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#181 OFFLINE   Broadsword

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Posted 30 September 2018 - 01:37 PM

For a TDI in good nick that might be about right, otherwise it would have to be a minter for that money.

 

 

Yeah that's my thought roughly. Its a scruffy 1.7 SDi with low miles but no service history unfortunately.



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Posted 30 September 2018 - 04:16 PM

If you're looking at SDI's then make sure you buy a post March 2001 example for the £30 tax.

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 01:53 PM

Another year's MOT secured on the Golf this morning, sans advisories! I always feel like I should be giving an acceptance speech when this happens.

 

Also, slightly taken aback to learn I've done less that 7k since it was last tested, must try harder in the forthcoming year.


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Posted 20 October 2018 - 07:37 PM

Not much happening here of late, the SDI's are trundling around without any fuss as usual just requiring fuel to be added now and then. Also, I've now hit the 6 month mark in ownership of the Volvo, something of a record for the third car space in the fleet. I seem to have reached a stage where there's nothing wrong with it anymore and whilst I should be happy as usual this is the point at which I start getting itchy feet...

 

It's such a good car I'm trying to resist changing it but when projects come to an end I always find myself looking for something else to get stuck into, I've been entering into the odd roffle, will I never learn?

 

Meanwhile the deployment of shit tons of road salt is imminent (Tis grim up North) so this afternoon I spend a ludicrous amount of time giving the terrible trio a much needed two bucket wrongun style wash followed by a through going over with Poorboy's Natty's paste wax, hopefully that should go some way to protecting them from the forthcoming wintery onslaught.

 

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 07:56 PM

Right, another couple of hours spent on the Volvo this afternoon.

 

First up, one of the seat compartments has always had a nasty looking stain, it's irked me for a while and given I'd got a spare amongst the parts liberated from a breaker car I'd found locally it seemed like a good time to swap them over.

 

It looks like a rust stain or something, weird as the part is entirely constructed entirely of plastic? Either way, here's old vs new...

 

 

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Much better....

 

 

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Next up, the speaker in the passenger door has started farting and now even Radio 4 sounds terrible, music isn't an option at all. I had a couple of spare speakers I'd also snaffled from the aforementioned breaker car as well as a cache of door trim clips so got cracking with that...

 

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All was going well until I realised the speakers I'd whipped from the breaker were in fact a completely different size, bugger! Perhaps they'd come from the back doors? Oh well, I removed the offending speaker and re-assembled the door. I'll get on to Ebay shortly and will probably look to replace both fronts with something aftermarket of the correct proportions.

 

Next problem, the tape deck doesn't work and never has during my tenure with the car. You can hear it spooling but it produces no sound, zero. I'd sourced a replacement CR906 unit online so thought I'd swap them to see if it was any better....

 

 

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Out with the old and in with the new...

 

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Power on... Code in.... Fuck!

 

The new tape deck is broken in exactly the same way as the old one.

 

Some googling has uncovered that this is a common issue with this particular head unit, apparently there's a little plastic cog to blame for it, in short it breaks and unfortunately the part is no longer available and hasn't been for some time. Despite only having paid a tenner for the unit I don't think I can face finding a code and fitting yet another. The problem I've got is that most available aftermarket stuff wouldn't be in keeping with the basic layout and design of the dash, a cheap Sony or Kenwood jobbie flashing it's displays like a 90's fruit machine would ruin the whole vibe of the car I recon :(  Maybe I'll just make do with listening to the radio.

 

All in all a mildly frustrating day, at least the seat bucket/compartments is sorted I suppose!


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Posted 02 November 2018 - 08:09 PM

Can you get your hands on the plastic cog? Maybe collectively we can find a replacement, eg scalextric car

Also I must admire the cleanliness of your driveway, mine get covered in shit after a simple oil change, even with a catch can.
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Posted 02 November 2018 - 08:16 PM

Can you get your hands on the plastic cog? Maybe collectively we can find a replacement, eg scalextric car
 

 

TBH the idea of opening up the head unit and fiddling with small cogs etc fills me with dread.

 

At present I've  got a second browser window open looking for the blandest/least flashy stereos available...

 

Also I must admire the cleanliness of your driveway, mine get covered in shit after a simple oil change, even with a catch can.

