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Re: Classic car auction
« Reply #15 on: 30 May 2019, 13:03:26 »

BMW's petrol sixes are the same: enormous and heavy. If you fit a small block Ford to a 3 series, the frontof the car sits higher due to the lower weight that is further back in the engine bay. Its short length is one of the Ford's best attributes

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Re: Classic car auction
« Reply #16 on: 30 May 2019, 13:05:39 »

I used to get 23-25mpg on a commute out of my 2.5TD; a friend used to regularly get 600 miles to a tank on his manual 2.2DTi.. whatever that is in mpg!


my 3.0 auto estate averaged 25mpg in normal use, and 30mpg on French motorways. Got 35mpg coming back from Beaulie, but we barely managed 70mph the whole trip. Well used TD engines aren't exactly durable either.
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Re: Classic car auction
« Reply #17 on: 30 May 2019, 13:08:46 »

BMW's petrol sixes are the same: enormous and heavy. If you fit a small block Ford to a 3 series, the frontof the car sits higher due to the lower weight that is further back in the engine bay. Its short length is one of the Ford's best attributes

You keep misspelling LS3, but I'll let you off, Nick..  :D


Chris wanted to use a Chevy(a spare from his Fiat), but didn't want a long project re-engineering the suspension and steering. The Ford went in with no mods to the car, and off the shelf parts on the engine
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Re: Classic car auction
« Reply #18 on: 30 May 2019, 13:18:58 »

I used to get around 29mpg from my 2.5TD auto pre chipped, and around 31-33mpg chipped.

On a good, slow run, I could achieve 600 miles from a tank, if it was all motorway miles at motorway speed limits.

Urban driving was woeful though, instantaneous MPG always sub 18mpg.
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« Reply #19 on: 30 May 2019, 13:19:31 »

But I loved the car, once I got over the initial hatred I had for it. I was a first class pillock to sell it.
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Re: Classic car auction
« Reply #20 on: 30 May 2019, 15:15:29 »

I seem to recall something like 'about' 28mpg from my Turbo Weasel, versus 'about' 25mpg from my V6... however, factor in the extra pence  in fuel cost and the running costs were nigh-on the same.

Rewind to 1994, when the Omega came out and diesel was what? about half the price of petrol if memory serves? Which made it a far more attractive proposition when they were designing the car, versus the very different world of 2003 at the end of production.
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Re: Classic car auction
« Reply #21 on: 31 May 2019, 12:01:23 »

But I loved the car, once I got over the initial hatred I had for it. I was a first class pillock to sell it.

I'm sure your garage door thanked you for it, though.

Well, until.. <cough>  ::)
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Re: Classic car auction
« Reply #22 on: 31 May 2019, 17:44:51 »

But I loved the car, once I got over the initial hatred I had for it. I was a first class pillock to sell it.

I'm sure your garage door thanked you for it, though.

Well, until.. <cough>  ::)
True, its a nice new opener, not vandalised by Omegatoy
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Re: Classic car auction
« Reply #23 on: 31 May 2019, 21:22:39 »

But I loved the car, once I got over the initial hatred I had for it. I was a first class pillock to sell it.

I'm sure your garage door thanked you for it, though.

Well, until.. <cough>  ::)
True, its a nice new opener, not vandalised by Omegatoy

personally I think that was a first class piece of engineering bodgery especially as it worked flawlessly on the engine, and still opened the garage door!! ;D

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Re: Classic car auction
« Reply #24 on: 01 June 2019, 08:47:18 »

But I loved the car, once I got over the initial hatred I had for it. I was a first class pillock to sell it.

I'm sure your garage door thanked you for it, though.

Well, until.. <cough>  ::)
True, its a nice new opener, not vandalised by Omegatoy

personally I think that was a first class piece of engineering bodgery especially as it worked flawlessly on the engine, and still opened the garage door!! ;D
Hooligan  >:(

;D ;D
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