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  1. I would have used a jump cable to test both the live and ground connections between the battery and the starter and the car’s body - that would have identified whether the motor itself is at fault. All the times I’ve ever had the symptoms you describe, it has turned out to be the battery leads not making a good enough connection to handle the large current draw needed.
  2. Oh that’s a shame. FIX IT AGAIN TONY.
  3. Yep that’s the standard VAG cruise control stalk - a useful option for long journeys on flat, fast roads. I would run the new oil and filter for 500 miles on some good long high speed runs before changing - that gives the additives time to tackle sludge and gunge. You can of course change earlier but I would argue it’s a waste as a well as a pain in the arse.
  4. Sounds like a good going over with a bissell / vas / rug doctor upholstery tool/ attachment is urgently needed
  5. Post gory pictures of what comes out of the sump please.
  6. That is your opinion - fair enough. Mine is that to an 18 year old me, even with a knackered but still very willing 1300, every journey made in the wet made you feel like a power sliding rally king with the 155 tyres. This is why I remember them fondly. Obviously this is a very specific reason that on public roads would only appeal to a knobend that was me at the time and I dare say you were more sensible when you last drove one than I was then (I remember being caught out on a roundabout in Maidenhead one rush hour when it suddenly stepped out literally 90 degrees to the direction
  7. Dj_efk

    Renault 14 Madness

    What’s the rim width? I’d be tempted to keep to the standard size or perhaps go up a width profile to 155/80/14 as that won’t affect the car’S dynamics by much (steering weight etc.) and better options are available in that size (a quick glance gives you the conti eco contact 6 which is excellent value at 40 something quid a corner, up to you if you want to pay a little more over Chinese death rings of course). I’m not sure what the SR bit means, I don’t think it’s important.
  8. Fuel filter would be my first port of call, when you change it I would fill it with neat injection cleaner (good stuff, not redex mind), then tip another bottle in the tank and brim it with branded fuel. Hopefully this sorts the issue.
  9. Might be of interest? Limited edition magnetic engine oil on shitebay
  10. I reckon you might eventually recover enough to get over it in time. Chin up.
  11. Still looks eleventy-million times better though doesn’t it? Keep at it I say.
  12. If they achieve total success I think you owe it to them and us to name and glorify
  13. Just to finish on the subject of the oil, I would have put money on 10/40 being correct so yes give it a go, as said monitor at 500 and then 1000 miles for oil colour, change after 3000 if still golden brown rather than black if it’s cheap cheap stuff, leave it for maximum 5000 miles or year maximum if decent. I remember years ago a chap on practical classics mag gradually flushed the engine of a Mitsubishi Colt he’d bought in this way, he had to keep changing at 500 miles 3 or 4 times before he could start to lengthen out the change intervals however, as the engine was so filthy internal
  14. I agree, show me a mint 1300XL or 1300e exactly as they came when new over a RS2000 any day.
  15. I agree with @Dan302, engine flushes are unnecessary, just go and find the cheapest Diesel engine oil (more detergents) you can find of the correct grade that has an API grading on the bottle, run it for somewhere between 500 - 1000 miles or so with a new filter including some good long high speed runs, then change oil and filter once more. Bonus shite-ing points for snapping up opened but barely used 4/5 litre bottles on eBay for buttons. Monitor and change earlier if it almost immediately goes black though. Far better the detergents in the new oil gently clean over time, as
  16. The general consensus on the excellent a2oc.net forum is that you should replace the chain and tensioner that drives the oil pump & balance shaft at the next cam belt interval after 110k, miles while it’s all apart anyway. Some have been known to soldier on without this to the lunar mileages that these are famous for (I think the high score on the forum is currently somewhere around the 500k mark!) - however you’re running an increased risk after this point as some seem to wear faster than others for no obvious reason (failure has been known to occur at circa 150k miles on car
  17. Here’s mine - a 2004 TDi90 that has been remapped and had a custom / all-alloy intercooler installed and a six speed gearbox from a 2014 Audi A3. It’s a terrific car with bags of power and long legs successfully updating it into a fun daily driver that doesn’t tire you out on long journeys - It romps along nicely on the motorway in the lane reserved for the marque. I paid top money in buying it and having all the preventive maintenance items sorted but now it will last me until diesel cars are banned with some annual maintenance and a bit of care to avoid the kind of lunatics that yours s
  18. The reg backs up the year, it would have been brand new though.
  19. Dj_efk

    Morris 1300

    I’ve always gone for a 30 quid Hall effect upgrade that fits into the dizzy for an A series - combine this with a Lucas gold sports coil, decent plugs and 8mm silicone HT leads and the result was that every time I had to wind the idle right down from where it was running the original setup, cold starting was transformed and a slight increase in willingness and fuel economy was noticed every time. 123 Ignition is the nuclear option but would I’m sure be twice as good again.
  20. I think I’ve got a Haynes manual for this in excellent condition going spare, send 6 of the Queen’s finest and I’ll post it to you if you want it? PM me if so
  21. Great channel! Agree that it’s interesting having someone doing a “keeping bangers going” effort rather than droning on about unattainable (and hence to me, boring) supercars etc. A small suggestion: There’s a lot of you talking to the camera, I would think it would make better viewing if you did the intro and finishes like that, but with more voice-overs explaining what you’re doing as you’re doing it as the meat of the content - with some footage speeded up where needed to keep things interesting. You’re doing this but I think you need to up the amount. I see you’re
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