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4 minutes ago, yes oui si said:

Noice. 

Yeah, that one is about £500 too expensive for what could be a fucking pricey issue

Yeah he said £800 to me but then said he was going to scrap it 

No history and doesn’t know if it’s had a belt/pump. It’s just shy of 100k so will need one. 
 

I think £450 would be about where I’d be to have a go at cleaning it up, if it was fixed, serviced with a belt for a grand you’re laughing for a 12 plate cheap tax cosmetically challenged V50 but there’s just  no telling what this bobble issue is without stripping it down I guess!

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I replied saying with the potential issue and needing the belt etc I’d not offer much more than scrap - £400 max 

 

He’s replied saying he’ll take £400 

😂 

What do I do? Feels silly cheap but realistically what’s the ‘bobble’ issue gonna cost me? I just don’t know where to start 

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3 minutes ago, RoverFolkUs said:

Bobble = wobble? Hence like going over a speed bump? 

I bet it's not as simple as that though. Got to be worth a look, £400 is very cheap

He said when you’re driving along a smooth piece of road it feels like there’s a big stone stuck in the tyre - every rotation of the wheel gets to a point where it lumps as if you’ve driven over a speed bump 

 

However it’s not the wheel itself, he’s had a new tyre too, and with the wheel off and spinning the disk by hand he said the driveshaft turns but there’s movement that suggests it might be bent

My issue is that if it’s £400 and it needs a CV joint or worst case a complete shaft, it’s a steal at £400

If it’s I dunno a whole gearbox issue for example that ends up needing clutch and DMF then still wants a timing belt etc, it’s not a bargain considering it’s not cosmetically great

My mechanical skills* don’t include timing belts or driveshafts so I feel it could get expensive, but it still feels like a bargain for a 12 plate cheap tax model.

 

Want but scared.

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WBAC will give you a grand for this, all day long. They also won't notice the 'bobble' as it gets loaded on the beavertail, nor will the next schmuck who buys it at auction until its too late.

There is literally no way you can lose at £400

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1 minute ago, Stanky said:

WBAC will give you a grand for this, all day long. They also won't notice the 'bobble' as it gets loaded on the beavertail, nor will the next schmuck who buys it at auction until its too late.

There is literally no way you can lose at £400

I’ve asked for his postcode, will go and take a gander tomorrow.

I guess a days insurance is all I can lose, if it’s that shit I’m sure I can get £400 back out of it 

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4 minutes ago, JJ0063 said:

I’ve asked for his postcode, will go and take a gander tomorrow.

I guess a days insurance is all I can lose, if it’s that shit I’m sure I can get £400 back out of it 

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actual reg, assumed mileage was 150k. 

 

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Just now, Stanky said:

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actual reg, assumed mileage was 150k. 

 

Last MOT was 91k in Nov so assuming 100ish max now. 
 

He’s said I can go over after 4 tomorrow so lets see!

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17 minutes ago, JJ0063 said:

big stone stuck in the tyre -

Surely the solution would be to jam some stones in all the way around the tyre to compensate on the low spots and then it would drive bang on.

Or maybe just swap the front and rear wheels to rule out the rims. I'd suspect bent drive shafts though. Either way a no lose bargain.

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2 hours ago, JJ0063 said:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/145154367742?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=d1v3S5QzQ5i&sssrc=4429486&ssuid=IaiIXmW2Rkq&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY
 

would this be a terrible idea? No idea what it’d be like on fuel being pez 4x4 and it looks like it’s had advisories for the rear subframe a couple of times.

He has however owned it 10 years, it’s got a new MOT and 4 new tyres. It’s also local and looks good. 

Buy the Volvo, and I say that as a Subaru nut. Not only is the MPG as shite on a 2.0 as it is on an H6 or a turbo, it is also absolutely fucking gutless! As in you need to change down the box for hills. It annoyed the hell out of me. I suspect the V50 will have more torque. On the plus side, it is one of Subaru's more reliable engines and there would be plenty room for the dogs in the boot.

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6 minutes ago, Agila said:

Surely the solution would be to jam some stones in all the way around the tyre to compensate on the low spots and then it would drive bang on.

Or maybe just swap the front and rear wheels to rule out the rims. I'd suspect bent drive shafts though. Either way a no lose bargain.

