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Discussion in 'General' started by :: Phat ::, 28 Jul 2003.

  1. jizwizard

    jizwizard Well-Known Member

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    thats why ive opted for the n/a as i know id also throw silly money at it in the search for more!
    thats what the m6 is for. this is just something i can have some cheap fun with
     
  2. dead beat

    dead beat Rippin six 4 life

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    It's a bit of a handful at this time of year, but here's mine......


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  3. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    Well said, brother.

    Most people don't understand why I love my 12 year old Accord so much. They just don't get it because it's fairly old, it has tons of mileage (almost 300K km) and it's slow.

    I have almost died twice in this car. I feel like 'we shared' something together and I will be extremely happy when I get back home in less than a month. It will have been 4 months since I have driven stick and actually enjoyed driving ! Over the last 3 months, I drove the following cars :
    -2012 Hyundai Santa Fe
    -2012 Mitsubishi Outlander
    -2012 Nissan Altima 2.5
    -2012 Kia Forté
    -2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 (another one!)
    -2012 Chevrolet Traverse
    -2012 Nissan Maxima (290hp!)
    -2012 Chrysler 300
    -2012 Nissan Altima (another one haha)
    -2012 Chevrolet Malibu
    -2012 Chevrolet Traverse (again !)

    And all of those cars felt like I was driving a giant turd compared to my 12 year old Accord. The only one I kinda liked was the Maxima because of its power. It was still boring though because it had only two pedals :rolleyes:
     
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  4. xen0morph

    xen0morph Bargain wine connoisseur

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    Currently tooling around in this:

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    It's a bit dull, but very useful.
     
  5. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    I still think its a pig to do, fun car tho so maybe worth the pain...
     
  6. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    If you have the equipment I often think it's worth taking the engine out for those kind of jobs - do various oil seals and the clutch while you're at it, tidy up the engine bay as well. If you have a crane it's not that hard a job, and far less irritating than skinning your arm trying to do the timing belt in a cramped bay.
     
  7. Ending Credits

    Ending Credits Bunned

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    Would you advise buying new fittings/hoses/etc? My father, who admittedly is not a particular expert when it comes to these things but generally knows what he's talking about, says that old fittings have a nasty habit of finally breaking when unsettled often producing some vital, hard-to-diagnose fault.
     
  8. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    Fittings and hoses can usually be reused, just worth checking them for cracks or splits after removal. If you use an actual pair of hose pilers then 90% time they pop off fine

    If its a stupid hose or fitting that's a pain to replace due to its location then defiantly worth replacing when the chance rises.
     
  9. Weekly_Estimate

    Weekly_Estimate Gives credit where its due

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    my lord its beautiful!

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    Costing me nearly £300 a month! the car only cost £650!!!

    I've been thinking though i have a road legal quad bike which comes under "private light goods" on insurance so i could insure that for next to nothing build no-claims for say £60 a month, then use the policy for a car.
     
  10. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    If they're looking tired I'd replace them, but most will last for many, many years. One thing I have done on my car is replace the horrid self-tightening hose clamps with a more traditional style... Makes it a million times easier to get things on and off!
     
  11. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    Those old accords were VERY cool, though.
    Were I not planning on buying a Toyota 86 in Jan/Feb '13, I'd be looking at something old as well... probably an ancient M3 or something.
    Nothing wrong with old cars. :thumb:
     
  12. Wicked_Sludge

    Wicked_Sludge My eyes! The goggles do nothing!

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    You mean these infernal creations?

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    The bane of my existence; I HATE these things. Even with the special, cable operated pliers they suck. If you've ever managed to stap yourself in the thumbnail with one you know how I loathe them...
     
  13. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Yep, those are the ones. Very useful in an OE situation, but not good for removing later! I don't have the pliers, but used a pair of mole grips instead which worked reasonably well, still a ballache though. Finally got rid of the last ones a couple of weeks ago. :D
     
  14. Stickeh

    Stickeh Help me , Help you.

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    £3,600 for a year of insurance?! Dear lord why?!

    These things are horrid. When they get looser you can easily slip pipes on or off, but god forbid you want to move / remove one!
     
  15. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    Awesome :rock:

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  16. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    True SOB's they are, they get binned as they come off and replaced with jubilee clamps that I pack with grease to keep the screw free. Half the time a jubilee fails because the threads rot out and it pops free.
     
  17. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    I tend to use the enclosed-thread jubilee clips and just put a couple of drops of engine oil in them, keeps them nice. :)
     
  18. nimbu

    nimbu Well-Known Member

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    I just picked up a SLK yesterday will post some pics later. Had a real urge to get a convertible and current car after 10 years good service was starting to get some problems.
     
  19. Xtheblackfox

    Xtheblackfox New Member

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    Ford CMAX 53 Plate! Hahaha, it is the 2.0tdci so has a bit of power with it :)
     
  20. lysaer

    lysaer Suck my unit! Kirk lazarus (2008)

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    New toy Inc, clue is it runs on premix

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