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11 hours ago, wuvvum said:

Apparently the newest version of the Bini has a virtual goldfish bowl in the trip computer - you can turn it on and then try to drive without slopping the virtual water out of it.  If you manage to reach your destination without spilling all the water the virtual goldfish will do a backflip of gratitude.

I really wish I were making this up.

What year is this on ,? I haven't seen it on MrsV8'S Bini.

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I bought this last night.

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It's done a lot of miles, but it's the relatively bulletproof 8-valve 1.9 JTD and it runs and drives fine.  It's massive in the back too, and it has a towbar, plus it should be fairly good on fuel if the similarly-engined Stilo I once owned is anything to go by.  I don't have any particular need for it, but a mate's brother in law was selling it at a price I couldn't refuse, and I've wanted to try one ever since I had a dream one night years ago that I'd bought a brand new one (although that was a boggo non-turbo 1.9D panel van in appliance white with keep fit windows).  Yes, I do know I'm odd.

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Another cheap part turned up for the BX I dragged home the other weekend.

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Of course this meant I had to immediately fit both bits together for no reason.

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That’s everything I need to sort the exhaust then, minus clamps and rubbers which I can grab at the local motor factor.

The only thing holding me up now is that yesterday I found out that I have covid so I’ve got to sit around at home for a bit until I’m allowed to play outside again.

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9 minutes ago, cort16 said:

I saw this picture earlier. That's a new one on me I can't imagine that's the best way to transport a car unless there's no fluids in them.

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They did exactly that. Those are all brand new cars out the factory. Can't remember which yank car but I'm sure others will know off the top of their heads. 

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27 minutes ago, cort16 said:

I saw this picture earlier. That's a new one on me I can't imagine that's the best way to transport a car unless there's no fluids in them.

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17 minutes ago, SiC said:

They did exactly that. Those are all brand new cars out the factory. Can't remember which yank car but I'm sure others will know off the top of their heads. 

Chevrolet Vega.

I remember seeing an article about that mode of transport for them a few years ago.

 

No. I don't retain any useful information.

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6 hours ago, wuvvum said:

I bought this last night.

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It's done a lot of miles, but it's the relatively bulletproof 8-valve 1.9 JTD and it runs and drives fine.  It's massive in the back too, and it has a towbar, plus it should be fairly good on fuel if the similarly-engined Stilo I once owned is anything to go by.  I don't have any particular need for it, but a mate's brother in law was selling it at a price I couldn't refuse, and I've wanted to try one ever since I had a dream one night years ago that I'd bought a brand new one (although that was a boggo non-turbo 1.9D panel van in appliance white with keep fit windows).  Yes, I do know I'm odd.

That’s ace! I’m really tempted by these. Like an uglier and therefore more suitable berlingo 

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10 minutes ago, Six-cylinder said:

Help me out guys, what am I looking at?

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I think it's one of those tried-to-revive-brands that never quite made it. I saw one in Germany once, also being transported on a truck. 

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6 hours ago, wuvvum said:

I bought this last night.

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It's done a lot of miles, but it's the relatively bulletproof 8-valve 1.9 JTD and it runs and drives fine.  It's massive in the back too, and it has a towbar, plus it should be fairly good on fuel if the similarly-engined Stilo I once owned is anything to go by.  I don't have any particular need for it, but a mate's brother in law was selling it at a price I couldn't refuse, and I've wanted to try one ever since I had a dream one night years ago that I'd bought a brand new one (although that was a boggo non-turbo 1.9D panel van in appliance white with keep fit windows).  Yes, I do know I'm odd.

You've won at life. Turbocharged Italian missile. 

Knicker elastic is snapping as I type. 

(Genuinely useful thing though, I'd love one)

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11 minutes ago, Talbot said:

A really badly taken photo.  The shutter speed is too slow, the white balance is off and the angle suggests it was taken in a hurry.

Also looks like a TVR being loaded by a JCB loadall into a curtainsider, while someone objects..

 

10 minutes ago, Popsicle said:

A TVR about to flatten Ed Sheeran?

Which model?

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1 hour ago, reb said:

I seem to recall all of the fluid reservoirs were designed with being held at 90° in mind.

Yes, they were.

It was only when placed at 0° that Chevy Vegas used to leak fluids.

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9 hours ago, wuvvum said:

I bought this last night.

20220309_131736.thumb.jpg.8857ee4d15366fa97d08ec42d31ffdaa.jpg

It's done a lot of miles, but it's the relatively bulletproof 8-valve 1.9 JTD and it runs and drives fine.  It's massive in the back too, and it has a towbar, plus it should be fairly good on fuel if the similarly-engined Stilo I once owned is anything to go by.  I don't have any particular need for it, but a mate's brother in law was selling it at a price I couldn't refuse, and I've wanted to try one ever since I had a dream one night years ago that I'd bought a brand new one (although that was a boggo non-turbo 1.9D panel van in appliance white with keep fit windows).  Yes, I do know I'm odd.

I had a 08 1.3 diesel for work for 3 years. Great space and pretty reliable, but not as economical as hope, around 42mpg. It wouldn't be a surprise if a 1.9 was about the same economy or even a bit better. Does it have a dpf? That was the only aspect of mine that had to be treated carefully, as it was rather too far downstream from the engine and sometimes didn't want to do a regen.

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No DPF on this bad boy.  From what I gather, in this application the 1.9 JTD is more economical than the 1.3 - the 1.3 has to work hard to haul something the size of a Doblo, which isn't good for fuel consumption.  I've found over the years that the small engine / large car combo rarely gives anything other than disappointing results.

The trip computer is actually showing 51.5mpg average, but obviously being Italian I'm not necessarily going to take that at face value.

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6 hours ago, wuvvum said:

No DPF on this bad boy.  From what I gather, in this application the 1.9 JTD is more economical than the 1.3 - the 1.3 has to work hard to haul something the size of a Doblo, which isn't good for fuel consumption.  I've found over the years that the small engine / large car combo rarely gives anything other than disappointing results.

The trip computer is actually showing 51.5mpg average, but obviously being Italian I'm not necessarily going to take that at face value.

Yep no DPF, my 57 plate one (same colour as yours too) thankfully doesn't have one. As for the trip computer it's fairly comedy - only way to get a real mpg figure is manually (you know - brim, drive, brim then maths). For a giggle set the trip to "live mpg" and truly believe you are doing 99.9 mpg.

The only real issue I've had with mine was it went into limp mode when the egr valve stuck but even that was my fault as I was driving it too gently and the egr was always in recirculate mode. Every week or 2 I now get the turbo up to the limiter and give the egr a good clear out.

I've had mine 11 years now and I still love it, the load space is phenomenal. I've had all sorts in it to the detriment of the interior. Overall it's a brilliant vehicle. Enjoy yours!

 

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Went to view a car last night on the way home from work, was looking at the service history when in noticed that a previous owner had lived in my home town of Stratford Upon Avon (which considering the car was 4 miles from me now in North Wales was a surprise).

Then I looked closer… and realised that the car actually lived on the same street where I grew up and my parents still live to this day! 

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7 hours ago, wuvvum said:

The trip computer is actually showing 51.5mpg average, but obviously being Italian I'm not necessarily going to take that at face value.

No, it's not great. Mine always showed over 50 but I always got 42.

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