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#31 jeebowhite

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:09 AM

No doubt, the main risk is always going to be value at the end of the use, or in an accident, but the car itself could be 99% structurally sound underneath.

Its helping me to adjust my driving habits, I certainly wont take undue risks anymore as I dont really want a poor value at the end of it, but for the sake of a few quid to the insurance company, sometimes its not a bad investment...

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:01 PM

How you finding the car mate???

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:52 PM

A pleasure! handling is not far off the last two motors, but I havent pushed her!

Gear changes are a pleasure when in manual mode, not laborious at all, and the motor is just sound, hasnt skipped a beat!

I could probably do with servicing her as I dont know when she was done last but all in all, over the moon!

Just have to replace missing bits like tow eyes and Im in the process of replacing most bulbs for LED's!

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:14 PM

OK Guys, If I may ask you all, if you can wander over to the CMAX section and take a look at my latest major nightmare thread. I would very much appreciate anyone and everyones input!

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:21 PM

Finally got some piccies up, feel free to take a browse, they arent best quality due to the time of day I took them, but as the weather settles, will try and get some more :)

http://postimage.org/gallery/r0u96qy/

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:00 PM

Jeebo, I am quite out of date with this thread - hows the new car then? Im just going to look at your nightmare page and your new pics

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:42 PM

Cars behaving himself for now, The battery I bought with the car was fudged, and the replacement I bought was fudged.

I set the walk me home lights off yesterday in the -3 temperature (replicating the night it went bang) - went out there three hours later, tried to start the car and no issues. Looks like I must have been doubly unlucky, but the replacement battery is OK now. FInal job, is the fact that the key doesnt open the boot lid the old fashioned way. I need to phone the garage and see what they say... maybe do that later today...

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:31 PM

Does it turn like normal? Just doesn't unlock it?

Is it worth taking the panel off and a liberal spray of WD40?

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:38 PM

nah, key doesnt even twist, it goes in but doesnt move... Me suspects they put the wrong barrel on there when they replaced the door as part of the repairs...

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:45 PM

Ah... Good point

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