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  1. ... its very very late n im posting from my ancient PC but what comes to mind is this; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunbeam_Tiger
  2. ...its a 115bhp BKE engine code B6; mine is a sort of irish spec semi s-line spec; colour coded lower bumpers but base level cloth interior etc; its up at 380k kms at the moment; TBH its had an intank lift pump that I replaced with a 2nd hand unit; it has a 'every 4 to 6 months' -refuses to start at all, issue; possibly worn injectors; 2 days in the year on the day it will crank n crank n wont catch at all; draining battery's n wont start- next day it starts on the key- no issues... I actually forget about this issue occasionally; had it plugged in but they found no faults - it had all audi service history before me with eye watering bills before I bought it for €600- previous owner used to chug it round france n Europe with no issues... its just a daily / load lugger to me; a motorised holdall for tools etc - I have broken a rear spring in it... best MPG I had was when me and the brother bought my old mans 04 skoda estate 110bhp auto - he originally bought that from BCA in blackbushe, Hampshire UK - it was possible to achieve 65 mpg in that 50mpg if you hammered it with the right foot... I like the VAG Tdi's as the seem to largely 'look after themselves' if you bother to service them; even without regular service they seem to plod on; just all round a decent reliable daily chugger...
  3. I got a calculated 55mpg out of the 04 audi a4 Tdi wagon last Saturday on a 400km round trip down to pick up a decent ratios T25 5speed box in deepest west Cork; I decided to go the windey backroads through a series small 'no mans land villages, in the hope that I might spot some aul chod in fields etc (very little spotted on that front) so I was up n down the cogs quite a bit on the bends/ narrowly avoiding flocks of lycra clad cyclist etc... it needs a service, so I was quite happy/surprised/less skint by that...
  4. ...I pissed myself laughing yesterday when a mate told me he'd been to our local NCT centre to have a 'visual' minor fault inspected (seat belts 'inoperable'- just slow to release so I wanged some GT/45 or whatever into them) from last week... .... he reported the place was ramm'jammed with folk n in total chaos; the local place is always staffed by a contingent of knobend testers; they are super reluctant to issue the pass cert first time, n fail on petty shit eg. 'number plate lights not sufficiently bright enough' or whatever - anyways the lifts issue coupled with their propensity to have folk returning for the minor outside in the carpark visual inspection shit led to the total chaos - their continued petty stupidity caught up them... I travel 40 miles away to the limerick test centre when getting my own done; its staffed by reasonable non petty testers
  5. first gen' tesla's are 'technically rear engined' - the power electric unit being in the back AFAIK - I used to watch a few of them 'rich rebuilds' youtube vids (before he became really unbearable) where he takes apart/rebuilds salvage testlas with a kitchen kinife spoon etc - that's how I know...LOL
  6. ...this all sound very shifty to me; theres something motorviating her to constantly pester you re the 300; is it possible shes paid in the money via a forged bank draft? there are some forged bank drafts these days that even fool the bank for 6 or 12 months, n its not till then that they attempt to unravel whole paper trail ... for me once a deposit is put down, that's binding both to you and the seller; renege n you've lost the deposit, or if your the seller, its your right to keep it - this is an unspoken agreement of terms; Ive been on the receiving end of both sides of the deposit agreement; ive just had to suck it up n move on...
  7. ive just spent the last few hrs going through this thread; facinating n enthralling stuff altogether!! fair play datsuncog et all for all the ongoing research ...
  8. ...the mazdas cant cope with anything above '80-85%' clagged up DPF - yes the injectors seem to fail n leak off, n the EGR snuffs it round this time; some mazda dealerships will change the EGR n fit new injectors n tell the customer, that they are not driving it long enough for the Reg'gen to kick in, after they've reset all after new injectors etc- n tell them to drive on an otherwise pointless 70 mile round tripp once a week to 'clean out n regen' (knowing they'll seew the customer gain very soon!) - or 'off the record' a technician might recommend one of the 'DPF washout' outfits.... all of that lasts about 4-6k Miles before it goes into limp mode again, n the has to owner 'rinse n repeat' DPF regen 'ground'hog day' processes or swallow the cost of a new DPF... I know of a mate who's mrs had the DPF stolen from under the car n he bought a used one from stoved car at a breakers n its still working fine for him... Ive done a few DPF gut out jobs; on the actual opening up n gutting out' the DPF innards - all ive seen hopelessly clogged n you'd wonder how the car exhaled at all with all the clagg... if you get the right 'car software keyboard tapper' to remap etc after its been gutted; the car is transformed n is hugely reliable afterwards, with lots more power n MPG.... ...from what ive seen 170-200K is the usual life of the DPF but that's reduced if its been a short run commuter/city based car....
