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

The starship Heart of Gold: contains Lolvo


  • Please log in to reply
217 replies to this topic

#61 OFFLINE   Dan_ZTT

Dan_ZTT

    Rank: BL Wedge

  • Full Members
  • 586 posts
  • 11 thanks
  • LocationWest Midlands
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 03 April 2018 - 06:55 PM

Wow, I had no idea these ever came in V8 flavour. Looks fabulous.

2002 MG ZT-T 190+ - the dream machine, mostly working
2018 Kia Rio 3 - hers
2012 (Lancia) Chrysler Delta SR - SOLD


#62 OFFLINE   warninglight

warninglight

    Rank: BL Wedge

  • Full Members
  • 559 posts
  • 9 thanks
  • LocationLake District

Posted 03 April 2018 - 06:58 PM

What a stonking purchase! Well bought sir.

 

I'm running around in the XC70 of this shape and loving it. It's the 215bhp D5 but  shares the gearbox and AWD at least. Need to own a V8 Volvo soon!


  • Slartibartfast likes this

#63 OFFLINE   320touring

320touring

    Picasso Licker

  • Full Members
  • 10,450 posts
  • 34 thanks
  • LocationDoing the school run
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 03 April 2018 - 07:16 PM

It's a lovely thing and goes rather well.

Happy to bumble along, and lift it's folkdräkt when prodded.

Thanks for the chance to peruse it..

I think the seller was confused when I turned up in the GSA..
  • forddeliveryboy, Jim Bell and Slartibartfast like this
Read about my chod based adventures here:
http://fuguttycars.wordpress.com/

#64 OFFLINE   320touring

320touring

    Picasso Licker

  • Full Members
  • 10,450 posts
  • 34 thanks
  • LocationDoing the school run
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 03 April 2018 - 07:17 PM

https://starvinlarrydotcom.files.wordpre...




However, I take issue with the below:


Er, no!


I was throwing folks aff the scent:)
  • Slartibartfast and rantingYoof like this
Read about my chod based adventures here:
http://fuguttycars.wordpress.com/

#65 OFFLINE   D Spares & Tyres

D Spares & Tyres

    Big member

  • Full Members
  • 3,953 posts
  • 33 thanks
  • LocationAt the end of the longest line
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 03 April 2018 - 08:05 PM

Never heard of a V8 Volvo!

Normally I would not even notice one of those but with a V8, that sounds like a great Q car

Mild envy ☺
  • Slartibartfast likes this

#66 OFFLINE   Jams

Jams

    Rank: Austin Maxi

  • Full Members
  • 422 posts
  • 9 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 03 April 2018 - 08:57 PM

Thats lovely!! Top buying
  • Slartibartfast likes this

#67 OFFLINE   Rave

Rave

    Rank: Citroen Ami

  • Full Members
  • 1,175 posts
  • 24 thanks
  • LocationSE London
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 03 April 2018 - 09:42 PM

It sounds pretty woofl-y despite the unusual vee-angle. Well bought!

 

Dunno if this applies to yours:

 

https://blog.fcpeuro...os-excellent-v8


  • Slartibartfast likes this

#68 OFFLINE   dome

dome

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 2,844 posts
  • 19 thanks
  • LocationPeoples Republic of Fife
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 03 April 2018 - 09:52 PM

There is definitely a lot of love for these, mainly in the U.S. though.You may find parts are cheaper from Rockauto or the like.


  • Slartibartfast likes this

#69 OFFLINE   rantingYoof

rantingYoof

    Not a yoof really

  • Full Members
  • 2,802 posts
  • 30 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 03 April 2018 - 10:01 PM

Wait, was this in Low Cost High Liability?

 

Are you the first to actually buy a car from that thread?

 

:shock:


  • Slartibartfast, cpjitservices and Scruffy Bodger like this

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

 


#70 OFFLINE   Slartibartfast

Slartibartfast

    Rank: Gen 1 Megane(rd)

  • Administrators
  • 1,574 posts
  • 179 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 03 April 2018 - 10:47 PM

Wait, was this in Low Cost High Liability?

Are you the first to actually buy a car from that thread?

:shock:

Actually no it was in the Monaro thread. Although if it appeared in the LCBL thread too I wouldn't be surprised. And on that note ...
  • rantingYoof likes this

#71 OFFLINE   Slartibartfast

Slartibartfast

    Rank: Gen 1 Megane(rd)

  • Administrators
  • 1,574 posts
  • 179 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 03 April 2018 - 11:00 PM

The drive home was uneventful and very pleasant. My lovely wife and I then headed out to the cinema and on the way I noticed a growling grinding noise from the engine when proceeding at low speed. This wasn't there on the journey home from work. And it's not the good expected sort of growly, more like a noise of protest. It's accompanied by a metal rattly ringy sort of noise that sort of sounds like someone rattling some ballbearings in a can. I don't know if autos of this kind have a clutch release bearing but if they did that's what I would think it was.

