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 on: Yesterday at 23:02:06 
Started by Darth Loo-knee - Last post by Sir Tigger QC
That veggie oil site has a problem section called Dear Deidre.  The top thread is entitled Oh Dear, In The Doghouse Because Of VD ;D

Maybe we should have a similar section called Dear Uncle STEMO! ???

A problem shared and all that!  ;)  ;D

 on: Yesterday at 23:00:23 
Started by Field Marshal Dr. Opti - Last post by jimmy944
Is Skoda 4 wheel drive? Normally FWD platform.

Yeah, I *think* its only on the 280ps 2.0 petrol and the 190ps 2.0 diesel. Personally I found it extremely refined and very comfortable when I was in it, although being only a passenger and it being a 150ps diesel, I can't comment on driving dynamics.

The L&K 280ps cost over £36k new, seen a couple of 2016 examples at just over £20k  :o

BMW M Sport is way, way too firm for me. Car share buddy’s 235iM finds bumps on a normally silky smooth road.

Yes, it is hard, I think its compounded by the total lack of give in the seats. Given the mileage I do now, I would have had to trade the M140i if I still had it. If only for the good of my spine!

 on: Yesterday at 23:00:15 
Started by Darth Loo-knee - Last post by Migv6
190D with a rare turbo conversion here Tunnie. Have a bid.  ;)

Or if you've got far more money than sense.

 on: Yesterday at 22:57:20 
Started by MW-Omega - Last post by bootie
I made my own!
Charity shop £5 for a pair of black leather trousers or skirt or jacket.
Old gaiters off and unpick the stitches to get templates, cut new leather, sew up, fit, jobs a good un.
Took me about 20 mins to sew up each one, proper leather as well, none of that leatherette stuff!

 on: Yesterday at 22:53:59 
Started by Field Marshal Dr. Opti - Last post by Migv6
Not quite, although I will admit to approx. £1600, not including purchase price. Which reminds me, I was thinking today that I  might just stick a new pair of Bilsteins on the front soon. And then will have to fork out for four wheel alignment - again.  ::) :D

 on: Yesterday at 22:49:45 
Started by Essex Big Al - Last post by jimmy944
Not owned an ST220, BUT, I have owned the same vintage of Mondeo, and a Jaguar S-type 3.0 V6, which has the same engine. Couple of thoughts:

- Engine is nice, not going to pull up any trees but moves along well enough. However I would guess it will be a pig to work on though. SWMBO had an x-type 2.5v6 (again, same engine, albeit smaller cc). Unless you're a double jointed proctologist, or have the hands of a 5 year old, det ready to lose the skin on your knuckles.

Second, I would take the car through a carwash and then check for damp in the rear foot wells, these had an issue with water not draining correctly from the doors (can't remember the cause, something to do with the wax they use to seal the panels and a problem with the plastic vapour barrier). The upshot is rusted rear door bottoms and damp carpets.

Normally, I'd say that the affected car would have rusted by now, but if it has genuinely been garaged, the symptoms may not be showing yet.

Beyond that, they handle pretty well and are generally a nice thing to cruise around in. I'd say go for it!

 on: Yesterday at 22:46:52 
Started by STEMO - Last post by Sir Tigger QC
It was usually on boring Saturday nights that I used to buy cars on eBay, glad I've grown out of that one.

Ha ha I bet you bought some shockers!  ;D

 on: Yesterday at 22:45:43 
Started by Darth Loo-knee - Last post by Migv6
No need for the fivers worth of diesel apart from when the weather is cold. Just filter the oil and tip it in the tank.
Taxman isn't a problem. Its perfectly legal to use up to 2500 litres per year before duty is payable. Just need to keep a rolling 12 month record of what / when you've collected in case anyone asks. Although I never have been.
Don't bother getting any from Chinese. Too much fat in it, which blocks filters quickly. Indian is usually good stuff.
XUD engined cars (with a Bosch pump) are pretty good, as is the Isuzu engine 1.7 TD Cavalier. The best of the lot though is the Merc 190D. The injection pump is the size of a moped engine and would pump grease to the injectors if you could get it there from the tank,
which is why I have one.
There is of course a forum on the subject.

 on: Yesterday at 22:32:23 
Started by TheBoy - Last post by Varche
This thread gotme thinking.  Our nearest town has no traffic lights. In fact from our hoiuse it is a minimum of 90 minutes driving before you encounter them. Further in other directions. What a joy.

We do have  in Granada, what I nickname the worlds worst roundabout. Too big , badly defined lanes. Six entries all dual carriageways and six exits. It is so big everyone is doing 50, no one indicates . Always see aftermath of  accidents.  Wont be long before it has traffic lights.......

 on: Yesterday at 22:27:55 
Started by Field Marshal Dr. Opti - Last post by Field Marshal Dr. Opti
£41k for a Kia ??? !!!! that will be rarer than a Bugatti Royale in 10 years time. They will sell 7 of them. Two will be written off and four will fall apart or rust away.  :D

Similar to the amount you've spent on your Omega in the last couple of years. :D

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