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  1. I've started on the journey to restoring my mum & dad's one, needless to say I've got a way to go:
  2. Have we had this yet? Wonder what the rear cab panel is from?
  3. This is in Isle of Wight: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/298445447876461/ Someone get it bought and sell it to me! £80 no MOT
  4. This is for sale in Colchester, not overly convenient for Italy admittedly: https://www.fiatforum.com/classifieds/showproduct.php?product=36008 £500
  5. Awesome! Back in the game! So question is, did the bleed fix it or the clutch change??
  6. Aye you got it, I haven't had a protractificator since I dont know when.
  7. What's the release bearing like? My worn one was only slightly gritty but made it impossible to change gear. Also clutch alignment tools are for the prosperous. 1/2 inch extension with a bit of electrical tape wrapped around to take up the slack. Check how much the flywheel can rotate - should be 1 oclock either direction max and with a little spring force. Great progress though. Ive now got Multipla search alerts on all the selling sites!
  8. That's great to see! I had a bit of a wobble this week and nearly gave you a pm asking if you'd had a change of heart over keeping it. Once you get em under your skin and all that...
  9. ^^ this place gets a bit bogged down at times and the above project and this thread are good to spice things up a bit. Some people get a sweat on with a Korma and should stick to the house omelette. Crack on regardless, this looks fantastic!
  10. When I cunningly smashed the sump on the Multipla, and a replacement was tiger sealed on and new oil & filter changed, the oil stayed clean for 1000s of miles (I do 500 a week). I think the key point is that my MAF was unplugged so no EGR flowing. For the most part a common rail, boosted diesel is very clean - it's just EGR which makes it sooty again. If you have a DPF fitted and no vaporiser then you have Diesel in the oil as well as soot.
  11. Bean trying to park like this for a fortnight now.
  12. Unless you need to take passengers, filtering through traffic will save you acres of time compared to any car no matter how slow the bike. Now swap Axiam motor into scooter and but a 24V battery in that top box.
  13. I can't stop thinking about this, seriously if it comes to it and nobody want's it other than car take back i'll give you the same dollar and you can do what you want with tyres etc. I won't keep it but will do my best to fix and put it back up for sale non-profit.
  14. Hi Dude, Your clutch problem sounds exactly like my second multipla - dragging which was caused by a worn release bearing. When you press the clutch the friction disc carries on spinning and will stop you engaging the next gear which is at the wrong speed. Sometimes I found it easier to 'match the engine speed' for the next gear so when changing up try a lowish rpm (1250rpm) and when changing down choose a highish rpm (2500rpm). You can only engage 1st & reverse with the engine off. Only solution is to do the clutch & bearing. You can get a kit for as low as £50 but it's not a fun DIY job (i've done two). All the front subframe bolts need to be slackened off and the nearside need to be removed entirely. You then pull the box out betwixed the subframe and chassis leg. here it is mid-exciting stage; Took me 12 hrs odd - no exaggeration. dont bother with the dual mass until you're there and can have a 'feel' of it. The timing belt / water pump was a relative doddle after that. Oh and the stuck open thermostat just needs a Renault Espace 2.0 thermostat jamming in the top hose. Here's my trials and tribulations. I scrapped mine last week and i'm already regretting it. https://www.fiatforum.com/multipla/462009-project-double-ugly.html That's quite an early one you have there. My 1st one was the same colour.
  15. Aye @Amishtat, where abouts in Braintree? I'd happily take a 30mile detour home to set eyes on that pair.
  16. May be try cranking it over at night time and see if you can see a myriad of electrotricity going everywhere except where it's supposed to. Asked me Mum & Dad to look out for anything local and this little gem came up: https://www.leboncoin.fr/voitures/1732698002.htm/ You already have brown, beige for the full autoshite livery.
  17. It's not the same mouse is it? Where are you releasing them? Perhaps identify the next one with some nail varnish (Other Greenpeace friendly ideas are available).
  18. As i'm after a diesel 7 seater... 1 random please.
  19. ^ great question! Also, how does range equate to time? if wind resistance wasn't invented, could you travel for 2hrs at 30mph or 1 hr at 60mph given a 60mile range? Or do you find longer slower journeys more taxing on the battery? Do these have any regenerative doo hicky?
  20. DC you crack me up! You r gud with wurds. Seems all Binis use oil and anecdotally they seem to get addicted to the stuff if you ever let it go low. Considering buying the mother in law a bottle of 2-stroke for hers.
  21. I know we've had the insight but probably the mk1 Prius also. This one's in that there London. https://www.gumtree.com/p/toyota/this-is-toyota-prius-high-hybrid/1361314476 I'm trying to figure out if they have 3 x 3 point seat belts in the back seat. if they do this could be the Multipla replacement as apparently it's also now future classic $$$$.
  22. He was welding up the frame for a friend. Proper legend this guy. I asked him if he could take some tyres of some spare wheels i had once. "Erm, £3 or 4" he said for a pair. He said they charge him £2 each to scrap them. That's why I keep coming back.
  23. So the Multipla needed two tries at getting the MOT this week but we got there in the end. With my cars it's a story of attrition. Check out how much mileage I've added in 12months. Bear in mind I drove the Jag about for a month or so, and I bought the Alfa 147 in sportyshites hands for 3 to 4 weeks while I fitted the lowering springs and timing belt to the Multi. This cracking mk2 is the MOT man's. He says he did it once in his teens/twenties and is doing it up again properly in his 30s. Gave the guy a box of celebrations on my way out (bribe for next year).
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