I'm wondering if the gearbox is fucked.

Videos of the noise follow. You may also hear a squeaky rear suspension noise, I was aware of that issue when buying the car.

https://youtu.be/SaJhfIJaM-8

https://youtu.be/zLiYNyja5WU

https://youtu.be/sEYHf5XT-NY

https://youtu.be/y0owyo4pgjw

#72 OFFLINE   Jim Bell

Jim Bell

    Rank: £400

  • Full Members
  • 11,671 posts
  • 46 thanks
  • LocationNext door
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 03 April 2018 - 11:03 PM

I daresnt watch any of them vids.
  • Slartibartfast likes this

858735.png


#73 OFFLINE   Noel Tidybeard

Noel Tidybeard

    Crinkley Bottom

  • Full Members
  • 4,237 posts
  • 20 thanks
  • LocationSolihulldontchakno
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 03 April 2018 - 11:17 PM

This is the best I can manage (yes I'm one of *those* people)https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2018040...

 

 

...that spends more on vapour and equipment than they ever did on fags!


07 Civic spaceship- daily
93 Renner 19 RNi- sulking
89 Sunnay L premium- hiding

 




Only a complete wank-puffin has a personalised licence plate on a Ford Mondeo!


#74 OFFLINE   320touring

320touring

    Picasso Licker

  • Full Members
  • 10,450 posts
  • 34 thanks
  • LocationDoing the school run
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 03 April 2018 - 11:42 PM

Do not like:(
Read about my chod based adventures here:
http://fuguttycars.wordpress.com/

#75 OFFLINE   rantingYoof

rantingYoof

    Not a yoof really

  • Full Members
  • 2,802 posts
  • 30 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 04 April 2018 - 07:11 AM

When a Geartronic gives up it normally bangs, hunts and crashes through upshifts or downshifts and will refuse to go into certain gears.

Does the car have a timing chain?

Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk

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

 


#76 OFFLINE   Slartibartfast

Slartibartfast

    Rank: Gen 1 Megane(rd)

  • Administrators
  • 1,574 posts
  • 179 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 04 April 2018 - 07:39 AM

When a Geartronic gives up it normally bangs, hunts and crashes through upshifts or downshifts and will refuse to go into certain gears.

Does the car have a timing chain?

Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk

That's a good question to which I don't know the answer. I agree that the symptoms I'm experiencing don't seem to fit gearbox failure.

#77 OFFLINE   Hawkeyethenoo

Hawkeyethenoo

    Rank: Austin Maxi

  • Full Members
  • 159 posts
  • 1 thanks
  • LocationOn the road to Oban, Scotland

Posted 04 April 2018 - 08:10 AM

Think they also fitted that mota to yon Noble 600? Tis a rare thing of lovelyness. Enjoy!



#78 OFFLINE   Stanky

Stanky

    Forum Bursar

  • Full Members
  • 3,207 posts
  • 135 thanks
  • LocationFareham
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 04 April 2018 - 09:48 AM

binding brake caliper? do any of the wheels get hot after a run? I think you said it had sat on the dealers lot for a while before you bought it?

 

I suspect anything engine-related would have chucked up an error code on the dash?


2003 Toyota Yaris

2004 SAAB 9-3

1998 Toyota Celica ST

 

1996 Nissan Almera GX (departed)

198? Jago Geep (Now resideing chez red5)

368728.png

 

Yeah yeah, another blog. Why I use silly hardware to mine cryptocurrency: https://piminer.home.blog/


#79 OFFLINE   Slartibartfast

Slartibartfast

    Rank: Gen 1 Megane(rd)

  • Administrators
  • 1,574 posts
  • 179 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 04 April 2018 - 10:15 AM

Today I am this man

 

TCburwr.jpg


  • Lacquer Peel, Jim Bell, robinmasters and 3 others like this

#80 OFFLINE   dave21478

dave21478

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 3,896 posts
  • 37 thanks
  • LocationFrance
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 04 April 2018 - 10:39 AM

I dunno - the underbonnet video sounds atrocious, but cameras can pick up certain sounds better than others so its maybe not that bad in real life? 

I would strongly recommend getting it looked at by someone qualified.



#81 OFFLINE   tooSavvy

tooSavvy

    tooSerious x far..!

  • Full Members
  • 6,540 posts
  • 11 thanks
  • LocationWallsend on Tyne
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 04 April 2018 - 10:39 AM

Be Neil Diamond* in The Jazz Singer.

