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  1. Welcome one and all to the new home of average transport. Most of the forum will work exactly how you expect it to, but there's a few differences which will hopefully make your life easier. We'll add to this first post as other things become apparent or we find new options, seriously it's like getting out of a Fiesta Bonus and into a Sierra Ghia with all these new buttons. Reading posts You can hover over a thread title to see a pop-up and choose either first post, or latest post to quickly preview it without clicking into it As before, you can click the star or ci
  2. Hi all, Apologies for the downtime, there was some routing issues with our hosting provider which meant the server was cut off from the outside world. I'm finding out what went wrong and how we can avoid a repeat.
  3. Autoshite forum help thread. Post here if you have any problems. Off-topic posts will be deleted to keep the thread concise and helpful. If you want to search the previous thread to see if your question has already been answered you can find it here.
  4. So I’ve held off here for a month now but I’m stuck and need advice. Some of you might remember I had a Golf Turbo estate for sale in Jan. Well I sold it to Exiled_Tat_Gatherer and he paid for it with the intention of collection. But, I haven’t had a message off him in nearly 4 weeks now and I’ve messaged loads. I’ve phoned him and got voicemail. Now I’m not trying to muddy the lads credibility at all, he’s done his bit but I’m worried about not being able to get in touch. He’s in Belgium and intended to fly over and collect. I’m aware he bought numerous other cars off here and wanted
  5. A proper shite 90s jet ski just came up by me and I’m sorely tempted. Looks like a decent version of the year, a seadoo spi. Seems rotax powered which I remember from my karting days and I’m hoping to go and see it tomorrow. Looks like a two cylinder carb fed job. Anyone played with them? As usual the engines in bits and it’s missing the jet whatever that is. Presume where the prop fires water down? Are there any rules to it’s use or can I just get it running and blast about on it on the local water and lochs? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Seen on Facebook. No pics of the monza / manza Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Is anyone else into their kits? In new money, that’s scale models. Is anyone selling any? I have an unhealthy collection that I can’t particularly let the wife see. Latest Abrams about ready to be weathered and next oldie but goody.. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Right, first of all fuck locking wheel nuts. This is her zafira. Failed its test on lower arms so I proceeded to change one. Went to do the other side and the locking but is so tight I have sheared three keys trying to release it. Tried everything. But I’ll get to that. Question is would I be able, even though I accept it’s difficult, to change a lower arm with the wheel connected? Need to pass its test. Two bolts inside should be easy but the ballpoint won’t be as it’s sort of in the wheel cup. Last question.. has anyone had success of removing a locking wheel nut by welding a large n
  9. Greeted by an FTP this morning due to flat battery, suggestions as to a battery supplier. Any advice gratefully received. Sent from my Moto G (5) using Tapatalk
  10. So I’m really struggling. I need a work / weekend runabout for the hefty price of under a grand. “But there’s loads to choose from!” I hear you say. There is, but I just feel so uninspired by the dull and boring selection of more modern saloons and estates. I’ve been looking at ones around the 04-06 range and diesel. More points for auto, more points for cruise and a sunroof. I’ve come up with a Peugeot 307 estate. That’s literally the best I can do. There was a v40 again but I think it was too pricy. I like the idea of a Berlingo, 407, 307sw, Swedish things. I just want somethi
  11. So I’ve just spent the best part of two hours trying to get a farmer mates quad to run. I got pinged as ‘that car bloke’ so went up with tools. I’m not hot on carbs but it’s essentially a single cylinder 400cc bike engine on an arctic fox atv. Every carb I’ve had on a bike I’ve just replaced it. It has spark, tested by pulling the plug and sitting it on the casing It has fuel .. the plug is wet and smells of fuel when you pull it. Pulled the carb off and the reservoir was full and seems to be feeding a little too much fuel if anything. Good battery, turns over nice and fast It h
