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Whilst sitting on the terrace of our holiday cottage having lunch, this afternoon. This pulled in. 20210728_152715.thumb.jpg.d4aacb856cc41f581ac84af63d43b3eb.jpg

So I popped downstairs for a chat.

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Bought new by an electrical company in London, then sold on within the company. Later sold and moved to America then onto Sweden. Where it was bought by VW when they acquired the Bentley brand and recommissioned.

It then returned to the UK. The new owner was saying he had just retired, the money he had in the bank wasn't making anything so he invested in the Bentley.

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The Volvo's dash is lit up like a Christmas tree:

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Bulb warning and fuel light I obviously know why they're on, the rest of them? No idea.

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9 minutes ago, Lacquer Peel said:

Do you still have VOL-FCR? I have it on a Google drive if needed. 

Yeah I have it on dad's laptop, every time I try to figure out the lambda light it goes off before I have a chance to plug it in. The SRS light is relatively recent and the coolant light doesn't seem to have an associated code. I'll probably plug it in and have a look over the next few days. It's not like I really drive the thing much anyway, I think it took me 2 months to get to the trip mileage!

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That big fuck off hole is what was left when cutting back the inner wing...

Fortunately we have someone willing to weld so it now looks like this

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Who said Belgian built Allegros were more rusty? He now moves on to the back of the offside sill, the boot floor, the entire nearside wing.

Then the engine and suspension both need work but just look at that face...

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I've had a slightly lowball offer accepted on a car on eBay, so it looks like Sunday will be collection mission day.  Annoyingly I'll be passing within yards of the seller's house on the way back from FOTU on Saturday, but as I am yet to master the art of driving two cars at once I'll have to return the following day.  It's localish by my standards, and the journey is all doable by bus which keeps the cost down.

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The Mondeo is in a local garage for a service and investigation: it's smoky and boost feels not-normal. Plus it seems to be blowing oil out somewhere so I'm guessing maybe a boost leak, maybe the standard leaky injector or (hopefully not) a turbo seal. 

Anyway I'm too busy at the moment even to even partake here fully so it's in a garage...

I know its lame but as Wifey's commuter it needs doing and it does earn its keep. 

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On 7/28/2021 at 8:56 PM, Craig the Princess said:

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That big fuck off hole is what was left when cutting back the inner wing...

Fortunately we have someone willing to weld so it now looks like this

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Who said Belgian built Allegros were more rusty? He now moves on to the back of the offside sill, the boot floor, the entire nearside wing.

Then the engine and suspension both need work but just look at that face...

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I used to live near Seneffe, the site of the erstwhile Austin/BL Factory in Belgium. My daily commute saw me passing the place. 🤓

 

https://www.aronline.co.uk/around-the-world/in-production-seneffe/

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5 hours ago, Cord Forteener aka Tim_E said:

I know its lame but as Wifey's commuter it needs doing and it does earn its keep. 

Not at all.  Some spend their whole lives spannering and very little motoring because that's the bit they enjoy.  Some are halfway and some are like me and just enjoy pootling about in a headturning old snotter.  

Sometimes the alternative to sending it to the garage is taking it off the road for months, and that's rarely a good move.  Best to keep the wheels a turnin', especially when you need "buy in" from the other half.

And, as I've said before, there's absolutely no shame in paying someone's wages.  Hopefully they're glad of the work and do you a good job!

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16 hours ago, wuvvum said:

I've had a slightly lowball offer accepted on a car on eBay, so it looks like Sunday will be collection mission day.  Annoyingly I'll be passing within yards of the seller's house on the way back from FOTU on Saturday, but as I am yet to master the art of driving two cars at once I'll have to return the following day.  It's localish by my standards, and the journey is all doable by bus which keeps the cost down.

Quickly get an ad up for the Skoda on here to be collected from FotU?

