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9 hours ago, adw1977 said:

Moskvich may be making a comeback, using the factory that Renault have decided to abandon. 

This article suggests that they will be selling the Duster with Lada badges.  And presumably still doing so in 30 years time.

 

 

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2 hours ago, paulplom said:

Get it in the air and try and rust proof the cills. I must do my own at some point. I've seen a few badly patched. 

My clutch is also quite high but I'm used to it. I must look at adjusting it. If yours doesn't have a rev counter they're around £60 on ebay and are plug and play.

I love mine and it's driven flat out everywhere. Go kart handling too.

I had a full front to back exhaust fitted in mine yesterday for £230. I fitted new discs and pads last year. They were only £50 to buy iirc.

Mine has a bit of bubbling on the rear but it's not too bad yet will have to inspect. Mine has electric windows and a rev counter installed. Does this mean it was a slightly higher spec, or were they all electric windows?

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6 hours ago, tom13 said:

Mine has a bit of bubbling on the rear but it's not too bad yet will have to inspect. Mine has electric windows and a rev counter installed. Does this mean it was a slightly higher spec, or were they all electric windows?

C1 Vibe (like mine) and 107 Urban Lite had manual windows (and no rev counter).  C1 Rhythm had both electric windows and rev counter but 107 Urban just electric windows, although as noted above it's easy to add the rev counter and many have done so.

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14 minutes ago, BeEP said:

C1 Vibe (like mine) and 107 Urban Lite had manual windows (and no rev counter).  C1 Rhythm had both electric windows and rev counter but 107 Urban just electric windows, although as noted above it's easy to add the rev counter and many have done so.

Wealth of knowledge there. You have done your research.

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1 hour ago, BeEP said:

C1 Vibe (like mine) and 107 Urban Lite had manual windows (and no rev counter).  C1 Rhythm had both electric windows and rev counter but 107 Urban just electric windows, although as noted above it's easy to add the rev counter and many have done so.

Verve was the 107 to have I reckon.  Electric windows, rev counter, alloy wheels, remote central locking, air con, several acronyms I can't remember and the metallic paint options at no extra cost.

As someone used to small cars like Metros etc that felt like a hell of a lot of kit on a small car at the time!

Worth noting that I bought mine on the strength of work having a trio of C1s as pool cars, and even in that role they turned out to be pretty much unkillable save for the well documented clutch issues on early cars.

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19 hours ago, Split_Pin said:

Much like the original, but for different reasons, I can't imagine a single place in the world other than Russia that would touch one of those. Not even for ironic, 'Autoshite'reasons.

I remember my dad teling me a tale from the 70's - a brand new barrelled past him.

On the pavement.

'Cos the brakes had failed.

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Followed a rather fresh looking Anglebox on the way home. I noticed it was very smokey and smelled of lead, but the smoke wasn't coming from the exhaust pipe at all, in fact nothing was coming out of it- it was coming from the right side of the engine bay! I hope the chap has a look at his exhaust manifold when he gets home.

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Had a go at replacing the knackered Sony stereo in the 205 tonight, was an absolute bastard to get out for some reason.

Found a Blaupunkt salvaged from my Dads old 190E about 20 years ago but will it work….. 

err not really, I’ll probably just upgrade to a new Bluetooth unit, any recommendations, ideally something that doesn’t look to out of place? 
 

 

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Replacing the wings on the base spec escort, found a big o hole in the drivers floor and the back third of the drivers side sill needs doing.

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Replacement wings line up pretty much spot on other than the vertical due to some excess material. Going to save the reach arches almost in the entirety as the material is solid just all bent up, nothing a dolly and some elbow grease wont fix.

 

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Found out why I'm getting abysmal fuel economy (saw 13mpg this morning). Second lambda sensor appears to have went nuts according to the diagnostic shite I was using, reporting it to be running lean and the ECU has been compensating for it. Ordered a replacement up (£40 quid, fucking hell) and am planning to be going under the car to fit it whenever it arrives. Should be interesting.

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2 hours ago, wuvvum said:

Assuming he hasn't died of carbon monoxide poisoning in the meantime obvs.

It certainly was loud when I was behind him. It may have explained why he was also bimbling along rather slowly.

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27 minutes ago, AnnoyingPentium said:

Found out why I'm getting abysmal fuel economy (saw 13mpg this morning). Second lambda sensor appears to have went nuts according to the diagnostic shite I was using, reporting it to be running lean and the ECU has been compensating for it. Ordered a replacement up (£40 quid, fucking hell) and am planning to be going under the car to fit it whenever it arrives. Should be interesting.

I really hope for your sake that the sensor is the only cause of it's fuckery! My cockup slightly, the reading was rich not lean, but the principal is the same because it's overcompensating it so much it's making it rich rather than in the middle (i.e 14.7:1 air:fuel) 

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1 minute ago, RoverFolkUs said:

I really hope for your sake that the sensor is the only cause of it's fuckery! My cockup slightly, the reading was rich not lean, but the principal is the same because it's overcompensating it so much it's making it rich rather than in the middle (i.e 14.7:1 air:fuel) 

I went and got a second opinion as well before splashing the £40 on the sensor and got the same confirmation. So I reckon that's exactly what it is.

