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    Jazoli got a reaction from martc in The Bikeshite Thread   
    Ok then, I've never heard anything so ridiculous personally.
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    Jazoli got a reaction from Vince70 in The rusty £150 focus   
    On paper yes they are underwhelming and should have never have worn a GTi badge, but in reality they aren't slow and have more than enough power and torque to comfortably keep pace with any traffic in day to day driving.
    Mine is comfortably quicker than the Wife's 308CC, my daughters Civic, my other daughters 207, my Dad's Yaris etc etc, most average modern cars only have similar peak power and torque so 'slow as shit' isn't really true, slow compared to a 306GTi or Civic Type R most definitely, slow compared to the average family hatchback maybe not so.
    I'm not singing it's praises and the numbers don't really stack up but as a 20 year old car on the roads with modern traffic it holds its own, which shows they got the basics right regardless of the numbers.
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    Jazoli got a reaction from Matty in The rusty £150 focus   
    No, they usually just dress like normal people do you knobhead.
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    Jazoli got a reaction from Matty in The rusty £150 focus   
    On paper yes they are underwhelming and should have never have worn a GTi badge, but in reality they aren't slow and have more than enough power and torque to comfortably keep pace with any traffic in day to day driving.
    Mine is comfortably quicker than the Wife's 308CC, my daughters Civic, my other daughters 207, my Dad's Yaris etc etc, most average modern cars only have similar peak power and torque so 'slow as shit' isn't really true, slow compared to a 306GTi or Civic Type R most definitely, slow compared to the average family hatchback maybe not so.
    I'm not singing it's praises and the numbers don't really stack up but as a 20 year old car on the roads with modern traffic it holds its own, which shows they got the basics right regardless of the numbers.
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    Jazoli got a reaction from GrumpiusMaximus in The rusty £150 focus   
    On paper yes they are underwhelming and should have never have worn a GTi badge, but in reality they aren't slow and have more than enough power and torque to comfortably keep pace with any traffic in day to day driving.
    Mine is comfortably quicker than the Wife's 308CC, my daughters Civic, my other daughters 207, my Dad's Yaris etc etc, most average modern cars only have similar peak power and torque so 'slow as shit' isn't really true, slow compared to a 306GTi or Civic Type R most definitely, slow compared to the average family hatchback maybe not so.
    I'm not singing it's praises and the numbers don't really stack up but as a 20 year old car on the roads with modern traffic it holds its own, which shows they got the basics right regardless of the numbers.
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    Jazoli reacted to rickvw72 in The rusty £150 focus   
    These are in everything. Volvo C30, Peugeot’s, Citroen’s, Ford everything.
    On top of injectors, turbos, I’ve seen numerous oil cooler issues, carbon blocking oil feed lines, egr faults, and a few that have seized, usually after the turbos shat itself, usually coz the carbons blocked the pipes or pick up pump.
    Most have a useless dpf, sometimes with an actual  colostomy bag full of rediculous priced dpf juice! 
    Poor. 
    It would be very foolish to claim a VAG machine of any type is poorly engineered, citing window regs, peeling soft touch or some trivia, and then buy a 1.6 hdi / tdci.
    Not meant as a reply here, but more from a longer term perspective. I had a Mk4 tdi 5 years/ 60k as mentioned before. On almost any car forum, every week, Mk4 Golfs crop up. They’re always massacred by a few posters, citing bollocks such as handling etc and getting all twisted up over “premium”  image issue that I can’t fathom?

    A new Mk1 Focus memory compared to a 20 year old Golf reality is not really useful for a comparison, I find and is the internet’s chosen method to judge the Mk4 Golf
    For less than a grand you won’t find a better car available easily, they’re normally what I’d recommend people who ask, and several have bought and been really happy with them.
     
     

     
     
