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Messages - Doctor Gollum

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General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: Yesterday at 21:57:49 »
Pandora

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General Car Chat / Re: So, back to the age old question
« on: Yesterday at 21:55:00 »
Audi A6 ??
DSG?

Timing gear on the V6 is engine out to fix.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: Yesterday at 21:34:31 »
Spaghetti

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You could just as easily argue the point the the more cylinders an engine has, the smoother it will be, regardless of layout, as there is less rotational distance between each ignition point in the cycle.

Which is why we have round wheels rather than square ones, even though square wheels actually work over a certain rpm :D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: Yesterday at 21:22:30 »
Strategy

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General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: Yesterday at 21:20:01 »
ExposÚ

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General Discussion Area / Re: Word Association.
« on: Yesterday at 21:08:55 »
Naturist

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60░ v6 is perfectly balanced. A sixth of a crank rotation for each piston stroke ;)

The v6 on the barge is 90░ and as a direct consequence, eats engine mounts. Flip side is that it is wide enough to drop in a supercharger without maling it any taller. Which is nice 8)

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General Car Chat / Re: So, back to the age old question
« on: Yesterday at 21:04:40 »
The XJ 2.7d would be the tempter for me,although I have read[on here?] that the 2.7d has a habit of snapping crankshafts for fun with no warning,how true this is I can't say.


If that is the same engine that's used in the Range Rover it's very true the forum is full of horror stories & advice to avoid it.
It doesn't like that application, possibly the demands on the driveline of shifting the weight. Lasts much better in traditional cars, especially the XJ as it weighs almost nothing compared to the RR platforms. Also happy enough in PSA chassis  ;)

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All v6 omega manifolds would fit.

For the Vectrum V6 you would need the plenum (preferably 2.6/3.2 as no egr/sai) and exhaust manifolds. I believe the sandwich plate and lower inlet are the same as the Omega ones  :y

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General Car Chat / Re: So, back to the age old question
« on: Yesterday at 19:43:13 »

Did they do an Insignia saloon, or where they all hatch/estate?

Apparently not  :-\ although I thought they did.

No WWD is extremely limited, as I'm sure you know. Saab 9-3 came in a TTiD guise with AWD and a proper slush box, probably ticks the boxes, but finding one would be a good game.  ::)
See above  :y

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General Car Chat / Re: So, back to the age old question
« on: Yesterday at 19:32:56 »
Insignia saloon was available, but think they dropped them in 2010 ish :-\
Choice of 1...

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/202007111131026

And wwd :-\

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General Car Chat / Re: So, back to the age old question
« on: Yesterday at 19:31:46 »
Mondeo (spend less and save some money for when the powershift box cr@ps itself)
Hyundai i40/Kia Optima
Chrysler 300c
Skoda superb (see Mondeo gearbox advice)
Saab 9-5
Vauxhall Insicknia
VW P1ss Hat
E-Cla... Nevermind :-X
Early 2.2 XF, probably still lacks visibility  :-\

That's about all I can think of, but out of all of them I'd still have the S80 D4/D5, given your criteria. Or maybe a Phaeton.
Hiandry i40 diseasal is a decent mile muncher :y

Length of the island on less than 3/4tank 8)

Avoid any VAG crap... They can't design a decent engine for toffee and that's before you even get to the gearbox ;D

BMW 330/530. Plenty of grunt and pretty decent on fuel thanks to the ZF 8 speed ;) Bro's 330d has done well over 100k with the minimum of fuss... EGR cooler and wheel bearing being about the only extra maintenance jobs ;)

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General Car Chat / Re: So, back to the age old question
« on: Yesterday at 19:10:15 »
S80 D5 :-\

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General Car Chat / Re: Project anyone?
« on: Yesterday at 17:19:02 »
what are the odds of the price of a new windscreen matching the purchase price?  :)
If they are even still available? Along with all the trims that you'd bucle getting the old one out.

Presumably you can get windscreens for classic cars custom made?  ???
Much like the rest/rust of the panels :D

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