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Just back from 3 and a half weeks camping with the odd night in a Premier Inn, from Edinburgh to Cornwall and back via Lincolnshire. Over 2000 miles in a £650 Volvo S70 TDI bought from @Lacquer Peel, it ran faultlessly and is the most economical car I’ve owned. It was packed so full you couldn’t have got a Daily Record in there (other moaning faced Scottish rags are available) yet MPGs only dropped from 46 to 42! Thanks Cal it’s a brilliant car. 
To get all our camping gear into the Volvo I needed roof bars which @Minimad5had, I talked my Dad into going down to Liverpool for a night. We went straight to the pub ready for the England Germany game and Mark actually brought them to the pub, handy incase the Germans scored and we had to fight our way out 😂. So thanks to you too Mark! Made me and the kids holidays happen, top shiters both! 

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I have my engine crane back, so now I just need a willing helper to get the 205 ready for its new engine by taking out the HDI that's loosely installed* in the bay. Luckily one of my few mechanically inclined friends (well, one of my few friends full stop these days, but I digress) is free on Sunday, so it'll get done then. It is literally his only day off so I feel a bit bad for using it up, but he owes me for the extended loan of my crane, engine stand and welder, so I don't feel *too* bad.

I'll be sure to take pictures of the process because I'm sure it'll be done well within the rules set out by the HSE. I might even actually start a thread for the car!

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53 minutes ago, BorniteIdentity said:

Not at all.  Some spend their whole lives spannering and very little motoring because that's the bit they enjoy.  Some are halfway and some are like me and just enjoy pootling about in a headturning old snotter.  

This.

The realisation of this can be quite liberating! Otherwise if you are the third type (like me too mostly) you end up heaping unnecessary pressure on yourself to do jobs which end up with cars off the road for ages! 

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On 7/22/2021 at 11:17 PM, wuvvum said:

Nope.  It's a fugging spider.  Huge bastard great black hairy thing, probably the biggest spider I've seen in this country outside of a zoo. 

You can just about see its front legs poking out of the hole on the right in this picture:

Now I'm normally no arachnophobe, but that's taking the piss a bit.  I'm happy for it to continue minding its own business in my compost heap, but if I catch it coming in the house it's going to find itself on the wrong end of a carefully aimed lump hammer. 

 

 

 

Couple Wrote Joke on Demolished House: 'Got the Spider'

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I no longer do much work on cars. My daily is always garage serviced and under warranty.

My plan to have something simple, that I would maintain myself, was thwarted by a Land Rover, as many of the jobs turned into big heavy ones.

I did my share years ago, mainly due to buying shit cars and poverty. I don't have the tools or inclination any more.

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All of the recent work on my Volvo has been done by a mechanic friend of dad's, I've just not had the energy to do the work myself. The 205 is a different matter though, I can work on that and leave a job partway through if I have to since it's not my daily and it's stored inside. It's also a hell of a lot simpler, I more or less completely understand how it works, which I can't say for the Volvo, or the C2, or the Fiesta.

I'm hoping to get back to spannering over the next few months, it's basically the only hobby I have enough patience for.

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7 hours ago, Cord Forteener aka Tim_E said:

The Mondeo is in a local garage for a service and investigation: it's smoky and boost feels not-normal. Plus it seems to be blowing oil out somewhere so I'm guessing maybe a boost leak, maybe the standard leaky injector or (hopefully not) a turbo seal. 

Anyway I'm too busy at the moment even to even partake here fully so it's in a garage...

I know its lame but as Wifey's commuter it needs doing and it does earn its keep. 

No shame in paying for work to be done, to be honest I generally take my car to a local garage to get jobs done as a lot of stuff I don't have the facilities or come to that confidence to do. 

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19 hours ago, wuvvum said:

I've had a slightly lowball offer accepted on a car on eBay, so it looks like Sunday will be collection mission day.  Annoyingly I'll be passing within yards of the seller's house on the way back from FOTU on Saturday, but as I am yet to master the art of driving two cars at once I'll have to return the following day.  It's localish by my standards, and the journey is all doable by bus which keeps the cost down.