First suggestion is the sort of thing I’d do.

I did just find a v50 owners group and asked on there, apparently driveshafts are stupidly common so hoping it’s just that!

Im pissed off he’s ending the bloody listing though as now I feel like I can’t pull out (morally, I know im not obligated)

But there are things I’d like to check, I know it’s a cheap shitter but one thing I need is working air con for the dags. Bits like that, I will feel like a knob if I rock up tomorrow and then don’t want it. 
 

Saying that I’m sure I could shift a bobbly V50 for £7 a ticket if it really wasn’t for me.

 

 

 

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Collection arranged for 9am 

wont be much of a thread as we quite literally drive past his house on the way home from the car boot sale we are going to in the morning anyway. 
 

He’s said the air con prob wants a regas 

Fully expecting this to be an absolute heap but I feel like for £400 it’s worth a punt. Christ, I just sold the wheels off the BMW for more than that.

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4 hours ago, yes oui si said:

 a diy carbon composite boot divider. She's very attached to it

Mrs Si is tethered to the boot divider eh?

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I'd say the "bobble" could well be a wheel bearing. Probably would feel fine spinning with wheel in the air. Taking the brake pads out might show the issue a bit more. But would behave very differently with weight of the car on it. Shouldn't be a huge job. Hub off, take it to someone with a press, bearing kit shouldn't cost much. If it's 400 quid though, can't go far wrong. 

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Thank god for that.

It’ll be a driveshaft….this particular Volvo platform are notorious for them. Dead easy to change too…takes me about 15 minutes on the two post lift.

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4 hours ago, JJ0063 said:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/225636922895?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=FgyFt8D6Ttm&sssrc=4429486&ssuid=IaiIXmW2Rkq&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY
 

this is a weird one, I know in the pics it looks terrible but I reckon itd clean up OK and it’s a simple engine too. Cheap tax etc and it’s only 15 mins away.

The cosmetic bits he mentions are fine but this bit is weird:

“There is a bobble every full rotation on front left wheel, very noticable at low speeds, dont notice at motorway speeds, possible bent drive shaft, and possibly on front right also.”

 

Ive spoken to him to try and find out what the fuck a bobble is. He said the car doesn’t vibrate, there’s no noise, he said it’s like you’re driving over a speedbump but it’s a smooth bit of road. Really odd, he said it’s almost like there’s a big stone stuck in the tyre and when they took the wheel off and spun the disk, the shaft spun normally but also rotated as if it was slightly bent

I really don’t know if he’s just explaining it awfully or what. Not sure how a shaft would just bend. 
 

If it was a simple easy fix I’d have a punt for a grand but it could be anything I guess.

EDIT: said he’ll take £800, do I get myself into it or not 😂

Sounds like one of the tyres has a carcass defect; jack up the suspect corner and spin the wheel while looking carefully at the tread for lumpy bits. May not be the obvious suspect so check all 4.

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That's bloody cheap for a 12 plate even with the issues.  I've just agreed to buy something smaller, older, higher mileage and only slightly less scruffy (albeit bobble-free) for nearly twice that.

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6 minutes ago, wuvvum said:

That's bloody cheap for a 12 plate even with the issues.  I've just agreed to buy something smaller, older, higher mileage and only slightly less scruffy (albeit bobble-free) for nearly twice that.

If there’s not a load more wrong with it then I’m well happy for the money. I feel like even just a bloody good wash will make it look ten times better. Not seen the interior yet but if the outside is anything to go by then it’ll be hanging, and having had a Volvo with these half cream seats, it will be horrible. 
 

Found driveshafts for £80 odd a side so will check it to make sure there’s nothing else obvious wrong, then stick a pair of shafts in. 
 

Quite excited to have something I can not care about and will be peanuts on tax and insurance!

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I expect the driveshafts on these will be different to the V70 as these are a Focus underneath, but on the V70 you have to be extremely careful not to pull on the inner CV joint as they come apart very easily and are an utter twat to get back together again.

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19 hours ago, Cavcraft said:

@red5 Is worth a try, I think he used to have a couple of Insignias and often has some cheap runners.

Just shifted a Focus diesel estate...cupboard is a bit bare at the moment. 🤔

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