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Everything posted by Daviemck2006

  1. I've just read through this entire thread. Having a caddy maxi that is going to get used for camping I am very interested. I'm only going as far as insulating and lining the van, and a leisure battery. I'm not going for built in bed, or units. It will be just for me so a camp bed will do in it when required, and I dont cook at home, so the need for cooking facilities is none. I am considering a heater of some sort though. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  2. Loved the v8 5 series I did have, apart from the colour of the inside and the knackered gearbox. Pity this one is the same colour inside. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  3. These things are so simple to work on. If the clutch is high due to wear a new clutch can be had for less than £100 and a couple hours to fit. Can do a full service in about 1/2 hour and that's with having a tea break! Well bought. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  4. It's quite amazing that a vw caddy is a surprisingly decent drive. I've never driven one of your age Zel, but I've owned a 2006 2.0tdi which was a rust bucket but a lovely drive, and my current 2014 1.6 TDI maxi, which although being really comfortable and an easy drive could be doing with a few more horses. Its adequate for just myself in it, but I would think fully loaded or towing would show up its lack of horses. My bosses 2012 1.6tdi seems far more responsive than mine, they have the exact same engine code and power, so I do wonder sometimes if his has been remapped. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  5. When I put the lights on in the yeti, and every other car I had with xenons, you see fron the drivers seat the lights going through their up, down, right, left dance. The beam cuff off is very sharp. The inner lights will be halogen spotlights that come on with full beam. Everyone who is a passenger in the yeti remarks on how good the lights are. The leon previous to it was the same. Be prepared for big money exchanging hands if one goes out though. To fix the blown on my Leon would have cost near 2 grand fron Seat, for a new light and new ballast unit. Moisture had got in and corroded the terminals of the light which blew the ballast unit. I eventually got a light complete with ballast for £250 off of a breaker. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  6. In my case a clean mechanic is someone else haha Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  7. I get filthy looking at the bonnet pull lever! Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  8. My Apollos were got from the tyre fitter I normally use. They have big vredestien signs and been signs all over the place. I've usually bought vredestien from them or uniroyal online and got them to fit for me. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  9. Apollo, as fitted to my Van's front end last week. I must be going to the moon! Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  10. My bosses vw caddy had toyo van tyres on it, and they were utterly crap in the wet. He got 4 apollo all season tyres fitted a few weeks ago, and it made a tremendous difference to the van, wet and dry. So much so that I then went and got two fitted to the front of my caddy last week. It had pirelli p7 on the front which had a measured 4mm left on them, dated 1717 but starting to perish and hopeless in the wet. I have only once had a blowout at speed and it was a relatively new pirelli, so they had to go. The apollos were £90 each fitted, in 225/45x17 size which I thought was reasonable. And yes, it is not the standard caddy wheels on it! I usually only buy vrediesten or uniroyal tyres, so it will be interesting to see how these ones work as they wear. I will find out on the bosses one first, it's doing about 600 miles a week, where mine probably womt do that in a month! Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  11. He has the suspension set on high. That shortens the wheelbase because of the trailing arms and looks weird, especially the rear wheels. There will be nothing wrong with it. If Maxxo took a pic at the normal height it would be fine, although still goofy cos it's a c5. They all do that. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  12. Sometimes you can strike it lucky and one is left in the car. Have you looked in the boot yet? Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  13. I have a pair of unused lowering springs for a 205 if you want them. Been stored in a damp shed so probably surface rust now. They are yours for the price of p&p Sent from my SM-A125F using Tapatalk
  14. I preferred the front end of my 2007 facelift, but the back of the original. My original was a 2003 2.2hdi sx, the second one was a 2007 2.0hdi vtr. The interior was also better and seats comfier in the 2003 one. I also did not really find any difference in performance and economy between the 2.2 136 and the 2.0 138. And that was with the newer one being 6 speed, the first one only 5. The six in particular was one of the comfiest, if not the comfiest car I ever owned. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  15. I had an A4 saloon of that age and colour. It's one of the few cars I did not modify at all. The colour drew enough attention to it! Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  16. It's the same colour as the one I had back in the day. Better than mine was though, mine was 6 years old and had various rusty bits, and at Y reg was the face-lift which did not look quite as nice. I would love a pre face-lift v8 manual. Sent from my SM-A125F using Tapatalk
  17. It's good when a small home trader cares about his customers and treats them properly. I bought my caddy from a home trader like that recently. It was about 3 grand less than some others I have seen for sale since, it was 6 weeks away from a mot so he put it in. It failed on one rear caliper, and one ballpoint in the front suspension. He put on the new caliper and two new wishbones. Many would have slackened off the caliper and just the one wishbone, saving themselves a few quid, and the rear caliper would be siezing up again and I would have had to change it. Good luck to the op, I have dallied with selling cars, but only as a hobby, I couldn't be arsed trying to make a living out of it. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  18. Its wild in Macduff. My mate in Gardenstown has a wind speed monitor at his house and it's been blowing at 105mph. Most roads closed by fallen trees, the fast food shop I deliver for were not delivering, so I've had the night off sitting in the house listening to the wind howling around the house. Not looking out, or venturing out until the morning. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  19. And just when you think it is perfect it will break or wear out something, just because it's a citroen and it can[emoji23][emoji23] Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  20. I have Michelin cross climate on the front of the yeti, and kormoran SUV m+s on the back. I will need to investigate if theres the snowflake symbol on them. My thoughts were to use it any time there is snow and ice on the go as it is 4wd and decent tyres. Tyres maybe not as good as thought. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  21. I think proper motor homes like that will remain in demand. The so called day vans, the knackered old builders vans with a bit of carpet lining and home made interiors made of old tattie boxes will get cheap again. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  22. I'm sure I saw that cavalier for sale on a facebook group a few weeks ago. It was in the Glasgow area if I remember correctly. I was tempted to go have a look as I love them, but I need to get the 205gti out of my wake before any other chod comes here. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  23. That's the way I used to go to Aberdeen in the car, every time when I lived in Portsoy. Of course when I was at stagecoach driving the 305 I was constantly in and out the A947 so the B9001 to Inverurie made a change. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  24. Wheres the junction where you snap your cars at Zel? I'm guessing it's on or very near to the B9001 somewhere. I have probably driven past it loads of times. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  25. I actually thought that the bfg k02 were utterly crap on my hilux. I changed them for Bridgestone Road terrains and improved the truck. I was never really off road though, it might of been different if I were. My skoda yeti has Michelin cross climate on the front and kormoran suv on the rear. I don't really feel any difference in them, but then I don't push it very hard. Sent from my SM-A125F using Tapatalk
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