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1 hour ago, jmsguzzi said:

Had a go at replacing the knackered Sony stereo in the 205 tonight, was an absolute bastard to get out for some reason.

Found a Blaupunkt salvaged from my Dads old 190E about 20 years ago but will it work….. 

err not really, I’ll probably just upgrade to a new Bluetooth unit, any recommendations, ideally something that doesn’t look to out of place? 
 

 

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Have you had a look at the New Retro Blaupunkt range like the Bremen!

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5 minutes ago, AnnoyingPentium said:

I went and got a second opinion as well before splashing the £40 on the sensor and got the same confirmation. So I reckon that's exactly what it is.

I'm glad someone else thinks the same! I don't usually like giving people proxy diagnostics but I'm 90% confident :)

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1 hour ago, jmsguzzi said:

Had a go at replacing the knackered Sony stereo in the 205 tonight, was an absolute bastard to get out for some reason.

Found a Blaupunkt salvaged from my Dads old 190E about 20 years ago but will it work….. 

err not really, I’ll probably just upgrade to a new Bluetooth unit, any recommendations, ideally something that doesn’t look to out of place? 
 

 

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Maybe a Blaupunkt Madrid 200 BT?

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24 minutes ago, Floatylight said:

Have you had a look at the New Retro Blaupunkt range like the Bremen!

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I love this unit but it always turns up so expensive

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3 hours ago, jmsguzzi said:

Had a go at replacing the knackered Sony stereo in the 205 tonight, was an absolute bastard to get out for some reason.

Found a Blaupunkt salvaged from my Dads old 190E about 20 years ago but will it work….. 

err not really, I’ll probably just upgrade to a new Bluetooth unit, any recommendations, ideally something that doesn’t look to out of place? 
 

 

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I'm quite a fan of the Kenwood KMM-506DAB.

Looks pretty inoffensive when off.

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Plus has infinitely adjustable display illumination colour available so you can perfectly match it to the car.  In the case of my Caddy a hyper-saturated green with just the slightest hint of yellow.

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Buttons and display can be adjusted independently too.  When I had it in the S123 I had the buttons red and display warm white which matched the heater controls above.

 

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6 hours ago, Zelandeth said:

I'm quite a fan of the Kenwood KMM-506DAB.

Looks pretty inoffensive when off.

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Plus has infinitely adjustable display illumination colour available so you can perfectly match it to the car.  In the case of my Caddy a hyper-saturated green with just the slightest hint of yellow.

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Buttons and display can be adjusted independently too.  When I had it in the S123 I had the buttons red and display warm white which matched the heater controls above.

 

I had a similar unit, but with CD, a Kenwood KDC-BT640U. It's now in the caravan instead since I fitted the cassette system in my Fabia.

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15 hours ago, tom13 said:

Wealth of knowledge there. You have done your research.

Mine didn't have a rev counter (does now) but does have electric windows and remote central locking. It also has these black wheel trims which I thought were after market but apparently they are genuine pug.

I paid £700 at a mates body shop to have a full respray as the body was starting to look a little bit rough after ten years on the street. I've also upgraded the four speakers which improved the sound loads. 

It is bright red not pink!

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1 hour ago, paulplom said:

Mine didn't have a rev counter (does now) but does have electric windows and remote central locking. It also has these black wheel trims which I thought were after market but apparently they are genuine pug.

I paid £700 at a mates body shop to have a full respray as the body was starting to look a little bit rough after ten years on the street. I've also upgraded the four speakers which improved the sound loads. 

It is bright red not pink!

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Looks pink to me. 

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13 hours ago, jmsguzzi said:

the knackered Sony stereo in the 205 tonight, was an absolute bastard to get out for some reason.

That's the first car that stereo has ever been fitted in, it's been in storage since the insurance company provided it after my dad's 98 almera was broken into for the second time.

 

The tape deck works fine, but I don't know why the radio didn't work.  The previous stereo didn't work for the radio either, and I even replaced the aerial to see if that was it.

 

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1 hour ago, paulplom said:

Mine didn't have a rev counter (does now) but does have electric windows and remote central locking. It also has these black wheel trims which I thought were after market but apparently they are genuine pug.

I paid £700 at a mates body shop to have a full respray as the body was starting to look a little bit rough after ten years on the street. I've also upgraded the four speakers which improved the sound loads. 

It is bright red not pink!

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Was it pink originally, or did you choose to have to resprayed in that colour? ;)

How old is it. You must really love it to have had the respray done.

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15 hours ago, Ged said:

Found a crack in the saabs radiator which I am oddly happy about as I can stop being anxious about impending headgasket failure, touch the finest Ikea wood.

I picked up a 9000 Carlson cheap as the seller thought the head gasket had gone

Turned out to be a split rad spitting coolant at just the right spot on the block to dry off and leave a stain..  

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