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  1. Any ideas why I have to sign in nearly every time I wish to view the whole site,ive been a member since 2012 and a regular viewer if not poster,I always tick the remember me box but it dosent seem to remember me,not moaning but it’s a bit annoying having to sign in all the time ?.

  2. I followed (at speed) a v plate cx 2400 super on the a421 a couple of days ago,looked in good shape in dark blue but the best bit was the C-matic badge on the back,that was my best spot of this year so far,couldn't get pics cos it was going very fast.

  3. I went after debating the weather,took a chance but the forecasters were right,it pissed down all day and add on the wind chill factor made it hard work,I was soaked to the skin by heat 3,there were some great cars racing and the drivers put on a good show considering the abysmal conditions,the fact that an Austin a125 sheerline won the 1st heat and a wolselely 6/110 the 2nd heat made my day,just wishing for decent weather next year.

  4. This will not be a valve/rocker issue,nor will it be low compression and removing the rocker cover is quite involved and needs £££ of gaskets to replace,i would be looking at air flow restrictions on the inlet and exhaust sides of the engine before spending money on it,egr valve can stick open,dpf/ cat could be in trouble,inlet pipework can block up and the inter cooler is prone to splitting causing running problems,I really hope you can fix this car without too much aggro,I take an interest cos I am a v70 owner scince last year and it has been the most troublesome car I've ever owned by a mile.

  5. You will only need to loosen the down pipe from the turbo,not a 5 minute job but anything that doesn't cost much is worth trying before you start throwing money at it,if the injector seals have been leaking there will be oily shit around where the injectors go into the engine,the d5 is not prone to seals leaking though,it's also worth checking the inlet manifold around the egr area because it can clog up with crap and the engin can't breathe properly.

  6. Leaking injector seals won't cause it any running problems,a compression check is not needed,if it had low compression it would struggle to start, and it wouldn't cause the engine not to rev,worth checking for pressure from the exhaust pipe when trying to rev it up,if it starts to make a hissing noise or there is not much pressure it could have a blocked,cat,pdf,exhaust box,I've been caught out a few times with similar symptoms.

  7. WOW just WOW,what a superb looking car,so so much better than the facelift model,I've changed cam belts on these in the distant past,a few awkward fixings on the belt cover towards the rear and the crank damper bolt can be silly tight otherwise quite easy to do especially compared to some moderns,also I've personally never heard of a belt breaking on one of these engines but it's always best to change it,get it bought.

  8. It's still around.

    DVLA says 1662cc, (so still a V4), now 'blue', taxed and MOT'd til August 2019 :-)

    Being such a rare car there could well be pics around on the net.

    Last time I saw it was in a classic ford type magazine about 20years ago,it was indeed re sprayed light blue metallic and living in Scotland,it's original colour was silver fox and I seem to remember it had many owners and I can tell you it looked good but was king rotten.
  9. I've been fairly randomly sent two pics separately and recently. They are both taken facing the same way about 100 yards apart so perhaps at the same time.


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    Redcar High St late 1970's. I don't think the freestyle Imp parking would be happening today. Whats the Yank further down the street?


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    United Redcar bus station, 1975 ish. A Bristol RE single decker approx 1971 and a Bristol Lodekka double decker from about 5 years earlier. Within a year or so I would be probably be working on those two! 

    60,olds I recon.

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