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  1. Nice to see them factory fresh! I see 'AKO' has no MoT history online, so presumably off the road before 2006, no surprise really. Still on SORN, so maybe out there somewhere? Those early 12" wheel cars really were the worst for rust...
  2. Yes... white vinegar, watered down, maybe 50/50 and put on a cloth. Rub this over the mould and it will remove it, leaving it less likely to come back. My Boxster is ok, but the Mini Cooper gets really bad inside during its winter rest.
  3. I do exactly the same. Except I'm not moving house, I'm just tight saving my precious oil for when the weathers freezing! Room 'stat showing 15c this morning, so not too bad... Good luck with the new place!
  4. Get a Kangoo! The 1.5 Dci is reliable and good on fuel and the vans are nice to drive. We only get the commercial variants here now, but I'm sure in other markets the mpv-type one (Grand Kangoo?) was available for longer than in the UK.
  5. Sorry to see the damage on the Opel The steering column has sheared because they were trying to break the steering lock by wrenching the wheel round. The column shearing has most likely saved the car. I guess they took the steering wheel with them to remove any fingerprints. It may well be sitting in a hedgerow somewhere! Good luck with the repair.
  6. Lion batteries are absolutely terrible. I buy, on average, one car battery a forthight (particularly in the winter) and the amount of Lion batteries I've had to return far outnumber any other make. When you have a customer on their way to collect their shiny new (old!) car and the flippin battery you fitted last week has already turned its toes, things start wearing a little thin. I guess we bought maybe twenty ECP 'specials' before I learnt my lesson and now go elsewhere. In fact, I don't buy anything from ECP any more apart from clutches. They are normally cheapest for genuine Sachs/ LUK parts.
  7. Love it! Plug leads are the wrong way round?
  8. Has anyone had a potential buyer bounce each corner of the car to 'test the shock absorbers' recently?! I'd hope that ended in 1997 when Count Quentin published his last buyer's guide. I seem to remember they were the type to find a slightly worn damper (£15 back then) but totally miss the holes in the sills and knocking engine!
  9. Yes! I had an (in English) email from them saying the same this morning. Not sure if it's real or not.
  10. If it's anything like the i30, you can just pull back the o/s arch liner and pull the motor out of the bottle, clean the rubber gauze (which might just be your problem), pull off the pipes and fit a new one! 20 mins.
  11. Nice little project. You have the ballast type of ignition there, I can tell from the white/ pink wire going to the coil +. This is very different to the earlier Minis and can cause issues with the resistance wire melting/ breaking/ making the wiring loom very, um, crispy. This might be why you're experiencing running issues. If you're going over to electronic ignition, I'd advise to ditch the ballast system, and run a decent, dedicated 12v feed from the ignition switch to a new 3 ohm coil. The ballast one on your car should be 1.5 ohms.
  12. Gates 'Multi fuel' hose is my go-to now. Everything else turns to goo/ splits/ cracks (unless it's really, really old stuff!)
  13. I'd advise you to take it to a proper diesel specialist, if you ever want to fix it. Internet experts and £50 here and there will lead to tears before bedtime, I promise you!
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