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10 hours ago, AnnoyingPentium said:

At least you can attach a keyring to that. Can't do that with the later ones. Vehicle progressors (the folk who move cars about, find out where they are etc) at AC used to gaffa tape the tracker and information tags to the cards on the newer ones. 😂

You can't even do that! The hole end goes into the dash! So you'd have to unclip it/take it off all the time! 

On my Paris it had handsfree everything so the card could stay in my wallet. I smashed one over 8 months of my fat arse sitting on it although it still worked electrically! 

2nd laguna wasn't handsfree so the card went into my pocket. Killed one by putting it through the washing machine 😂

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13 hours ago, beko1987 said:

You can't even do that! The hole end goes into the dash! So you'd have to unclip it/take it off all the time! 

On my Paris it had handsfree everything so the card could stay in my wallet. I smashed one over 8 months of my fat arse sitting on it although it still worked electrically! 

2nd laguna wasn't handsfree so the card went into my pocket. Killed one by putting it through the washing machine 😂

The Megane II one had a hole for you to clip it onto your keys at least. But it had no hole or any form of retaining mechanism on the other end. When I had mine, I had various different sets of keys and keyrings attached. One particularly sharp trip around a roundabout caused the key to fall out of the slot and into the passenger footwell. Fortunately the car kept running!

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1 hour ago, maxxo said:

or maybe not

i dunno

an XM just has something about it, that makes it wonderful

i just like it, but yet i want to try other stuff too

decisions decisions

XM rather than a Renault - much more fun  - had a Safrane after a BX, bad thing to do, BX was way more weird fun..... XM I always fancied but Mrs Welded has me confined to solitary (i.e. one car at a time  💩) but then, if you fancy a change then why not go all Reanaulty ? BIG Safrane (not the pussy 2.0 litre I had). Mind you BIG - C6 , go on - lovely, big, barge of a car and we get vicarious ownership too

(on the XM - if the suspension is staying up still after levering it have a look and see if the actual mechanical linkage isn't just smeggy with old goo or somthing - had two BX's than demonstrated the same behaviour - quick squirt, polish. grease - job done)

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been bodging the fuel pump recently, JB weld seems to have drastically reduced the leak which is a bonus

tbh, it's been a good car lately, no real issues and i've done a fair few miles in it

still undecided as to what to do with this car, i like it, but then again i also want to try something else

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On 9/15/2022 at 10:58 PM, AnnoyingPentium said:

At least you can attach a keyring to that. 

You can't. The hole is at the front end that goes in the slot. Our Espace was the same. 

Utterly pointless. You have a bunch of keys for your home, and this is completely incompatible. Plus it breaks if you put it in your back pocket and bend over. 

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Just now, grogee said:

You can't. The hole is at the front end that goes in the slot. Our Espace was the same. 

Utterly pointless. You have a bunch of keys for your home, and this is completely incompatible. Plus it breaks if you put it in your back pocket and bend over. 

There's always a way.

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11 hours ago, maxxo said:

been bodging the fuel pump recently, JB weld seems to have drastically reduced the leak which is a bonus

tbh, it's been a good car lately, no real issues and i've done a fair few miles in it

still undecided as to what to do with this car, i like it, but then again i also want to try something else

Auto Diesel in Newcastle rebuilt the leaky fuel pump on my XUD 205 for a fair price, think it was 100 quid and had it done in an hour.  Not sure I see the point in replacing this with the blue XM though?

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1 hour ago, jmsguzzi said:

Auto Diesel in Newcastle rebuilt the leaky fuel pump on my XUD 205 for a fair price, think it was 100 quid and had it done in an hour.  Not sure I see the point in replacing this with the blue XM though?

i tend to agree tbh, there doesn't seem any point seeing as it's absolutely identical

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i've made a decision

in the next month or so this will be properly for sale

i've decided to replace it with a modern* reliable***** daily

on something like an 07, 09 etc plate

i know exactly what it will be, but it's so fantastic it's not going to be a thread in "modern shite" it's true autoshite

can you guess what i've decided to replace it with?

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On 9/16/2022 at 10:24 PM, Markeh said:

The Megane II one had a hole for you to clip it onto your keys at least. But it had no hole or any form of retaining mechanism on the other end. When I had mine, I had various different sets of keys and keyrings attached. One particularly sharp trip around a roundabout caused the key to fall out of the slot and into the passenger footwell. Fortunately the car kept running!

Mate took the keys out his old one though I still managed to drive it to shops and back. Didn’t turn it off whilst shopping and amazingly nobody nicked it . The mrs old megane 2 came with two card keys. They both died though first was reinstated when we found you could wedge cutlery in the slot with it to make it start. Scrappie would of had a field day if I’d not cleaned out all the stainless before we bridged it. 

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