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  1. The MAF (brand new from eBay) cured the power loss issue Richard's daughter experienced, not the hunting. It still hunts, but I think getting someone with VCDS to increase the revs at idle by 50rpm will help. Suspect a worn pump but upping the idle will mask it. It's currently sitting in mild disgrace on the Bromley Pageant showfield as the aux belt snapped leaving the M25! If I can't find one at the show it'll be Big Yellow Taxied home. No big deal though.
  2. We're close to proving Autoshite more desirable than Alfas! Keep voting people... 😃
  3. https://classicsworld.co.uk/guides/monkey-business-cheap-classic-car-challenge/ The story so far, if you're curious...
  4. https://classicsworld.co.uk/news/cheap-car-challenge-poll/ Can we all please vote for the ex NorfolkNWeigh Audi?
  5. Thanks chaps - I'm one of the editorial team and we're excited that a mag like this is taking off to the extent that it is. For more Autoshite action, NorfolkNWeigh's old Audi can be seen in Classic Car Buyer as part of a cheap modern classic challenge. It's at Bromley tomorrow. We're after votes for which of the three is most popular. Can the whole of Autoshite please vote for the true Autoshite hero? I want to show the GTI and Alfa boys who's boss! https://classicsworld.co.uk/news/cheap-car-challenge-poll/
  6. XM ABS sensors are painfully pricey. Leave that for now. Depending on where the sill is, it may not be structural but will need doing for the MoT.
  7. The market was cool - but then, at the last auction a lot went below book too.
  8. Likewise - but we were far enough away not to have been passed by anyone who arrived at a reasonable time! Bid on a couple of Bentleys to replace the one the AA blew me up in. The Seicento made £1500.
  9. A mate of mine would be very interested in this to join his 405STi...
  10. Serial old car licker and sometime Autoshite lurker. Hello Dicky! Heater matrix bypassed using a Rover 800 top hose as a temporary fix. This car is a way of getting Mrs Ladyperson involved in the hobby that means she can get something back too - insuring a 19 year old with a fault claim on my Applause, or my Stag, or my daily X300, or any of the other rammel lying round here will be... difficult. She's already stripped and rebuilt her own motorbikes too, so this is the next stage. We'll tackle the crap paint match on the wing and the heater matrix when the weather's a bit warmer and drier. For now I'm enjoying it though - even if my journey home involved 3 coolant baths for my left foot (2 protected by my shoe, the last straight inside) and even if I couldn't actually see.
  11. Which engine has it got? Might be just the ticket to help revive a mate's Xantia
  12. The heater hadn't packed up - it was the thermostat. Nice and toasty again now!
  13. Head gaskets can let go and it's a big old lump. Rads have plastic shoulders that can snap inside coolant hoses.
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