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Forum: Detailing Chat 19-04-2019, 10:05 PM
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Posted By Ben_W
All depends on the tyres. There are now a...

All depends on the tyres.

There are now a number of tyres which have a rim protectors built into the side wall. It sits well proud of the edge of the rim, meaning if you get too close to a kerb,...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 19-04-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 73,810
Posted By Ben_W
I think it probably would. New, the back...

I think it probably would.

New, the back plates are silver (or at least new ones I'd get now are) so I think with them silver, the calipers in red would look good against the silver, just like the...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 19-04-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 73,810
Posted By Ben_W
Had the place to myself today (wife at work,...

Had the place to myself today (wife at work, daughter at a friend's) so decided with the weather being nice it was time for a spring clean.

Because of the radiator, it didn't do too much over the...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 18-04-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 73,810
Posted By Ben_W
Yes, it would appear so. The STD Ph1 VTS shocks...

Yes, it would appear so. The STD Ph1 VTS shocks I've just stripped did the same thing.
Forum: Projects and Restorations 18-04-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 73,810
Posted By Ben_W
No, not goosed. The brand new one I have is just...

No, not goosed. The brand new one I have is just the same.
Forum: Projects and Restorations 18-04-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 73,810
Posted By Ben_W
Front Konis dropped off at the powder coaters...

Front Konis dropped off at the powder coaters this morning. Should hopefully be ready the end of next week, maybe sooner

https://i.ibb.co/2qRWRp2/IMG-20190418-121905.jpg (https://ibb.co/MnKZKJT)
Forum: Projects and Restorations 17-04-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,802
Posted By Ben_W
Looks like they've dropped it face down to be...

Looks like they've dropped it face down to be honest....can't think they would have done it on purpose
Forum: Projects and Restorations 17-04-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,802
Posted By Ben_W
May I ask why the only cure is a new wheel? ...

May I ask why the only cure is a new wheel?

When I worked at my friend's tyre garage, we saw a number of instances of this. My friend had a contact who was an old school engineer/mechanic/welder...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 16-04-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 73,810
Posted By Ben_W
The local flying squad appear to have taken a...

The local flying squad appear to have taken a dislike to the Xsara and decided to take up a carpet bombing operation the likes of which were probably last seen in WW2.....
...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 16-04-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 28,777
Posted By Ben_W
Certainly does. He deserves a beer or two I think.

Certainly does. He deserves a beer or two I think.
Forum: Projects and Restorations 15-04-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,586
Posted By Ben_W
Damn! Good job indeed on those wheels. I'm...

Damn!

Good job indeed on those wheels. I'm inspired. Nasty VTS alloys, meet Mr Nitromors......
Forum: Projects and Restorations 14-04-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,647
Posted By Ben_W
Ah, I see. Yes, that is the car.....didn't...

Ah, I see. Yes, that is the car.....didn't realise the price was so far out.
Forum: Projects and Restorations 14-04-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,647
Posted By Ben_W
Does it have to be a 265? I was browsing the...

Does it have to be a 265? I was browsing the Renault sport owners club Facebook page and there is a very, very nice RS250 Cup, which is up to 308bhp, with 17k on the clock, in a metallic grey colour....
Forum: Projects and Restorations 14-04-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,647
Posted By Ben_W
Kerr, A daft question I suppose but I assume...

Kerr,

A daft question I suppose but I assume you've checked owners clubs websites/forums etc?
Forum: The Motoring Zone 14-04-2019, 12:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By Ben_W
In short, yes it should. Countless tales of...

In short, yes it should. Countless tales of switching down a size and increasing tyre sidewall size correspondingly abound. Ultimately, there's more tyre sidewall to reduce shocks etc
Forum: Projects and Restorations 13-04-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 73,810
Posted By Ben_W
Had an hour to kill this afternoon so borrowed a...

Had an hour to kill this afternoon so borrowed a pair of spring compressors from a friend and took my life in my hands....

Never ever a fan of this as a job because if it goes wrong, it's likely...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 13-04-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 461
Posted By Ben_W
Quoted info appears to match what's in my...

Quoted info appears to match what's in my handbook

https://i.ibb.co/fGbrrwB/IMG-20190413-090442.jpg (https://ibb.co/QjZYYwz)

https://i.ibb.co/GRvZZsS/IMG-20190413-090357.jpg...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 13-04-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 461
Posted By Ben_W
I'll have a read of my manual later for you....

I'll have a read of my manual later for you. Mines a 67 plate Mk7.5
Forum: Projects and Restorations 12-04-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 73,810
Posted By Ben_W
Regarding the lambda sensor, the car is 18 years...

Regarding the lambda sensor, the car is 18 years old. Its been driven very very gently for most of its life. The cat is recent, less than 2 years old.

I do get the point about the fuel. I do find...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 12-04-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 28,777
Posted By Ben_W
I honestly hope it gets sorted and to the level...

I honestly hope it gets sorted and to the level you are wanting/expecting/paying for.

Unfortunately, it sounds like the owner is a complete ar$ehole. He knew you wanted the car today, stalled on...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 10-04-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 28,777
Posted By Ben_W
Given their phone call returning history, might...

Given their phone call returning history, might it not be better to go down and have a face to face chat over a coffee?

Less confrontational perhaps than an angry phone call but shows them you are...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 09-04-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 73,810
Posted By Ben_W
I've searched and can't find anything. I've...

I've searched and can't find anything.

I've tweeted Sainsbury's and asked them directly.
Forum: Projects and Restorations 09-04-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 28,777
Posted By Ben_W
This, still.

This, still.
Forum: Projects and Restorations 09-04-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 73,810
Posted By Ben_W
I did also wonder about fuel. When I fuelled...

I did also wonder about fuel.

When I fuelled it up after MOT etc, it got a full tank of Shell V Power. It ran that until we refilled Friday afternoon.

We filled up at a Sainsbury's and they...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 09-04-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 73,810
Posted By Ben_W
I took the Xsara out this morning. Got to...

I took the Xsara out this morning.

Got to the bottom of my road, turned out of it and it just did not want to go, bucking, missing with no power. Managed to turn round and head back home, at which...
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