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Forum: Projects and Restorations 18-11-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 21,998
Posted By Ben_W
So, just as I was putting everything away last...

So, just as I was putting everything away last night, I started the Xsara and let it run as the windscreen had steamed up on the inside. Let it run and tested all the lights again and I noticed what...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 17-11-2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 21,998
Posted By Ben_W
I do think the front end has been apart at some...

I do think the front end has been apart at some point. I can't find any evidence of damage but the fit on the driver's side of the wing, headlight, bonnet and door suggest it's all been apart. Maybe...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 17-11-2018, 11:35 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 21,998
Posted By Ben_W
So, update from today. It didn't go to plan....

So, update from today.

It didn't go to plan. When do days like this do go to plan? First job was to get a haircut. Whilst waiting, one of my really good mates rang, asking if I'd a few tools to...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 17-11-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 21,998
Posted By Ben_W
Today is attempt to swap the headlights day....

Today is attempt to swap the headlights day. Confirmed it is a bumper off job, which generally a pain in the rear as the arch liners have to come out and everything is generally connected to each...
Forum: East 16-11-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By Ben_W
Get them to knock a bit off for their detailer...

Get them to knock a bit off for their detailer NOT giving it the once over and take it to a pro......
Forum: Projects and Restorations 15-11-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 28,147
Posted By Ben_W
Escalated to our Fleet manager this...

Escalated to our Fleet manager this morning.....he is in agreement with changing the gearbox oil.

He is also very familiar with the sawtoothing, having had exactly the same issue on his Audi....
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Forum: Projects and Restorations 14-11-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 28,147
Posted By Ben_W
Thanks for all the advice guys. I'll try and...

Thanks for all the advice guys.

I'll try and answer stuff.....the car is a company car so leased through work. I did query the gearbox oil service interval and VW did admit that although they...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 14-11-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 28,147
Posted By Ben_W
Thanks Andy. I might pick up the phone to Lex and...

Thanks Andy. I might pick up the phone to Lex and see what they say, although I think I can guess their answer.....
Forum: Projects and Restorations 14-11-2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 21,998
Posted By Ben_W
Nothing much to report on the Xsara front. I've...

Nothing much to report on the Xsara front. I've been pretty busy and haven't really used it much and the MOT has now expired. It's going to need 2 tyres for the MOT but I'm going to take the chance...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 13-11-2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 28,147
Posted By Ben_W
Not much to update other than what VW tell you...

Not much to update other than what VW tell you and what they tell fleet managers are two entirely different things.......

They couldn't find anything wrong with the gearbox whilst it was in with...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 13-11-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 122,393
Posted By Ben_W
Have you ever considered a career in private...

Have you ever considered a career in private investigation Danny? I think it calls once you finally put down the welding torch....think of all the biscuits!

In all seriousness, another brilliant...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 13-11-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 644
Views: 106,451
Posted By Ben_W
Peter, As i lie here in my sick bed (man...

Peter,

As i lie here in my sick bed (man flu, it's killing me, very slowly indeed...:D ) and catch up on progress, I continue to think about engine choices.

I think you are in the right ball...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 13-11-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,621
Posted By Ben_W
Absolutely this. I was about to type exactly the...

Absolutely this. I was about to type exactly the same until I saw this reply.

Get a feel for prices for the parts for the car you choose. Research your project well and understand the bits that...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 04-11-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,499
Posted By Ben_W
Not a bad looking car but that shifter is just...

Not a bad looking car but that shifter is just awful. Not my thing at all.....
Forum: Projects and Restorations 04-11-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 122,393
Posted By Ben_W
There's an old World War 2 airfield just outside...

There's an old World War 2 airfield just outside Lutterworth Danny, Bittesby. Bruntingthorpe is local too

Bittesby/Bitteswell is now mostly an industrial estate (Magna Park) but there's some bits...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 04-11-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 122,393
Posted By Ben_W
It does certainly appear that way Danny..... ...

It does certainly appear that way Danny.....

What seems really odd is that someone must have had it apart like you have to replace that wire.....why on earth they just didn't fix it properly in...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 30-10-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 16,523
Posted By Ben_W
Ed30 Golf is a cracking shout.... Same K04 turbod...

Ed30 Golf is a cracking shout.... Same K04 turbod engine as the Audi S3. Capable of some big numbers with relatively little outlay. Be wary of DSG boxes though. The mechatronic units can play up. Few...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 21-10-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 28,147
Posted By Ben_W
So, with 11 days to go until the golf is a year...

So, with 11 days to go until the golf is a year old, we are at:

https://preview.ibb.co/dqBBd0/IMG-20181021-120628.jpg (https://ibb.co/kQRzWL)

Bang on course for the circa 35k a year. It's into...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 20-10-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,702
Posted By Ben_W
Dayco is fine. They tended to be an OEM supplier...

Dayco is fine. They tended to be an OEM supplier anyway. The other belt I can see in your engine is a Dayco.....
Forum: Detailing Chat 14-10-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3,977
Views: 468,242
Posted By Ben_W
Every detailers dream isn't it? A faded red car?...

Every detailers dream isn't it? A faded red car? I wish I'd taken lots more photos but excitement got the better of me.......polishing like a mad man!
Forum: Detailing Chat 14-10-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3,977
Views: 468,242
Posted By Ben_W
Pretty much......I literally out it down thinking...

Pretty much......I literally out it down thinking I need to take a pic of this and as I stood back to do so, noticed what I'd done.....😐
Forum: Detailing Chat 14-10-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3,977
Views: 468,242
Posted By Ben_W
Been helping out my cousin turning a very very...

Been helping out my cousin turning a very very pink Suzuki Alto back to red as he will be selling it. I didnt take enough pics of this one, started last Sunday afternoon but the light was pretty...
Forum: Detailing Chat 13-10-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,315
Posted By Ben_W
Suds and Matt (Stangalang) have this nailed. ...

Suds and Matt (Stangalang) have this nailed.

There is no 'manual', no 'set of guidelines' for a particular car of a particular colour. Like a person, each one is an individual and will have lived...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 12-10-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 122,393
Posted By Ben_W
Can't you loan the car to the local fire brigade...

Can't you loan the car to the local fire brigade for a few days.....mark.some cut lines, collect a few days later with the roof nearly tucked inside the now roofless shell :D
Forum: Projects and Restorations 10-10-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 21,998
Posted By Ben_W
Not much to update on this at the mo, other...

Not much to update on this at the mo, other than....

https://preview.ibb.co/mBPVG9/IMG_20181007_175053.jpg (https://ibb.co/jW6z9U)

Frustratingly, I was round at my Cousin's on Sunday afternoon,...
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