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#151 ONLINE   barefoot

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 07:43 PM

Surely if it does 100 miles without issue - it's OK?


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Posted 27 October 2018 - 07:49 PM

Find out if the Max level should be there when cold - when warm and under pressure the level may drop..
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Posted 27 October 2018 - 07:58 PM

do some town only and see if it does the same = job joabed

 

sounds like it no pissin oan tha floor noo



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Posted 27 October 2018 - 08:12 PM

Them vag bottles level go up n down lyke  yoyos :-( My t4 might go bleeep   "I need coolant top up!  "  

once a month..then a week , then a month again .Maybe a cupful or so .  Plastic thermostat housings ,with steel bolt hole collars , the  collars corrode ,expand and distort the housing , and it weeps... it's never wet ,just stained red with dried antifreeze . Don't worry about it ...


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Posted 27 October 2018 - 09:09 PM

Does the fluid level increase quite a bit when the cap is released?

So the fluid does rise when the cap is released?

Hate to say this but deffo looks head gasket related.

Because there is so much pressure in the cooling system the rubber hoses expand a little, so when you released the cap, the pipes contract and raise the fluid level.

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 09:11 PM

If it's driving 100 fault free miles at a time just use it until something develops.
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Posted 28 October 2018 - 12:08 PM

I think i read somewhere about a variable level when hot or cold but now can't find that page on the web (I don't have a manual for the car).

I'm going to take it out for a run this afternoon, get it properly hot again and let it cool and see where the level ends up.

 

The new bottle being clear, rather than discoloured sodium orange, is both helpful and a source of worry.

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It always amuses me that e46s vie with the PT Cruiser as the car that's too shit for Autoshite, 

 

 


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 08:20 PM

In other news, I found out last night that wipers can rock the car.

 

Its not visible from outside, nor when the car is moving but can be felt when sitting inside (my passenger also noticed).

I could feel it through the pedals as well.

 

I'd put it down to the light weight of the car, softish suspension (though being an Audi it doesn't ride well) and what must be a torquey wiper motor to drive the big pantograph wiper.  


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Posted 10 November 2018 - 11:36 PM

Right, update time.

 

My trusted mechanic has confirmed we are in a state of HGF.

 

The car doesn't overheat but pressurises the coolant and i've been depressurising after every journey.

 

It did drive 100miles without incident after i put the new expansion tank on but I haven't done more than 20 in one trip recently.

 

I need rid so will be weighing it in next Monday (19/11).

 

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It always amuses me that e46s vie with the PT Cruiser as the car that's too shit for Autoshite, 

 

 


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Posted 10 November 2018 - 11:45 PM

Surely someone would be interested in taking this on. Looks to be a tidy enough example and these are interesting cars which seem to have quite a following.

I imagine in typical modern car fashion that access and the amount of stuff that needs to be removed to get at it is the biggest barrier to getting the head gasket changed?

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Posted 10 November 2018 - 11:52 PM

No, there's a fair bit of space around the tiny engine. I think the bay was designed for something bigger.

 

 

Full disclosure, its not as nice as it looks in the pictures.

The wheels are a little scabby, the paint has a fair few scratches, there is corrosion bubbling through on the rear driver's side door, the remote fuel flap release doesn't, the interior is still manky, the heater fan screams all the time, one rear brake has a slight drag, it will need brake pipes and wheel balancing, there's a clonk when coming on or off the power which i think is a loose exhaust and the stereo is horrible. 


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Posted 11 November 2018 - 09:19 AM

Dibs on driving it to Persley on the rev limiter!
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Posted 11 November 2018 - 09:35 AM

If you think you can make it 15 miles like that....
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Posted 11 November 2018 - 05:51 PM

These cars intrigue me, and I like this one. The fact it's broken makes it doubly appealing.

 

However I have no money and need to lower my Toyota count significantly before I considered anything else.

 

Would buy some roffle tickets though!



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Posted 11 November 2018 - 06:00 PM

£3 per ticket roffle for a broken car?

Hell, even £2 a ticket could work (possibly, what are scrap prices like right now?)
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Posted 11 November 2018 - 06:01 PM

Would buy some roffle tickets though!


59 of them at £3.50 each?

I fear you’re in a very exclusive club there.
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Posted 11 November 2018 - 06:06 PM

Right, update time.

My trusted mechanic has confirmed we are in a state of HGF.

The car doesn't overheat but pressurises the coolant and i've been depressurising after every journey.

It did drive 100miles without incident after i put the new expansion tank on but I haven't done more than 20 in one trip recently.

I need rid so will be weighing it in next Monday (19/11).

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They seem prone to doing this.A friend of mine has one that's now off the road.It would be ok as long as you didn't do over 50.Over that speed it would start pushing out water, but not overheating.

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 06:48 PM

To be honest, I'm more worried you'd spend the money on peanut butter and cheese sanwiches
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Posted 11 November 2018 - 06:55 PM

I’d take a roffle ticket, I was very tempted the first time it was roffled

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 07:02 PM

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Looks like the roffle is sorted!
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Posted 11 November 2018 - 07:07 PM

Damnit, 59 is my lucky number
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Posted 11 November 2018 - 07:09 PM

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Looks like the roffle is sorted!

 

Top work there


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Posted 11 November 2018 - 07:13 PM

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Looks like the roffle is sorted!

 

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 07:21 PM

Right, update time.

My trusted mechanic has confirmed we are in a state of HGF.

The car doesn't overheat but pressurises the coolant and i've been depressurising after every journey.

It did drive 100miles without incident after i put the new expansion tank on but I haven't done more than 20 in one trip recently.

I need rid so will be weighing it in next Monday (19/11).

Open to insulting offers...


They seem prone to doing this.A friend of mine has one that's now off the road.It would be ok as long as you didn't do over 50.Over that speed it would start pushing out water, but not overheating.

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 08:20 PM

Don't all rush at once.

 

http://autoshite.com...ves-has-issues/


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It always amuses me that e46s vie with the PT Cruiser as the car that's too shit for Autoshite, 

 

 


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Posted 11 November 2018 - 08:23 PM

Don't all rush at once.

 

http://autoshite.com...ves-has-issues/

 

You have neglected to put a price per ticket on that roffle.

 

No, I don't fucking want one, not even for free!


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