Mickys blogalog

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Re: Mickys blogalog

Post by Mickey taker » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:44 am

my friendly postman delivered this today

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its a new, old stock throttle body and just for once , its the right one for my car
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Re: Mickys blogalog

Post by Defender110 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:17 pm

Sorry Mickey but it will never run with that new style red plastic air filter :roll:
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Re: Mickys blogalog

Post by Mickey taker » Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:50 pm

:D yeah it do,s look a bit restrictive Kebab, I'm old enough to remember proper pancake air filters lol
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Re: Mickys blogalog

Post by mat_fenwick » Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:16 pm

Mickey taker wrote:yeah it do,s look a bit restrictive Kebab
Kebab? :lol: Is that predictive text at work?
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Re: Mickys blogalog

Post by Mickey taker » Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:26 pm

No, its just my pet name for Kevan :oops:



did I say I hate my phone :D
1991 BX Meteor 1.6

light travels faster than sound, thats why you look intelligent and then you spoil it all by opening your mouth !!!!!

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Re: Mickys blogalog

Post by Defender110 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:26 pm

Mickey taker wrote:I'm old enough to remember proper pancake air filters lol
Me too Meatball :lol:
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Re: Mickys blogalog

Post by Mickey taker » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:37 pm

ok doner thats enough now






shish thaeres some crappy jokes going around
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light travels faster than sound, thats why you look intelligent and then you spoil it all by opening your mouth !!!!!

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Re: Mickys blogalog

Post by Mickey taker » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:48 am

Well after driving all the way down to North London to look at a 1.4 astra that was meant to be a 2000 model and turned out to be a mechanically sound but very bodily challenged 96, I drove back to Aylesbury and bought a very sweet 1.1 Peugeot 106
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Re: Mickys blogalog

Post by mat_fenwick » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:37 am

We had one of those last year, and achieved between 45 and 55mpg from it. Hopefully you won't have much to do on yours, but we got ours as an MOT failure, and were pleased to find the parts were very cheap. I had to replace the spark plugs (emissions failure), some front suspension bushes, rear brake hoses, rear wheel cylinder and shoes, front brake pads and the exhaust silencer, which only came to around £100 :)
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Re: Mickys blogalog

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:40 am

I had new Saxo 1.1 in 1997 which is basically the same, and have to say it was a cracking little car and very frugal and easy to drive.
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Re: Mickys blogalog

Post by Mickey taker » Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:10 pm

I can't believe how spacious it is (might not be so much fun for those in the back though lol )
1991 BX Meteor 1.6

light travels faster than sound, thats why you look intelligent and then you spoil it all by opening your mouth !!!!!

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Re: Mickys blogalog

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:03 pm

Mickey taker wrote:I can't believe how spacious it is (might not be so much fun for those in the back though lol )

I was going to ask Mick if you had bought a pair...one for the other foot! :D
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Re: Mickys blogalog

Post by citsncycles » Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:34 pm

A mate had one - good little motor. 1 tip - if you need to do the cam belt, definitely change the tensioner as well - he didn't and 15k later it failed, killing the whole engine!
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Re: Mickys blogalog

Post by Mickey taker » Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:29 pm

Cambelt and tensioner was done last August, the guy who owned it works at a Honda main dealer and they did all the work on it, its also had a new clutch and rear beam in the last year
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Re: Mickys blogalog

Post by Caffiend » Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:54 pm

Mick, the next time I see you, remind me to let you have a go in my TZD Image (well, if you want one of course)
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