  9. fiat tipo or Uno lacking wipers/wiper mechanism??
  10. @jonathan_dayane (didn't feel like clogging up the thread quoting)- that looks similar to the way mk1 focus's rot in that area; a longwinded n intricate sort of welding job- I sacked off doing it on my mates mk1,5 focus in that area on both sides of the boot floor; the strut towers were also cornflake consistency after hammer strike testing... his also had sill perorations so the car got condemned; anyways fair play for metal kitting all that back together; looks like a decent job...
  11. c'est ca!! ...six is an acceptable no; same as myself (I think!), tho I have a few 'halves' which are either car bodies/shells so I don't count them... I try to stay away from 'odd number of cars' as it creates 'storage anomalies ' so I aim for the even numbers; rarely sell one but a new purchase gets me into the even numbers again- you have to have a system as harry hill says...
  12. it will work well as a car; my mate who had a few of them reckoned the prop removed/FWD consversion was better for his general MPG n he mentioned tyres lasting longer, after he changed to road only tyres n he lived in 'big time stickZ'; he liked to buy a breaker that didn't have its prop removed tho as he reckoned the coupling wear in its past life had transferred to rear diff n with it removed after many miles; the undriven rear diff was likely to even more severely worn n leakey... On the diesel theres one of the glow plugs that unremovable unless the pump is off; he was down at mine with cold cranking/catching issues n the glowplug behind the pump was well older than the rest n stuck; I managed to heat n bend a spanner to remove it after heating it, but there wasn't enough space to physically remove the plug- from memory its was 2000 era... I welded on some off-road OLLI looking tubular steel side steps with checker plate inserts he got off one of his breakers onto his one; they were so bent n the holes didn't line up so I I just welded them on; utter poinlessness vanity but that's what he wanted done.... theres a 'hippo's forum' - hippos are their knickname he used to be on he mentioned, some 'good info' was on there, is the forum is still going...
  13. ...I still have a bucket of bolts in the unit from helping a mate break freelanders; he had one himself and used to buy the odd one or two, which were cheap as breakers; the pitch n thread of nearly every bolt that comes off them; ive never found a use for apart from the odd BMW; in many ways they seemed massively over-engineered n in other areas very half arsed- eg the viscous couplings; he had some china contact n he used to remarket the 'recon'd couplings, even tho his own had the 'fwd only' viscous coupling delete; he had a few plates made up n used to sell them - they were needed after the rear prop delete... ...anyways they were 7 or 8 year old cars at this time but he used to managed to sell everything off the breaker ones; especially the diesel LWB ones; I though he was mad when he first got into them, but he used to make good coin off the breakers; I didn't think irish folk were masochistic enough to keep them going, but I was proved wrong - a big seller was the auto window rear tailgate...
