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 Post subject: Re: MOTOR CHAT
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:29 pm 
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old_coyote_pedaller wrote:
The MK2 GTI?

Need any bits? Thinking of breaking the Corrado for spares, need to get some of the money back I wasted on it. :cry:
Don't suppose I'll actually do anything about it till we get back from France, though. Too much else to do.


YES & YES :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: MOTOR CHAT
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:06 pm 
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OK, could get money off scrappie for it but don't like the idea of a good 16v engine and gearbox getting crushed when it could be used. Loads of parts are shared by MK2 GTI and Corrado. My mate's son has a VR6 Corrado so he'll maybe take some of the Corrado specific bits. But as I said it'll be after we get back from holiday.


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 Post subject: Re: MOTOR CHAT
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 1:00 pm 
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looks great Jimi

anyone know of / recommend any volvo specialists, Glasgow or Livingston way? my local garage can do the diagnostics on a msg and I'm determined not to take it to taggarts


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 Post subject: Re: MOTOR CHAT
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 1:21 pm 
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i don't think there is a volvo garage in livingston :? i can't even think of any around this way apart from murry volvo in sighthill edinburgh


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 Post subject: Re: MOTOR CHAT
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 1:27 pm 
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gmac123 wrote:
looks great Jimi

anyone know of / recommend any volvo specialists, Glasgow or Livingston way? my local garage can do the diagnostics on a msg and I'm determined not to take it to taggarts



If your car has an OBD port buy a reader from ebay and then look up the code on the web:
reader costs a tenner or so:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Diagnostic-Sc ... 1181wt_721


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 Post subject: Re: MOTOR CHAT
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 1:52 pm 
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Bullpup wrote:
If your car has an OBD port buy a reader from ebay and then look up the code on the web:
reader costs a tenner or so:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Diagnostic-Sc ... 1181wt_721



pretty cool, thanks for that... unfortunately I have the engineer msg, an irritating squeak from the rear suspension and wifey pulled and snapped the handbrake release clean off thinking it was like the old merc's.. so a few jobs, needing done and beyond my limited ability


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 Post subject: Re: MOTOR CHAT
PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:00 pm 
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Today in Edinburgh stopped at the lights were two super cool customised Yamaha V-Max, one green, one orange with amazing paint jobs. Really like the V-Max from an aesthetic point of view but will never have the guts or cash to own one.
Great weather brings out great motors including a beautifully restored Triumph Stag in yellow, soft top down. My neighbours when I was a child in the 1970's had one while we had a second hand Ford Escort 1100 :oops: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: MOTOR CHAT
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:07 pm 
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Replaced the carburetor on the 205 tonight to try and cure the starting problem. Did bugger all, still turning over but not firing up. What's next on the hitlist - fuel pump?


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 Post subject: Re: MOTOR CHAT
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:29 am 
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Tried again this morning after giving the battery a full charge overnight. After about 40 seconds of crank in the engine it finally fired up. It's sounding a bit rough but at least it's driving again!


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 Post subject: Re: MOTOR CHAT
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:10 pm 
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The £280 205 made it through it's MOT today, with just the 2 pages of advisories :D The guy that tested it told me he was a year younger than the car!


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