sims00 reacted to barrett in eBay tat volume 3.
These things seem amazing. Dunno if that's correct or not, but they have a pretty advanced spec. I'm going to be in Porto in January if anyone wants to crowd-fund the purchase of this and resulting road trip back to Blighty....
sims00 reacted to Skizzer in eBay tat volume 3.
This mk2 Prelude is more like it. Currently at £103, no reserve.
As it’s a 1.8 carb auto I imagine progress is best described as ‘stately’. Lovely seats though, so you won’t mind journeys taking a bit* longer.
sims00 reacted to volvoman in Belated Black Friday Bargetastic Blackberry Beauty Bargain Buy...
...So, after having sold all my Volvos this year, an driving around in Micras/Starlets, i just had to have another pre 2000 Volvo in my life! I cant be doing without owning a Volvo, its just not right.
But couldnt find one anywhere????..........................then this Blackberry Beauty popped up for sale, an it was within 15 miles from me, so i had to buy it, it would have been rude not to!
It all happened real quick, so no time for a collection thread...bought it last Friday morning.
In the old days, i wouldnt even look at any Volvo (unless it was a Wagon/Estate) but this Saloon caught my eye some.
Anyway, good to be back in the "Volvo Brigade"...grabbed a few pics, just when it started to rain!, so when time permits, i will get some "sunny pics" to show off that lovely metallic purple.
sims00 reacted to Shep Shepherd in The new news 24 thread
After two hours of spannering, The Aero is once again a functioning car. No oil leaks, broken bits, leftover parts or strange noises from the engine. Disaster averted! I'm really looking forward to driving the car again and making full use of its performance in due course ^^
Getting the car back on the road is a huge weight off my mind. Not only have I saved a great car from certain death, I can use it as a daily driver again, which is handy, as The Volvo is going in for an MOT tomorrow...
Video time! No idea what the screech is, but the car has always done it when started from cold, and it's never got any worse. It started first time, too. Not bad after not being run for a month. The smoke is penetrating oil burning off the exhaust manifold and downpipe.
sims00 reacted to Cavcraft in eBay tat volume 3.
Chris Beresford 'Retro Caravan Club (UK) Including Vintage & Classic' (Facebook)
'ANYONE FANCY A RETRO TOW CAR?
Launched in 1989 and made until 2000. The Citroen XM was the flagship luxury car of the 90s.
1996 Citroën XM
Petrol 2.0 litre TURBO INJECTION
The interior is really beautiful and generally in excellent condition. It’s rare to get the part cloth/part leather seats, which I preferred as they’re not cold to sit on in winter! The seats are so comfortable.
The exterior paintwork is also in good condition for a car that’s now approaching 25 years.
Mechanically excellent with no complaints in this area, really quite fast being a injection turbo petrol yet still returning 36mpg on a motorway run. It really does go like the proverbial off a shovel.
123,682 miles - I have covered over 2000 miles during my ownership.
MOT until April, advised on tyres and brakes which have been sorted as stated below;
4 new tyres in my ownership
New stainless steel exhaust system
A few brake pipes replaced
Requires drivers window cable needs reattaching, the motor works. Apparently the plastic clip that attaches the cable is a very common thing to break. Just not had time to fix it.
The previous owner to me had it for over 15 years, he was an old chap who kept it garaged and only took it to classic car shows. 5 owners including myself overall.
This is a very high spec car, even has electric seats, which work! It’s got Air Conditioning which also works really well. It has the original Citroën radio which works (I also have the code for it) and the tape player works, as do all the steering wheel controls.
Reason for sale; I’m about to get my CX back from being repaired and I quite fancy an ESTATE XM.
Reasonably priced at £1850.00
I would drive this car anywhere tomorrow.'
sims00 reacted to davehedgehog31 in Hedgehog Motors - Ropey 607 Arrival
Acquired this slice of French luxury, only just getting round to writing up now after a hectic wee while.
I got the train to Stirling to meet Mr @320touring after his work in the ML of much win.
Was just thinking, reckon these trains have been in service a year and I've likely been on about 2853 collection capers on them.
We arrived at the vendors house after about 45 minutes drive. The car was very cheap, but described as having a "hot start" issue. Upon arrival the seller eloquently informed us;
"aye, the cunt'll no start at all wihoot the 'start ya bastard' spray. Ah'm fuckin sick a' the cunt, a just want the cunt away, it's a fucking heap a' shit" - He was that sick of the trouble it had caused him he replaced it with a V6 Diesel VW Touareg.
We got it started and took it a short bimble just to make sure it shifted etc.
It drove fine and I of course bought the cunt. It went straight to Scotoshite and drove ok, although I was severely nursing it.
Full peeled cow...
Electric roller blind..
VID_20191127_234441.mp4 Shots were taken of it, to quote @cms206, "thats fuckin awrite that"
So it's a 2003 Peugeot 607 2.2 HDi SE. It has 135k on the clock and is tested until October 2020, N12 RMT for the reg pervs.
On the plus side it has four newly refurbished wheels and 5 (five!!!) good tyres. All sorts of gadgets, bells and whistles. The interior is pretty tidy and will scrub up a treat. It actually drives really nicely with only the powerplant letting the side down.
On the downside - the obvious starting issue. A short squirt of starting fluid and a few seconds cranking and it comes to life, will then run fine until switched off as far as I can tell. However, it's in some kind of reduced power state.
The seller rhymed off a big list of parts that had been replaced. Fuel pump, starter, battery, fuel filter housing, fuel lines, one injector. My plan is to get it plugged into the Peugeot Planet software and get some better info on the error codes etc. If I were betting I'd probably guess injectors, but don't know really.
Apologies for the shit pictures, I've not seen it in the daylight yet!
sims00 reacted to Spurious in Continuing tales of das Audi. Nasty injector suprises.
Ohhh and the engine;