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by Bailes1992
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
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Found another Jeep...

It's another eTorq Longitude, this time a 2019 Ex-Demo with only 1600miles on the clock. Picking it up Friday, wish us luck! Third time's the charm and all that... :lol:
by Bailes1992
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
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I quite like the idea of running around in previously expensive older cars (sub £1k) as apposed to financing some new euro shitbox. Bailes did you sell the SAAB privately? We part-exchanged it for the Renegade. Got £1,500 part-ex for it so couldn't moan too much. Problem with older cars is finding ...
by Bailes1992
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
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Ah well, it's probably for the best. I reckon the fag smell was its worst defect, even if they replaced the engine (ha ha) they always stink of fags, even if you steam clean the interior leave it in the sun for a few hours and it'll be back. Btw what happened to that Dacia thing? Which one? Our 201...
by Bailes1992
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
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Well Renegade N°2 didn't go ahead. Externally the car was immaculate, but when I opened the door I was hit by a strong smell of fags. After the salesman insisting they don't sell cars that have been smoked in, I showed him the collection of tobacco and fag ash in the drivers door and he started to b...
by Bailes1992
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
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Gone with option 3, picking the new Jeep up tonight. Wish us luck :lol:

Interestingly, same engine block as the early BMW Mini's but with a 16v head. Wonder how easy it would be to swap the Cooper S bottom end over and feed the engine some extra air. :supafrisk:
by Bailes1992
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
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My Wife and I purchased a 2018 Jeep Renegade around two weeks ago. It's a 1.6 e.Torq (basically a Tritec engine with a 16v head) with a 5 speed manual box and front wheel drive only. It's only got 9,000miles on the clock and is absolutely immaculate. 24 hours after purchasing I was pulling off (gent...
by Bailes1992
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
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I fully expect that my mower frame will rust out long before the engine fails. Frame? :shock: Usually they're just a steel housing, moist grass makes them rot through. When I first bought this Atko I painted the underside with underseal, which soon peeled off, so I've since been giving it a clean a...
by Bailes1992
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
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Doggy wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:03 am
I've never had a petrol mower engine failure despite virtually zero maintenance. Why worry about it?
I don't worry about it. But it gives me the warm fuzzy feeling inside. I fully expect that my mower frame will rust out long before the engine fails.
by Bailes1992
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
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I've got into the habit of putting the lawnmower up on crates after my last cut of the year, undoing the drain plug and just leaving it drain until the first cut of the following year. Usually use a 15w40 heavy duty engine oil or a monograde SAE30. Fuel is my biggest issue, on two occasions I've had...
by Bailes1992
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
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I was reading something on AS the other day about DIY - a guy was moaning that his wife would see his time spent maintaining cars and the house as his 'Me Time' or otherwise enjoying* himself at the expense of her own 'needs'. He spent a whole weekend re-roofing their flat roofed Garage to save mon...
by Bailes1992
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
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I recently did the timing belt & waterpump on the Saab. I used a vacuum kit to fill the system, it created a vacuum in the cooling system and then 'sucks' the coolant in from a reservoir. Before starting the engine I used a Lisle funnel that gives you a head around a foot higher than the expansion t...
by Bailes1992
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy New err....
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Views: 671

Re: Happy New err....

I didn't even get socks! I'm desperate too :lol:
by Bailes1992
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New car suggestions
Replies: 37
Views: 4892

Re: New car suggestions

If it helps, my Fathers 2012 320d which he had from brand new and got rid of a few months ago was totally faultless during his ownership and it finished up with 150k+ on the clock.
by Bailes1992
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tick tock...
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Views: 1211

Re: Tick tock...

Absolute nonsese. So my Euro 6 Volvo V40 wouldn't be welcome but I could take my 16 year old 3.0 V6 ST220. :roll:
by Bailes1992
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The wonky £1K citron Citroën
Replies: 112
Views: 10069

Re: The wonky £1K citron Citroën

Auto boxes are getting better, the ZF 8HP my Father had in his 2012 320d and now Alfa Giulia is absolutely amazing. You don't feel any gear changes and it always seems to be in the perfect gear, all the time. What I find even more surprising is how different the 'boxes operate despite being the same...