  12. The wife’s sister passed her test recently and has decided to go see a 2004 Suzuki Ignis, 1.3 petrol. I’ve only seen pics but looks average Japanese fare. Anyone actually drove one? Looks similar to a micra from the same age tbh. I’m tempted to try and talk her out of it but it looks half decent and I can’t really find a lot of faults in them. Tinny doors? Crap engines? Rust? Drives like a turd in custard? Any opinions appreciated Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. For a shitty ex post office combo I bought. Most of the tyres are borderline so there’s a veritable selection of alloys for corsa on gumtree etc. Question is, for a van that will never go over 80 and never hold a heavy load, 15” OEM or 17” TSWs? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Keys shut in boot. Rac have taken car to nearest town (Rennes) , fortunately there was a hotel opposite the restaurant car park. We are still 150 miles short of our first destination and have luggage stuck in back of car. It is possible to gain access to the boot by folding the back seat down but that also requires the bloody key. Any helpful suggestions in case the garage fail to open the boot? Do they put the key number in the handbook? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Bodged this yesterday. Seeing as co2 extinguishers are two thirds liquid it’s got to be upside down as there’s a hose to the ‘bottom’ to avoid sucking up liquid. Stupid extinguishers are Whitworth 21.8mm connections but I found a nut, made it work to what is actually a really nice argon regulator, flowmeter to a bodged 3/8” nipple to a hose to a converter to the 4mm weld hose. Works great, extinguishers only have 59bar in them so it’s not even close to struggling. It’s not a bodge if it works? Need to weld a stand now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Thought I’d start a collection thread as I’m off out later on tonight to pick up my latest buy. It’s small It’s Chinesey It’s shite It has chrome The best bit is the price = one bottle of gin for the owner and one bottle of cheap wine for the person whose garage it’s stood dumped in. The second best bit is when you realise that the current owners either don’t care what it’s worth or whether it’s half decent / don’t care about money. I’ll take advantage of both thanks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. So the v40 is dying a bit. It’s got rattles where rattles shouldn’t be and the steering is like running a sausage through custard. The rattles can be sorted with a bolt on and bolt off fix, but the steering.. looking for advice.. When turning it’s almost like it only wants to go in a straight line. Like it’s trying to reset to that straight, driving forwards way it loves so much. It’s worse when turning right and doesn’t really matter if it’s warm or cold. It’s like it’s fighting me when I turn, seemingly more so when I apply revs. It’s not as hard as if the pump wasn’t working whic
  18. Long shot but thought I’d try. Loved this car and when installing gumtree I found the Reg. got some good stories about this motor! P812 TAD Just been tested and can’t find the test number to see if it’s local. When I bought it, it was from Retrorides and it came from France. The PIN number was 1918 for it as this was the DOB of the previous owner. In the history there was a business card from him and he was an ex ww2 fighter pilot. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. Picked this up last week. For the princely sum of £200 it needed a caliper and a spring, and some other little bits. Third owner with the first being the army in Germany oddly. It’s a Spritely 1.9td and I think it’s 115 break. I’m quite impressed with it, the build quality isn’t as crap as I thought and on a run yesterday it gave me 49mpg. It has its rattles.. but its tested to October so it can rattle away for now Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. I have nothing to do with this in any way other than I have used it and it’s handy when looking at bangers. It has an advert that you can close and then you get access to MOT/tax/MoT history/tax rates although the tax rates are just the whole lot not just the one you want. It’s free though. Blurb....”If you're considering the purchase of a vehicle its wise to check its current TAX and MOT status as well as its MOT history.” iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/id956518284 Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.REG.CHECK.FREE&hl=en It's free to download and u
  21. Always wanted to do this That is all Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. WARNING: POTENTIAL RABBIT HOLE... http://vauxpedianet.uk2sitebuilder.com
  23. Am applying security patches that require a server reboot. This ought to take only 10 minutes or so, but in the event that the server doesn't boot cleanly it might take a bit longer. Those on Twitter can follow me @spoo4 to keep up to date in case there are issues. Thanks
  24. While I'm off work over Chrimbo and New Year, I need to get stuck into the Granvia to make it a bit more presentable as a camper, before my first trip out mid-January. It has several dents before I acquired it but as it's now on the coast, these are starting to rust. How would folk recommend I treat these? Most fellow Granvia/Hiace owners seem to liberally coating theirs in Kurust and then some sort of paint over the top. Is Kurust actually any good or are there better products? However, as I also need to fill in the dents after I've dealt with the rust, would sanding the lot back to bare
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