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cavsri130

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waste of time!
« on: 21:03, Mon 19 November 2007 »
there was a grey 5 turbo on ebay in kirkcaldy. its been on a few times now,

its h reg, recon engine, uprated head gasket, and a few other extras.

pictures look good, speal read ok, maintained regardless of cost etc.

so i travelled 135miles to meet the guy, he shows up 2hours late and the car is a s**t box!! well not happy

i could go on for ages of what all was wrong with it, and you still couldnt get the picture!

a waste of 7 hours and 270mile round trip

not worth 500, never mind the 1400 he had on his window!!
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« Reply #1 on: 21:20, Mon 19 November 2007 »
mate i wish i was you i travelled 220 miles on sat and had all the intentions of doing a serious check over of a car stating good potential instead i did a few normal checks handed over the cash and found a string of expensive shi**y things today, not happy with myself but get carried away.

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« Reply #2 on: 21:28, Mon 19 November 2007 »
its easy done to get carried away but people should be more honest, especially if they know how far you are travellng
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« Reply #3 on: 21:33, Mon 19 November 2007 »
well i was extremely stupid, i took the guys word that ny issues i could just take it back, oh no, aparently as i've tampered with car thats no longer an option so i have been well and truly had and no one to blame but myself, but i dont mind a bit of graft so going to continue with car and get it to a stage that i'm happy with.

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« Reply #4 on: 22:08, Mon 19 November 2007 »
thats the way, make the car your own!

t wouldnt be a 5 if you didnt have to tinker with it
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« Reply #5 on: 09:10, Tue 20 November 2007 »
You should of seen the problems with mine. Previous owner said only thing wrong was the headgasket was 'on it's way out'

.......amongst other things.  :shock:

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« Reply #6 on: 15:36, Tue 20 November 2007 »
hard to find a good one these days for decent money

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« Reply #7 on: 17:36, Tue 20 November 2007 »
I CAN UNDERSTAND WHAT YA MEAN MY CAR WAS MEANT TO BE PREFECT AND LOOKED THAT WAY WHEN I GOT IT. BUT KEEP FINDING PROBLEMS, I'M LUCKY THEY'VE ONLY BEEN SMALL ONES AT THE MIN. LIKE BACK LIGHT NEEDS RE-WIRING AND PROBLEMS WITH ALTERNATOR ALINEMENT. QUITE CLEARLY SHUDN'T OF PASTED MOT. I'M LEARNING FAST THIS IS GONNA BE AN A MONEY PIT. ALL WORTH IT THO I THINK.

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i have no doubt
« Reply #8 on: 17:49, Tue 20 November 2007 »
in the past i've done engine replacments on car stec and had a good sense of pride about it after its done, i have no doubt now i have got one it'll sap money out of me faster than gordon brown but with little person on the way i have to slow down with the lavish spending so was hoping not to find to many issues with this one but does not seem to be the case, its riddled with issues

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« Reply #9 on: 18:20, Tue 20 November 2007 »
Quote from: "r5gtbabe"
I CAN UNDERSTAND WHAT YA MEAN MY CAR WAS MEANT TO BE PREFECT AND LOOKED THAT WAY WHEN I GOT IT. BUT KEEP FINDING PROBLEMS, I'M LUCKY THEY'VE ONLY BEEN SMALL ONES AT THE MIN. LIKE BACK LIGHT NEEDS RE-WIRING AND PROBLEMS WITH ALTERNATOR ALINEMENT. QUITE CLEARLY SHUDN'T OF PASTED MOT. I'M LEARNING FAST THIS IS GONNA BE AN A MONEY PIT. ALL WORTH IT THO I THINK.


Alternator issues are prob down to the bushes in the one of the mounting points being worn or the wrong bolt in there, does it wobble about a bit when the belt is slack ?

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« Reply #10 on: 18:27, Tue 20 November 2007 »
its not my alternator thats got an issue mate thats so far not gone wrong lol only a matter of time.  :cry:

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« Reply #11 on: 06:52, Wed 21 November 2007 »
that 5 is back on ebay, but it now 1000

relisted due to time waster after time waster.

wish i could put a reply on his advert, he is the time waster, surely people will realise that somethng aint right with the car if it keeps going back on?!
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« Reply #12 on: 14:55, Wed 21 November 2007 »
the grey one in central scotland? lol looks like something i'd buy.

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« Reply #13 on: 15:04, Wed 21 November 2007 »
had a problem with the belt coming off causing the car to get hotter than i'm comfortable with. lol. problem seems to be sorted now. the pulleys for the belt was not lined up right causing the belt to come off. managed to ajust to alternator slightly and i tightened to belt and now it running fine.

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« Reply #14 on: 06:16, Thu 22 November 2007 »
yeah rossy thats the one, looked lke something id buy to till you see it
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