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#451 ONLINE   The Reverend Bluejeans

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Posted 28 September 2018 - 11:37 AM

A mate has a J reg 944S project - engine is out and in bits, a nice metallic blue. The engine isn't fucked, just a bit worn - I think there are new bits to go with it.


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Posted 16 October 2018 - 03:10 PM

Welcome to my new thread which combines the 944, XJ-8 and Vel Satis in one.

 

 

No pictures today sadly, but I took the 944 to Cavendish Porsche to have the ABS sorted.

It had developed a bit of a splutter when returning to idle, enough that the oil pressure light would flicker on & off.

Because it ran out of fuel when I went to collect it, and because it had been in a dusty paint shop for the best part of a year, I tipped in a bottle of injector cleaner and ran it to the next town where the specialist is,

in third gear at 4,000 rpms, that sorted it out - smooth as silk again.


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#453 ONLINE   barefoot

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 03:48 PM

Collected 944 with lovely sorted ABS, relay failure.
I went for a bit of a potter round, because I've not driven it in ages.
When it was properly hot, the low oil pressure light came on at tickover, to be on the safe side I got out and listened and it did not make any untoward noises and drove in every respect exactly as it has always done. The indicated pressure rises and falls with engine speed, but the instruments in the car are not noted for their accuracy.When I brim the tank for example, it always indicates 3/4, and starting from cold with thick overnight oil this morning, the guage only read 4, rather than the 5 it used to. The oil level was checked from cold Monday.
The tachometer also shows 1,000 rpm when it's actually 850rpm.
Does anyone think I should worry?
Or just get on and drive the bloody thing?
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#454 OFFLINE   Cheggers

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 03:54 PM

Collected 944 with lovely sorted ABS, relay failure.
I went for a bit of a potter round, because I've not driven it in ages.
When it was properly hot, the low oil pressure light came on at tickover, to be on the safe side I got out and listened and it did not make any untoward noises and drove in every respect exactly as it has always done. The indicated pressure rises and falls with engine speed, but the instruments in the car are not noted for their accuracy.When I brim the tank for example, it always indicates 3/4, and starting from cold with thick overnight oil this morning, the guage only read 4, rather than the 5 it used to. The oil level was checked from cold Monday.
The tachometer also shows 1,000 rpm when it's actually 850rpm.
Does anyone think I should worry?
Or just get on and drive the bloody thing?

More revs = more oil pressure

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 03:58 PM

I treat the gauges in my Caterham as mere indications that things are vaguely working, rather than take any meaningful reading from them. Then again, that’s not a teutonic beast like yours. My advice would still be to just drive it :)
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Posted 22 October 2018 - 04:30 PM

The fun continues...

The fair wife took a test drive in the Porsche with yours truly in the co pilot's seat, so that I could explain about the flickering oil pressure light bollocks. And sure enough, a brake pad wear warning lit up too!
Obviously this will be SORN'd at the end of the month and we'll worry about these minor irritations in the spring.

In other exciting news, the Renault failed an early MOT today on yet another previously unknown failure, this time an inoperative hazard warning switch! FFS. Fortunately to keep me sane, it needs a ball joint and some brake pipe as well. I was a little concerned that the regular 0420 warning messages might cause early emissions death for the car, but all is well and my tame Renner licker will be on the case at daybreak.
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Posted 25 October 2018 - 01:41 PM

The Scirocco took us down to the O2 to see the U2's - Bono does look old.

 

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Ran well, but aren't the motorways total shite - even coming back in the wee small hours,

I had the handbrake on at 01:04 because of yet more roadworks.

Took the fair wife to work in the Jaguar this morning to give it a bit of a run, re-joining the M1 to come home

there was a bit of 'engine coolant low' fun.

All hoses intact & the expansion tank nicely full. Find the sensor games await.

 

And the Vel Satis has a shiny new hazard warning light switch & a matching new MOT.


