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    Matty got a reaction from Jamie in e46 fan page thread   
    Cheers Jamie. Im here and there with it, I'm tempted to do something cos I can but on the other hand I'm not 17 anymore and I don't want to spoil the car. There is a fella in Clitheroe as well who builds bespoke and has been going a long time. Ill have to give it some thought
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    Matty got a reaction from sutty2006 in V**hall Carlton 2.3TD. New fuel tank fitting, then goodbye. :(   
    Hard work. Ive got rid of a few things like this where they're at the age where they're not technically "classic". But you know you won't ever have another probably. Like you said though, onwards and upwards 👍
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    Matty got a reaction from Tim_E in V**hall Carlton 2.3TD. New fuel tank fitting, then goodbye. :(   
    Hard work. Ive got rid of a few things like this where they're at the age where they're not technically "classic". But you know you won't ever have another probably. Like you said though, onwards and upwards 👍
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    Matty reacted to sutty2006 in V**hall Carlton 2.3TD. New fuel tank fitting, then goodbye. :(   
    I’ve had to have a long hard emotional conversation with myself about this. No I don’t want to get rid of it, but I’ve got some rather large plans for the near future. So I’m reducing my fleet from 6 to 4, but selling 3 and buying one. All for the greater good I hope. 
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    Matty got a reaction from Shite Ron in V**hall Carlton 2.3TD. New fuel tank fitting, then goodbye. :(   
    Sorry sutty that was a bit ambiguous. I meant as in dont do it 🤣
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    Matty got a reaction from sutty2006 in V**hall Carlton 2.3TD. New fuel tank fitting, then goodbye. :(   
    Sorry sutty that was a bit ambiguous. I meant as in dont do it 🤣
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    Matty reacted to Timewaster in Autoshite credentials questions - a bit of fun...   
    Ever started out on a  journey late on a dark horrible night out in the sticks, half a mile later hit a bump in the road and all the lights go out?
    Then naturally assume that Lucas the Prince of Darkness has paid you a visit and continue your journey by pulling the hi beam flash constantly and hovering over the brake pedal to give yourself some rear lights if anyone comes up behind you,
    Do this for 20 miles until you reach civilization and stop under a street lamp and see that when you were pissing about with the choke, it was you that turned the lights off!
    Old minis were shit sometimes!
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    Matty reacted to fred in Autoshite credentials questions - a bit of fun...   
    Have you been banned from parking on relatives driveways , as you tend to deposit black oil patches all over it ?
     
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    Matty got a reaction from Shite Ron in Autoshite credentials questions - a bit of fun...   
    Do you spend a lot of time on ebay "cos its a hobby like"
    Do people say to you "you like mending cars though don't you"
     
    (No its a bus mans holiday)
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    Matty got a reaction from sutty2006 in V**hall Carlton 2.3TD. New fuel tank fitting, then goodbye. :(   
    Just came here to say
    NNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOO
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    Matty reacted to GrumpiusMaximus in Maestro, please.   
    Excellent!  I was thinking about this car a lot yesterday.
    In 2000, we went on a family holiday to Orkney - I was 12.  Stromness Car Hire specifically promised a 'brand new Renault' to my Dad.  We get off the ferry and... nope.  Of course, at this point you're over a barrel.
    1.3 Maestro in red, E-reg - just like this one.
    It really was an utter pile.  Dad reversed it into a concrete pillar ('oh well, that's at least knocked some rust off') and we had a song about how shit it was.  I thought it was brilliant and for the three weeks we were there, it took us everywhere we needed to go, reliably and economically.  Seeing this one has brought that holiday back and I'm really glad that somebody has taken this on.  It's  brilliant.
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    Matty reacted to The Moog in Moogs Motahs - fun and games   
    I have awarded myself bellend of the day.

    We are south of Birmingham making good time, which is great ... Except I have brought the Saab key rather than AX keys....which are hanging up in Accrington!

    Oops
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    Matty reacted to NorfolkNWeigh in Autoshite credentials questions - a bit of fun...   
    Have you ever weighed some batteries in and the yard man has to shout to the crane operator not to grab your car whilst it’s on the bridge?
    Have you ever been blamed for other old shit parked in the area, when it’s nothing to do with you?
    Have you ever had to take the new* battery tray out of your car , because your Mrs needs it back for roast potatoes?
    Is there a special knack to getting in/ starting/ stopping/ locking/ keeping running, any or all of your cars?
    Is your AA/ RAC the one thing you make sure is up to date, above everything else?
     
