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    Dj_efk got a reaction from phil_lihp in Phil's 1977 Princess 1.8 HL - Fixed   
    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.
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    Dj_efk got a reaction from bunglebus in Phil's 1977 Princess 1.8 HL - Fixed   
    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.
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    Dj_efk reacted to Andyrew in Andy's awful autos: PLACE BETS NOW!   
    My friend who done work for one of the previous (now deceased) owners had mentioned a little book that was the log of the car.  I was given the little book today.  


    Okay So theres now a 4 year gap since his last note but It felt only right to continue his work. His hand writting is much better than mine!

     
     
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    Dj_efk got a reaction from goosey in Mk1 Ford Escorts - share the love   
    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 of travel, I only just caught the backend, somehow managed to correct it and indicate / exit as intended before I had to pull over and take a breather due to the shock!) - Reading this now I daresay you’re probably right, but I remember my 100 quid 1300XL Tawny Metallic Bronze with struts that tried to make a bid for freedom through the bonnet at every turn as a bloody fun car to drive.
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    Dj_efk got a reaction from SRi05 in Andy's awful autos: PLACE BETS NOW!   
    This thread is SHITE TASTIC
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    Dj_efk got a reaction from Andyrew in Andy's awful autos: PLACE BETS NOW!   
    This thread is SHITE TASTIC
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    Dj_efk got a reaction from LightBulbFun in Andy's awful autos: PLACE BETS NOW!   
    This thread is SHITE TASTIC
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    Dj_efk got a reaction from Low Horatio gearbox in The free Golf V5 now gets a freebie interior   
    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.
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    Dj_efk got a reaction from Vince70 in The free Golf V5 now gets a freebie interior   
    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.
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    Dj_efk got a reaction from loserone in Audi A2.   
    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 seems to attract!

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    Dj_efk got a reaction from 500tops in The free Golf V5 now gets a freebie interior   
    Sounds like a good going over with a bissell / vas / rug doctor upholstery tool/ attachment is urgently needed
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    Dj_efk got a reaction from Kringle in Project Josephine   
    If they achieve total success I think you owe it to them and us to name and glorify
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    Dj_efk got a reaction from Lacquer Peel in The free Golf V5 now gets a freebie interior   
    Post gory pictures of what comes out of the sump please.
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    Dj_efk got a reaction from Vince70 in Mk1 Ford Escorts - share the love   
    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 of travel, I only just caught the backend, somehow managed to correct it and indicate / exit as intended before I had to pull over and take a breather due to the shock!) - Reading this now I daresay you’re probably right, but I remember my 100 quid 1300XL Tawny Metallic Bronze with struts that tried to make a bid for freedom through the bonnet at every turn as a bloody fun car to drive.
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    Dj_efk got a reaction from Low Horatio gearbox in The free Golf V5 now gets a freebie interior   
    Sounds like a good going over with a bissell / vas / rug doctor upholstery tool/ attachment is urgently needed
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    Dj_efk got a reaction from Leyland Worldmaster in The free Golf V5 now gets a freebie interior   
    Sounds like a good going over with a bissell / vas / rug doctor upholstery tool/ attachment is urgently needed
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    Dj_efk got a reaction from Vince70 in The free Golf V5 now gets a freebie interior   
    Sounds like a good going over with a bissell / vas / rug doctor upholstery tool/ attachment is urgently needed
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    Dj_efk got a reaction from Low Horatio gearbox in The free Golf V5 now gets a freebie interior   
    Post gory pictures of what comes out of the sump please.
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    Dj_efk got a reaction from Vince70 in The free Golf V5 now gets a freebie interior   
    Post gory pictures of what comes out of the sump please.
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    Dj_efk got a reaction from Amishtat in Mk1 Ford Escorts - share the love   
    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 of travel, I only just caught the backend, somehow managed to correct it and indicate / exit as intended before I had to pull over and take a breather due to the shock!) - Reading this now I daresay you’re probably right, but I remember my 100 quid 1300XL Tawny Metallic Bronze with struts that tried to make a bid for freedom through the bonnet at every turn as a bloody fun car to drive.
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    Dj_efk got a reaction from Dick Longbridge in Mk1 Ford Escorts - share the love   
    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 of travel, I only just caught the backend, somehow managed to correct it and indicate / exit as intended before I had to pull over and take a breather due to the shock!) - Reading this now I daresay you’re probably right, but I remember my 100 quid 1300XL Tawny Metallic Bronze with struts that tried to make a bid for freedom through the bonnet at every turn as a bloody fun car to drive.
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    Dj_efk got a reaction from red5 in Mk1 Ford Escorts - share the love   
    I reckon you might eventually recover enough to get over it in time. Chin up.
     
     
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    Dj_efk got a reaction from chadders in Mk1 Ford Escorts - share the love   
    I reckon you might eventually recover enough to get over it in time. Chin up.
     
     
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    Dj_efk got a reaction from bigstraight6 in The free Golf V5 now gets a freebie interior   
    Post gory pictures of what comes out of the sump please.
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    Dj_efk got a reaction from NorfolkNWeigh in Mk1 Ford Escorts - share the love   
    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 of travel, I only just caught the backend, somehow managed to correct it and indicate / exit as intended before I had to pull over and take a breather due to the shock!) - Reading this now I daresay you’re probably right, but I remember my 100 quid 1300XL Tawny Metallic Bronze with struts that tried to make a bid for freedom through the bonnet at every turn as a bloody fun car to drive.
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