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320Touring's 1993 SEAT Toledo- blowing its own trumpet 25/03/2020

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I like these Toledos. One of the car magazines slated them for having 'upturned basin looks' but the point that it looks different to most other cars of the time is it's appeal.

I papped one about a decade ago which I had to go right back in time to Photobucket to excavate...

 

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24 minutes ago, ProgRocker said:

I like these Toledos. One of the car magazines slated them for having 'upturned basin looks' but the point that it looks different to most other cars of the time is it's appeal.

I papped one about a decade ago which I had to go right back in time to Photobucket to excavate...

 

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Top spot!

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Well, it came up my humph to take this for an MOT today..

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A pre MOT roll n skwerr (Avec puddink noir) was had. @SiC should know the location.

 

Then it was off to see the man from the ministry - after the alloted time...

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Great success. He says the brake pipes are starting to look a bit tired - so I think I'll see about doing them soon. With it not having ABS, it should be simple enough.

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Oooooft! Need to get a clutch in it, but it's so much nicer to drive than the ML.

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8 minutes ago, SiC said:

Oh yes, how could I forget that square "Sausage" experience! I won't deny, I prefer the round variety. 

 

3 minutes ago, vulgalour said:

I'm with SiC on the square sausages.  Never got the appeal, they're a bit boak.

How very dare you 

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8 minutes ago, hairnet said:

someone needs to kidnap SIC cage him and force feed him sassidge and irn bru and tea cakes for a week :D

 

You can practice on me first as a trial run. Not too keen on irn bru though, it goes down alright but makes my breath stink for some reason.

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1 minute ago, Agila said:

You can practice on me first as a trial run. Not too keen on irn bru though, it goes down alright but makes my breath stink for some reason.

youre not a shandy drinkin suthna tho  :P

 

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This has been doing sterling service as a daily hack.

Today it was on Scotoshite duty - and that included being in the general location of the venue a bit earlier than usual.

I met up with Dome of this parish at a nearby Morrisons - having jumped in to get Somnath for my lunch on the morrow.

 

Upon espying the S4 burbling past, I started the Toledo and drove the 120m to the petrol station. Put 20L of fuel in the car and then moved it over to the air compressor to wait on Dome after the S4 had ate it's fill at the LPG pump.

Dear reader, at this point I made a critical mistake. I switched the car off.

With Dome in train, I decided to set off. 

The Toledo thought different. Not even a peep. Even with a bump start, no dice.

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Now, what I needed was a set of jumpleads - a set was in neither car. Nor the petrol kiosk or the substantive supermarket.

 

Time to call out the SVM! The 463rd rescue service..

Whilst we waited on the SVM Patrol, we watched the snaw come doon.

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Presently, Patrol RML2345 arrived with his leads, and green boxy jump start machine

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As soon as the leads were connected, (and before the Volvo was fired) she keyed on and started lovely.

Scotoshite was successfully reached, and I am just in after an entertaining snow filled trip home.

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Cheers again to @dome and @rml2345 for the help - top chaps!

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This decided it didn't like having the mid pipe attached to the downpipe..IMG_20200311_162802.thumb.jpg.3fbc0906b65118d58a6067473c0fdaec.jpgIMG_20200311_163302.thumb.jpg.6e69ca68a69c9706d2c3152bbef44c45.jpg

a new centre box appears to be about £40. But no doubt the Backbox will be grumpy too.

i'm off work tomorrow so may investigate further if weather permits. The car is currently at the hoose:)

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Oof. I bet that sounds nice*

The 316 is sounding a bit fruity at the moment, as the ECP special back box we put on in 2016 is going a bit grotty again. I've bought another one but I need to work myself up to the fun* of fitting it.

 

I still need to see this fine Toledo in person. I'm developing a bit of a thing for 90s base spec cars!

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2 hours ago, Supernaut said:

Oof. I bet that sounds nice*

The 316 is sounding a bit fruity at the moment, as the ECP special back box we put on in 2016 is going a bit grotty again. I've bought another one but I need to work myself up to the fun* of fitting it.

 

I still need to see this fine Toledo in person. I'm developing a bit of a thing for 90s base spec cars!

The Meriva I used to maintain always shat the joint between the centre pipe and backbox every 3 years or so. And every time it was always just cheaper and easier to fit an entire ECP special centre pipe and backbox and just ignore it again

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