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  1. Her one was the exact same as that one. I dont know which one has that reputation, I just know hers self combusted at a set of traffic lights after a 40 mile drive. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  2. The 1.6 petrols are the ones that spontaneously burst into flames. My friends one, 1.6 design 05 plate did 7 months ago anyway. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  3. For me I believe it would have been a Vauxhall victor FB. My dad had nothing but a series of Victor's until he defected to leyland with a princess in 1977. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  4. I dont know what box it is. The drain hole is on the forward end of the sump, about the middle. The filler is at heb back end on the left side, can hardly get to it for the exhaust. The only way to get the oil in is via a pump and fill it until fluid comes out of the hole. It only changed about 3 litres which will mix with the other 7 or so litres of crap still in there. The plan is to run it about a bit then change again, then do it again. I got 10 litres of fluid, but it wont be completly changed, but hopefully enough changed to make the gearbox behave better. It's easy enough done, just have to get the car up and level to do it, which is a bit of a challenge as my drive is a slight slope. The back on the ramps and the front jacked up on axle stands and it was near enough. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  5. I just drained it via the plug on the sump and filled it again via the plug on the back of the box as seen on a bmw forum I looked at. I am aware there is a filter inside that can be changed, but I'm not intending on removing the sump to get to it. I am hoping that a couple of changes improves the gearchanges when it's cold. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  6. Today I changed the engine oil and filter, and as much of the gearbox oil I could. The engine oil wasnt bad when it came out, I dont think it has been in there for too long. The gearbox oil though. I think, in fact it has to be the original 1998 and 157000 mile old stuff in there. Reading up on it, there is about 10 litres of the stuff in there. I got out approx 3 and 1/2 litres out, it was blacker than used diesel oil. I then took it on a 40 odd mile run when going for a pint of milk. I will do another change of what I can tomorrow, as it is so easy to do. I drained it out with the drain plug, and pumped the new stuff in with my 12v pump. I used it to take the engine oil out too, couldnt be arsed fighting with rusty fasteners on the undertray. I bought 10 litres of gearbox fluid, so I might just manage to do 3 changes and hopefully then it will have smoother gearchanges when cold. It has always been fine once warm, but can be poor when cold. If I were keeping it I would change the plugs too, but its excess money I dont really have spare. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  7. My early vauxhalls were my favourite cars. The cavalier 2.0gls sportshatch, went to my brother who wrote it off. Followed by x plate astra 1.3gl, traded in by a A plate astra 1.6sr, which was the best one I ever owned, traded in due to having to be sensible dad b plate cavalier mk2 1.6gl. That was my favourite run of cars from age 20 to 26. In later cars, xantia 1,9td which died a couple of years ago. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  8. I know that car personally. The guy had 14" chrome rostyles on it which looked far better than these alloys. However he has the genuine this wheels it was born with and they will be fitted for sale. If I were to get the bmw sold I would be interested in this Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  9. Not my one, but one the same. Cavalier sportshatch 2.0gls, that colour of brown with beige velour but had the standard vauxhall rostyles with chrome trim rings. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  10. Buy my 540i so I can buy that z3[emoji4] Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  11. I was going to advertise my bmw as soon as it got it's new MOT, but now leaving it until this lockdown is over. It may well be difficult to sell even after that as folks money may be in short supply and I would expect it will be bought as a toy, not a daily. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  12. I think best to go your travels the minute the restrictions are lifted. All the folk who go to pubs will be drinking and plastered, leaving the roads still clear for us non pub goers to enjoy. I think it will be round the NC500 for me, in the BMW, before the petrol prices go through the roof due to increased demand again! Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  13. I still remember fondly my mk1 Astras. I had 2. The first was a 1300s gl 5 door registered late 81 X plate new to my father, and me buying it in late 84 when he bought a new 1300s celebrity ltd edition. I kept it about a year, by this time I was on good money and traded it in for a 1.6sr on a A plate. My dad bought a cavalier mk3 and my sister bought his celebrity. I only kept the sr about 19 months and traded it for cavalier mk2 1.6sr cos I became a dad and wanted back doors. That was back when vauxhall made brilliant cars. My dream was a royale saloon or better coupe, but I've never even been in one, and I expect it will probably remain a dream, unless anyone has one and want to swap it for a e39 540i Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  14. 2 of mine are moderns, both working perfectly but they dont count. The other, bmw540i is taxed, moted and insured and is working so I'm on 100% for cars. My body on the other hand is only running about 20%. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  15. I would have a couple or three tickets for this, and deffo would collect espically if it's not far from Luton Airport. Theres always cheap flights to Luton from either Aberdeen or Inverness if it is not too far from there. I could also chip in with the purchase price if needed. I could also do the insurance and tax thing, as I have trade insurance, although as per usual my location maybe ain't the best for being the registered keeper of a car 600 miles distant! Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
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