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  1. Currently £5.50.........Complete with council abandoned vehicle notices.....






    Right, this auction is for a rusty heap of crap E36. I'm not going to lie to you, this car looks like it was parked in the sea. Almost every panel is rusty, and the underside isn't much better. You'll be the envy of exactly none of your friends.






  2. A Genuine WTAF??????.........LOL!






    I have two C8s that i bought last year in the misguided hope that i would get one running. Both had cam belt failures which i dealt with. One is a 2.0, the engine and gearbox are repaired but the key needed to be re-coded as due to it not having run for about three years and the battery going flat it will no longer connect to the ecu to unlock the fuel system. The recoding is £45from Citroen but how to get the vehicle the 18 miles to get it done. The second is a 2.2 and the belt failed on its way back from MoT. Easy say I got the kit to get injectors out as i have just done one. No way, with40tonnes pressure they would not move so the head is scrap. I put an earlier head on and am going to use it in my Relay. Its to go for spares as tyres etc are all good. I have an old low mileage picasso engine but it will not marry up to the gearbox and as yet i have not tried to change the diff so the C8 drive shafts fit. Sounds interesting, but now work away and only home at the weekend to sort things so they have to go.





  3. This.....For £200.....






    Previous owner has attempted to install L332 head light but headlights are broke, car comes with a P38 front end which I was going to weld on but have not had time, the p38 headlights and bumper are not with car.




    There is other welding the will need to be done if this was going to go back on the road but nothing major.




  4. Thought I would update on the Volvo.


    It now sports a fresh Feb 2019 MOT & Also Fresh RFL. 


    First off.....it certainly does feel quick, just touching the throttle in 3rd gear you can feel it wanting to pick up & hoof on, but.... as I do not drive foot to the floor everywhere, that was all it got, just a light, gentle, feeling prod of the accelerator.. :-D


    It is also very, very comfortable & it rides surprisingly smooth.  A special mention goes to the stereo.....Rather good sound wise, considering it is standard..


    I can also see why they ( Volvo T5's) were popular traffic police cars.


    Overall......I am rather chuffed with it. I know it is not going to be the most economical car ever to run fuel wise though. But, I can live with that.


    I will post up some nice pics of it, once I get over this shitty cold.


    But yes, .I think I am going to like this  :-D

  5. Wifes Fiat 500 did something similar. Car was dead but all lights inside worked.


    Second attempt to start set off various warnings - no fuel, low oil pressure, it was only when it started bleeping on about overheating that I knew it was lying.


    Result was a dead cell in the battery. From perfectly fine to useless in an instant. Connected up a new battery and all was well. Not saying it's your problem but may be. Have you tried getting a jump from something else so it definitely has a proper ampage to play with? - obviously only do that if you can, some moderns are very temperamental about that sort of thing.


    Mr Cade might be able to advise as to the wisdom of that course of action


    We did not try that, but as you say, it might be sensitive to this...& I dont want to be held responsible by my Dad for frying something..lol. But if advised it is ok to try, then we will give it a try. 

  6. You actually found a manual T5 with the 260hp 2.4T?


    You bastard. For some reason I cannot fathom 95% of people buying them specced the chocotronic 5spd auto.




    A whole 80hp more than my 2.0T delivered in a much more boot-in-the-back way...the envy is high.


    It is indeed a manual 260hp T5....& you are correct, the vast majority are geartronic. or ex police manuals.


    I did not want a Geartronic one....I had heard that the geartronic gearbox's were a bit..Chocolatey & not just on the T5's. 


    I also have not had the opportunity to sample the boot in the back you refer to yet, due to it currently getting sorted out for it's MOT.

  7. I've wanted an early V70 T5 for a dogs age.

    Giving up on ever owning one though, because prices are going silly now.


    I agree, they are quite strong price wise, even considering that they are old now. I spotted this on E bay......Very very nice...





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