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Fabia not for sale. Alternative fuels in a post distributor pump car


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#31 OFFLINE   Dave_Q

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 07:23 AM

Top fixage!

I might still have a 130bhp map for one of these somewhere if sir is feeling brave?

Otherwise I would polish the living daylights out of it and get it on gumtree for 495 ono before it breaks again.

These things are ace, bigger boot than you'd ever expect for a prolapsed polo, just not really big enough in the back for people.
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Posted 19 April 2018 - 05:09 PM

That Caddy sounds like a right laugh. Do you reckon it needs much doing for MOT?

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 07:12 PM

That Caddy sounds like a right laugh. Do you reckon it needs much doing for MOT?

Not really, the guy did a load of work to it then laid it up due to getting a work van. In its current form the upgraded or new parts have only done 3000 miles or so. Can't wait to burn off most regular cars in a shitty old van.
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#34 OFFLINE   Lacquer Peel

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 06:29 AM

MOT achieved! I went over it with a fine toothed comb* and found a couple of issues like 3 blown bulbs, mismatched tyres on the back and a wobbly headlight.

It was at ATS Euromaster, I only went because of a £9.99 Groupon voucher for MOTs, I was half expecting them to eviscerate it but the test was fair and I'll use them again at full price. 631d09a7f4020c8fa33be77cd1fbe9cd.jpg

The car is now for sale.
I cured the rough running by tweaking an injector plug, and the wobbly steering by swapping the oval NSF tyre (now replaced) for the new spare.

It goes really well now with a couple of clunks and rattles over rough surfaces (suspect ARB drop link).

Located near Aviemore and £400 to shiters. It can be collected from Falkirk alternatively.
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Posted 27 April 2018 - 06:46 AM

How can a bearing cease? :D
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Posted 27 April 2018 - 06:50 AM

MOT tester spelling, it's part of their training.
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Posted 27 April 2018 - 09:56 AM

It was pining for the fjords.  Of Germany.



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Posted 27 April 2018 - 03:26 PM

[email protected]@K 73.6MPG over 127 miles, 49MPH average speed.
It's incredible how efficient these cars are when you only have a tenner to spend on diesel.a0482113a3d016d7572b5fb670284454.jpg
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Posted 27 April 2018 - 03:49 PM

Want to P/X a 276,000 mile SDI fabia with bald tyres, a blown exhaust, dented bodywork and an interior best described as "lived in"? Some MoT left, much loved family pet etc.
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Posted 27 April 2018 - 04:13 PM

When I had one of these I averaged 70mpg (according to the computer) on over 10,000 miles of driving. Pretty sure that was 'peak efficiency' for cars when they figured out how to make excellent DI diesel engines without making the rest of the car bulbous as they do now and adding 15 turbochargers.


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Posted 27 April 2018 - 04:46 PM

Any moar pics m9?
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Posted 27 April 2018 - 05:00 PM

Want to P/X a 276,000 mile SDI fabia with bald tyres, a blown exhaust, dented bodywork and an interior best described as "lived in"? Some MoT left, much loved family pet etc.

Meet you at the weighbridge.
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Posted 27 April 2018 - 05:00 PM

Any moar pics m9?

Soon. I have some phase 2 hubcaps to put on and prettify* it.
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Posted 27 April 2018 - 08:46 PM

Any moar pics m9?

HTH m8. I will take proper pictures of it tomorrow.ca1bd4bc576f01d6926911814595ccc1.jpg
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Posted 27 April 2018 - 08:48 PM

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 08:56 PM

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Sorry I don't know how to work the internet.2522272ee142c1ff8da8fd8923bd81e3.jpg
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Posted 27 April 2018 - 08:59 PM

Hang on, I think I've cracked it.

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 09:03 PM

Hang on, I think I've cracked it.

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My Android phone doesn't have much battery left and it's on the Three network. ARE YOU USING MY PHONE? 119c939c7db8a554d5b7a2a0389c5b92.jpg
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Posted 27 April 2018 - 09:11 PM

To just add to the confusion.
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Posted 27 April 2018 - 09:13 PM

My Android phone doesn't have much battery left and it's on the Three network. ARE YOU USING MY PHONE? https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2018042...

I don't think so?

I'm gonna plug mine in now, let me know if your battery goes up.
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Posted 28 April 2018 - 07:42 AM

Is this helpful?

 

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Also, GLWTS


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Posted 28 April 2018 - 07:42 AM

It looks alright really for a cheap hunchbacked Czech Polo

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 08:18 AM

All of you missed the "screenshot whilst a Facebook message is on screen saying "have you sold that shit car yet?"" photo. That's proper gumtree style.
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Posted 06 May 2018 - 01:54 PM

The guy selling the Caddy is being very elusive and not responding to messages so I cannot sell my only road legal vehicle. What next? Commence PD experiments...

15l of hydraulic oil to 25l of diesel. WCPGW?

 

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 02:37 PM

I'm sitting outside a cafe in Aviemore reading this waiting for a small Skoda to go past followed by a cloud of interesting* smelling smoke

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 02:39 PM

I'm sitting outside a cafe in Aviemore reading this waiting for a small Skoda to go past followed by a cloud of interesting* smelling smoke

 

Not likely after a cider and a beer. 



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Posted 06 May 2018 - 03:14 PM

What next? Commence PD experiments...
15l of hydraulic oil to 25l of diesel. WCPGW?



PDs are proving fine on veg, provided the user understands vo viscosity and its relation to temperature. The autoshite approach would be to pull the CTS wiring for colder weather and mix the fuel with petrol to thin down to what the more delicate electric pumps can tolerate.

Many CR systems are showing themselves ok on veg mixes, now that there are enough cheap cars for people to have dared risk - they do need twin tanking, mind. I'll be sorting a mid-2000s V70 to use the good stuff at some point. The easiest solution could well be to simply fit a 230v engine preheater.

Top repair on that injector, LP. If only all electronic-shite were so easy.
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Posted 06 May 2018 - 03:26 PM

Bonne chance!

If it is ok, bring it down for 'teh mapz'
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Posted 06 May 2018 - 07:09 PM

Bonne chance!

If it is ok, bring it down for 'teh mapz'


Do you tap into and adjust the noughts and ones in these things, 320?

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 10:17 PM

Do you tap into and adjust the noughts and ones in these things, 320?


After some training from Dave_Q I did map my Octavia (alh engine) and my fabia (PD)..

I've never mapped anyone else's car to date:)
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