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  • Neil50's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:03 PM
    As the others have said, you will need to get the cambelt and waterpump changed. Also, if you pop off the spark plug leads and look into the chamber...
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    Yesterday, 07:45 PM
    I am in the same position as you, cambelt, tensioners, water pump change and reseal cam cover. I have bought the parts (apart from G12 for a...
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    11-12-2017, 02:32 PM
    Unfortunately, I can be very cynical and don't believe anyone when buying a car, the proof is in the documentation. We have recently got "Albus" and...
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    11-12-2017, 02:15 PM
    Thanks Andrew, that makes it a bit easier but still quite daunting. The main problem is that I have to work on it on the drive and with the current...
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    11-12-2017, 10:44 AM
    Does anyone have a part number for the cam locking tool, or could I use a generic one? I have watched a couple of videos for the VW Lupo and I...
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    10-12-2017, 09:41 PM
    Neil50 replied to a thread [ QUESTION ] Poor headlight output in General
    The problem with a lot of the higher output bulbs is that they tend to not last as long. I have also heard of potholes roads breaking the filaments...
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    10-12-2017, 04:15 PM
    Neil50 replied to a thread New owner in Introductions
    Oil, oil filter, air filter, pollen filter and spark plygs changed. Also changed the tailgate struts. However, just added another item to the...
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    10-12-2017, 10:48 AM
    please keep us updated shakter on the outcome with this car. Remember to let the head rule and not the heart (easier to say than do, but buying with...
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    09-12-2017, 09:53 PM
    If it hasn't had the cambelt done then factor the cost of that on top of the price of the car. If in doubt get the cambelt and water pump changed. ...
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    09-12-2017, 07:28 PM
    Welcome, i am a new member as well but with a 1.4 petrol bought for my wife but i do the work on it so she can drive worry free. I have looked...
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    09-12-2017, 07:17 PM
    Neil50 replied to a thread New owner in Introductions
    Started the first part of the service, oil, oil filter, air filter, pollen filter, fuel filter and spark plugs. Albus is fighting me very hard! ...
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    08-12-2017, 08:47 PM
    Neil50 replied to a thread New owner in Introductions
    Wipers now working properly. It was the relay. Just struggling to get the screw back into the motor frame by the brake resevoir (it was also a pain...
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    07-12-2017, 12:37 AM
    I like to take my time when servicing a car, after all, i'm not in an F1 pit crew! It can be a drawback though if you are liable to "tinkering" as...
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    07-12-2017, 12:33 AM
    Thanks Alan. I had seen the post with the many how to's etc. I will give the gearbox oil a thought, especially with the relatively high mileage it...
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    06-12-2017, 04:24 PM
    Neil50 replied to a thread Sciroccorrado's Parts Bin in Selling
    Can I have the struts please as I think they need replacing then
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    06-12-2017, 04:06 PM
    Neil50 replied to a thread Sciroccorrado's Parts Bin in Selling
    How supportive should the gas struts on the tailgate be? Should they hold it half open or just a slight assist? I think the tailgate drops...
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    06-12-2017, 10:56 AM
    Thanks for the offer Paul. Unfortunately, due to my haste, I purchased a timing belt kit and water pump online last night before I saw your message....
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    05-12-2017, 09:29 PM
    Hi, we have just got a 51 plate 1.4 SE petrol with 140K and no service history. I am looking at doing a major service as listed below and...
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    04-12-2017, 08:52 PM
    Neil50 replied to a thread New owner in Introductions
    It is all the crap from the country lanes in cornwall that is the issue. More mud/dirt and less fluid.
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    04-12-2017, 08:10 PM
    Neil50 replied to a thread New owner in Introductions
    We have rainex but the issue is the spray from other vehicles which does not run off well even with rainex applied.
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    04-12-2017, 07:35 PM
    Neil50 replied to a thread New owner in Introductions
    Does anyone else have a Castell red A2 as I haven't seen many even on websites? I think it is more of a bronze than a red (but it could be my...
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    04-12-2017, 07:21 PM
    Neil50 replied to a thread New owner in Introductions
    The stalk feels positive in its movements but it could still be the culprit. trying the relay first as it is a simple unplug and replace. The motor...
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    04-12-2017, 06:18 PM
    Neil50 replied to a thread New owner in Introductions
    Just thinking about jobs to be done to get "Albus" into good condition: Good wash to see how well the Castell Red looks (unusual colour that I...
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    04-12-2017, 03:26 PM
    Neil50 replied to a thread New owner in Introductions
    I'll give it a bash as i have bought a brand new motor from eurocarparts today as i need the car on the road asap so i know the motor is fine. ...
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    04-12-2017, 02:52 PM
    Neil50 replied to a thread New owner in Introductions
    Hi scirroccorrado, am i correct in thinking that the permanent wipe will be caused by a faulty relay? How much do you want for the relay and...
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    04-12-2017, 02:28 PM
    Neil50 started a thread New owner in Introductions
    My wife has just got a 51 plate 1,4 SE in Castell Red with 140k. We got it cheap as it needs somd work and had no service history but did have some...
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Postal Town:
Saltash
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Cars
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Health and Safety Consultant and Trainer
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New Owner (well wife's car but I look after it), Info and help
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Registration Year:
2001
Purchase Year:
2017
Model Type:
SE
Engine Size:
1.4 Petrol - 1390 cc inline 4cyl 16v DOHC (75 PS; 74 bhp)
Colour:
Castle Red (Pearl Effect) - LZ3R
Options:
Front Foglights
Mileage:
126K - 150K

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A2 1.4 SE 2001 - Wife's car but maintained by me
Daihatsu Copen - Wife's other car sick at the moment with possible turbo issue
BMW 525 Msport Touring (remapped to 235 bhp) - My car to carry the dogs
CBR600F

Gone but not forgotten

AC Cobra replica - 500BHP Chevy V8
BMW 525 touring - BMW 530d Touring - BMW 735SE - BMW 735IL
Honda Civic Type R - Audi TT Gen II - Rover 214 Convertable - Rover 416 GTI
Mazda 929 Coupe - VW Scirocco 16V - Austin Allegro (First Car)
Yamaha 750 Virago

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