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  1. Does anyone know anything about this? Fuck WBoDs, I want it. https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201909302785619
  2. If all goes to plan I might need a car with no MoT moving from London to Manchester next week. Can anyone assist?
  3. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mazda-323/372787229618?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 This is silly cheap for me to insure, and the Jag is about to go into hibernation. I actually have a pragmatic use for it too. I want to buy it as I have the money. Any London sorts that could help me get a ticket on it? I *think* it's in the borough of Lewisham, but that's based onluy on me looking at the background of the images.
  4. Glovebox is a TADTS. Locks fail,either get stuck open or closed. Same happens to 740s and 940s.
  5. Excellent job. I saw this coming to be on booky facey but I've only just dropped in on here to see fully what went down. 11/10 pure heroine.
  6. On the plus side, head gasket kits for these are cheap as chips, and the job is doable DIY. Might be worth doing the cambelt at the same time.
  7. On the topic of radios, the Jag has a full 1990s(?) Alpine system. Head unit, CD changer, amp, sub speakers tweeters the lot. Sounds great. Volvo's sound system was also made by Alpine for Volvo, and I have multiple head units for it, that sound equally excellent.
  8. Hold on - if it's HGFd and water is escaping through the bores, then air is getting in. You're not going to bleed that without doing the gasket....
  9. I was looking at those at those a couple of years ago as a first car - insurance was astronomical though. How was it for you?
  10. I've done three headgaskets on these, and only once was it a catastrophic failure, the other two ran and were fairly hard to notice. Early onset HGF is a distinct possibility. Expansion caps on these don't really fail.
  11. 100% HGF from re-awakening. It will have HGFd - the way these generally go isn't between cylinders, so there's no loss of compression, and the test won't show anything. They fail between the outside of the cylinders and the water jacket (coolant passages surrounding the bores), fairly often on cylinder 1 or 4. The coolant leaks into the bores, and gets sent out the exhaust, big clouds out the exhaust, car runs dry and overheats. They can run with it for quite a while but as time goes on they start using more and more water until eventually it gets to the point it's dumping the coolant as fast as you're putting it in, which can lead to overheating if you're unlucky. That bleed valve is a red herring, the first time I dealt with this the AA man was convinced it was airlocked and wanted to take the thermostat out.
  12. I'm looking unlikely, family duties, beerage, and people using all my petrol so we aren't five up in a Yaris have all combined to make it look like I'm not gonna be there, or indeed up in time.
  13. Here's a MK2 Golf GTI on a K plate - someone really not want a mk3? MOT has an interesting advisory too.
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