     
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    Matty reacted to Jim Bell in L1's pug shenanigans - fixed it broke it   
    That car has been begging for OEM wheels for long times. Looks much cooler man. 
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    Matty got a reaction from Vince70 in e46 fan page thread   
    mine. 330ci clubsport. Bought on the back of 4 years daily use of a 530se manual which was much loved. Don't use it over winter as I have the van for work and this is completely free of rot. 
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    Matty got a reaction from Tim_E in L1's pug shenanigans - fixed it broke it   
    Looks well on them wheels
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    Matty got a reaction from loserone in L1's pug shenanigans - fixed it broke it   
    Looks well on them wheels
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    Matty reacted to Sham in Talk to me about........Mk6 Fiesta Zetec-S 1.6 16v (petrol)   
    Like a go cart. Superb handling things.
    Listen for suspension clonks, its a Ford after all.
    But the mechanicals are pretty solid.
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    Matty got a reaction from EssDeeWon in Talk to me about........Mk6 Fiesta Zetec-S 1.6 16v (petrol)   
    I have the st150 which is the 2 litre duratec.  If the zetec is suspended anything like the st then it will be pretty hard, crashy and noisy. But (and its a big one) these cars are hilarious. Like a car sized training shoe. Just brilliant brilliant fun. Also durable, easy to work on and don't seem to suffer from rot. Spot on styling wise as well. In my opinion a much better looking car than the mk7.
    Tldr, get it done, you won't regret it
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    Matty reacted to sheffcortinacentre in Autoshite lexicon   
    They were welded like that as there repaired now, as cheaply as possible as all the owner cares about is getting another 12 months use from their vehicle to put bread on the table.
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    Matty got a reaction from vulgalour in Cavcraft's cavalcade of crap. Local honey.   
    Sorry @Cavcraft don't know if there's a general spotted thread so I've nicked yours 😜
    been meaning to photo this for yonks. Owd lad still using it as a daily driver. I believe @HarmonicCheeseburger is in the valley same as me so maybe he has seen it too
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    Matty got a reaction from Coprolalia in Cavcraft's cavalcade of crap. Local honey.   
    Sorry @Cavcraft don't know if there's a general spotted thread so I've nicked yours 😜
    been meaning to photo this for yonks. Owd lad still using it as a daily driver. I believe @HarmonicCheeseburger is in the valley same as me so maybe he has seen it too
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    Matty got a reaction from catsinthewelder in Cavcraft's cavalcade of crap. Local honey.   
    Sorry @Cavcraft don't know if there's a general spotted thread so I've nicked yours 😜
    been meaning to photo this for yonks. Owd lad still using it as a daily driver. I believe @HarmonicCheeseburger is in the valley same as me so maybe he has seen it too
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    Matty got a reaction from Tenmil Socket in Cavcraft's cavalcade of crap. Local honey.   
    Sorry @Cavcraft don't know if there's a general spotted thread so I've nicked yours 😜
    been meaning to photo this for yonks. Owd lad still using it as a daily driver. I believe @HarmonicCheeseburger is in the valley same as me so maybe he has seen it too
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    Matty reacted to tommytwo in Uncomanded Reving.   
    I sent a message to Peter C after reading that he had got lots of advice from guys on the Mercedes forum regarding  uncommanded reving.  Sorry for my slow response to the replies I recieved, I dont always log in unless something grabs my attention. A big thanks to those of you who tried to help me with this problem.
    My car is a 1992 Rover 820, the first of the Mk2 820,s with multi point fiuel injection. I think I have found the reason for the problem, I had set the plug gaps 6 thou too small.  I cant believe I did this but  I did and I am a retired pecision enginneer.
    I used a set of Imperial feeler gauges and converted the figure in the Haynes book, given in Metric, to Imperial. My feeler guages are from my apprebticeship days back in the sixties, the markings on the blades are now very hard to read. Of couse, I could have double checked that I had the right gap using a micrometer but for some reason, I did not do this.
    My standard NGK  BK6RE plugs, are now gapped correctly and I hope ths has now cured my problem. The problem only occured after driving 20-25 miles, then the engine would rev up to 3000 rpm before falling back and then repeating the performace.
    So there you have it, it was the nut behind the wheel that caused the problem, not the car!
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