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mountainmanUK wrote:Whilst I agree fully about cars being actually used and driven, I can well understand Tims concerns about making a fairly long trip in a car which only does 20 mpg! Fuel costs these days are a major factor in selecting a particular car for a journey!
Aye Dave, but the occasional 'high day' won't hurt it and it does them good to have a decent run out.
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Philip chidlow wrote:And you told me not to get rid of my TGS! Well, Tim, when a car has to go it has to go.

Ian will look after it...


...Especially after the rather 'oops' ELF incident :lol: :wink:
I had no intention of selling it but Ian persuaded me otherwise, plus I know they will care for it and its better to be used than sat around doing nothing.

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mountainmanUK wrote:Whilst I agree fully about cars being actually used and driven, I can well understand Tims concerns about making a fairly long trip in a car which only does 20 mpg! Fuel costs these days are a major factor in selecting a particular car for a journey!
Agree Dave, but its the SD1 spares day at Gaydon the following weekend, so it will get a run out then,

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Would anybody be able to offer Elf a good home?
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U need to be keeping that and fixing it up in your spare time Ian!

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tim leech wrote:U need to be keeping that and fixing it up in your spare time Ian!
Where would i find time to work on your cars then??
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Ian_Fearn wrote:Would anybody be able to offer Elf a good home?
What's up with it Ian?
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Intermittent ABS fault

Strange suspension squeak which i'm sure will be an easy fix

Burning Oil

Other than that this car is 100% honest with new parts all over the place, arm bearings, full cooling system overhaul, cambelt, waterpump, Michelin tyres, fuel pipes, hydraulic pipes etc etc

Smooth as silk autobox and still pulls like a train :D
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tim leech wrote:It would get me there no questions, its the most reliable car ive ever owned, just that at 20mpg on a good day for it to sit in a field is a bit pointless, and if I can use a Citroen I will.
I'd consider going halves on the petrol Tim, if you'd let me sit in the driver's seat and rev the engine... :D :D :D

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Your easily pleased mat! lol

Ian does that mean your offering to fix the 16v then! :D

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Jeez, i've just changed the LHM on this 16 and it was like mud! :shock:
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Any test left on Elf Ian? God alone knows I don't need another car now but I might have space when I get a Polo Coupe crushed next week.
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October or November, something like that. Think the tax is till then too. Being honest though i'm a little reluctant to get rid.

I'd NEED to know he was going to be made good again and I dont reckon theres too many people out there that would do it.

I've NO IDEA why but this car seems to have a hold over me like no other car i've ever owned.
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Fair enoughski, I think I've just found something, erm, completely different as it goes.
I don't blame you not wanting to get rid, still don't really know why I sold it myself!
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Ian_Fearn wrote:Jeez, i've just changed the LHM on this 16 and it was like mud! :shock:
Sounds like one of Tim's cars then. Shiney up top......pub underneath :lol:
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