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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 22:58 
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Did you make sure you didn't have any air trapped in the system when you topped it up?


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Yeah, it’s not an air pocket. Defo leaking out from somewhere.

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I barely drive the Octavia anymore, and I'm pretty glad about it. It's a boring grey lump.

I’ll give you £2 for all the coolant hoses.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Got the new camshaft sensors delivered, opened the bonnet, took off the engine shroud... And thought what the fuck am I doing, they are tricky to get at, my back was already aching, it was windy and about to start raining.

I'm getting too old for this shit, I put the shroud back on and I'll pay a man an hours labour to do it for me. I'm back in the warm on the sofa watching Gogglebox...


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 14:38 
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Shroud sounds awfully funerian. Let's turn that frownzie upside downzie.

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I'm back in the warm on the sofa watching Gogglebox...

Jesus. I'd sooner be outside in the wind and the rain skinning my knuckles and fruitlessly trying to remove a rusty bolt or something.


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Shroud sounds awfully funerian. Let's turn that frownzie upside downzie.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Got the new camshaft sensors delivered, opened the bonnet, took off the engine shroud... And thought what the fuck am I doing, they are tricky to get at, my back was already aching, it was windy and about to start raining.

I'm getting too old for this shit, I put the shroud back on and I'll pay a man an hours labour to do it for me. I'm back in the warm on the sofa watching Gogglebox...


You should put that in the DIY thread, it's about as legit as most of Mali's stuff in there.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:29 
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Time for another sweepstake!

£1 no reserve, what will she go for.
I'm going to say £698

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143000957469


£548, so not quite as much as I hoped, but good enough.

Although dude has already told me he needs to pick it up during the day as he works nights, and he is off on holiday for a week on tuesday... So this might turn into a bit of a saga.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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He can PayPal you and you can leave the keys in it.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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It's parked on the street with regular dodgy characters walking past, so I wouldn't want to do that really.

I did think about leaving a key taped under the wheel arch or something.


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He can PayPal you and you can leave the keys in it.

At which point he claims he never received the car, and gets a refund from PayPal.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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He can PayPal you and you can leave the keys in it.

At which point he claims he never received the car, and gets a refund from PayPal.

CCTV

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 19:16 
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Found the source of my coolant leak, the 4” hose that joins on the top of the engine block. Used a piece of silicon vac hose for now until I get a replacement.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Looks bigger there.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Yay!


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Looks bigger there.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 22:15 
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Trooper wrote:
Trooper wrote:
Time for another sweepstake!

£1 no reserve, what will she go for.
I'm going to say £698

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143000957469


£548, so not quite as much as I hoped, but good enough.

Although dude has already told me he needs to pick it up during the day as he works nights, and he is off on holiday for a week on tuesday... So this might turn into a bit of a saga.


Well... that was annoying. Dude came to pick up the car... It won't start. Turns over, just doesn't want to fire. Tried jumping it, tried pushing it, tried putting a couple of litres of fuel in it... nothing.

I'll call the AA in the next couple of days and see if they know what is wrong with it, otherwise I expect i'll just dump back on ebay as spares or repair...


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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When was the last time it ran?

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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When was the last time it ran?


About 10 days ago, I've regularly left it for 3 weeks at a time before with no problems.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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My plan is to coat the whole car in wd40 in the next couple of days, and see if that makes a difference


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Make sure to stick some duct tape somewhere, too.

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Trooper wrote:
My plan is to coat the whole car in wd40 in the next couple of days, and see if that makes a difference

This is a great way to discover how flammable WD40 is.


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Grim... wrote:
Make sure to stick some duct tape somewhere, too.


I'll hit with a hammer, if all else fails.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Trooper wrote:
My plan is to coat the whole car in wd40 in the next couple of days, and see if that makes a difference

This is a great way to discover how flammable WD40 is.


For science!


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:30 
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Put some new rubber mats in the foot wells.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Put some new rubber mats in the foot wells.

Why? That would improve the performance, not the reliability.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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krazywookie wrote:
Put some new rubber mats in the foot wells.

Why? That would improve the performance, not the reliability.


Rubber mats reduce performance due to added friction, you can counter that by laying the rear seats flat, which will spread the weight more.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Depends what the mats had drawn on them.

Plain black? No increase in performance at all.
Tazmanian Devil? +5BHP
Name of audio brand? +10BPH
Name of exhaust brand? +15BHP
Name of tuning company? < 10 second 1/4 mile

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What power boost do you get from brightly coloured stitching around piped edges?


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Name of audio brand? +10BPH

Just ten more beats per hour? Pretty lame, really.


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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
What power boost do you get from brightly coloured stitching around piped edges?

No power boost but you do get 3 x Street cred


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krazywookie wrote:
Put some new rubber mats in the foot wells.

Why? That would improve the performance, not the reliability.


Rubber mats reduce performance due to added friction, you can counter that by laying the rear seats flat, which will spread the weight more.


Not just spread the weight, but actually make the car lighter!


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Fucking hell, listen to it...


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Nope, not a proper TVR unless it's been poorly made in a shed in Bispham.

That looks ace, for the most part. Not sure about the front end/headlights, though.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Did you try listening with your eyes?

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Did you try listening with your eyes?

And sing everything you see


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Did you try listening with your eyes?

I mean you can sort of hear what it sounds like, clearly it's burbly and has a noisy exhaust. They could have ended with maybe just one pass without the epic music over the top, though.


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New toy acquired.


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Grim... wrote:
Fucking hell, listen to it...

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I'm just going to say it.

Sounds a bit shit.


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Is it a super car or some old price of shit with the exhausts sawn off at the manifold? Sounds like the latter, needs more resonance.


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Your ears. They are faulty.

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It sounds like some one opened the gates to hell. Love it.

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https://streamable.com/iau1e

Motorsports can be dangerous.

Reports say that the driver is okay, but she hit two photographers and a marshal, and they're not doing so well.

Here's another angle, but if you have issues with people being squished you may not want to watch it.
https://youtu.be/g7Do6C0hlKo

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Jeez... I didn't watch the second video. The first was bad enough.


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Reports say that the driver is okay, but she hit two photographers and a marshal, and they're not doing so well.

In a big old flip because the FIA are all cunts, the marshal and photographers are okay (ish), and the driver fractured her spine.

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Down to one key for the Sheffield's Forestieri. Presumably I buy a blank key from ebay and then get it reprogrammed and cut at Timpsons?

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Down to one key for the Sheffield's Forestieri. Presumably I buy a blank key from ebay and then get it reprogrammed and cut at Timpsons?


Might not be quite as simple as that...
https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=1465290


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Grim... wrote:
https://streamable.com/iau1e

Motorsports can be dangerous.

Reports say that the driver is okay, but she hit two photographers and a marshal, and they're not doing so well.

Here's another angle, but if you have issues with people being squished you may not want to watch it.
https://youtu.be/g7Do6C0hlKo


She was going about a million miles per hour, did she press the wrong pedal or something, Honda Jazz driver style?

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