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  1. No you can't retain the standard 110 alt as it is a different size. When using the cup/Volvo brackets you need a cup alt or the one I used. Maybe you already have the cup setup fitted, that would be a result if you have. Will pm some info about the brackets as I don't want to jack your thread.
  2. I did mine about twelve months ago, I put a non pas rack in mine, don't believe the rubbish on some forums about dropping the subframe to do it either. Instead of using the cup conversion parts I used Volvo brackets and adjuster as it's lighter than the cup setup. Also found a 110/120 amp alternator to fit, as fitting electronic steering then fitting a 75amp cup alt just seems nuts to me.
  3. Regarding the power steering leak, my advice is to just bin it off and go epas instead.
  4. Most brake pads sold today, including all the big brands as well as the ecp specials are all made by tmd friction, so nothing up with them.
  5. Another two for you consideration, 1st a favourite of mine, and I would probably have one if I hadn't got a Clio 182, is the MG ZS180 shares it's DNA with a 90's civic but tweaked to perfection by mg to create possibly one of the finest fwd chassis if it's day. Seem to be getting rarer by the day, most of the sheds have been scrapped and anything half decent seems to be appreciating price wise. 2nd Ignis sport, bullet proof cam chain engine mated to a car that again has a great chassis, but often not taken too seriously due the marmite looks of one. Probably not that quick in a straight line but great fun in the twisties nonetheless.
  6. 206's have really good rubbery stone chip paint on the sills, so good in fact that on inspection the sill look fine, until you start jabbing them with a screwdriver. Then you screw driver suddenly gets 2 inch shorter. Great car though but heavily slated. If we discusing newer stuff c2 vts is a riot, or Ignis sport or possibly a 306 GTi 6 if they still available for sensible money.
  7. A MK2 golf GTi under 2k will most likely be a shed at that price unless your very lucky. Anything that is a decent b road blaster from the 70-90s is gonna be quite pricey or quite ropey. It's a shame you have dismissed the Clio 172/182, as it probably does what you require.
  8. How on earth did you find that for £300?, I had one of these briefly, gonna have to get another before prices go up.
  9. That Skoda looks very familiar, did you used to commute to Barnsley in it?, am sure I used to see it quite often, possibly a 'T' reg?
  10. 1 306 cabrio? Or 605 2 looks like corrado 3 late crx
  11. How would the mot station know it knocks out blue smoke when it accelerates, it's a stationary emissions test.
  12. Briefly this year, when also looking for a lost car, the mot history site it did display the mot station it was tested at, but gone now unless you have the log book number.
  13. Oh yeah I recognise it now, was down my way Wakefield/Barnsley. Great purchase.
  14. What's the deal with the Benz, can't remember seeing that before.
  15. How on earth did that go rusty with it being an 07? Did they forget to dip it.
  16. Stone chip is porous in the same way primer is, so I would suggest going over it with paint or underseal before the sill covers go back on.
  17. Usually the rattly boot is the boot catch, when we had ours we had to replace the catch twice, as it couldn't be adjusted to stop the rattle, I think they got modified later on. Even though the 206 got a bad rep and the GTi version especially there not a bad car, quite enjoyed the one we had, was also a v reg, but in firedance orange.
  18. If it's anything like what my Clio did, insert key turn on ignition and press button on key fob a couple of times. Remove key then try to start it. Immobiliser went out of sync. Worth a try for nowt.
  19. They look like great fun, waiting for someone to do one with a newer style kangoo as there getting cheap and hybrid it with a 197 or a 225 Mégane.
  20. If you increase the amount of fuel injected through an injector, the duration it takes to inject the fuel is longer, or the amount of time the injector is open, this is ok to a certain extent but at the extremes you get high egt's and black smoke.
  21. Another way of achieving this or similar is the 'hammer mod' used quite heavily on be circles. Slacken the bolts on the upper part of the injection pump and 'hammer' or in reality tap the upper part of the pump a tiny amount to up the IQ or injection quantity. Higher IQ = more power, but if you over do it, it'll run like shit, or make the pump leak.
  22. Can't explain it then, unless mine is a dodgy download as I clear the engine management light off before every mot. As you were.
  23. I downloaded mine maybe two or three years back, but my uncles Altea wasn't on that drop down list when I needed it lately. But didn't download a recent version. Maybe it gets updated every so often.
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