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    For a number of years I organised Economy Runs...

    For a number of years I organised Economy Runs for a classic car club, and it made a lot of drivers adjust the way in which they travelled! The fuel tanks were brimmed, and the drivers had a fixed...
  2. CVT I thought stood for Constantly Variable...

    CVT I thought stood for Constantly Variable Transmission.

    'Modern' versions followed on from a system used by DAF and also on some '3' series Volvos, but rather than rubber, used steel belts,...
  3. I suggest you try Ivor Searle Ltd. Your engine is...

    I suggest you try Ivor Searle Ltd. Your engine is not listed but phone them anyway.

    I have found them to be very good. Remember you generally get what you pay for, or with some you don't get what...
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    I totally agree with Rolebama. Take it back. ...

    I totally agree with Rolebama. Take it back.

    I hope they didn't forget the gearbox oil!

    Merv the Swerv.
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    I came across the same issue. The LED bulbs had...

    I came across the same issue. The LED bulbs had red glass and were presumably 'replacements' for normal 380 type bulbs. I suspect they were made to be used with a 'clear' lens. They were useless as...
  6. Sold like that, it could turn out that you are...

    Sold like that, it could turn out that you are not the legal owner of the vehicle.

    Merv the Swerv.
  7. A Cheap and Reliable 11 year old car with 80,000...

    A Cheap and Reliable 11 year old car with 80,000 miles on the 'clock'?

    I don't think such a vehicle exists.

    Merv the Swerv.
  8. I don't think that any airbag repairs should be...

    I don't think that any airbag repairs should be attempted unless you have the training, experience and equipment to diagnose and repair the system safely. Vehicle should be repaired by an agent or an...
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    The last contributor is spot on. The skill and...

    The last contributor is spot on. The skill and knowledge required, due to the technology used on vehicles today, has surpassed D.I.Y. repairs and, I am sorry to say, that of some working in the motor...
  10. The other questions that should be asked are:...

    The other questions that should be asked are:
    What oil is the owner using?
    When was it last changed?
    Are there any leaks from the engine?
    How many miles is it doing to say half a litre of oil?
    ...
  11. If the new battery became discharged was: The...

    If the new battery became discharged was:

    The correct type of battery fitted?

    Was it bench or trickle charged after 'being flat'? Few batteries recover fully by just using the car, even with a...
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    It would be impossible for anyone to give an safe...

    It would be impossible for anyone to give an safe opinion on this. Can you see where the freeplay is?

    As this could have serious safety implications get it checked by someone who is trustworthy....
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    According to a service list I have, a coolant...

    According to a service list I have, a coolant change is recommended after 5 years or 120,000 km (approx. 72,000 miles) - [C3 from 2005 onwards].

    I would not leave it any longer if it was my car. ...
  14. And there was me thinking that a problem like...

    And there was me thinking that a problem like this would easily be fixed with today's technology :([/QUOTE]

    Sadly, the opposite is true.

    Merv the Swerv.
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    I may be wrong, but on a car of this age it could...

    I may be wrong, but on a car of this age it could be a single 'plug in' unit perhaps in the in-car fusebox. Locate where the 'noise' is coming from (using your ear and feel) and if it looks like a...
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    More info needed about the car ideally. (Year,...

    More info needed about the car ideally. (Year, engine size etc.)

    Are the relay pins identical?

    Does the car start without the relays in place?

    With the ignition on, what fails to work? eg...
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    Partly blocked exhaust is another likely cause. ...

    Partly blocked exhaust is another likely cause.

    Merv the Swerv.
  18. Check the dip beam filaments first. It is not...

    Check the dip beam filaments first. It is not unknown for both to fail.

    Merv the Swerv.
  19. Surely, If the car is only eighteen months old,...

    Surely, If the car is only eighteen months old, the first port of call should be to the dealer and assuming the owner has kept to the conditions stipulated, they may well help. If not, approach a...
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    From what you have said, I would suggest that the...

    From what you have said, I would suggest that the valve timing is checked. On some engines the pulleys are not keyed to their respective shafts. If the timing is not correct it may have bent some...
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