 

The secret is rugs (Seriously)

 

When we moved in about 4 years ago I found an old thick 3X4 rug in the spare room. It now lives in the shed and comes out to serve as something to lie on/catch drips etc, that used in conjunction with a Pela 6000 keeps things ship shape.
 



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Posted 02 November 2018 - 10:18 PM

Top marks for trying I suppose!

My radio in the 740 is wankerd too, it takes the code and turns on fine but it just will not pick up anything or play anything other than an irritating morse code type sound. Sadly I think the head unit is dead but, as you say, I don’t want anything other than a genuine radio as it looks best.
I’ve opted to go for standard looks and no tunes so far!
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Posted 02 November 2018 - 10:23 PM

Wire in a 3.5mm input, so it looks standard but is useful.

Or 3d print a new cog.
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Posted 02 November 2018 - 10:30 PM

Top marks for trying I suppose!

My radio in the 740 is wankerd too, it takes the code and turns on fine but it just will not pick up anything or play anything other than an irritating morse code type sound. Sadly I think the head unit is dead but, as you say, I don’t want anything other than a genuine radio as it looks best.
I’ve opted to go for standard looks and no tunes so far!

 

Oof!

 

I'm a purist and want it to look OE and all that but I think I'd probably have cracked if the only option was silence. As mentioned, I think  I'll live with poodling around listening to Radio 3/Radio 4 for the foreseeable, although there must be some old fashioned/basic looking head units out there...

 

 

Wire in a 3.5mm input, so it looks standard but is useful.

Or 3d print a new cog.

 

That sounds great, but at heart I'm pretty much a Neanderthal, I'm capable of ripping an interior out and have managed to change the timing belt etc but fiddly stuff and electrickery scares me TBH.


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Posted 02 November 2018 - 10:37 PM

Oof!
 
I'm a purist and want it to look OE and all that but I think I'd probably have cracked if the only option was silence. As mentioned, I think  I'll live with poodling around listening to Radio 3/Radio 4 for the foreseeable, although there must be some old fashioned/basic looking head units out there...
 
 

 
That sounds great, but at heart I'm pretty much a Neanderthal, I'm capable of ripping an interior out and have managed to change the timing belt etc but fiddly stuff and electrickery scares me TBH.


Ok. I’ll be honest here...


When I’m in my old chod I don’t ever listen to the radio! No idea why, I think I just prefer to listen to the engine/gearbox whine/bits falling off etc etc. Besides that the silence means I can hear the voices in my head!
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Posted 03 November 2018 - 07:21 AM

Aye, I do that for the first month or so in order to decide just what degree of pup I've bought 'this time' and also to try to identify any problems, understandably silence is needed then.

 

With the 940 fortunately/unfortunately all of the car's failings were apparent almost immediately after pulling off in it. Within half an hour of driving it away I was questioning my purchase and two days after that I was removing carpets and seats trying to work out where the 5 gallons of water had come from and really wishing I hadn't.

 

Luckily the troubles now seem to be for the most part over *touches wood and crosses fingers* and as such it's time to allow myself some music whilst driving it, or at least that was the plan!


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Posted 03 November 2018 - 07:54 AM

I think I have a working CR906 in the shed. You'd probably have to put one of your fronts on it because I butchered the surround a bit to fit an aftermarket stereo, and the number 3 button doesn't work very well- not handy when the security code contains two threes.

 

If I find it I'll post it out to you, and liberate another few cubic inches in the shed.


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Posted 03 November 2018 - 08:01 AM

That sounds great, but at heart I'm pretty much a Neanderthal, I'm capable of ripping an interior out and have managed to change the timing belt etc but fiddly stuff and electrickery scares me TBH.


If you have two, and don't mind me taking months over it, I could have a go for you.
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Posted 03 November 2018 - 08:07 AM

If you have two, and don't mind me taking months over it, I could have a go for you.

 

Very kind.

 

I will be in touch :)



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Posted 03 November 2018 - 08:35 AM

Get one of these things

 

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With a 32GB short USB stick or Micro SD card plugged in you can have all the music you need, plus wired or Bluetooth streaming from your phone. They manage to look almost as if they are meant to be there and just unplug if you have a sudden desire to go concours.


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