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  1. 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.
  2. The market was cool - but then, at the last auction a lot went below book too.
  3. 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.
  4. A mate of mine would be very interested in this to join his 405STi...
  5. 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.
  6. Which engine has it got? Might be just the ticket to help revive a mate's Xantia
  7. The heater hadn't packed up - it was the thermostat. Nice and toasty again now!
  8. Head gaskets can let go and it's a big old lump. Rads have plastic shoulders that can snap inside coolant hoses.
  9. Sorry guys - my Paypal decided not to send it when I asked 2 days ago! I didn't check because since then I've done 700 miles and barely slept - my brain isn't working right now! Re-done, and sent this time!
  10. This outwitted my housemate. I let her borrow mine to nip to Tesco, she's driven autos before so I said "The foot operated parking brake is a bit odd - don't worry about it as we're in the Fens." So she got to Tesco, out of gear, pressed the pedal down, saw the parking brake light come on, turned it off and got out. I thought she'd leave it in P. Oops. No. Left in N. When she came out it was 4 rows further forward straddling 3 parent and child bays. Miraculously it hadn't hit anything en route there...
  11. Isuzu Piazzas have a button to press to be able to remove the ignition key. For Transit filler flap, see also Citroen XM bonnet release.
  12. My 2 randoms don't appear to have been swapped from the other thread. Can someone stick me down a couple please?
  13. Rover 75 diesel auto. I rest my case.
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