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L1's shenanigans - first green blooded double Chevron


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  • loserone changed the title to L1's pug shenanigans - heavy trafic
13 hours ago, Mr Livered said:

@loseronethose are really nice, well bought sir. What is the interior like for comfort (seats and soundproofing and whatnot) on a long drive?

Dunno really, only done 70 miles in it so far, but it seems quiet, comfortable and fairly economical.

Pretty spacious for the passengers and the Mrs seems to like it OK 

 

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Well, this thing is good.

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Space, economy, AC, visibility.  All in all it's an excellent family vehicle.

 

The other week I lent it out to fetch a sofa, and when it came back I used the opportunity to go all TWO BUCKET WRONG UN with a mop and everything

 

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Also, it's good in snow

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In other news, I bought a book of the area and found this photae of my house.  Guess I know what I need to get back on the road again then.

 

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31 minutes ago, Schaefft said:

Having seen this on its roof about a hundred times now Trafics are really becoming a symbol for the war in Ukraine for me right now.😅

People cross on an improvised path under a bridge that was destroyed by a Russian air raid while fleeing the town of Irpin

Let's hope yours fares better.

lets not forget @loserone has a Grey fergie as well

its only a matter of time now before he is dragging a T34 behind it! :mrgreen:

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13 hours ago, Schaefft said:

Having seen this on its roof about a hundred times now Trafics are really becoming a symbol for the war in Ukraine for me right now.😅

People cross on an improvised path under a bridge that was destroyed by a Russian air raid while fleeing the town of Irpin

Let's hope yours fares better.

I have noticed that Trafic and Vivaro are very common in Ukraine. They regularly appear on the news. But the driver of this one in the picture, I hope he survived as  this does not look good.

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14 hours ago, loserone said:

Well, this thing is good.

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Space, economy, AC, visibility.  All in all it's an excellent family vehicle.

 

The other week I lent it out to fetch a sofa, and when it came back I used the opportunity to go all TWO BUCKET WRONG UN with a mop and everything

 

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Also, it's good in snow

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In other news, I bought a book of the area and found this photae of my house.  Guess I know what I need to get back on the road again then.

 

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So are you going to keep this one for a while? I can think that is the perfect family car. And the short version is no longer an estate just wider so very practical. But I envy that you have AC.

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  • loserone changed the title to L1's frog shenanigans - teenage vanclub
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On 10/03/2022 at 17:07, Dyslexic Viking said:

I also did a small repair today. The clip/mount for the bonnet stick was broken so it was replaced with a new one.

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I also tried to get the driver side sliding door fixed today but had the wrong parts so have to wait for new ones. Tomorrow I will get new brake calipers to the front so then I can continue with the brake the work there.

Funnily enough I have one of those on order too!

 

This week's Trafic excitement came in a predictable form

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Having confirmed it was the MAF, a new MAF was ordered.  Well, two, because they were slightly different and the factors didn't know which would fit.

 

When they arrived, they were MAP sensors.  They were sent back.

 

A MAF arrives the next day and I rocked up to fit it.

 

Only thing is, the socket had two of the pins coming off the wrong way.

That was sent back and another arrived. This was fitted and I'm told it's now running better than ever.  Huzzah!

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9 hours ago, stuboy said:

we have a 2018 trafic and im sorry to say im not a fan of these

Seems like a brave choice only to offer a 1.6 iirc, quite an over stressed engine to cater for the whole range of buyers. What issues have you found? There seem to be millions round here and they usually look a bit less shabby than the Transits! 

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These are a dying breed, shame they were mechanically delicate as body wise they dont seem to have issues.

A friend has one thats a bit tired that i recall he got for free providing he gave the p.o a lift to the airport in it. 

Has a massive dent caved into the roof where it was buried in an avalanche for a little while!

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10 hours ago, stuboy said:

we have a 2018 trafic and im sorry to say im not a fan of these

Earlier ones like this were a really nice thing to drive and live with. In that respect head and shoulders above the period transit and I was a big fan of them as well. Speaking as someone 2ho uses commercials on a daily basis for work, modern vans are shite

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On 05/07/2021 at 23:36, loserone said:

Also, went 205ing.

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On 15/09/2021 at 22:27, loserone said:

It's the answer to the question nobody asked.

 

Can you fit eight 215/65r16 tyres, half on wheels, in the back of a 205.

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yes. Yes you can.

 

On 08/06/2021 at 16:27, loserone said:

Went to work.  Have some pictures

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Adders are great.

 

On 02/04/2021 at 11:44, loserone said:

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On 07/04/2021 at 15:25, loserone said:

I are giffer

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On 17/04/2021 at 22:48, loserone said:

Been to get fuel.  Hour round trip.

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It's a rapid little thing on these roads.

 

On 06/11/2020 at 17:16, loserone said:

You getting bored of this one yet? I'm not.

 

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Hey hey! @Jimbob McGregor fettled the drums (again) and got the windscreen washer pump working, so this now has a nice clean 12 months test.

It's running really well (it was a bit lean for the test), sounds properly rorty with the new exhaust @Jim Bell got from Germany, and is well sorted.  Recent cambelt, RainExpert tyres all round with about 3k on them, and pretty much everything has been fettled.

I think it's time to move it on though, as I want one with an XUD in it.  I will be advertising it publicly later in the month, but for now an offer close to £1200 would take it from a shiter.  I think that's pretty good value considering it's condition.  As usual it's in Upper Weardale.

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  • loserone changed the title to L1's frog shenanigans - 205GR for sells
  • loserone changed the title to L1's frog shenanigans - trafic adventure*

That's what happened to my transhit when it cracked a piston. Shaking like a shitting dog and running on three.  After about five miles the ecu then shut the engine down and left me stranded on a Junction on Howden high street.

Fingers crossed it's just an injector or something.

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I don't know yourself except from some ole car wibblesite, howevers, you seem to be one of those  people who will just sort stuff out and end up being invited in to join an impromptu wine tasting barbecue by retired Australian vintners/pilots  on their annual pilgrimage to French cheese emporiums. 

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2 hours ago, loserone said:

Something like that.  Taking it to be looked at on Monday, until then we have the use of this.

 

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On the upside it looks like a lovely place to break down. Could've been Blackburn on a rainy day or something like that

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12 minutes ago, loserone said:

How do I even..

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Nothing quite like a rental car where all the infotainment is in the native lingo! Took us ages to work out what our Avis Fiat 500 was trying to tell us a few summers back….

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  • loserone changed the title to L1's shenanigans - first green blooded double Chevron

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