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Just now, Lacquer Peel said:

That escalated quickly! I have two PSA products with noisy fans, I should probably attend to them.

Can I have the fuel pump, injectors, etc if you're breaking it?

Good luck with the next purchase.

If my experience with the Saab is anything to go by, removing the fan, greasing the spindle and re-assembling it is about 30 minutes work and does help keep it quiet for about 6 months.

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New car collected, Xantia has had to go to the bailer due to the dashboard wiring fires. Not something that I was expecting it to do, it caused a fair bit of damage to the wiring harness and some had to be removed to make it safe.

It is a stark lesson for people not to just wiggle wires to make something work if it goes faulty (in this case the heater blower under the dash). It will eventually short out and make smoke and flames.

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Well new chariot is home and unloaded of spares.

Known wants at some point are alternator because noisy bearing and paint fettle..... That seems to be all! 

It's not super fast but is a total mentalist in the corners.

Insured as modified with everything declared but is in my eyes a classic at about 25 years old.

It's super comfy even though low and I have had a version of one of these before (and loved every minute of it) 

Oh .... And it's Red 

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Great! Oddly to my eyes at least from an insurance perspective having the (admittedly non standard) white lower half made it more “visible” and hence a lower risk out on the road.

Also- does that mean for instance a door or wing from another car and hence in a different colour - should that be declared as a mod? A different shade of the same basic colour- where does the line lie? 

Sorry to be a pedant but the insurance industry both confuses and annoys.

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Well that's the odd thing , even though the lower portion is a different shade to the original. They don't seem to mind.

It puzzles me that the white is not acceptable and the black roof is.

Even the insurance company couldn't answer because down to underwriters... The insurance company that I use is an independent modified broker. All my modified cars have always been largely cheaper than the standard vehicles.

Insurance never ceases to confuse me as I am allowed to stuff a Lotus Elise engine it but paint the bottom white and suddenly uninsurable haha

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