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21-11-2011, 11:29   #61
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My name's Niall, and like Alan I drive a sh[COLOR="Black"]i[/COLOR]tty car.

Stuck the exhaust back on over the weekend - mother of god what a job. Had to whack it back on with my largest ratchet (don't have a hammer) and a fair amount of force. It's the most amount of physical effort I've put into fixing a car yet.

In the end I couldn't push the exhaust in far enough to get the exhaust hangers to line up so I had to use the ratchet to dent the inner bumper enough to get it over the inner sill. Finally got it into place, stuck it on the hangers and reinforced it with duct tape. Success! And lots of large rust flakes all over the place. Actually the back of the car is rusting to bits.

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21-11-2011, 12:30   #62
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Have you sat in a mark 1 Focus Confab? They are a fairly love them or hate them interior
I sat in his Corsa, a Focus is Paradise in comparison
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Yeah, there not bad cars: I'm on my second one now .
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21-11-2011, 15:26   #64
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True, I have an Opel and hate it. Not a chance of me buying an Astra.
Keep an eye on the bangernomics thread for a clean Alfa 156 with NCT. Going for very little these days but try find a 1.6TS. Lovely motors and I don't think you would regret it once you drive one really. Huge amount of car for pennies.
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oh i want this! http://cars.donedeal.ie/for-sale/cars/2697164



id put my alloys on it though

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Considering new ones were going for less than twice that and couldnt sell I'd take that price with a pinch of salt. Nice car though.
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its the cheapest ive seen. they do good enough mpg too. any chance of me being able to afford one next year....maybe
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Considering new ones were going for less than twice that and couldnt sell I'd take that price with a pinch of salt. Nice car though.
What's the story behind your avatar?

This thread needs a cool title
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This thread needs a cool title
Found an old box set. Forgot how funny that show was...

I can think of one or two but see how things develop on the name.
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An off topic thread eh, hmm let me see.

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Fiats r Cool!
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Excellent let the Boards 1.2 8V FIRE engine appreciation begin now!
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Excellent let the Boards 1.2 8V FIRE engine appreciation begin now!
What was the reason the gaskets went in the first place? Something to do with airlocks? And are the 8v or 16v's the bad ones?
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What was the reason the gaskets went in the first place? Something to do with airlocks? And are the 8v or 16v's the bad ones?
The 8v does have a rep for HG, however if you keep an eye on the coolant levels and bleed the air from the system every so often you will be grand. Its a great little engine, light, rev happy,good on fuel,small and its quite reliable.
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Thread title changed. It's the only thing that's stood out in the last few pages. Bar Ardennes Astra love...
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