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Knew my Merc needed a new tyre, as one in the back is pretty badly perished. But pumping them up yesterday I noticed they’ve all got pretty deep cracks close to the join with the wheel… all at about 10 years old.  Bugger that’ll be 4 new tyres then… 🙄

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8 hours ago, HarmonicCheeseburger said:

Any easy to check which, and I presume once it begins it's terminal or is it manageable? 

Can't remember off the top of my head.  Borniteidentity was our resident Mk1 Avensis expert, but he don't come by this way no more.  If memory serves it's manageable as long as you don't let the oil level drop too low.

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2 hours ago, wuvvum said:

Can't remember off the top of my head.  Borniteidentity was our resident Mk1 Avensis expert, but he don't come by this way no more.  If memory serves it's manageable as long as you don't let the oil level drop too low.

Weird one, that wasn't it? It seemed like he talked himself into believing he was some kind of AS AntiChrist with people ready to burn him to the ground when really, most people just seemed to largely enjoy his posts and wholehearted commitment to shiteing. 

Hope he's doing better away from forums for a bit.

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39 minutes ago, mercedade said:

Weird one, that wasn't it? It seemed like he talked himself into believing he was some kind of AS AntiChrist with people ready to burn him to the ground when really, most people just seemed to largely enjoy his posts and wholehearted commitment to shiteing. 

Hope he's doing better away from forums for a bit.

Good car posting from Bornite, his other posting, hmm...

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I didn't know where else to post this. 

What has happened to all the Citroen C-Crosser/Peugeot 4008/Mitsubishi Outlanders? They used to be everywhere, and I haven't seen any for ages. 

I can see why they were popular, pretend off-roading and 5+2 seats. Did they have some sort of built-in autobork?

Interesting collaboration between manufacturers, too. I wonder if PSA and Mitsubishi are still talking. 

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13 hours ago, brownnova said:

Knew my Merc needed a new tyre, as one in the back is pretty badly perished. But pumping them up yesterday I noticed they’ve all got pretty deep cracks close to the join with the wheel… all at about 10 years old.  Bugger that’ll be 4 new tyres then… 🙄

Yes, that’s why I had two old wheels and tyres to get rid of!

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On 1/7/2022 at 8:15 PM, Leyland Worldmaster said:

Seeing well respected Classic Cars at the Garage that looks after Alison does inspire confidence! 👍 👍 👍 

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Success! Alison was collected last Tuesday. These guys are great. At very short notice, they changed the brake pedal switch- which has only lasted 256,500 miles and 18 years. 

A snotty email has been sent to Audi. 

Also, the slightly* irritating way the footbrake pedal would become hard was sorted. 

This may have been a loose pipe. Anyway, it's fucking sorted. That's the main thing. 

I don't feel nervous about the upcoming MOT. Loads of bits have been done over the last few years, so should be a clean pass! 

😎 😎 😎 

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57 minutes ago, grogee said:

I didn't know where else to post this. 

What has happened to all the Citroen C-Crosser/Peugeot 4008/Mitsubishi Outlanders? They used to be everywhere, and I haven't seen any for ages. 

I can see why they were popular, pretend off-roading and 5+2 seats. Did they have some sort of built-in autobork?

Interesting collaboration between manufacturers, too. I wonder if PSA and Mitsubishi are still talking. 

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There's a Peugeot flavour one in the Croydon are. Never seen a Citroën flavour one before!

😎 

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18 hours ago, HarmonicCheeseburger said:

Any easy to check which, and I presume once it begins it's terminal or is it manageable? 

The 1ZZ engines have this issue, I had the same problem with both of my MR2s. The worst needed a litre every 300 miles or so. The oil return holes in the pistons are under sized so over time or with a lack of oil changes they get glommed up. Still run fine and I never had any emissions hassle at MOT time, but it’s an annoying fault.

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47 minutes ago, aotb said:

The 1ZZ engines have this issue, I had the same problem with both of my MR2s. The worst needed a litre every 300 miles or so. The oil return holes in the pistons are under sized so over time or with a lack of oil changes they get glommed up. Still run fine and I never had any emissions hassle at MOT time, but it’s an annoying fault.

Seems the ones I am browsing have the 7A-FE engine, mostly 1998 to 2002 range of model year. 

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3 hours ago, grogee said:

I didn't know where else to post this. 

What has happened to all the Citroen C-Crosser/Peugeot 4008/Mitsubishi Outlanders? They used to be everywhere, and I haven't seen any for ages. 

I can see why they were popular, pretend off-roading and 5+2 seats. Did they have some sort of built-in autobork?

Interesting collaboration between manufacturers, too. I wonder if PSA and Mitsubishi are still talking. 

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There's a Peugeot one (I think?) up for sale in Kilmarnock. Or was.

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17 hours ago, grogee said:

 

Interesting collaboration between manufacturers, too. I wonder if PSA and Mitsubishi are still talking. 

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Mitsubishi, is now part of the Nissan Renault group, Nissan bought it a couple of years ago for it's phev tech.

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18mpg around town and 27 at 70mph if you are being *very* gentle, mine averaged out at 22, so they are not great, beautiful car though, how much mister? do you want a saab cabrio? :D

Edited as I've just checked the MOT history :(

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1 hour ago, Jazoli said:

18mpg around town and 27 at 70mph if you are being *very* gentle, mine averaged out at 22, so they are not great, beautiful car though, how much mister? do you want a saab cabrio? :D

Edited as I've just checked the MOT history :(

Ooh Ye think I'll give it a swerve 

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