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Re: So I took the cill covers off the 3.2.....
« Reply #30 on: 03 December 2017, 19:55:58 »

if you were a bit closer i could do the welding for you either patched or complete sills but a bit far for me to travel :(
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Re: So I took the cill covers off the 3.2.....
« Reply #31 on: 03 December 2017, 20:46:19 »

Late to the party I'm sorry .. but ...

my MOT tester, who I trust, said it was a fail due to the visible corrosion around the rear seat belt mounting point, and he suspected that once the cill covers were removed he'd find a load more.

When he phoned me it was quite simple, he reckoned to patch the bad bits, both sides, would be between £300-£400 as he could not tell what was good metal until he started work, and the unpatched bits would probably only last a few more years.... or bite the bullet and replace the whole cill on both sides for £600, known outcome, known price, which, as you know, was my decision.

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Re: So I took the cill covers off the 3.2.....
« Reply #32 on: 03 December 2017, 20:58:58 »

Late to the party I'm sorry .. but ...

my MOT tester, who I trust, said it was a fail due to the visible corrosion around the rear seat belt mounting point, and he suspected that once the cill covers were removed he'd find a load more.

When he phoned me it was quite simple, he reckoned to patch the bad bits, both sides, would be between £300-£400 as he could not tell what was good metal until he started work, and the unpatched bits would probably only last a few more years.... or bite the bullet and replace the whole cill on both sides for £600, known outcome, known price, which, as you know, was my decision.

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Many thanks  :y :y :y :y :y

I would take your choice as well, my issue is do I wish to:

A) Find someone reliable/trust worthy to do the job. There is Fox Vauxhall in Camberley who have been good, but I suspect they would want more than your quote.

B) I need to make a decision if I want to keep it, because on-top of that £600+ I would want to LPG it, so £1.2k - Throw in self levelling shocks, few other bits. I'm looking at £2k easy.  :-\  :(

That's a good chunk of cash towards an XF.

In real world though, I'm limited. I need to wait for the Fox/Sky deal to reach a conclusion.

Fox Purchase = Decent wedge of cash, so can buy XF-S.

No Fox Deal = Fix up, bit by bit.

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Re: So I took the cill covers off the 3.2.....
« Reply #33 on: 03 December 2017, 21:55:48 »

Give you £50 for it...

If that helps the decision process ::)
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Re: So I took the cill covers off the 3.2.....
« Reply #34 on: 03 December 2017, 23:15:39 »

Give you £50 for it...

If that helps the decision process ::)
Podbije na £100  :D

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Re: So I took the cill covers off the 3.2.....
« Reply #35 on: 03 December 2017, 23:17:34 »

The sills are back on, which means it would pass any MOT  ;D

Is the main issue structure weakness?
If you don't have dig hole to other side of Seal then you be fine

Are they both seals same rotten?

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Re: So I took the cill covers off the 3.2.....
« Reply #36 on: 03 December 2017, 23:24:10 »

The sills are back on, which means it would pass any MOT  ;D

Is the main issue structure weakness?
If you don't have dig hole to other side of Seal then you be fine

Are they both seals same rotten?

Just outer part, the inner section look fine.

I need to look at passenger side, see if itís the same.
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Re: So I took the cill covers off the 3.2.....
« Reply #37 on: 03 December 2017, 23:39:55 »

The sills are back on, which means it would pass any MOT  ;D

Is the main issue structure weakness?
If you don't have dig hole to other side of Seal then you be fine

Are they both seals same rotten?

Just outer part, the inner section look fine.

I need to look at passenger side, see if itís the same.
If you get stuck let me know  :y

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Re: So I took the cill covers off the 3.2.....
« Reply #38 on: 03 December 2017, 23:41:22 »

The sills are back on, which means it would pass any MOT  ;D

Is the main issue structure weakness?
If you don't have dig hole to other side of Seal then you be fine

Are they both seals same rotten?

Just outer part, the inner section look fine.

I need to look at passenger side, see if itís the same.
If you get stuck let me know  :y

Iíll drop you a PM  :y
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Re: So I took the cill covers off the 3.2.....
« Reply #39 on: 04 December 2017, 00:12:50 »

My car needs some welding. could anyone here help?.
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Re: So I took the cill covers off the 3.2.....
« Reply #40 on: 06 December 2017, 21:15:36 »

Whatís the idiots guide for checking other areas?

My issue is time, thatís most valuable asset right now. Finding time to go off for days for welding here, LPG work, more welding etc is a challenge with two daughters.
You should be able to get private lease on something like a Hyundai i10 for under £100pm, with a not too outrageous initial payment.


If you are going to run a 7+ year old large car but suffer CBA/<insert other excuses as appropriate>, its going to be quite an expensive ride.

If you can spare a few hours at the weekend once a month, then it can be a dirt cheap, rewarding car.

Its a life choice only you can make.
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Re: So I took the cill covers off the 3.2.....
« Reply #41 on: 06 December 2017, 21:19:19 »

Give you £50 for it...

If that helps the decision process ::)
I offered him £500 IIRC, this time last year, when it was supposedly the worse car in the whole universe.

In fact I still would if it wasn't for the fact I had to buy a successor to the superior Silver Bullet.
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Re: So I took the cill covers off the 3.2.....
« Reply #42 on: 06 December 2017, 21:54:35 »

Give you £50 for it...

If that helps the decision process ::)
I offered him £500 IIRC, this time last year, when it was supposedly the worse car in the whole universe.

In fact I still would if it wasn't for the fact I had to buy a successor to the superior Silver Bullet.

What's changed is it's now my commuter, previously it was the family bus. Now it's all switched with Zafira being the bus and my 3.2 being used for work. With 3.2 being family based role, I did not exactly push it while driving it. For one, Little MissT was 99% of the time on-board.

Now I car share doing around 2 to 3 days per week, means I drive 3.2 much harder. As at 3 days per week, I'm not too fused on fuel consumption. I wonder if the gearbox is learning/changed as last week it felt like rocket, not sure if it was cold crisp air, but it just wanted to keep pulling. Off line it felt so much quicker/more responsive recently, think it responded well to being driven harder.

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Re: So I took the cill covers off the 3.2.....
« Reply #43 on: 06 December 2017, 21:55:58 »

Whatís the idiots guide for checking other areas?

My issue is time, thatís most valuable asset right now. Finding time to go off for days for welding here, LPG work, more welding etc is a challenge with two daughters.
If you can spare a few hours at the weekend once a month, then it can be a dirt cheap, rewarding car.

I'm finding the time, just about! As it's winning me over right now, so much so in discussion with Serek on fixing  :)
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Re: So I took the cill covers off the 3.2.....
« Reply #44 on: 06 December 2017, 22:07:22 »

Also this looks like to be the case....

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/05/business/dealbook/disney-fox-murdoch.html

So no big buy out by Fox of Sky means no big cash injection, for my new car fund.  :(

But 3.2 does everything I want, hence fixing.  :)
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