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  1. Well folks, today my Volvo was booked in for its MOT...& it failed on a bottom ball joint & a track rod end. Fair enough, not all that bad, & I kind of expected it to fail on something. However, The clutch pedal then decided to stay on the floor, so...it looks like it's the clutch slave cylinder that has failed. This is the pain in the arse part though, because the clutch slave cylinder is inside the gearbox on these S60's...& it's gearbox out job to replace, & whilst that is out...It's best to replace the whole clutch plate assembly also. So....I am currently trying to g
  2. Genuine barn find.... https://www.gumtree.com/p/mg/mgb-gt-coupe-barnfind-/1328771156
  3. £395 BMW 523i touring....looks alright tbh. https://www.gumtree.com/p/bmw/bmw-523i-touring-4-months-m.o.t/1328874384
  4. Live......From the side of the road, Sell your car where you crashed it, including using the pictures of it crashed...lol. https://www.gumtree.com/p/seat/car-ditched-cant-afford-to-fix-but-most-likely-a-write-off/1328876262 & you need to recover it yourself.....
  5. A V8 Mercedes, CLK 430, Or a newer CLK 500?
  6. WD is far to Americanized now, prices are always in $(dollars) & what boils my piss the most is, when Mike calls opening the bonnet, Opening the "hood", or the boot, he calls it a "trunk" bumpers are "fenders"...I can see why Ed got pissed off with the way WD was going, if I was Ed, I would have wrapped a 36mm spanner (or "Wrench") over Mike's head in the end. As for Car SOS, I am of the same opinion as most on here, Fuzz is good, Tim is an annoying twat. Flipping Bangers, I actually though it was alright, at least you got to see most things being done, my favourite was the old 190 Mer
  7. Just to add to this Volvo thread...a picture of my S60 T5...lol. I don't know why the picture is not the correct way up????....stupid phone!
  8. I posted this in the low cost, big liability thread.... XC90 T6.....currently £100- & nearby, however....it appears to have a chocolate auto box problem... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Volvo-XC90-T6-Auto-spares-or-repair/183660089984?hash=item2ac2fe9280:g:xCsAAOSw8zNcUIKC
  9. An 850 on the drive aswell in that picture...is a possible sign that the 960 has probably been looked after. I imagine the 3.0 engine would be a bit gutsy on fuel. My S60 T5 is a bit gutsy on the fuel consumption front, but 260bhp is impressive in 3rd gear at the correct time...& addictive sometimes, the sound of that 5 cylinder howling..lovely. However, I still would not mind smoking around in that 960, comfy comfy big cars Volvos. P.s...My S60 is my first ever Volvo that I have owned & I have to say, every time I drive it, I like it more & more. If getting a V70 (phase 2 mo
  10. The newest car I have owned was my 2010 Skoda Octavia VRS 2.0 Tsi (EA888) engine. When I bought it, it had a very very brief rattle on cold start up,it sounded like an old 1.2 corsa. Anyway, it turned out that it was the timing chain tensioner ready to give up the ghost. I had it replaced ,as well as new guides & chain, cost me just over £600. However, it turns out that it is a well known issue with this engine & there are plenty of cases of it failing & trashing the engine (look it up on the web) Skoda quote around £5000 for a new engine!!!.... Needless to say, as much I loved t
  11. Have we had this yet?....A Mondeo Van? Yes you did read that correctly..A Mondeo Van.....& in 2.5 petrol flavour aswell. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-MONDEO-VAN-CREW-CAB-VERY-UNIQUE/264147746580?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20180213162448%26meid%3D525b28dc679d4bd6b4c059e17dab8ad5%26pid%3D100930%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D8%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D113593577202%26itm%3D264147746580&_trksid=p2056116.c100930.m5375
  12. 0ldCh0d

    Rotten cars

    Not quite a car i know, but,Ford Transit Mk6's, They are the modern equivalent of a 1990's Land Rover Discovery with regards to rust/holes/General crustyness of the bodywork/underneath.
  13. On my phone just now...but...Do I win this thread for today?...with this gem. Also...If we had a laziest ever photography competition, this would win hands down!!...Lol lol. Check out all of the pictures.. https://www.gumtree.com/p/nissan/please-read-the-ad/1327276472
  14. Car is now Sold. Thanks for your interest people.
  15. Unfortunately, I don't have alloys that would fit a Micra tooSavvy. Lol.
  16. The car in West Lothian. Other things I will be selling....My trusty Astravan, My ford Transit Van, possibly my Volvo S60 T5, A 2011 Peugeot Bipper 1.4 HDi with nearly 300,000 miles on it & various car parts/Alloy Wheels. However, the Honda is the first one to be offered.
  17. Evening All, I have decided to have a clear out this year of all my cars, except my CLK 430 & Rover 75. So, without further ado....I thought that this little beauty might be of interest to someone on here. It is a 2000, W Reg, Honda Civic 1.4 s, 5 door (same shape as the rover 400, but without the added OMGHGF issues of the rover) Genuine 69,000 odd miles from new, MOT until end of July 2019. In Metallic Blue, with full cream leather interior. It starts & runs & drives good for a near 20 year old car. Clutch is a little high, but it works as it should. Excellent servic
  18. I'm on my phone at the moment & I can't for some reason put pictures up with the link, however, check this beauty out, 1 owner from new (53 years).... Lovely lovely old thing. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1966-ford-D-series-lorry-D800-one-owner-from-new-53-years-very-reluctant-sale/123581762702?hash=item1cc60c0c8e:g:gdgAAOSwVXdcETpf
  19. Holy Shit!! That is impressive dome....I bet that is a laugh & will also upset quite a few fast cars...Lol. If my lottery numbers come up tomorrow, I would buy that.
  20. If the clutch pedal is a little high on these (& the Peugeots & aygo's), the clutch cable can be adjusted a bit, I am sure it's done from under the bonnet (I can't 100% remember, but I had to do it on one of these once) just look it up on t interweb.
  21. Did you get the boot to open? I am not familiar with the Mini,however, could you not maybe fold the rear seats down & climb in the boot & remove the plastic trim panel, maybe expose the lock/latch & open it manually? Just a suggestion, done it before on some cars, but not on a Mini.
  22. On my phone,Escort like a teabag underneath £150 .. https://www.gumtree.com/p/ford/ford-escort-for-sale/1324146223
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