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  1. RichiesTrucking

    brake pad an spark plug help galant 2.5 v6 sport

    the V6 estate was a good car but i always wanted a VR4. a very rare manual came along at the right price so i snapped it up but its a very expensive car to run and modify. 3 weeks after i bought it the rear diff casing cracked so it was off the road for 7 weeks. i wanted brembos but i needed the...
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    brake pad an spark plug help galant 2.5 v6 sport the front strut braces usually go for between £50 and £70. i dont know how much postage would be but i will find out tomorrow for you. is £50 plus postage ok? it is a very noticeable modification for the n/a galants and didnt affect my...
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    brake pad an spark plug help galant 2.5 v6 sport

    something else to consider is a front strut brace. the understeer on a FWD galant is horrendous but a VR4 strut brace makes a huge difference. i put one in my V6 and the difference was night and day. the VR4 obviously has one and so does my new V6 so i have one spare and they are a piece of cake...
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    the old and new

    the fog/driving lamp combination was only used for 1 year. very rare and sought after
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    the old and new

    this will be my car in a couple of days since the VR4 has been off the road for a while. i need a daily driver and my mate bought a celica a few days ago so i saved his V6 galant from being scrapped. i still havent got rid of my old galant estate so i have plenty of spare parts for the MOT which...
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    3000GT vs EVO

    they arent over here. except for one which is scarily optimistically priced
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    Drivers refusing to move over

    shaking an invisible ketchup bottle while glaring at them sometimes helps:blink1:
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    Drivers refusing to move over

    obstructing traffic is illegal though and passing on the inside is not illegal. the difference being moving back in front of the vehicle you passed on the inside of ie. a car is sitting on an empty road in lane 2 and you approach from behind. moving into lane 1, passing and staying in lane 1 is...
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    What is your cars Torque

    standard figures for a manual are 276 horses, 271 torque
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    Boy racer vs me

    im sure all us older folks carry out a full risk assessment before choosing our course of action if the decision is the fun one. anything ahead? any turnings that a blind driver could pull out of? anywhere a copper could be hiding with a speed trap? i had a golf gti the other day. mk 4 i think...
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    the old and new
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    girl needs help quick!! :)

    it was never in front of me to now be behind me:(
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    AIR CON - Do you actually use it?

    it was snowing last sunday night and friday night i was outside in a t shirt:confused:
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    AIR CON - Do you actually use it?

    i never use A/C but i believe it runs the front demister which i do use in winter
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    the old and new

    next week my dump valve will sound like this one. got me a HKS SSQV at last
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    how much research do you do

    i always ask around. just 2 days ago i was asking about brake pads and oil type. opie oils says 5-30w, VR4 owners say 0-30w brake pads, i dont need them but since the hubs are being changed i thought, why not? i dont want the top of the range yet but i didnt want standard either. i would up with...
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    Fast 6

    i have seen the 3rd one once. havent seen the 4th. saw the 5th a few weeks ago (i think it was on tv). i will probably see the 6th eventually but i wont go out of my way to see it. i wont even leave the house lol
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    girl needs help quick!! :)

    no one thinks this whole thread is a little suspicious? i have only just seen it so i missed the 'accidental' bum pic but im thinking some cutesy girl comes on here asking for advice and the promised pic still has not appeared (had to be bought that night?) but is replaced by what is a pic of...
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    Fake components.

    ball joints on our cars are prone to this too. camskill stopped selling the aftermarket versions after a few failed after a relatively short time (within months) so they only sell OEM and we only buy OEM
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    the old and new

    it took an entire day of jacking cars up and moving alloys. this is the 4th set i tried and the only ones that cleared the brembos without sticking out too far. i have never been one for alloys that dont match the colour of anything else on the car but these are really growing on me. i think...
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    How much work do you do on your car

    i swapped my seat, doorcards, fascia, steering wheel, headlights (the actual headlights, not bulbs) including separating the lens on headlight and front fogs), front bumper, wheels. check and top up fluids, change bulbs/fuses but thats about it. anything mechanical goes to a mechanic and i now...
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    Most nondescriptive car

    i dont know the model, possibly an octavia? its a 4 door saloon and its a skoda. thats the car to get up to stuff in cos they are all bought as taxis so 1. you would get away with not bothering about the law. and 2. unless they got your registration number, you would blend in with the 1000 or...
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    What does it mean when a car is v car listed?

    is this based on physical damage or cost to repair? obviously a burnt out shell cant be repaired but cosmetic damage could render a vehicle uneconomical to repair for an insurer but it could be a cheap repair for someone with the right parts and skills
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    How much driving do you do

    95% commuting, 5% not commuting. just a guess on an average week
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    How to tell the difference between a car driver and a car user

    i mean getting used to the car and learning its dimensions and abilities, not reckless driving a driver also understands the highway code and keeps up to date with it, not forgetting it by the time they get home with their nice new certificate to say they passed their test
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    How to tell the difference between a car driver and a car user

    a driver looks after their car and doesnt want to damage it, not just wants to avoid their insurance going up
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    the old and new

    i spent around 10 hours on friday and saturday cleaning, polishing and waxing. too late for sunset so i got up to catch the sunrise. as you can see from the picture, completely overcast! it didnt clear up all day so all that work for nothing
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    Desperate wife - pls help!!!!!!!!!

    i could understand the issue if it was his wife he kept changing. maybe advise him to look at a car properly before buying so he can finally settle on one?
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    Advice to a new driver

    you learned how to pass a test, now learn how to drive!
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    Whats wrong with drivers today!

    why do people not learn to drive and then maintain those standards? i dont have time to go into details. i need to top my phone up by the end of the week:lol:
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    Skills in the driving test

    actually there is no legal obligation to allow them to pass. the blue lights act as a warning, not an instruction the worst one i had was some stupid bitch on a dual carriageway who was overtaking me when an ambulance approached from behind and she jumped into my lane in front of me and...
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    Skills in the driving test

    i carry spares. fuses too:blink1:
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    Skills in the driving test

    most instructors havent a clue either Davalav:lol: they should be showing an example but they certainly dont give a very good impression in my area. no lights in poor weather conditions, indicators are often not used, things like that. who teaches the teacher?
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    How many driving test attempts did you make

    cat B 1st time Cat C 2nd time cat C+E 1st time cat H 1st time
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    Skills in the driving test

    look as far as you can see, check mirrors and blindspots frequently. not sure how you teach common sense though:confused: example, i was driving down the M3 between basingstoke and winchester services and a car overtook me and stayed in the outside lane going round a long bend. i spotted his...
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    the old and new

    the front number plate surround is being replaced with a colour coded one with thinner edges. that one is just too much blue i tried the LEDs that only worked on one side of the V6 today and they worked which was a very pleasant surprise. bit of a pain since one fell out as i was fitting the...

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