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by stew
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Coffee Break
Topic: Flipping cars
Replies: 5
Views: 33

Re: Flipping cars

Not sure if that's a general comment or aimed at me but in this case I didn't want it - Im just curious to watch what's being sold and for how much in my area. Not complaining about someone making a (modest) profit on a car but hiding faults is not on in my book. Obviously its buyer beware but I'm s...
by stew
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Coffee Break
Topic: Flipping cars
Replies: 5
Views: 33

Flipping cars

It's crazy how much this goes on now... And by flipping cars I mean them being bought and sold straight away (usually with with known faults hidden) for profit. Case in point a tired old MGB GT was up for sale round my way recently. Really only good as a basis for a restoration. Owner struggled to s...
by stew
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Coffee Break
Topic: St. Georges Day Run in Sheringham
Replies: 0
Views: 20

St. Georges Day Run in Sheringham

Once I get more details I'll post this up and a link in the East of England events section. On 28th April North Norfolk Classic Vehicle Club are having their annual charity run from Sheringham. In aid of the East of England Air Amblulance. Did this last year, had brilliant weather for the time of ye...
by stew
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Coffee Break
Topic: Carbon engine cleaning
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: Carbon engine cleaning

The walnut blasting is a method used on MINI’s that I believe most dealers can do. I’ve not seen many GDI related sticking valve problems to be fair, what car do you have? It's a 3 cylinder Peugeot 208, though I just found out in fact it's the older generation of engines that have variable valve ti...
by stew
Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Coffee Break
Topic: Carbon engine cleaning
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: Carbon engine cleaning

Petrol in our case. Unfortunately premium fuel I don't think will make much difference to the inlet valves since as I understand it on this (and many other modern engines) uses direct fuel injection into the cylinders so the valves don't get washed in fuel like they used to. I have heard about this ...
by stew
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Coffee Break
Topic: Carbon engine cleaning
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Carbon engine cleaning

Here's a controversial topic: which methods of cleaning carbon deposits from engines actually work? I'm interested since our most modern car uses direct injection and it seems these are prone to carbon buildup on the inlet valves because they are not cleaned by the fuel that passes through from trad...
by stew
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Coffee Break
Topic: Insurance renewal.
Replies: 10
Views: 312

Re: Insurance renewal.

Some classic policies have additional benefits like cover for events / shows, salvage benefits and cover for spare parts. Managed to get mine on a classic policy this year, significantly cheaper than a standard policy in my case and covers events, but doesn't offer much else. Still no agreed value, ...
by stew
Mon May 14, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Coffee Break
Topic: Re-badged / specced cars
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: Re-badged / specced cars

It's a good question - I'm not sure - perhaps someone with more legal knowledge on here could answer that one. Personally I could excuse a private individual from it. As you say it could be a genuine mistake or perhaps they themselves were misled in the past. But in my view it is inexcusable for any...
by stew
Mon May 14, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Coffee Break
Topic: Re-badged / specced cars
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re-badged / specced cars

Just a word of caution - something to look out for if you're in the market for a used car (not Rover Coupe related). Seen a couple of instances lately of cars being sold as different variants than their actual original spec. uncovered by comparing the original specs with the options available and id...
by stew
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Coffee Break
Topic: Convoy POL 14 April 2018 Plan 'B' near 86 Monument Ln, Lickey, Birmingham B45 9QH
Replies: 9
Views: 442

Re: POL

Yes it is looking like conditions are going to be less than ideal: bring your waders. Don't suppose Kevin has heard anything new from the organisers?
by stew
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Coffee Break
Topic: This bloody weather!
Replies: 8
Views: 594

Re: This bloody weather!

It was fine when I had my Midget. Garage door shut, little heater on and just set a few bits of carpet on fire when welding it soon heats up. To be fair if I had a lift of some sort I could probably work on the underside and engine of the coupe reasonably well but it's no good for bodywork. We count...
by stew
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Coffee Break
Topic: This bloody weather!
Replies: 8
Views: 594

This bloody weather!

Anyone else struggling to get out and work on their cars at the moment? I usually do a fair amount during the winter but it is really starting to drag on and I must admit I doubt I'll get much done in the evenings this week.

Oh for a heated garage big enough to properly work on the coupe!
by stew
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Coffee Break
Topic: Deals on petrol treatment and oil
Replies: 0
Views: 499

Deals on petrol treatment and oil

Hi guys,

Just a heads up that Redex and some motor oils (castrol / magnatec) are on offer again at Tesco. They periodically seem to do this to clear out old stock, it doesn't hang around for long so if you're in the market for fuel treatment or oil its worth checking it out.
by stew
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Coffee Break
Topic: What are your plans for 2018 ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1361

Re: What are your plans for 2018 ?

My plans are: - Help out with the club a bit more. - Finish the worst affected rear quarter panel repair. - Dynax in the sills - Fit decent set of cloth seats for now until I can get leather ones restored - Get the coupe MOT'ed and back on the road again. - Spray and fit the new rear spoiler - Gener...
by stew
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Coffee Break
Topic: What are your plans for 2018 ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1361

Re: What are your plans for 2018 ?

Most importantly get Ravs car fixed up and back on the road and back to Rav. Anyone want to come weld some patches on the sills? Depending on how repairs go with mine I might be able to help out with this a bit later on. Maybe you could help me out with some mechanical bits on mine with the assista...