  14. in the vag selection ,,,avoid that Passat and the mk5 platform jetta you pictured -most likely to be 2l diesel n it might even be a BXE engine one; if its motor has survived; if your into 'car one'up manship' with your workmates/ neighbours n want a later plate car adorning your drive; a late skoda 1.9tdi of octavia or superb badging might suit; bur they aren't the best lookers, aesthetically speaking - then again; who cares... Ive an 04 audi a4 b6 tdi 115bhp avant as a daily n I cant really fault it- eats up the miles; has 370k km on it at the moment - the usualy 1.9PD TDi reliability n terminator like indestructability; you can buy a newer version of the same car as the Seat Exeo in avant form; which is a b6 audi that they've put a different face n arse on - but will be 'newer plate'.... heres an older pic of my audi b6 avant; Ive since sacked of them Chinese RS? replica rims - as they all leaked air/two were dangerously cracked, n fitted a set of cheap skoda 5 spokes rims to it; completely bucking the trend of the look of these older audis when find their way eventually in the hands of the penniless /on the mean streets
  15. ...looks like a clean enough t25 from the pics; if the 1.9d 'engine conversion' has a lucas pump, is likely from a 90s '6N' polo, or a skoda fabia originally- AEF code usually for the polo variant; with 1y's being in thin on the ground these days or buying a donor car in haste as it 'has a 1.9D' in it - some folk end up fitting the AEF to upgrade the stock 1.6d; the 1.9D in polos n the old skoda fabias leans forward its a bit less straight forward than the golf/vento 1y to retrofit to a t25, but some folk get it to fit even with the auxiliary belts differences between the AEF n 1Y, but from memory if theres a 'dummy powersteering pump' (lines blocked off from it) - if the t25 doesnt have p/s - only a few late ones did; its a polo derived AEF - the belt system on them has to incorporate a p/s pump in polo form; folk fitting them to a t25 just fill the p/s pump innards with grease/atf seal it up n treat it as a belt idler - which can burst the nose seal in use... I forget all the details but it should be all on the club8090 wiki on how to fit an AEF... ...yon astra polshed up nice BTW
  16. ...it shouldnt be too hard to remove any aftermarket immobiliser stuff from one of these; these seem to use either black or white 'numbered' wires, or really thin coloured wire, the same grade you find in a 90s household telephone; the often fit them by saddling the wires, or at the back of the fuseboard snipping the wires to the fuel pump n connecting them onto the 'mystery box' with the flashing LED ...you should be able to identify the thicker factory wiring n resolder the connections- it is very time consuming n fiddly but 'very do0able'... ...I was once called upon to remove an alarm/immobiliser from a mk2 GTI that started life as LHD, m was converted to RHD by a previous owner who was a mechanic; to extend the colum, switches and instrument loom he just used 'whatever' colour wire the right length to extend the wires; It was therefor 'doubly confusing' ....the car was a non starter for two years n the owner was ready to give up on it....- I managed to get the immobiliser n alarm out n tidy up the loom extension a bit; I had 'all night' in a unit in an industrial estate to do it... I managed to get the car started; much to the owners surprise...
  17. have you checked the coil n the wiring to the coil? A mate of mine has a mk1 gti tintop n it had similar 'running n idling like shit' woes; he has a few of these mk1 gti's so went the usual route here of 'swopping metering heads' about between cars, which didn't solve the problem - he eventually had it trailered away 120 miles to an old school specialist who diagnosed n fixed the coil wiring... there seems to be a thriving market here for 'metering heads' - my mate above buys them as spares, n they are often robbed out cars fellas have in storage... We've a DX stashed away for years for my brothers 'bought engineless' years ago 84 mk1 cabriolet project; got the tank fuel system n full wiring loom from a 38k miles mk2 scirocco I bought cheap; engine's been out n sat up a few years; hes anxious to get the ball rolling on it soon; its one of those rare occasions where I will 'relish' the wiring side but FEAR putting all the mechanicals in making them work... !!
  18. ...BTW that's a mk2 mondeo 'eggshell bumpers' turbo diesel on what looks like escort cossie style rims in the next door neighbours gaff- to the right of the beetle on the trailer; 2000 era, if any of the irish shiters are looking for a 'life sea anchor' - its got flat tyres n is filled with bags of clothes n the interior is full of mould; south tipp area....
  19. ...ive had a bit of a dose of glandular fever this last few weeks which im just recovering from; on the 'virus foreplay' initial stages of it, I ended up agreeing to buyi this aul 90s scene relic - 'shite unsheened'having told my old man 'if its solid just put a deposit down on it' - I had to go half way up the country n collect it one Saturday morning about two weeks ago with my shitty car skateboard/ transporter job I have for much instances of folly... anyways its a 75 1300 that's been buttered up a bit with filler but its solid with some old 'could be worse' patches - drives nice n stops n steers well n was taxed n in use up till last year.... ...annoyingly to me the neighbours seem to love it, N it drew a bit of crowd during the unloading... I was jiggered with glandular fever, so let them at it; rev it up etc... not sure if its staying or I'll use it a 2nd classic car- time or common sense will tell; tho only one of them is a given...
  20. ...you can make /beat up a simple even crude 'shit plate' - a grandma's nighty - covers all effort out of tin or whatever that will be mounted via the two bellhousing bolts n cover the hole well; easily done; would take all of 15mins to make; most of that being the big holes in the tin for the bellhousing bolts...
