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  1. Guys, does putting someone on my ignore list stop them from seeing posts and contacting me on forum or seeing my content. Thread string TLDR so though wise to ask
  2. When I had it for sure mismatched headlamps was an issue as had 1 HiD and 1 halogen .... the handbrake didn't do much. Some time has passed since then so unknown what else it may need by now 🤷 Apologies for delayed response as been mega busy
  3. Considering that the 2000 to 2003 stuff is 18 - 21 years old is easily overlooked. I don't remember the last time I saw a mid to late 90s car for sale at a reasonable price tbh 🤔
  4. How in all things motoring related is my silly Picasso still going??? Just how???? The laguna died that I swapped it for was used for many parts to make my Laguna look better* .... which immediately shat the diff out of the gearbox to repay the favour 😆. I love how the only thing different with the Picasso is extra dents ..... adds to the charm haha
  5. That sounds like a possible blocked radiator with you saying not really anything flowing on the top and bottom hoses. If you shop around on ebay they can be had new for just under £40 or as usual I have a passable free one if I could get it to you .... would be tempted to remove radiator and flush it well first off though.
  6. Forgive me if this is a silly question but did you not replace the egr valve? If you did and used Silicone or any other type of sealant could you have maybe inadvertently blocked the water chanel in the head?? Silly suggestion I know but worth asking. Maybe also worth checking is that the radiator isn't blocked and easy enough to do. A little odd that it would just decide to just start to overheat suddenly if you didn't really disturb the coolant system. The 1.0 mpi AUC is a pretty robust engine and fairly simple. Could you maybe bypass the thermostat or run without it fitted for test purposes before laying out a daft amount on a replacement unit?
  7. Had a front brake disc shear off from the centre and smash itself to bits in an audi 80 b2. It turns out this particular mechanical fault results in loss of brakes and burned hands when you remove the front wheel.
  8. Out of curiosity what is your idle speed? Just want a comparison to mine as I think it may be a tad low on my car again (probably the replacement used coil pack failing I think ..... again)
  9. Bumper ripped off and flapping behind .... hit the fence and it made me chuckle
  10. AL4 box service is straight forward enough if someone knows what they are doing. They use a particular fluid type that smells like fish (I forget what it's called now). The drain/level/fill plug deely is what confuses people. It needs to be on level ground and to a set temp to do properly but if the fluid is contaminated it wants changing. Iirc there is a counter for the oil on the ecu system that will want resetting too but that could only be the later canbus cars I'm not 100% sure. Engines are an absolute doddle to swap if the worse happens and you should be able to use a manual cars engine and just have some of the auto engine parts swapped over such as the flex plate in place of the flywheel and maybe some of the coolant pipes. If the car is solid I would say its worth doing as better the devil you know and all that..... just comes down to cost if not DiY really which is a major issue with lots of garage labour charges at £60+ hourly
  11. That's lovely. It looks like a very honest little motor. Always wanted one of these for no known or explainable reason.
  12. Just had a dig in the shed and I have a spare EGR that was removed from a car in fully working order . If you want it I can post it out to you if you like? No signs of leakage and didn't show faults on the car it was removed from.
  13. The brakes are a little like playdoh feel wise. They are comedic size wise and solid discs so I would imagine a low quality pad would feel awful. I will be upgrading mine to ebc grooved discs and matching performance pads for a better bite and feel as the current toss fades so fast if you ask even a modicum of speedy braking of them haha. Your BMX possibly has better stopping power 😄
  14. I didn't actually realise these egr units had a coolant jacket on them. Embarrassing as I have removed and refitted mine while doing the head repair. I guess the coolant feed is through the water jacket in the head to the egr?? Something for you to check out while in that area is the brake booster hose. They have a tendancy to rub through and leak badly, also tend to cause a random misfire. I do know that the egr if faulty will cause misfire and they are well documented doing this.
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