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Duration of insurance for getting tax...
I've got a car up for sale and wanted to tax it, but don't currently have any insurance on it. I can get a one day policy with a downloadable certificate easily enough for a few quid, but do they...
9 years ago 25
 
Lorry Drivers Please Service Your Vehicles!
What's so hard with the maintenance of these vehicles? I'm starting to get sick and tired of finding the reason I've been stuck in traffic for an hour is due to a broken down lorry. It's all I every...
10 years ago 73
 
LPG conversion - chicken and egg runaround
I'm seriously considering getting my car converted to LPG (Nissan Maxima QX 3.0 SE+ Auto) but as it's going to cost the best part of two grand, I want to be sure of getting a decent system. The...
12 years ago 142
 
Kent FR30 Cam and valve springs.
Just got a FR30 cam for my Pinto I'm building up for the Capper.=20 Decided to go with it as it's primarily a torquey cam rather than BHP=20 and there's a lot of hills where I mainly drive so torque...
14 years ago 53
 
Zetec 2.0L vs. Duratec 2.0/2.3L Motor Weight
Would anyone know the approximate weights of these motors relative to each other? I've been told the Duratec is ~35Kg lighter than the Zetec of the same displacement. I've got the actual figures...
14 years ago 6
 
Golf oil pressure woes (MK2 8V GTi)
The Golf's playing up. Must be because I've polished it. When the oil's warmed up to 80 odd or so, the oil pressure lamp comes on if the engine's allowed to idle. Rev it at all, and it goes back off....
15 years ago 19
 
Are chrome cars illegal?
I ask cus I saw a picture of a new A8 chromed and got me thinking, surely the reflections would be unreal..???? (53).jpg(57).jpgRonny fuck me, thats insane, I want that audi, that paint is gorgeous!!...
16 years ago 46
 
Ford Fiesta Finesse 2003 Change CD Player
Anyone know how to, or even if its possible, to change the cd player of the newer fiestas? Unlike the older models and also the focus which has a large radio/cd player unit which you can just remove...
16 years ago
 
Time to get a new car... :(
Ok its time I traded the Audi in and got somthing more sensible, I really need a diesel as its costing me a small fortune to run 60 miles a day in the Audi so heres my list VW passat 04 TDI -130bhp...
16 years ago 41
 
Modified Calibra 2.0l 16v
Vauxhall Calibra 2.0l 16v (only 70,000 miles) The synchro on third is dying at 70k? Its an old Vauxhall, and its been fiddled with - surprised it lasted 70k. soz not interested as i got a proper sport...
17 years ago 16
 
Nissan Bluebird Mods
Chaps, Got a Bluebird. Nissan. Diesel. Use it for my job (gardener). Performance - not good enough. Very attached to car (used to be my great aunt's). Wanted to get involved in track days and racing....
17 years ago 2
 
Putting a cigarette lighter socket into a Seat Ibiza.
Hi guys, Asked this question on a couple of other groups but not had any definite answers. Will be ringing round a few garages within the next week or so to find out from a "real world" source, but...
16 years ago 16
 
Over-revving a diesel engine?
What happens if a diesel engine is over-revved? Particularly a 2.5TDI 5-cylinder Audi one. I know with petrols you get all sorts of crazy valve bounce and all that - is it the same with diesels? And...
16 years ago 31
 
Is Selespeed like Sensonic?
Something that should be avoided at all costs as it will break 5 minutes after leaving the forecourt? AIUI, yes. Do some lurking on Accompanied by the sound of a chisel on slate , managed to produce...
13 years ago 11
 
Boost gauge with a KKK turbo
Ok, bit of help needed here. Any idea how to fit a boost gauge if your turbo has an integral actuator? Is this on your Zaf? If all else fails, I would imagine that you could drill/tap the inlet...
13 years ago 13
 
citroen xsara central locking problems
When i lock the doors with the remote or the key the locking system locks then unlocks and i cannot lock the doors. anybody know what the problem is or does anyone no how to disable the central...
13 years ago 16
 
Ford 1.6 Zetec-S (Yamaha one) engine potential
Standard, these punch about 100bhp, which in a Fiesta Zetec-S, is pretty nippy. The old 1.6 Zetec and Zetec-E's were bollocks because of the tiny inlet valves and shitty tuning potential...however......
14 years ago 24
 
Vectra C pipe mod on Astra G!
I noticed this before - required pipe and adapter are available for around £15 from the Vauxhall Main Dealer. That pipe is from the 2.0 / 2.2 & 3.2 Vectra C diesel models. It does fit the Astra but...
14 years ago 64
 
Citroen AX Overheating WHY??
Help Please. Bought L reg citroen ax. Clean car, so dissapointed that after about tens mins of driving over heat light comes on. Cant find any leaks + cant take water cap off for a long while as water...
14 years ago 2
 
Difference between 8v and 16v?
What is the difference between an 8 valve engine and a 16 valve one? Sorry! I don't know much about cars and engines. 16v is better than 8v right? And what is the difference between for example 8v and...
15 years ago 10