*drives across America until KlattaKlatta**STOP :(

**may have been just fuelly....


TS

Wallsend?.....it's not the End of the Walled ;<)

35942490325_0815d58667.jpgSUCKS


#82 OFFLINE   Slartibartfast

Slartibartfast

    Rank: Gen 1 Megane(rd)

  • Administrators
  • 1,574 posts
  • 179 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 04 April 2018 - 10:49 AM

I dunno - the underbonnet video sounds atrocious, but cameras can pick up certain sounds better than others so its maybe not that bad in real life? 

I would strongly recommend getting it looked at by someone qualified.

 

It's that bad in real life :(

 

I've got a proper sound recorder at home, I'll take some hopefully more accurate audio of the problem this evening.



#83 OFFLINE   Jim Bell

Jim Bell

    Rank: £400

  • Full Members
  • 11,671 posts
  • 46 thanks
  • LocationNext door
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 04 April 2018 - 04:30 PM

It's that bad in real life :(

I've got a proper sound recorder at home, I'll take some hopefully more accurate audio of the problem this evening.


Or not run it for us plebs to guess at and get a pro boffin to look at it?
  • dome and Slartibartfast like this

858735.png


#84 OFFLINE   dome

dome

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 2,844 posts
  • 19 thanks
  • LocationPeoples Republic of Fife
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 04 April 2018 - 07:56 PM

Or not run it for us plebs to guess at and get a pro boffin to look at it?

 

 

This times a million.

 

It's impossible to tell from videos and often bloody hard to tell when you're under the bonnet looking at the damn engine.

 

Google can be of help, it can also make you think a million other things are wrong with it. 

 

Start with the basics-does the noise rise and fall with revs or with road speed?

 

If with revs does it come from the aux belt area? 



#85 OFFLINE   xtriple

xtriple

    German is better than English!

  • Full Members
  • 3,824 posts
  • 20 thanks
  • LocationTorquay Devon
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 04 April 2018 - 09:19 PM

The videos are  a bit indististinct but it sounds like power steering pump or an idler to me Best of luck with it and I hope it's cheap to fix. Doesn't seem like gearbox though....


  • Jim Bell, mrbenn and Slartibartfast like this

#86 OFFLINE   Slartibartfast

Slartibartfast

    Rank: Gen 1 Megane(rd)

  • Administrators
  • 1,574 posts
  • 179 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 05 April 2018 - 12:01 AM

I'm getting it looked at by a specialist but they don't have availability until next Tuesday. I asked my friendly local mechanic to look at it and he couldn't hear anything (I was at work). I'm going to ask other friendly local mechanic as well.
  • Jim Bell likes this

#87 OFFLINE   Jams

Jams

    Rank: Austin Maxi

  • Full Members
  • 422 posts
  • 9 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 05 April 2018 - 06:39 AM

I would say that was an idler pully! I once bought a bini cooper s that the owner thaught the charger was nackard it turned out to be an 8 quid pully!

When metal things are under load and spinning really fast and fail its amazing the noises they make!
  • Slartibartfast likes this

#88 OFFLINE   Stanky

Stanky

    Forum Bursar

  • Full Members
  • 3,207 posts
  • 135 thanks
  • LocationFareham
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 05 April 2018 - 11:14 AM

Thats not a bad shout Jams, my Saab 9-3 made terrible noises when the alternator bearing was kippered, I thought it had borked its turbo or worse, the resultant £250 bill for a new alternator, belt and tensioner was much less bad than I was expecting.


  • Slartibartfast likes this

2003 Toyota Yaris

2004 SAAB 9-3

1998 Toyota Celica ST

 

1996 Nissan Almera GX (departed)

198? Jago Geep (Now resideing chez red5)

368728.png

 

Yeah yeah, another blog. Why I use silly hardware to mine cryptocurrency: https://piminer.home.blog/


#89 OFFLINE   cort16

cort16

    3.5 tonnes maximum

  • Full Members
  • 22,092 posts
  • 29 thanks
  • LocationScotland
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 05 April 2018 - 12:22 PM

Wait, was this in Low Cost High Liability?

Are you the first to actually buy a car from that thread?

:shock:


I think it has appeared in that thread . I bet it has a good stereo just turn it up until you can’t hear the noise.
Lalalalala
  • dome and cpjitservices like this

I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


#90 OFFLINE   Slartibartfast

Slartibartfast

    Rank: Gen 1 Megane(rd)

  • Administrators
  • 1,574 posts
  • 179 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 05 April 2018 - 07:20 PM

Who was it said aircon? Imaginary cookie to that man. Failing clutch on the aircon compressor. Not a super cheap repair but a million times better than I was fearing.
  • cort16, The Moog, Lacquer Peel and 12 others like this




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users