Discussion in 'General' started by :: Phat ::, 28 Jul 2003.
water leakage.. dead roof and window seals.. or his roof is shot
21 years old; older than me. You should have theen the speaker in the passenger side door where the rain had obviously gotten in, that was far more impressive.
Just dropped it off at the MOT place as there's no-one else around tomorrow morning to drive me back.
Although not as fancy as some on here, I have recently got my new company car - BMW 1 Series 118d Sport with all the fancy trimmings - comming from a Focus im absolutely chuffed with it
Not my extact car, but you get the idea!
Great cars the 118d sports, you're going to love it. My wife keeps asking me for one, I keep saying no!
Since I got my 118i (F20 Model) my misses has stopped driving her 207 and just drives the BMW.
Interior is all back in! I think it looks much better with the interior in actually; despite being monotone grey plastic it's pretty nice.
I also had to install a rear foglight behind the rear bumper as apparently it's a requirement for the MOT, other that that it passed and I was able to get a free partial retest as I brought it in the next day. At some point I'll have to drill a hole somewhere for the switch for it.
Now to find sonmeone who's willing to take a look at the engine and where all that oil is going.
Does it have Zebra print seats?
If you get a rear fog light like this:
You can bolt it to the base of the bumper, then the rest of the year, use the hinge to fold it up inside the bumper so nobody sees it. I used to do this on my previous cars - passes the MOT without ****ing up the car.
Shouldn't be too hard to find an oil leak if it's external, although of that age it wouldn't surprise if the stem seals were going. Does it smoke at all?
It's actually hidden behind the bumper anyway; you can only really see it when it's on.
Haven't done a full check but yes, I think it's likely the valve stem seals.
I imagine it doesn't smoke else it would have come up on the mot.
I remember once the exhaust impeller snapped off my turbo, I looked like I was driving a steam engine down the road.
I was driving one this morning again, and got to say I actually have more fun driving the BMW 118d then I do the Mercedes E250...
Toyota Celica 1.8 VVTI 3DR [PREMIUM+STYLE PACK] 150BHP best car i've ever owned so far
If it was only the stem seals they only really smoke on startup or while running down from very high RPMs, so no MOT issues there.
Ah yes I surpose it wouldn't. Although my garage always does a list of advisory problems too, which can be helpful.
Sold the old bug eye WRX and bought.......... another WRX!
'07 WRX Wagon Limited
-Maddad 3" EWG downpipe to Maddad 3" midpipe to oem wrx axle back
-Bullwinkle 91 octane tune (285hp/320tq)
-DDM slim 35w 5000k HID(installed at 45k), Yeller fogs w/fog switch mod
-ProSport Boost gauge in dash pod
-WRX sedan rear sway
-TIC fender braces
-OEM short shifter
-Whiteline antilift kit
-Tein H-Tech springs
-Two layers of sound deadening material in cargo area
-Window tint- 50% front doors, 35% rear doors and hatch, 35% sunroof and front window brow
- PIAA Sport Horns behind front grill
- Stainless brake lines F/R
Nice! I do miss the rumbling burble of my Scoob but my wallet thanks me on a weekly basis that I no longer have to pay the running costs. Do you get STI's in the US?
Did someone say my name
Here's a couple of pictures of my old ... bugeye wrx
Clean and shiny
After a bit of use
Bit of fun at Castle Combe
I'll join the party. My old STI, now terrorising the auto bahns of Austria.
Mmm... Bugeye. Give me a bugeye STi in Mica any day. The only Impreza other than a 22B I'd want.
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