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  1. I did wonder if the exhaust was leaking, as I noticed a moistness along one section when checking things over pre-road trip. Thanks for the reassurance! My cheapo code reader finally had a use. Not often I have a car new enough for the OBD shiz.
  2. Here's what I got: Did it drive OK for you when it popped up last? Come MoT time hopefully some Cataclean will sort it. Just an idle thought, but for 800 miles I was using the wrong fuel. Apparently this engine needs E5. So I put some in the other day. Could be related to the EML coming on....who knows.
  3. Cheers m9. Hopefully it's just that. Didn't think to pop the ashtray out. Oil change and lubed the wiper mechanism earlier, as a squeak was disturbing the quiet waft.
  4. @barefoot @Fat_Pirate @BorniteIdentity @dean36014 and anyone else who's owned the Shatis. Where's the OBD port on this thing? Google says it's underneath the centre arm rest but I can't see it. I'm meant to be taking it abroad next week, but today it decided to show me the EML. I was 50 miles away at the time but got home OK. Could be something minor I suppose, but EMLs and limp modes aren't something I want to play roulette with 600 miles away. TIA.
  5. Ah, I did wonder if that's the Palio I spotted in Clapham once. Couldn't be arsed searching my thread. On my watchlist already, just in case the bidding stays sensible.
  6. Thanks for saving this as overall it's a decent car. Hopefully it won't need much for a new ticket in October. It isn't entirely watertight though...in the next downpour you might notice a moist passenger carpet. I sealed up the satanroof, but it could be the door seal that's the problem. But at the end of the day who cares, so long as it runs!
  7. Where's the auction place?
  8. Mind you, a few people did help him push it to one side.
  9. I'm surprised there weren't more FTPs in the queue. I offered to tow the Avenger that conked out on the access road (he was up that sloped part), but by the time I reached him it started up again. No other sod offered, and he was at least ten cars in front of me.
  10. Great boost to the mojo, isn't it. Although we're still in that post-show danger area where the eBay searches are being hit hard. After seeing the wonderfully blue interior of @Kiltox's Mk3 Astra I'm wavering... Nice Rover products BTW.
  11. A week day evening? Mine's running at the moment. Not sure how long that'll last mind...
  12. Blimey that sounds a bit of an effort. Maybe I was lucky with my manifold replacement then. Although I'm not entirely convinced the new but used replacement doesn't have a crack somewhere.
  13. There was a Bristol and an Interceptor there this year. Yet @RoadworkUK had to plead his case for his lovely 306. Very odd.
  14. Didn't realise you were there either. Would've been good to catch up. Hope you're keeping well!
  15. Those words are all too familiar to me. Hope you managed to sort it.
  16. Possibly. I'm a skinny fecker with glasses, and had a beige shirt on today.
  17. Plus yours has one of the best velour interiors I've ever come across, so to speak.
  18. For one day in my life I thought I'd feel special. But three of the buggers at the same event...
  19. Email it to me if you like @wuvvumand I'll do as Ghosty suggested. Although no aunts involved in this instance.
  20. Most of what I do is trial and error. Just so happened that was a good day.
  21. I thought my hoses would be, but fortunately not. With the cylinders removed I just pumped loads of brake fluid through, catching any shite in an old washing up bowl. This was after I'd replaced the master cylinder and fashioned some new brake pipes. All in all quite a satisfying job! Hopefully having brakes will now stop me driving it into a garage wall again...roll eyes emoji.
  22. Could be the case that both rear cylinders on the Innocenti are blocked, or just generally fucked. I had a similar problem on the Morris, where just a dribble of fluid would come out when using my eezibleed. Took a pair of new cylinders to resolve it, so not a big deal really.
  23. Grecian columns the size of pylons and a fuggin' chandelier hanging outside above the front door are also LoL worthy.
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