehicle then these winter tyres could be included with this.

The details:
- MOT until April 2019
- 155k miles
- 2.0 straight 6, 4 speed automatic
- Electric windows and mirrors
- To get through its MOT it got new rear shocks, new front drop links and a new windscreen washer nozzle
- Other stuff done includes new front discs and pads, new rear pads, new alternator belt, thermostat, air filter, oil filter and oil, bonnet catches and bonnet release cable (all done in April 2018, except rear pads which were only a couple of months ago)

EDIT: How could I forget? I also did the front lower suspension arms and lollipop bushes a couple of months back. That was a bastard of a job!
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Posted 16 October 2018 - 08:48 PM

I'm pretty sure my w210 e300d ran those tyres. Find a non rusty one and you're onto a winner

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Posted Yesterday, 09:38 AM

I have since reset the date and time on the dashcam.

This was recorded yesterday as I followed Tayne up the A93 through Glen Shee. Thought I'd put it up here for those who aren't familiar with the road and why it is so much fun. Even in the pissing rain. :D

 

I like this road, Saab once beat some spurts bikes along there heading south. They seemed rather surprised when I overtook them out of a bend as I was cornering that much faster...


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Posted Yesterday, 10:28 AM

A non-rusty Mercedes... in Scotland?

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However, good shout! Don't they normally just rust cosmetically while the structure is sound?

EDIT: This kind of thing? https://www.autotrad...201810021107096
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Posted Yesterday, 11:23 AM

That is exactly what I'm talking about. MOT history looks pretty good too.

 

I managed to buy a non rusty one, it rewarded me by shitting its cylinder head 3 days after I bought it. 

 

 

Check on here for my trials and tribulations.

 

http://autoshite.com...td-estate-sold/

 

Here's a guide to buying them. Front spring perches rings a bell as being a problem area.

 

http://www.artisanmo...-1996-2002.html


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Posted Yesterday, 01:10 PM

So... rust.

Rust.

Rust, and more rust.

Then a sprinkling of rust on top of the rust.

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Posted Yesterday, 01:15 PM

Some posh Octavias come with 16" wheels but I can't really see you in one of those.

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Posted Yesterday, 01:16 PM

Check the veg thread about those Mercs.

I didn't put veg in my old w202 c class as the engine was veg friendly but there are other things to consider, like the "O" rings in the fuel pipes which corrode and the "saddle" fuel tanks.

 

Lots of cars can use that size wheel, my VW bora and w202 & 203 Mercs did.


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Posted Yesterday, 01:44 PM

Hell, in an ideal world I'd love another Peugeot 306 with an XUD in it.

Yeah, I know they don't take 205/55/R16 tyres. I'd hope, in that ideal world, to be able to swap them for some that fitted.



Fuck knows what I'm doing in the near future. Got an interview in Edinburgh tomorrow (managed to get a train booked for less than petrol in the BMW would cost) and I'm also slowly filling in an application for a paid apprenticeship with the forestry commission driving tree felling machinery. That would be a hell of a career change! (and would definitely require something cheaper to run).




I'd even be open to the idea of a smaller petrol engine instead, although still enough power to get out of its own way. An example of what I don't want would be a Mk2 Punto 1.2 8 valve. 60hp and intergalactic gears, no thanks.
Perhaps once Tayne's roffle is out of the way I could put this up for roffle as a consolation prize for those people who really really wanted to come to Aberdeen for a BMW 3 series coupe. It would be £9 per ticket, though. Yes, that's 50p more than it was in January, however it's got more MOT and I've done a hell of a lot to it!

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Posted Yesterday, 02:11 PM

Good luck for the interview.


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Posted Yesterday, 02:34 PM

The 1.4 Punto is supposed to be good for warm hatch performance.

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Posted Yesterday, 04:37 PM

The 1.4 16V engine in our Punto 2B was excellent, even with spirited driving it was good on fuel. I was so impressed with the engine that I bought a Saab because I thought Fiat must be good at engines.

 

 

 

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There aren't too many Mk2 Puntos around with that engine though.

 


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