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Lacquer Peel

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  1. My 90s diesel is cheap to fix, quite quick and pleasant to drive.
  2. I once had an Audi coupé with 17 previous owners. At least it had the excuse of being a fair age. It was great to see the 205 bombing up and down the dusty track.
  3. I would do the timing belt while it's "loose" in the car. It is quite an easy one to do. Or eyeball the belt on this engine at least. Have you got a copy of Autodata?
  4. I'm glad it's providing good service. By the way, for this weather - the air con works but loses refrigerant in a couple of days. I never found out where the leak is, could be an easy fix or an arse.
  5. Do you still have VOL-FCR? I have it on a Google drive if needed.
  6. Meet at your place? I'm sure the collective might of Scotoshite could get it back together. Feel free to message if you're stuck with anything. I have been told there is a 205 breaking in Laurieston but haven't been able to check yet. I am in love with my blue nugget.
  7. Robert DIY is a lifesaver for these cars. It might be in the engine bay, and it's an OBD1 port. Also gives a run down as to how to check the real mileage. https://youtu.be/9K-1WChRr9k
  8. It is a bit quick because it has a tuning box fitted, but it probably has a boost leak as well. I think I would have traded half a tank of fuel for your working A/C. The compressor in mine has long since been bypassed. I got Monroe shocks for the front end for around £100 which made it feel a lot less boat-like and the rear has nearly new Sachs taken from a breaker. Yours drives nicely, be interested to know the real mileage if it's possible to find out without the OBD port.
  9. Could be one or the other!
  10. I'll be taking a diesel greeny/blue car.
  11. The hardest part of the job was removing one 10mm bolt holding a water pipe to the head, otherwise it was quite easy to work on.
  12. Did you buy the Daihatsu Grand Move 1.6 I recommended
  13. 13 cylinders in the turquoise zone
  14. Are those Escapade models jacked up a bit compared to normal Partners?
  15. That looks great, Japanese day vans look really comfy and practical without being massive.
  16. It's a great piece of kit and means you're not stuck with marque-only software. It is more powerful than the Volvo software even on Volvo specific stuff.
  17. The Volvo software will run on a Windows 10 laptop in XP compatibility mode. I have the Delphi software on a Win 7 laptop but I think it should run on 10 fine, it's a 2017 update.
  18. I think you can check the water pump impeller through the thermostat housing hole on these, rather than by taking the belt etc. off.
  19. I'm not sure but if you have a laptop I would recommend the DS150 clones that you can get for around £30, they are really powerful and do most things on most cars up to 2017. I was using it yesterday to check the injection timing on my Volvo 850. I have the proper Volvo software too which would be fine for checking the SRS light on your C70, if you want the link and have or can buy the £10-ish cable.
  20. Does it go much over 90? I think that's ok if you're driving it very hard.
  21. No pics but that's yer Volvo 850 diesel's timing belts changed, it was a bit of a pain in some ways - the crank sprocket came away with the crank pulley when it was not at TDC but it started first time once we got it retimed and all done up, albeit with the fuel pump timing seriously retarded, it was smoking out the neighbourhood. It's closer now and running well. I also changed the hydraulic valve lifters and rebuilt the brake vacuum pump recently so it's about as un-tappy as one of these can be. Fuel pump timing still needs adjustment but really chuffed it's done. Thanks to @Split_Pin and @juular for their assistance.
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