How has a shitter of your calibre not got an A frame in the boot?🤣🤣

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3 hours ago, aldo135 said:

Just back from 3 and a half weeks camping with the odd night in a Premier Inn, from Edinburgh to Cornwall and back via Lincolnshire. Over 2000 miles in a £650 Volvo S70 TDI bought from @Lacquer Peel, it ran faultlessly and is the most economical car I’ve owned. It was packed so full you couldn’t have got a Daily Record in there (other moaning faced Scottish rags are available) yet MPGs only dropped from 46 to 42! Thanks Cal it’s a brilliant car. 
To get all our camping gear into the Volvo I needed roof bars which @Minimad5had, I talked my Dad into going down to Liverpool for a night. We went straight to the pub ready for the England Germany game and Mark actually brought them to the pub, handy incase the Germans scored and we had to fight our way out 😂. So thanks to you too Mark! Made me and the kids holidays happen, top shiters both! 

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Mate no worries, hope your night in Liverpool was alright 😎

The thought of you waving a pair of roof bars around when England scored 🤣

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All Japanese cars are shit and i will never own another one.

The Civic electrical issue is way more severe than first though, Immobiliser has bricked the car. Wasn't through jumping, it was seemingly through water getting at a module and causing a short draining a full battery down to 7 volts overnight.

It's now effectively a paperweight.

I'm sleeping on the decision whether to call the scrap man on a car with a years MOT with no advisories. That's how bad it is.

Utter piece of shite. They all are. Needlessly complicated, too much unobtainable stuff. Not worth it.

 

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I've been camping it up in the Cabriolet this afternoon, I'm actually really enjoying this one. 

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I've painted the sills yellow again which have smartened it right up, I'm well chuffed with how cheap and easy it is to change parts on this, new Mintex brake pads £12, new Gates cambelt kit, also £12, new boot lock seal from China £1.86! £13 normally on ebay! All the little jobs are making a big difference now. 

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The dash is all back together after replacing the voltage stabiliser so it now has working fuel and temp gauges and the stereo is wired up correctly again rather than turning on with the lights! 

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I do need to replace the number plates too with more period correct ones but I can't justify £60 at the moment, especially after the starter motor on the Dolomite grenaded itself last week. 

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16 hours ago, aldo135 said:

Just back from 3 and a half weeks camping with the odd night in a Premier Inn, from Edinburgh to Cornwall and back via Lincolnshire. Over 2000 miles in a £650 Volvo S70 TDI bought from @Lacquer Peel, it ran faultlessly and is the most economical car I’ve owned. It was packed so full you couldn’t have got a Daily Record in there (other moaning faced Scottish rags are available) yet MPGs only dropped from 46 to 42! Thanks Cal it’s a brilliant car. 
To get all our camping gear into the Volvo I needed roof bars which @Minimad5had, I talked my Dad into going down to Liverpool for a night. We went straight to the pub ready for the England Germany game and Mark actually brought them to the pub, handy incase the Germans scored and we had to fight our way out 😂. So thanks to you too Mark! Made me and the kids holidays happen, top shiters both! 

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I'm glad it's providing good service.

By the way, for this weather - the air con works but loses refrigerant in a couple of days. I never found out where the leak is, could be an easy fix or an arse. 

 

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16 hours ago, reb said:

I have my engine crane back, so now I just need a willing helper to get the 205 ready for its new engine by taking out the HDI that's loosely installed* in the bay. Luckily one of my few mechanically inclined friends (well, one of my few friends full stop these days, but I digress) is free on Sunday, so it'll get done then. It is literally his only day off so I feel a bit bad for using it up, but he owes me for the extended loan of my crane, engine stand and welder, so I don't feel *too* bad.

I'll be sure to take pictures of the process because I'm sure it'll be done well within the rules set out by the HSE. I might even actually start a thread for the car!

Pm incoming

 

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