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#458 OFFLINE   Jim Bell

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Posted 25 October 2018 - 01:49 PM

My missus loves U2. She sees fit to remind me every time I tell her I love her.
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Posted 09 November 2018 - 09:10 AM

Today marks one whole year since I collected the VS from Moog.

It's been interesting...

The car was only supposed to see me over the winter whilst my 944 was off the road for a spot of paint.

Sadly the Porsche spent the winter & most of the summer in the body shop and the VS was pressed into some extended service.

As detailed elsewhere in this thread, it has failed me three times requiring a blower motor, a handbrake thing & a hazard warning switch!

It continues to potter on, the DMF continues to rattle and the turbo continues to drip a bit of engine oil.

 

Have a couple of photographs;

 

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The wife appears to have fallen in love with it and calls it quirky, this is a worry.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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#460 OFFLINE   R9UKE

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 09:51 AM

I really miss driving a Vel Satis daily. There’s just something about them, as your missus says. Does this one have a ridiculous amount of miles on the clock?
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Posted 09 November 2018 - 10:23 AM

Ebay jargon: Quirky = I hope you have an overdraft.

That year has gone far better than I ever imagined life relying on a Vel Saris would be though. And if the missus likes it, that's even better.
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Posted 09 November 2018 - 12:05 PM

Does this one have a ridiculous amount of miles on the clock?

 

 

262,700 ish and counting...


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Posted 09 November 2018 - 12:28 PM

Gotta be one of the highest mileage left, if not THE highest. Hats off to you.
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Posted 11 November 2018 - 09:47 AM

As promised, the fair Lady barefoot not best pleased with either her new potential winter steed or me asking her to piss about in front of her mother...
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the fair wife has driven it, her verdict, 'It's OK'.

 

The wife appears to have fallen in love with it and calls it quirky, this is doubleplusgood.

 
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Posted 11 November 2018 - 06:40 PM

I had the honour of taking the VS over it's last big milestone. I hope it lives on happily with the Barefoots to reach it's next big one.

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 07:47 PM

Thing is with Renault's of this era, you can never tell if that's genuine miles or not. There is a high chance that the electrics fritzed out at some point and added a couple of tens thousands on the clock.
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Posted 11 November 2018 - 07:51 PM

... you can never tell if that's genuine miles or not. ...

 

 

No, it's definitely real, it was a taxi, check out HT53JNU at,

 

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Bog all miles, then 70 odd thousand a year for a fair bit...


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Posted 12 November 2018 - 08:20 PM



...and the turbo continues to drip a bit of engine oil.


Bear in mind that it had a godawful oil leak from the turbo oil return pipe, right atop the back of the engine when I bought it, and this was fixed by a local tyre bay who replaced the olive on the end of the rigid pipe. It may just require a new olive...
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'Ridiculing shit engineering for over half a century'

 

Vomit colour Corsa 1.4 Comfort badermatic (the one constant, reliable thing in my life /Quentin)

XM 2.1 SEDTurbo (leaky driveway ornament)

LT Multicruiser (guest bedroom and backup kitchen)

Mk1 MR2 (rumours of its health are lies)

 

In the Voyager Sanitorium:

Chrysler Graf Spee Limited 3.3 + LPG (suspected OMGHG, Driver's window failure, ABS, AC and driver's seat heater failures)

Spears and reapers Chrysler Graf Spee Limited 3.3 + LPG (suspected long term abuse by PO, passenger's window failure)

 

(I'm sure I've forgotten at least one...)


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Posted Yesterday, 06:02 PM

Vel Satis is booked in for a look at its olives.

 

Meanwhile the sun was shining early this morning & I'd bought nothing for Sunday lunch 

So we nipped out for fish n chips again.

Whitby is only a 5 hour/300 mile round trip when one drives an XJ-8

The Magpie once again lived up to its reputation and the Jaguar wafted with much serenity.

 

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The woman in red is not admiring my fine steed, 

she just wanted to know where I'd had my parking disc from.


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