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Who'd have thought?!

The oil light came on again while ticking over earlier. I'm hoping to fuck it's not terminal.

I'll put another 2 litres in tomorrow and keep my fingers crossed.

Is this where you normally put sawdust in and lob it in the for sale section? Or is that for big ends? My memory's shocking

 

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42 minutes ago, paulplom said:

The oil light came on again while ticking over earlier. I'm hoping to fuck it's not terminal.

I'll put another 2 litres in tomorrow and keep my fingers crossed.

Is this where you normally put sawdust in and lob it in the for sale section? Or is that for big ends? My memory's shocking emoji1787.png

 

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Different engine but my R56 needs a close eye kept on the oil. Since I upped the grade from 5/30 to 5/40 the consumption has slowed to about 1cm on the dipstick per week, regardless of whether you do 40 or 400 miles!

 

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19 minutes ago, gm said:

Leith ? 

Yeah. Gordon street. Filled with dodgy backstreet garages that look like you just turn up with some money rolled up and hand it over to fix your shitter, which sounds good to me as my skoda has been in a collision recently.. the big L plates give a hint it wasn't me driving at the time :D

 

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thought it looked familiar, my tame mechanic used to work at s&j motors just round the corner on duke street. He’s since set up on his own out in loanhead, bit of a ball ache to get to but worth it for a trustworthy chap. 
 

(even more of a ball ache now I live down in that england:( ) 

 

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4 minutes ago, gm said:

thought it looked familiar, my tame mechanic used to work at s&j motors just round the corner on duke street. He’s since set up on his own out in loanhead, bit of a ball ache to get to but worth it for a trustworthy chap. 
 

(even more of a ball ache now I live down in that england:( ) 

 

Does he do bodywork repair?

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more mechanical stuff, builds engines and has a winning car in the bmw compact cup that his son drives. Nice guy, I’ll pm you his details if you like 

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The little jeep went tonight. Did well on it mainly cos i got it for next to nothing. Panic now as we have no car working. Wifes golf i have not got to look at its slave cylinder yet. Plus there is a storm tomoro. Theres a volvo v50 just out of test near me that i like the look of i am going to see tomorrow.

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16 hours ago, MarvinsMom said:

pictures of that Rover P4 above make me sad.....

Why's that? It looks like someone's just paid for an expensive respray on it, the front end panels are fitted back on and it really looks like it only needs bumpers and grill fitting before it's returned to the owner!

It's parked outside a bodyshop so I don't think it's been abandoned!

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15 hours ago, Scotball said:

Yeah. Gordon street. Filled with dodgy backstreet garages that look like you just turn up with some money rolled up and hand it over to fix your shitter, which sounds good to me as my skoda has been in a collision recently.. the big L plates give a hint it wasn't me driving at the time :D

 

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I keep seeing you on my walk home from work up Dundas Street. Spotted your Felicia right away!  

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2 hours ago, Angrydicky said:

Why's that? It looks like someone's just paid for an expensive respray on it, the front end panels are fitted back on and it really looks like it only needs bumpers and grill fitting before it's returned to the owner!

It's parked outside a bodyshop so I don't think it's been abandoned!

cos i hate to see a P4 in bits.

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2 hours ago, Aston Martin said:

7 ratchet spanners £11.49 with free delivery.

Thanks. Ordered. Have been after a set of these for a while. Buy through topcashback for hopefully another 5% cashback.

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Went to the council dump the other day and rescued this:

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Its a CD30 out of a low spec Vectra or Astra. Don't know if it works.  Might try it in the Vectra or other Vauxhall product to see if it works.

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25 minutes ago, Lord Sterling said:

Went to the council dump the other day and rescued this:

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Its a CD30 out of a low spec Vectra or Astra. Don't know if it works.  Might try it in the Vectra or other Vauxhall product to see if it works.

Probably won't. I think they have to have the paired screen in the dash.

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Picked this up this morning. V50 with abkut 160 miles. No test. I can hear a slight noise from a wheel bearing. And there is a bit of power missing so something turbo related i think. No warnings up and no smoke so hoping its not massive. Kinda took a punt on it as no car working right now. Paid a small bit more than i wanted but still small and well covered by what i made on the jeep. Expect lots of questions from me on it 

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On 2/27/2020 at 9:56 PM, brownnova said:

Quick call there the brother in law who dropped this round B0D70A70-658F-4BBB-9D88-5975656A7A4B.jpeg
Code relates to fuel pressure sensor. Now cleared. Let’s see if it recurs. French car forum search suggests a new fuel filter may be in order. 

So there is!! 

What, really, really annoys me about engine management lights, is that the car knows enough about what’s wrong to actually tell you exactly. Not force you to plug in a reader or go to the dealer. 

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2 hours ago, High Jetter said:

Have ordered, never had any ratchet spanners so these are a cheap way of seeing how useful they are to me. Thanks, AM.

Bought a set years ago for a similar reason, still wonder how I ever did stuff without them.

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Different engine but my R56 needs a close eye kept on the oil. Since I upped the grade from 5/30 to 5/40 the consumption has slowed to about 1cm on the dipstick per week, regardless of whether you do 40 or 400 miles!
 
It took 3 and a half litres to get it back to max. I'll be checking it weekly from now on.
The oil light still comes on at very low revs. If I hold it above 3k it stays out. I'm getting some odd looks at traffic lights.

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