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#1 OFFLINE   Springer

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 07:56 PM

I was in need of emergency transport whilst the A6 Allroad goes off to have it's gearbox issues sorted out.

 

Been scanning Faceache (no-one seems to reply to enquiries there) and Bumtree over the weekend. Anything that came up seemed to be gone instantly. This morning and 06 Mondeo popped up. Phoned the vendor and arranged to see it after 5pm Tayne of this parish duly picked me up and we headed through Aberdeen's rush hour traffic.

 

The bad bit's. Only one key, rear light cluster could do with being replaced and the odd wee bleb. 164k on the clock

 

The good bits. A years ticket with advisories for brakes.....but a nice receipt stapled to it for the brakes being done. 2 owners from new and fsh with a folder full or receipts.

 

Money duly changed hands.

 

Fingers crossed it behaves for a wee while. Once the Audi is fixed I'll punt it on.

 

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#2 OFFLINE   paulscavalier

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:02 PM

Looks pretty decent, specially if it's had two owners who are prepared to get work done when it needs it and keep the receipts
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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:15 PM

I’d say that photo flatters it (though it’s far from the worst 13 year old car I’ve encountered) but neither of us have seen it in daylight.
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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 February 2019 - 08:38 PM

I’d say that photo flatters it (though it’s far from the worst 13 year old car I’ve encountered) but neither of us have seen it in daylight.

I agree, tomorrow will tell a tale!  As long as it goes Ok I'm fine with it.

 

Thanks again for your assistance!



#5 OFFLINE   sutty2006

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 09:31 PM

Cool. What motor?

Sideways is the only way forwards!

 

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 10:03 PM

Cool. What motor?

2.0 tdci in bAse Edge trim. 



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Posted 11 February 2019 - 10:07 PM

Those trimz are terrible.  Top bombing, sir  :D


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 10:14 PM

Those trimz are terrible.  Top bombing, sir  :D

Yup, they are truly shite.......and for extra shite points, one has a wee chunk out out of it :mrgreen:


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 10:15 PM

Ooooo life on the EDGE.



3 randoms please
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Sideways is the only way forwards!

 

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#10 OFFLINE   Springer

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 10:24 PM

Ooooo life on the EDGE.



3 randoms please

Mmmm...you never know! Once I get the Allroad back I might just do a roffle, just for the hell of it! Although I'm a new 'shiter', I'm sure Tayne would assure anyone of my honest character.....we've only* been friends for 19 years, lol.



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Posted 11 February 2019 - 10:25 PM

looks good, no alloys?


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 11:01 PM

looks good, no alloys?

Nope. Nasty trimz.....lol.

 

I work for myself and needed something to get me about for a wee while. The cost of lost work far outweighs the outlay* on this car.

 

It looks decent from a distance and goes and that's all I need. It's not a bad old bus all things considered. Was back out having a bimble around it goes well, clutch is spot on and turbo kicks in well. Need to go through the history file but suspect both replaced not that far back.


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 12:29 AM

Keep the edge and punt on the allroad
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Posted 12 February 2019 - 11:38 AM

Top tip, don’t fit shit fuel filters, they like either Delphi or Bosch and don’t forget to prime it first otherwise it’ll be a right bastard to start.

Make sure the turbo actuator hasn’t cooked itself, you can detach the rod and check for stiffness in the VNT, this usually manifests itself when you use the 10% overboost.

Check the inter cooler pipe that goes up to the EGR, has a habit of splitting on the inside, cue smoke and it running like shit.

Keep an eye on the back brakes getting hot, these things shit calipers for fun.

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 11:57 AM

Best of luck with this -- back in the day I was on the road as a rep with these doing 4k a month, I really liked the base ones, quiet on small wheels, comfy cloth beats cow and they had the essential a/c and heated windscreen.  Not all had overboost ifirc the povvo 115 didn't but the 130 and 155 did.


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 12:53 PM

Yes the 115 didn’t. Useless fact there was an even lower powered version made specifically for Ireland.
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Posted 13 February 2019 - 11:08 PM

I can confirm that both Springer and the Mondeo exist.

He’s not a Nigerian prince, Russian troll, ex-Mossad black-operative or scummy man (isn’t he Mr Inconspicous).
I have known him for 19 years (you get less than that for murder in some countries) and do trust him to look after my cat when I’m away.

I’ve driven the Mondeo and can confirm that it engages at least three forward and one reverse gears.
As it was driven to my house last night I can also confirm that’s it’s good for journeys of 5 miles.

Cash in the usual place please Springer.
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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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