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    Jazoli reacted to Tim_E in Tim's Fleet - I Roll in the Volvo   
    F#$k me I got booost. 
    Goes like a scalded terrier again. 
    Ok there's a few leaks and it needs a service which it will get very soon. 
    And there is a coolant temperature code, open circuit to battery or something. But the temperature guage works and the car goes...
    Phew, anyway. I thought it was going to be a never-ending chase of sticky intake, turbo and controllers, but no. It cost me a couple of beers for my friend and a cup of tea. 
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    Jazoli got a reaction from Burnside in The new news 24 thread   
    If you are that confident let's find a landy and put you underneath it and push it off the jack, seems reasonable to me.
    My neighbour died last year, his jack failed whilst he was working on his defender, he was under there 3 hours before his 8 year old child found him, anyone working under an unpropped car needs their fucking head looking at.
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    Jazoli got a reaction from adw1977 in The new news 24 thread   
    Why would it be locked? In the real world peoples opinions can differ 🤷
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    Jazoli reacted to HillmanImp in The new news 24 thread   
    I won't even go under the car to place the axle stands. I send Imp Jr, he can fit into much tighter spaces and get them right under. 
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    Jazoli reacted to Minimad5 in The new news 24 thread   
    It was a joke, as seems to be fashion when folk tend to disagree.
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    Jazoli got a reaction from Dick Longbridge in The new news 24 thread   
    He was pinned by the rear axle I was told, I believe he had a grease gun in his hand, its a mugs game and anyone climbing under at least a ton of metal being suspended in the air by a 10p O ring and trusting it not to fail because 'it never has' is desperately short of imagination.
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    Jazoli got a reaction from GeorgeB in The new news 24 thread   
    Why would it be locked? In the real world peoples opinions can differ 🤷
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    Jazoli got a reaction from Craig the Princess in The new news 24 thread   
    If you are that confident let's find a landy and put you underneath it and push it off the jack, seems reasonable to me.
    My neighbour died last year, his jack failed whilst he was working on his defender, he was under there 3 hours before his 8 year old child found him, anyone working under an unpropped car needs their fucking head looking at.
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    Jazoli got a reaction from Unclefester in The new news 24 thread   
    He was pinned by the rear axle I was told, I believe he had a grease gun in his hand, its a mugs game and anyone climbing under at least a ton of metal being suspended in the air by a 10p O ring and trusting it not to fail because 'it never has' is desperately short of imagination.
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    Jazoli got a reaction from SiC in The new news 24 thread   
    He was pinned by the rear axle I was told, I believe he had a grease gun in his hand, its a mugs game and anyone climbing under at least a ton of metal being suspended in the air by a 10p O ring and trusting it not to fail because 'it never has' is desperately short of imagination.
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    Jazoli got a reaction from Bitzer in The rusty £150 focus   
    The Focus is undoubtedly the better drive, I had a 1.6 and 1.8 petrol and a 1.8tddi mk1 and a 1.6 mk2 and they just drove so well with perfectly weighted controls and ride and handling in another league to the 4 pudding mk4 golfs I've owned, the first time I drove a focus when my escort company car was in to be fixed again I was gobsmacked at the steering feel.
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    Jazoli got a reaction from Vince70 in The rusty £150 focus   
    The Focus is undoubtedly the better drive, I had a 1.6 and 1.8 petrol and a 1.8tddi mk1 and a 1.6 mk2 and they just drove so well with perfectly weighted controls and ride and handling in another league to the 4 pudding mk4 golfs I've owned, the first time I drove a focus when my escort company car was in to be fixed again I was gobsmacked at the steering feel.
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    Jazoli got a reaction from Vince70 in The rusty £150 focus   
    I agree, I see at least 3 or 4 every day on my short commute to work, I can't remember the last time I saw a mk1 focus, there aren't many other cars of this age in regular use.
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    Jazoli got a reaction from Vince70 in The rusty £150 focus   
    No you don't you remove the trim panel from the inside of the door, done it many times.
    Its a piss easy job to change the window reg and/or the door lock on them, it takes 30 minutes once you know how.
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    Jazoli got a reaction from Tock in The rusty £150 focus   
    The Focus is undoubtedly the better drive, I had a 1.6 and 1.8 petrol and a 1.8tddi mk1 and a 1.6 mk2 and they just drove so well with perfectly weighted controls and ride and handling in another league to the 4 pudding mk4 golfs I've owned, the first time I drove a focus when my escort company car was in to be fixed again I was gobsmacked at the steering feel.
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    Jazoli got a reaction from RayMK in The rusty £150 focus   
    The Focus is undoubtedly the better drive, I had a 1.6 and 1.8 petrol and a 1.8tddi mk1 and a 1.6 mk2 and they just drove so well with perfectly weighted controls and ride and handling in another league to the 4 pudding mk4 golfs I've owned, the first time I drove a focus when my escort company car was in to be fixed again I was gobsmacked at the steering feel.
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    Jazoli got a reaction from Shirley Knott in The rusty £150 focus   
    No you don't you remove the trim panel from the inside of the door, done it many times.
    Its a piss easy job to change the window reg and/or the door lock on them, it takes 30 minutes once you know how.
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    Jazoli got a reaction from Tim_E in Tim's Fleet - I Roll in the Volvo   
    You can clean the turbo using mr muscle oven cleaner and its fairly easy on a passat, vid below, its not guaranteed to work but it might, you really need to get the car hooked up to VCDS and do some live logging, it could be the N75 valve or a simple vacuum leak.
    These (amazingly reliable!) PD engines can be an utter pain in the arse once they have been 'mapped' as they will start going into limp mode, usually when you are trying to do a rapid overtake, I could never get to the bottom of it on my Bora and I replaced everything chasing the issue, it went away when I put the standard 130 map back on the car.
     
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    Jazoli got a reaction from Lacquer Peel in Tim's Fleet - I Roll in the Volvo   
    You can clean the turbo using mr muscle oven cleaner and its fairly easy on a passat, vid below, its not guaranteed to work but it might, you really need to get the car hooked up to VCDS and do some live logging, it could be the N75 valve or a simple vacuum leak.
    These (amazingly reliable!) PD engines can be an utter pain in the arse once they have been 'mapped' as they will start going into limp mode, usually when you are trying to do a rapid overtake, I could never get to the bottom of it on my Bora and I replaced everything chasing the issue, it went away when I put the standard 130 map back on the car.
     
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