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  2. Just read the thread out of interest as have a 16v I either need to sell or do something interesting with and noticed the houses and thought familiar too. I grew up on Friern Barnet Lane (no 22) close to Colney Hatch Lane and had friends that lived in the new housing estate on Colney Hatch Lane. Long time ago now but was there when this posted lol.
  3. Last week
  4. Wow just stumbled across this, I now own this car, bought it as an engine less shell 18 months ago, now has an R32 in it . Managed a [email protected] in it.
  5. Did the nearside as this was the fail side and checked the other side which doesnt move at all. I dont think I will be coming here again. They were keen to keep it and fix it the next day. .. I remember when decent garages would mark the faulty items, that says a lot.
  6. The tester I use would have let me under the car and showed the actual fault, if I'd gone off elsewhere he's have used yellow crayon to highlight any issues. If you've used 3 bolts with individual nuts are the nuts nyloc? Tried the other side?
  7. Took Karmann for her MOT yesterday and she FAILED!! On suspension arm to ball joint dangerously loose.... so I took her back home, jacked her up and wheel off, nothing obvious when shaking things. Nothing obvious when I got the socket set on it. I had to get my breaker bar out just to move the 3 nuts on the ball joint and the two on the suspension leg. So disappointingly I've brought it back for a retest without actually finding a fault. Watch this space
  8. Got mine from Sprinter too, I'm happy with it! I think it's maxxg60 on ebay his user name.
  9. Is it worth me posting the ad here for laughs?
  10. I've never bought a good car off ebay I've never bought a good used car from a used car seller I've bought good cars off Autotrader from private sellers I've bought good cars from local newspapers I've bought good cars from British Car Auctions (BCA), this is my prefered method - but are not open to non trade ATM, online only I've bought good cars off forums - here and others I bought a cheapy of fb last year - not the best, but has been relliable, it gets me to work navigating floods and muddy roads I hate selling cars - I'd rather break them
  11. Yeah there are some comedians out there that wouldn’t think twice about wasting your time - really are some chancers out there .
  12. There is too much of that about unfortunately and it’s not getting any better with time
  13. Saw what looked to be a nice yaris last week, 5 door t sport, just as i was looking for, for my son. Description said 'you wont find better' and to be fair it looked very nice in the pics. Took some tools, a mirror and rags just to ensure everything was pukka. Well, within 30 seconds i thought i was looking at the wrong car. Didnt even need to take my tools out to check anything. Hopeless is an understatement. Engine bay was terrible, bumpers weren't lining up, rust in rear wheel arches with a dodgy patch up repair, faded and cracked paint, cabin was not clean, and then some black/blue smoke as he drove off. I could list loads of issues but it would just be tedious reading. I just find it a shame when sellers are less than honest with descriptions..
  14. Saw what looked to be a nice yaris last week, 5 door t sport, just as i was looking for, for my son. Description said 'you wont find better' and to be fair it looked very nice in the pics. Took some tools, a mirror and rags just to ensure everything was pukka. Well, within 30 seconds i thought i was looking at the wrong car. Didnt even need to take my tools out to check anything. Hopeless is an understatement. Engine bay was terrible, bumpers weren't lining up, rust in rear wheel arches with a dodgy patch up repair, faded and cracked paint, cabin was not clean, and then some black/blue smoke as he drove off. I could list loads of issues but it would just be tedious reading. I just find it a shame when sellers are less than honest with descriptions..
  15. Thanks to both of you! I investigated the white wire which indeed looked narrow in my picture. But it was just the angle and I guess dirt that made it look like it. What I've found is : PIN1 : red & white is the power coming from the fuel pump relay. PIN2 : brown and goes to ECU 12 (sensor 1 heater ground). PIN3 : yellow goes to ECU 42 (sensor one ground and shared for both sensors late 94+). PIN4 : white to ECU 20 (sensor 1 ground). So if my broken wire is a ground, then it should definitely be fixed. Funny thing is, there was no red lights at all when I last parked the car. You would think a lambda sensor is sensitive to that. I will fix it for sure, I was just curious as why the previous owner had not fixed it, seems like there was an attempt but then why adding an extra wire to just put tape at the end of it? I guess I'll never know!
  16. Ideal skill if you are into classic cars !
  17. Where does that plug in. Agree with Dox, I think you should do a repair on 3 and investigate 4 it doesn’t look very well
  18. Apprentice trained fabricator, used to build things from gates for the council to titanium heat exchangers at a local firm that’s one of the only ones in the country still going with the petro/chemical vessel capabilities. Many years ago now mind.
  19. The white wire to connection 4 looks narrowed like the wire is broken inside the insulation?
  20. I don't know in this case, but usually a 4 wire lambda has 2 wires for its inbuilt heater (they work better when hot) and 2 wires for signal (ECU). I suspect the 2 gold plated terminals are the signal to ecu connections.
  21. Today while working on my car, I was inspecting my wiring before doing a clean up and noticed that the wiring for my o2 sensor had a wire broken. The yellow one at position 3 looks like it was ripped off the connector. A piece of wire was solder to it but instead of rewiring to the connector it was left aside with electrical tape at the end. So I'm wondering, on a VR6 engine do all four wires are usually connected, probably right? What would be the reason of cutting and isolating the yellow wire then? Thank you!
  22. I'd be looking for another leak
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