  21. ...I never used to rate an Vauxhall/opel product, but im sort of converted now as my brother bought an 07 Astra 1.8 SRI there end of last year; I stumbled across it in a mates yard n messaged the pics to my brother n he said hed have it on the spot as twas cheap at the time- needed a windscreen n brake work - all 4 discs n pads; had stood in the yard for a bit; I did all the brakes on it including a fluid flush- it also needed mirrors replaced... ...we turned it round n its now a nice car to drive, as he got it low miles; big brakes on them 'as stock' n his has the sport button for extra fun - it drives real well n can handle when pushed hard... downsides to a 'big engine' here is 'big tax - but he put 6months worth of government bear matt on the window; its got daft big 18in rims n rubberband tyres on it, I told him to change them when were getting it ready to test it - these days hes conceded they are 'horrid' is shopping for 16 or 17in saab rims at the moment... On the downside; the paintwork isn't great; I spose this is because it was laid up - its bubbles badly n is peeling - not a huge concern as its very reliable n not hugely thirsty 'driven round the town' etc....
  22. Ive got LIDL oil in the 04 audi tdi avant at the moment; its up to 360K or something, n as its 'high tax' here, n it had a few months test on it, I decided 'why not'... it was €20 for 5 litres. ...I think Valvoline at the local factors is €20 for 4,5litres which is usually go for; anyways I was explaining all this to my brother the other week n he reckons 'im mad' to 'take the chance' for .5 a litre ( mine does need the occasional top up) - as said above possibly all the same stuff; hes a bit different to me, the bro' - buys all the bits for a service all at once- airfilter/fuel filter, oil n filter; asks for the total to be rounded up; I tend to buy peacemeal 'when stuff like airfilters 'look bad' - economy is suffering... but im looking on the LIDL oil as 'flushing oil' for the moment... yeah, that's a good 'view for me' at this moment....
  23. ...its the danger of swops, I spose; what sort of BMW is it you are now lumbered with, with all the issues?
  24. ...over here; nowadays, insurance companies wont be held liable for a car without a NCT test; they wont insure any car without a test - years ago, if you bought a car with a test out 2 or 3 weeks, but you'd booked a test, the insurance company would cover you, but want the NCT cert 'in the post to follow' - nowadays they've some cort of 'catel' access, all the insurance co's now know of what car is tested, n whats not ; via a click of their keyboard; no test on the car that's current; no quote; not even temporary - if you don't have a test; your not insured, is the 'line' - Im not sure how this works out insurance wise for folk like me getting an aged '04 audi avant tdi with high mileage tested as it can often take a few attempts in the 28 day window, swopping shocks n springs about to keep their computers happy re the 2 or 3% shocks n springs imbalance(outside the 30%) - its can often take 2 or 3 attempts at retests; which it has recently... ...another stipulation is that you turn up with the reg form; (tax book for the car)- they wont test the car without it; anways on last retest when I was in the cramped waiting room; it seems they brought some lads car into the testing bays, but 10 mins later reversed the car back out of the bay n to to the customer carpark (years since ive seen that n then it was my own car) n told him the engine no' didn't match to what was on the reg form - I presumed he was testing a bog standard 04 era ford focus - judging by how he came in the queue- he seemed completely miffed by the testers refusal; I was in for a brief retest so not sure what was its outcome; so there you are a refusal to even test a car without a declared engine replacement/new engine no' on the reg form... ...my brother has had an 04 1.4 Ford focus for the last 5 years n is scrapping it tomorrow (lots of miles etc) - in all the time ive looked at it for him; never seen the engine no on the block once; tester was able to see it in 5-10mins...
  25. ....heres another one I saved from the dead; chap I bought it from was welding up another mk1 derby for a client but burnt its carpet so he bought this one, for its carpets from another mutual mate's aul lad who was having jip from the council/EPA as he had a few cars parked in his back garden for 12 years;... this one had a 'dealer blow over' back in the day- which saved it, as vw derby's have really thin paint; anyways I got it n did all the welding needed (full bulkhead) n as other stuff came into the unit it got weeled into the back corner- juts needs some reassembly now- ie everything... ...this may be going as a lad is interested in it the 'air fix kit' lot... another car ive raped a few donor car for panels- shell itself (ahem) wasn't too bad)... I may still finish it as its now a really solid shell...
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