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About Bag'O'Spanners

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    Most things with engines, not many without. The more obscure, the better. Dabbling with Marine fish tanks n'stuff.

    Used to make a living fixing cars, now fix trains, I like bikes and am a closet Bus/Coach nut.


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  1. Any takers? 730i V8........... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-730i-E38-1994-year-V8-Sorrento-Blue-103k-miles/303144008968?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D56113%26meid%3D020134438939455ead2e5dfcdc45f0a9%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D303144008968%26itm%3D303144008968&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A4c8dbf06-6eb3-11e9-a4d3-74dbd180548c|parentrq%3A84bde02616a0aa42eff42267fff4da0a|iid%3A1
  2. This thread is making me late for work. Some lovely Pugness going on here. Sent from my LG-H815 using Tapatalk
  3. Epic.... Not sure whether to listen to some Kraftwerk or Daft Punk after reading this. Loving the Renna. .....Though maybe Jean Michel Jam Jar would be more period.
  4. Fascinating site. Been known to leave saliva on Vauxhalls and Bedfords in the past, from shouting and swearing at TKs with removal bodies with a silly door to access the engine to marvelling at my first MK1 Astra clutch change. Owned a couple in banger phase to. 80's and early 90's Vauxhalls were just so easy to work on (I know purists might point at GM europe and tell me they aren't really Vauxhalls). The Vauxhall at Dunstable part was for me. The old man and my Grandad did stints there. Definitely bookmarked for me, thanks for sharing.
  5. OOOOOOFFFF...... Tis a Rennar, shite and flipping lourvely (was also one in Day of the Jackal) Posh shite.
  6. + 1 billion points for brown from where i'm s-itting.
  7. Is this helpful? Just found after a little Googlenastics... https://www.pressreader.com/uk/practical-classics-uk/20180301/281672550358250 Remember working on these things many moons ago.
  8. Noice Sent from my LG-H815 using Tapatalk
  9. If you spot a transit flatbed with an old washing machine on the back and a couple of 'roofers' on a church... You could as for a spare bit of lead to wrap the terminals...... They'll have plenty.
  10. Curry Ringos.... They weren't out for long, caused many playground punch ups due to limited supply. Salt and shake would be my choice today though. I like the sound of having a b5 again, are these now shite fodder?
  11. Might be worth shoving a 'Block tester/sniffer' on it. I've known those engines to blow a gasket, this then cavitates the cooling system and affects the heater temperature. You can pick these up silly cheap on ebay etc. Hope it isn't OMGHGF but they aren't the world worst to do if not badly overheated. Edit: Maybe I should had read the post properly in the first place... Maybe the below is better advice for a start. Apologies, screaming children and crazy Mrs bag isn't the best time for me to read posts....
  12. Completed the arduous task of keeping Mrs Bag happy with the rebuild of the CMax front suspension and brake saga.... Back onto the Exeo (fake Audi/Aldi?) running it up after the head build, had a fuel pressure sensor code flag up and a god awful misfire.... [email protected] Popped the bonnet to find I hadn't pushed the connector all the home, cheapest 'fix' of the week so far. I H8 modernz. Am yearning some proper chod that could manage 360 miles a week, or see if Mrs bag will bear shite on the drive for weekend use.
  13. The best behaved and frugal car I had (bar a NA 1.9 Citroen BX, that ran on thin air) was a '91 A4 115 tdi, cracking car bought from a mate for, what seemed like a reasonable* sum of £400. I've been put off late VAG chod, due to my Exeo laughing in my face while dropping a valve and a 20v Passat that drank more oil than fuel. Still love and old A4 though, looks though the failure isn't too sad though, nice looking thing on those wheels and colour.
  14. Today, I managed to get my Seat of glory (Exeo Tsi- surely future Autoshite?) running this morning after replacing valves and springs, a reet barstewerd of a job. No sooner had I start putting the front bumper back on Mrs Bag comes home telling me the C Max (I know, not quite chod worthy yet) is vibrating. After telling her it should make her smile and getting a dirty look, found a caliper stuck and padz/discz buggered, further looking and swearing as I find a broken front spring and leaking front shock. £400 quid later, two cars not quite fixed until tomorrow and the drive looking like a breakers yard.... I know this is modernz, but needed a collective shoulder!
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