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  1. Like for getting the parts ordered, not for the fail!
  2. I've sent him a telegram. It is the 1970s where he is, he should get it within a week or so
  3. @captain_70s found your next engine!
  4. Please say you fitted a seat cover before you drove it home 🤢
  5. That's all very well but it shows the seller is being economical with the truth. Be wary!
  6. I'm sure they'd let you look underneath it, just give them a second and let them fire up the forklift... I'd go along in person and crawl under one end and out the other and if it is good then I'd start talking price. It wouldn't be my £2.5k but each to their own
  7. Thank you for joining myself and some of the other Scotoshite contingent in trying to persuade @juular to go down the OM605 route. Tis truly the way forward. And sideways.
  8. Sounds an awful lot like when the Ford dealer snapped an injector clamp on our works Transit and the quote for repair increased from £500 to £6000 as it "needed a new engine". Needless to say they got told to FRO and got a specialist in to remove the injector after I kicked up a stink. Shame your dad has paid them but I'd get on to Volvo via twitter or their head office-they've ripped the hole right out of it.
  9. I'm pretty sure I cracked the ton in my folks 1.4 Citroen ZX (we had a big hill locally) but the other 2 boxes would've been ticked in the Cavs. The traffic cop who stopped me in the SRi wasn't in a good mood. He sat in it pumping the clutch pedal and told me my brakes were fucked. When I pointed out his error you'd think he would've thanked me for pointing out the error he'd made wouldn't you? He didn't
  10. I had a similar car history -a Henna red 1.6l as my first car which could keep up with friends XR2s in a straight line followed by an SRi130 which, frankly, I'm amazed an 18 year old me didn't die in😳
  11. You should try Cowdenbeath bangers. Once...
  12. You'd think that but after a few months you'll get used to it and want more. Or I did when I was younger. Saying that my Saab 9000 running 270 ish BHP was far more exciting than my 315bhp M5. Mainly because the Saab was putting it's power through the front wheels with a big wallop of boost whereas the M5 was so well put together that it could've easily taken more power.
  13. Quick Kangoo update: When I got it it had a frankly shonky Chinesium cone filter fitted. Good for BRAAAAPPP! but it was mounted too high up in the bay so would be sucking in warm air. Also under hard use(so I'm told) the cone filter would fall off which gave even more BRAAAAPPP but also more chance of the engine ingesting a sparrow or something. Not good. You can't rush these things so after 2 1/2 years I decided it was time to sort this. Handily a friend of mine breaks Clips for a living so I picked up a KTEC Racing induction kit from him. This seems to be a good one. Old filter off and I had to also remove the battery to cram this thing in. It's now fitted and should draw air from underneath-there's a big hole underneath where it's mounted which I forgot to take a photo of. Here it is fitted and making the engine bay look a bit more respectable. First impressions - it's quieter than what was on it! Haven't driven it far enough to see if it's altered the performance but I'm happy to get that shitty filter out of there. Also, the Porsche is still a dick. I chopped out the 2 wires which had melted on the headlight motor and when trial fitting it noticed the motor is earthing through the body of the car. This might explain why it worked when plugged in but blew a fuse when I mounted it and plugged it in. Nope, I have no idea. Nothing looks untoward on the motor but I'm guessing it shouldn't be grounding through the body when it has a separate ground wire on the plug?
  14. I was in Mallorca recently, hope you don't mind me clogging up your thread with some of my spots.
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